Before you start reading, be sure you check out Wednesday's post here to see all of the Close To My Heart products that will be retiring on January 31. Be sure to get your favorites before they are gone!
I know February Play Group Classes are still a bit of time away (Feb. 21 or Feb. 23) but I am about to head out to Chicago for a few weeks to help my daughter with her twins (which should be arriving any day now) and wanted to be sure and have this post up before I left. You can still reach me by phone and email while I'm gone. Don't take this as an invitation to come and rob my home. There will still be people here. So there!
On to the Play Group Information: You can participate in person at one of my classes, long-distance, or host a class of your own...I need to hear from you no later than Wednesday, February 15 if you want to participate). We will be making three 2-page 12" x 12" layouts that are so versatile they can be used for almost anything. Just change the titles to whatever fits your photos! Here are the layouts (click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail). I've shared the details of the class, the kits, and how to participate after the photos. If you are not familiar with my Play Group classes, scroll down the left side of my blog until you find the section called "Play Group Information" and read away! Enjoy!
|Layout #1: "Life's Everyday Moments" (inspired by the Close To My Heart Art Department)|
|Layout #2: "Girls Retreat" (inspired by the "Juggling Act" pattern in Close To My Heart's AWESOME "Magic" Scrapbooking How-To book.|
|Layout #3: "Sweet Child" (inspired by layout on page 29 of the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book)|
Class Dates and Times to choose from:
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 am - 1 pm (this class is in American Fork, UT)
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10 am -1 pm (this class is in American Fork, UT)
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-10 pm (this class is in Pleasant Grove, UT)
You can also host this workshop in your home (in Utah) with your friends during the month of February and earn FREE hostess rewards (free CTMH shopping spree!) while you do it. If you are interested in doing that, please contact me (801.360,9896, email@example.com) and I'll give you all the details.
You can also participate in this workshop long-distance. If you choose to do so, just add $5 to the cost of whichever kit you choose for the extra shipping. I suggest if you are participating long-distance that you at least order the "Better Kit", and any stamp pads we are using that you don't already have. If you participate long distance, I am happy to stamp the items using stamp sets that aren't in the kit for you since you probably won't have the stamp pads and alphabet stamp (unless you order the "Best Kit"). That is my little gift to you if you participate long-distance.
Remember, in order to attend, you only need to purchase the Basic Kit. Anything above and beyond that is totally up to you. This month, I suggest you consider the Better Kit. The few items I've added there make a huge difference to your pages. If you already have any of the items in the Better or Best kits, just bring them with you to class.
Elemental Play Group Shopping List (for your convenience, I have linked each product to it's page on my website so you can see them)
- Elemental Workshop on the Go Kit (includes Workshop Stamp Set, Elemental Level 2 Paper Pack, Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes, Antiqued Copper Designer Brads, Instructional Brochure, 2 extra sheets of Colonial White Cardstock)
- Karen's Cutting Guide
- 2 extra sheets of Colonial White Cardstock
- 2 extra sheets of Creme Brulee Cardstock
Total with Shipping and Tax: $37.12
Better Kit = Basic Kit + the following products:
Total with Shipping and Tax: $56.45
Best Kit = Basic and Better Kits + the following products:
Total with Shipping and Tax: $96.52
To close, I thought I'd share a photo of our sweet daughter, Kori, who is pregnant with twins and due any day now. That is who I am flying to Chicago to help. With twins and an almost 3-year old, I think she and her hubby might need a little help. Don't you? I think she is beautiful!