Happy Leap Day, friends! I used to brag about being “nearly” a leap year baby since I was born on the 27th but seeing as it wasn’t actually a leap year in 1977, my mum eventually set me straight on that one! Though I was supposed to be named April instead of Angela until I arrived several weeks early and in February!
Crop Event Recap:
My “crop for a cause” took place last night and was such a fun time! I was joined by dear friends and some new friends and together we raised $375 to buy sewing machines for people in India. This program is run by Gospel for Asia and it’s really cool that one can “shop” their catalogue and improve the quality of life for some of the most downtrodden people in the world. The money we raised will buy 4 hand-powered sewing machines, or 3 electric and I think that’s awesome!
I’ve launched right into organizing for my next session of papercraft classes and it’s one I’m really excited about. Last winter I bought a paper pack made by Simple Stories, and after opening it up, realized that Simple Stories designs their paper a little differently. I did some research, and found out that in addition to using their products for “traditional” scrapbooking, their papers are designed to work with divided page protectors to make putting together a scrapbook album as easy as tucking photos and coordinating pages in the pockets!
We’ll be using the Year.O.Graphy kit to create a full year’s worth of scrapbook pages in one night. It can be done! If you are overwhelmed and “behind” on your scrapbooking, or if you want to start scrapbooking but are afraid to because you don’t think you can make the time to do all your photos, the Simple Stories system just might be for you!
You bring 30-50 photos, and I supply the rest. This kit can be as simple or detailed as you want it to be, using the gorgeous paper and stickers to create vibrant, energetic pages that document a year in your life.
A Simple Stories album makes a wonderful keepsake gift for Mom or Grandma, or to commemorate a special time in your life.
Cost for the class is $30 and includes the full paper kit and page protectors. Albums are available for purchase separately. Class takes place March 13th, 7-9pm at my home studio, and if you can’t make it but want the kit, contact me and I’ll reserve one for you.
I have several other Simple Stories paper kits available for purchase as well, and new ones on their way that cover all kinds of special occasions, from weddings to birthdays to baby’s first year and more. It’s going to be a great class and I can’t tell you how fun it is to inspire scrapbookers in new ways and get a new scrapbooker started with her first album. I hope you can join us!