Christmas Layout Workshop Jan. 20th

The excitement of Christmas is behind us for another year. I pray that the spirit of Christmas will live on in our hearts all year long.

But let’s not let the photos of Christmas live on in our memory cards & hard drives! Let’s get them into a scrapbook right away! Friday, January 20th at 6:30 pm join me for a couple of hours creative fun making this fun Christmas layout featuring Close To My Heart’s 4″x6″ flip flaps to create a mini album right on the scrapbook page!

Using a pattern from Jeanette Lynton’s “Imagine” how to book we will create a beautiful home for 11 of our favorite holiday memories. The materials fee for this class is $10. Place a $20 order and your class is FREE! Your kit will include cardstock and pre-cut papers from the Believe paper pack as well as 3 Flip Flaps, a full package of the Pewter Mini Medleys, as well as ribbon and Sparkles to complete the project. You need to bring (7) 4″x6″ photos (3) photos trimmed(or able to be trimmed) to 3 1/2″ square and (1) 6″x8″ photo (I used an 8″x 10″ and trimmed it down). Bring your own trimmer, scissors and adhesives if you have them. If you don’t, you are welcome to use mine. I will need to order supplies for this class so please RSVP no later than January 10th.

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Sharing Christmas Joy

My husband & I just spent an amazing weekend in Mexico. We are involved with a non-profit organization called the Frances Kitchen Project. One of the organization’s projects each year is to provide a community Christmas party in the town of Colonet, which is 160 miles south of the border with San Diego. We play carnival type games and make crafts with the children, serve a hot turkey meal for the residents of the community and of course, Santa delivers lots of TOYS. This year we served over 500 meals and handed out more than 400 toys to the children of this impoverished town. At the end of the day we had some toys left so we drove out to a migrant camp a few miles away and gave them to the children there. The smiles on the faces of the children are priceless, and each year I’m so glad that we went and thankful for the opportunity to share the joy of Christmas with others.

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The Frances Kitchen Project is in the final construction phase of a domestic violence shelter near Vicente Guerrero. Once completed, it will provide a safe, temporary home for women and their children. The will have access to psychological counseling, legal help and occupational training. As FKP looks ahead to what the future holds, one of the possible projects is building a real kitchen at the migrant camp that we visited on this trip. We are waiting and praying for the Lord’s direction.

If you would like to know more about the Frances Kitchen Project, or to make a tax-deductible donation visit their Facebook page

Holiday Tags

Gift tags are a must-have year-round in every home and even more so during the holidays. Learn how to turn out classy, custom gift tags in assembly-line style in this Close To My Heart video. It’s one more way to tell your gift recipient, “You’re worth it!”Contact me to order the supplies for these tags. There is still time before Christmas!

You can also come to my free craft night on December 8th. Bring your own cardstock and I have the Cricut cartridge, stamps and ink pads for you to use. Get your Christmas tags made while having a fun evening out with the girls!. For more information about the craft night go to my meetup page and join Kathy’s Creative Corner.