2015 Year in Review . . .

January found a new class idea: Graphic 45 tags each month of the year.

Jan 2015

February workshops featured Graphic 45 book-in-a-box.

Feb 2015

March travel workshop with another Graphic 45 book-in-a-box.

  March 2015

Every now and then I make a mini-book for myself.

This one was a really fun April project:

April 2015

May: One of Laura Denison's brilliant patterns with Prima papers.

May 2015

Getting ready for travel plans with a June workshop and 7 Gypsies travel papers.

June 2015

A July workshop teaching a 2 page 12x12 layout at Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood MO

July 2015

August plans for workshops at Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO


a group of great gals in Memphis TN

featuring Graphic 45's A Christmas Story.

Aug 2015

A group of us began a 4 part series in September

with one of my all-time favorite collections:

Graphic 45's Botanicabella

Sep 2015

There's something about October's colors that pull me in every Fall.

Oct 2015

November's project features 7 Gypsies Christmas collection


Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Houses in a Box

created especially for my workshop.

Thanks Gina!

(PS: Not teaching this class until January so don't panic please.

And for those of you who didn't get into this class, I will be teaching

another one featuring birds and nests in the Spring.)

Nov 2015

December upcoming Junque Journal workshop with 7 Gypsies Ordre du Jour

Dec 2015

Thank you to all who attend my workshops.

Very grateful you enjoy my classes and keep coming back for more.

I appreciate each and every one of you.

Here's to another creative year in 2016!

December Heritage . . .

December Heritage 12x12 class should be called Vintage Christmas

Dec 2015 Layout

This two-page layout is layered with holiday papers, Christmas trees and more

and is waiting for your

2015 family Christmas photos.

My heritage/vintage 12x12 two-page workshops

available thru

Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO

2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm.

Hope you can join me!

Wednesday at the Cottage . . .

Heritage copy

Hope to see you Wednesday, August 12 - 6 pm


Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood MO

for Heritage Layout night.

You can find the supply list at Checkered Cottage.


September & October

2nd Wednesday of each month


6 pm.

Here's what we'll be creating

in September:

Sep 2015 copy

and in October:

Oct 2015 Heritage

These classes fill up fast.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage

314.909.7233 or Toll Free 1.866.235.0172


Wednesday July 8 . . .

This will be my first 12x12 two page layout

July 8 Heritage

under the title 

 Heritage Workshop


Checkered Cottage

Wednesday, July 8 at 6 pm

This workshop, as well as all subsequent classes

will take the place of 

Sue Kelemen's Preserving the Past.

Registration required by calling

Checkered Cottage

135 W. Jefferson Kirkwood, MO 63122   Phone: 314-909-7233

Hope to see you there!

Sue Kelemen . . .

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Our friend, Sue Kelemen, will be leaving the St. Louis area. Many of you know Sue from her classes at both For Keeps Sake and Checkered Cottage. Sue and her husband Tom are retiring near their extended family in North Carolina. We're happy for Sue but sad for all of us.

Sue has been teaching her popular Preserving the Past classes for years. With Sue's permission, I'm going to continue the tradition of Heritage Layouts at Checkered Cottage. I'm hoping I can do half as good a job as Sue has done.

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She always had a great group of gals joining her and I'm hoping all of you jump on board with my Heritage Layouts.

Heritage (2 page 12x12) Layouts

2nd Tuesday of each month

6 pm

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

Here's the layout we will be creating July 8:

Heritage Layout July 2015

 It features

Graphic 45 papers, a pocket and tag for journaling and layered houses.

Hope you can join me.

PS: I understand I'll need to learn to bake. No promises as Sue is a fab baker!