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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!

Girls just wanna have fun . . .

at our

July 11 One Day Crop

Girls 2

at the

Holiday Inn - Route 66

St. Louis MO

Crop the day away from 7 am until 1 am.

That's 18 hours of continuous fun

on your own 6' table!

(We'll make sure you're seated in a pod with your friends.)

Girls 3

We include a box lunch and our famous dessert bar.

All this and more for only $50 per person.

So pack your bags

Girls 4

and let us know you'll be joining us.


Send a note with your check to

For Keeps Sake Events

2723 Willow Ranch - St. Louis MO 63129

Sue Kelemen . . .

Sue K

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.

Sue K 2

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!

Friday June 19 & Saturday July 18. . .

10:30 am: Graphic 45 Tag Class @ Checkered Cottage

June Workshop G45 Tags

Things to bring to class:

Craft Mat

Precision Scissors

Tiny Attacher

Brown Ink (I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink)

Blue Ink (I used Weathered Wood Distress Ink)

Wet & Dry Adhesive

Gold PenTouch Pen (my favorite gold leaf pen!)

Crafty Foam Tape

Edge Distresser

Glossy Accents (or similar)

 We are postponing the 7 Gypsies Portfolio Workshop


Saturday, July 18

10:30 am - ?: Portfolio Workshop

Gypsy Journal copy


7 Gypsies American Vintage Collection.

You'll sew in signatures in this portfolio,

then stuff the inside with incredible Americana-type images.

Each person will be able to choose their own travel theme

based on their favorite U.S. travel area.

Gypsy 5

Hope you can join me at

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

For the Portfolio Workshop, please bring to class:

Craft Mat

Adhesives - both wet & dry

Trimmer and Scissors

Stamp Edge Scissors

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Paper Piercer

Pencil & Ruler

Glossy Accents

Crafty Foam Tape

Edge Distresser

Mini Stapler

Jewelry Pliers if you have them

Your favorite border punch

See you Friday at The Cottage!