Friday, July 30, 2010

August Play Group - Cherry O

I'm excited to play with the Cherry-O collection shown here at our next scrapbooking Play Group. We will create two 2-page layouts using this charming paper and embellishements.
See the next post to find out all the details about how to join my Play Groups.
August Play Group Dates are
  • August 19th at 7:00 p.m.
  • August 20th at 9:30 A.M.
  • August 20th at 7:00 p.m.

RSVP and supply fee due by August 9th.

Join One of My Play Groups

It's time to join a Play Group

Would you enjoy time out with friends laughing and sharing while creating beautiful scrapbook pages to preserve your memories? Then join one of my Play Groups. We meet once a month for about 2-3 hours in my at-home studio, and together we make four 12x12 scrapbook pages ready for your photos. You'll meet new people, learn tips & techniques, and gradually add some of the best products on the market to your "toy box."

Playgroup Member Benefits:


  • A fun way to get out of the house.
  • Keep up with your scrapbooking.
  • Build relationships & make new friends.
  • Free products, see details below.
  • Free Idea Books throughout the year.
  • 15% off one item during your birthday month.
  • You never have to clean your house to host a party…before or after.

The fine-print:

Play Group requires a 10 month commitment (no meetings in December or July), and a $15-$20 purchase each month for project supplies. The fee varies due to the accessories used in the project and upgrades are available. Participants provide their own adhesive and essential tools such as a paper trimmer, scissors, piercing tool, etc.

Each month a different, predetermined member of the group – the "hostess" – will get to choose at least $25 of select product for FREE. Many of my past hostesses have qualified for $40, $60 and even $80 in free products. Hostesses also have the opportunity to purchase exclusive bundles.

We love it when the hostess brings light refreshments for the group.

If you are unable to attend on your Playgroup date, you may attend another group with advance notice. In order to be fair to all participants you are required to meet the minimum purchase whether or not you attend each month.

Getting Started:

A. Select a day of the week and time you can commit to attend the Playgroup –

(Events will generally be held during the third full week of the month. A detailed schedule will be provided at the first Playgroup)

Thursday Night - 7:00 pm (Aug 19) Friday Morning – 9:30 am (Aug 20)    Friday Night – 7:00 pm (Aug 20)

B. Select your scrapbook products for the August project (see images of the products in the attached flyer) –


Option 1: Cherry-O Workshop Kit $35.26 (price includes shipping & tax)

You get Cherry-O Level 2 paper pack, Tulip accents, an exclusive stamp set*, and illustrated instruction guide for scrapbooking AND cards.

Option 2: A la Carte
(price includes shipping & tax)

Cherry-O Level 2 paper pack $15.24

My Accents-Tulip Assortment $5.83


Available Upgrades (price does NOT include shipping & tax – I will calculate your total)

Colonial White Designer Brads $3.95

Chocolate Waxy Flax $3.95

Field Trip Alphabet stamp set $34.95

Ink Pads $5.25 each (colors: Tulip, Chocolate, Sweetleaf)

Corner Rounder $7.95

*Acrylic Blocks needed for stamp set: 1x1-1/2 $4.50, 2x2 $6.50, 1x6-1/2 $6.50


C. Submit full payment to guarantee your seat and to select your hostess month. You may pay with Cash, Check (payable to Sheila Wilkerson) or Debit/Credit with NO FEES!

Please respond no later than August 9th to allow time for supplies to be ordered.



Contact me: SHEILA WILKERSON (480)380-3031

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Hey friends, I didn't really fall into a sink-hole or have an E.T. experience. I've been distracted since returning home from Washington D.C. where I attended the CTMH national convention (more about that in a minute). Since returning home I've had a birthday, swim team finals for two children, syncronized swim finals for another child and back-to-school shopping (yes, it's that time again). This will be the first year that all of my children will attend public school all day long. THAT is a mix of emotions; we'll see how the first few days go. I have one more birthday party to plan and then I'm home free (okay, there's always something, but I can see the light).

What can I tell you about D.C.? AMAZING. This was my second national convention with Close To My Heart, an event held just for consultants. I'm so impressed with this company. Not only do I get to be my own boss, but they make it so easy and fun. We were treated to 4 days of first-class instruction and creativity which I can hardly wait to share with you. Stay tuned, the new idea book goes live September 1st.

I extended my trip to D.C. a few days so I could take in the history and sites. I have been there once before when I was a junior in high school as part of the Close-Up program; but there are new things to see an do 26 years later. I was impressed by how large the WWII memorial is, and I don't remember the Korean War memorial being there before. I visited the holocaust museum which is very well done and disturbing, as it should be. It's difficult to take in.

Part of the WWII Memorial

Korean War Memorial

Did you know the only marshmallow Peep store in the U.S. is in National Harbor, MD just outside of the Capital, and walking distance from my hotel? I shared that morsel of trivia with my kids before I left Arizona, and every time I called home they would ask, "Did you go to the Peep store yet? One time I asked my little guy if he was more excited for me to come home or the Peeps to come home. His reply: "I'm excited for YOU to come home with the Peeps." What a charmer. Needless to say they were very glad to rot their teeth with the chocolate covered marshmallow chicks.