New Kids Craft Kit: Born to Shine Album Workshop (Virtual Event 8/21)

UPDATE: Photos of completed book!

Announcing a NEW virtual event! This one is a little different because it will be aimed at younger creators!
I fell in love with crafting as a child. I love making things in school, at church and at home. I'm so glad that my creativity was encouraged. I still have embroidery thread and books given to me by my grandma while I was in elementary. Although my style and type of projects have changed over the years, the love of making things with my hands is here to stay!

I'm really excited to announce a new virtual event that will be created for and lead by children! I'm reminded note I wrote in the margins during last year's Business Builders conference while our founder and CEO, Jeanette Lynton, share her thoughts with us. She said, "As long as little girls have hands, there will be crafting."

She said it so well and I agree 100%. I saw this when raising my daughter who learned to knit before her age was double digits and I see it every time I work with children. The love of creating is an important part of development. 

The live event will be hosted by Maya, the 9-year old daughter of our president, Monica Wihongi on the Close To My Heart Facebook Page. You may have seen her helping her mom teach at other events. She has grown up at Close To My Heart and is a natural instructor! At this event, Maya will walk participants through each step of creating a fun mini album. Order the Born to Shine kit today so you'll be ready to create during the class.

Here's some of Maya's completed pages:

This fall many of you will be home schooling either entirely or part time to allow your school to maintain social distances. This would be a great addition to your curriculum! The stamp set is filled with positive messages and journaling prompts to help them maintain a strong sense of self during these uncertain times. This stamp set is exclusively available in this workshop -- you can't get it anywhere else!

This would also be a great workshop to do with your grandchildren or nieces and nephews. Their parents are likely overwhelmed with all of the changes and would love to have some help. Wouldn't to be fun to see them create their own personal memory book? If you can't physically be in the same place, you could join them virtually through zoom or other meeting app. 

Each student will need the Born To Shine Album Workshop Kit which includes:
  • 4" x 4" Story by Stacy Album (one of the three designs shown)
  • 4" x 4" White Daisy cardstock
  • Born to Shine Stamp Set
  • Summer Vibes Picture My Life cards
  • 2" x 3.5" stamping block (1/4" thick)

In addition, you'll want to have an ink pad (Maya will be using Intense Black) and writing tools (like our black journaling pens) available for them to use.

This is a great addition to the already planned virtual events on the Close To My Heart Facebook page. Here's all of the events currently scheduled in August. 

Be sure to go to the event pages and mark yourself as "Going" to be entered to win prizes! It's going to be a fun, creative month!