Explore the fun and creativity of scrapbooking and rubber stamping with upcoming course offerings through the Rend Lake College Community Education program.
"Scrappin’ and Stampin’ -- Cookbook" will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 7, at the RLC Student Center. The course costs $21 plus supply fees.
According to Dawn Gibson, Community Education Director, participants will scrap, stamp and eat while creating a personal cookbook from the recipes shared that day. Attendees will bring a covered dish and table service and will bring the recipe for the dish on a 4-inch-by-6-inch index card.
The recipes will be scrapped and stamped into a cookbook during the morning session. After sampling the recipes for lunch, attendees will create one-of-a-kind Valentine cards, wrapping paper, gift tags and a scrapbook page, all in a coordinating theme.
Preregistration is required. Maximum enrollment is 25.
An all-day "Scrappin’ and Stampin’" event will be held Saturday, March 6, in the Student Center. This session will run in partnership with StarAnne’s Scrapbook Boutique, which is a business located at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The course runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and costs $25 ($40 with meals).
"Join us for the day with a great friend in tow and a lot of enthusiasm," Gibson said. Work areas will be set up and talented consultants will be on hand to help participants with their projects. There will be giveaways for all who attend.
Scrapbooking is a hobby necessarily filled with variety, but for those seeking even more new ideas, join the "Scrapbooking Bus Tour" from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3.
The group will board a bus and visit five of the area’s largest scrapbooking vendors. At each stop, participants will complete a 30-minute "make and take" project and will have about 30 minutes to shop.
According to Gibson, there will be games and giveaways on the bus and the group also will eat lunch en route. The trip costs $25.
"Bring your favorite friend or family member and spend the day together," Gibson said.
For Christopher-area residents, "Scrapbooking -- Easter" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the Franklin County Housing Authority Community Room. The cost is $10 plus supplies.
The group will learn the art of combining photos, memorabilia and family stories into treasured heirlooms. Participants should plan to take home a two-page layout in an Easter theme. Attendees will master techniques and create signature pages that reflect their styles.