Create your very own family keepsake album

Close To My Heart consultants, Ruth and Lesley, are offering hands on workshops to show you how to organise and display your treasured family photos and documents in photo safe scrapbook albums.  

For those who attended the Family History Fair & Open Day, I’m sure you would have been impressed with the albums on display at the Close to My Heart booth. 

Preserving life’s moments is so much more than adding photos to a page. It’s about the magic of storytelling.  When you embark on the adventure of being a memory keeper, you become the creator of an experience to be relived time and time again. To do so, you just need the right photos, stories and paper. All three, joined with your hands, can work together to bring your stories to life for generations to come. 

To make it super easy for you (no experience needed) a family “heritage kit” has been put together for you to complete 32 12×12 album pages.

Your kit includes pre-cut papers and easy to follow layout guides so that you can create beautiful layouts for your precious photos, memorabilia and stories.  The full kit price is $125 (with a FREE embellishment kit) so you will need to pre-order to have your kit on the day. 

The workshop will be held on the 30 October at GSQ from 1pm -3.30pm. If there is interest, others will be scheduled.

The workshop cost is $25 with a discount of $10 to participants who attend subsequent workshops.

In the first session, you will be learning about sorting your photos and stories, how to do journalling and different options for layouts of photos and memorabilia. 

You can also start assembling your kit pages. 

It is optional to bring your photos on the day.

The workshop is designed to help with your heritage photos but there will also be many ideas to help you see the importance of getting your everyday photos off the devices and into your life – baby, school, wedding, travel, family, family reunions etc.

If you have any questions about the workshop or would like to pre-order your family heritage kit, please contact Ruth on 0431 411 690 or by email:

You can also view some of the layouts on Ruth’s business Facebook page:

Bookings are essential and can be made via the GSQ Shop at: 

Create a family keepsake album