Bible Art Journalling #finallygettingstarted

So as many of you know that have followed any of my posts about Bible art journalling over the past year, I have wanted to do this for so long but just hadn’t actually got started… I have read, collected, bought lots of stuff, joined Facebook groups, discussed, done a make n take with Bible art journaling guru, Allison Orthner, and prayed, but just hadn’t found my confidence to take the plunge… So here goes – my first official creation all on my own!!

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And the double page view where I made some notes as to how I was inspire by my priest at mass and knew I had to follow the calling!

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So what’s next?  I have purchased the newly created Catholic journalling Bible but before I feel worthy of that beauty, I thought I better do some practice in my regular Bible.  I have set a goal for myself of completing at least 1 art journal per week during Lent.  It may be inspired by the weekly mass readings/homily or there are lots of scripture guides out there.  I do think that I’m going to focus on reading Mark as was the suggestion by my priest and see where that takes me.

CLICK HERE to see the NEW Catholic journaling BIBLE! I will do a future post on it as I explore it’s contents.

Are you new to Bible art journaling? Would love to hear from you and follow your journey too!  I will pray for you and please pray for me!

Check out a of my previous posts about Bible art journaling.  

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Scrapbooking – Where do I start? #scrapbooking

Time flies when you are busy, sorry for the gap in posts!  This week I was inspired to get back to my roots, scrapbooking…

This year I have started a monthly club of crafters in my Stampin Up club.  The group is a mix of newbies and veterans to the craft.  I have had the pleasure of meeting with one of them that would like to learn about how to scrapbook in order to preserve the memories of her children as a gift to them.  So where do we start?  That is a common question in scrapbooking world, as I know with all the ideas, social media, and products out there, it can be a bit overwhelming in even get started.

I remember when I started in 2005, yes, that’s 13 years ago, I walked into Scrapbooker’s Paradise in South Calgary (which is no longer there) and was so overwhelmed by the size and magnitude of products, I almost turned around and left!!  But my love for creating and my desire to preserve the memories I was making with my boyfriend, and now husband of eight years, pushed me to explore, ask questions, take classes and make many new friends in the process.

So here is an early layout from 13 years ago when I first started out – it’s a process so I enjoy looking back at what I did and seeing how my technique and style has changed over the years.  Firstly, I thought a scrapbook was a coiled book that you just stick stuff in and write with a gel pen!  Oh, how I have come!!! That being said, you can start with whatever you feel comfortable, do not let the information out there and the variety of product, (or Pinterest!) overwhelm you, just keep in simple.  Keep reading for my basic list of getting started directions.

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So here I am 13 years later and still doing what I love and sharing that enthusiasm wherever I can!! So when I was asked to sit down and help guide others on where to start, I’m excited to walk through the process.  So as we brainstormed and discussed last night, I decided why not share my ideas/process with the world?

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Disclaimer: These are my words, advice and opinions, not as a rule or of anyone else.

So here is my process and ideas, hope they are helpful to anyone out there that is just starting out.  Also, please feel free to comment below or contact me directly if you need any scrapbooking advice!

Question: Where do I start when I want to make a scrapbook?

  1. Size/Album – Identify what you want to accomplish.  Is it a 12×12 layout to frame?  An 8×8 album or a 12×12 album?  Traditional scrapbooking tends to be creating layouts using photos, papers and embellishments on 12 x 12 paper to insert into an album that has plastic page protectors within.
  2. Photos – Identify the photos you want to scrapbook.  This is my technique, there are others that will start with papers and go from there but my method is always based around the photos since scrapbooking those is really my whole purpose in the process.  There are events or experiences that you take 100s of photos of and picking just a few can be very difficult.  This is why double page layouts exist 🙂 That’s when you create two 12 x 12 layouts side by side and can then scrapbook more pictures and have more room to embellish and journal.
  3. Papers/Embellishments – Pick papers and embellishments (ribbons, chip board, stickers, etc) to match, enhance your photo and memory keeping process.
  4. Momentos – Collect and momentos of the memories you are scrapbooking to add to the layouts.
  5. Journal – Make sure you have a title for the layout and any good scrapbook has journalling on the layouts.  Yes, the picture is the focal point of the layout, but scrapbooking is not complete without some journalling.  Even if it’s just the date, location and any small highlights, it really adds to the memory keeping process for future generations as they get to flip back through the album for many years to come.
  6. Supplies – I will do another post on the basic supplies needed but keeping it simple: scissors, adhesive (tape runner, glue stick, liquid glue, pick whatever you feel most comfortable with but do keep in mind you want archival safe if you are using photos that don’t have digitals or older souvenirs), paper trimmer, and a journalling pen. (Sales plug for the day, I love our Stampin Up paper trimmer, it has a scoring tool attached! Link to my shop, here!)

Get started!!

Here is a layout I created about five years ago, oh my sweet babies, I love having these layouts to go back to.  This layout shows my love of pink, glimmer anything, and is a part of an album in which I created a layout for each month of their first year of life.  This a great souvenir for them to flip through and say, “oh, cute”, to themselves! haha

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Lastly, as I have shared previously, a more recent creation (2017) where I have tried to step out of my safe and comfortable style for a more modern layering look.

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Thanks for reading, please comment below if you found any of this helpful and if there are post ideas that you would like to see me blog about.  Thanks!

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Scrapbooking Stampin Up style!

Thank you, Mary Haugen, demonstrator out of the United States for sharing this gorgeous layout!! I love scrapbooking with our products but as many of you know, I devote much of my time to my card classes and monthly commitments so MY scrapbooking tends to get put aside for those weekend retreats that I occasionally get to go on, then I put my head down and scrapbook up a storm!!

So when I saw this beautiful layout this morning, I just had to share!! I love the embossing paste and the sale a bration framelits will be a fav in my craft room for years to come so putting them together is brilliant!!

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To see Mary’s full blog post, click here!  

So what’s next?  I think the first priority is to get our Valentine’s done for school and then back to planning my next class using the Picture Perfect suite!!

I’m also here to make myself accountable to a weekly schedule of committing time to reflection and Bible art journalling.  Every time I see the amazing (oh, I will have to use our cut out in my Bible!) I kick myself because I have all this stuff, and just don’t make enough time to do it.  How can I not be making time for God?

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Here are just a few of the products Mary used in this gorgeous creation:

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Class Schedule 2018 #yourstampinscrapbooker

What’s going to be happening in my craft room?? So much!! In between my monthly team meetings, my newly created monthly club night, making swaps for the OnStage convention in April, learning about traveller’s journalling for our trip in March and the Bible art journalling learning curve, I will still be running at least one class per month!!!

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I find if I do not make a schedule, time flies by and I will not get anything done!! My first class is coming up at the end of the month, and closed for registrations, the coffee cafe framed sampler for display!! I will post more photos and tips after the class on the 30th!!

So here is the rest of the schedule:  January – June 2018

2018 Your Stampin Scrapbooker Calendar – Click here for a download! 

Your Stampin Scrapbooker – 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Jan-June

2018 January February March April May June
 

Themed/

Technique Classes

 

*all classes are pre-pay only

 

Coffee Frame Class

 

Jan 30

7pm

 

RSVP

Before

Jan 14th

Fee: $35 or $25 no frame

Picture Perfect Birthday Cards Class

 

Feb 27

7pm

 

RSVP

Before

February 11th

Fee $25

 

Sympathy Cards

Class

 

March 27th

7pm

 

RSVP

Before

March 9th

Fee $25

Mother’s Day Cards (stamps TBA)

 

April 24th

7pm

 

RSVP before

April 8th

Fee TBA

Myths & Magic Birthday Cards

 

May 29th

7pm

 

RSVP before May 13th

Fee $25

 

Sunshine & Rainbows Layout & Cards Class

 

June 26th

7pm

 

RSVP before June 10th

Fee $25

 

Monthly Club Dates January 9 February 13 March 13 April 10 May 8 June 12
Stampin’ Stars

Coffee Dates

(Current & Interested Demonstrators)

 

 

 

February 8

10am Location: 94 Take the Cake, Okotoks

 

March 8

10am Location: 94 Take the Cake, Okotoks

*****OnStage in Red Deer April 7th!

 

April 12

10am Location: 94 Take the Cake, Okotoks

 

May 10

10am Location: 94 Take the Cake, Okotoks

 

June 7

10am

Location: 94 Take the Cake, Okotoks

Where to sign up??? Email me: janleygrant@hotmail.com OR you can find all of the events above on my FACEBOOK PAGE, click here to check it out!!  Also, be sure to subscribe to my mailing list on the right hand side so you don’t miss a blog post!

Watch for an upcoming summer class or two in July/August!! I may even think about offering a retreat day, you never know!! 

Future posts:

  • traveller’s journal
  • Bible art journalling
  • my trip digital book, Heritage Makers
  • planning for a crop

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July – Watch for a summer class option, or 2!

Monthly club returns on September 11!

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Sympathy Cards #Stampin Up Hold on to Hope

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How often have you been in need a sympathy card and you don’t have any? Yes, that even happens to me…

So I dug out my brand new Hold on to Hope bundle, my Sale a Bration freebie, Heartfelt Blooms and the Wood Textures DSP from the annual catalogue (I had also not touched since I bought it last June) and here are my very simple creations… Also, the Bible scripture will be a great addition to my Bible art journalling supplies 😉 More about my Bible art journalling journey, click here.

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There are plenty more where that came from but this is a great start to the many ideas that can come out of these two stamp sets! And when you buy the Hold on to Hope bundle, you are only $2.50 away from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set for FREE!

ORDER HERE! Contact me with any questions 🙂 #Okotoks #yourstampinscrapbooker

Stay tuned for more about the Hold on to Hope bundle and my Bible art journaling in future posts!

Coffee cafe Sampler 12×12 Frame CLASS

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Just a quick post to share what is happening in my craft room, I know it’s been over a week since I posted and that was only a shameless post about the dance fundraiser LOL

From the moment I saw this coffee cafe suite I was in love!! Last July I did my first ever summer card class and it was a real hit, click here to see the post from that class!

Then I spotted this framed display creation by a demo in the US, Sherahl A. Weadon, and was sold once again!! I’m not actually sure I have ever done so much with a suite as I have with this one. So my upcoming class is this January 30th where I have a couple of ladies coming to create their very own!  Mine is currently a work in progress, almost done, so I will post it with the template and my class photo after the class has been completed.

Here is a list of the products used (I’m not sure what stamp set she used for the “enjoy”, so that is not listed, as well as the green washi in the upper right corner, my creation will be a sight modification on this one):

Product List

Welcome to 2018, a busy few months coming up!! Watch for future posts on the following:

  1. Class Schedule
  2. OnStage & Join my Team during Sale a Bration
  3. Picture Perfect Birthday Class
  4. Upcoming Crops!

AND DON’T FORGET IT’S SALE A BRATION!! THAT MEANS FOR EVERY $60 YOU SPEND YOU GET TO PICK A FREE ITEM FROM THE SAB BROCHURE!! SHOP HERE!

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Coco Brooks Dance Fundraiser #ADA

Taking a break from stampin to add this post for all my friends and family that would like to order some Coco Brooks to support our little ADA dancers!! Campaign runs from Jan 8 – 25th. #ilovepizza but did you know they sell WAY more than that??

Check out the 2 documents below for the complete brochure:

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AND the complete list of products with prices (the brochure doesn’t have the prices) so they go together 🙂 I can provide a paper copy of the list, if you desire.

ORDER FORM WITH COMPLETE LIST OF PRODUCTS WITH PRICES:

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LAST, but not least, you can simply follow this link, create an account, and shop directly from there!! Some would like to see the products before creating the account, therefore, the docs above will help you out with that.

LINK TO ONLINE SHOPPING!! click here!!!

Thanks so much, in advance, for any and all support!! Feel free to share this post!

Thanks!

Crop for a Cause!..Rowan House Emergency Shelter

REGISTRATION OFFICIALLY OPENS TOMORROW AT 9AM!! 

cropforacausebanner.jpgOn March 17, 2018, in Turner Valley, Alberta, a fundraiser crop will be held for a cause that is very important to the Foothills of Alberta.  Years ago there was a larger scale crop held in Okotoks in support of this cause, this current crop is not connected with that group, it was started completely separate and by some great ladies in the Turner Valley area. It was brought to my attention a few years ago, and I was all over supporting this great cause! I have helped a team of volunteers in the area of registrations and donations for the big day, and continue to do so, year after year, and am happy to do so!

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What is Rowan House? 

Rowan House mission:

Our Mission at the Rowan House Emergency Shelter is to provide crisis intervention, long-term support and education for those affected by family violence in rural communities.

Rowan House is an emergency shelter for women and children serving the Foothills and area.  It is an important resource to the community, not only as a shelter, but also for their prevention education programs.  As a past teacher in High River, the ladies from Rowan House had come to my high school classes to educate our students on the different types of abuse and what a healthy relationship should entail.  They have education programs for all ages and are a valued part of our community.  As a woman, a mom, an educator, I, like many others in our communities, whole-heartedly support this organization and the amazing work they do.

How can you help?

  1. Attend the crop! Contact me to register, click here for the Facebook event with all the details of the day!  Fee $65 for a full day crop, including two meals, make n’takes and prizes.  Registration closes on February 5th, or when you max to capacity, whichever comes first. REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW (Monday, January 8th, 2018) AT 9AM!!!
  2. Make a donation!  We would greatly appreciate donations for the draws and/or door prizes to be awarded throughout the day.  If you or your business would like to make a donation, please contact me at 403-618-9949/janleygrant@hotmail.com.  Every little bit helps, thank you so much for helping make this event a success!
  3. Spread the word!  Please share this post, share the Facebook event, and promote the event to your family and friends!  There may be a scrapbooker or crafter you know that would enjoy the day and supporting the cause or a business you know that would like to give back to the community through donation to the event.  Thanks so much!

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Registration opens tomorrow at 9am!! Don’t delay, contact me! 🙂 thanks!

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Occasions 2018 is a go & FACEBOOK live at 10am!!

Happy Occasions and Sale a Bration 2018!! The new catalogue and sale a bration brochure starts today!! There are 2 rewards levels this year! Spend $60 and spend $120 options! There are even FREE framelits in this one!!! I got them!! Watch my FACEBOOK live at 10am to see what the goodies I picked are all about!

This Picture Perfect Party Suite is a fav pick for me, can’t wait to play!

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NEED a catalogue and in Canada?  Email me: janleygrant@hotmail.com and I’ll send one to you and you can always shop from my online shop 24/7 CLICK HERE!

Here is the catty cover and see below for the PDFs of the 2 catalogues!!

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HERE ARE THE PDFS OF THE CATALOGUE AND BROCHURE!

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Before I sign off for the holidays, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that inspire and share in my love of crafting!! A very special thank you to my Stampin Up customers, friends and crafting comrades that attend my classes year after year!  I have made some great friends over the years and look forward to a 2018 of creative fun!

One last creation that I couldn’t resist doing from the time I fell in love with the adorable little mini pizza boxes, and then recently saw fellow demonstrators running them through the Big Shot to emboss them on the shiny side, aren’t they gorgeous?  Then I had to have the embellishments that I saw so many use in their beautiful holiday creations!  Honestly, I was a bit intimidated by the green sprigs so I didn’t order them until recently but had to give them a go!  They really do have all the wow factor that I had anticipated!! And the mini ornaments are gorgeous too!

No watermark because I was inspired by so many and they do look like all the rest 🙂

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Supplies used: mini pizza boxes embossed using the Holly embossing folder, retired ribbon, green springs, mini ornaments, baker’s twine

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
I will be back at it come January 2nd for all kinds of announcements including:

  • January 3rd launch of the NEW 2018 Occasions and Sale a Bration catalogues! Feel free to gr
  • Sign Up bonus during Sale a bration
  • OnStage – April 7th in Red Deer
  • 2018 Your Stampin Scrapbooker Monthly Club
  • Jan-June Class Schedule – Watch for January’s to be posted very soon!!!

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