Traveller’s Notebook – A new adventure #yourstampinscrapbooker

Off on two new adventures!

Our first family trip to California and Disney and my first attempt at traveller’s notebook!  I’m pretty laid back about this crafty experience, don’t have super high expectations for myself, just like the idea of sitting down in the eve to gather things we have collected, use some post-its where I’d like to put photos, do a bit of colouring and glueing embellishments and reflecting on our day!  I’m hoping this will set up my trip journalling as I usually just take a tiny notebook and write down the day’s events, highlights and maybe the food.  I’m hoping this will allow me to bring home that much more info on our trip to scrapbook in the larger format.  I’m going to try and collect more little moments, write down any funny moments/quotes/happenings to remember and come home with more detail to our memories.

I want to say a very special thank you to @kaezmum for all her help, you can find her on YouTube here:

Jenn was so generous to meet me for coffee and sit down and go through the ins and outs of creating a traveller’s notebook.  She even gave me this beauty with the pineapple on it and a few other goodies to get me started!! She has some great videos on all of her travelling across Canada last year and the notebooks she created!! What an amazing souvenir to have from their six week road trip!!  For longer trips, this would be an awesome way to record as much as you can, because who is going to remember all that fun stuff later?  I’m currently starting to prepare to start to scrapbook our trip to England and Scotland last year and concluding I wish I had journaled so much more detail to the days, a learning experience that I hope to improve upon here 🙂

Here is a photo of a few things I’m taking 🙂


What have I decided to take? Because, I can tell you, if my hubby sees me coming with this, I’m going to get the lecture of, “I backpacked for a year with one backpack!”, yes, I’ve hear it every trip! haha So I’m keeping it super simple, and it is only a week, if it was longer, I’d definitely take inks and stamps and would probably invest in one of those little travel printers that Jenn has, but for this, I’m just going to stick a post-it for a photo reminder 🙂


  1. Zip up Bag from Thirty One Gifts – It’s called the Day by Day Case – biblebagIt’s intended for a Bible but for this trip, it’s perfect for traveller’s notebook – If you’d like to order one online, click here and you will reach my friend, Nicky, in Calgary, AB. 
  2. Traveller’s notebook – can be purchased online or at Michael’s, there are all kinds out there, I’m not sure exactly where this one came from but Jenn also makes them so there are all kinds of ideas out there.
  3. Faber Castell Gelatos – to add some each color and fun!
  4. Adhesive tape runner – Snail by Stampin Up – click here to purchase online 🙂 
  5. Washi Tape – light and simple to travel with and can add so much to the fun – I have a variety here from the princess one to Stampin Up that I’ve collected 🙂
  6. Small post-it notes to stick in for photos and notes to do later.
  7. Embellishments – I’m taking some Disney princess chipboard and some Jolee’s flip flops that are adhesive backed.
  8. Writing Utensils – I’m taking a blue pen, black Micron .08 and a few Faber Castell Pitt artist pens, I just love them, in blue, pink and gold 😉 Take whatever you prefer that is comfortable and fun.

Please comment if you have any suggestions for this newbie to the craft, I’m super excited to dig in and we are counting down the hours now until we head off to the airport.

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Thanks! Janley #yourstampinscrapbooker

Picture Perfect Panda Birthday Cards #StampinUp

My most recent class was fun and games with the Picture Perfect suite and the Party Panda from sale a bration!! All inspired by other demos on Pinterest with my minor spins 🙂 I hadn’t use vellum in a while so this one was guided by wanting to incorporate that into the creation 🙂


I’m also super in love with the sale a bration framelits, they are AMAZING (yes, pun intended since one of the words is “amazing”) 🙂 The celebrate in each of these cards is one of the framelits in that set.  Also contact me asap if you want in on these with a $120 qualifying order or shop online 24/7!! 


Party Pandas is going to be a fav in my craft room for years to come, especially since the Pandas are coming to the Calgary Zoo this May and it will be perfect for scrapbooking our first trip to see them!! Contact me ASAP if you want these little guys!! Sales a bration ends March 31st and with an order of $60 or more, you can get these little guys for FREE!



If you are interested in any of the products in these cards, please contact me 🙂 Things have been crazy busy around my house so I haven’t been on much this month and just don’t have time to do up some product lists but please touch base if you want any of these products!! #yourstampinscrapbooker

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Shopping Online? March Hostess Code JJC7FPMG

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Of course, if you are ordering more than $200, you are your own party and will keep all the rewards for yourself!!



For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for their free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50 USD/$60 CAD, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100 USD/$120 CAD, they get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150 USD/$180 CAD, they have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2item.


This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!

AND WHAT ABOUT THE REGULAR STAMPIN REWARDS? Yes, you get those too, of course!

Rewards always start at $200 and, additionally for sale a bration, when a host holds a qualifying party with at least $250 USD/$330 CAD in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 USD/$35 CAD more in Stampin’ Rewards!  So let me know if you want to have a book party and collect a few orders from you friends to get that bonus!!

LASTLY, who doesn’t want to join my team??? That’s right, it’s bonus sign-up time too!


Joining at this time gives a new demonstrator their starter kit at $99 USD/$135 CAD (AND YOU GET TO SHOP FROM BOTH CATALOGUES FOR $165 OF PRODUCT!!), along with the choice of TWO additional stamp sets for their kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free!



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Stamparatus Time!! #StampinUp’s NEW stamp positioning tool!

Hello UPS, mine is arriving today!! Can’t wait to play and get creating with the NEW Stamparatus by Stampin Up!! Yes, there are other out there, the Tim Holtz version and the Misti, but I’m glad I didn’t get those yet as this one is a great price point and the plates are moveable! You’ll see from the videos how it all works, and the help it can be to all levels of stampers!!

Ok, first of all, what is the Stamparatus???

So here is the top 5 things to know about the Stamparatus from Stampin Up:

Next, tips and tricks and all the ins and outs of the Stamparatus….

Video 1

Video 2


Video 3

Sold yet?? I know, it’s a long wait until June but will be worth it!! Contact me today to pre-order your Stamparatus, and I will be ordering on June 1st for all those ready to rock this new tool!! Email me to chat: – Canadians only for this demonstrator 🙂 Thanks!

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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!!


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!


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.


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?

enjoy the process

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


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.


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!!


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:

Product List


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!!!


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


Technique Classes


*all classes are pre-pay only


Coffee Frame Class


Jan 30





Jan 14th

Fee: $35 or $25 no frame

Picture Perfect Birthday Cards Class


Feb 27





February 11th

Fee $25


Sympathy Cards



March 27th





March 9th

Fee $25

Mother’s Day Cards (stamps TBA)


April 24th



RSVP before

April 8th


Myths & Magic Birthday Cards


May 29th



RSVP before May 13th

Fee $25


Sunshine & Rainbows Layout & Cards Class


June 26th



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


Location: 94 Take the Cake, Okotoks

Where to sign up??? Email me: 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
























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

Monthly club returns on September 11!


Janley Holeha


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.


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


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!