The ABOotlander LOVE series bring you The Outlander Podcast. They started in 2013 and were the only podcast dedicated to our fandom. There are a whole stream of them now and Ginger & Summer are still all kinds of awesome.
I found the Outlander Podcast when I started my own twitter journey into the wild world that is the Outlander fandom…forever ago. It makes me very grateful to know humour & intelligent conversation isn’t leaving the fandom as long as they are around.
Did you know that I pin all my creations to Pinterest? I honestly can’t remember life before it, it is such a great organizing tool and so inspirational!! I create boards for all my cards and stamp sets that I love, and of course, my #Outlander addiction as well!
Just when I didn’t think it could get better, my two loves have merged!! #Outlander is giving my crafty addiction a real run for its money! #Outlander is my other addiction and now it’s come together!! I found a Facebook group of Outlander crafty people to enable and facilitate my two addictions!! I had already been making big plans for my 12×12 layouts of our #Scotland2017 trip (which I’m planning to start come September, watch for more info) and now there are #Outlander stamps and fell #Outlander crafty friends!!
I wanted to share two creations by two such creative people. Please meet little Claire and Jamie!! Aren’t they adorable?!? I am so excited to get my very own stamp set to use for those layouts come the fall!! Thank you to Paige Harrell Carroll for sharing her cards and permitting me to promote these super cute stamps via her creations!
Another beauty that I found amongst my #Outlander friends from around the world, and a fellow crafty creator, a framed #Outlander 12×12. This beauty has #inspired me to no end!! Who wouldn’t want to have this on display beside their books and postcards? Special thanks to Michele Deppe Lutz for sharing her creation with other #Outlander fans! Well done to both ladies!
It’s that time again when I have to sit down and write a priority list of what to do first. I have so many ideas and things I want to create and start and finish….I’m overwhelmed! But a good overwhelmed, right? Can you believe I still didn’t finish my December daily from last year?? Yes, it’s still here on the table starring at me. I’m also trying to organize the 800 photos we took on our UK trip in April and plan for how I’m going to do some traditional scrapbooking of it, and squeeze in a digital book! That’s only the tip of the iceberg, as they say. I’ve got the Stampin Up holiday preorder arriving any minute (is that the UPS guy I hear???) which will just add to the chaos!! I’ve also purchased some new drawers from Ikea and hoping to do a swamp out of stuff… it’s hard to purge but will feel so good!
Would love to hear from you all!! How many days to the season 3 premiere? 1 month from tomorrow!!
I’ve had the “it feels like Monday” all day! This week is going to fly by!! Tomorrow my holiday goodies arrive! Watch for a reveal Facebook Live on Friday at 10am on my page!! Click here: www.facebook.com/stampinwithjanley
I’m still waiting for my #Outlander stamps to arrive but watch for a post tomorrow where I’m going to share some #Outlander crafty creations by some ladies I’ve been in an Outlander crafts group. I’ve asked for their permission so I’ll get on that for tomorrow!! I’m super excited to have more time to devote to that group as they do a monthly #Outlander craft challenge! I’ve got some things up my sleeve too! I can see some 12×12 layouts coming of #Outlander backgrounds to go with my Scotland trip!! #can’twait for the #ScrapbookCarnival hosted by #Creative #Scrapbooker Magazine this upcoming September!! Watch for more on that too!
#Outlandish pen pals has also been so much fun!! I’ve been sending and receiving postcards from all over the world and the collection is really adding up!! It’s so fun to share the love and to see how many obsessed Sassenachs are out there!! You know who you are!! If you are a #Outlander fan and would like to receive an #Outlander postcard, fire me an email telling me you saw my blog post and include your address and I’ll get one in the mail to you! email@example.com
Can you believe July is almost over already? I’ll be completely honest, I’m ready for some rain and cooler temps but doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon so might as well enjoy the fun in the sun, take lots of pictures to scrapbook all fall and get crafty in those craft rooms. And, I’ve added time to do a swamp out/reorg of my craft room to that list. Given we are headed out again next week until after the long the weekend to the ranch and the Reno Rodeo of SW Saskatchewan, I’m not sure it will get done until later in August but who knows?
So this summer I also did another first, a class in the summer!! Thanks to my awesome crafty friend (whom should be a demo herself, wink wink) encouraging me to get on the Coffee Cafe suite for a class, that came to be and we had a great night of five ladies making cards with the java theme!!
Here are the cards, followed by instructions for two of them and the links to the products so you can order them yourself!! So curl up with a caffeinated beverage of your choice and enjoy!
Firstly, did a gift card holder card! Perfect and simple for when you need to fire a Tim’s or Starbucks card off to someone with the added personal touch of a handmade card. Credit to Jody Brechbill of the Stampin Queen for the inspiration.
Cards 2 and 3 are quite basic – Matte cardstock and designer series paper adhered together followed by a double wrap of the Stampin Up linen thread (which I adore) for the bow. That is all adhered to your card base and you add your stamped image of choice at the end.
The big finale is the card I had the most fun doing and it pushed me to finally open that texture paste I bought in June and hadn’t touched. I had watched a couple of Stampin Up videos and away I went with creating a card that was inspired by Sarah Fleming of Prepare to Dye Papercrafts. I changed up the color choices a bit and didn’t add sequins, which you totally could but this what my creative juices pulled together. I will also say, this card in the picture is only my second time using the paste on the mask and I can tell you, it’s super easy and you will get better with every try. But always remember, working with pastes and mixed media of any sort, you have to accept you will never make the exact same thing twice. That is what is fun and also scary for some of us that strive to create the same over and over. It really is a fun new product and I’m already feeling the inspiration to try it out for a Christmas card!! Read on for the link to the instructions at my project site.
#Sympathy #cards are those which I try to have on hand for when needed. I mean, the last thing you want to do is have to sit down and concentrate on creating if you are in need of a card for a loss in your or someone else’s life.
A few years ago we had the Swallowtail stamp and it has continued to be a go-to for me for sympathy as well as note cards. It is gorgeous and just has such wow factor. A couple of months ago, I made some sympathy cards with that stamp set as well as the Falling in Love designer series paper from the Occasions 2017 catalogue. I realized yesterday I never did post my final creations. The products used will be listed below and linked to my online store for you to order and have at your door. Of course, those products not currently available will not be listed.
Card 1: Swallowtail in Sweet Sugarplum (in-color 2016-2018)
Card 2: Swallowtail in Crumb Cake
I wanted to share these with you so you can see how easily our current stamp set called Beautiful You can be used to make sympathy cards with an uplifting sentiment. Both cards are very simple, cardstock base, some layered papers, the butterfly (you can insert any stamp of flowers or other that you would see appropriate), a 1 3/4 punch for the sentiment (I used a retired scallop punch but you can use a circle or any of the layering framelits in oval or circle) and of course, the Beautiful You stamp set.
Here is the Beautiful You stamp set, it is great value for money as it is a double stamp pack, comes in two cases.
We will chat about all things Stampin Up demonstators right now, plan for the launch of the upcoming holiday catalogue and play with the new Carols of Christmas stamp set that is available to demonstrators now and everyone else in August!!
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This month has so much to offer! For every $60 you spend this month, you get a coupon for $6 to be redeemed in August!! So you can put it towards a new holiday set, Carols of Christmas (see photo below) which will be in the new holiday catalogue, but you get early access in August!! The whole catalogue official launch is in September. I am putting orders in regularly so don’t hesitate to let me know what you need to stock up on for the fall.
Join my Stampin’ Stars and you won’t be disappointed in the amazing deal you get this month for joining Stampin Up. For $135 (all in) you get to pick $165 of product, AND the bonus essentials pack listed below including the CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS STAMP SET that will be available to customers early in August before the holiday catalogue official launch in September. Text/email for more info: 403-618-9949 firstname.lastname@example.org