How do you buy? #nomoreonlineshop #justclickclickclick

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Hey Everyone! Just a quick note to put it on record that I no longer have a Stampin Up official website and, in turn, no direct link to a shop.  That being said, YOU CAN STILL SHOP ONLINE AND PICK ME AS YOUR DEMONSTRATOR, so I can get credit for the sale.  It’s really not that rigorous a task, just a few extra steps.

Here’s the steps:

  1. Go to the Stampin Up site (make sure it has the Canadian flag in the upper left, this link should take you there, but in case it defaults to the US on your comp): http://www.stampinup.com/en-ca/find-a-demonstrator
  2. Click: FIND MY DEMONSTRATOR
  3. Put in my name: Janley Holeha and province: Alberta
  4. Then I should pop up to the right, click “shop” and it should open a new window of the Stampin UP online shop with MY NAME IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER (that is a confirmation that you are then shopping with me!)

Thanks so much to all of you for your continued support!  Please feel free to contact me directly to order and I can do it for you and have it direct shipped 🙂 janleygrant@hotmail.com

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#summer2018 #todolists #holiday2018 What’s happening in your craft room?

Happy summer holidays, All!  I know, I can’t believe it but it’s been almost a month since I blogged!! Well, if you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that I’ve changed gears a bit and am refocusing my crafty time on me :). That being said, I haven’t cracked my “on-going projects” bin since I was at the weekend retreat in May!!! So what have I been up to?

Travel and family!

  1. Well, July flew by and included an amazing trip to Barbados to spend time with my family from the East Coast!  Here’s a pic of me on the beach!! It was truly gorgeous and am thankful to have had to the opportunity to go!

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2. While I was away, Cory took the girls down the ranch and on some Saskatchewan adventures with Dad!

3. Then I packed us up and took the girls down the ranch and Olivia off to her first sleep away camp where she didn’t know a soul!  She’s so totally cool with that, she had a blast! The girls and I hit the pool at the Cypress Hills Park as we waited for Olivia which was followed by a full family weekend at the 11th annual Reno Rodeo in Consul!

Summer 2018 continued…

Next up the girls are all off to dance camp next week, I’m going to try and get some things done around the house and dig out the school supplies that  I ordered in June and haven’t opened the box!  I’m hoping to squeeze in some tent camping after that (when it cools down to a more reasonable temp).

Fall Crafting!

I just ordered my Stampin Up holiday pre-order yesterday!! Yes, that inspired me to do this post and get back at it!! I had mentioned in months gone by that I’ve decided I’m not offering a monthly Christmas card club this year, but am working on planning a 1 day weekend Christmas retreat to make 36 cards in 1 shot!  I have never planned a “stamp a stack” before so I’m going to plan the cards and try to post some ideas/samples by September.  Watch for the date to be posted soon!! It will be in November 🙂

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Also, keeping with the me-time crafting theme, I am already planning to attend a retreat weekend the September 22nd weekend with a friend near Cochrane.  I’m have opted out of the Scrapbook Carnival at Spruce Meadows this year, for this full weekend retreat instead.  More time for my money and not need to get childcare on the Friday.  I am still a huge fan of Creative Scrapbooker magazine, and will definitely be stopping by on Friday (on my way out of town to the crop) to shop and say hi!

So what’s on my to-do list… let’s have a look…

  1. Share some crafting love at the upcoming Millarville Fair (August 18-19) – watch for a post of all we submit 🙂
  2. Make new Outlander postcards for #droughtlander – OMG, did I mention the season 4 premiere date has been revealed??? November 4th!!
  3. Continue working on my UK April 2017 scrapbooking album
  4. Finish my travel notebook from Barbados
  5. Laminate and file all the kids’ work and projects that I have piled up from several years in the basement.
  6. Build a new ceiling fan and have it installed in my kitchen (the old one broke years ago and given the 30 degree weather, I really need to get on this!).
  7. Continue planning and working my new project for Christmas – the first annual Integrity kids’ Christmas party!  I wonder if there will be a Christmas card crafting station??? 😉
  8. Dig out and label the kids’ school supplies (not Olivia’s, just the kinder want it).
  9. Go school shopping for fall clothes, including new indoor shoes (this is on the list for next week when the girls are all at dance camp and I can shop solo!).

I’m sure the list goes on so do feel free to give me encouragement to just pick and start!

Anyway, that’s all for now.  Do watch for a Facebook Live of all my new fall goodies when they come, and a SAVE the DATE for my Christmas Card stamp a stack retreat!  If you are interested in more info on the event, please do message me or email: janleygrant@hotmail.com.

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Traveller’s Notebook #Barbados #yourstampinscrapbooker

A very special thank you to @kaezmum for taking care of me again when it comes to gathering up a few bits and a super cute traveller’s notebook for me to take on my trip to Barbados!! Not planning anything too fancy for the book, it’s just me travelling and meeting up with some family so mostly planning to use it just as an adorable little journal 🙂 That being said, who can resist embellishing it up a bit??? Going to add some cutesy bits, some papers to a few pages and take my fun pens/markers and washi 🙂

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I have some fun papers that I’ve gathered over the past winter in preparation for scrapbooking our trip to California this past March (and Jenn gave me stuff then too, that I’m still picking away at – I haven’t finished my Cali notebook yet, but will!!!) so I have lots of fun palm trees and goodies to add to it 🙂

What are you scrapbooking this days?  I had told myself I’d get back at my UK album after I came home from my weekend away in Canmore in the spring, and that just didn’t happen.  Between a million things going on, finishing up some card projects for church, teacher gifts for June, starting a learn to run program and now summer planning, there just hasn’t been the time to make my space a scrapbooking mess 🙂 But it will be….

I know I haven’t posted in a while, and had planned to do a separate post to explain why but really no need, here’s the scoop: it’s pretty much because I’m pulling back from my planning for classes, etc.  I think I have told most that I’ve decided to pull back this year from offering classes, I will still be selling, but no longer keeping my website for shopping either (it’s just not paying for itself).  I have made a goal to devote this school year to being all about my projects and what I want to get done for me 🙂 I sometimes can’t believe I’ve been home for a couple of years and still haven’t got many things done in the house (and in the craft room), and probably not in that order, that I would think that I should have.  I have had to work hard to learn to say no to volunteering, I am pulling back a bit from being at the school too.  It’s a tough balance of wanting to be busy, and being too busy, I’ve always been bad at that.  I want to make sure that what I do, I do well 🙂

So I’m planning to continue blogging, to what extent, note quite sure, but I do enjoy using this as an organizing tool to keep track of what and why I did things 🙂 I will do more scrapbooking and posting of what I create for me 🙂

So I hope you are off to a great start to your summer holidays, and will leave you with this:

  1. take lots of photos! try a photo a day challenge!
  2. keep souvenirs and moments to add to you scrapbooks
  3. be sure to journal, in as much detail as you can muster at the time
  4. take deep breaths and enjoy your surroundings
  5. smile, even when it rains, it will be snowing before we know it!

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I’m officially on Etsy! #heregoesnothing

Well, what do you have to lose? That’s why I asked myself… okay, well, maybe it’s about 60 cents and my time so far.. LOL I really wanted to share my love to #Outlander crafting and so here goes nothing!

Here is the link to my Etsy shop!!! 

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I have posted my Outlander-themed card creation to kick-start, as well as my recent First Communion/religious occasion cards, to get things started.  I really have no idea if I will do much with it but figured I’d give it a go for fun 🙂

Check out my previous post about my journey to creating this Outlander card – click here! 

Please do feel free to share with your Outlander friends and I will continue to post cards that I have supplies to make.  I also have plans for a some other Outlander themed projects to do before Christmas.  🙂

Of course, you can always shop from my Stampin Up shop too 🙂 

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Happy Monday!

Email: janleygrant@hotmail.com

June Hostess Code BDYJPZ32 #teacherstampsets

Happy June, All!  It’s a crazy busy month, not just in Stampin Up world but between swimming, skating, dance recitals, school wrap-ups and First Communion, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed and trying to take deep breaths!

I did get my first order from the new catalogue yesterday and cracked open my new Teacher set called, “Picked for You” and can be used as a general thank you card/friendship card too. The apple is a layering stamp that is a perfect stamp to use on your new Stamparatus!!

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So if you are shopping, please use the hostess code BDYJPZ32 this month and get a free gift from me!  The new in-colors are super fun, there are some great new fun papers and even brads are back!!

SHOP HERE!! 

Contact me directly to order locally 🙂

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Catalogue launch day! #hereitis

Just a quick post to share the pdf of the NEW CATALOGUE WHICH IS LIVE TODAY!!

HERE IS THE PDF 20180404_AC18_en-CA

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Ordering should be up and running at noon MT today!! so if you want to get started on the new products, you can still touch base with me before I put my first order in just after 12 noon.  janleygrant@hotmail.com/403-618-9949

Thanks!!!

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Crop in Canmore Spring 2018 #yourstampinscrapbooker #scrapbookingtherapy #followyourpassion

This year I decided to change it up a bit on my cropping plans.  I have always wanted to go to a weekend away crop in the mountains, so I got on the hunt last fall using all my Googling skills and found Tasha’s Scrapbook Studio and went to work on getting myself booked.  I tracked down some comrades to go with and the countdown was on!! It met expectations, and then some!

I had big plans for all the scrapbooking I wanted to get done.  So where do you start? Well, I went back though the photos I had printed and not used from my last crop (in September) and started a list of what I still needed to finish from that crop, which was all 2016 stuff that I just wasn’t inspired to do at the time.  I started with that.

Secondly, I listed all I wanted to start.  2017 was busy, including our trip to the UK in April, which I plan to have as it’s own album.  I went to town on uploading and printing and got that done in ample time.  If you are new to scrapbooking, and especially to planning for a crop, the most important piece to your prep, is getting those photos printed, because, if you don’t, what are you going to be doing anyway???

I also wanted to challenge myself to pack as little as I could, while at the same time being best prepared for 48 possible hours of scrapbooking.  Next tip: have lots of adhesive!! I went though about 6 refills and was just about on my last one as the crop closed 🙂 I’m not big on getting super detailed in my planning (some ladies will make kits and pick out papers, etc., that’s just not me), that being said, I do try to envision generally what I will need, for example, I select stamps that I might use, as well as inks that coordinate with any themes I have.  For example, my UK album will have lots of greens, browns and reds due to the London colors and the Scottish landscapes so I was prepared for those.  I go through all my papers and ensure I’m taking pieces I have purchases specifically for themes/events and away we go.

Here is a photo of my van packed and headed to the Rockies!

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I started with finishing up 2016 and getting a few key events done for 2017 before moving on to the UK album start which I did get about 6 pages done of that.  Overall, I felt extremely accomplished in what I got done and, more than that, was relaxed, content and inspired to come home and keep thinking about it all 🙂

Here is my work space as I’m working on a dance layout of the twins for 2017. Tasha does an amazing job putting this crop on!  The space is great, lots of table room, comfy chairs, an 80s theme and music and amazing food!!

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We stayed at the Best Western Pocaterra Inn and it was great! Here is pic of my view as I enjoyed my buffet hot breakfast before beginning a full day of cropping!IMG_6198

We were in the basement but the lighting was still perfect, I didn’t even dig out my Ott Light that I had packed.  Ladies came from all over, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Calgary and more!  We all enjoyed the prizes and fun games!!

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As the crop closed on Mother’s Day, I was a bit eager to get home to my girls, I knew that’d be excited so I was actually the first to leave, if you can believe it???? We would stay until afternoon on the Sunday but I left around noon to spend the rest of the day with my fam and head out for a Mother’s Day dinner with them.  I will soooooooo be going back next year!! She does do a fall crop too, however, that is the weekend of Olivia’s birthday so I will have to pass.  If you are interested in Tasha’s crops, check her out here: Tasha’s Scrapbook Studio.

One last stop before hitting the road home, some yummy Beamer’s Coffee of Canmore!

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My first love is scrapbooking and as I have seen myself spend more and more time on cards, I have had to do some soul searching and make some decisions about my time.  I will be pulling back on offering card classes in order to spend more time on “me” and my “therapy”.  I also have struggling to devote as much time as I would like to my Bible art journalling so that is also going to be pulled more to the forefront of my craft space.

Remember, when you turn your craft into a job, be sure to do what you need for you and don’t forget why you started!  Follow your passion and your heart.

A very special thanks to Tasha for a great weekend! Thanks to all my scrapbooking table mates and to all the new friends I met over the weekend!

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May Hostess CODE 2Y9K2E32 #yourstampinscrapbooker #freegift

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We are into the last days of this current catalogue and the retiring list is clear, get them while you still can! If you order online and it’s less than $200 CDN, use my hostess code for the month: 2Y9K2E32 and I’ll send in a free gift!

Still need a NEW catalogue? Fire me a message/email!  If you get it via snail mail, I sent those out yesterday so you should still have them before the catalogue goes live!

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Know what you want? I’m taking orders now for the June 1st order!  I’m getting the NEW teacher stamp set on page 171!! Can’t wait to use that apple layering stamp with my NEW Stamparatus and you can order those as of June 1st too!!

Here is the link to the Stamparatus!

Her is the retiring list again – AC Retired List-CA

Talk soon! Oh, and I know I didn’t do a post on my weekend away to Canmore scrapbooking! OMG, it was sooooooooo good!! Watch for that shortly!!

Janley #yourstampinscrapbooker

New Catalogues arrive today!! #yourstampinscrapbooker

keep-calm-the-new-catalog-is-hereWell, ALMOST! HAHA My favourite UPS guy should be here today and/or tomorrow with my numerous boxes of catalogues as well as my preorder of lots of new stamps and products!!

If you are a current or past customer, you will be on my list for a new catalogue.  I have my bin refilled by tomorrow (hopefully) so if you stop by my house on the weekend, you should be able to grab one.  Watch for a post on my Facebook group to confirm.  I’m going away to Canmore for a scrapbooking retreat weekend, so if they don’t come today, I won’t have any out until Monday.  Again, just watch for a Facebook update.

I will start delivering and mailing out next week!! I am also including a color revamp cheat sheet for you in side the catty so you can look at it and see which are the new colors in the collections and where some of our colors have moved collections.  We also created the “basics” as a new collection.

Remember to check the clearance and watch for any discounts on retiring products before May 31st which is the last day for the current catalogue.  If you need me to order, let me know, or, of course, you can always order online 24/7 from the comfort of your pjs!

SHOP HERE!

Are you looking for a Stampin Up demonstrator?  Contact me and I can get a catalogue to you ASAP!  janleygrant@hotmail.com or text/call 403-618-9949

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#Outlander card exchange #Outlander crafts club Order yours!

I’m was super excited to partake in my first exchange as a part of the Facebook group “Outlanders craft club”.  They often do a monthly exchange of all things crafty and I knew I couldn’t resist passing up on a card exchange!! Sadly, I have not yet received a card from the member whom was supposed to send me one, so either it hasn’t made it yet, or I was an unlucky winner of someone whom couldn’t follow through on a commitment (not bitter, more disappointed in my luck, but still holding out for it to show up, at least for a while longer).

Here is the card I made using both Stampin Up and Kindred Stamps products. The card is larger than a traditional card as it measures 6 x 6 inches, it makes it have just that extra bit of wow factor as it sits on display!

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The Jamie and Claire stamps, as well as the “Je suit prest” are included in the Outlander themed stamp set by Kindred Stamps called “Travel Through the Stones”, which, according to the site is currently sold out.

Everything else is Stampin Up and, if currently available, can be purchased from my online store! 

Here is a list of all the products to purchase: (keep scrolling if you’d like to order a card handmade by me!)

NOTE: *The punch I used to cut out the Jamie and Claire has long since retired. The cut outs are about 1 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches.

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WANT TO ORDER A HANDMADE CARD?

Have an Outlander fan in your life that would get as excited as me to have this to put on display beside their Outlander books and souvenirs?

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TAKING ORDERS!! HANDMADE TO ORDER.

Contact me for your own card.  Available while supplies are available, actual card may vary slightly as each is handmade to order.  Card comes with handmade envelope to match!

Where to order?

Email: janleygrant@hotmail.com to place your order

Cost: $10 (plus applicable shipping fees if required) –

Payment accepted: cash or email transfer: janleygrant@hotmail.com.

Turn around time is approximately 1 week, depending on availability of supplies, and if postage is required.

Contact me for more info: janleygrant@hotmail.com

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/yourstampinscrapbooker.com

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