What type of ink do I use?

As I am preparing for my water color pencils class tomorrow night, I thought I’d make a bit of cheat-sheet on why certain types of inks are better for water coloring (so your images don’t bleed).  Thanks to several sources on youtube, these are the notes I have created to pass out to my upcoming class attendees going forward.


What type of ink should I use?

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  1. Memento (dye based) & Stampin Up Classic Inks
  • use with alcohol markers (copics, spectrum noir)
  • fast dry
  • water based
  • Does not fade
  1. StazOn (alcohol based ink)
  • Won’t run when used with water based products
  • Use on non-porous services (acetate, vellum, photos, metal)
  • Use with water based products
  • Use on mix media
  1. Pigment Ink (Brilliance, Archival Inks)
  • Will run when you use alcohol based markers (copics, spectrum noir)
  • Stays wet longer
  • Good for embossing
  • Can use on photos, but takes long to dry
  1. Distress Inks (dye based)
  1. Versa Mark (watermark ink) – use for all heat embossing

Special thanks to Swirlydoos on YouTube! 

NEED THE WATER COLOR PENCILS? CLICK HERE! Use hostess code: Q7JTRUV2 at checkout and receive a thank you from me in the mail!



Team Meeting & Opportunity Night!

Click here to see the complete details on my Stampin With Janley Facebook event!!

On Friday, March 17th, would like to see all my team and those of you that want to become a Stampin Star with us at my team meeting and opportunity night at my home in Okotoks.  Live out of town? You are still welcome to join, I send a package to you in the mail after each meeting, the odd video and try to include you in our creative collaboration as much as possible.  We also have our own private Facebook group for all the fun sharing we can do for our eyes only!

Need more incentive??? Why join my Stampin Stars??


CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW!!!! Can’t wait to see you at the next meeting!

Z Fold Wow! Birthday Card Class – February 2017


My next card class coming up in February will be this beauty of a Z fold birthday card! I must thank a fellow demonstrator, Lolascrap, for the brilliant inspiration using several of our new items and sale a bration product, as well as our annual catalogue large letters and large numbers framelits!  All supplies are listed below.

Need a boy card?  I have one of those too, so for the class you can choose to do 2 girls, 2 boys or 1 of each, be sure to let me know at registration. 🙂

Here is the boy version:


Of course, you can choose to leave the name off, or customize it for the name of your choice at the class.  I am also offering (for the first time ever!!!!) an online option!! Going to give this  a go if anyone is interested.  It includes the consumable supplies for the card (that would normally be provided at the class), as well as a shipping fee.  You will be emailed a link to the video tutorial after the in-person class is held.  All of the product needed for these cards are listed below with a direct link to my shop!  Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!

Click here to see the facebook event and registration information.

SUPPLY LIST FOR GIRL CARD (Blushing bride glimmar paper letters)

Product List

SUPPLY LIST FOR THE BOY CARD (emerald envy card stock base)

Product List

Beautiful You! So many ideas!

That’s you, Beautiful!  Today I’m sharing several of the samples I have created with my Beautiful You stamp set! This one is my favourite, especially because I finally used my Butterflies Thinlits that I’ve had for a while and just hadn’t got around to using, isn’t it gorgeous?

I’m also growing in my blogging skills 🙂 I will now have product lists for my creations! If you would like to order from my shop, just click the link for any of the products listed below that I used to make this card and it will take you right to the shop, and don’t forget, it’s sale a bration, which means, spend $60 and get a free item from our sale a bration brochure! Follow the links for the Occasions catalogue and the Sale a bration brochure!  saleabrationcatty AND sab_2017_cabrochure


Product List

Crop for a Cause…Rowan House Emergency Shelter

cropforacausebanner.jpgOn March 11th, 2017, 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, once again, as a crop participant.


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.
  2. Make a donation!  We would greatly appreciate donations for the silent auction 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!




It doesn’t get better than FREE!


The therapy you can get, craft-therapy!  For only $135, you get to pick items of your choice up to $165, AND 2 more free stamp sets of your choice! That’s almost $200 worth of product for only $135 (no shipping!!).

I’d love to have you join my team of Stampin Stars! We meet every two months, have our how Facebook group and I do my best to support as best I can!  We have lots of fun together sharing our creativity and passion.

Check out my previous blog post on “becoming a Stampin Star”! 

Click here to join my team of Stampin Stars!

Next team meeting/opportunity night is Friday, January 13th at 7:30pm at my home in Okotoks.  Would love to see you join us and learn more about becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator, what have you got to lose, except hours and hours of fun for only $135 😉 Click here to RSVP for the event!!

Contact me directly with any questions: janleygrant@hotmail.com

Sale a Bration is the best time of the year to be a demonstrator, there are so many rewards to be had and every time you or your customers spend $60, there is a FREE sale a bration item at your finger tips!


Occasions is LIVE! Sale a bration time!

Catalogue is live and you can find a full PDF at the bottom of this post!! This catalogue is beautiful, elegant and fun!  I’m loving the hot air balloons, carosel (see photo below), super heros, anniversary and wedding suites and, of course, the water color pencils!


Spend $60 CDN and you earn free items from our sale a bration brochure!! If you are still waiting on a hard copy of the catty, I’m still working on that as I just go back from holidays yesterday and will continue to plug away on that.  If you would like one mailed to you, please email me: janleygrant@hotmail.com and I will get one off to you in the mail. 🙂


I’m putting in an order tonight or you are welcome to order directly from my online store: click here!  

My first class of the year will a technique class using our BRAND NEW WATERCOLOR PENCILS!! Like my facebook page for the event details!


2 FREE stamp sets when you sign up to become a Stampin Up demonstrator!! Join my Stampin Stars!


2 days until the fun begins!! New stamps! New water colour pencils! New papers!

AND if you’ve been waiting for a reason to join my team, it’s here! Pick your usual $165 of product for only $125 (no shipping fees!) and BONUS, you get to pick 2 FREE stamp sets to add to your starter kit!

Click here to join my team! 

Team meeting Friday, January 13th at my house! RSVP on Facebook! Click here!

I’m still away on holidays, headed home tomorrow and will go live on http://www.facebook.com/stampinwithjanley on Thursday!! Feel free to contact me with any questions about joining my team 🙂 janleygrant@hotmail.com