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!

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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

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