#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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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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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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#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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#OnStage2018 #StampinUp SWAPs!

For my swaps for this year’s OnStage 2018, I chose to use the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies and the Inspired Events stamp set.  This year is a big year for our family, Olivia and I have been attending the sacramental prep classes at our church all winter and she had her first reconciliation back in January.  This coming June she will have her much awaited first communion.   I knew I wanted to create a special card for this and have volunteered to create and donate these cards to our church for each of the kids in the sacramental class.  So after making fifty of these for my swaps, I will dive back in starting this week to create about another 40.

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For OnStage, I did 25 in the blushing bride and 25 in the soft sky.  I will admit, I’m a bit sad to say goodby to soft sky as it is retiring, but there are so many amazing new and returning colors, I’m sure my sadness will be short-lived 🙂

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I used very vanilla as a card base, then the coloured card stock, which I stamped the words and heat embossed in the gold powder.  That was followed by the Bundle of Love designer series paper (I am going to use the sale a ration Springtime Foils that I’ve collected going forward as I think it will accomplish the same effect).

The next layer is a scalloped cut from the Layering Circles framlits, in addition to the card stock cut in the smaller circle.  Lastly, the cross from the Cross of Hope framlits.  A bit of advice, for these detailed cuts, I do need to run the Big Shot back and forth about 4 times, then I pop out the framlit, and relocate it on the Big shot a couple of times. I take a look to ensure it is completely cut before taking it out. Might seem a bit tedious, but life is so much easier when you make sure it is all cut, as it easily pops right out.  I do lightly use the Big Shot brush and a paper piercer for smaller bits on occasion.  Once you get the hang of it, it’s amazing.  I say this so you don’t get frustrated by any of the finer detailed thinlits, it has taken me a while and patience to get here.  🙂

You can order any of these products on my site: click here and get started preparing for that upcoming baptism, first communion or confirmation.

Here are the products:

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God Bless!

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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 🙂

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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!! 

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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!

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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

ONLY 16 days left of sale a bration!!! SHOP HERE!!!

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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!!!

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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
 

Themed/

Technique Classes

 

*all classes are pre-pay only

 

Coffee Frame Class

 

Jan 30

7pm

 

RSVP

Before

Jan 14th

Fee: $35 or $25 no frame

Picture Perfect Birthday Cards Class

 

Feb 27

7pm

 

RSVP

Before

February 11th

Fee $25

 

Sympathy Cards

Class

 

March 27th

7pm

 

RSVP

Before

March 9th

Fee $25

Mother’s Day Cards (stamps TBA)

 

April 24th

7pm

 

RSVP before

April 8th

Fee TBA

Myths & Magic Birthday Cards

 

May 29th

7pm

 

RSVP before May 13th

Fee $25

 

Sunshine & Rainbows Layout & Cards Class

 

June 26th

7pm

 

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

10am

Location: 94 Take the Cake, Okotoks

Where to sign up??? Email me: janleygrant@hotmail.com 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

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

Monthly club returns on September 11!

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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.

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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!

Christmas Card Class #3 Christmas in the Making #ChristmasSweaters

Over the next 3 days I will post the 3 cards we will be making at my last Christmas card class, stay tuned for videos too!

Card #1 Christmas in the Making

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Check out my Youtube channel for an upcoming video on Stampin blends!

Supplies to create this card:

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SHOP Here and don’t forget to check out our ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA sale and clearance!!

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