#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!

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Myths & Magic Kids Birthday Cards Class #stampinup #yourstampinscrapbooker

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK!

May is going to be an exciting class! I haven’t been doing to many classes thus far in 2018 due to being busy enough with my monthly club but I’m really a fan of this suite in the Occasions 2018 catalogue and it ends May 31st!

You can find the suite including the bundle (stamps and dies), washi , designer series paper and glimmer paper on pages 36 and 37 in the Occasions catalogue or online 24/7!

Join me in my home on May 29th for a class where you will come away with 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs.  Cards are inspired by other ideas on Pinterest and this is one of the many ideas with which I will start to create.  Actual cards will be posted on the Facebook event.  This creation is by Erin Gunson (www.paperaddition.co.nz).

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Product purchase + class options available:

Option 1: The Magical Day bundle + class = the class is only $5!! Total Cost: $74

Option 2: The Magical Day stamp set + class = the class is only $15! Total Cost $48

Option 3: Class Only
Cost: $25

RSVP required by May 13 (email or facebook event)
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If you are not local and would like to purchase the material pre-cut and prepared for you to complete at home, contact me directly – janleygrant@hotmail.com

All supplies can be purchased from my online shop, 24/7 – SHOP HERE!

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Before I sign off for the holidays, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that inspire and share in my love of crafting!! A very special thank you to my Stampin Up customers, friends and crafting comrades that attend my classes year after year!  I have made some great friends over the years and look forward to a 2018 of creative fun!

One last creation that I couldn’t resist doing from the time I fell in love with the adorable little mini pizza boxes, and then recently saw fellow demonstrators running them through the Big Shot to emboss them on the shiny side, aren’t they gorgeous?  Then I had to have the embellishments that I saw so many use in their beautiful holiday creations!  Honestly, I was a bit intimidated by the green sprigs so I didn’t order them until recently but had to give them a go!  They really do have all the wow factor that I had anticipated!! And the mini ornaments are gorgeous too!

No watermark because I was inspired by so many and they do look like all the rest 🙂

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Supplies used: mini pizza boxes embossed using the Holly embossing folder, retired ribbon, green springs, mini ornaments, baker’s twine

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
I will be back at it come January 2nd for all kinds of announcements including:

  • January 3rd launch of the NEW 2018 Occasions and Sale a Bration catalogues! Feel free to gr
  • Sign Up bonus during Sale a bration
  • OnStage – April 7th in Red Deer
  • 2018 Your Stampin Scrapbooker Monthly Club
  • Jan-June Class Schedule – Watch for January’s to be posted very soon!!!

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Outlander Christmas Ornament #yourstampinscrapbooker

This post is dedicated to all my Sassenach Sisters all over the world!

Well, it had to be done… yes, I had to make an Outlander ornament for my tree!! I am a part of an Outlander craft club online and they had an ornament exchange for the holidays, however, I did not partake as I felt I just had too much on my plate and couldn’t commit.  That being said, I wish I had since it would have spurred me to get it done… Here is the newest addition to our tree!  I used the Outlander stamp set from Kindred StampsClick here for my previous post about my excitement in having discovered these stamps!! Thank you to all my Sassenach Sisters all over the world for sharing the Outlander love online so I could discover these stamps and all the Outlander creative ideas that are out there! I just realized that I discovered these stamps shortly before season 3 started and here I am sharing them again as season 3 has finished…. #droughtlander will be bearable for me having found these 2 cuties to create with!! Thank you Kindred Stamps! 

 

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I still have plans for some Outlander creations using some clear Christmas balls that I have to dig out tomorrow and the girls and I can play!  Life has been so super crazy, I just haven’t been able to make the time to be creative… it seems there is just always something else and it doesn’t help that I’ve been super addicted to #Vikings, in addition to my weekly #Outlander Sunday nights, which, sadly have come to an end…I haven’t even had time to color in my new #Outlander colouring book my family got me for my birthday! (You know it’s bad when…) 😉

I’m loving the little Sassenach on the sides! Super cute, right?

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This is only the beginning of the fun that can be had with this set and I plan to make many more to share with special Outlander fan friends all over the world… the challenge will be finding more of these ceramic ornaments to stamp on… I better to get Michael’s and see what’s left!!

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Happy Holidays!!

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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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Your Stampin Scrapbooker November Madness!

Wow! 9 days since my last post (okay, except that brief post this am about the deals! that spurred me to get on the ball!!), already?  Things have been a bit crazy around my house!  Between doing a Christmas card class for some of the teachers at Olivia’s school, which was so fun to see people wowed by the Big Shot for the first time, and then just yesterday helping out with the children’s Christmas card making at her school, this week has been pretty focused on those 2 events.

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Yesterday’s Christmas card making at Good Shepard has been a tradition at the school for years so it’s a fairly well-oiled machine.  It was pretty much what I expected (having been there last year as a parent) but was still has its moments of stressfulness.  That being said, seeing faces smile and be wowed by stamping and then punching out our little gingerbread man made helping 200 kids make cards worth it!! It was quite the experience!! I definitely learned a few lessons on how to improve next year.  I did take all advice into account and think it was good, but I will definitely make a few changes to make life easier on myself in the future! What I think will be boring, will still be fun for the kids, keep that in mind!! The fun is not for them!  So next year I will have everything punched/cut and in bins ready to go.  So all I have to do is pass them the pile and then they can assemble/stamp.  At one point there were like 20 people around the table all wanting attention and now…. let’s just say, I was sweating! LOL But, overall, it was super fun and I’d definitely do it again!! And next year, all 3 of my girls will get to go!!

We also had Light Up Okotoks on Friday night, our annual town holiday light up of the Christmas tree and Christmas kick off.  It was a bit chilly at -15 but not unbearable, I was thinking it would feel worse but we had lots of fun, goodies and even a photo with Santa!!

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Hubby and I went to the dinner theatre Saturday night for my birthday dinner and then, just to add to the scheduled weekend, we took the girls to Dinsey on Ice yesterday!! So, overall, it’s been a jammed week…

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So what’s on my to do list?? Well, cookie dough! LOL Sunday is my annual Christmas cookie exchange so need to get on that… I also have some samples to make for my last Christmas card class!  Throw in glueing on some Brownie badges and the list goes on!

Hope this finds you all well and getting into the holiday fun!  We also are pretty much all decorated, just have to finish up the tree this eve… yes, I got that done in the mix of all that 🙂

Happy Holidays!

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November Hostess Code 3QNTYE37 #yourstampinscrapbooker

Planning to order some of the NEW Stampin Blends or other holiday goodies this month??? Order online all over Canada and it ships directly to you!! Use my November hostess code and I will send you a thank you surprise in the mail!

HOSTESS CODE to use at checkout: 3QNTYE37

Check out the Blends on the Stampin Up youtube channel for all kinds of videos on what they can do!

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Of course, if you are ordering over $200 Canadian, you are going to quality for your own

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Stampin Rewards and free stuff so do not use the code 🙂 You want your own free stuff!!

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Carols of Christmas Card Class #2 Card #3

Card #3 – Deck the Halls – The last of my 3 cards from this week’s class, sorry I’m a couple of days late on the post.

The simplest of all three cards at this class, I wanted to use the gorgeously fun Merry Music specialty designer series paper, so with a bit of pop of color, this creation was a go!

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No instructions really needed for this one.  It’s as simple as a card stock base of real red in the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card size.  That is followed by a music piece from the specialty designer series paper at a 4 x 5 1/8 cut. I then added a small 4 x 1 inch strip of the old love with dots from the Merry Little Christmas designer series paper pack.

The deck the halls is stamped in old olive on whisper white and then cut using the square from the stitched shapes framelits dies.  I matted that on to a real read and adhered it to the card using Stampin dimensionals.

Supplies used to create this card:

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Happy stamping!!

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