#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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#StampinUp color revamp 2018-2019

What’s a color revamp?  Have you seen the retiring catalogue items and got super confused about what is happening?  Let me sum it up in very simple terms – Here’s the scoop!

  1. A color revamp is more than a refresh, it means there are some significant changes to the current color collections and products.
  2. Yes, 13 core colours are retiring!  So order your ink refills asap to stock up before they run out or May 31st, whichever comes first.
  3. Yes, there are still new colours and not just in-colors! Colors have been added to our regular color collections – my new fav is “merry merlot”!
  4. Yes, retired colors from the past have been brought back and inserted within our collections.
  5. A new collection has been created – “The Basics” including whisper white, very vanilla and basic black.
  6. Stampin Up is retiring the Archival basic black.  Get your refills asap.  They have brought back Jet Black Stazon On and you can still get Momento black to use as your every day black ink.
  7. YES, there is a new stamp pad case design!! Stackable, more light-weight, includes defomer in the ink and yes, you can still add your old refills to the new pads.  I will do another post just about the stamp pad cases, watch for that at a later date.

Are you a visual person? Me, too, so here are the colors ins and outs!

 

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So there are still new in-colors as well as the “new” colors added to our collections.

Here is a complete overview of the new look:
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I have tried to keep this simple, but please do not hesitate to ask questions.  I’m still getting my head around it a bit too, but it is starting to fall into place 🙂

Watch my FACEBOOK live from this morning on my facebook page and I walk through all the samples of the colors from my new swatch book.

So are any favs going out? contact me for refills.  Which color(s) excite you the most? I’m in love with Merry merlot and apparently Poppy Parade has come out of retirement but it’s before my time, and I love it!  I also think the granny apple green is awesome!! I think we will all have so much fun creating with these new colours and the new in-colors have so much punch this time around too; my girls will love them!

Thanks! I know have several posts to catch up on, but had to get this one out there to field some of the many questions 🙂 Thanks for your patience and support!

Janley

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Occasions 2018 is a go & FACEBOOK live at 10am!!

Happy Occasions and Sale a Bration 2018!! The new catalogue and sale a bration brochure starts today!! There are 2 rewards levels this year! Spend $60 and spend $120 options! There are even FREE framelits in this one!!! I got them!! Watch my FACEBOOK live at 10am to see what the goodies I picked are all about!

This Picture Perfect Party Suite is a fav pick for me, can’t wait to play!

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NEED a catalogue and in Canada?  Email me: janleygrant@hotmail.com and I’ll send one to you and you can always shop from my online shop 24/7 CLICK HERE!

Here is the catty cover and see below for the PDFs of the 2 catalogues!!

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HERE ARE THE PDFS OF THE CATALOGUE AND BROCHURE!

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Stampin Up #Holiday2017 goes live in just hours! #hostpromotion is here for 2 months!

It’s almost that time for a new Stampin Up holiday catalogue to be fully revealed online and your shopping can begin!  I still need to firm up my holiday card class schedule but it will get done this weekend, for sure!  I have sent a deadline of Tuesday! FIRSTLY, I WILL BE PUTTING IN AN ORDER BY NOON TOMORROW SO GET IN ON THAT FIRST SHIPMENT!  contact me tonight 🙂 

So a few more reveals of the goodies from #holiday2017 #StampinUp and a SURPRISE!

Today’s two reveals are two very different suites – first, for the die hard reds and greens fans, yes, you know who you are!  (because that’s me) I just love this Christmas Around the World Suite!  There is an amazing designer series paper, wood embellishments and a gorgeous real red ribbon.  That’s only the beginning of the possibilities! (pages 29-29)

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Secondly, we have the more elegant, softer tones of the metallics in this wintery suite called Year of Cheer (pages 36-37). It includes speciality washi, champagne foil sheets, metal embellishments, foil snowflakes and of course, the designer series paper.  I can already see the new Pinterest board in the making!

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So, want it all? Well, join my team of Stampin Stars!! Get it all for yourself at a discount! Ask are more: janleygrant@hotmail.com and check out why you should join MY team!

OR, feeling the host a party bug?  Know your friends will want some of these beauties too? so why not host a party?  I do virtual parties online via Facebook and you can shop 24/7 in my online store… OR, I am also offering very limited Sunday afternoon parties in your home.  I have been out of the party hosting world for a while as our family commitments just don’t allow for me to be able to commit to an event, but Sundays are an option.  This is a first come, first serve, and I will only be doing local to Okotoks and area, very limited options.  Again, you can totally opt for the online party from anywhere in CANADA!!

AND – There is an extra bonus to hosting a party of $375 Canadian, an exclusive holiday stamp set!! so that is an extra on top of your rewards!! I will chat more about this tomorrow both on Facebook LIVE at 9:15am and watch for a blog post to come out as well!

But I’ll leave you with a teaser…

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PS. After all is revealed online tomorrow, I will come back and add all the shopping links to the posts that will go directly to my online shop.  Thanks for all the support!

Facebook Live & #Outlander

I’ve had the “it feels like Monday” all day!  This week is going to fly by!! Tomorrow my holiday goodies arrive! Watch for a reveal Facebook Live on Friday at 10am on my page!! Click here: www.facebook.com/stampinwithjanley

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I’m still waiting for my #Outlander stamps to arrive but watch for a post tomorrow where I’m going to share some #Outlander crafty creations by some ladies I’ve been in an Outlander crafts group.  I’ve asked for their permission so I’ll get on that for tomorrow!! I’m super excited to have more time to devote to that group as they do a monthly #Outlander craft challenge!  I’ve got some things up my sleeve too!  I can see some 12×12 layouts coming of #Outlander backgrounds to go with my Scotland trip!! #can’twait for the #ScrapbookCarnival hosted by #Creative #Scrapbooker Magazine this upcoming September!! Watch for more on that too!

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#Outlandish pen pals has also been so much fun!! I’ve been sending and receiving postcards from all over the world and the collection is really adding up!! It’s so fun to share the love and to see how many obsessed Sassenachs are out there!! You know who you are!! If you are a #Outlander fan and would like to receive an #Outlander postcard, fire me an email telling me you saw my blog post and include your address and I’ll get one in the mail to you! janleygrant@hotmail.com

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