#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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Happy Thanksgiving, #crafters! #yourstampinscrapbooker

Just wanted to send out a post to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Arrived in Saskatoon on Wednesday so have had a great time with family!! We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and today took the girls to a city pool! It’s been a wonderful weekend! 

Have had great food, great drinks, great company and some relaxing colouring time!! 

Big finale with Outlander tonight and the drive home tomorrow to go back to reality.  

My craftroom won’t be lonely long, need to get ready for my team meeting Thursday and start organizing for my next Christmas card class.

Hope this finds you all in good health and enjoying a relaxing weekend too!

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#HolehaThanksgiving2017

Pick a Pumpkin #Stampin Up Thank You Card

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The best creations are those that you don’t plan to do, right?  Well, half true, I did buy this bundle for the girls to play with and most likely use on my Halloween layout and when the need for some thank you cards arose, I found a way to use it!! Thank you cards are definitely the most used in my craft room and I find it weird to give them out if I haven’t made them, just feels off to me.  I needed two cards for the girls to sign and send in the mail so I got started and (as you should always do) make several more in an assembly line!! I took photos of the process, see below.  I am also going to do a video of the creation.

What’s also awesome? I bought this hardwood background stamp last year and had never opened it, what better time, right?  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I am in love for sure!

Here are a few photos of the process, follow this link for the detailed instructions to create the card: https://www.thesearemystamps.com/cards/pick-a-pumpkin-thank-you# 

Video HERE! Be kind, I’m new to filming 🙂

Hardwood Background stamp on very vanilla card stock

Burlap ribbon

Pick a pumpkin stamps

Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits

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Lay out your die cuts to place as you desire on burlap

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IMG_4617Use Tombow liquid glue to pumpkin silhouette, use very minimal amount and only to the middle were it will adhere to the burlap.

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The final product! Please comment below if you were inspired by the card.  I was inspired by Pinterest but it was definitely a rarity of different ideas that lead me to this creation.  Watermarked1(2017-09-17-1450)

Products used are listed below with direct links to my shop!! Note: I did use a retired burlap so have linked you to the current burlap ribbon, it is not as wide as the one I used, so you would likely need two strips to create the wider look I have on mine.

Product List

Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set

Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
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Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information or to place an order for you locally to Okotoks, Calgary and the Foothills area.  I also offer card classes in my home so please look through my posts for more information or go to my Facebook page for all the events!

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Janley