Wedding card - son  by Alison Day

Such an Honour

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If you have been wondering where I’ve been this past week and a bit, I’ve been working on a couple of ventures. Both quite personal but for very different reasons.

The first is a change to my employment status … I got a job! It’s pretty exciting as it manages to combine the needs of both my husband and I. Regular hours and pay to ease his mind, and the start of my own design business with calls to clients and a completely flexible schedule that will work around our family. Exactly what I wanted! I’m still working on a lot of the back end details, once those are in place I’ll share with you. 🙂

The other project that has preoccupied both my mind and my Scrap Cave, is the subject of this post.

I was commissioned to make some extra special cards for a friend. I will not be sharing the specifics of the end recipient as I do not feel it is my story to share. Just know that this woman is fighting a fight none of us would wish on our worst enemy. Continue reading »



Take It In

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Welcome to a new week here on my blog. This is the last week of school for my younger two children (my eldest finished last Thursday) so I am sure it will be busy with end of year assemblies, field trips and other fun activities at the school. I’ve been working on my thank you cards for the teachers – be sure to come back on Wednesday to see those.

Today though I am sharing another layout for my Harry Potter album. This one follows on the heels of Saturday’s layout and completes the story of the Platform 9 3/4 and Hogwarts Express section of the tour. Here’s the  process video.

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Anything off the Trolley? by Alison Day

Hello Old Friend!

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Hello Saturday! Hello blank Saturday!!

Seriously, we have nothing on the books for today. Say what?! What is this weirdness? LOL!

I guess I have permission to hide all day in my Scrap Cave, right?

No matter what happens, I hope to carve some time to continue with my Harry Potter Studio Tour upgrade albums. I was inspired by my recent layout reorganization and album revisiting to return to these books. I had so much fun in February creating layout after layout documenting our wonderful day at the Warner Bros Studios outside London last summer (see all my February LOAD videos here and layout photos here) but the albums have languished since then as I moved onto other projects. It felt good to dust off the supplies and photos and scrapbook a little magic!

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New Blog Series – Creating Order out of Chaos

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New blog series - Creating Order out of Chaos by Alison Day

Welcome to a new blog series!

Yeah that’s about all I know about it right now! LOL! It all started when I was tidying my Scrap Cave. I’d cleared off my desk, hung my blinds (that had been on the floor after a repainting job a couple years ago – gulp), moved my laptop from the dining room table back onto my desk, and ruthlessly gone through all my mixed media supplies to get rid of anything that was now old and yucky (mostly my Gelatos – sniff). And then I looked at my floor and the giant box of unsorted layouts ….

Why not dive into those? Should be a piece of cake!

Well, this series will allow you to follow my adventure as I finally find homes for layouts I’ve had in this box for years. I kid you not. Years!

Part I – Making a Beginning

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Summer Scrappin’ Video Series

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Happy Monday!

I am so pleased to be participating in a video scrapbooking series hosted by an old DT friend of mine, Audrey Yeager. She put a call out into one of my Facebook groups and I was more than happy to help her.

She is posting 21 layouts over the course of June, July and August. That’s 21 inspirational ideas to help you scrap your summertime photos! And that’s just from her. She’s got special guests helping her each day so that makes 42 inspirational ideas! But wait, there’s more! Some days (like today) she’s got a couple special guests. Now how many inspirational ideas are there?

Enough to keep you scrapping all summer!

Today is Day 2 of the series and I am guest #2 and here is my video. Continue reading »


June2018SSSCK card #12 by Alison Day

Another Kit Bites the Dust

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Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I am sharing the last of my posts about the June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I have not shared everything here on my blog so I thought I’d compile a round up for you.

– Kit reveal video is here.

– First three cards are on my Instagram account – check out the posts from June 5, June 7,  and June 9.

– Cards #4 – 6 are on my blog here.

– A video of my first experiments with the Distress Resist Spray is on YouTube here which includes cards 7 and 8 (close ups of the cards can be found on Instagram here.)

– Card #9 is up on Instagram here and there is also a video on YouTube here showing how it came together plus more results from further experiments with the Distress Resist Spray.

Which brings us to today and my six further cards. Continue reading »