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 »


June2018SSSCK card #6 by Alison Day

New Kit, New Card Designs

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngHey! Welcome to Monday! Thought it was time to revive my Make it Monday posts. Did you miss them? I did so … time to bring them back!

Today I am showing you how I am using my June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It’s got loads of gorgeous papers in it! If you missed my reveal video it’s over on my YouTube channel here.

I’ve already made 3 cards with this kit – you can see them on my Instagram page and I do show you them briefly at the beginning of today’s video. Speaking of, I explain a lot in the intro so why don’t I just get to it?

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May2018SSSCK card #4 by Alison Day

Cards for Days!

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Wondering what I’ve been up to this month? The blog has been quiet, I know, but I promise I have been creating.

LOAD518 was going on and while I did not achieve a layout every single day, I did do quite a few. And filmed them too. You can take a look at all my layouts in my Flickr gallery here and my YouTube videos on my channel in this playlist.

And then there’s been all the card making …

Do you follow me on Instagram? If so, you’ve no doubt noticed a lot of cards lately. That’s because I took up The 100 Day Project and decided to make a card a day for 100 days. I’ve missed a couple of days here and there but I’ve got 55 days of cards so far and I’m not stopping. Technically, with the 6 cards I made for this post, I’m all caught up and even ahead of the game a bit but … that’s not really the point of the exercise, is it?

Which brings me to the point of this post … finishing my May 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

This is what I started with. Continue reading »


Favourite Random Icons

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What do Llamas, Citrus Fruit, Flamingos, Tacos, and Hot Air Balloons have in common?

They were all on Shimelle’s list for her 30 Days of Random Motifs challenge for April. Read all about it on her Instagram post by clicking the photo below.

 

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I took on the challenge and rolled it into my 100 Day Challenge of creating a card every day. Since today is the last day of April I thought I’d pick my 5 favourite cards that I made through this challenge. Continue reading »


SSSApril2018kit - card #7 by Alison Day

10 Cards from 1 Kit – Part 2

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Happy Saturday! How’s your weekend going so far? Any big plans?

Weekends around here are for field hockey games, spring league soccer games, and sometimes tournaments. You know, quiet, easy, lounge around in your pj’s til noon type days … wait …

We are definitely doing weekends all wrong!

There is a Spring Crop going on over on the Paper Issues Facebook group which I am hoping to take part in at some point. But we’ll just have to see if I’m “allowed” scrappy time! (Insert eye roll emoji here!)

In case you’re like me and have to live vicariously through others at the moment, here is the second part of my 10 Cards from 1 Kit project. If you missed Part I you can read all about it here. I am using my April kit from Simon Says Stamp so that I can go and pick up my May kit with a clear conscience! Here’s a look at how cards 6 – 10 came together. Continue reading »


SSSApril2018kit - card #3 by Alison Day

Play Time

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I took some time today to finally play with my April card kit from Simon Says Stamp. To see the reveal of the kit please see the video in this post.

It’s a gorgeous kit full of rainbows and butterflies and apart from one little strip of green paper, I’ve not touched it. Too busy with Clear the Desk layouts I think! But as I got notification today that my May kit is now ready for pick up, I figured I’d better get busy.

So here’s a look at how the first five cards came together.

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Have you heard of this?

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the 100 Day Project Header

If not, you can read more about it here.

I got wind of it through the creative grapevine and thought … why not? My daily creative project is to make a card. I’ve got a really big craft market in November this year so I am feeling the pressure to bulk up my inventory!

Want to follow along with my progress? I am posting daily on Instagram with the hashtag #100handmadecardsbyalison. Here is today’s card.

 

You can also find them cross posted to Facebook if you’re not on Instagram. I’d love for you to follow me at either (or both!) places to see if I actually manage to do 100 cards! Help keep me on task!

Until next time, happy crafting!