Sunshine, Flowers, and Rebirth – Celebrating Spring With a Blog Hop

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Oh wow!

It’s been six months since I posted to this blog.

SIX MONTHS!!

A lot has happened in that time that I may talk about in a future blog post. For today though, I am celebrating all things Spring with some like minded crafty peeps! (no Easter puns intended!) You may be arriving here from Alice’s blog or I may be your first stop. Either way, welcome! Keep circling through all our blogs for maximum inspiration.

What does Spring mean to you?

To me it’s all about the return of the sun! Days start to get longer. The air feels warmer. The sun starts to have a bit of strength behind it. My poor neglected garden starts putting out shoots of green. And the trees slowly get that glow that indicates buds are forming.

It’s magical and I love everything about it!

The March card kit from Simon Says Stamp – while decidedly Easter themed – was a perfect foil for my Spring-like leanings. Continue reading »


Good Luck Cards by Alison Day Designs

Filling In The Gaps

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.png Welcome to Make it Monday!

It’s September!! Holy crap, where is this year going?? I am not sure to be honest. Life with kids seems to get busier each year. Which in turn means that each year flies past faster and faster. Not a fan of this!

If you check in on this blog regularly you may have noticed my “closed for cleaning” photo last Monday. I really was cleaning on Monday, but then with the rush, excitement and mayhem of Back to School I had a bit of a melt down. I’ll probably talk more about that on Wednesday (or in a subsequent Words on Wednesday post) but suffice it to say that for the first time in a long time, my Scrap Cave was not a refuge. With no motivation to make anything came nothing to post about. So … I took the week off.

My blog, my prerogative right?

But I have reached a (perhaps temporary) state of equilibrium again and have been churning projects out of my Scrap Cave with gusto. Today’s cards are part of that renewed crafty inclination. (Don’t forget to see my latest #the20project layout too.)

In fact, they were inspired by someone who purchased an item from me via Varagesale. She asked if I had any Good Luck cards and so brought my attention to a hole in my inventory.

Challenge Accepted!

Good Luck Cards by Alison Day Designs Continue reading »


Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop – September 2016 Edition

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Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to a Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!

You may be arriving from Majken’s blog but if not don’t worry, there is a link at the end of this post that you can follow to get to the next stop on the Blog Hop. Eventually you’ll make your way back to Majken!

Today I am scrapping two things from my stash … well, specifically two things but more items found their way onto my cards! The first was several to-go style coffee cups from a piece of patterned paper from Shimelle’s True Stories line from American Crafts. I’d fussy cut them ages ago with the intent of creating cards or gift card holders but … they just sat on my desk waiting. It happens! Then I picked up her Starshine 6×6 paper pad on sale and decided it was time to get those cups onto cards!

Here’s what I came up with.

Keep Calm Coffee Collection Cards by Alison Day Designs Continue reading »


close up of Happy Birthday card by Alison Day Designs

Channeling Christy Riopel

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.png Welcome to a special edition of Make It Monday.

Just over a week ago I heard the sad news that the tight knit Canadian creative community lost one of its members. Christy Riopel was unbelievably creative! I never met the woman myself but through her art work and many articles in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, I felt I knew her a little. A very little to be sure!

I love this photo of her and think it sums her up creatively speaking.

christy riopel

I can’t speak to her personal and private side, but someone with this much joy for art can only possess a joy filled heart, right?

It also made me want to get my own fingers messy too! So I did …

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Look For the Miracles by Alison Day Designs

What Happens When You Ink an Embossing Folder?

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.png Welcome to another Make It Monday!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve managed to get a Make It Monday post up on a Monday! Ah, lazy summer days!

Today I’m taking inspiration from “one of the greats” – Jennifer McGuire. She’s got a fabulous YouTube channel and website that you have to check out!

One of her older videos popped up in the “suggestions for you” sidebar one day and it led down a bit of a YouTube rabbit hole. A fun rabbit hole to be sure, but one I probably shouldn’t have explored on that particular day!

It was this video that inspired the cards I made for today’s post.

Faux Letterpress cards by Alison Day Designs

See them come together in my own video below. Continue reading »


Cards made with Sept15 Simon Says Stamp card kit by Alison Day

As The Inspiration Flows, The Cards Pile Up

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Another kit bites the dust!

Yahoo!

Still working through my stash of Simon Says Stamp card kits. But I promise, I’ll be doing some actual scrapbooking this week! My fingers are itching to start documenting our recent Disney cruise. Now that my stomach has returned to normal I may even be able to journal about our experiences without the shadow of motion ickness (yes, that’s not a typo) looming over me.

But that’s for a future post … back to today.

Did you catch my August kit reveal video and the cute baby girl card I whipped up? The video is on my YouTube channel but the card can only be seen on my Facebook page. Just click on the link above and it will take you to that post on my page wall. While you’re there, hit the Page Like button so all of my posts can show up in your feed. The card doesn’t use a ton of product from the kit (it uses the stamp set, the die cut and a piece of the white card stock) as it was purely made because I wanted to test out that star die right away! It’s gorgeous! You’ve got to get your hands on one of these!!

At the beginning of my video I shared a couple of cards that are the focus of this post: cards made from the September 2015 kit.

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Another One Bites the Dust!

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Happy Tuesday!

Did you miss my usual Make it Monday Post yesterday? It was a long weekend and my husband and girls were handy out candy and fliers in our local parade so … life took precedence over blogging.

It happens!

But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating. I have! In fact, I managed to kill another Simon Says Stamp card kit this weekend.

Yup. It’s dead!

This is what I started with …

SSS-Dec15Kit

And here’s what I have left … Continue reading »