Part 2 of My 10 Card Challenge

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Happy Monday!

Today I bring you the second half of my 10 Cards from 1 Kit Challenge and another video. To see Part 1 please visit this post.

My first 5 cards took me awhile to finish. I had a couple extra challenges thrown in there which probably slowed my creative process a bit. Plus I was trying to explain things as I went along. Hard to talk and think at the same time!! For these last 5 cards I decided not to try to talk as I worked and just record a voice over commentary after the fact. I think this format works much better but I’ll let you all have the final word. Let me know in the comments if you like this sped up version better.

Okay, here is Part II – Cards 6 – 10 from the January 2018 monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp. Continue reading »



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Challenged Answered! Part 1

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Hi everyone and Happy Monday! At least, it’s still Monday where I live …that counts, right?

Last week on my Instagram page I issued a challenge – well, two actually. First I showed off my January 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp and challenged myself to make 10 cards from it. Then, I upped the challenge by asking you, my viewers, to suggest types of cards to make! I only had two takers on a chance to receive a free card so … Heather, one of my ScrapHappy Sisters, and Aurela, my friend and neighbour, will be receiving cards from me in answer to their suggestions.

I decided to film the whole process to give you a really good look at just how inspiration strikes me. Today I’m showing you the first 5 cards I’ve made with this kit. Be warned, this is a longer than normal video! Guess I can’t commentate and create at the same time – LOL!  Enjoy! Continue reading »


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!

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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.

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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.

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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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