Cards made with October 2015 SSS card kit - by Alison Day Designs

Striking While the Iron’s Hot!

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Welcome to the Long Weekend!

In these parts we are celebrating BC Day (our Province’s birthday if you will). Plans include fireworks in Vancouver tonight, beach day with family tomorrow, and a parade and carnival on Monday. Lots to look forward to – especially as a memory keeper.

If only my camera wasn’t acting up! There is an errant hair somewhere inside that I just can’t seem to get rid of.

hair on the lens?

See what I mean? Many a photo from Alaska is marred by this line. Grr! It’s going to require a trip to the camera doctor – gulp! For now I have to make do with my iPhone.

But that doesn’t stop me from getting crafty in my Scrap Cave!

I was so inspired by the cards I made recently that I decided to keep going. I pulled out one of the oldest Simon Says Stamp card kits in my stash (from October 2015) and got busy.

Really busy! Continue reading »

More Card Kit Inspiration

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Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to a Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!

It’s been awhile since a group of us from the Practical Scrapper days got together to host a blog hop. Did you miss us?

So glad to be a part of it again!

These blog hops are designed to help you (and us) dig into those older items and get them used up. Your stash isn’t doing you, or your crafting, any good unless you use it, right? You may be arriving here from Majken’s blog. If not, no worries. Just follow the link at the end of this post that will take you to the next blog in the line. You can continue to follow the links in each post until you circle back. Enjoy all the inspiration!

Today I am sharing how I used up the rest of my July 2016 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. So not an older product but if you saw my Crafting on the Go video, you know that I have a large stash of these kits! If I can kill one before the next arrives, I consider that a good thing!

Remember these?

Cards made with SSS July 16 kit part I by Alison Day Designs

These were the four cards I made with that Crafting On the Go Kit. You can read more about it here. At the end of the video in my post I showed you four more card bases that I had prepped. Want to see what I made with them? Continue reading »

Quality Over Quantity?

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

I promised I’d share the cards I made while on the Disney Cruise so that is what I’m doing today. As you may have guessed from the title, I did not make a ton of cards – too much fun being had on board to craft! But hey, every little bit helps when you’ve got two Christmas markets rapidly approaching and a dwindling stock of cards to sell at them, right?

If you need a refresher, you can find my Crafting On the Go kit here.

As far as where I got crafty, here’s the set up in my cabin.


Here’s a video showing what I made.

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Crafting On The Go IS Possible!

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Saturday!

I am currently on board the Disney Wonder, slowly making my way back to Vancouver. Even though I know how jam packed with activities the cruise companies like to keep us, I decided I might need a tiny bit extra to keep me busy. I’m not a huge fan of trivia games, bridge tournaments or a lot of the other types of activities offered on cruise ships! So, before I left, I packed a kit of supplies to keep me crafting. Christmas Market season is fast approaching so I need to restock my card displays!

Take a look at what I put together with my current Simon Says Stamp card kit, as well as some of my older ones I’ve yet to touch.

It’s hard for me to pack light! At least I’ll have plenty of options, right? Continue reading »

50th wedding anniversary card by Alison Day Designs

Golden Wedding Card

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngWelcome to Make It Monday!

Today is a very special day for my family. We are embarking on a cruise!

My husbands parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by treating their children to a Cruise. A Disney cruise no less!

Wow! How lucky are we?

Such a special occasion called for a very special card which I was only too happy to make. It’s not every day you reach such a milestone after all! Your 50th wedding anniversary is called your Golden anniversary so … Continue reading »

Red White and Blue Birthday Wishes card by Alison Day Designs

It’s a Red, White, and Blue Kind of Day

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngHappy 4th of July!

I know many of my readers are from the States so I wish you a safe and happy Independence Day. Up here in Canada we had our own National Birthday celebrations just the other day. We consider our celebrations pretty awesome but I know that you guys below the 49th do things at a whole other level. So much fun!

As your nations birthday falls on one on my regular Make It Monday posts I wanted to make something special for you. A patriotic birthday card if you will! So Happy Birthday America!

Red White and Blue Birthday Wishes card by Alison Day Designs

I used some Echo Park 6×6 papers from my stash and a ribbon that I do believe came around a Paper Issues package. Never throw anything away! The stars are absolutely ancient! They are Studio Calico chipboard stars purchased on a whim and hardly touched. Don’t judge, we all do it!

That’s it! Go enjoy your holiday!

If you’re not off today, my condolences. Just a regular ol’ Monday then. This too shall pass!

Have a great week everyone!