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!

Take a look … Continue reading »


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 »


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 »


Buried Treasure

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What happens when you uncover a kit of scraps along with a colour scheme that you can barely remember putting together?

You do a happy dance, and use it as your Kit #3 for Clear the Desk!

I was wondering what I’d do for this part of the class as I no longer subscribe to a kit cub and any kits I received in the past have long since been split up and put into my stash. And then I found five bags full of paper scraps with five colour schemes and I knew I could use them! I also knew I’d put these kits together for a previous class over with Shimelle but couldn’t remember which one. After a bit of research (okay, a lot of Shimelle video watching) I found my answer. They were part of her process towards the end of her The 20 Project class.

I’ve included a link to it as even though it’s 2 years old, the content is still available, timely, and worth the money! And no, that’s not an affiliate link. I just highly endorse anything she puts out!

Okay, that’s enough intro for you. Watch this video to hear the rest of the story. Continue reading »


Good to The Last Scrap!

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Good Saturday morning all! What’s on your agenda for the weekend?

I am scheduling this as my weekend looks a tiny bit busy! Today the eldest has a volleyball tournament, plus a field hockey game (which requires leaving the tournament) and a field hockey practice (different team). Middle has a field hockey game and dance photos – said game is about an hour and two bridges plus two tunnels away, so timing of her getting back for dance photos could be tight! The youngest only has dance photos. Only! Ha!

Gotta love the schedule feature, right?

Today I am sharing my very, very last layout from my giant Clear The Desk Kit #2. Promise! Continue reading »


Have you heard of this?

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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!


I’m Calling it and Moving On … I Think

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I feel like I’ve been using the same set of supplies forever! It’s only been since the end of February … maybe that is “forever” in the world of scrapbooking? LOL!

But with these next few layouts I think I am ready to call it a day on my giant Kit #2 and gather some new supplies for the next part of Shimelle’s class. If you missed my previous layouts using this kit you can see them here, here, and here.

Layout #14 – Welcome Surprise

Here is the sketch from the Paper Issues challenge: Continue reading »