Top 15 of 2015

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As the year comes to a close a lot of people are taking a look back at the year that was. I thought I’d do something similar.

So, here are my top 15 favourite projects from 2015 (in no particular order). To read more about them please click on the image to be taken to the post or Etsy Shop description. Thank you.

1. Marley’s Hawaiian Themed Birthday Party Invitations

Aloha Birthday Invitations by Alison Day Designs

A lot of work but so fun to see my vision come to life – and Marley loved them too! Continue reading »


*Giveaway Alert!* Practically Perfect Planners

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** Update: Winner Winner!**

Thank you to everyone who left a comment. It sounds like we are all in the same boat, organizationally at least! After plugging in the names of everyone who commented, the winner of a spot in Cara’s Practically Perfect Planner class is …

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RORI!! Congratulations! I’ll be sending your information over to Cara so expect an email from her soon! See you in class!

Several weeks ago my friend (and fellow Canuck – props to the Red and White!) Cara Vincens of The Hooting Pirate, allowed me an advanced peek at her new class that starts on Monday. It’s called Practically Perfect Planners and believe me when I say that I couldn’t jump fast enough at the opportunity to learn how to make my planner work FOR me rather than against me!

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Special Offer for Canadians Only!

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I received an email this morning from Big Picture Classes wishing all of us Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving. To celebrate OUR Thanksgiving they are offering Canadians a chance to save on some of their current classes.

Um, … okay! Thank YOU BPC!!

Here are the classes they have put on special discount for us. Clicking the images will take you through to the information and registration page through my affiliate link.

I’ve got to admit, this first one has me really tempted. I’ve got a box full of slides that I intend to turn into albums for myself and my brother about our life before the accident that took our parents. Maybe this would be the kick in the pants I need to get started on it!

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Create the perfect group gift album for someone you love, just in time for Christmas!

$30.00 $25.00 Special introductory price ends soon. Bonus: a FREE self-paced project with purchase!
Get Tribute Album: Celebrating Life, which will help you scrapbook a loved one who has passed on.

Enter promo code MAPLESP at checkout. Continue reading »


Exciting New Class and COUPON Code for You

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I have taken many classes through Big Picture Classes and loved every single one. When I started it was called Big Picture Scrapbooking but they have expanded their offerings so much since then that the name needed to change to reflect it. You can learn anything from how to start, how to organize, multi media techniques, how to take better photographs, how to create embellishment clusters …. you name it, they got it!! Want to know how many classes I’ve taken since 2009? Here’s a screen shot of my classes list.

My Big Picture Classes list Continue reading »


New Class – Christmas Ornament Keepsake Box and Card Set

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I am VERY excited to be able to offer this class to you. My upline Sandra created this gorgeous Christmas ornament shaped box with 12 matching cards and kindly sent me the instructions on how to make it.

Is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? 

Each box holds 12 cards and envelopes. 

12 beautiful Christmas cards – 4 each of 3 designs – with matching envelopes. 
Do you want to learn how to make them?
I will be offering this class once a month starting Saturday September 15th 5:00PM – 10:00PM. Please visit my Eventbrite site for additional dates (subject to change) and to register. The cost is $20.00 which includes the Instruction Sheet, all materials needed, access to my stamps, inks and cutting tools plus snacks and beverages. This would make a wonderful gift (teachers, hostesses, Secret Santas, etc) or an equally lovely home decor item if you prefer to use and send the cards yourself. 
I hope you’ll join me in! If you’d like a private class at YOUR home rather than mine, please contact me to set that up. I think this would be a great way to spend a few hours with your girl friends getting in the Christmas Spirit!