Giving it a Personal Touch

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Good Monday morning everyone! How are we today? Ready for new inspiration? Chomping at the bit to be creative?

Yeah, me too!

And as promised, I have a card share today. It’s my eldest daughter’s 14th birthday today (I know, right? 14?! When did that happen? I swear just last week she was starting Kindergarten!!) This card was made from the left over scraps of my first Clear the Desk kit.

Birthday Card by Alison Day

A couple of patterned circles that I’d previously cut out but not put on a layout, some puffy stickers from the American Crafts sheet, some letter and number stickers from my Simple Stories packs, the remainder of that striped sticker from Shimelle’s True Stories sticker book, and a few paper scraps. Not bad, right? Oh, and some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Lamé. Because everything needs a bit of sparkle!

That’s it! Now go and make something!


What’s on Your Desk?

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Despite committing to fully completing LOAD218 this month, I signed up for Shimelle’s latest class called Clear The Desk (click the link to check out more info on this class and sign up if you like – NOT an affiliate link). Yes, I am certifiable, and I could combine my LOAD layouts with her class prompts, but I’ve already got a good, and working plan in place for LOAD so wanted to use her class to get other things off my desk and To Do list. It’s been a very busy few days around here!

Usually when I sign up for her classes it’s with the greatest of intentions, but I end up just enjoying watching her videos and I don’t participate. I know, what a waste, right? This time I decided to play along with the prompts and I’ve got 5 more completed layouts under my belt and more stash busted! Winner!

The premise of the class is to clear out products purchased in 2017 to make room for all the new 2018 products that are hitting stores now. I didn’t buy a ton of new product in 2017 – mostly Glitter Girl and I’ve been busting that stash with my Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour Album for LOAD – so I decided to just try to clear out products I love but haven’t put on a page yet.

Here’s my first kit from my stash. Continue reading »