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Don’t Be Blue – a Non-Traditional Valentine’s Card

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Make it Monday - pinkRed, pink, hearts, Cupid and arrows.

That’s usually what you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day, right?

Well, I’m turning all that on it’s head with today’s Make It Monday post.

You may be arriving from Connie’s blog where planner stickers, hot air balloons and dreams all came together. Or you may have stumbled upon my post in another way, it’s all good. Glad you’re here! Every Monday I (try to) get together with a few of my creative friends to bring you a round up of what we’ve been creating. It is my intention to bring you a post every Monday whether I have compatriots or not. Come back each Monday to see what new creation is coming out of my Scrap Cave! Continue reading »


Chore chart circled by Alison Day Designs

Anything to Make It Easier – Customized Chore Charts

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minion choresWhy, oh why, is such a chore to get your kids to DO their chores?

The nagging, the constant reminders, the yelling … by the time they actually emerge from the abyss (a.k.a. their bedroom) to state that it’s clean, you’re ready for a double crantini, hold the cranberry juice. Am I right?

As a mother I am always looking for new ways to make it easier on all of us. As a crafter I have the tools and the supplies to make it fun. (Let’s face it, I’ve got the supplies to help the entire planet at this point!)

So that’s what I’m doing! Continue reading »


Top 15 of 2015

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hello 2016

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 »


Bring on the noise makers, party hats and bubbly!

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Make it Monday - FebruaryWelcome Monday! In fact, Make It Monday!

Gasp!

I know, I’ve been remiss on the Make It Monday front for several months now. Funny how when life gets busy, this blog is the first thing to fall by the way side. If I were a resolution making kind of person, I’d say that 2016 was going to be different with regards to this website … as I’m not, you can read into that what you will!

Today my crafty share with you is something to help you ring in the New Year.

Table confetti and a card! Continue reading »


Fabulous Five by Alison Day Designs

Two Anna’s, Two Elsa’s and a Monster

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Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to Make it Monday! You may be coming from Alice’s site where she has three tips for sharing memories of Halloween from childhood.

Did you play the Frozen Trick Or Treat drinking game last year?

You know, the one where every time an Anna, Elsa, Kristoff or Olaf showed up at your door you took a drink? No?

Probably a good thing. Just going by how many were in our school’s Halloween Parade, it could have been quite the game in our neighbourhood!

Today I have created a layout about my three daughters going out on Halloween night with my bestie’s two daughters. Five girls in all and we had two Anna’s and Two Elsa’s.

Yep. That really happened. Continue reading »


Halloween Hair by Alison Day Designs

Snack Bags for Crafty Types

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 Fall leaf by Alison Day DesignsHello October!

Can you believe it? Where did September go?!

The calendar says we’ve left summer behind but around these parts the sun is shining, the afternoons are warm, and I want to soak up every last ounce of that precious Vitamin D before it disappears for months.

(I may be in denial that socks are now required, flip flops are a wee bit too open to wear 24/7, and the heat may need to get turned on soon.)

Sigh.

But now that it’s officially October and Fall, I guess it’s perfectly acceptable to post about all things Thanksgiving and Halloween. Right? That’s the rule, isn’t it? No white after Labour Day and no Halloween talk until October 1st? Guess I’ve already broken that rule as I shared something last week that you could make and give away this Halloween to kids in your child’s class or at a party.

Today I have another take on the Halloween Snack Bag but this time it’s for you! Continue reading »


In Line (for the Princesses) by Alison Day Designs

Getting the Story Straight

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Welcome back! Today I have another video for you and a surprise sale to tell you about at the end of the post.

On Monday I took you on a tour of my album from our trip to Disneyland in 2012. You saw the processes I’d put in place, and the products I’d set aside at the beginning to help in the creation of a cohesive album. A more complete story of our trip rather than an album full of photos and captions, if you will.

There were a LOT of missing stories! There were missing dates on many layouts. And then there was the Ultimate Scrapbooker Oops, two layouts about the same story. Same photos. Different colour schemes.

Ugh!

Today I show you how I fixed that. Take a look. Continue reading »