SSSApril2018kit - card #7 by Alison Day

10 Cards from 1 Kit – Part 2

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Happy Saturday! How’s your weekend going so far? Any big plans?

Weekends around here are for field hockey games, spring league soccer games, and sometimes tournaments. You know, quiet, easy, lounge around in your pj’s til noon type days … wait …

We are definitely doing weekends all wrong!

There is a Spring Crop going on over on the Paper Issues Facebook group which I am hoping to take part in at some point. But we’ll just have to see if I’m “allowed” scrappy time! (Insert eye roll emoji here!)

In case you’re like me and have to live vicariously through others at the moment, here is the second part of my 10 Cards from 1 Kit project. If you missed Part I you can read all about it here. I am using my April kit from Simon Says Stamp so that I can go and pick up my May kit with a clear conscience! Here’s a look at how cards 6 – 10 came together. Continue reading »


SSSApril2018kit - card #3 by Alison Day

Play Time

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I took some time today to finally play with my April card kit from Simon Says Stamp. To see the reveal of the kit please see the video in this post.

It’s a gorgeous kit full of rainbows and butterflies and apart from one little strip of green paper, I’ve not touched it. Too busy with Clear the Desk layouts I think! But as I got notification today that my May kit is now ready for pick up, I figured I’d better get busy.

So here’s a look at how the first five cards came together.

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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 »



April Card Kit Reveal

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After the fickleness of Canada Post the past few months, I decided to utilize a US address instead and voila! Prompt arrival of my very next kit! So prompt in fact that I wasn’t able to go down and pick it up until yesterday.

Here’s what’s inside the April Kit – Beautiful Day

As I said in the video description, this kit is SOLD OUT (boo!) but all of it’s individual components are still available and listed below. Click on the images to be taken to the Simon Says Stamp shop to fill your basket and create your own kit! Continue reading »


SSSMarch2018Kit - Card #2 by Alison Day

Making a Start with Some Easter Cards

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Good Monday Morning! Another day off for the hubs so I thought I’d sneak in here and get a post up quickly.

Yesterday was Easter and we celebrated with family in grand style. But before all that happened, the girls awoke to some treats on the kitchen table and hand made cards from me. I’ve been playing with my March card kit from Simon Says Stamp. Did you see my reveal video?

It’s a super cute kit and while there is a distinctly Easter themed stamp set included, the rest of the kit is not overly Easter themed. Not complaining, I really don’t make a lot of Easter cards and those are usually just for my kids, but it did present me with a challenge when it came to making those cards! I started to film a video of me playing with the kit but it kind of went sideways when I couldn’t quite decide what the heck I was doing with the kit. So … I deleted it. Trust me, you did not want to see my rambling, bumbling, oh-so-scattered process!

But I am determined to share with you all the cards I make with every kit so here are the four cards I’ve made so far. And I promise, the next cards I make will have a video!

Card #1 – Sunshine and Rubber Boots

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Clear the desk #12 - #girlsquad Memories by Alison Day

Dwindling Supplies and a Growing Story Album

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Happy Saturday everyone!

And Happy Easter (Extra-Long) Weekend!

Earlier this week I started sharing the layouts I’ve made with my second Clear The Desk kit of supplies. To recap, it was a much larger kit than outlined in class but I knew I had a stack of photos from my eldest daughters Grade 7 Graduation Assembly to document. For me, having a kit of cohesive supplies to tell the story from one day or one event helps keep me focused. If I have to spend time hunting down papers and embellishments for each layout I tend to lose interest because I get bogged down with all the decision making.

So far I’ve created 8 layouts from this kit. The first two can be found in this post, the next three in this post. Today I am sharing the latest three, so let’s get going. (PS – my numbering system for my layouts is for the whole Clear the Desk class, not the number of layouts made from any one kit of supplies. I’m curious how many layouts I can make as I work my way through the class which I why I’ve done this.)

Layout #11 – Love Our Village

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