10 Cards 1 Kit – July 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – Part 1

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Hello everyone! Welcome to a new week! And a blog post … gasp!

How has your summer been going? Mine has been flying by. A lot of that has to do with having a new job and, once again, trying to find my new routine that allows crafting as well as all the other tasks a mother/wife/entrepreneur is expected to complete in a day. Crafting has taken a back seat. Not my first choice but … reality is, sometimes feeding the children really IS more important than creating a new card or layout. Go figure!

It’s also been about a million degrees out! By West Coast Canadian terms that means high 20’s – low 30’s Celsius. Not Phoenix or LA hot, but … when there’s no A/C .. it may as well be! My little Scrap Cave has a window and I did get my blinds back up so the heat is cut down a lot but even so, it’s WAY too hot in here to be spending hours filming and editing process videos. Sorry! I’ve put about 4 hours in here today and I need to spend some quality time in front of our large fan in the living room soon! I’m just about cooked!!

My efforts and sweaty back are your gain. I’ve got the first part of my version of the ever popular 10 Cards 1 Kit type posts. I am using the July 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp and if you missed my reveal video, here it is. Continue reading »


Another Kit Bites the Dust

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Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I am sharing the last of my posts about the June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I have not shared everything here on my blog so I thought I’d compile a round up for you.

– Kit reveal video is here.

– First three cards are on my Instagram account – check out the posts from June 5, June 7,  and June 9.

– Cards #4 – 6 are on my blog here.

– A video of my first experiments with the Distress Resist Spray is on YouTube here which includes cards 7 and 8 (close ups of the cards can be found on Instagram here.)

– Card #9 is up on Instagram here and there is also a video on YouTube here showing how it came together plus more results from further experiments with the Distress Resist Spray.

Which brings us to today and my six further cards. Continue reading »


New Kit, New Card Designs

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngHey! Welcome to Monday! Thought it was time to revive my Make it Monday posts. Did you miss them? I did so … time to bring them back!

Today I am showing you how I am using my June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It’s got loads of gorgeous papers in it! If you missed my reveal video it’s over on my YouTube channel here.

I’ve already made 3 cards with this kit – you can see them on my Instagram page and I do show you them briefly at the beginning of today’s video. Speaking of, I explain a lot in the intro so why don’t I just get to it?

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Cards for Days!

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Wondering what I’ve been up to this month? The blog has been quiet, I know, but I promise I have been creating.

LOAD518 was going on and while I did not achieve a layout every single day, I did do quite a few. And filmed them too. You can take a look at all my layouts in my Flickr gallery here and my YouTube videos on my channel in this playlist.

And then there’s been all the card making …

Do you follow me on Instagram? If so, you’ve no doubt noticed a lot of cards lately. That’s because I took up The 100 Day Project and decided to make a card a day for 100 days. I’ve missed a couple of days here and there but I’ve got 55 days of cards so far and I’m not stopping. Technically, with the 6 cards I made for this post, I’m all caught up and even ahead of the game a bit but … that’s not really the point of the exercise, is it?

Which brings me to the point of this post … finishing my May 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

This is what I started with. Continue reading »


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 »