Clear the Desk #15 - Happiness is in Bloom by Alison Day

I’m Calling it and Moving On … I Think

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I feel like I’ve been using the same set of supplies forever! It’s only been since the end of February … maybe that is “forever” in the world of scrapbooking? LOL!

But with these next few layouts I think I am ready to call it a day on my giant Kit #2 and gather some new supplies for the next part of Shimelle’s class. If you missed my previous layouts using this kit you can see them here, here, and here.

Layout #14 – Welcome Surprise

Here is the sketch from the Paper Issues challenge: Continue reading »


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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Clear the Desk #10 - Wicked Smart by Alison Day

I Don’t Think My Desk Is Any Clearer!

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Welcome back!

How is your Wednesday going? My youngest is having her birthday party tonight so I am in full panic mode! Really should not be on my computer but … a promise is a promise and I promised you guys more Clear the Desk layouts! Here goes …

If you missed the first two layouts from my second kit for this class then please check out Monday’s post here.

Layout #8 – Dream Big

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Clear the Desk #7 - Be Mine by Alison Day

Clear The Desk Kit #2

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I have been remiss in posting my Clear the Desk progress so this week will be all about catching you up.

If you missed the first kit I put together for this class, then please check out this post. I also share the first five layouts I made – each with a process video.  I did two things with the kit remainders. First I made a card which you can see on this post, and then I left everything on my desk. Well, not actually on my desk, as my desk is quite small, but available to use in subsequent projects for this class.

Which leads me to Kit #2.

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St. Patrick's Day 2012 by Alison Day

Using All The Greens!

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Do you celebrate your Irish roots on this day, or this just an excuse to wear green, kiss perfect strangers, and drink green beer (not necessarily in that order)? I haven’t done that Ancestry DNA test to verify, but my 100% British Isles heritage probably has a bit of Irish in it. I’m fairly certain most people born in that part of the world can trace their ancestors back to some Irish rover or another, right?

Now that we have children our celebrations tend to the tame side. A bit of Irish stew and colcannon, maybe some soda bread if I’m of a mind, but rarely more than that. However, there was that one time we took in the festivities in downtown Vancouver that I’ve never scrapbooked … until today! Continue reading »


LOAD218-25 - Cloak of Invisibility by Alison Day

That’s a Wrap!

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Well folks, it’s February 28th. The last day of February and the last day of LOAD218.

What a blast!!

Whether you participated or not, did 28 layouts this month or 1, I hope you enjoyed the process. And I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my layouts come together.

I’ve been working on an album about our trip to the Warner Brothers studio lot outside London for their The Making of Harry Potter experience. It was a jam packed 4 hours on site with hundreds of photos taken, and so many more memories made. When I started the month I had made 4 layouts for album. Now I have two fairly full albums as I added 29 layouts because of LOAD.

As resident scrapbooker and memory keeper, this makes my heart so happy!

So let’s recap the last 6 days, shall we? Starting with …

Day 23 – Hagrid!

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Clear the Desk #5 - I Will Not Dab! by Alison Day

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 »