LOAD218 My Adventures So Far

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Curious to see what I’ve been up to so far for LOAD218? Well, look no further, I’ve got all three layouts for you today, plus their corresponding process videos.


Day 1 – Using Multiple Fonts in Your Title

I forgot to add the close up photos to the end of this video – my apologies! Remedied that in future videos. Here they are for you to see. Continue reading »

Challenge Accepted! Committing to Creating a Layout a Day in February

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Does this sound like you? You’ve got a room full of scrapbook supplies, more “on the go” projects than you can possibly finish in one lifetime, and no time/motivation to create? You’ve dabbled and pushed supplies around your desk, you may even have created a layout or two, but the mountain of memories to document just keeps getting bigger?

Two big arms raised and waving right here!!

Well, I’ve got the perfect solution to kick your Scrappy Butt in gear!

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Time For Another LOAD Recap – Summer Lovin’ LOAD Mini

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.png Welcome to Make It Monday!

Today I am sharing the layouts I completed during last weeks’ Mini-LOAD challenge.

For those not familiar with what a LOAD is, it’s typically a month long challenge where participants are given a prompt every day and expected to create a layout using that prompt. Although, as we know, there are no Scrapbook Police so 100% adherence to the prompts is not required. Just a layout every day uploaded to the group Flickr Gallery. 🙂

This summer Alice (Scraphappy Owner Extraordinaire!) decided to run a mini LOAD. Only one week long. Seven days, seven prompts. That’s doable, right?

Um …. apparently not! For me anyway.

Here are the layouts I managed to create last week.

Day One: Water – Stateroom 7039

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Taking a Look Back at LOAD516

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Happy Saturday everyone!

What’s on your crafting table today? It’s raining where I live and I’ve managed to get rid of two kids plus my husband for most of the day so besides the Father’s Day card that’s half finished, I am finally ready to share the layouts I created during last months LOAD challenge.

I know, I know, LOAD has been over for weeks but hey … every now and then, life gets in the way of crafting around here. Gasp!

Instead of a physical flip through of my layouts, I went with a slideshow – enjoy! Continue reading »

LOAD516-24 – Gather All The Pretty Papers!

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Welcome to Day 24 of LOAD516!

My humble apologies for this post not going live with prompt. I was confused and thought I was up tomorrow! Oops!

I completely blame my insanely busy weekend! When you are as old as I am you should just know that you can’t possibly hope to function on 4.5 hours sleep!! It messes you up for days!

But, moving on …

Today’s prompt was about what makes you feel confident or courageous and I freely admit, if I feel like I look like a million bucks, then I can act like it too! Here’s my process video in which I explain that a whole lot better and show you how I gathered all my favourite and pretty things to make my layout.

And the finished layout. Continue reading »

Stash Busting – Off-Cuts and Branding Strips

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If you’re a paper scrapbooker like me, then you probably have a love hate relationship with manufacturers. It’s great that they don’t take away from the gorgeous 12×12″ patterned paper by adding a bar code and other identifying marks onto the paper, and it’s fun that they are now starting to add a patterned strip on the opposite side to said bar code and branding, but … then what? What do you do with all those cute 1/4″ strips of paper?

I keep mine safely in a drawer “for future projects”. You know the type of drawer I’m talking about, right? The type where good intentions go to die?

Not anymore!

I’m here to show you how to break out all those strips and use them on a layout! In fact, use them to create the background of a layout. Take a look.

And here’s my finished layout. Continue reading »

LOAD516-16 – Odd Socks and Flying Monkeys

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Welcome to LOAD516 Day 16!

We are officially over the half-way point.  How are you doing? If you saw my post on Saturday then you know my answer to that question! But it is a brand new week. Onwards and upwards!!

Today’s prompt had me a bit stumped at first but I got it all sorted out eventually. I talk about it in the introduction to my process video so I’ll just let you watch that instead of prattling on about it here. Enjoy!

And here is my finished layout. Continue reading »