Good Luck Cards by Alison Day Designs

Filling In The Gaps

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It’s September!! Holy crap, where is this year going?? I am not sure to be honest. Life with kids seems to get busier each year. Which in turn means that each year flies past faster and faster. Not a fan of this!

If you check in on this blog regularly you may have noticed my “closed for cleaning” photo last Monday. I really was cleaning on Monday, but then with the rush, excitement and mayhem of Back to School I had a bit of a melt down. I’ll probably talk more about that on Wednesday (or in a subsequent Words on Wednesday post) but suffice it to say that for the first time in a long time, my Scrap Cave was not a refuge. With no motivation to make anything came nothing to post about. So … I took the week off.

My blog, my prerogative right?

But I have reached a (perhaps temporary) state of equilibrium again and have been churning projects out of my Scrap Cave with gusto. Today’s cards are part of that renewed crafty inclination. (Don’t forget to see my latest #the20project layout too.)

In fact, they were inspired by someone who purchased an item from me via Varagesale. She asked if I had any Good Luck cards and so brought my attention to a hole in my inventory.

Challenge Accepted!

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close up of Happy Birthday card by Alison Day Designs

Channeling Christy Riopel

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Just over a week ago I heard the sad news that the tight knit Canadian creative community lost one of its members. Christy Riopel was unbelievably creative! I never met the woman myself but through her art work and many articles in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, I felt I knew her a little. A very little to be sure!

I love this photo of her and think it sums her up creatively speaking.

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I can’t speak to her personal and private side, but someone with this much joy for art can only possess a joy filled heart, right?

It also made me want to get my own fingers messy too! So I did …

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Look For the Miracles by Alison Day Designs

What Happens When You Ink an Embossing Folder?

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It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve managed to get a Make It Monday post up on a Monday! Ah, lazy summer days!

Today I’m taking inspiration from “one of the greats” – Jennifer McGuire. She’s got a fabulous YouTube channel and website that you have to check out!

One of her older videos popped up in the “suggestions for you” sidebar one day and it led down a bit of a YouTube rabbit hole. A fun rabbit hole to be sure, but one I probably shouldn’t have explored on that particular day!

It was this video that inspired the cards I made for today’s post.

Faux Letterpress cards by Alison Day Designs

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Let the Magic Begin by Alison Day Designs

Making a Start With a Plan in Place!

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Welcome to Make it Monday Tuesday!

In all honesty, I started this post on Sunday thinking I would have plenty of time to get everything done but … best intentions and all that! The flip side is, I have a plan! Maybe you didn’t hear me …

I HAVE A PLAN, PEOPLE!

I know, I know, it happens so rarely in my scrapbooking.

Are you okay? Do you need a minute?

Did you spit out your coffee all over the monitor?

I do apologize. Wipe it down and let’s continue.

My plan … well, I tell you all about it in the video below, but suffice it to say, it has to do with the album for our recent Disney Cruise. Continue reading »


Quality Over Quantity?

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I promised I’d share the cards I made while on the Disney Cruise so that is what I’m doing today. As you may have guessed from the title, I did not make a ton of cards – too much fun being had on board to craft! But hey, every little bit helps when you’ve got two Christmas markets rapidly approaching and a dwindling stock of cards to sell at them, right?

If you need a refresher, you can find my Crafting On the Go kit here.

As far as where I got crafty, here’s the set up in my cabin.

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Here’s a video showing what I made.

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Disney Cruise autograph books by Alison Day Designs

All Ready for Mickey and Friends

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We are arriving back in port today from our week long Disney Cruise to Alaska but I didn’t want to leave you hanging. I’m writing this post well in advance so can’t comment on the cruise as of yet. I’ll leave that for this week’s Words on Wednesday!

Today I wanted to share a little something special I made for the girls before we left Vancouver.

When we went to Disneyland in 2012 I made them each a special book for collecting autographs from all the characters we were going to meet. I can’t find my photos of those books (I think they may have been lost in the Great Hard Drive Failure of 2012) but here’s a shot of the girls holding them.

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50th wedding anniversary card by Alison Day Designs

Golden Wedding Card

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Today is a very special day for my family. We are embarking on a cruise!

My husbands parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by treating their children to a Cruise. A Disney cruise no less!

Wow! How lucky are we?

Such a special occasion called for a very special card which I was only too happy to make. It’s not every day you reach such a milestone after all! Your 50th wedding anniversary is called your Golden anniversary so … Continue reading »