Red White and Blue Birthday Wishes card by Alison Day Designs

It’s a Red, White, and Blue Kind of Day

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngHappy 4th of July!

I know many of my readers are from the States so I wish you a safe and happy Independence Day. Up here in Canada we had our own National Birthday celebrations just the other day. We consider our celebrations pretty awesome but I know that you guys below the 49th do things at a whole other level. So much fun!

As your nations birthday falls on one on my regular Make It Monday posts I wanted to make something special for you. A patriotic birthday card if you will! So Happy Birthday America!

Red White and Blue Birthday Wishes card by Alison Day Designs

I used some Echo Park 6×6 papers from my stash and a ribbon that I do believe came around a Paper Issues package. Never throw anything away! The stars are absolutely ancient! They are Studio Calico chipboard stars purchased on a whim and hardly touched. Don’t judge, we all do it!

That’s it! Go enjoy your holiday!

If you’re not off today, my condolences. Just a regular ol’ Monday then. This too shall pass!

Have a great week everyone!


Written In The Stars

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngWelcome to Make It Monday!

Today’s share is super quick because I know you’d way rather be outside in this gorgeous sunshine, right? I’m so glad June-uary is almost done with! Bring on summer!!

This is a card I made for my old boss. I needed something non-flowery, not pink, but fun to reflect his personality. He had just won Top Store Manager in the entire company so we really wanted something special.

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Grown Ups Can Water Colour Too

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

Oh, and welcome to Summer! For those of us up here in the Northern Hemisphere anyway. The sun did greet us today after a gloomy weekend. I take it as a good omen!

Today I am sharing with you my latest adventure.

Water colours!

As you’ll see in this video, I have a super duper expensive set that I’ve been using. Yep, no expenses spared on this making of this blog post! Take a look …

And here are the cards I mentioned at the beginning of my video.

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Musical Theatre thank you card by Alison Day Designs

Dancing into the Summer

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

Second week in a row – can I get a woot! woot! (Okay, it’s only the second week in a row but hey, I’ll take any small victory I can get at the moment!)

Today I have a quick card share. These are the cards I made for my daughter’s dance teachers this year. It’s been quite a year so each teacher also got a bottle of wine. I think they needed it! Continue reading »

Teacher Thank You cards by Alison Day Designs

As the School Year Winds Down …

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Oh it’s been so long since I wrote a Make It Monday post! Have you missed them? I have and I am determined to get back on schedule!

With that being said, today I wanted to share these cute thank you cards for the teacher’s in your lives.

Some of you are already on summer break but up here we’ve got a few more weeks. We seem to be going until the bitter end of June this year! Ugh! The children (and some of the teachers too) are starting to lose focus in the classroom. Hope nobody has anything major planned for June!

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LOAD516-18 - Take a Seat by Alison Day

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.

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LOAD516 – My first Week’s Efforts

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In case you’re not aware, I’m participating in LOAD this month. In fact, I’m one of Alice’s Featured Scrappers! Very exciting!!

I’ve already completed my layouts with the prompts I received in advance (and have scheduled those posts to be released on the right days), but I have been trying to also play along each day. So far I’ve completed 5 (and a half) layouts – not a perfect score but sometimes even fun events like LOAD need to take a back seat to real life. I know, I know! Real life! Whose brilliant idea was that anyway?

Want to see what I’ve made so far this month?

Like you have a choice! LOL!

Day #1 – What does a typical day look like? Continue reading »