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

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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 »


LOAD218-22 Home Away From Home a double page spread by Alison Day

Still Keeping Up?

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How are you doing with LOAD218? Are you still managing to create a layout every day? With my daily videos I’ve been able to share little bits of what I love about the LOAD process, but you want to know my favourite thing about LOAD?

There are no rules!!

Well, I mean there are … but there aren’t. If you know what I mean.

If you want to create a layout every day and upload it to the Flickr gallery in the time allotted, then you are in for a finishers prize. BUT … and I can’t stress this enough … if you only do one layout in the month because that’s all you could fit in, then you’re also a winner. Because you got one more story told and in your albums than you would have if you hadn’t been doing LOAD.

Right?! Celebrate those small victories as hard as you celebrate the big ones!

That being said, I am celebrating the fact that we are at Day 22 and I have completed 22 layouts and 22 videos (actually 23 because I did two on Day 15)! Woot! Woot! Want to see my latest? As if you have a choice! Continue reading »