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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Well, the title says it all, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

How do you celebrate? I have long given up on the notion of being swept away with diamonds and champagne (and this year I’m fairly certain my husband commissioned our middle daughter to make a card for him to give me – um … say what?!) but the important part of my day is to show my love for my family. They are my forever Valentines after all!

Every year I try to make something for my girls. Some years I just have time to make them a card, but other years they wake up to something extra special. I’ve made Heart Shaped Photo Books (2011), fun Heart Shaped Toppers in a bucket of candy (2012), Heart Decor which busted my stash of Valentine’s Day embellishments (2014),  cute Mailboxes (2016), and more than I don’t have blog posts for.

This year I’m playing along with one of the February Challenges over at Paper Issues and making sure to use hearts on these super cute paper mugs full of candy! What girl doesn’t like receiving a bag of candy on Valentine’s Day, am I right?

I filmed the process so here it is. Continue reading »


Easy Valentine’s Day Gift

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Do you remember when you were little and you had no money to buy presents for your Mum or Dad so you’d make them a coupon book? It usually had things in it like “clean my room”, “put away the dishes”, or “wash the car”. Well, I’ve got a fun project for you to make for your kids this Valentine’s Day that hearkens back to those books.

Valentine’s Day Coupons

Create a Little Love Early Bird Bonus Coupon Book - cover Continue reading »


Valentine card by Alison Day Designs

Live, Laugh, Love – a Special Valentine From Me

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Make it Monday - February Welcome to Make It Monday for February 8, 2016.

You may be arriving here from Carole’s site where she is using Paint Shop Pro to create gold elements. I think metallic colours must be the hardest for our digital brothers and sisters to create!

Today I am embracing all things RED in preparation for Valentine’s Day. I’ve already shared some of the cards that are available to buy in my shop, and some of the cute gifts that my daughter’s will be receiving this year, but now I want to share the card that I made for my husband.

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Single Layer Cards for Valentine’s Day

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Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to Make It Monday!

You may be arriving here from Karen’s site where she is teaching us how to use masks in Artisan 5 with a quick video. Even if you are not a digital scrapbooker, I’m sure there are plenty of tips there that we paper lovers can put to good use!

At the end of this post there is another link that you can use to continue around the Blog Circle. Hope you have fun and learn something new on your journey!

Today I am talking about single layer cards. Or, what I refer to as single layer cards which really have two layers but compared to my usual cards with pop dots and flowers and all sorts of other embellishments that add a ton of height and bulk, these are relatively flat. And easy! Continue reading »


Owls from Toilet Paper rolls by Alison Day Designs

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop – Owl Treat Holders

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Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to another Scrapping Our Stash blog hop!

We took a couple months off during the chaos that is late November, and December, but we are back with more inspiration to help you bust through that ever growing scrapbook paper stash!

You should be arriving from Lee-Anne’s blog but if not, have no fear. The entire hop list is at the end of my post to help you out.

Today I am sharing a cute little treat holder made from a toilet paper roll that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you’re super ambitious, you’ve got enough time to make one for every kid in your child’s classroom … or just your own children. As I will be doing!

Here’s what you need to make one: Continue reading »


Owl tote

Playing With my Silhouette Cameo

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Welcome to the weekend! Woot! Woot!

Weekends are for playing, yes? For me, that means playing with paper and glue.

A couple weeks ago I added my Silhouette Cameo into the mix and created some super cute 3-D items. Check them out.

PicMonkey Collage

I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring for Lori Whitlock’s Design Team Call so went to the Silhouette Design Store and downloaded these super cute projects to try. I know that owl goody bag is going to show up at a birthday party soon!

Here’s each project. Continue reading »