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!

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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!

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Scrapping our Stash: Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop where we are Scrapping our Stash.

This month we are focusing on scrapping our Valentine’s stash, or at least stash that has to do with love.  We are thrilled to once again have Kiwi Lane Designs sponsoring this month! Kiwi Lane Designs creates templates that help take the frustration out of scrapbooking!  And one lucky winner today will get a border set and an accessory set from Kiwi Lane. Details on how you can win this prize can be found here!

You should have arrived here from Jennifer Haggerty‘s blog. Today’s list of blogs to visit is quite long so I thank you for choosing to visit mine today.

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Valentine’s Day Treats

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Some eye candy for you and some real candy for my girls! Check it out …

So the little buckets were purchased at Dollarama and then I filled them with candy hearts.

To get the hearts to stand up in the tins I attached a clothes pin to the bottom and hid it among the candies.

Here’s how I made the Valentines: using the Hearts Framelits Dies, I cut out a piece of Melon Mambo card stock with the largest size heart and started layering. First is a piece of Very Vanilla Card stock (which I inked around the edges with Melon Mambo ink) then a Dollar Store doily spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Blushing Bride. On top of that I put a piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP (once again, inked around the edge) and finally a monogram.
The monogram was made with the Alphabet Soup On Board letters that I inked in Melon Mambo then covered in Dazzling Details. (Note to self – 3 hours is not quite enough drying time!)

For the back I stamped some images and sentiments from P.S. I Love You onto another Very Vanilla heart inked around the edges with Melon Mambo ink. To get the different colours on the strawberry I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Garden Green. It’s very easy to use these markers on Stampin’ Up stamps to create custom coloured stamped images. Just colour the stamp, huff on it to re-moisten the ink and stamp as normal. Voila! Custom coloured images!
And the husband wasn’t left out of the hand made card parade. He received this lovely card that I made at an Upline meeting a couple weeks ago. Thanks to Kristina for the cute make-and-takes!!

This card also uses the P.S. I Love You stamp set and what I really love (and a great reason to go to my meetings so I can learn tricks like this to teach my customers!) is the one heart we covered in Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. A simple thing but what an impact!

A few last pictures showing the fun my girls had making Valentine’s for their class mates. I offered this as a class but had no takers so my girls got to go nuts!

Even little Christine got in on the action!

These are the ones I made for their teachers. The biggest heart is cut from a piece of Beau Chateau DSP.

Here are Christine’s finished ones. In all honesty, I think she had more fun handing them out to her little friends than she had making them!
Okay, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I hope your Valentine’s Day was a love filled as mine was!