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 »

All Things Sewing Card by Alison Day

Embracing the Uncomfortable and Going Strong!

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On Saturday I shared two cards that I made from the kit that took extra long to get to me – the February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Since then I’ve been diligently making cards. Want to see?

Here is the video showing the next four cards that I made.

There are close ups of each card at the end of the video but here they are again. Continue reading »

I Let My 8 Year Old Pick the Papers! Gulp!

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It’s almost Spring and that seems to mean Birthday Season. In my house we are a week and a half away from the second birthday of the four that take place between the end of February and the first week of May, and that particular little girl got two party invitations recently. Guess a lot of people figure the Spring is a good time to have kids!

I decided to get her to help make some decisions for the cards she wanted for her friends. So we went through my stash of 6×6 papers from old Simon Says Stamp kits as well as my hoard of 6×6 papers, and she picked out her favourites. There was a lot of rainbow colour schemes involved!

Due to a volleyball tournament on Saturday morning, I wasn’t able to make a card for the party she had later that day, but she helped herself to the papers and made a pretty sweet card of her own. Which left me slightly fewer choices for the second card, but still plenty to work with. See it come together in this video.

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LOAD218-25 - Cloak of Invisibility by Alison Day

That’s a Wrap!

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Well folks, it’s February 28th. The last day of February and the last day of LOAD218.

What a blast!!

Whether you participated or not, did 28 layouts this month or 1, I hope you enjoyed the process. And I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my layouts come together.

I’ve been working on an album about our trip to the Warner Brothers studio lot outside London for their The Making of Harry Potter experience. It was a jam packed 4 hours on site with hundreds of photos taken, and so many more memories made. When I started the month I had made 4 layouts for album. Now I have two fairly full albums as I added 29 layouts because of LOAD.

As resident scrapbooker and memory keeper, this makes my heart so happy!

So let’s recap the last 6 days, shall we? Starting with …

Day 23 – Hagrid!

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Clear the Desk #5 - I Will Not Dab! by Alison Day

What’s on Your Desk?

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Despite committing to fully completing LOAD218 this month, I signed up for Shimelle’s latest class called Clear The Desk (click the link to check out more info on this class and sign up if you like – NOT an affiliate link). Yes, I am certifiable, and I could combine my LOAD layouts with her class prompts, but I’ve already got a good, and working plan in place for LOAD so wanted to use her class to get other things off my desk and To Do list. It’s been a very busy few days around here!

Usually when I sign up for her classes it’s with the greatest of intentions, but I end up just enjoying watching her videos and I don’t participate. I know, what a waste, right? This time I decided to play along with the prompts and I’ve got 5 more completed layouts under my belt and more stash busted! Winner!

The premise of the class is to clear out products purchased in 2017 to make room for all the new 2018 products that are hitting stores now. I didn’t buy a ton of new product in 2017 – mostly Glitter Girl and I’ve been busting that stash with my Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour Album for LOAD – so I decided to just try to clear out products I love but haven’t put on a page yet.

Here’s my first kit from my stash. 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 »

LOAD218-17 Diagon Alley Left side by Alison Day

Getting Over the Hump

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Now that February is more than half way finished it is becoming even more important to me to finish this month’s LOAD strong! I have a tendency to leave projects unfinished (gasp!) but I am determined not to let that happen.

So, without further ado, I give you Days 15 – 17 of LOAD218 and the next 4 layouts that are going into my Harry Potter Studio Tour album. Yes, I said 4 layouts not 3. You’ll see!

Day 15 – Wicked

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