December 2017 Album

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Good afternoon! Hope your Wednesday is going well.

I had a bit of an emotionally charged Tuesday so I took some much needed time today to relax, catch up on some of my PVR’d shows, and get creative in my Scrap Cave. I’d like to share the results of that with you now.

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Okay, back to today’s post!  I trust you’ve seen a few of the videos on my December 2017 album so far. Today I’ve got the creation of Day 6 for you. All previous days are linked below the video.

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The Great Hall double page by Alison Day

The Great Hall

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Good morning! Happy Saturday!

What’s on your agenda today? Ours includes a club volleyball tournament for the eldest, swimming lessons for the younger two and finally, basketball for the middle. Just your typical quiet weekend around here! (insert massive eye roll – I’m supposed to be focusing on being more BALANCED, RIGHT?!)

Since I clearly will not be getting anything creative done, I thought this the perfect opportunity to share a layout and process video I made back in September and forgot to share with you. Well, that’s not completely true. I filmed the making of the layout back in September and then ran into technical issues adding the voice layover to it so it’s sat on my hard drive unfinished … until now!

This is from our trip in August to Britain and more specifically, when I took my older two daughters to the Harry Potter Studio Tour at the Warner Brother’s lot outside of London. I started off with great energy creating an album (or two) for that day! Life has since got in the way of that project but I hope to come back to it soon.

So, without further ado … I give you

THE GREAT HALL

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Hello 5 Months by Alison Day Designs

Hand Cut Titles – Friend or Foe?

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#the20project with Alison Day Designs

Welcome back to my version of The 20 Project.

To find out more about The 20 Project please visit Shimelle Laine’s blog. This is her concept that I am using as inspiration to get my own projects finished while challenging myself along the way. Shaking up the ordinary processes. Working out the cobwebs. Rediscovering old products. It is all going to happen during this project!

If this is your first visit to my blog then welcome, and if you’d like to check out all the posts in this series you can start here. At the end of that post is a link to the next one so you can keep going until you reach the end or today’s post – whichever is sooner. Enjoy! If you’re inspired to try something similar I highly encourage you to buy Shimelle’s class too. She has some pretty great prompts that I know I don’t have. And heck, she is way more interesting to watch than I am!! LOL!

Today the bowl prompted me to use a hand cut title on my layout. Gack! I love my Thickers and other letter stickers so much I hardly ever think about using something other than that. So this week’s challenge was just that – a challenge! Not one to shy away though, I got stuck in.

See for yourself how it came together.

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Clean Lines Make Me Smile

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#the20project with Alison Day Designs

Welcome back to my version of The 20 Project.

To find out more about The 20 Project please visit Shimelle Laine’s blog. This is her concept that I am using as inspiration to get my own projects finished while challenging myself along the way. Shaking up the ordinary processes. Working out the cobwebs. Rediscovering old products. It is all going to happen during this project!

If this is your first visit to my blog then welcome, and if you’d like to check out all the posts in this series you can start here. At the end of that post is a link to the next one so you can keep going until you reach the end or today’s post – whichever is sooner. Enjoy! If you’re inspired to try something similar I highly encourage you to buy Shimelle’s class too. She has some pretty great prompts that I know I don’t have. And heck, she is way more interesting to watch than I am!! LOL!

Today the bowl prompted me to use a clean grid on a layout. This is a look I love but rarely do as it is a bit more time consuming than my normal method of messy layers. I sort of go on and on about this in the video below but I’ll say it one more time … I LOVE this layout! The clean lines and soft colours make me so happy. Why don’t I do this more often? One of life’s mysteries!!

See for yourself how it came together.

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3 Months Old by Alison Day Designs

Shaking It Up

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#the20project with Alison Day Designs

Welcome back to my version of The 20 Project.

To find out more about The 20 Project please visit Shimelle Laine’s blog. This is her concept that I am using as inspiration to get my own projects finished while challenging myself along the way. Shaking up the ordinary processes. Working out the cobwebs. Rediscovering old products. It is all going to happen during this project!

If this is your first visit to my blog then welcome, and if you’d like to check out all the posts in this series you can start here. At the end of that post is a link to the next one so you can keep going until you reach the end or today’s post – whichever is sooner. Enjoy! If you’re inspired to try something similar I highly encourage you to buy Shimelle’s class too. She has some pretty great prompts that I know I don’t have. And heck, she is way more interesting to watch than I am!! LOL!

Today the bowl prompted me to include a shaker element on a layout. Yikes! I did this once before (that I can think of) and loved it. Let’s see if I can love it as much the second time around!

Take a look at how things came together.

Prompt #3 – Include a Shaker Element

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1 month old by Alison Day Designs

Taking Inspiration From Shimelle Laine … Again!

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#the20project with Alison Day DesignsWelcome to the first of 20 posts in which I take inspiration from Shimelle Laine’s newest class, The 20 Project, to inject some  life into my scrapbooking!

What is The 20 Project?

You’ll have to head over to Shimelle’s blog to read all about it, and if you want all the inside details, you’ll just have to take her class … but suffice it to say, it’s a way of taking twenty different prompts and using them as inspiration to make a layout. Those prompts may be wish list items of products to use or techniques to try, or they may be twenty different UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) that need to move out of your crafting space! Shimelle has her own jar of twenty prompts, I have mine.

In the video below I explain all this plus pull out my first prompt … and it’s a doozy! Check it out!

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Let the Magic Begin by Alison Day Designs

Making a Start With a Plan in Place!

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Welcome to Make it Monday Tuesday!

In all honesty, I started this post on Sunday thinking I would have plenty of time to get everything done but … best intentions and all that! The flip side is, I have a plan! Maybe you didn’t hear me …

I HAVE A PLAN, PEOPLE!

I know, I know, it happens so rarely in my scrapbooking.

Are you okay? Do you need a minute?

Did you spit out your coffee all over the monitor?

I do apologize. Wipe it down and let’s continue.

My plan … well, I tell you all about it in the video below, but suffice it to say, it has to do with the album for our recent Disney Cruise. Continue reading »