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 »

LOAD218-6 Our Butterbeer Adventures by Alison Day

LOAD218 Days 4 – 7

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Today I’ve got my next batch of LOAD218 layouts for you to see. Each one has a corresponding process video too.


Day 4 – Wandlore

Today’s adventure forced a deeper look at the story and I know I have told a different story than I would have because of how the prompt inspired me. It also meant pulling out my newest products. I don’t have anything from the newest collections that were just showcased at Creativation in Arizona last month, but my stash of Glitter Girl products is still new to me so I had fun pulling more of it out for this layout.

Since I’m showing all the close up photos in the video I’ll just leave you with the full layout. Continue reading »

LOAD218-2 Dumbledore's Office by Alison Day - Double page spread

LOAD218 My Adventures So Far

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Curious to see what I’ve been up to so far for LOAD218? Well, look no further, I’ve got all three layouts for you today, plus their corresponding process videos.


Day 1 – Using Multiple Fonts in Your Title

I forgot to add the close up photos to the end of this video – my apologies! Remedied that in future videos. Here they are for you to see. Continue reading »

Part 2 of My 10 Card Challenge

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Happy Monday!

Today I bring you the second half of my 10 Cards from 1 Kit Challenge and another video. To see Part 1 please visit this post.

My first 5 cards took me awhile to finish. I had a couple extra challenges thrown in there which probably slowed my creative process a bit. Plus I was trying to explain things as I went along. Hard to talk and think at the same time!! For these last 5 cards I decided not to try to talk as I worked and just record a voice over commentary after the fact. I think this format works much better but I’ll let you all have the final word. Let me know in the comments if you like this sped up version better.

Okay, here is Part II – Cards 6 – 10 from the January 2018 monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp. Continue reading »


Challenged Answered! Part 1

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Hi everyone and Happy Monday! At least, it’s still Monday where I live …that counts, right?

Last week on my Instagram page I issued a challenge – well, two actually. First I showed off my January 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp and challenged myself to make 10 cards from it. Then, I upped the challenge by asking you, my viewers, to suggest types of cards to make! I only had two takers on a chance to receive a free card so … Heather, one of my ScrapHappy Sisters, and Aurela, my friend and neighbour, will be receiving cards from me in answer to their suggestions.

I decided to film the whole process to give you a really good look at just how inspiration strikes me. Today I’m showing you the first 5 cards I’ve made with this kit. Be warned, this is a longer than normal video! Guess I can’t commentate and create at the same time – LOL!  Enjoy! Continue reading »

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.

If you’re one of my YouTube subscribers then first, thank you! I appreciate every single one of you! If you’re not a subscriber, I’d love you to become one. YouTube has changed it’s rules again regarding monetization and while I am not currently monetized, it is something I’ve considered in the past and would consider again in the future. YouTube’s rule change is going to make it even tougher for us small guys to support ourselves with our channels so please consider subscribing – not just to my channel but any other home based crafter you come across. Each new person makes a big difference to us!

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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.

Enjoy! Continue reading »