New Blog Series – Creating Order out of Chaos

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New blog series - Creating Order out of Chaos by Alison Day

Welcome to a new blog series!

Yeah that’s about all I know about it right now! LOL! It all started when I was tidying my Scrap Cave. I’d cleared off my desk, hung my blinds (that had been on the floor after a repainting job a couple years ago – gulp), moved my laptop from the dining room table back onto my desk, and ruthlessly gone through all my mixed media supplies to get rid of anything that was now old and yucky (mostly my Gelatos – sniff). And then I looked at my floor and the giant box of unsorted layouts ….

Why not dive into those? Should be a piece of cake!

Well, this series will allow you to follow my adventure as I finally find homes for layouts I’ve had in this box for years. I kid you not. Years!

Part I – Making a Beginning

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Summer Scrappin’ Video Series

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Happy Monday!

I am so pleased to be participating in a video scrapbooking series hosted by an old DT friend of mine, Audrey Yeager. She put a call out into one of my Facebook groups and I was more than happy to help her.

She is posting 21 layouts over the course of June, July and August. That’s 21 inspirational ideas to help you scrap your summertime photos! And that’s just from her. She’s got special guests helping her each day so that makes 42 inspirational ideas! But wait, there’s more! Some days (like today) she’s got a couple special guests. Now how many inspirational ideas are there?

Enough to keep you scrapping all summer!

Today is Day 2 of the series and I am guest #2 and here is my video. Continue reading »


Another Kit Bites the Dust

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Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I am sharing the last of my posts about the June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I have not shared everything here on my blog so I thought I’d compile a round up for you.

– Kit reveal video is here.

– First three cards are on my Instagram account – check out the posts from June 5, June 7,  and June 9.

– Cards #4 – 6 are on my blog here.

– A video of my first experiments with the Distress Resist Spray is on YouTube here which includes cards 7 and 8 (close ups of the cards can be found on Instagram here.)

– Card #9 is up on Instagram here and there is also a video on YouTube here showing how it came together plus more results from further experiments with the Distress Resist Spray.

Which brings us to today and my six further cards. Continue reading »


Walking My Way to a Better Me

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Or at least that’s the plan!

Words on Wednesday

Welcome to another edition of Words on Wednesday – a series designed to be more about me and my thoughts, opinions, and words, and less about my craft life. It’s been quite a while since I did one of these posts. Almost 5 months!! I miss them but to be honest, the thoughts and feelings I’ve been having lately are not ones I’m comfortable sharing publicly. Maybe one day but not yet.

But today I wanted to share a small victory with you. Continue reading »


New Kit, New Card Designs

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Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngHey! Welcome to Monday! Thought it was time to revive my Make it Monday posts. Did you miss them? I did so … time to bring them back!

Today I am showing you how I am using my June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It’s got loads of gorgeous papers in it! If you missed my reveal video it’s over on my YouTube channel here.

I’ve already made 3 cards with this kit – you can see them on my Instagram page and I do show you them briefly at the beginning of today’s video. Speaking of, I explain a lot in the intro so why don’t I just get to it?

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Cards for Days!

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Wondering what I’ve been up to this month? The blog has been quiet, I know, but I promise I have been creating.

LOAD518 was going on and while I did not achieve a layout every single day, I did do quite a few. And filmed them too. You can take a look at all my layouts in my Flickr gallery here and my YouTube videos on my channel in this playlist.

And then there’s been all the card making …

Do you follow me on Instagram? If so, you’ve no doubt noticed a lot of cards lately. That’s because I took up The 100 Day Project and decided to make a card a day for 100 days. I’ve missed a couple of days here and there but I’ve got 55 days of cards so far and I’m not stopping. Technically, with the 6 cards I made for this post, I’m all caught up and even ahead of the game a bit but … that’s not really the point of the exercise, is it?

Which brings me to the point of this post … finishing my May 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

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Favourite Random Icons

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What do Llamas, Citrus Fruit, Flamingos, Tacos, and Hot Air Balloons have in common?

They were all on Shimelle’s list for her 30 Days of Random Motifs challenge for April. Read all about it on her Instagram post by clicking the photo below.

 

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I took on the challenge and rolled it into my 100 Day Challenge of creating a card every day. Since today is the last day of April I thought I’d pick my 5 favourite cards that I made through this challenge. Continue reading »