Easter Blessings with butterfly by Alison Day

How I do Shabby Chic

Posted on

Make it Monday with Alison Day Designs2.pngHappy Monday!

Today marks Day One of Spring Break around here. So far so good. Under threat of losing their screen access for the entire two weeks, the younger two are actually off with friends playing at the school. Gasp! Long may it last, am I right?

It’s been awhile since I did an official Make It Monday post. I have jotted down weekly prompts and ideas for myself in my blog planner but … every week something else trumps it. So … are you sitting down? I followed the prompt this week!

Say what?!

I had help though. I recently purchased a magazine at the grocery store because it had some free metal border dies in it. After opening the package I discovered it had more than that! Included was a whole package of shabby chic patterned papers! Awesome!

Now, Shabby Chic is not typically my style. I tend towards brighter, cleaner colours and more whimsical stamps, stickers, and embellishments. But … I’m always up for a challenge so I rolled up my sleeves, got out my Soft Suede ink pad, and got busy! Here are the results of my efforts.

Continue reading »


St. Patrick's Day 2012 by Alison Day

Using All The Greens!

Posted on

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 »



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

Posted on

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.

Continue reading »


Card Kits, Canada Post and Why They Don’t Mix!

Posted on

Hi guys. Quick post today to share two card process videos with you.

The first one shows you the contents of my February card kit from Simon Says Stamp. Yes, you read that correctly, I said February. It took over a month to reach me thanks to Canada Post and/or Canada Customs. (insert mad emoji here!)

But it finally did show up in my mailbox and I was so excited to see it that I set out to make a couple quick cards. In this first video I share the content of the kit – it’s JAM PACKED with goodies – and then make a card using one of the embossing folders from the kit. There are two !

Here’s the finished card. Continue reading »


Box of Crayons Now Available

Posted on

Are you a Shimelle fan like me?
Did you ooh, and aah, over the unboxing and Creativation videos showing her new collection?
Well folks, it’s in stores now!

Pictured below is the 12×12 project pad which is a great way to get most of the collection in one place. It contains the papers, some coordinating card stock as well as glitter card stock, stickers and alphabets.  Simply click on the image and you’ll be taken to this listing on Scrapbook.com where you will easily be able to find all the other items in this collection. Yes, it’s an affiliate link so any purchases you make from it will help support me and this site. And I thank you for it!!

American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - 12 x 12 Project Pad with Foil Accents