Friday, June 5, 2015

Birthdays are Scary!

This past month, I helped my boyfriend celebrate his "29th" birthday (psst. he's really 33). When I saw these adorable monster stamps from Your Next Stamp and the sentiment "Birthdays are Scary", I knew they would help me make the perfect birthday card for him. They've also helped me renew my love of Copic Markers and I've since greatly increased my stash!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!, Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Stamps: Your Next Stamp, Markers: Copic, Adhesive: Xyron and Stampin' Up!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Just Like Brothers

I've been very fortunate to live next to someone I call one of my closest friends for the last seven years. Amazingly she had her son only 4 months before Mason was born so they've been life long friends. They play like brothers, they fight like brothers and they love like brothers. I did this layout to celebrate this unique relationship!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Echo Park, DieCuts: Silhouette and Jillibean Soup, Chipboard: Pink Fresh Studio, Stickers: Simple Stories

Friday, March 27, 2015

Love est. Nov 2014

You know when you're single and you're going through the dating pool and experiencing a series of idiots and heartbreakers and you think this dating thing is just not for you anymore and you resign yourself to being an old cat lady? You hear that saying that says something to the effect of "one day you'll meet someone who will make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else" and to be completely honest, you think....that's a load of @&^%! 

Well guess's true! As my journaling states, my life changed the day I met this guy! He is an amazing man and I'm totally going to keep him :)

 Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Carta Bella and Simple Stories, Die Cut Title: Silhouette, Diecuts: Carta Bella, Sticker: Simple Stories, Clip: Unknown, Button: October Afternoon

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Little Bella Blvd

The recent design team call from Bella Blvd and a huge supporting push from my man, got me scrapping again and the mojo flowing. For the first time in the last couple years, I've been feeling the itch to create again and it feels great! A lot of the manufacturers go with the bigger names in the industry and that was expected so when I didn't receive the call/email, I have to say I wasn't surprised but it just felt good to get my creativity flowing again! Time to share what I submitted:

Thanks for stopping by and I'm going to try and keep this blog thing updated. I know I've said that before but hopefully this time, it's for real!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Eve 2012

I had a nice relaxing weekend including some scrapbook time. I've been feeling very festive so I decided to tackle some pictures from last Christmas. My tendency is to create single page layouts but there was no way I could get all these pictures on one layout so I busted out the two pager! Echo Park made this layout come together so quickly and exactly as I imagined it.

 A few close up shots of my layout:

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Stickers: Echo Park and Scenic Route, Punch: American Crafts

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Getting Some Layouts Done!

When I started my holidays this week, I had so many plans. I knew I wouldn't get them all done but I still had them. I was going to clean out my spare room, purge some old clothes (and donate them to a charity), scrapbook, wrap Christmas presents, etc. I was a woman with a plan.

Well, I was right; I wasn't going to get it all done. However, I did get some scrapbooking done and it feels so good. It seems I haven't had a lot of time lately for my hobby but the truth is, you make time for what's important so I'm vowing to myself to MAKE time!

Along with adding some journaling to a stack of layouts I did a while ago, I scrapped a whole new page using Sketch 155 from Got Sketch! It worked perfectly with some photos I had sitting on my desk and had just been sort of pushing around but getting nowhere with.

I have three more days left of my holidays....and I definitely plan on getting more scrapbooking done!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!, Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug, Stickers: Snap Studio, Title: Silhouette

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scraplifted Layout

I was super excited that not even five minutes after sending my scraplifted layout to Scrapbook & Cards Today, I received an email asking if they could feature it on their blog today.

I originally saw this layout by Summer Fullerton in the Fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards. My mojo has definitely been lacking lately so I knew that I had to scraplift it.

I used different papers and a few less photos but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.


Supplies: My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper, Snap Studio Stickers, We R Memory Keepers Stickers, Pink Paislee Stickers, Silhouette Studio DieCut, Doodlebug Twine, American Crafts Punch, Papertrey Ink Stamp, Sandylion Stamp, Creative Cafe Rub-Ons

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lazy Sunday Layout

I love lazy Sundays; sleeping in and enjoying my coffee with my feet up with some of my favourite
songs playing. Today was definitely one of those lazy Sundays. Mason is at his dad's house this weekend and I'm sick so my plan today was to have no plans and just be lazy. Read when I want to, nap when I want to, shower when I want to, etc.

Having lazy Sunday meant I got to get a little scrappy time in so I finished off a layout I started a couple weeks ago from Mason's birthday and his favourite visitor, his Miss Stephie.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye, Die Cuts: Imaginisce and Jillibean Soup, Twine: Doodlebug Designs, Stamps: Unity Stamp Co, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Sticker: Jillibean Soup

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I'm baaaaaack!

I'm baaaaack! It's been a long time since I blogged and that's because it's been a long time since I've been feeling creative and actually scrapbooked. I'm excited to say I've got my mojo back and I'm creating again. I'm hoping to keep up with my blog and maybe even get back into the world of submitting again!

So here's a couple things I've worked on lately....

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Title: Silhouette, Stickers: Echo Park, Paper: Echo Park, Die Cut: Elle Studio, Chipboard Clouds: Studio Calico

This one is a scraplift of a layout I saw in Creating Keepsakes by Piradee Talvanna.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Stickers: Echo Park, Punches: Stampin' Up! and American Crafts

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sketch Support Giveaway Winners

Time to announce the winners of the two sketch layout books. Congratulations to:

Make sure to email me your mailing address at

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketch Support Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sketch Support Blog Hop! If you've just started at my blog, make sure to go back to Sketch Support and start there to find out how you can win!

I'm also giving away two Sketch Support Sketch books to two lucky people today so make sure to leave a comment on this post and I will pick two winners on Monday.

For today's Blog Hop we've all created something based on this sketch! Have fun checking out everyone's different results by stopping at everyone's blogs today.

Part of our Blog Hop today is a "Get to Know You" for the Sketch Support team so here are my answers:

How long have you been scrapbooking?

I've been scrapbooking since 2003. I had just gotten married and wanted somewhere special for my wedding pictures when a friend turned me on to scrapbooking.

Why did you start scrapbooking?

I had just gotten married and wanted somewhere special for my wedding pictures when a friend turned me on to scrapbooking.

What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook?

My favourite time to scrapbook is anytime, LOL, but I usually don't get time until after my son goes to bed.

How often do you scrapbook?

I try to scrapbook a little bit every day but the truth is probably only a couple times a week.

Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like?

I have a room in my basement that is a scrap room/office/storage room. I'd show it to you but it's a disaster!

When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...

I'm always on the floor playing with my son. I think when he was born I became a big kid again myself.

What is your favorite thing about using sketches?

I love sketches because they can jump start creativity. Sometimes you just don't have that mojo flowing and you just need a little inspiration to get you going. It also allows you to think outside of the box.

What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support?

 Your next stop on today's Blog Hop is Katrina!!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sketch Support Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my friend Shannon today. She is turning 29 today (really she's turning 32 but she's telling everyone 29, shhhhhh!).

I made this card for April's card sketch at Sketch Support. When I first saw it, I was thinking "how the heck am I going to make this card" because it's so out of the box for me but in true Allison Davis style, she takes me out of my comfort zone and into something new I love!

Here's the original sketch which you can download from Sketch Support along with all the other great sketches:

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Punch: Fiskars;Stamp: Papertrey Ink; Ink: Stampin' Up!