Christmas Art Journal Day 4

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One of my favorite products of the season are the Christmas ornaments from Basic Grey. You punch out a bunch of circles (that are already scored), glue them together, and you have these fabulous little ornaments. I put some together yesterday and got them up on our tree. So cool.


So as I was punching out the circles I was thinking...this packaging would be cool to use for something in this Christmas art journal. I put it aside and hoped that I would be able to make it work with the prompt for today. And yep, it worked. 


I took photos around the house yesterday and when we went to get the tree. Uploaded them, resized to 2x2, and adhered behind the Basic Grey packaging. Added on an "e" from a KI Memories alphabet soup can + my daily tree and I was good to go. And I can't forget the peace on earth stamp (also from Memory Box - I get my Memory Box stamps from Art House in Portland, Oregon).


There was a question in the comments yesterday about my other 2005 Christmas album. The circles I used for that book were punched out and simply adhered right onto the cardstock.


Other than playing and doing the tree thing yesterday we watched a great movie/documentary called Murderball last night. Don't be freaked by the title - it is totally worth a watch. Hoping to watch Born Into Brothels tonight.

Gotta get back to work on classes for next weekend in Indiana. Hoping to run into some snow there.

56 thoughts shared

  1. Andrea W.

    2005-12-05 05:48:51 +1000

    Love your art journal, all the circles are awesome!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  2. Sandra

    2005-12-05 06:15:04 +1000

    Love it Ali, what a great idea. You are so creative, how do you come up with all your ideas?

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  3. Wendi Richert

    2005-12-05 06:23:12 +1000

    I gotta put my BG circle ornaments together tomorrow! You are such an inspiration for me. Because of your posts, I've begun keeping my own Christmas jouranal. Thank you!!!!! I've loved your work forever, and am so thankful that you're so willing to share here with us. Thank you!!!!!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  4. Jenn N

    2005-12-05 06:26:39 +1000

    Great page entry Ali! Yes, aren't the Blitzen ornaments awesome?!? There's just so much you can do with them besides just make the ornament and now I have one more idea - thank you.
    As always, looking forward to tomorrow's entry.

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  5. stephanie

    2005-12-05 06:31:05 +1000

    Love the idea of using the BG leftovers. You are a genius!
    Thanks again for letting us take a peek at your journal.
    It definitely has scraplift potential.
    :)

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  6. Cori Kindred

    2005-12-05 06:57:50 +1000

    Yay Murderball! I've been raving about this amazing movie for months, and actually got to see Mark Zupan in person. Someone asked if he ever wished that he still had the use of his legs and arms and he said no, that he had done more, seen more and gone more places then he ever would've able-bodied. So uplifting.
    Your latest project has me so excited to check your blog, every day there's something inspiring and innovative. Thank You for your art, and for sharing your life with us!
    ~ Cori

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  7. Donna

    2005-12-05 08:18:04 +1000

    Brilliant, just brilliant AGAIN!!! And thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question from yesterday. And especially for sharing this album - its so inspirational!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  8. Annie

    2005-12-05 10:09:57 +1000

    Your X-mas journal is adorable! I'm just blogging my Christmas pics so far (and that's a miracle in itself), but now I'm sooo tempted to put together a little album. How fun! Love the BG packaging idea!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  9. cathy

    2005-12-05 15:02:48 +1000

    this is so amazing it's physically painful....
    you rock.

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  10. Alexandra DeVellis

    2005-12-05 15:33:56 +1000

    Hi Ali,
    Hope this finds you well.
    I tried to send you an e-mail regarding left-over class kits but it was returned 'undeliverable'.
    Drop me a line if you get a minute.
    Thanks so much,
    Alexandra
    P.S. Loving your holiday art journal - so fabulous - so inspirational!!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  11. Kim Bolyard

    2005-12-05 15:53:54 +1000

    Don't feel bad about the snow Ali, There is no hope of me ever getting any...I live in Sunny Florida. I do love the cold weather and no humidity. I love Enrty #4. Thanks for turning me on to this Christmas Journal. I am really enjoying it.
    Kim

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  12. K

    2005-12-05 16:54:58 +1000

    your art journal is beautiful Ali. i love it. totally you. totally cool. very inspiring. smooches. K

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  13. Cindy

    2005-12-05 19:59:52 +1000

    Love is not a big enough word for how much I LOVE your journal! I am so obsessed with circles right now! It's like you are reading my mind! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  14. KimP

    2005-12-05 20:35:40 +1000

    Hey Ali -
    Love Day 4! Nice use of the Blitzen leftovers :)
    Murderball rocks! It was one of the few movies we actually saw at the theater last summer & I've been raving about it ever since - totally inspiring in terms of living to your potential.
    Peace

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  15. Shawna (aka litlscrapr)

    2005-12-05 21:50:48 +1000

    so, after seeing your creation with the "leftovers" I had to call my store- knowing that they were not open- and leave a message for them to set a package aside for me till I can make it into town. I'm sure you've set off a whole wild fire with that one! Thanks! And I know that BG doesn't really need more selling points, but hey, you did it lady!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  16. Shawna (aka litlscrapr)

    2005-12-05 21:56:56 +1000

    so, after seeing your creation with the "leftovers" I had to call my store- knowing that they were not open- and leave a message for them to set a package aside for me till I can make it into town. I'm sure you've set off a whole wild fire with that one! Thanks! And I know that BG doesn't really need more selling points, but hey, you did it lady!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  17. Kelly Bryan

    2005-12-05 21:58:10 +1000

    Absolutely beautiful! I just bought the Memory Box stamp on Ebay - Lots of great holiday stamps up for auction. Love how you used the BG leftovers - you are such an inspiration!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  18. t

    2005-12-05 22:07:22 +1000

    DUDE you are on fire right now. i just put those ornaments together myself. they are so adorable. i am so digging the packaging out of the trash now!!!!!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  19. Lin

    2005-12-06 04:17:59 +1000

    Ali, you totally inspire me to look at things with new, fresh eyes... you are a treasure! :)

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  20. Raven

    2005-12-06 19:06:05 +1000

    This is all just pure *eye candy* - you have given me a HUGE surge of inspiration that I've been sorely missing... now if you could just send me a few hours or *days* to work on all that's running through my head... :)

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  21. beth

    2005-12-07 01:29:54 +1000

    and to think I almost threw my BG leftover away!! Your inspiration scale is tipping over the top!!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
  22. Angie

    2005-12-07 05:11:41 +1000

    How clever!! Love it!!

    * edited 08/12/14 01:16AM
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