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December 5, 2005

Christmas Art Journal Day 5


Here’s the info on this page:

Took a photo of our Advent calendar and printed it directly onto white cardstock (I use a wide-format printed: Epson 1280). For the snowflake accent I used a Heidi Swapp mask – painting white right over the top onto a transparency. I cut out two additional snowflakes for accents. Journaled around the edge with a Pigment Pro .03 from American Crafts. A bit of tape from Heidi Swapp for the tab on the top edge. Rub on from Basic Grey. Rub on stitching is Distressed Effects from Dee’s Designs.

Our Advent calendar came from Pottery Barn Kids a couple years ago – I am sure they may have something similar again this season.

Also have to share this cool site that Brek sent to me: Eight Principles

OK, back to work on cutting paper for classes this weekend!


  • 1.
    tonya said…

    Hope it’s OK, but just wanted to say I borrowed your wonderful quote for the day (Anna Quindlen) and posted it (with credit) on my site: Such a message needs to be passed on. thanks for the reminder!

  • 2.
    Terri Champion said…

    Hope I didn’t miss this anywhere and you’ve already said where you’ve gotten it but I love the picture of the advent calendar. Where did you get it? I’ve been looking for a cloth one and can’t seem to find a cute one like that!
    I love this! TFS!

  • 3.
    Lee said…

    WOW Ali girl you have done it again. I love all the elements on this page especially the snowflakes!

  • 4.
    deb munn said…

    Love it!!
    Great inspiration… thank you!

  • 5.
    Stephanie said…

    OMG…i just saw in my email inbox that you’re going to be in my neighborhood this weekend!! i so need to figure out whether or not i can come to one of your classes…..hope that you get to see some snow….i’ll put in my order now. ;)
    am i weird for being excited at the thought of seeing you?! i just realize how band-aid i’m sounding. anyway, i just enjoy your work. ;)

  • 6.
    marci lambert said…

    can i just say how much i love the colors you are using?! fantastic. and i keep finding myself inspired by you for the collage journal i’m working on — not a christmas theme, but a few christmas-y things in it and some lead back to here….

  • 7.

    wow! that advent calendar background is such an outstanding idea. You rock!

  • 8.
    Jackie Hunter said…

    Fantastic As always ;o) So very inspiring.
    Jackie x

  • 9.
    tracy said…

    Your whole album is coming together fantastically! Love it!

  • 10.
    Sharon said…

    Thanks Ali & Brek for the Eith Principles. :D

  • 11.
    Krista said…

    Awesome page, Ali! I am totally moved by your work here…great album!!!

  • 12.
    Holly McCaig said…

    Don’t you just love those distressed effects from dee?

  • 13.
    Kelli S. said…

    I put the Eight Principles site into my favorites list–I could use a reminder every once in a while. Wish I could ship you some of the snow we’re getting here in Philly!

  • 14.
    Heather M. said…

    So cool! I love that you took a photo and used it as your background!

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    Joy U said…


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    donna downey said…


  • 17.
    Brek said…

    I just love what you are doing with the Christmas journal. So inspiring. Also glad that you liked the Eight Principles. My hubby is a Personal Coach (similiar to a life coach) and sends me links like that every so often but this one seemed to speak to me more than the others….
    Can’t wait to see more pages to come in the journal…

  • 18.
    marygrace said…

    See, since I can’t sew, I’ll just go the sewing rub-ons way you’ve went here. Now if only I can be this brilliant. :)

  • 19.
    amber Lee said…

    That is an awesome site man, I love color and quotes like that, good find!

  • 20.
    Kate said…

    You astound me ona regular basis girl! LOVe this so!

  • 21.
    donab said…

    Damn, girl you make it look so easy! A sign of a true master. I love the Eight Principles site.

  • 22.
    Lu said…

    I loved the 8 Principles. That was just too much fun and really made me want to get off my ass and start something!! Well, I am not not doing something, but it is always nice to get that extra push to keep on going!

  • 23.
    kat said…

    i love all the writing along the edge of your pages! very cool.

  • 24.
    Chiara said…

    Love your Advent calendar.

  • 25.
    stephanie said…

    Very cool page!
    I love this time of year. :)

  • 26.
    Kathleen said…

    Thanks for the great tip on the Eight Principles website. I checked it out and found it to be just what I needed to get me out of my rut. I’ve also decided to make mini gift albums out of the eight principles for my friends to keep on their desks at work.
    You’re always an inspiration.

  • 27.
    mary said…

    eight principles site – thanks. it’s great.

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