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December 6, 2005

Christmas Art Journal Day 6


Playing around with ideas from yesterday and today and how much I love the twinkle of holiday lights. It is one of my very favorite things.

The journaling (printed on a transparency) says:

this is what I love.
this is what I remember.
this is what I think of.

for me, every christmas must
be filled with the twinkle of
white lights. lights that fill
my home. always in awe of the

lights of yesterday that lit my way when I would sneak out to our living room as a child.

lights of today that illuminate the darkness when I wake up in the night to check on my sleeping boy.

The painted chipboard squares are from Technique Tuesday. Paper from 7gypsies and Paper Source. Words on the bottom are cut out from this month’s issue of Body & Soul (they have the best stuff in that magazine). Tab from Scrapworks. Stamp and paint from Making Memories. Rub on from Basic Grey. Jewels from Heidi Swapp.

And, you will laugh. I just noticed that I totally forgot to put the tree with the date on this page. Will add that on now.


  • 1.
    Christa H. said…

    Love your Christmas journal!!!!! Beautiful!!
    Is the tree hiding on this one? Just curious! :-)

  • 2.
    Christa H. said…

    oh- I forgot to say that I agree- the twinkle is one of the best parts of Christmas!!

  • 3.
    Maria said…

    I just *love* today’s journaling!

  • 4.
    Melanie said…

    You totally have me captivated… I’m checking your blog everyday for my fix of holiday inspiration! What a great way to savor the season.
    Twinkle on!

  • 5.
    marci lambert said…

    what was that sound you just heard? it was me, squealing with delight. i will absolutely cry if you miss a day of this journal! oh, and i just used that same 7gypsies paper on a journal i made for a friend. keep up the fabulous work!

  • 6.
    Cari said…

    I have to tell you just how amazing your journal is! I just love looking at all of the pages so far! And I can’t wait to see the ones that are still in your amazing talented brain! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • 7.
    traci turchin said…

    Yippee! A new Christmas page! I am now an Ali-Christmas-Art-Journal junkie. So fun to see a new Christmas page from you every day. Like an Ali advent calendar! :) (is there some kind of 12-step program that I can sign up for?) :)

  • 8.
    Valerie said…

    faboo, as always…this is my favorite page so far! (whaddya mean there’s more to come?! OHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! stimulation overload!!)

  • 9.
    Ksea said…

    LOVIN your day to day album, Ali!! I can’t wait to see the rest! They’re all great, but I have to say this one is my favorite so far.
    Can’t wait to see you at CKC-Portland!

  • 10.
    beth said…

    Just yummy!!

  • 11.
    Melane said…

    this is so nice !
    Your are so cretive… i really love your work Ali !

  • 12.
    ElizabethW said…

    Ali – so pretty! I’ve had to make a deal with myself: no checking your blog til I’ve done my own entry, otherwise I have journal-envy!

  • 13.
    Jenny L. said…

    Beautiful, Ali. The lo, the sentiment, the memories.

  • 14.
    Helen said…

    Love this Ali! Especially the word “twinkle” that goes right across the page. And, of course, your fabulous journaling.

  • 15.
    margie said…


  • 16.
    marlo said…

    My favorite so far. Your book is amazing.

  • 17.
    erin said…

    VERY cool alison! I love what you did here!!!

  • 18.
    liz Eaton said…

    you inspire.

  • 19.
    Flo said…

    addicted to checking your blog for an art-journal entry — with christmas music on the radio, sinterklaas decorations making way for christmas decorations in stores and in the streets, this is helping me get into the christmas spirit! love it!
    did you print your text on a transparency?

  • 20.
    Loni said…

    You are a well of inspiration, girl! This album is incredible. Makes me want to scrap something fierce. Just for me.

  • 21.
    Jackie Hunter said…

    Stunning! Ali You are SOOOOO Inspirational!
    Thanks for Sharing!
    Jackie x

  • 22.
    Angi B said…

    i love to see you design with words. you just go to town and it all comes together in such an appealing way… btw, thanks for the suggestion on what pen to buy. (a well of inspiration and helpful hints too)

  • 23.
    Beth said…

    Every day I look forward to seeing your pages…thanks so much for sharing this with all of us…I’m loving it! Beautiful work (as always)!

  • 24.
    Sharyn (Torm) said…

    I’m picturing the tree in the lower left corner. Is that where you put it?? lol I think this is my favorite page of yours so far. It’s got a lot going on, and it all works together so well. I think what I’m really drawn to tho is the color contrast (love the yellowy) and the way twinkle spans the page. very cool. And argh…I’m now 3 days behind…gotta get back on track…it’s so intimidating after seeing everyone elses pages….

  • 25.
    daryl said…

    Love it Ali….I completely agree, its the twinkle that makes the holiay special…thanks for sharing!

  • 26.
    Lu said…

    this is a good looking page. very nice.

  • 27.
    Jenn N said…

    Awesome page, once again. Yes, white lights, mmmmm, that’s the holidays for sure! I just love keeping the Christmas tree lights on in the room and nothing else at night – the glow and the twinkle are so wonderful. And the words from Body & Soul – I just love that mag, especially right now with reminders of taking care of yourself.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  • 28.
    Donna M. said…

    Ali, how did you do the TWINKLE? Is it also on the transparency? Or did you stamp and I’m missing it? The masses who are not missing a page of this want to know!
    Seriously, this is truly lovely and I look forward to every day.
    P.S.- you want snow? Can I fedex you any from Buffalo??!

  • 29.
    kristen said…

    fabulous, ALI!

  • 30.
    Lovely Cee said…

    i love it! you are so generous in sharing your daily entries. beautiful;-)

  • 31.
    Lou said…

    Ali- This just keeps getting better! I want one just like it!

  • 32.
    amy said…

    I love that you post your art journals online. I find them so inspiringl I’m working on one to commemorate my 7th anniversary, and seeing your ideas for the Christmas journal keeps triggering new ideas that translate so well to my journal.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity, insight and spirit. You have no idea how much it ispires others.

  • 33.
    Jen said…

    Gaawd..this just rocks! I’m always amazed how you can use older product and make it look new to me again…I love that about your style!!

  • 34.
    Diane D said…

    Beautiful! What font did you use for yesterday and twinkle?

  • 35.
    Cindy said…

    You are so making me what to go on a Christmas embellishments scrapbook shopping frenzy! I want to create “all Christmas, all the time” now. Thanks for the inspiration and daily motivation. Love the line about getting up to check on your sleeping boy. It brought tears to my eyes. Keep up the beautiful work.

  • 36.
    Debi B. said…

    While I was just feasting on this veritable palette of “twinkle” and wonderful colors, etc…. I couldn’t help but laugh ‘cuz I actually noticed the missing tree and then read your comment about forgetting it! :) LOVE this LO, even without the tree! Although now I’m curious where you will put the tree! LOL

  • 37.
    cindy said…

    Amazing. Every single entry is just stunning. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. :-) Peace…

  • 38.

    it’s completely lush I love it!! Have to say I’ve used the exact same stamp in the top right hand of my day 6 in red too!!! Oh should add I did it BEFORE i saw your design… so inspiring thanks for sharing this all.
    Merry Chrimbo

  • 39.
    Kirs from Holland said…

    VET COOL!!! I like it sooo much. A dutch hug from Rotterdam, Kirs!

  • 40.
    bginn said…

    Hey Ali!
    Thanks for posting on my blog…I’m thrilled you liked the idea! You’ve got such great ideas…thanks for all your hard work and inspiration.

  • 41.
    bginn said…

    Hey Ali!
    Thanks for posting on my blog…I’m thrilled you liked the idea! You’ve got such great ideas…thanks for all your hard work and inspiration.

  • 42.
    Daphne said…

    Okay, I am also becoming a ALI BLOG JUNKIE! I Really, really want to start a Christmas Journal TONIGHT! But, I need to start decorating my house FIRST before the kids do! I love all of your entries. When are you coming back to Cleveland, Ohio … I will be there to meet you!!!!! Daphne

  • 43.
    Mary Ann said…

    Add me to the list of Ali Journal Junkies!! Been checking this everday, and love each and every page you post!! Thanks so much for the daily inspiration.

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