Christmas Art Journal Day Three

First off, I want snow!

Talked to my brother and sister-in-law last night (in Tacoma, WA) and they told me it snowed about 4 inches there yesterday. Tracy Kyle emailed me that she had snow too in BC.

I want snow. And not just a little bit. I want a ton.

Now, I love where I live in the Pacific Northwest. And there is snow about an hour east of here in the mountains. But all this Christmas talk is making me want it even more. I want to wake up and see that awesome white blanket and feel that sense of quiet and peacefulness that comes with all that white.

I know that many of you live in places in the world where it snows A LOT and you probably hate it - or dislike the inconvenience of it. But man, just send a little bit my way please...

Up early this morning and scrapping away. Also printing out all my blog entries for the last couple of months. And in a bit I am hoping to burn photos - behind on that too. And get our tree today. I wanted to get it the day after Thanksgiving but it just didn't work out right. So I am all over the tree thing today.



A little page to hold cards. And celebrate those cards. The red paper is from BoBunny Press and the background paper is from one of my favorite stores Paper Source. Wish there was one close to me. Top tab is from 7gypsies. And I am guessing that some of you have those poetry dog tags in your stash as well (click on that link and it will take you to Chronicle Books - notice they have 40% off everything there through December 4th - they have awesome stuff on that site).

I am planning to have the page next to this one (or more if needed) be a compilation of photos - similar to a page I did for Christmas 2004 (from Two Peas). Love seeing the big gathering of family and friends.


Hope everyone gets a chance to do something creative today!

37 thoughts

  1. Becky Thompson

    2005-12-03 11:03:58 -0500

    Ali, you just need to move to the other side of the state. ;) There's plenty of snow in the Eastern Oregon/Southwestern Idaho part! It even snowed a bit more today! LOL
    Gorgeous art journal - add me to the list of people dying to know where to get Memory Box stamps!

  2. Jen Gough

    2005-12-03 11:50:04 -0500

    Wow, your art journal just gives me so much creative inspiration. As for snow we are supposed to get 5 to 7 inches tonight so if you would like to come for visit and see some snow and teach me how to let go get more creative my door is always open for you. Love your latest page!

  3. Heather M.

    2005-12-03 12:18:04 -0500

    You should come to Calgary! We have about 4-5 inches and it's - 24 Celsius (about -12F)!!!! YUCKY! I wish it would just snow and be warm out!
    Totally love what you did in your journal today! That paper from Paper Source is GORGEOUS! I love the little trees and your photo collage from last year! Such cool stuff!

  4. Tracey

    2005-12-03 13:34:52 -0500

    Hi, I am reading your blog for the first time and noticed that your son simon had been diagnosed with autism. I'm from Australia and over here there a Doctor who has "cured" 2/3 of all autistic children he sees by eliminating wheat and dairy products from their diets. Apparently wheat and dairy act like morphine in the brains of some people.
    Hope this helps.

  5. Lou

    2005-12-03 14:17:38 -0500

    Not to gush or anything - but I AM SO IN LOVE WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING HERE!!!!! I haven't checked for a few days and there is this wealth of ideas! This is so awesome!!!!

  6. Lee

    2005-12-03 14:25:59 -0500

    WOW Ali how do you do it girl? Creating such amazing pieces of art and still get everything else done too. Totally cool.

  7. Carol Anne

    2005-12-03 15:16:12 -0500

    Ali - Here's your solution to the snow and Paper Source situation: come to Minnesota for a visit. There's a Paper Source in Minneapolis (which I hope to hit tomorrow with my 3-year old in tow!), and we've been getting 1/2 to 1 inch of snow every day the last couple of days. I'm sure you know SOMEONE up here you can visit. ;^)

  8. Donna

    2005-12-03 16:43:59 -0500

    Ali, I just love your "simple christmas album". I thought you had punched each circle of patterned paper out, inked around the edges and stuck each one on the green cardstock, but RAchel's comment to you suggested you had punched the green cardstock with the circle punch and then put patterned paper behind each window. I was just wondering which way you did it as it is a bit hard to tell from the photos. I think your christmas album and art journal are amazing and I am in awe! I hope you keep showing us your creations!!!
    PS There is DEFINITELY no snow in Australia to send you!

  9. margie

    2005-12-03 17:27:44 -0500

    one word...YUM!
    kiss kiss

  10. margie

    2005-12-03 17:32:44 -0500

    we have snow Grant and the kids hit the slopes today! Brrrrrrrrrrr...

  11. margie

    2005-12-03 17:32:59 -0500

    we have snow Grant and the kids hit the slopes today! Brrrrrrrrrrr...

  12. corinne

    2005-12-03 19:15:17 -0500

    oh so have to scraplift that lo, that is such a great idea with all the pictures on it!
    Hope you have fun with decoration your tree!!

  13. Erin

    2005-12-03 19:34:29 -0500

    first: awesome project here!
    second: you're getting closer to a paper source! they're in the process of building "Lincoln Square" in Bellevue, WA it's getting close to being done, they've already got the container store (YUM) up and running! Rumor has it the paper source is going in, in March! I can't wait!! I don't have to wait for my trips to SF to go there anymore! YAY!! So while I know its still a drive for you, its easier to get to than SF! I LOVE THAT STORE!!

  14. Krista

    2005-12-04 02:03:41 -0500

    I will send some of the snow your way! should live out in the Midwest....your desire for snow would soon disappear...HA!!! I only want snow one day a year...Christmas Day, and then I want it to melt Christmas Evening....
    Anyways...thank you for shraring your christmas entry for today!! How are things going at the new house? Are you getting settled and unpacked?
    Have a good one.

  15. Kim

    2005-12-04 03:29:56 -0500

    Love that day three entry and your 2004 compilation of photos gives me some GREAT ideas for my Xmas card photos.

  16. Anja Wade

    2005-12-04 04:22:11 -0500

    That is a super RAD christmas tree creation!

  17. cathy

    2005-12-04 05:17:03 -0500

    This journal is so's so inspiring. are seriously something else.
    I wish i could send you some snow.
    Yesterday, i did an annual shopping excursion to a place in St. Paul called Grand Avenue. It's a long avenue of cool stores, and old city charm, and they hold this event called the Grand Meander. I go with my sisters in law every year....
    the point to this story?
    We literally had a snow globe like snow fall for the entire time we were out and about. It was cold...but man, was it pretty.

  18. Angi B

    2005-12-04 06:54:59 -0500

    great details,ali.. like the layers of trees and the tags (nice ribbon,too)
    and i love the idea for the second page - i think i'll hafta steal that from ya.

  19. Jerrica

    2005-12-04 07:54:45 -0500

    I love the tree, and the details, And the photo compilation is scrummy!

  20. Lovely Cee

    2005-12-04 10:58:25 -0500

    i wish i could send you all our snow from Billings, Montana. i don't like being this cold. snow- is wet and slippery, and you get dirty. our dogs dachshunds (is that how you spell it?) won't go potty outside, they get too cold, i guess. so me and Joe have been oppressed by their flithy pee and poo in the house. i just want snow blizzard on christmas eve night and then enjoy the snow on christmas day. i'm whining;-)
    anyway, beautiful entry for Day 3.

  21. Corinna

    2005-12-05 12:52:11 -0500

    Oh, Ali, not to worry since you're coming to Indiana this weekend. Plenty of snow to share over here. I'm in Illinois and am hoping for good roads so I can drive over to Avon to meet you!

  22. Becca

    2005-12-05 16:09:06 -0500

    We have snow here, Ali. Come see ME!
    Loving this journal--totally get it. I'm not able to simplify as much this season, but I'm really only using the things I really love or someone special gave to me.


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  25. Arrica

    2010-10-14 17:16:26 -0400

    Why can't I see these photos?

    There are a few pages that won't allow me to view the photos. :(

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