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February 18, 2006

A new trip = a new Scrapbook on the Road


Doing all the last minute stuff that goes into getting ready to leave home : including finishing up a column and putting together a new Scrapbook on the Road album for this trip. If you have no idea what I am talking about, check out my Studio A column in the March issue of Creating Keepsakes. This time I am using a 7gypsies tag book.

Airplane paper is from Sugartree. Transparency is Art Warehouse. Word stickers are 7gypsies and the circle plane rub on is from Basic Grey.

Looking forward to adding in lots of bits and pieces from this adventure. Such a great way to record the trip while I am actually on the trip.

In other news: My sister Jessica and Jeffrey were here today on their way down to visit my parents. Loved seeing them. We walked around downtown Eugene a bit. Did a little shopping at the Nike Store (this is the birth place of Nike don'tcha know?) and other shops at 5th Street Public Market. They bought Simon a couple new trains – he is in love of course – and then we met up with my parents and lunch at a local place called Mucho Gusto. Tasty.

Back to packing and scrapping. Leaving early in the morning…hope you all have a great week!



  • 1.
    Krista said…

    Have a safe trip, Ali! Hope all works out okay!

  • 2.
    Debby said…

    I’ve got my scrapbook on the road album ready to go to Italy on Monday. Actually at this point it’s a blank large Moleskine sketchbook, but I have my mini stapler, a couple stamps, a glue stick, and a pen already to go. Have a great trip! I’ll bring my album to Chicago to show you!:)

  • 3.
    Kristin said…

    I have one of those tag books and I wasnt’ sure what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 4.
    Valerie said…

    safe trip, Ali…have fun and take so many pictures for us!

  • 5.
    Bec said…

    Does this mean we won’t be hearing from you as often? That I have to get a life of my own going on? Have fun and be safe!

  • 6.
    Cate said…

    Ali – I just had to stop by and tell you how much I loved your CK article about your on the road scrapbook. SUCH a great idea – I can’t wait to go somewhere so I can try it!!!
    Have a great trip.

  • 7.
    melanie said…

    Gorgeous, gorgeous little album- I’m working on one of these right now too, I’ve had it forever. I like the ‘Canada’ on the cover, does this mean you are coming here? :P Hoping you might one day make it down to our neck of the woods. :) You’d love Montreal, I’m sure.
    Since Simon loves trains so much, you will definitely have to check out that new BG train pp, it’s adorable! very boyish and cool.
    have a safe trip!

  • 8.
    Dawn T said…

    Wishing you a wonderful trip, love the scrapbook, must start mine tomorrow as we leave on Monday for two weeks in Hawaii!!
    Wishing i could find a march ck before i left, but they have not reached here yet, hopefully I can find one in Vancouver and i can read it on the way to Hawaii.
    Can’t wait to see your pictures and read about your trip.

  • 9.
    Lisa said…

    Traveling mercies to you! Have fun!

  • 10.
    TracieClaiborne said…

    You are a travelin’ girl. I feel like I know you now by the way. It was so cool meeting you at CHA! You are just as wonderful as everyone said. LOL
    I love, love, love your Scrapbook on the Road article! Can’t wait to see the next one! It makes me want to go somewhere so I can do one. Love it!

  • 11.
    Alette said…

    Wishing you a wonderful time overhere in the Netherlands. Give my regards to Flo ( we’re in the same CJ group together) Hope you can find nice stuff at the Hema this time again :)
    Just saw your LO about 5 AM, I’m just like you for that matter. Waking up at 5 AM to check email and stuff. Just having a bit of ME time :)
    Have a good flight Ali

  • 12.
    PJ said…

    Hi Ali,
    Have a good and safe trip!
    So glad you’re coming overhere!The wether’s is not that bright: cloudy, rainy and cold, so bring a few of you’re beloved cardigans!! I was at Pien’s yesterday (buying the new Basic Grey’s UrbanCouture line-lovely lovely) and I can tell you this: they’re all really exited about you’re staying here! I think you’ll have a lovely week here, some nice trips planned for jou!
    I try to come over and say hi next friday or saterday. Last time you were here I couldn’t make it to the fairytale weekend because I was to ill…I was SO dispointed!! So maybe this time… it would be nice to meet you…
    Have fun!

  • 13.
    Angela C-M said…

    Have a great trip Ali!

  • 14.
    Stacey Meredith said…

    Thanks for noting the ablum brand! The ice slowed us down, but we’re leaving today for our Florida trip. I just put the last stamp and ink pad in my “on the road” box and I’m ready to hit the road! Thanks for more inspiration! Hope your trip is wonderful!

  • 15.
    Melane said…

    Had a great & safe trip Ali !
    GReat book ! ;-)

  • 16.
    marcilambert said…

    love your on-the-road album. i just got back from the road and while vacationing i made myself a little book that turned out to be mostly watercolors of the scenery. i may add in some photos now. thanks again for your inspiration!

  • 17.
    May said…

    Hey Ali! I actually just e-mailed you about this. Vacation books are the best!!! =)

  • 18.
    Caroline Ikeji said…

    oooh i can’t wait to see the finished result!
    have an awesome trip! :D

  • 19.
    Lyn said…

    I love the idea of an on the road album Ali! Think I’ll do one for our trip to CANADA in the next few months.
    Lyn in Australia

  • 20.
    Lee Anne said…

    First I have to say i love your work and blog! I have been visting for a while but never commented. Hope you have a safe trip. I had to laugh when I say who Jeffrey was…he is awesome! I say him a few years ago at a seminar and have followed him since. Such a small world!

  • 21.
    megan said…

    This is such a small world. I randomly clicked on the Jeffrey link you had and my husband knows Jeffrey and met your sister when they came to Scottsdale. I didn’t get to meet them because I had the stomach flu at the time. Oh well maybe next time.

  • 22.
    Jenn said…

    Safe trip Ali!!!

  • 23.
    Jenny L. said…

    Have a safe trip Ali. Your new scrapbook looks great. Loved that article too.

  • 24.
    yvonne said…

    Ali, i wish you a nice time in holland. I hope you have big fun with the lady’s from pien’s atelier. Sunday at 14.00 i have an workshop by you. I seey you there i hope you have time to get on picture with me en sign my book.
    have a nice time and i hope for nice weather

  • 25.
    marygrace said…

    The Nike store. I could get lost in the Nike store.
    Oooh, and trips. I could get lost during trips. :)

  • 26.
    Lori said…

    Have a safe trip. Love the cover to your book. Really enjoyed looking at the last one in CK. Stay safe and have fun. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

  • 27.
    AJ said…

    I just got my March CK and I had to say that I loved your book! Absolutely beautiful…and I love your mom’s as well. I might just have to take a trip so that I could make myself a Road Trip book!

  • 28.
    Cheryl said…

    Hi Ali,
    Just wondered if you can tell us what to expect at your Backstage Party at CKC-Portland in March. Hope your trip to the Netherlands is awesome!

  • 29.
    Brooke Stewart said…

    Hey Ali, ever since we did that tag book with you in Irvine (CA) I got inspired to do a few of my own- I loved the transparency on the cover but wanted something more personal… so I printed lots of (applicable) words onto a blank transparency and cut it to the correct size! I LOVED it.
    All the best,

  • 30.
    Elsa Duff said…

    That is one cool cover!! Have a safe and happy trip. Dag! as in goodbye in Dutch. My boys love trains and have all the Thomas ones and the movies…oh and the t-shirts.

  • 31.
    Tisha said…

    Lovin’ that album!! Have a great trip!

  • 32.
    Jami said…

    Hope you have a great time!!!
    I saw this story on the news this morning and thought of you.

  • 33.
    Lisa-Jayne Mutton said…

    Hi Ali,
    I have a REALLY DUMB question – how do you cover an album / tag book that is already bound together – and then put it back together so it looks like it was made like that?????
    Please Share !!!!

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