International Scrap Yourself Challenge : I am woman.


For the International Scrap Yourself Challenge I decided to go the art journaling route. It has been awhile since I had a chance to play in this book. Pulled it out and man it felt good. I like just sticking stuff down...and the layering. Makes me happy.

Most of you know that I totally advocate for scrapbooking about yourself. I think it is important. I think it is a way to take a look at yourself. Reflect. See who you have become. Figure out where in the heck you are headed. Or just to enjoy the company of yourself. If you have not done a page about yourself, stop reading this right now and go and do it. If you don't have a photo of yourself then get out your camera and take one of yourself. Take one of yourself in the mirror hiding behind the camera. Or stand in front of a window and hold the camera out in front of you and click away.

And then make something with that photo. Something that is you. Something that screams you...or maybe just whispers.

Now is the time.

35 thoughts

  1. ArtsyMama

    2006-03-25 23:12:10 -0500
  2. Lu

    2006-03-26 00:32:24 -0500

    already on it, ali! that is why i scrap myself. it is important and means so much to the kids later on.

  3. Angi

    2006-03-26 02:17:11 -0500

    this is gorgeous, Ali. Between this post and all the extra ahots I got of myself doing headshots yesterday, I'm really determined to actually scrap myself :)

  4. Lynne

    2006-03-26 02:17:27 -0500

    This challenge comes at a perfect time -- been struggling w/"who" I am these days -- who I want to be -- thinking that what's here right now isn't good enough -- doesn't feel quite right. Me thinks it's time to take a second look at that. Perhaps all I am right now is quite enough -- imperfections and all! Thanks for this...

  5. Klala

    2006-03-26 02:31:59 -0500

    Love that hoodie!

  6. amy

    2006-03-26 02:55:11 -0500

    you're awesome.

  7. Jenrigg

    2006-03-26 02:55:17 -0500

    Kirsty is gonna LOVE this!

  8. marcilambert

    2006-03-26 03:13:25 -0500

    amen, sister. i've been scrapping myself recently and it is very freeing. even did the international challenge.
    i totally love this piece of yours. you are not a woman. you are a goddess!

  9. Elise Blaha

    2006-03-26 03:57:28 -0500


  10. Mirjam

    2006-03-26 05:47:15 -0500

    Wow! I love it! Especially the quote of Storm Jameson. Thanks fot sharing.

  11. Ann(i)e

    2006-03-26 06:17:46 -0500

    Love the layout Ali....who would have thought Kirsty and my little conversation about scrapping ourselves would have turned into this....Kirsty rocks!!
    Come on gals....scrap yourself!!!

  12. Nic Howard

    2006-03-26 09:15:31 -0500

    I need to get onto this challenge. might do the 'take a pic of me' thing in the mirror. I've not done that.
    Thanks for the encouragment.
    How many sleeps til CC2006 in Wellington? Lookin forward to meeting you again there.

  13. Kirsty

    2006-03-26 09:19:54 -0500

    When I asked the world to scrap themselves including those that lead the way by form of inspiration I did not expect perfection. But I got it and then some, and then a whole ton more. We are all beautiful be it inwards or outwards or even by the way we express ourself through our art.
    Ali, you are exceptional.
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you

  14. Joy Messimer

    2006-03-26 12:05:12 -0500

    Ohh. As always, I am inspired. Love the little quote towards the bottom " Oh look there's time". Made me giggle. I am always thinking that I have more time to scrap than I really do!

  15. Kristin Thomas

    2006-03-26 12:53:20 -0500

    Wonderful what you are doing for women... like me. Keep up the good work for as long as you can, and when you need us, we are here. XOXO -- KT.

  16. Keeley Tillotson

    2006-03-26 16:31:55 -0500

    I am wondering how you get such fabulous images of your pages to post. Do you have a wide-format scanner? If you do, what kind? I always struggle with trying to take photos of or copy my pages for submission... your tips would be great!

  17. donab

    2006-03-27 02:10:55 -0500

    I have also squirred away a stack of those Starbucks brochures. I love that photo. I really like the "oh look/there's time" found words. Need to tattoo that on my hand or something.

  18. lisa dickinson

    2006-03-27 02:11:57 -0500

    It's always such a treat to come peruse your blog for awhile, Ali! Such good things here - inspiration everywhere! Just makes me want to CREATE. Love that about you. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent and inspiring us on a daily basis. YOU ROCK!

  19. Marissa

    2006-03-27 05:22:26 -0500

    Cool stuff Ali. Were you inspired by the book Visual Chronicles for these pages and 'thoughts'? I see a lot of the sisters 'thinking' in your stuff lately. The whole 'I Am' approach. :)

  20. Rhonna

    2006-03-27 05:28:36 -0500

    what am I going to do with you?
    You are so stinkin' cool! LOVE this the colors, the sentiments, the journaling, the artsy~tartsy~ness...
    you rawk, my friend!

  21. Nancy in Vancouver

    2006-03-27 18:51:59 -0500

    I'm loving it. OK girl, ya gotta hook me up with some of that 7Gypsies Gaffer Tape when you come back to Photo Express. I have searched high and low for that stuff and everyone is sold out. Love what you do and am breathing a little bit everyday to just let the art flow. Thanks Ali for being such an inspiration.

  22. Karen B

    2006-04-06 18:24:50 -0400

    just had to let you know you inspired me. this link is a layout inspired by your TOP 10 CK layout. thank you! i'm sure i'll be lifting you again!

  23. nina pateña

    2006-10-19 21:56:27 -0400

    Hi, Ali! I love this entry of yours. I'm about to do a local challenge with the theme "All About You". Thanks so much for inspiring me!

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