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Thanks. Ramblings. Cafe Press.

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I put this layout together a couple weeks ago as an example of a way to play with Technique Tuesday's super awesome Functuation stamp set. They generously donated a set to each person in my Backstage Party at the Portland convention. Thanks again guys.


And yep, as you can see, I am all about the circles right now...and the Creative Memories Circle Cutter. I picked one up when I was in Virginia and I am seriously in love with it - I got to put away the bowls I was tracing to make circle shapes. Watch for more layouts with circle cut photos in the magazine in the coming months.


Simon and I had a great time at lunch with friends yesterday. We met up for pizza...felt so good to just relax while the kids ran and went crazy in the play area. I miss that part of not working so much...the daytime get togethers with other moms and kids. That connection. Loved it - thanks guys - excited to do it again.


And, I opened up a little shop at Cafe Press with some feel-good, Life Artist products. Check out the AE Manifesto line of stuff: includes a graphic with all those things I find myself saying in classes over and over. Cool little reminders to keep it all in perspective. My plan is to add new things in there periodically - as the inspiraiton strikes. Sign up for the newsletter and I will let you know when new things are added.


Back to work today...lots of things on my list.

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  1. tina bazala says…
    03/22/2006

    hey Ali, it was so much fun meeting you in Virginia and taking the pictures. I totally remember you buying the CM circle cutter. You were excited then!! The layout looks great! I love checking in on your blog to see your awesome layouts and REAL attitude on living and enjoying life! Keep it going!

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  2. Amy W. aka Scooter Girl says…
    03/22/2006

    Just checked out the AE Manifesto line....WAY TOO COOL. Love the color choices of the ringer tees. Love the line! So fantastic. Congratulations!

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  3. Nicol says…
    03/22/2006

    I love that LO and I am definately going to check out your new line!

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  4. toya says…
    03/22/2006

    This a great layout, the cycles gives me a feeling like the layout refers to time, like as a clock and your line at cafepress is very inspirational, as always.

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  5. karen says…
    03/22/2006

    great, great LO!!
    Those shirts and goodies are sooooo cool!!!!

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  6. Beth says…
    03/22/2006

    Oh my gosh - I want one of everything at Cafe Press! This is going to be trouble. Thanks for sharing your art with all of us.

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  7. em says…
    03/22/2006

    you are so awesome :)

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  8. ~michelle~ says…
    03/22/2006

    Holy SCRAP your Life Artist stuff is so cool! Your designs are just so aesthetically pleasing. Love it!
    Cheers!
    ~m

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  9. corinne5 says…
    03/22/2006

    do you want to get my broke, aaargh! I also wanted to tell you that I love thilo and I was again blown away by the last CK your article and lo's were AMAZING!! thanks for keeping me inspired............and I bought my own embossingheather and ink and stuff, yeah!
    corinnexxx

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  10. Denise says…
    03/22/2006

    How awesome!! Love the simplicity of all your designs at
    Cafe Press. Cool, cool, cool!!

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  11. Tina J. says…
    03/22/2006

    Ali........
    Do you ever make an ugly layout? This is absolutely beautiful! Love the circles and wouldn't you know it, I gave away my Creative Memories circle cutters last year, knowing I'd never like that look again... Geesh! I signed up for the Cafe Press newsletter. Very cool stuff. Great idea!
    Tina J.

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  12. Rachel says…
    03/22/2006

    you blow me away girl. that layout is just STUNNING. wow. and the cafe press stuff...COOL!! Way to go. so awesome to see this. Congrats :)

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  13. Michelle says…
    03/22/2006

    So cool.

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  14. Gudrun says…
    03/22/2006

    You must be a wonderful person, Ali! so inspiering and you seems to be so full of enegy. I'm impressed!
    Love your products at the cafe press! really cool.
    And thanks for sharing this wonderful LO of Simon. It's really stunning!
    Thanks again!

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  15. michelle hill says…
    03/22/2006

    crimany.....more stuff to buy.....it looks awesome....i am off to get the coffee cup...take ali and have a great day...
    michelle

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  16. Rhonna says…
    03/22/2006

    awesome, girlfriend!
    so so happy for you!
    R

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  17. cindy says…
    03/22/2006

    OH DEAR GOD!! I want EVERYTHING!!!!!! Awesome and inspiring stuff. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! LOVE IT ALL!

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  18. jen says…
    03/22/2006

    Okay, could you just stop being so dang cool? Everytime I pull up your blog and see a new beautiful "something something" I just want to rip my hair out! Everything you create is just gorgeous...I am always inspired to create after I see what you've been up to. But seriously, my self-esteem can't take anymore...could you just tone it down a little bit...not be quite so incredible?! :) Ali rocks.

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  19. Laura T. says…
    03/22/2006

    Ali-
    I love your products on that site. Everything is cool - especially the Manifesto line. My sister-in-law is an artist and this gives me some cool gift ideas for birthday/christmas/just because. I definitely will be getting some stuff for me too.
    As always - thanks for all the inspiration you send our way.

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  20. misti says…
    03/22/2006

    I love the Cafe Press stuff! I think next month I'll be buying a few items, especially the mousepad! Great things to think about while working.

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  21. Lori says…
    03/22/2006

    Love the Cafe Press stuff you designed. I am going to have to get a mug for work with Life Artist! Very cool.
    Also, love the LO as usual.

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  22. Jessica says…
    03/22/2006

    Ali,
    I love the Cafe Press line -- especially the Manifesto line. I think what you have stated is integral for every life artist to remember. As always, thanks.
    Jessica

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  23. h2okatcher says…
    03/22/2006

    Hi Ali!
    I'm new to scrapbooking ... and haven't even started a single real page yet! So I'm just wondering where do I start? What adhesives are best to use? I currently have a 12x12 scrapbook album, some 12x12 stock paper, and a bunch of photos. That's it! What else do I need to start? Would love some advice!
    Thanks!

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  24. AJ says…
    03/22/2006

    Ali, that is a GREAT LO. I love those TT stamps...looks like I am going to need to run off and get some! You inspire me to scrapbook...and shop! :/

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  25. Christian says…
    03/22/2006

    Ali,
    I love the words you use to describe the scrapbooker-"Life Artist". What a great way of putting it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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