Thanks. Ramblings. Cafe Press.


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.

83 thoughts

  1. Lee

    2006-03-22 10:39:56 -0500

    Love love loving your Life Artist stuff!!! Too cool.

  2. Jenny

    2006-03-22 11:02:41 -0500

    Ok, I'm going to go broke buying your book, CD and every single item from Cafe Press!!! Plus now I'm going to have to buy those TT stamps and of course get the MM circle cutter. You are a doll and I automatically love everything you touch :-) Congrats on your new Cafe Press line.

  3. Kimberlyg

    2006-03-22 12:07:35 -0500

    Ali....WHAT A GORGEOUS LO!!! Totally love your creativity! Love love love this!
    Also...wanted to add that, I spent quite a nice chunk of $$$ at Cafepress on a bunch of your goodies! YOU totally RAWK!!!! I can't wait to get my mail in a couple of days! :))))

  4. christina

    2006-03-22 12:09:59 -0500

    Your art always makes me smile, sigh, rejoice, & feel glee. Your handwriting always adds such a touch--so much is contained of YOU in it. And Simon is so precious. Each and every time I come to your site I'm inspired by you as a mother. You are such a wonderful mother, Ali! And HORAY for the store. I love the LIFE Artist shirt. Sooo am gonna get one of those. And the DELIGHT in the everyday. Such good reminders!

  5. Jenn

    2006-03-22 13:42:09 -0500

    Ali I love your stuff on cafepress! I want to order everything! Thank you for putting into words so many things that I have in my heart. I admire your work and spirit!!! What are the chances of you ever being within driving distance of New York City?

  6. Lu

    2006-03-22 13:45:50 -0500

    Ali!!! Your shop is wicked sick! I just about lost my mind when I saw all the excellent Life Artist stuff. And, what is it about circles lately, they are popping up all over my LOs these days. You keep up what you are doing. I love your creativity and your spirit.

  7. sheri

    2006-03-22 14:58:59 -0500

    Ali, you should have your own catalogue. You could sell all of your neat stuff and fabulous finds.
    Keep enabling us!

  8. StephG

    2006-03-22 15:10:52 -0500

    I just signed up for your album track in SJ. Can't wait!!!!!

  9. Beppie

    2006-03-22 20:15:19 -0500

    Hai Ali
    Great! I love it!
    specially the round corners on the white/yellow paper.
    How did you do that???

  10. Gillian Greding

    2006-03-22 20:16:38 -0500

    I'm loving your circles too. Old school...

  11. Kristi

    2006-03-22 21:59:30 -0500

    First, thank you for the link to and the deadly immunity article. THANK YOU.
    And I love your goodies at cafe press!!

  12. Robin Powell

    2006-03-22 23:18:05 -0500

    Ali you are a genius! Your stuff is great! Your mind never stops working, I swear!

  13. Carrie Ostreko

    2006-03-23 00:11:05 -0500

    I love it...and I am happy to hear a CM plug :) The cutting system is PRIMO! You inspire everyone with such amazing work. I look forward to what you do everyday. Thanks for that lil bit of inspritaion.

  14. RebekahStoner

    2006-03-23 00:39:57 -0500

    I've already ordered three items from your new line!! Now I'll have more options for my "scrappin'" outfits. :0)

  15. holly

    2006-03-23 02:40:35 -0500

    =0( my size is not available...but I will wear my new coffee cups everyday! =0)

  16. Bonnie K

    2006-03-23 04:53:08 -0500

    Ali. question for you.
    Share how you store all your unmounted stamp sets etc. how do you store them, so they are easy to find when u want them? do you mount them on ez foam or use another method? wud love to know how u work... thks, bonnie in MN

  17. Aimee Pennington

    2006-03-23 06:46:08 -0500

    Love your new stuff, Ali. PLEASE MAKE MAGNETS!!! :)) Would love some with you sayings to put on the magnetic board above my scrappin' desk. Just bought your 1st book too. It has really helped me simplify. Can't wait for the Patterned Paper book. :)

  18. Candice

    2006-03-23 12:23:54 -0500

    Ali - love how you made the autism gear, too! My nephew has autism and I love reading your blog to hear about Simon's new adventures and achievements in the everyday things. You truly are an inspiration to many! :)
    P.S. I agree - please do magnets!!

  19. tina benton

    2006-03-23 14:16:37 -0500

    I love your life artist stuff, jsut boght 2 shirts!!I'm always looking for cool scrapbooking stuff. I'd buy some magnets too!

  20. Lisa in PA

    2006-03-24 07:12:36 -0500

    LOVE THE CAFE PRESS Stuff. How about making some wall rub ons for our scrap studios !! THAT WOULD BE WAY COOL... PuRty PuLeEzE. Anyone else with me ??

  21. Mirjam

    2006-03-24 07:44:09 -0500

    Love the cafe press stuff!
    Love this lo. Nice to see the S is back :-)

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