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Bad News & Good News

The bad news: I have the flu. The kind where you can barely stand up except to hustle to the bathroom.


That means that I need to cancel my classes tomorrow and Sunday at PhotoExpress. I am so sorry you guys but it would not be an enjoyable experience for you or for me. I haven't been this sick in quite awhile. Michele will be calling you with all the information and the re-scheduled date.


The good news: today is Friday and that means it is AEzine Challenge day. Here was the challenge this week:

This week I want you to take a bit of time to check out your own style. What defines your style? Create a layout shows examples of your own style evolution - write about how you have grown as a life artist/scrapbooker since you first began. These sorts of stories are so important as a part of your own personal history. How cool for your family to see all the layouts you have created AND a layout that talks about how you see yourself evolving as a life artist/ scrapbooker.

I think I am more excited about seeing your results from this challenge than any other so far. I have seen a couple responses on blogs and in emails this week already and it was so cool. Post a link in the comments to your own blog, to a gallery, or do a little write up right here if you have time. And remember, more to come on style in the next issue.

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  1. Jenn N says…
    11/17/2006

    So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well Ali. I hope this weekend brings you better health and lots of rest.
    I really enjoyed the challenge this week as this is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. Thank you!
    http://jenn.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/11/aezine_challeng.html

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  2. cindy says…
    11/17/2006

    Just want to send well wishes your way. Hope you are feeling better real soon!! Peace and blessings!

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  3. PROLIX from la Normandie says…
    11/17/2006

    Soigne-toi bien Ali!
    (don't say it in english, sorry)
    Best health to ya'!
    Stay to bed and sleep well.
    Bises ;o*
    PROLIX from la Normandie
    {ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
    http://prolix.typepad.fr

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  4. Leslie Chang says…
    11/17/2006

    I really hope you feel better soon. Its no fun being sick!

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  5. Evelyn Carson says…
    11/17/2006

    So sorry you're sick! I was looking forward to seeing you Sat!! Was going to bring you a picture of you and Larissa, you're youngest fan, that we took at Portland. Can say I might rethink my homework tho! Take care of yourself and get well! Don't burn the candle at both ends, lol
    hugs, ev in squamish

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  6. Tanja says…
    11/17/2006

    Hi Ali, hope you feel better soon. Didn't do your current challenge yet, but did one of the christmas projects: http://tanjadensborn.blogspot.com/2006/11/ali-e-inspired.html

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  7. Betsy says…
    11/17/2006

    Hope you feel better soon. You are not alone being ill though-had to go to the emergency room Wed, cause I couldn't breathe. I am such a "life artist" I am doing an entry on how important it is to breathe-not just to calm yourself down, but to live. Never really got that concept before.
    Got my calendar and I love it!!! Want to use it right now.

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  8. Jen says…
    11/17/2006

    Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! :(

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  9. maria says…
    11/17/2006

    Hope you feel better soon! And thanks so much for another GREAT challenge!
    http://justmeagain.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/11/style_evolution.html

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  10. suetreiber says…
    11/17/2006

    get some rest! Hope you feel better soon. :)

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  11. Sally says…
    11/17/2006

    OOh me too (I have the flu) I really hope you get better soon - I didn't get chance to do your challenge this week - my parents have just arrived from the UK and now I have flu too, but I'm loving seeing everybody elses.
    Get better soon Ali - you must, you have Florida to look forward to!!

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  12. Jennifer says…
    11/17/2006

    Sorry to hear the flu got you...you've been on the go so much...get this much needed rest! Feel better.....(and hopefully one of these days I'll get off my duff and do one of these challenges - right now too crazy. In the meantime, I love seeing how you inspire everyone)

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  13. Ronda Palazzari says…
    11/17/2006

    Hope you are feeling better soon. I would bring you some chicken noodle soup if I lived close by!
    This was another great challenged that I enjoyed thoroughly. My Daughter & I had fun pouring over old albums.
    http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/helpmeronda/2006/11/aezine_challeng_1.html

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  14. Laura says…
    11/17/2006

    Get well soon, Ali! :)
    This is my first time doing your challenge! Here's my page: http://iluvduke.blogspot.com/2006/11/my-style.html

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  15. Emily says…
    11/17/2006

    i liked this challenge, it's something that i've been thinking on for a while and trying to define.
    i admit to being a lifter, and that's okay because it's helped me find my style and voice for my story.
    so, here's my very personal response. i think of this as my mission statement.
    http://web.mac.com/stephen.hoadley/iWeb/Being%20more.../Emily%27s%20Blog/4C6379EB-76AC-4C7D-9669-353E56686AA3.html

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  16. Michelle V. says…
    11/17/2006

    I didn't work on this challenge this week...busy getting things done.
    Hope you are feeling much better soon. Big Hugs!

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  17. Karla Dudley says…
    11/17/2006

    Wow girl...I am sooooo sorry you feel like that. It's definately NO fun! I must say though that you almost stumped me with this challenge!!! I decided that I would make a page to let my family know why I do this and that because of them I will do it forever into eternity.
    The link to is:
    http://karlastudio5.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/img_542455_2.jpg
    and the link to some of my old ones is:
    http://karlastudio5.typepad.com/karla/
    Thanks for giving us another great one Ali and get better soon!!! -Karla

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  18. Shelley Laird says…
    11/17/2006

    Sorry your sick, would have liked to have met you in Maple Ridge. Maybe in January then?
    At least you will miss our stormy, stormy weather!
    Shelley

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  19. Lisa M. Pace says…
    11/17/2006

    Sorry to read you are sick. I hope you feel better soon.

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  20. Laura says…
    11/17/2006

    So sorry that you are sick. I hope you feel better soon!

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  21. Ann English says…
    11/17/2006

    Oh, Ali. I hope your mom is near by. My oldest daughter, now 28, says, that even now, the person she wants most when she's sick, is mom! Lots of rest, snuggy p.j.s, and a permanent cup of hot tea!
    I have enjoyed looking at responses to your challenge. You can see mine on my blog. The journaling-I tend to be verbose-is on a "sub-blog"-all new to me-but the links work!
    Take care!
    Ann
    www.annenglish.typepad.com/therefore_i_am

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  22. PJ says…
    11/17/2006

    Hi Ali,
    I'm sorry you're not feeling well!
    I've been ill to this last week... some kind of stomac flu! But I've recovered just in time to get started on your challenge. I'm not completely done yet, so I'm posting it tomorow, if that's oke!
    Wishing you all the best, and hoping you get well soon!!
    PJ

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  23. ArtsyMama says…
    11/17/2006

    WOW, I guess I had a LOT more to say (and show) than I realized. This was a *wonderful, wonderful* activity! Thanks so much for encouraging us to dig deep into where we've been and where we are now as life artists. Thanks Ali! The evolution of ArtsyMama can be see here
    http://artsymama.blogspot.com/2006/11/evolution-of-artsymama.html
    :)

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  24. erin yamabe says…
    11/17/2006

    i'm sorry to hear you are sick. sending many hugs, vitamin c doses, and chicken soup.
    take good care.

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  25. Jude says…
    11/17/2006

    OK... I did this in hopped up on caffeine mode... but I got it done and had fun so...
    Here is the link...
    http://www.pjsareclothes.blogspot.com/

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