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And the winner is...

Jennifer Davis. Email me Jennifer and I will mail the kit out to you.

How in the heck did I pick the winner? Rather than going through and cutting them all up, I took them all (on 8.5x11 pages) and threw them up in the air and then, with my eyes closed...picked one up off the floor and the response closest to my finger was the winner. Very scientific. Very fun. I was hoping that Chris would be here to help me, but alas, he hasn't made it home yet...instead I got out my trusty tri-pod and took the pictures myself.


And now, here is what I have been thinking about today : if each one of you who left a comment today could tell one other person (maybe someone who does not scrapbook or someone who knows no one with autism or your mom or dad or brother or sister or grandma or neighbor or best friend or grocery checker or nice old lady down the street) about the contest and encourage them to donate $10 to the badge...could you imagine the total we could end up with?

If you live outside of the US, pick up the phone or email one person you know in the US that could make a donation on your behalf.

All along with this contest I have been saying "we." It is "we" because there is no way I could do this alone. I am one person: a mama, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a person who works from their home, a life artist - just an everyday person trying to do something positive with what I have been given. It takes all of us reaching out, all of us putting out the effort to achieve this goal. We are a bunch of  individuals working together for the greater good.

Holy cow - we have raised over $30,000.

And because I seriously can't believe the number of comments and I am so over-the-top excited about this whole thing, here's a download for another class:

PERSPECTIVE DESCRIPTION: What do you see in your world right now? Record your thoughts, your photos - your very own "perspective."

PERSPECTIVE homework : Download perspectivehomework

PERSPECTIVE how to : perspectiveHOWTO-boxbook

SUPPLIES:
Box Book: Junkitz
8 sheets of patterned paper
letter stickers or stamps (you will need quite a few "i's")
a couple accents -  I used epoxy circles and rub ons from Autumn Leaves

Tomorrow morning I will post another give away...can't wait to show you what I have next!

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  1. StephF says…
    03/29/2007

    Thanks for the extra project!!!!

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  2. Jamie K says…
    03/29/2007

    holy moly Ali.
    the room you're in is so cool looking. and I love that picture of Simon and Chris on the wall. love it.

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  3. Candice says…
    03/29/2007

    Love the pictures, Ali! Thanks for the new freebie! I read your blog everyday now, and I just love it!

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  4. Gioconda says…
    03/29/2007

    OK, this was totally exciting. Congratulations Jennifer! Looking forward to tomorrow.

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  5. Erin Wells says…
    03/29/2007

    over $30,000...truly amazing...mind blowing...empowering. so proud to be part of this. thanks ali, and congrats to you, Chris, Simon, and all those touched by autism. so cool to make a difference...

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  6. Barbara says…
    03/29/2007

    The picture of Simon made by your Mom is wonderful. He is a beautiful boy. You can see the love in his eyes.

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  7. Debbie L. says…
    03/29/2007

    Thank you, again, for a great project. Your generosity is always appreciated!

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  8. Emma says…
    03/29/2007

    Congratulations to Jennifer.
    Ali this is such an amazing thing to be a part of. Thank you.

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  9. Nicole says…
    03/29/2007

    Congrats Jennifer! Ali, sooooo very cool on over $30,000...you are so right, it's everyone working together and helping out. Every little bit helps. Thanks for the freebie :)

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  10. Gina says…
    03/29/2007

    Thanks for the freebie. LOVE this album. I am off to link to Simon's badge now in an e-mail to all of my friends and family.

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  11. Leah says…
    03/29/2007

    Wow Ali!
    Beautiful class!
    And I am SO happy you are being a driving force for autism research and awareness! I have so many friends with kids on the spectrum, and we have loved ones on both sides of our family who live with autism.
    Way to go!

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  12. Marty says…
    03/29/2007

    Congrats to Jennifer!
    Thank you so much for the new download. LOVE the pic of Simon and Chris on the back wall. Love the numbers on your badge. God bless...

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  13. beth says…
    03/29/2007

    Ali,
    Just spread the word to a couple of girlfriends. Thank you for sharing the "perspective" class. So very generous of you.
    Beth L

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  14. Petals says…
    03/29/2007

    Your pictures are GREAT--it really did look like fun!

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  15. Leah says…
    03/29/2007

    oh- and btw- how cool is this- I have the skirt you are wearing in that pic :-) lol!

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  16. Megan H. says…
    03/29/2007

    Thank you Ali. You rock!

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  17. Deirdre says…
    03/29/2007

    Thanks for the freebie, Ali, and the challenge.
    Makes me even more in awe of what you've done, because while I appreciate the opportunity to give but I abhor asking other people. I don't know why that is. But I'm up for the challenge...I'm sure most people are happy to be part of the solution too.
    Thanks again, DK

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  18. Leigh says…
    03/29/2007

    Ali, this is so insane! It's been incredible to watch this all unfold...you are a force, girl...have been since you since you stepped onto the scrapbooking scene...a FORCE. So happy to see all the good that you do coming back to you and the things that are important to you.

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  19. Kal Barteski says…
    03/29/2007

    Ali - you rock. congrats on the badge - that is change-the-world-stuff. SO cool. So cool. I have a great picture of you that I'm posting tomorrow - hope it's okay. it just turned out really sweet. Again, you rock. YOU are changing the world.
    And we thank you.

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  20. kari says…
    03/29/2007

    What a delight you are--living with such joy, such passion.
    Thank you.

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  21. Pam McClung says…
    03/29/2007

    Thanks for your amazing support of Autism Awareness! We have been fighting the battle since 1994. We participate in the CAN Walk in Houston every year-last year we even wore your "Autism - Enough is Enough" t-shirts!Our son Kyle has made great progress since 1992, and we continue to get the word out and advocate for our son. I had never scrapbooked about Kyle's Autism until last year - when I read some of your journaling on Simon. Thank-you for your inspiration!

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  22. Jen says…
    03/29/2007

    Congratulations Jennifer! :)

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  23. Jen says…
    03/29/2007

    Thanks so much! Love this project. And I love your method of picking a name. Awesome!

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  24. Cheryl says…
    03/29/2007

    You are seriously amazing. Seriously.

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  25. Colleen says…
    03/29/2007

    Off to post this on my mum's group board where one of the women just had her son diagnosed with ASD! Wish a continued success!
    Cheers!

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