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. Jennifer Lavender

    2007-03-30 05:31:59 -0400

    Totally off topic, but I just have to tell you that I LOVE the picture of Simon and Chris you have hanging on your wall. What a great picture.
    Congratulations, Jennifer!

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  2. Leslie

    2007-03-30 05:32:13 -0400

    The amount of comments is absolutely amazing! Here's rooting for you and praying for you. I made my donation weeks ago and have been spreading the word. Go us!

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  3. Jackie Stone

    2007-03-30 06:26:13 -0400

    Congrats Jennifer! Ali love your pic of Simon and Chris...it has inspired me to go through my pics of the kids and my hubby to create a wonderful piece of art. Way to go team and thanks for the free class Ali, it is phenominal! I hope you can come close to North Dakota...would love to have a class in person, I missed you when you where at Reminicse in Iowa City, darn flu anyways. Again thank you!

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  4. jenn

    2007-03-30 06:33:06 -0400

    oh thanks for showing us the book! love it! Love the idea of tossing the papers into the air too!!!!!
    jenn metzger

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  5. Kristie S

    2007-03-30 06:56:21 -0400

    Ali- You continue to amaze me. The numbers keep growing and growing....I know that scrapbookers can be a pretty competitive bunch so I am sure "we" are going to stay at the top. I have talked to lots of people about your blog and the money that you are raising...I think it is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing...GO TEAM GO. Keep up the great work.

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  6. Lisa Russell

    2007-03-30 07:18:51 -0400

    Thanks so much!! It is amazing when everyone puts a little effort towards something, that is all adds up in the end. Very cool! I hope your badge wins first place.

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  7. Kristin

    2007-03-30 07:53:46 -0400

    Thanks for the projects! Good Stuff! Since I won't get to any of your workshops, this is as close as I'll be to a one of a kind Ali Edwards class.

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  8. Margie Conway

    2007-03-30 08:12:02 -0400

    So excited to see the numbers today! Thanks:)

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  9. Sheri

    2007-03-30 09:55:16 -0400

    Hurray for everyone who contributes in some way to finding a cure for autism!
    Hooray for all of us ! :)
    Sheri

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  10. Ann

    2007-03-30 09:55:17 -0400

    Great effort for a great cause, Ali!! We're pulling for you!
    Thanks for the FUN incentives also!

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  11. Jane Logan

    2007-03-30 10:42:14 -0400

    thanks Ali this project looks great! PS Love the photo of Simon and Chris in the background - awesome. Looks like you had fun too!

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  12. Mary

    2007-03-30 11:17:53 -0400

    What a totally amazing thing you have done, you are such an inspiraton Ali!

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  13. Crystal

    2007-03-30 12:10:13 -0400

    Thank you! You are awesome!

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  14. Sandy

    2007-03-30 12:40:10 -0400

    Wow! You are awesome! Keep doing good things and more good will follow!

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  15. sherRae

    2007-03-30 12:42:44 -0400

    Aren't Grandparents wonderful? It looks like your mom is a blessing and great example! Best in everything!

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  16. Amber

    2007-03-30 12:42:50 -0400

    You are doing such an amazing thing... Isn't it wonderful to do something so selfless that can truly impact our children and our world? You are amazing, you go girl!
    -Amber Clayton
    San Mateo

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  17. Bobbie Powell

    2007-03-30 13:33:38 -0400

    Your site has helped me to pass the word to others. You are helping to make a difference in so many lives.

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  18. MaryAnn Perry

    2007-03-30 13:48:17 -0400

    Thanks for the project! Love it!!

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  19. Tara

    2007-03-30 14:17:47 -0400

    congrats to the winner!!! fun fun fun

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  20. Christine Villacarlos

    2007-03-30 15:35:53 -0400

    Congrats to the winners!
    Ali, you are truly an awesome person!!!! Thank you for making a difference. I shared your blog and the 6 degrees link to a friend of mine who is a mother of an autistic child. She is one of the pioneers for autism awareness here in the Philippines!

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  21. brandie

    2007-03-31 03:26:02 -0400

    that big photo of simon and chris is absolutely beautiful.

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  22. carriec conforti

    2007-03-31 12:12:29 -0400

    Simply amazing. We forget how powerful we can be as a group of individuals caring about the same goal! Thanks for reminding us Ali!

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