Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

March 29, 2007

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 8.5×11 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

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!


  • 151.
    Erin Bassett said…

    Thanks for another DL!! -It’s very generous of you!!! I’m trying to get the word out about donations.
    PS, love the look on your dog’s face/body language in you “paper tossing” pix!

  • 152.
    Erin said…

    Lucky Jennifer! Ali, I love your very scientific ways of picking the winner….just my style! Count me in on your next drawing ;)

  • 153.
    Julee said…

    Congrats to Jennifer!
    Ali – thanks so much for the project download! Love it!
    Love the glimpse of your house too! That pic of simon is beautiful!

  • 154.
    Nancy Bathen said…

    You go GIRL!!!!

  • 155.
    Cathy Walters said…

    Thanks Ali! You are so generous!:) Happy Friday!

  • 156.
    Liane said…

    I live in Canada, I can’t figure out how to contribute to your badge, but would if I could. I really admire what you are doing, and am reading every day to see your amazing progress. Thanks for the project downloads, I also admire your work!

  • 157.
    kellym said…

    Ali, your fans are the best and you’re my current favorite celebrity – thanks for starting this great giving event!! so glad to be a part of it! You go girl!!

  • 158.
    Breana said…

    Ali you are AMAZING!!! I know the numbers will go sky high!!! Love those cute photos!

  • 159.
    Kelly Bryan said…

    I added your badge to my blog and posted it on My Space. Hopefully it will get at least a few more donations!
    I think what you’re doing is such an inspiration.

  • 160.
    Wendy H said…

    I can’t wait until Sunday to see the final results! It is exciting for me to be a (very small) part of something like this. Your stories and pictures of Simon have definately touched my life!

  • 161.
    Jennifer said…

    Happy Friday – looking forward to more of those very scientific photos…loved the method of selecting a name! LOL – you had a SERIOUS number of posts yesterday – anyway, it looked like you had fun. Your blog is a daily visit. Keep up the awesome work. And, can’t wait for the new book!!!
    Go team – let’s stay at #1 :)

  • 162.
    Anita said…

    go go go!!!
    and Thanks again!

  • 163.
    Ginny said…

    Thanks for the class instructions, great album! Love it! Congrats on raising so much money for autism, it is amazing!

  • 164.
    Denise said…

    Ali, what you are doing is truely inspiring & for once, I don’t mean your scrapbooking. You are blessing the lives of others – keep it up!

  • 165.
    Julie G said…

    spoke to two people tody who promised to give $$ before saturday! :) yummy charma being passed around! whoooo hooooo!

  • 166.
    Young Chang said…

    It’s awesome that you have such a strong passion for this area, and that you’re touching so many people by it! Keep up the great work and thanks for inspiring me today.

  • 167.
    Leah said…

    you are a generous soul…who cares and gives. thanks you inspire so many!!!!

  • 168.
    Liz Ness said…

    1453 doners…how cool! Keep going, keep going, keep going! YOU ROCK ALI!

  • 169.
    Cindy said…

    Good Luck Ali and Simon!!!!!!

  • 170.
    Elizabeth said…

    I love the photo of Simon and Chris on your wall. I can’t stop talking about how much you are doing through the badge well done for being YOU1

  • 171.
    Amy said…

    lol, love the dog in the background! : )

  • 172.
    Angela said…

    Thank you for the awesome project! Love what you are doing to raise awareness!

  • 173.
    Bonnie said…

    Ali, that is awesome that all of us together have raised over $30,000! Amazing….Thank you so much for the new class, I love it and appreciate all that you are doing. Have a super day :)

  • 174.
    Lisa Spiegel said…

    Ali, I just wanted to say that you are so inspiring…thank you so much. :-)

  • 175.
    Kim said…

    Wow – Over $30,000 – That is amazingly wonderful! Thank you for all that you do! Thank you for the extra project! The pics are great :) Thanks again :)

  • 176.
    Kelli Johnson said…

    wow this is so big! COngrats…it’s awesome :)

  • 177.
    Anita said…

    Thanks so much for the free download Ali! I’ve got it all printed out and can hardly wait to start working on it! You have some amazing mini books going on!!! love it! Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas with us!

  • 178.
    Jeri Ray said…

    Ali, I LOVE your perspective! Thank you for stepping forward and speaking out and touching people and making a difference!

  • 179.
    Stephanie said…

    I just emailed 3 friends and asked them to give today! This is such a wonderful thing to be a part of!!

  • 180.
    Kristi said…

    Go Ali! Go Ali! or should we be singing “Go Simon! Go Simon”. Just sent my donation. You HAVE to win. That way we will all be 2 degrees away (or is it 1 degree) from Kevin Bacon! LOL Good luck.

  • 181.
    kim bolyard said…

    Thanks so much for the downloads. They are awesome.
    Made my donationa and I am so happy for how much you have raised.

  • 182.
    Angie Alberts said…

    Very cool. $30,000 WOW.

  • 183.
    Annie said…

    Thank you so much for the free downloads, though I would rather be taking the class from you!

  • 184.
    Julia said…

    Since I don’t live in the States but I really wanted to find a way to contribute, this is what I put up on my blog:
    So I have a favor to ask. There’s this website that I read everyday, Ali Edwards.
    She’s trying to raise as much money as she can for her favorite charity, Autism speaks, inc. I tried to donate some money but for some reason the system won’t accept foreign payments.
    If one of you will donate the ten dollars, I will send you a bottle of my very favorite and expensive Aceto Balsamico. It comes in a beautiful bottle and goes on salads like syrup. It has a delicious cherry retro taste to eat. I could guzzle the stuff but that wouldn’t be very ladylike. I do lick the little drip off the spout when I pour it though…that’s not very ladylike either and Olly gets really mad at me when I do it. Anyway, the vinegar costs 9,10 euro plus I’ll have to pay for shipping so it’ll cost me another 8,00 euro to ship it to the States. The ten dollars you spend for the donation will be more than compensated by the orgasmic balsamic vinegar.
    Hope someone bites!

  • 185.
    Nicky H said…

    Thanks for another great project! You’re an amazing, giving, helpful person on so many levels.

  • 186.
    Kim Hacking said…

    You made another dream of mine come true. First, I’ve always wanted to take your Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and Always class. And now, Perspectives. Thank you!

  • 187.
    Nicky H said…

    Oh, I also wanted to say that I LOVE and ADORE that picture of Chris and Simon behind you in that photo. Love it!

  • 188.
    Jaymie said…

    Thanks, Ali!

  • 189.
    Raewyn A said…

    Hey Ali, the donations are coming in thick and fast. Congratulations everyone! Thank you so much for the PERSPECTIVE handouts ALi, I missed this class at Crafting Connection 2006 in NZ

  • 190.

    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!

  • 191.
    Leslie said…

    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!

  • 192.
    Jackie Stone said…

    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!

  • 193.
    jenn said…

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

  • 194.
    Kristie S said…

    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.

  • 195.
    Lisa Russell said…

    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.

  • 196.
    Kristin said…

    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.

  • 197.
    Margie Conway said…

    So excited to see the numbers today! Thanks:)

  • 198.
    Sheri said…

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

  • 199.
    Ann said…

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

  • 200.
    Jane Logan said…

    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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