Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

March 29, 2007



In the spirit of giving I want to do a couple drawings over the next few days as we approach the end of the Six Degrees contest on Saturday night. Entry into the drawing will end at 6:45pm Pacific with the actual drawing being done at 7pm Pacific today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Each morning I will post a new prize – leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.

Today I am going to give away a class kit to complete the album above: evolution. It's an album that takes a look at your life over three different time periods. This was the class I taught last weekend at ARTistry and it will appear (with instructions) in my upcoming book later this year. The kit includes everything to make the album (supplies + paint, instructions, homework, etc).

Leave a comment in the section below to be entered into the drawing.

And let's keep that donation number going up and up. Remember, $10 can really go a long way.


  • 101.
    Cathy said…

    You are amazing! I have been reading your blog for a long time now and you have really risen the awareness for autism. What a great cause. This shows the true spitit of scrapbookers. We are a generous and caring group of people.

  • 102.
    kari said…

    You are an inspiration to me on so many levels. Thank you for teaching me a new lesson about the small things and how they can change the world.

  • 103.
    Lynn said…

    Wow – a drawing! What a great idea for a rainy, dreary Thursday – good day to stay inside and scrap!
    I’m really impressed by how you have gotten the “community” involved in the six degrees donations – talk about a grassroot effort!

  • 104.
    VIcki said…

    You and your son are such an inspiration. I can’t wait to see what the final total will be for this fundraiser. Way to go!

  • 105.
    MelissaC said…

    Ali –
    I am so amazed to see the numbers rise. That is so totally awesome. And to give things away to us too. Totally unnecessary, but so cool. Thank you — and thank’s for the reminder of how we can all do a little bit of good.

  • 106.
    Stephanie K. said…

    What a wonderful thing you’re doing! You are an inspiration!

  • 107.
    grammymissy said…

    Ali, you inspire me, one can still help make a difference and you are proof of that!
    Thank you!

  • 108.
    Kelly said…

    Very cool! Thanks, Ali!! Count me in

  • 109.
    LisaZ said…

    Count me in!
    I’m starting my “week” tomorrow for CKU-Detroit- looking forward to it!

  • 110.
    Tina J. said…

    I wanna be in the drawing! What a generous idea to share with us, Miss Ali. Thanks a bunch.
    Tina J.

  • 111.
    Cindy said…

    I’ve been keeping an eye on your badge since the beginning. Awesome to see it in the #1 spot. Count me in!

  • 112.
    Meghan said…

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • 113.
    Kim B. said…

    Congratulations on the Six Degrees! Since I started reading your blog, I have become so much more aware of Autism. You go girl!

  • 114.
    Jenny Rebecca said…

    Yippeee for giveaways!! Been so happy to watch your badge numbers climbing and climbing and climbing…

  • 115.
    Willemijn said…

    You are so inspiring! I read your blog everyday!
    Thanks so much for sharing some of your personal life with us!

  • 116.
    sleepygirl said…

    please enter me in the contest. And thanks so much for the contest. Congratulations on the badge! cheering for you till the end!

  • 117.
    windy said…

    congrats on the badge – i’ve been watching the numbers rise – very exciting!!!
    thanks for the drawing opportunity

  • 118.
    Donna said…

    Oh Ali, you are the best! Thanks for offering the class kit as a contest for us. I truely admire you!

  • 119.
    Erin W said…

    Congrats on the success of your badge. I have been following since the beginning. As I live in Canada an actual donation was not possible so I donated to a local organization that provides support to the parents of autisitc children. Both of my sisters work with autisitc children so I have been asking them about the things they face on a daily basis. Wow! You and your husband are amazing people and Simon is so special too. Congrats on your success Ali!

  • 120.
    Megan said…

    Even though I was fortunate enough to take this amazing class, I would love to share this album with a very dear friend.
    Ali – I love your teaching style! I hope to see you again soon!

  • 121.
    Chris Hauck said…

    Wow this is cool! Sign me up for an entry please. I have been so completely amazed with the progress of donations. This is amazing!!! I am so impressed! Congratulations!

  • 122.
    Jen K said…

    add me to the list for your drawing!!
    its so awesome to see what the power of scrapbooking can do!!

  • 123.
    Lynn Y said…

    Congratulations on your badge! I have enjoyed seeing the progress.
    Thanks for all the inspiration and encouragement!

  • 124.
    Kathy S said…

    Your scrapbooking style drew me in, your amazing personality has me checking in daily. Ok, several times daily just to check the progress of your badge!

  • 125.
    Tracy in NC said…

    Ali that’s so thoughtful of you. I never win anything though, doesn’t everyone say that? LOL

  • 126.
    Ineke said…

    Good luck !! greetings from the Netherlands

  • 127.
    Katie Vaughan said…

    How very sweet, Ali! Congratulations!

  • 128.
    Heidi said…

    You’re badge is doing so well. The foundation must be all giddy with all this attention. Thank you for reminding us that we can all make a difference in this world. Go team!

  • 129.
    Sharyn said…

    This is so wonderful of you Ali! Congrats on the badge – you are the best!

  • 130.
    karen lee said…

    i’m really glad to see what you’ve accomplished through this. it’s amazing. you should be really proud.
    karen lee

  • 131.
    Barb Dean said…

    Fun! Ali – you should be so proud of what you have accomplished. I check out your blog and the 6 degree tag everyday watching your number go up and up! Congratulations!
    That said, I hope I win your giveaway!! Tha’d be super fun! :) Happy Thursday!

  • 132.
    Sue Taylor said…

    WOO HOO, what fun, how kind and generous once again Ali. Many congrats on being No. 1 still, rooting for you over here!

  • 133.
    nicky bleggi said…

    Please enter me in the drawing. I think what you are doing is amazing!

  • 134.
    Barbara said…

    Thank you for always pointing out that the “ordinary” is anything but. You have a way of putting the value in the everday and for that I am grateful.

  • 135.
    Birute said…

    Ali, you’re one of the most generous people out there! I love all that you do, and yet you still turn around and give yet more. Thanks Ali!

  • 136.
    linda said…

    Count me in.. How fun.. Ali thank you so much for all that you are doing for autism speaks.. We will be participating in the walk in September.. We are beginning to put together a team to walk for Tobi..

  • 137.
    Sandra said…

    So excited for you and Autism Speaks! Can’t wait to see what happens.

  • 138.
    Amelia said…

    Love reading your blog. Thank you for raising awareness (and money!) for autism.

  • 139.
    sara said…

    thanks, ali!
    and best of luck to you in your fundraising efforts!
    i am amazed at the response so far — and you’re so right… $10 can go a loooong way!
    blessings on you today! :)

  • 140.
    Jeannie Rivera said…

    Hey, Ali~
    I’ll cross my fingers to keep Simon #1 for Autism Speaks in SIX DEGREES. Everyone is doing an awesome job!! By the way, did you know that the Portland Trailblazers are also doing something for Autism on 4/14 at the Rose Quarter?

  • 141.
    Stephanie Homburg said…

    This whole experience has just renewed my faith in people.
    You rock!

  • 142.

    What an amazing gift, Ali! Thank you for spreading the awareness! :)

  • 143.
    Ksea said…


  • 144.
    Amy G said…

    wow! what an awesome prize!

  • 145.
    Mrs. B. Obama said…

    This would be the perfect album to document my road to the White House.

  • 146.
    mary Demerath said…

    HOLY COW! Nearly $30,000! You are an incredible woman to motivate and inspire others in such a powerful way. I am worried Kevin Bacon is in over his head!

  • 147.
    Susan F. said…

    Congratulations on your amazing fundraising effort and raising of awareness for this worthwhile cause.

  • 148.
    Krystal Barb said…

    Good luck with the badge! As a mother of an ASD child, THANKS!!!!

  • 149.
    Gloria said…

    you’re freaking awesome. you really are. thanks for your generousity.

  • 150.
    Delisa said…

    I’m also obsessed with watching your numbers go up. Excited for you and the great work you’ve done. You’ve enlightened the scrapbooking world to your cause.