Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

April 4, 2008

Weekend Creative : Hello Life Mini + A Hero Arts Giveaway


A fun little project created for Simon to teach/work on a couple concepts (this could be easily adapted for lots of different themes). We have been talking a lot about "experiences" lately how cool it is to try new things.

Things to try/experiment with this weekend: using your photo editing program to add a word onto a photo and print, stamping + writing on acetate/transparency, making something just for the fun of it.

And the giveaway: to celebrate Hero Arts new blog launch I have three groups of very cool Hero Arts stamps to give away. Leave your name in the comment section and I will draw names when I get back to town on Sunday night.







This little book is held together with eyelets. The Crop-A-Dile is definitely my favorite tool for punching holes and setting eyelets. It works especially well when dealing with chipboard or stacks of paper such as this project.

Hero Arts Adventure Journal Stamp
Staz On Ink (for stamping on transparencies or any slick material)
American Crafts Slick Writer (fine or medium point)
Hero Arts Acetate Folded Cards (PS454)
American Crafts MOMA Letter Stickers
3 photos
Sheet of patterned paper to be cut to go behind the acetate
Crop-A-Dile + eyelets


  • 1.
    Alisa said…

    Oh yeah.. very cool stamps. I’ve never been first before !! Thanks for sharing with us.
    alisa in savannah ga !!

  • 2.
    Andrea Mette said…

    Nice little album! Thanks for the giveaway, too.

  • 3.
    Michelle said…

    Your projects are so inspiring. You keep doing it time after time. The stamps are awesome. Are you looking forward to INSPIRED. 7 more sleeps. YEAH!

  • 4.
    Christina Wernstrum said…

    Cool new stamps! You are an inspiration Ali! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway.

  • 5.
    Kim K said…

    Great little book Ali! Thanks for sharing!
    I’m also looking forward to seeing what you’ve done with your “e3″ vacation album—
    What a fun way to document your trip!
    Kim in Duluth, MN

  • 6.
    Kelly Little said…

    Cool Album…You always inspire me to record life’s daily events…Hope your vacation was great! K

  • 7.
    Dawn said…

    I always enjoy seeing your weekend creative projects.
    I can never get enough stamps!
    Keep up the great work.

  • 8.
    Kim Ellett said…

    What a really cool idea! Could have used this a few months back with our son…instead have a piece of tag board with pictures on it in the kitchen. It works, but… :)

  • 9.
    {leah} said…

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • 10.
    Laura T. said…

    Love the look of the book. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

  • 11.
    mary said…

    Love the little book. I checked out the acetate at Dick Blick yesterday! hmmm….
    -mary in Massachusetts

  • 12.
    Nikki said…

    Very cool project as always! Love seeing you work!

  • 13.
    Jenny A. said…

    So super cool! I love everything you do :) You totally inspire me to try new things. I love it!

  • 14.
    islandjen said…

    such a cool and fun little project!

  • 15.
    elizabeth holder said…

    thanks your creativity astounds me -
    hope i get picked!

  • 16.
    alexandra said…

    fabulous little book!
    thanks for the ‘weekend creative’ prompt – now I just have to figure out Photoshop! Wish me luck – this will be interesting!

  • 17.
    AmyJ said…

    I love this stamp and the look of this mini album. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 18.
    jennifer said…

    sweet little book! i hope i get lucky :)

  • 19.
    monica lloyd said…

    Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  • 20.
    Cindy said…

    Love the projects!! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  • 21.
    Alice P. said…

    Cool Stamps.

  • 22.
    carolyn streeter said…

    Love the hero arts stamps Ali . Very difficult to get here in Australia . They made a cute little album,as always.

  • 23.
    Beverly said…

    The downside to reading your blog at work is that I now feel inspired to SCRAP … not work! Have a great weekend!

  • 24.
    Sharon said…

    I am always inspired by your projects! I’m working on the butterfly collage this weekend you posted sometime back :)

  • 25.
    Karen said…

    Love this idea for a quick ptoject.

  • 26.
    Brenda said…

    Love Love the new project just as i love all of your projects!
    You truely do inspire me to think outside the box and more importantly outside my comfort zone!
    Thanks for all the “gifts”

  • 27.
    Cindy said…

    I am always amazed with your work. I anxiously await each new posting and creation. And thanks to you, I made a new discovery, Allison Strine, yesterday. Thank you for sharing so much!

  • 28.
    Taylor said…

    Fantastic album and giveaway Ali! Thanks for sharing!

  • 29.
    Jill said…

    Cool project. Thanks for sharing your weekend creatives with us.

  • 30.
    Shalini Chandra said…

    Love that project, thanks for sharing…

  • 31.
    Leslie said…

    Hello Life, Hello cute little album! Great job Ali

  • 32.
    Jill K said…

    What a fun project…and a chance to win stamps too! My fingers are crossed.

  • 33.
    Stacey said…

    That is an adorable little book!

  • 34.
    Ady Abreu said…

    Hi Ali, I love this mini… What a wonderful concept. The stamp is too cute too. Have a great weekend…

  • 35.

    this is just the inspiration i need for this weekend… so much more fun than cleaning the house….and now i have an excuse. thanks!

  • 36.
    Ady Abreu said…

    Hi Ali, I love this mini… What a wonderful concept. The stamp is too cute too. Have a great weekend…

  • 37.
    teensleuth said…

    Ali, you really deserve all the hype surrounding you. You’re truly a master! Awesome. Probably my favorite project in a long time.
    April Moore Skelton
    Athens, GA

  • 38.
    Stacey said…

    I really like that a lot!
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  • 39.
    Ady Abreu said…

    Hi Ali, I love this mini… What a wonderful concept. The stamp is too cute too. Have a great weekend…

  • 40.
    Paula said…

    as always, you make me want to be creative…Thanks, Paula

  • 41.
    Julie said…

    Love all your projects…thanks for sharing your creativity

  • 42.
    Lidia said…

    Another great little project! So inspiring…
    Love the stamps too ;)

  • 43.
    kristine said…

    Hi Ali~
    Ilook forward to the “Weekend Creative” as it always “sparks” something inside, even if I don’t follow it exactly! I’m enjoying the spontanaeity (sp?) of seeing where it takes me!

  • 44.
    Kalynn Huntoon said…

    I love this mini album… what a great concept. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • 45.
    ronni h said…

    I’m such a fan of your work Ali. I love your little projects, and I’m forever inspired by you!

  • 46.
    Stephanie M said…

    That is a neat little book! I love Hero Stamps!

  • 47.
    Stephanie M said…

    That is a neat little book! I love Hero Stamps!

  • 48.
    Katie Lee said…

    Ali Ali Ali,
    You are too generous to be giving away such awesome goodies!!! But I’ll volunteer to take them off your hands!!
    God bless,
    Katie Lee

  • 49.
    Jenny Waller said…

    I’m lovin’ it! Awesome and inspiring!

  • 50.
    kristin said…

    this looks excellent. such a cool little way to capture those little experiences that are quite big for those little ones. :)