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Hello June.


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Hello June.


We are so excited to see you and all that you have to offer. Simon is looking forward to the opening of the outdoor pool with the big blue slide. Chris is looking forward to some time to read a book about Andrew Jackson. As for me, I am looking forward to a little family adventure to Chicago and to the idea of simply moving forward.


Love, The Edwards


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Here's a look at other things happening around here recently:


Guests + Interviews:


Scrapsupply


[ 1. ] I was invited to be a guest designer for the Scrapsupply June newsletter. My two projects shown above were part of an article by Sharyn Tormanen about dealing with longer stories. The first is an album that includes a collection of memories about my Grandmother and the second showcases our engagement in the current political process (and utilizes a really cool Memory Book Swinging Shutter Page Protector that is perfect for longer stories). [ Here is a direct link to the first project and to the second project. ]


[ 2. ] 10 Questions with Ali Edwards @ Scrapjazz


[ 3. ] Interview on Illustrating Stories : Take some time to check out this site - there is all kinds of creative goodness & sharing happening here.


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Everyday Life Photobook:


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A few months back I posted about the new Celebrate Everyday Life Photobook template I created for Shutterfly. Here's a look at my entire finished book: Celebrate Everyday Life Photobook.



One of the cool things about creating these books is that
they don't have to be done in one sitting. You can begin working and
hit save to complete the book later. Don't forget to check out the articles if you are looking for more information or ideas on how to put one of these together.


This would make a great Father's Day gift (or start now for the winter holidays). 



Edited: As far as I know there is no time line for how long this project will be available on Shutterfly's website. It is not intended as a limited time project.


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AE Newsletter


Look for a new issue of the AE newsletter to reach your inbox this Wednesday. I am setting myself up with a new schedule to bring those to you regularly on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. [ To sign up to receive the email enter your email address in the box along the left side of this page. ]


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Music List from CKU


For those of you that have been in my class at CKU over the last year or so I created a link to that iMix that can be accessed here. Looking forward to a new group of students in Houston later this week.

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37 thoughts

  1. Karen says…
    06/02/2008

    The Shutterfly book looks fabulous. I am going to make one for my husband for Father's Day for sure! Thanks!

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  2. Sue says…
    06/02/2008

    Happy June to all the Edwards'! Simon looks great on his new bike. I got one this weekend, as well! Can't wait for another edition of AEZine. Woo Hoo!
    Sue

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  3. SandyB says…
    06/02/2008

    Thanks for sharing the music list. I was in your class in Chicago and just loved listening to those tunes!

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  4. Kim G says…
    06/02/2008

    Tthanks for sharing. The imix is a great collection of soul stirring music of different genres. I know you hear this often - but you seriously rock girl!!! Peace.

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  5. suzanne says…
    06/02/2008

    Ali,
    How long will the Celebrate Everyday Life be available through Shutterly? The reason I ask is that I am photographer and I would REALLY like to have some of my families use it. I have a HUGE number of families who would LOVE it. I ordered one for my MIL and when it arrived, I bawled looking at it. I so wanted to put my sample on my own blog but she peeks. It was FABULOUS. It lends itself well to so many moments. I think you did a GREAT JOB!! I would just love to offer it to clients. Please let me know somehow. You can even pop onto my blog, which I linked, and jot a message.
    Love your work. it's always so fresh and vibrant.
    Suzanne
    www.suzannebalvanz.blogspot.com
    www.PictureThisBySuzanne.com

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  6. Kerry says…
    06/02/2008

    Ali,I can not wait for your new book!!! I am so excited especially because I've become very interested in miniBOOKS. Have a great day and happy June!
    Kerry

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  7. Liz Ness says…
    06/02/2008

    Happy June! Thanks again for the linkage, Ali, and for the inspiration, too. Love the swing-out protector...going to have to get a few! Now, I'm off to take a look at your finished Celebrate Life Everyday Photo Book -- love the visual feel of it so much!

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  8. tara pollard pakosta says…
    06/02/2008

    hey ali!
    so what is the family going to do here in chicago?!
    I live only 30 miles from the city and NEVER get there. i plan to take some trips this summer to Milennium park and navy pier and utilize this awesome city we have access to!
    tara

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  9. Latrice says…
    06/02/2008

    I wish we could meet in Chicago. I'm not sure if It's in the budget to sign up for the Windy City class. Maybe some other time though huh? Have fun. If you need a tour guide let me know. LOL!!

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  10. Anna-Marie Still says…
    06/02/2008

    Love your welcome letter to June! Reminds me we really should think about getting our pool opened so we can enjoy it!

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  11. Ashley Schultz says…
    06/02/2008

    I love your grandma Cathy book. Who makes the little embellishments you used?

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  12. Shannon says…
    06/02/2008

    We just got back from a family adventure in Chicago and it was fantastic. Such a great kid friendly city.

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  13. Nicky Anderson says…
    06/02/2008

    Happy June - the scene looks familiar to our place - Brody has a bigger bike, still training wheels - hope to work on those later this year. Nice to see the sun, although it is raining here. Also, noted above - if you could let me know if Shutterfly is going to only have your template up for a limited time - I also love my book, and am still blown away when I pick it up to look at it or show someone. It has become a favorite of Brody's as it goes under the pillow at night!!!! So happy with it.
    Thanks for Sharing.
    Nicky

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  14. Ali says…
    06/02/2008

    As far as I know there is no time line for how long this project will be available on Shutterfly's website. It is not intended as a limited time project :)

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  15. Emily J says…
    06/02/2008

    All I can say is SO INSPIRING....all of the posts have flooded me with ideas and prompts of things I want to do....Have a great day!! Emily

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  16. Kim Bolyard says…
    06/02/2008

    I have been working on my shutterfly book of yours since you first blogged about it....it is work in progress and I love that I can keep going back to it when the mood strikes me.
    peace
    Kim

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  17. Pam says…
    06/02/2008

    Ali,
    Your blog just makes me happy! Thanks for sharing so much of your life and your art. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Pam

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  18. ms ellie says…
    06/02/2008

    The "Beyonce of scrapbooking"!!
    you go, girl!

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  19. Michelle Shuman says…
    06/02/2008

    Fantastic projects, Ali! Your "Celebrate Everyday Life Photobook" is amazing...what a treasure that will be for Simon as he grows up!! Keep it up, girl ;o)
    ~Michelle

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  20. Jenn A. says…
    06/02/2008

    Ali, I really love how that photobook turned out. It's so simple and beautiful, and I love the way it is organized. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  21. heather mccollom says…
    06/02/2008

    YOu continue to inspire and amaze me.....thank you soooo very much for the music list.
    be well

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  22. Kiley says…
    06/02/2008

    Hey Ali, just curious what your printer tray looks like finished I have the same one and I'm itching to get started just looking for a boost. (the second photo tray you just posted the photo)
    THANKS!!
    Self proclaimed Ali geek

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  23. Wendy WendtVanGuilder says…
    06/02/2008

    thanks so much for sharing you iMix!!! I havn't been to a CKU since Chitown two years ago and I remember you had great music then! I have just this spring become an iPod, iMac junkie so it was fun to get your music. Thanks again !!!

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  24. lk says…
    06/02/2008

    Hey! It was fun havng dinner with you at artfest, even if all my food *was* brown.... did you submit stuff for teaching?
    LOL

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  25. Emily Barklage says…
    06/02/2008

    You MUST go here in Chicago: http://www.chicagopizzaandovengrinder.com/
    It's the best!

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