Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

October 10, 2008

Hello Friday.


1. No specific weekend creative today. Hoping that many of you will be able to play with your week in the life albums over the weekend.

2. Thanks for the excitement regarding the stamps yesterday. They should be back in stock and appearing in local and online stores soon!

3. Jessica Sprague (one of my favorite instructors) is teaching and offering a free, one-week class on her site ( on the topic of collecting stories you want to tell. It's called Stories In Hand. You don't have to be a scrapbooker to take this class. You don't have to be a digital scrapbooker to take this class. You just need to be interested in collecting your own personal stories in an organized fashion (love that idea). Registration begins October 20th. Here's the class flyer:


4. Sharing some more awesome week in the life projects (I have loved seeing these come in a bunch of different languages – keep them coming as you get into the creative/crafty phase):

From Susi:


From Sue:


From Michelle:


From Lisa (love how she is using pockets for her printed calendar each day):


From Maica:


From Rhonda:


From Hillary (8×8):


From Marie:


5. Coming next week: look for a week in the life follow-up, a Halloween mini-album (documenting 2007), Halloween product ideas, new Designer Digitals and more.   

6. Have a great weekend. We are savoring the season around here. It is really starting to get chilly in the mornings while we wait for the bus for Simon. I am doing lots of cooking (which began during my week and hasn't really stopped since – last night it was cranberry-pumpkin cookies) and lots of budgeting/looking at our finances (getting our "house" in order). Chris calls it "nesting gone awry" even though I know he is happy to have me doing these things. I am very much loving being here at home.


  • 1.
    sue said…

    Love the sunflower picture at the top of this blog post. Also am loving all the reader albums. Very inspirational to me! Thanks everyone. Enjoy your weekend Ali!

  • 2.
    Amy said…

    I agree! The sunflowers are beautiful! The stamps are already sold out at Technique Tuesday? Maybe I’ll look again a little later on. These stamps are going to be like your Cocoa Daisy kit, we’ll have to stay up until midnight to get them! lol
    I hope you continue to partner up with more companies, it would be wonderful to see a whole line of Ali Edwards scrapping supplies!!

  • 3.
    Gretchyn said…

    I love seeing all of the different interpretations of the week in the life project. Lots of great inspiration! Time to get my pictures from last week off my camera and printed so I can play…

  • 4.
    Mandy said…

    Beautiful pic. I would love to see more Ali products love your style and what you have in products out there so far.
    The projects done for A Week in the Life are awesome can’t wait to see more.
    Have a great weekend!

  • 5.
    Sara Packard said…

    I am having the greatest time putting this “A Week In The Life Of” book together. I’m hoping to finish this weekend. You can see at BTW – I’m just biting into digital scrapbooking and having the darndest time! I suppose reading directions may help – just wanted to let you know that your designs are sooooo inspiring. Thank you! Have a great weekend.

  • 6.
    Kerry said…

    Looking forward to next weeks posts! I am loving the transition into Fall here in New Mexico. Have a great weekend!

  • 7.
    Suzanne said…

    You have a good weekend too. Thanks for giving some inspiration to read on Friday nights.

  • 8.
    Nikki Love said…

    W@W!! The stamps are sold out already in just the first day of release!! That’s awesome!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on these :D

  • 9.
    Danielle said…

    Have a great weekend Ali! I had to thank you because yesterday I finished my Week in the Life book and it’s one of the only times I’ve carried out a project from start to finish and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out!! Thank you!!! Will send pictures soon.

  • 10.
    Mandy said…

    I love everybody’s take on the week in life! Thank you so much for inspiring us like this Ali! My 2,5 year old son has gotten so used to the camera in the week-of-the-life that he now says at every little moment (like putting on his shoes :) Take photo mommy? LOL. Flickr suddenly asks for my password that i can’t seem to find right now, so a link to my progress with the wee-of-life album:

  • 11.
    Jennifer McKinney said…

    “Nesting gone awry” Love it! Thanks for making me smile this morning.

  • 12.
    Linn said…

    Have fun nesting! I love organizing, purging, getting things ready… Can’t wait to do my own book.

  • 13.
    Nicky Anderson said…

    Nesting gone awry is just fine – any nesting is good. Days are cool and crisp here and so dark when Brody’s bus comes. Very excited about Jessica’s class.
    Getting ready for our thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, lots of family, food and fun.
    Have a great weekend.

  • 14.
    Heather said…

    Wow — each idea seems better than the last one! Just goes to show that there truly is no right or wrong way and that each of us really does have a story to tell! Thanks again for doing this project with us Ali — you are awesome!

  • 15.
    Jonnelle said…

    I love looking at all of the different albums, thank you for sharing them!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  • 16.
    LesleMora said…

    Loving all the ‘week in the life’ examples. Great inspiration!

  • 17.
    iowajewel said…

    well i am one of the lucky ones, i got all 3 of your stamps ordered before they sold out! being a night owl paid off as i was up late on the computer and put my order in as soon as i saw they were for sale! you know Ali i can’t thank you enough for making them. i have been a stamper since the early 1980′s and i know these will be some of my favorites!

  • 18.
    Lauren N. said…

    I’m definitely going to sign up for Jessica’s class. It sounds really neat. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  • 19.
    jenny said…

    Love seeing how other’s put together their albums! Goodluck with the budgeting. Have to say that I am a huge Dave Ramsey fan. Check out his site for budgeting advice:

  • 20.
    SueB said…

    These are ALL so wonderful. I think I’ll start over. I’m thinking of focusing on my word for this year (another idea I got from you) which is “learn”.

  • 21.
    Susanna said…

    have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend. I had the absolute joy of meeting DONNA D. 2 weekends ago at a scrapweekend in Parksville , Vancouver Island BC.(CD and Kah-Mei were there aswell, it was amazing) She is so so sweet ! I hope i will meet you someday soon as we are practically neighbours !!!
    i just had to share that with you:)
    take care, Susanna

  • 22.
    Aia said…

    ahh, the nesting phase…puts a smile on my face…have a good weekend, hope to have some pages to share next week :)

  • 23.
    Marie Moser said…

    Thanks for sharing my LO Ali. What a pleasant surprise to see it here. So Happy!

  • 24.
    Melissa Rydjeski said…

    Do you have suggestions for enlarging the journaling area for the 12 x 12 page? Parts of the day of the week in your handwriting lean over the lines, plus there are vertical lines that don’t stretch. Thanks for letting me know.

  • 25.
    Charmayne Bowling said…

    I have really loved this “week in the life” project. Thanks for always motivating me to do something new.
    We trying to get our “house in order” too. Cutting back and paying off debt-feels good!

  • 26.
    Kim said…

    I spy the book, “Breaking Dawn” from Marie. Awesome book…could not put it down, even with pink eye. Enjoy! Love everyone’s work!

  • 27.
    Tiffani said…

    Do you know of a source for “bulk” quantities of 12 x 12 craft-colored cardstock for scrapbooking? In the past I have found Wausau brand cardstock in this color at Kelly paper in the 8 1/2 x 11 size, but have recently switched to 12×12 and would like to be able to buy it more economically than a page at a time.
    I really liked a while back in one of your posts/articles/books (?) that you mentioned sticking primarily with a few basic cardstock colors to simplify your scrapbooking.

  • 28.
    sandee said…

    Great ideas..I am waiting for my pics to return and I can’t wait to get started on mine…..of course by the time I do you will be onto other

  • 29.
    Steph said…

    loving that scrapbooking is making its way all around the world….. loving the German layout! not only is it a favorite language of mine (as a former German teacher!), but it’s a wonderful layout! :)
    hoping that you’re well, Ali.

  • 30.
    Shannon in WA said…

    I always find myself wanting to stay home and do domestic things in the fall. Good to hear I’m not the only one.

  • 31.
    Janie said…

    All of these pages are wonderful! I’m enjoying seeing the different ideas of everybody!

  • 32.

    Ali – OMG I am so honored to have my project pictured here. . .thank you. I have a question – do you do a “dedication” page? I have a spot where I could do that – or like an introduction or description. . .not sure. . .

  • 33.
    Emma said…

    Finally finished my week in the life project. Very different to the ones I have seen here.
    take a look at
    Keep up the great projects

  • 34.
    Amy said…

    Love the sunflower picture!
    Enjoyed looking at all the pages people have shown you.
    I finished my project today. Here it is:

  • 35.
    Aggie said…

    Hello Ali,
    I would like to thank you for being such a great inspiration to many people and to me, most especially.
    I am a digital scrapbooker and I have finished the Week in the Life Album. I kept it simple using your products at DD plus one kit (templates help as well — a TON!). I decided to print it out as a Shutterfly 8×8 Book. It was the cheapest and easiest way for me.
    Here is my blog post about assembling the book:
    And here is the finished Shutterfly Book:
    Thank you Ali!
    I hope you have a great week ahead!

  • 36.
    Cherie said…

    I finished mine!!
    Thanks for the great ideas!

  • 37.
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