Three Things : just a little more love


I couldn't help it. One more week of love-related products here on Three Things. Maybe it's because this baby's due date is February 14th or maybe it's because of all the pink stuff that has been making it's way into our home. Regardless, I am loving anything with pink and hearts right now and that is really not normal for me. Here's a look at a couple things that caught my attention this week.


Teresa Collins Pink Dot Transparency (8x8) : I have this one in my cart at It's 8x8 and work great in this little album I am considering using for the baby's first few days/weeks. Still considering exactly what I want to do for that documentation. I am pretty sure that this is just clear with pink dots (rather than grey with pink dots).


Love Clear Transparency pages (5x7) from Heidi Swapp : These fit into her 5x7 mirror album or you could add it to one of Tim Holtz's 5x7 Tabbed Grungeboard books or a minibook of your own construction or just use one on top of a photo on a layout. Definitely love the idea of these.


Jenni Bowlin Mini Valentine Bingo Cards : These little guys (2.5 x 3.5) would be fun to use for Valentine cards or for a little minibook with photos on the other side.

[ Three Things is a weekly product series : check out the archives here. ]



Now that the holidays are over you may be looking for another fun project
to occupy some of your creative energy (and you may have considered this project last fall). Don't forget that my Family Gratitude Photo Spinner class is still available for download through Big Picture Scrapbooking. This is a downloadable class that is all done on your own time and at your own pace.

Cost for the workshop is $12 and includes: color handouts
with step by step instructions, downloadable PDF templates (for
transparencies and titles), full supply list with links to products, an
audio message from me, a private gallery for sharing your projects with
others in the class, and access to a message board for sharing thoughts
and ideas as you work through the project.

Kits are also available for this workshop once again through Cocoa
. This kit is not required but meant as a way for you to gather
all the supplies together from one place.

55 thoughts

  1. Heather

    2009-01-20 05:02:04 -0500

    Ali, or anyone else reading ;), unless I'm imagining it I saw a post somewhere on how you created the canvases for the start of each chapter of Life Artist. I can't find it now, despite rabid searching.
    I want to play with some canvas + paint + collage and loved how you did those canvases.

  2. Heather

    2009-01-20 05:02:28 -0500


  3. Carole Hepburn

    2009-01-20 05:26:03 -0500

    Love the bingo cards - soooo cute ~~~ healthy and pink and due on Valentines Day -totally cool birthday !!!

  4. Melissa

    2009-01-20 06:00:44 -0500

    Happy Inauguration Day! And good luck with that new one coming on the 14th (or sooner?) You're a wonderful inspiration for me, even though I don't have time in my life right now to scrapbook. I have used mini-books to help my son who is on the autism spectrum. Simon's progress gives me so much hope for the future. Thanks for sharing your journey.

  5. Casey

    2009-01-20 07:29:15 -0500

    I just downloaded the spinner class last week, and it looks fabulous! My daughter was a Feb. 17 baby, and my husband swore we wouldn't do the stereotypical "pink" thing. Then she got a pile of pink clothes, and blankets, and she loves princesses. She is a purple girl, but the number two color is pink. She's even gotten me to wear pink now, and I haven't worn pink since I was a kid!

  6. andrea h

    2009-01-20 08:52:21 -0500

    Hi Ali!
    I know pink and hearts are not usually your thing but they're a nice change of pace. Especially when you're welcoming a little baby girl into your lives. I hope you are feeling good!
    Happy Inaugeration Day!

  7. Shelly Kettell

    2009-01-20 08:53:04 -0500

    What a day to remember! And great things you've shared...LOVE those transparencies!

  8. Artful Yogi

    2009-01-20 09:11:24 -0500

    Happy Inauguration Day. Woo-hoo!

  9. Artful Yogi

    2009-01-20 09:16:08 -0500

    Is this a new stamps digital element around your three things? Love it! Love the drop shadow.

  10. Lauren

    2009-01-20 09:37:01 -0500

    My brother was a valentine's baby... how sweet!

  11. Francesca Di Leo

    2009-01-20 10:02:53 -0500

    Ali - my little girl was born on Feb 17! It's a beautiful time for a baby girl. I too was suddently drawn to pink and all things girly when I knew I was going to have a little girl!!! It's all good.
    I'm very excited to see what you'll do. I'm sure you'll have some pretty awesome photos and projects in the works... if you can find the time between diaper changes and lack of sleep!!
    Keep well.

  12. Erika M

    2009-01-20 10:32:11 -0500

    I'm really loving all the things about love. My birthday is Feb. 10 which is very close to the official "love" day!

  13. Bonnie

    2009-01-20 10:41:14 -0500

    Oh, how little girls bring the pink out in us. I never ever liked pink until my little girl came along. My first is a boy so the change of colors was welcomed for sure.
    Love the Bingo cards, the are so cute!

  14. Bonnie

    2009-01-20 11:15:51 -0500

    Oh, how the girls bring out the pink in us. I never ever liked pink before having a girl. I had a boy first so the color changes were a a wonderful change. Pink is so soft and girly.
    Love the Bingo cards!

  15. Lisa Westphal

    2009-01-20 12:36:25 -0500

    Happy Day! Go Obama! Hope you enjoyed the day's events as much as I did. I will admit to being a little (o.k. a lot) teary-eyed throughout the inauguration and all of the following events. Our country has so much to look forward to. . .it's all very exciting. : )
    Anyway, I especially LOVE the polka dot transparency. . .great find for polka dot lovers like myself. : )
    And, I'm glad you mentioned your family gratitude spinner class @ BPS. . .I signed up last weekend and am sooooo excited about getting started. I hope lots of others join in the fun. : )
    Best Wishes!

  16. Elise B.

    2009-01-20 13:25:13 -0500

    I hadn't picked up on the due date, perhaps in my own world of just delivering our third baby........ Our daughter was born Feb 15 and it made me happy that she wasn't Feb 14, however... by her first birthday I was well in love with the pink and red and hearts and it lends itself so beautifully to little girls and birthdays and love, love, loving that new baby girl. Congrats and we will keep you in our prayers as your baby girl plans her arrival!

  17. Megan P

    2009-01-20 13:43:11 -0500

    Hi Ali!
    i think i read somewhere that you used to be a graphic designer? i cant remember where i saw this because i couldn't find again, anyway i am 16 years old and i've been looking into different careers and being a graphic designer interested me, but i was wondering if you could give me some information on what you did, what skils you had before you started, for example, were you good at drawing? or is it more computer things?
    Any information would be awesome!
    Thank you so much for your time!

  18. Janna Davis

    2009-01-20 14:02:44 -0500

    LOVE, love it. We have 3 February birthdays at my house, so it is all about the hearts! LOVE JBS and of COURSE Heidi.

  19. sarah

    2009-01-20 14:48:19 -0500

    those bingo cards gave me an inspiration for my project 365 scrapbook layouts - I could do a "bingo card" shaped layout - a title across the top - one word that summarizes the week and then use the squares to fill up photo and journaling space.
    I read a quote that has inspired me all week "Service to others is the rent we pay for living" It was in the book "Souls of Steel" by Pat Williams in the chapter on showing unconditional love.
    I know there are lots of other things you could do besides encouraging us to live the best and most creatively that we can. Thanks for paying your rent.

  20. Crystal

    2009-01-20 16:11:49 -0500

    Valentine's day is the day I was due with my oldest son--and he was born that day too! Enjoy your newfound love of pink and the upcoming birth of your baby girl! :)

  21. Debbie McIntyre

    2009-01-20 16:48:26 -0500

    I'm off to MN in a couple of weeks to see my son and family. These will be great for my vacation album since I'll be there during Valentine's Day.

  22. Deborah

    2009-01-20 17:31:01 -0500

    What a beautiful day in America!

  23. Heidi Sonboul

    2009-01-20 18:21:57 -0500

    I love that "we are family-e" card! I so want to use that for a title! Adroable!
    Fun give aways :)
    Hope your're having a great day.

  24. Jennifer.T

    2009-01-20 21:19:16 -0500

    My favourite colour is pink so I can't wait to see you work more with it!

  25. Christina Hill

    2009-01-20 22:30:45 -0500

    The bingo cards are very cool.

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