I Scrapbook

To celebrate relationships.


And everyday moments.

And days gone by.


To remember minutes that pass by in an instant.


And what it was like when it was just three of us.


To capture stuff like this.


And this.


And this.


And this.


And this.


To tell my story.


And his.


And his. 


And hers.


And ours.


To pay closer attention to everyday life.


To create and play and experiment.


To embrace life.

[ The above was adapted from my Keynote presentation at CKU's in 2008 ]


And just a couple quick updates:

(1) I will doing a chat at Cocoa Daisy on Sunday at 3pm as part of their weekend crop.

(2) I signed up for Twitter in June 2008 and am finally in a posting groove. I added the recent update widget over on the left or you can follow me here.

(3) Designer Digitals Quarterly Sale began last night and runs through 6am Eastern Tuesday. 30% off everything in the store plus 16 hours of chats and freebies on Saturday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Lisa

    2009-04-25 04:14:41 -0400

    Beautiful beautiful photos. Made me cry. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Michelle

    2009-04-25 05:01:08 -0400

    What a touching post. Thanks for reminding me why I scrapbook!

  3. Laura Sexton

    2009-04-25 10:56:00 -0400

    This is a beautiful post!

  4. Marcy

    2009-04-25 10:57:30 -0400

    I followed you from the beginning... even when there was nothing there! Then one day... low and behold... a tweet! LOL
    Welcome back Ali.

  5. Jenn

    2009-04-25 12:59:50 -0400

    Thank you Ali for reminding me of some the reasons that I scrapbook :)

  6. Sharon Evans

    2009-04-25 13:29:35 -0400

    A very sweet tear-inducing post Ali - what a wonderful job you do!

  7. o

    2009-04-25 13:57:16 -0400

    So many great layouts and memories! I just realized that Simon looks exactly like Chris and Anna looks just like you, how wonderful!
    The first picture of Simon and Anna is so precious it brought me to tears to see how much he loves his little sister.

  8. Heather

    2009-04-25 14:41:14 -0400

    the best post EVER!!!

  9. Marla

    2009-04-25 14:42:51 -0400

    I know that it's probably the fact that I can relate so much with what you've said today but your post made me cry (happy cry).

  10. Julie Howard

    2009-04-25 15:32:55 -0400

    What a lovely post.. I enjoyed seeing all the layouts. You have been such an inspiration to so many people.

  11. Amy B.

    2009-04-25 15:36:48 -0400

    You are ALWAYS so inspirational! I think I'll go scrapbook now!

  12. Dacia

    2009-04-25 16:32:42 -0400

    You are so inspiring!

  13. Kim Rose

    2009-04-25 17:20:33 -0400

    Just made a purchse at DD. Thanks for reminding us of the weekend sale!

  14. Jessica

    2009-04-25 18:14:55 -0400


  15. alice

    2009-04-25 19:32:04 -0400

    Love, love all the postings & layouts here!! That picture of Anna sleeping just totally melt my heart. Thank you so much for letting all of us see the love, closeness, and joy in your sweet, sweet family.

  16. Amy Jazwinski

    2009-04-25 19:33:40 -0400

    This is such an inspiring post! It reminds me to take more pictures, and scrap more often. Life goes by so fast, and without scrapbooking it will all become a fuzzy memory.

  17. Amy

    2009-04-26 05:49:16 -0400

    Awesome. Well said.

  18. Wendy

    2009-04-26 07:22:55 -0400

    You made me cry....
    That's what it's all about!
    I aspire to do the same
    Thanks for your inspiration and for sharing your gifts...

  19. CB

    2009-04-26 10:55:56 -0400

    What a WONderful post! Thanks for the inspiration - love seeing all your photos, all your work. I think I'll get off the computer now and go scrapbook! :)

  20. Katie

    2009-04-27 03:16:42 -0400

    Just saw this. So gorgeous...and a great reminder of why all of us take photos, scrapbook, journal and create.

  21. Vanessa Rae

    2009-04-27 03:29:22 -0400

    You are incredibly. simply, genuinely amazing. You inspire an authentic and thoughtful life. Thank you for inspiring me to live and celebrate my life with intention, open eyes and an open heart.

  22. Francesca

    2009-04-27 13:58:57 -0400

    This is such a beautiful post. I have had a sad and somewhat lonely morning and these images dropped a splash of warmth into my day.
    Thank you.

  23. Megan

    2009-04-27 14:54:59 -0400

    That made my heart smile. Thanks, Ali.

  24. Gretchen Skovron

    2009-04-28 03:02:21 -0400

    great post! Such inspiration, thank you.

  25. Nadine B.

    2009-08-23 09:20:44 -0400

    Thank you so much for sharing your life and feelings with us. Looking so much forward to the upcoming class at BPS! :-))

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