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I Scrapbook

To celebrate relationships.

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And everyday moments.

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And days gone by.

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To remember minutes that pass by in an instant.

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

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To capture stuff like this.

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And this.

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And this.

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And this.

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And this.

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To tell my story.

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And his.

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And his. 

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And hers.

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And ours.

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To pay closer attention to everyday life.

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To create and play and experiment.

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To embrace life.

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

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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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150 thoughts

  1. Hannah says…
    04/24/2009

    I just love your Keynote presentation!
    What a beautiful post!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Heidi Gore says…
    04/24/2009

    The first picture of Anna and Simon looks like pure love and bliss. Adorable.

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  3. Holly T. says…
    04/24/2009

    Love this. :0)
    Made my morning.

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  4. Nicky from Canada says…
    04/24/2009

    What a wonderful post - good reminder for all of us.

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  5. Sarah in Iowa says…
    04/24/2009

    I previewed it off of your Twitter posting earlier and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!
    What INCREDIBLE documentation! LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!
    Let me just say that I REALLY admire your work and find you to be a complete inspiration!

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  6. Jenna says…
    04/24/2009

    A great inspiration! I loved your sequece of comments for the pictures, no wonder you are a journaling girl!

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  7. SchoolMommy says…
    04/24/2009

    Lovely!

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  8. Stephanie says…
    04/24/2009

    That picture of Simon and Anna is just beautiful!!

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  9. Amy Kroeger says…
    04/24/2009

    I loved your keynote presentation when I saw it at CKU. This one is even better with little peeks at Baby Anna. :) I think I might have to do some scrapping today!

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  10. Jennifer says…
    04/24/2009

    Awesome post - love the pics - have a great weekend!

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  11. Expat says…
    04/24/2009

    Inspiring post. Lovely new photos, too.

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  12. Molly Irwin says…
    04/24/2009

    great way to start my day. totally uplifting and beautiful.

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  13. Rachel Mason says…
    04/24/2009

    that was absolutely beautiful...and inspiring. thank you ali.

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  14. Rhonda Hestir says…
    04/24/2009

    Ali,
    Your list in today's post is an inspiration, a motivator, a reminder of WHY I scrapbook. It's not about WHAT it looks like, WHAT products you use, but about people, love, connections and life.
    One of my favorite little poems hearkens back to the "soul" of scrapbooking:
    If of thy mortal goods thou are bereft
    And from thy slender store two loaves alone are left,
    Sell one, and with the dole
    By hyacinths to feed the soul.
    Scrapbooking feeds my soul. And that of others, I hope.
    Okay, so I use this to justify spending grocery money on scrap supplies! LOL!
    I also buy the hyacinths.
    LOVE the pics of Simon and Anna. LOVE. Have a great family weekend!

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  15. kelly says…
    04/24/2009

    Oh Ali, thank you so much for re-affirming what this wonderful hobby really stands for. You brought me to tears!

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  16. Jenny Alfonso says…
    04/24/2009

    Thanks Ali! I had tears in my eyes when you presented this at CKU Chicago. And tears again while reading this post. You are so awesome & amazing! Thanks for the daily inspiration!

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  17. LindiGohn says…
    04/24/2009

    Thanks for sharing Ali!! I am TOTALLY inspired and feeling extra creative now!!

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  18. Dana says…
    04/24/2009

    Simon looks so much like Chris in that first picture. Loved this, thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  19. Candace R. says…
    04/24/2009

    Well Said: thanks for the reminder.

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  20. Jen says…
    04/24/2009

    Simply inspiring!

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  21. Debbie says…
    04/24/2009

    This made me cry. So wonderful, so real and so moving.
    Thank you for sharing

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  22. Rachel Smith says…
    04/24/2009

    This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Jakki says…
    04/24/2009

    oh my gosh lady...this is exactly why i scrapbook! beautiful.

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  24. Melissa says…
    04/24/2009

    Ali -
    This is so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. Those are all of the reasons that I want to scrapbook as well. I need to start making the time. I have a beautiful and amazing daughter and a baby on the way. Those memories and mine before are so important to share.
    Thank you for such a beautiful blog. I have been following it since just before Anna's birth when Aby Garvy's blog pointed me here for your "One Word" post.
    May you have many more happy and beautiful memories and moments to scrapbook.
    Thanks for sharing ...
    Melissa

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  25. gail lindekugel says…
    04/24/2009

    LOVE this!!
    inspired!

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