Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

June 8, 2010

AE : Inspirations


S E E I N G : Hearts. I've been working on keeping my eyes open and looking down when I look through the lens. Totally inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts.


B R O W S I N G : I've been checking out some serious visual inspiration via Creature Comforts. Be warned…this is one of those sites that will lead you on a ton of additional visual adventures.


D O C U M E N T I N G : A Mini Diary from Marta of I love the simplicity of this little book. Currently it sits on my desk and I grab it from time to time and jot down my answers. I feel no pressure or obligation to do it daily.


P U R C H A S I N G : After seeing some awesome quilts Jamaica has been making I commissioned her to create one for Anna. I just about cried when I opened up the package and immediately sent her an email thanking her for creating an heirloom for our family. Handmade = good.


P L A N N I N G : Love how Liz did this wall in her office. Great post including more information and a free template for your photos here.


A note of appreciation to you today for your continued support and a request. If you currently have a link to my blog from your blog or website, would you mind changing the link to instead of the typepad address? Thank you


  • 1.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    Lovely inspiration as always!! Koodos on the exercising (it is always so hard to fit it in) Both you and Cathy are inspiring me to get back at it (plus the 20 lbs I have to lose)
    Have a great day

  • 2.
    Emily said…

    Thanks for always being so inspiring!

  • 3.
    sue said…

    That quilt is sooooo cute! Love it.
    Thanks for your inspiration.

  • 4.
    Juli said…

    Thanks so much for the daily inspiration. I now have some fabulous new blogs to read and gain inspiration from. That totally makes my day!

  • 5.
    kelli johnson said…

    changed your link on my site :) and I love that quilt! GORGEOUS! what a treasure. that inspires me to talk about our quilt.

  • 6.
    Stacy Milford said… :o )

  • 7.
    LisaZ said…

    I am going to start that little ‘dear diary’ book today. It’s June, my little boy will be a 3rd grader soon, and I have so many thoughts I need to just jot down before I forget them. Thanks, Ali, for all that inspires you. Thank you so much for sharing those joys with us.

  • 8.
    Lynn said…

    going to change the link on my site. btw I LOVE LOVE love that quilt. handmade is definitely the way to go. ;-)

  • 9.

    Ali, that quilt is SO cute! It’s definitely going on my “to make” list for the future.

    • ….
      Target said…

      Love all of them, especially the quilt!
      Don’t you just love the wonderful of blogging and how it ties us all together!

  • 10.
    sue said…

    Got the link changed so I’m set to move forward with your blog!

  • 11.
    Dawn Nikol said…

    I love that quilt! Wish she had more up for sale!

  • 12.
    jen shears said…

    Thanks for sharing things that inspire you- keeping all of us inspired too! You are a gift!
    And that quilt! OH! So amazing- I totally would’ve been in tears seeing it for the first time & imagining its life to come….

  • 13.
    Verona H said…

    Thank you for adding beauty to my day–and introducing me to new sites.

  • 14.
    Deb J said…

    I have an album I made that is like the mini diary. I enjoy not having to think much.

  • 15.
    callie said…

    great heart rock!

  • 16.
    Nicole said…

    Ooh, does this mean you’re about ready for the new website launch? Also, I’ve been meaning to ask…I heard in a Paperclipping Roundtable that you were able to purchase the rights to Life Artist and were thinking about selling it as a PDF download…do you know when/if that might be happening? I’m so excited!!

  • 17.
    Ali Edwards said…

    We are getting closer to a launch…no date set as of yet. And yes, I am making some adjustments to the Life Artist files…it likely won’t be until the fall :) .

  • 18.
    cindy b. said…

    Awesome stuff Ali!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • 19.
    kelly said…

    I love the links you posted today. Thanks so much. And, I love the hidden story in your story. I just listened to a talk by Brene Brown and one of the things she said was ‘tell your story and love who you are in the process.’ It is the way I want to live and work and love and I so thank you for being an inspiration on this journey.

  • 20.
    Melanie K. said…

    I love Creature Comforts … so much eye candy and a LOT of variety. I also like her Chic for Cheap posts.

  • 21.
    Chloe said…

    Ali, you are such an inspiration. I know you hear this all the time but it is simply so true. xo

  • 22.
    Carole Hepburn said…

    Love the heart rock – I have some lining my outdoor pond and just adore them ! The quilt is fabulous – I too would have had tears of joy !!

  • 23.
    Andi Sexton said…

    All updated in my reader!!! Thanks for another great day of inspiration.

  • 24.
    Marsaille said…

    I always love these posts. I have a two year old and a 1 month old… and the computer is in the basement. Never have time to turn my back and find these cool things. Thank you for being you and having tastes so like mine!!

  • 25.
    Erin said…

    Love to see what is inspiring you.

  • 26.
    Stephanie Tu said…

    I updated the link on my blog :-)

  • 27.
    tania smith said…

    I love the heart rock photo! I took a photo this early spring in where I made a heart out of some small stones and laid it on a crack on the ice of our lake. It has been one of my favorite nature photos from this year. I love finding GOOD things to be inspierd by. And mostly I notice these things come from God’s creation or the fruit of one’s hands when using thier gifts. That is where some real beauty can always be found.

  • 28.
    Kareen said…

    I saw this photo wall on the paislee press site. Thought it was a way cool look too!

  • 29.
    Tori said…

    Love all of them, especially the quilt! Don’t you just love the wonderful of blogging and how it ties us all together?!

  • 30.
    Molly Irwin said…

    Oh my gosh, I just enlarged the tiny diary by Marta, and it’s really similar to my summer book pages. I’ve seen Abby (Try Again) do her ‘five senses fridays’ posts and always loved them. Decided it was just the thing for a quick, not-so-serious summer project. … more soon.

  • 31.
    Ez said…

    Oh my! What a delightful surprise to discover my blog featured here on your gorgeous site! Thank you so much for including me! You completely made my day1 xo Ez

  • 32.
    Ellen McKinley said…

    I am so glad that I found your website! Creating Keepsakes has not been the same inspiring magazine since the mass exit of you, Beck, and Lisa, and I find you so inspiring. I am tackling One Little Word and Project Life this year, and look forward to all your blog entries and project updates. Thanks for continuing to contribute to the scrapbooking community!

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