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November 2, 2010

New Project Class | Halloween MiniBook 2010

I’m excited to announce a new addition to my site: downloadable, self-paced project classes.

Classes will include a full color PDF with step by step instructions plus a class page with video tutorials detailing the process of putting together the project.

The debut class is a Halloween MiniBook (mine uses photos from 2009). Here’s a video preview of the new class:

AE Halloween MiniBook 2010 Promo from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

For more details about the downloadable project class and to purchase click here.


  • 1.
    Heather said…

    I am sooooo excited by this new addition! I can’t wait to do some of these. Thanks for the ideas & inspirations Ali:-)

  • 2.
    Lacey said…

    Absolutely awesome promo! Impressed with how this is all coming for you. I’m so signing up! :)

  • 3.
    audra said…

    LOVE the new addition!!! THANKS for this & looking forward to it!

  • 4.
    Dana said…

    Hey Ali! I’m so happy to see this new addition to your website! I’m definitely buying this class! And not that you asked…but since you’re planning on making more of these downloadable projects…I’d personally LOVE to see what ideas/projects you have for travel related photos/layouts/minibooks. thanks for the inspiration!

  • 5.
    Holly said…

    Ali, I’m so excited about the idea of these classes but would you PLEASE, PLEASE consider compiling a “kit” that can be ordered in addition to your classes that would include the non-digital elements such as paper, overlays, album? I’m exhausting myself right now trying to piece together and find online the overlay’s you used for the December Daily this year. Would love if I could just order a kit with all the contents I need to finish a project!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thanks for the feedback Holly – it’s something I’m considering for the future.

  • 6.
    Tere said…

    This is so very cool! I love how it turned out. I loved your album a few years ago and thought of it as I captured last month in pictures. I’ve signed up, ordered nearly everything but am bummed that the album is NOT available via or 2Peas. Thanks for your inspiration!

    • ….
      Abby P said…

      Just jumping in here with some album info — I just bought it on- line at A Page for all Seasons — USA — for $4.75. YAY!

  • 7.
    DawnS said…

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to see what other project classes you have in store for us:)

  • 8.
    Kelly Jo said…

    super psyched for this, Ali! I just bought myself a Cinch so I’m itching to get started!

  • 9.
    Carla said…

    Love it….I had better get shopping!

  • 10.
    Jen Thompson said…

    So you don’t need PSE for this class??? Because I don’t have it lol

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Not at all Jen – purely a traditional paper scrapbooking project.

  • 11.
    Jen D said…

    Ali- I am so excited to see this class. I was really hoping you would start these types of projects/classes with your new website. I love your classes and projects and would happily pay for them.

  • 12.
    dawn said…

    Hi Ali,

    I love love this idea. Should be able to swing the $14 for class but not for the supplies. I have some halloween papers/stickers but no overlays or album yet. Yours looks great by the way. My questions for you are:’

    1. Does self-pace mean we can do them at anytime we want after buying it?

    2. Can we use any album if we can’t get this one?

    3. Is this going to be a monthly,season,holiday, kinda thing?

    You are always thinking of such cool and new ideas, do you walk around with a journal and write down thoughts/ideas all the time. Do you have a journal that you doddle in to come up with your word stamps? I wish my mind worked like yours, I always have chores and dinner and bills on my mind. Thank you for all you do to inspire us, I love coming to your blog everyday.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      1. Yes, anytime. There’s no time-limit. Self-paced means it’s not an actively guided class. You purchase and the content is all there ready for you when you’re ready for it.

      2. Sure! I’m definitely encouraging people to either use up some of the stash. In this case there’s no digital downloads or other pieces that are sized specifically to the album.

      3. Not sure yet on this one. Going to see how this first one goes and go from there.

  • 13.
    dawn said…

    I forgot to say good luck to Chris on his re-election and Happy birthday to him and an early one for you on Thursday.

  • 14.
    Angie said…

    I love this, Ali. Your ideas are always so creative and inspiring. Thank you for doing what you do.

  • 15.
    Chris said…

    Very cool idea, Ali. Wish that I really had enough content for a good comprehensive Halloween album. Next year, I’ll definitely will have that when kiddo is old enough to trick-or-treat (only 6.5 months now). Will this class be here to download whenever, or will you remove it at some point? Thanks so much for being sooo creative!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      My plan is to keep it up and add others ;) .

  • 16.
    Cathy said…

    Really excited about this. Are you going to do any bigger projects, like Yesterday and Today? I took that class and loved it. I don’t do mini projects that much, although I am doing December Daily. You made it look so doable.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Bigger classes will continue to be with Big Picture. Hoping to have more with them in the future.

  • 17.
    Lacey said…

    I bought this class, and have watched the videos..and I LOVE what you have done. I won’t be able to do a halloween one this year, but I will definately be using the concept for other mini projects. I learned so much from you (as I always do!) – and will definatley save so much time as to how I’ve done mini’s in the past. Thanks so much for coming up with this class and I really hope you come up with sooo much more in the future!! :)

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Awesome feedback Lacey – that’s actually really what I was hoping for – thank you!

  • 18.
    Jackie Bremer said…

    Wow, how to you find time to put all this creative energy into action!

  • 19.
    Edie said…

    Can I just say the price on this is AWESOME!! I havent gotten the PDF just yet, but by looking at the details and description the $14 will be well worth it. I love that your also teaching us other techniques and ideas we can carry over to other projects too.

    And thank you for making this Self paced too. With my schedule, its difficult to keep up with a class that has a “schedule”. I love that I can download this and work on it right away, or next week, or next month.

    Thank you for doing this Ali!!!

  • 20.
    Cheryl McCain said…

    I’m a fairly new follower of your blog here, although I do have some of your products from Designer Digitals. I just HAD to have this class. Just purchased it and am looking forward to using your ideas and techniques. I don’t have photos to make a Halloween project but do have alot of Autumn photos I took in October that I’d love to use for it instead. Can’t WAIT to get started!
    Thanks Ali for adding this self-paced class to your site!

  • 21.
    Jen Thompson said…

    Another question Ali: I noticed in the supply list you said Mod Podge, does it have to be glossy like it is in the link you provided?? Can I use matte?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Matte or glossy is totally fine.

  • 22.
    Ingvild said…

    I just love this – thanks for doing this Ali – I am gathering my Halloween pictures and are going to give this a try.

    Love the idea that this is self pace and that you will keep them up and even add more – I have been signed up for classes earlier that I haven`t been able to finish for one reason or the other (and I think I am not the only one that has that problem….. ;o) )

  • 23.
    Pat8 said…

    Thanks for this class, Ali. I bought it immediately. I want to say that the price is terrific and made the decision very easy.

    Frankly, I would have bought it even if I wasn’t interested in it doing the album — just as a thank you for all the information and inspiration you’ve shared with us here at your blog. This is my first stop every morning before I head into the studio.

  • 24.
    Rhonda said…

    Hooray! Am going to purchase the class now. Thank you.

  • 25.
    Reneecrops said…

    I wish I knew this was coming I would have taken more photos. That said I’m very excited to see that you are offering online classes. This project looks wonderful!!

  • 26.
    Sheila Miller said…

    Love this idea. I am a self-paced kinda girl. Life happens you know, especially when you get all set up to do a project! LOL

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I totally get that Shelia!

  • 27.
    scrappysue said…

    Awesome Ali, I am going to buy it right now! And I do believe I have one or two of those albums hidden away in my stash just waiting for the right project to come along, yay! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next! PS you all looked so cool in your Halloween costumes.

  • 28.
    jenn said…

    This is a fabulous idea!!! I love that it’s self paced. I could see going back to it year after year, or incorporating the ideas into non-Halloween minis. brilliant :) I can’t wait to see more of these!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Cool – thanks Jenn!

  • 29.
    Debrajean said…

    Thanks so much Ali! Since my son is grown, I’m thinking of doing this as a “Halloween through the years”, capturing each of his childhood costumed years. Do you think you might do a December Daily self paced class in the near future?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I don’t have plans to create a December Daily class at this time – maybe next year. I’ve always tried to share that information freely -

  • 30.

    I just wanted to congratulate your family on Chris’ victory last night! I am so happy that he will be representing my community; he will always have my support.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thank you Carolyn – appreciate the support! Always an exciting time around here.

  • 31.
    Jen Thompson said…

    Just wanted to say I purchased the Halloween Minibook class and read through it all last night, totally loved it! I’m gathering supplies today and will get painting tonight :)

  • 32.
    Leora Henkin said…

    Thanks Ali! I love your album and I love the videos. As always, I learned so much and it really is helpful to see you actually “doing it.” I have to wonder though, is your workspace always so neat?

    Thanks for doing and sharing this!

  • 33.
    Lacey said…

    A question- what rulers do you have that you used in the video? Where did you get them? Thanks in advance! :)

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Lacey – those are quilting rulers. You should be able to find them at a fabric store or craft store. I actually like a metal-rimmed ruler the best but haven’t found that from the move.

  • 34.
    jenn henderson said…

    I sooo love you style and ideas!! I was a store owner and now that Im not in it every day you give me chance to keep up with great ideas and cool products. Thank you soooo very much for that..I am goning to purchase this class and found some of the stuff in my I cant wait to get started! thanks again for what you put out there for us.

  • 35.
    Sarah said…

    You ROCK! I’ve always wanted to know your creative processes… Thanks for putting your self out there and working hard for all of us!
    It wasn’t until I actually did December Daily last year that I really got what mini albums were all about and now I love, love, love them and have your book.
    There’s such accomplishment in having a start and finish.
    Thanks as always.

  • 36.
    Jocelyn said…

    I LOVE this project! I bought the class and I am in love with all of these suggestions!! I completely agree that you should sell a kit to go along with it. I ended up buying all the supplies through the links you provided (except for the Maya Road 5 x 7 album…it’s SOLD OUT everywhere…is this something I could find at my local Michaels?? Do you have any suggestions?)

    Also, please keep doing these. The price is great and the information is AMAZING! I have always admired your books but tended to get lost when I tried to recreate it myself. Having a step-by-step instruction with specific materials listed is so valuable!

    Thank you!


    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thanks Jocelyn! On the class webpage (with the videos), look under FAQ (at the bottom of the post) for suggestions on album alternatives :) .

  • 37.
    Debrajean said…

    Ali, thank you, thank you, thank you! I purchased this and went through the PDF and the videos last night. They are wonderful. I really love seeing all the steps, and hearing your comments about your process. I felt like I was in your workshop with you, and can’t wait to gather all my supplies and begin my own. Thanks for sharing so much with us. You are so creative and a wonderful teacher. I look forward to more of these self paced projects from you. Congratulations on Chris’ re-election too!

  • 38.
    Jocelyn said…

    Thanks, Ali! I just checked the FAQ’s…and now I’m all set! Please offer a class like this for December Daily!!! :)

  • 39.
    Donna said…

    Right that’s me all signed up and my little gliches sorted thanks again for the super fast response Ali. Loving the Halloween but we never seem to celebrate it much here in the UK. We are, having a big Guy Fawkes (Bonfire) night this Saturday so will use that as my theme for this class and maybe I’ll add a few pumpkins in there too!

  • 40.
    Shanie said…

    So cool. Btw…Happy Birthday Ali! xo

  • 41.
    Tamara said…

    Hi, I would love to do this class. Is it still available? When I click on the link, it states that the page is not available. :(

  • 42.
    Stephanie said…

    The minibook link doesn’t work anymore. I’ve always wanted to do this class! Are you going to bring it back?

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