Four Things + CHA Video

Here's a few products I'm loving lately and a short video of some things I really liked at CHA:

ONE | Hip Hip Hooray Stitched Circle Embellishments (Pebbles) because circle embellishments have long been a favorite. These are sweet and simple (and yes, you could make them on your own). Might be using these on a birthday layout sometime soon.

TWO | Sequin Arrows (Heidi Swapp) for all things "up."

THREE | Mini Stars Knock Out Punches (American Crafts) for making some of that great confetti I've been seeing around.

FOUR | Be Happy Follow Your Heart 6x6 Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye). Lots of love for these designs by Rhonna Farrer. invited me to do a video while I was at CHA that highlighted a few of my other favorites from the show:

Still feeling a bit under the weather over here.

Trying to take it easy while still trying to get things done that must get done and finding a few moments to start the last book in the Hunger Games series.

33 thoughts

  1. Molly

    2012-02-16 10:33:33 -0500

    great video! I especially like the cosmo cricket chipboard album with page protectors. It's perfect.

  2. Anne T.

    2012-02-16 10:33:40 -0500

    I read the Hunger Games series three weeks ago. Finished all three books from Thursday to Sunday- could not put them down. Hope you're enjoying them. I'm looking forward to the first movie on March 23rd. Thanks for all the daily inspiration. Love reading your blog.

  3. Molly

    2012-02-16 10:34:27 -0500

    Also ... feel better :)

  4. Sue TR (Your Story 2011)

    2012-02-16 11:24:23 -0500

    Feel better Ali!
    My daughter Lily is on book two...and has told me I have to read the series when she's done. She's got her eye on book 3 next!
    Big Hugs!

  5. Debbie

    2012-02-16 11:26:14 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    I hope you feel better soon! I was over at Hambly and could not find the overlays you showed in the video. Could you add a link?

  6. kristy

    2012-02-16 11:46:42 -0500


    I enjoyed hearing your voice in this video. I get to read your words on your blog often, but to hear your voice was a treat.

    : ) kristy

  7. Amy

    2012-02-16 11:50:29 -0500

    awesome post ali!!! i'm a digi scrapper but i still love looking at all these products. as always i appreciate the way you are able to objectively consider and discuss other products, not just your own - but also glad to see what you shared that was yours :O) hope you feel better soon!

  8. Michele H.

    2012-02-16 12:13:47 -0500

    I think that mini chipboard album is a must have. Love that there are page protectors included.

    Feel well soon! And happy reading...I too savored that last book:)

  9. Lisa S

    2012-02-16 13:11:09 -0500

    Ali, Thanks for the video, new products always get me in the mood to be creative.

  10. rhonda

    2012-02-16 14:04:18 -0500

    Ali love seeing your favorites from CHA, and I personally loved SC releases and your stamps with TT! BTW I also loved your white jacket!

  11. HeatherC

    2012-02-16 14:32:22 -0500

    Like these things -- will look for them too!

    Question on the overlays -- love them but not always sure how to use them -- especially adhereing them --- anyway you could do a post sometime on this topic?

  12. Suz

    2012-02-16 14:50:08 -0500

    I LOVED the Hunger Games trilogy. My 13YO read the set when they first came out and now my 10YO is reading Catching Fire. We can't wait to see the movie when it comes out!!
    Enjoy and get well really soon!!!!

  13. Teri Hartman

    2012-02-16 14:59:06 -0500

    Thanks for the peeks! I'm loving all of your choices and am also really liking My Mind's Eye and Heidi Swapp's new stuff.

    I hope you feel better! We've got the cold of death going through our house too.

  14. Steph S.

    2012-02-16 15:13:05 -0500

    Sounds like your day is similar to Jamie's....she's at home with strep, reading Hunger Games, and I think she's watching a little Downton Abbey on the side. Sounds like it's going around. Loved your CHA picks...we have similar taste. I had held at least 3 of those things in my hands when I was at Archiver's earlier this week.

  15. Patti L

    2012-02-16 19:06:21 -0500

    Ooh, I just started the first Hunger Games book and almost halfway addicting! Love it.

  16. Jessica Poelma

    2012-02-16 20:22:10 -0500

    Simple Stories 6x8 album looks so good!

  17. Christine

    2012-02-16 20:49:25 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    Hope you are feeling better.
    The Hunger Games series kept my two kids entertained during our 36 hour power loss recently. My daughter is pushing me to read the first book. Its next on my list.:)

  18. Ruth G

    2012-02-16 20:58:58 -0500

    Ali, I hope you feel better soon! Having a good book really helps to slow things down (if it doesn't keep you up!) I've heard that Mockingjay is pretty breakneck, so good luck taking it slow! I can't wait to get my hands on it, although I know that not a lot will get done until I'm done with it (read Catching Fire a couple of weeks ago and finished it in record time, for me.) I also think the movie should be a lot of fun. Enjoy!

  19. libby gordon

    2012-02-16 21:19:27 -0500

    hope you are feeling better-it's the worst when you have little kids to take care of:) i hope you like MOCKINGJAY more than i have-i loved the first two and flew through them but i just can't seem to get through this one
    take care:)

  20. Elisabeth

    2012-02-16 22:39:05 -0500

    Would the Simple Stories 6 by 8 format be too small for doing things like Project Life, One Little Word?

  21. Carolyn HP

    2012-02-17 14:38:29 -0500

    Hi Ali, get some rest, drink lots of liquids and feel better soon :)

    I loved your 3 things posts too, thanks for letting us know about some of these products, just wish they all came to Canada quicker ;)

  22. EmmaJ

    2012-02-17 14:47:53 -0500

    Great video. Thanks for highlighting so many cool things.
    Hope you feel better soon and that you like Mockingjay. I love those books.

  23. Monica L.

    2012-02-19 14:31:11 -0500

    Hi Ali,

    Hope you're feeling better by now. Do you know what size are the rings for the mini albums you show in the video from Simple Stories? Thanks!

  24. Creative Photo Albums

    2012-02-21 10:23:34 -0500


    I also loved the stamp with the name of each state. I love travelling and I think it would be very useful for me. Great video by the way. The four items your showcased in this post are cool stuffs.

    Annabella Merlin

  25. Katie Scott

    2012-02-28 13:33:11 -0500

    I am hosting The Hunger Games Scrapbooking Challenge series on my blog - today we visit District 11.

    Check it out here:

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