Projects In Progress

Looking around my office today I see:


  1. Christmas/December Daily products that need to be put away. My plan is to go through it and weed out things I'll likely never use and have a nice stack of things ready to go for next season.


  2. Project Life for the last few weeks that needs to be tackled. I'll be waiting to do my 2013 intro page until I receive the Seafoam kit (hoping that becomes available this weekend). I've already started collecting stuff for this week and ordered a new We R Memory Keepers album. I've also got a spread in progress for Studio Calico's Day By Day workshop.


  3. One Little Word project for February in-progress. Registration is still open if you're interested in joining that journey. Details here.

  4. A layout for Technique Tuesday's Studio AE blog hop coming up this Thursday. You can check out this month's stamp set here.

  5. Taxes. Ah, yes, good times.



  6. CHA schedule. Katie and I are heading to Anaheim this weekend to attend the Craft & Hobby show. I'll be in the Technique Tuesday booth on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 1pm-5pm. If you're attending the show stop by and say hi and check out all the new stamps. Looking forward to checking out all the new stuff and getting the chance to see so many people I care about in one place.

  7. Piles on the floor of products to be put away and looked through and inspired by.


Lots to do. Lots to be thankful for.

Here's to a great 2013!

33 thoughts shared

  1. Pidgen

    2013-01-08 23:22:39 +0000

    Thanks for the heads up on your twitter feed about the A protectors. Been waiting!! lol!

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  2. Tere

    2013-01-08 23:30:47 +0000

    Oh, you have been missed. Thanks for providing an update, not that I've been checking everyday :) Have fun at CHA, Katie, you too!

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  3. audra

    2013-01-08 23:38:14 +0000

    "Ditto" the first comment. I would love a tour of your room. In addition to the tour I would love to see how you store and organize supplies/albums photos etc. I'm looking to rearrange purge and just get my space better functioning. thanks!

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  4. Laura Moegenburg

    2013-01-08 23:42:10 +0000

    Ali - do you ever go to the summer CHA in Chicago? I purged this year as well two 30 gallon plastic containers - donated much to a young girl who's family is down and out and the balance to a local church that hosts scrapbooking weekends once a month - love the purge!

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  5. Suz

    2013-01-09 01:05:27 +0000

    Ali,
    So excited that you will be attending CHA as I will be going! Hope to say hello to you. :) Safe travels to you and Katie.
    Take care you,
    Suz

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  6. tracey moore

    2013-01-09 01:38:42 +0000

    Wish we had something like the CHA in the UK! Will be looking forward to hearing all about it and the lovely new products.

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  7. laura g.

    2013-01-09 01:41:29 +0000

    wow! think i need to make a list of projects to get done! wish i was going to CHA...have a wonderful time!!

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  8. Lisa W.

    2013-01-09 02:38:17 +0000

    Have a wonderful time at CHA...must go sometime I am sure I would so be in Ahhhhhhhh, and I keep telling my girlfriends, I'm gonna meet you someday...SOMEDAY!!!!!!!!! Your work inspires me to NO end!!!! Be safe and have a wonderful time...gotta scoot over to see this months stamp...yippee:)

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  9. Karina

    2013-01-09 05:00:17 +0000

    Happy 2013, Ali !!! I am just waiting for this coming weekend so I can order my Seafoam kits too !!! :o) Have you ever thought about making some PL videos ? I would LOVE to watch those !!! Thanks !!!!

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  10. Brooke

    2013-01-09 05:20:41 +0000

    Love the 'inspired by' in number 7. My fave products to buy are ones that I look at and instantly see a number of things that I want to do with them.

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  11. Candy

    2013-01-09 05:48:52 +0000

    I have a realtor friend to help you find a house in Kailua near me!
    Hugs & Aloha.

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  12. Deborah Weiss

    2013-01-09 10:59:34 +0000

    I also need to purge. I work for children' s mental health. One therapist has her kids make scrapbooks to express their feelings so she' s always looking for free scrapbook paper for them. Great way to use "old" paper.

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  13. dawn

    2013-01-09 11:21:23 +0000

    Love this post, lots to do and be thankful for is so true! Keep these office/creative spaces posts coming, LOVE THEM!!

    Have fun at CHA!!

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  14. peggy mahlik

    2013-01-09 13:03:33 +0000

    Love your studio Ali. I also have the curved ceiling & just dont like the fact that I cant go more verticle with cabinets etc. I am looking hard @ your photo 2 c how u do it!!! Thanks 4 sharing!

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  15. Paula

    2013-01-09 15:08:07 +0000

    Love this post and wishing you a safe and wonderful trip to CHA. Wow, would I ever be thrilled if I could go and meet you..that would be the highlight of my trip because it may sound dumb but I really consider you an online friend even though we've never met, and you really put alot of smiles on my face on days that I really need it. (Wouldn't that be a sappy CHA photo, I'd probably be smiling and crying.)

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  16. jamie

    2013-01-09 15:53:14 +0000

    love the list. sounds like a lot. but a list helps to keep one moving forward.
    hope to see you at CHA. I'll be in Heidi Swapp's booth but would adore meeting you.

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  17. Christine

    2013-01-09 15:55:31 +0000

    Can't wait to see your new year project life layouts you come up with. I love the seafoam edition too and am currently waiting for that one too but I started anyway. Thanks for all your inspiration can't wait to see what's to come this year.

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  18. Patti L

    2013-01-09 17:34:06 +0000

    Glad to have you back! I've been down and out with the flu for a few days, just getting back to life, and nice to see lots of inspiration on your blog as always! Happy 2013!

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  19. Holly S

    2013-01-09 18:03:44 +0000

    All the way to the right in your pic, I looked quickly and thought it was a wine fridge and thought "Ali's a genius and that's the clue to her creativeness"...then upon closer inspection I realized it was only a paper holder...thanks for the laugh today.

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  20. Nancy

    2013-01-09 18:39:20 +0000

    Is CHA open to the public? I have a cousin living in CA and she really, really wants to attend!

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  21. Shelley

    2013-01-09 18:52:18 +0000

    HI Ali! Your space is so inspiring and what you do too! I am looking for safe storage for photos and things from the kids that I wont put into scrapbooks such as certificates etc. Do you have any recommendations? I have been looking around and have found quite a few museum quality type boxes etc. But I'm wondering if you have any insight for me? Thanks a bunch!

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  22. Seth

    2013-01-09 21:24:01 +0000

    Always so inspiring to see an artist's space. Thanks for the visual boost!

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  23. Aimee

    2013-01-10 01:59:47 +0000

    What do you do when your whole year of Project Life won't fit in the album???? I really wanted to keep the whole year together in the same book...any suggestions?

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  24. Tiffany

    2013-01-10 05:38:53 +0000

    Always love seeing your creative space. Is that a cafeteria tray trolley to the right?! Brilliant. I'm in my studio tonight cleaning/purging/organizing...and was brainstorming a way to organize 'in progress' projects and layouts. They always end up in multiple stacks around my drawing table and floor. This is a GENIUS solution. (not that I can run right out to Target or even Ikea and get a tray trolley...:) But it gets me thinking...

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  25. Jane

    2013-01-11 14:09:39 +0000

    HA! I love the abundant feeling a cluttered craft room gives you!

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