1. From Time To Time

    From Time To Time

    From time to time I get the chance to do something other than work with words and photos and the ephemera of life. I recently enrolled in an online painting class led by Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough called Get Your Paint On. We're in week two and I've been really inspired by the content of the class - it's less about l... Read More

  2. Process.


    One of the things you will find as you read through my new book is a collection of canvases that open each chapter. While I was working on them early last year I took some photos of the process so I could share how they all came together. I started with blank 8x10 canvases that you can get at any craft store (your local s... Read More

  3. go


    go, originally uploaded by ali edwards. Here's my one little word challenge page for this week. Updated with info: this is an oversized album that I am going to be using for the one little word challenges. I took raw and colored chipboard and adhered it directly onto the brown background and then painted right over the... Read More

  4. International Scrap Yourself Challenge : I am woman.

    For the International Scrap Yourself Challenge I decided to go the art journaling route. It has been awhile since I had a chance to play in this book. Pulled it out and man it felt good. I like just sticking stuff down...and the layering. Makes me happy. Most of you know that I totally advocate for scrapbooking about yours... Read More

  5. Christmas Art Journal Days 8 + 9

    Just catching up with the days I missed last week. A simple one and then one that is a little less restrained. Created the photo gathering in Photoshop and then printed it all out together. Decorative tape at the top and bottom from Heidi Swapp. Alphabet patterned paper from Mustard Moon. Clip on top from Lil Davis. Word s... Read More

  6. Christmas Art Journal Day 16

    Just a few things I am grateful for this holiday season. Especially grateful for cool art pieces that Simon brings home from school. This is my favorite from the last week. A snowman. In a snowstorm. I love it. And it made the perfect foundation for this layout - a two page spread. The postage stamp is from Judikins. The Sa... Read More

  7. I found it (see post below)!

    I figured I was up so I might as well play. Decided to just start with today and then try to play with the other days as I go along when I have a chance. Today we were told to keep it simple. Since I haven't done an entry for a week I went a bit more than simple. And (as anyone who has taken a class from me knows) it is O... Read More

  8. Christmas Art Journal Day 7

    Thought about this one as I went about my day...kept coming back to the idea of a simple Christmas. In all aspects I want it to  be simple. Simple, loving gifts. Simple meal. Simply us together. I think I must just be really hungry for that right now. I am off in the very early morning to Scrapbook Xanadu in Indianapolis - t... Read More

  9. Christmas Art Journal Day 6

    Playing around with ideas from yesterday and today and how much I love the twinkle of holiday lights. It is one of my very favorite things. The journaling (printed on a transparency) says: this is what I love.this is what I remember. this is what I think of. for me, every christmas must be filled with the twinkle ofwhite li... Read More

  10. Christmas Art Journal Day 5

    Here's the info on this page: Took a photo of our Advent calendar and printed it directly onto white cardstock (I use a wide-format printed: Epson 1280). For the snowflake accent I used a Heidi Swapp mask - painting white right over the top onto a transparency. I cut out two additional snowflakes for accents. Journaled aroun... Read More

  11. Christmas Art Journal Day 4

    One of my favorite products of the season are the Christmas ornaments from Basic Grey. You punch out a bunch of circles (that are already scored), glue them together, and you have these fabulous little ornaments. I put some together yesterday and got them up on our tree. So cool. So as I was punching out the circles I was ... Read More

  12. Christmas Art Journal Day Three

    First off, I want snow! Talked to my brother and sister-in-law last night (in Tacoma, WA) and they told me it snowed about 4 inches there yesterday. Tracy Kyle emailed me that she had snow too in BC. I want snow. And not just a little bit. I want a ton. Now, I love where I live in the Pacific Northwest. And there is snow ab... Read More