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I know, I know………if you are a scrapper, then I’m sure you already know how fabulous Ali is.

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I’ve been reading Ali’s blog for a couple of years now. I have stayed away from featuring such an Icon in the industry but have come to realize that lots of Today’s Creative Blog readers are not a part of the scrapbooking world and they really really should experience Ali.

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She’s a fellow NW girl………no wonder I love her work so much. That certainly explains the green approach she take with life………I’m sure she recycles……just like me! :) (us Oregonians……..we’re a crazy group……yea yea, I live in Washington now……..but I’m only a few miles from the Oregon border) And I’m sure we have crossed paths many times when she’s in the Portland area. I actually got to meet her once, and get my photo taken…..like every other scrapper at one of the CK conventions. (but it was with my girlfriends camera phone and she didn’t know how to download her photos)ali edwards scrapbooker
I love the simplicity and balance Ali has brought to the scrapbook world. She really brought us away from the cutesy splatter look into a world of design. She has taken us away from calling ourselves “scrapbookers” to encouraging us to call ourselves a “Life Artist.” Love that.ali edwards scrapbooker
Her work is so full of LIFE………how she lives it……..how she strives to be doing the right thing for her family, it’s real. Her work is another example of originality……..she is definitely not following anyone else’s trends. She’s such a brilliant artist. ali edwards

Love this idea she did……….a collage of Christmas cards. I usually end up throwing all mine away……..which doesn’t feel very nice. I decided to save mine last year and scraplift this idea. Have I done it yet? NOPE! But I have the basket of cards ready when I am.collecting christmas cards

Such a dream job. Her job takes her all over the world, but her heart is never far from her darling little boy Simon who was diagnosed with Autism. Her and her husband (who is very active in politics as a State Rep) are so brave to share their family journey with so many people. It’s nothing short of inspirational. ali edwards scrapbookerThey work so hard to help Simon navigate this world that can be so confusing. I love this book she created to help him have a successful trip to Disney World.ali edwardsNow this is a project I can do. What a great idea for the holidays. I can see making a few teacher gifts in my future.holiday ideas from ali edwards

And you gotta love a girl who can stand up and show you her creative mess! I mean come on………who really has a clean creative space ALL THE TIME? How creative would that be?craft room ali edwardsGo visit Ali, and take your time exploring her site. She’s got lots of nooks and crannies to find. I think you’ll fall in love with who she is………and you’ll enjoy her work too.

Kim

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Owner/Editor at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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Comments

  1. Theresa says

    Could you help me find the project tutorial using the bottle caps on the Ali Edwards site? I looked all around on her blog and cannot find that project. I just love them!!!!!