Studio AE From Technique Tuesday Blog Hop | October

Welcome to the October Studio AE for Technique Tuesday Blog Hop!

This month's stamp set, “Give Thanks by Ali Edwards,” includes sentiments perfect for Fall layouts - especially Thanksgiving and Halloween.

Here's a layout I put together using this set:

Here's a few close up images and more information on my process:

I've been wanting to play with these stencils designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for The Crafter's Warehouse.

I decided to just trace the stencil this time using a .08 Copic black pen. Looking forward to playing with these more with paint, ink, etc.

"Give thanks" was stamped onto a small manila tag (using Brown Sugar ink) and stitched on with my machine.

I stamped "halloween" and "costume" along the edge using Jenni Bowlin's Chicken Feed ink.

I started my handwritten journaling right before the stamping and continued along the left side and then down the right side.

"Gratitude is a memory of the heart" was stamped along the right edge.

And I added in a metal circle tag. Still love these. They are especially great as a home for initials. I used a 1.5 inch circle punch to punch a circle from the main photo to create a home for the circle tag.

CARDSTOCK | Bazzill Basics
STAMPS | Give Thanks by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday (October 2011 Studio AE)
PATTERN PAPER | My Mind's Eye Mischievous Collection ( Two Peas | ), Spring Zag Lime Twist
FLAG STICKERS | Jenni Bowlin Calendar Flag Banner Stickers ( Two Peas |, Flag Banner Numbers
LETTER STICKERS | Lily Bee Happily Lost ( Two Peas | ), Kaiser Craft (the orange initial), Close To My Heart Cork Letter Stickers
INKS | Jenni Bowlin Chicken Feed, Brown Sugar
PENS | Copic Multiliner
STENCIL | The Crafter's Workshop

Be sure to check the blogs of all taking part in the Blog Hop today:

As a thank you for all the comments received during the hop on all eight blogs, as well as those left on the Technique Tuesday blog, we will give away two stamp sets. One person will win the Who What Where by Ali Edwards stamp set and one other lucky person will win the You Always Know by Ali Edwards stamp set.

You don’t need to leave a comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. All comments must be made by midnight PST on Oct. 12th.

Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on Oct. 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

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  1. Maureen

    2011-10-11 13:48:38 -0400

    Great layout with the stencil and the stamps. And who can resist your not so little anymore pirate!

  2. nitasha

    2011-10-11 14:24:25 -0400

    What a fabulous set! Love your layout and Simon's costume!

  3. Kelly

    2011-10-11 14:30:57 -0400

    Just joined the club. Looking forward to this as my first set. I like to use words a lot in my scrapbooking too, so having word stamps will be a great addition to my stamp collection. Thanks for sharing your creativity and ideas.

  4. Bridget

    2011-10-11 15:47:20 -0400

    Love the Blog hop and the stamp set. This layout for Simon certainly inspired me to get those Halloween photos scarpped. thanks!

  5. Dianne

    2011-10-11 17:42:46 -0400

    thanks for a chance to win!

  6. Sandi Pressley

    2011-10-11 19:45:00 -0400

    Love your clean crisp style and your stamps are wonderful. Hope I win!

  7. Kim H

    2011-10-11 21:55:08 -0400

    Love the layout. love how it is framed by the stamping/writing on either side. great to use the zigzags in color and going different directions. thank you.

  8. Carrie K

    2011-10-11 22:44:50 -0400

    love that punched out circle! such a signature look for you and i love that it never gets old!! great layout!!

  9. Barbara

    2011-10-11 23:02:37 -0400

    Very cute! I like that it isn't so much Halloween color and paper. It is more about the photos.

  10. Marie-Pierre

    2011-10-12 00:29:15 -0400

    Great page, Ali! I love that you just used some black, brown and orange to complement de pictures. Love the feel of the layout. Great job!!

  11. Chrystie DeSmet

    2011-10-12 03:11:35 -0400

    Cute as always! I love how you did the "S" w/the 9 on top, cleaver!

  12. Elina

    2011-10-12 03:16:41 -0400

    Perfect pirate lay out!!! Looks like Johny Depp!!! Very funny!!!

  13. kristina p

    2011-10-12 06:41:27 -0400

    i always love that the focus of your layouts is the story. ali, you keep me inspired. thanks!

  14. Robin W.

    2011-10-12 12:08:54 -0400

    What a fun layout--Simon makes a perfect Jack Sparrow!!

  15. Rhadonda

    2011-10-12 12:14:47 -0400

    Love your stamp sets so much. Thanks!

  16. jan in wi

    2011-10-12 12:26:19 -0400

    thanks for a chance to win stamps. love the layout.

  17. susan

    2011-10-12 13:27:17 -0400

    what a great way to journal . . . especially if you don't LOVE your own handwriting. thank you Ali.

  18. Carmen

    2011-10-12 13:36:29 -0400

    I really like that Give Thanks stamp set. Great job with the layout!

  19. Jules!

    2011-10-12 22:36:28 -0400

    awesome LO....awesome pirate!

  20. Annette

    2011-10-12 23:53:33 -0400

    Loving this set!

  21. Cynthia Larson

    2011-10-13 11:15:30 -0400

    I love your layout. I cant wait to get the new stamp set. I have been checking the mail box all week!!!

  22. Diane

    2011-10-17 19:17:07 -0400

    Love this stamp set and have already used it the minute I unwrapped it from its mailer. I am wondering if you have ever stamped on a photo. I have a great collection of your stamps now from Technique Tuesday and wondered if there was a specific ink that worked the best?
    Thought this year I might try stamping on photos instead of using the computer. It's faster!

  23. isabel

    2011-11-10 08:16:04 -0500

    Beautiful, i love the stamps !

  24. Vitoria B

    2011-11-10 08:16:40 -0500

    This set is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win.

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