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October 10, 2011

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.


  • 1.
    Jeannie L said…

    always enjoy looking at your layouts and this is no exception. Love how you did the journaling.

  • 2.
    Lisa W. said…

    OH this is SO darling!!! Got to be the cutest little pirate I have EVER seen…and the layout is awesome. Can’t wait to get my stamp!!!

  • 3.
    Sandy O said…

    Love the LO! I can’t wait to get the set in the mail. The circle tag reminded me that I have one of your brushes for this type of detail. i might have to put it to good use, maybe with the “give thanks” stamp.
    Thanks again for another set that I am sooo looking forward to. You continue to inspire.

  • 4.
    Kris Chirhart said…

    Great layout… I love how the journaling mixes stamps and handwriting, and how it goes along the sides. Love the Give Thanks set!

  • 5.
    Ali M said…


  • 6.
    Mary in IL said…

    After seeing how you (and everyone else on the blog hop) used these, I am once again convinced that I need these stamps! lol Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 7.
    Lynn M said…

    What a great layout; Simon looks so fierce and awesome as a priate. Off to hop around.

  • 8.
    Bev said…

    Good Blog Hop…thank you

  • 9.
    Mary M said…

    Another great layout! Simon is a charming Jack Sparrow – love that smile.

  • 10.
    Sue D said…

    Awesome layout of your pirate.

  • 11.
    Lisa Henderson said…

    Great layout! Thanks so much for sharing! He looks so excited to wear his costume!

  • 12.
    Kristin A. said…

    As always, love your clean, simple design. And you are right, what an awesome pirate!

  • 13.
    Char said…

    Awesome layout. I can’t wait to get this stamp set in the mail.

  • 14.
    Connie said…

    Love this layout!

  • 15.
    Kathy R said…

    Love this. I always get new ideas on ways to use your stamps from your layouts.

  • 16.
    Katie said…

    Love all the ideas that I can use from this blog…I HAVE to find more time to scrapbook! There are so many great ideas here…can’t wait to make a Halloween page of my little one! :)

  • 17.
    LinhC said…

    I’ve always liked how clean your layouts are. Another beautiful layout!

  • 18.
    Minerva said…

    beautiful layout

  • 19.
    Lori P. said…

    Your blog is the first one on my list to check “every” morning,
    I am so inspired by your layouts! Thank you!!!

  • 20.
    jett said…

    Love your LO and your pirate is sooo cute too! Thanks for sharing.

  • 21.
    christy a said…

    Love this layout! Fantastic!! Thanks for the chance.

  • 22.
    April W said…

    What a fabulous page Ali!
    - April W

  • 23.
    Cheryl said…

    So enjoy reading your blog and being inspired!

  • 24.
    conniemelancon said…

    love your LO (as always!) and how you use the stamps and stencil.

  • 25.
    Denise Sanner said…

    of course i love how you used the cork letters from close to my heart…i’ll have to “share” this layout on my business page! looking forward to this stamp set arriving in my mailbox…love that your sets always have lots of words!!!

  • 26.
    Carolyn E said…

    Another great stamp set, Ali!
    I love this grid layout and the bits of stamping mixed in with the handwriting!

  • 27.
    Shelbie said…

    Love this LO! THanks for sharing. :)

  • 28.
    Mindy said…

    A wonderful layout and a wonderful set of new stamps!!!

  • 29.
    Melissa said…

    Love this! I think I need this stamp set! :)

  • 30.
    Therese said…

    Love the new stamps. they really add to your layout of the “fierce” Simon! Would love to win!!!!

  • 31.
    Andrea*B said…

    Oh I really love this… what great stamps!

  • 32.
    Heidi VanLaar said…

    As a long time admirer of you work, it was such a privilege to get to guest design with your Studio AE stamps this month :)

  • 33.
    Jessica R said…

    Wow! I’m blown away! I love it all! Thanks for all the awesome inspiration!! ;)

  • 34.
    Diana Enns said…

    Great layout and I also enjoyed how you did the journaling. Would love to give your stamp set a good home :)

  • 35.
    Beury said…

    I never thought to so journaling like that, thx so much for the inspiration. And I love the layout!

  • 36.
    Tammy Davis said…

    Wonderful layout! I love the inspiration also. Lucky Simon! This is a great costume! Does he ever take it off?

  • 37.
    Kim Howard said…

    very cool scrapbook page, I just purchased the Who, What, Where for my Project Life album

  • 38.
    Denise L. said…

    Great layout……I love your stamps.

  • 39.
    Johanna said…

    Those circle tags are unknown of here in Germany so I asked my sister to bring some along when she visited from Canada – luckily she found some for me! Now how to use them first …

  • 40.
    Mancy said…

    What an amazing layout! Bookmarked to CASE later! :)

  • 41.
    susanmcl said…

    Simon is an awesome pirate. the photo of him infull stride is the real deal!

  • 42.
    heidig said…

    Beautiful layout, Ali.

  • 43.
    Sue R said…

    Your stamp sets are wonderful and I so enjoy the blog hops. Such great inspiration!!!

  • 44.
    DawnBeery said…

    LOVE your page Ali! You are such an inspiration!

  • 45.
    tara said…

    Love how you used the stencil on the layout!

  • 46.
    Tiffany said…

    Love this stamp set! Love how you incorporated it into your layout and I love the circle tag inside where the photo was punched!

  • 47.
    Carolyn K said…

    Very cool page Ali! Love how you used the stamps and stencil.

  • 48.
    Chunyuan said…

    fabulous layout. Love your use of chevron PP with the pattern created with mask. Thanks for sharing.

  • 49.
    Marilyn Nimmo said…

    LOVE this layout and love how you did the journaling. Thanks for always inspiring me.

  • 50.
    Julia M. in MI said…

    great layout! costumes are so fun! love your stamps!

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