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Studio AE From Technique Tuesday | March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio AE for Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.

March's stamp set is called Beauty Of Spring.

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

So loving enlarged photos.

It's not really anything new - I've long been a fan of going big in this way. This week I decided to make the entire enlarged photo the background for my layout.

Here's a look at my process:

I started off by printing this photo as a 12x12 on my Epson R2000 using 13x19 photo paper.

What you see above is how I trim some of the paper off before laying it on my paper trimmer to remove the extra white paper.

I knew there were two things I wanted to capture with this page: (1) a celebration of spring-weather here this past week and (2) use the title "most of the time" (which relates to the fact that these two kids really do get along together "most of the time").

I also really love the the new cloud vellum (Dear Lizzy collection) and wanted to use that too.

For the title I used a combination of American Crafts Robin's Egg Pantry Fresh Foam stickers and Amy Tangerine Goodness letter stickers on top of the vellum. I rounded the top corners of the vellum with my Corner Chomper (using the 1/2 inch setting). Under the letter stickers I used some star rub-ons from October Afternoon's Boarding Pass rub ons and stitched the entire piece onto the page with my sewing machine.

One of the things I played with was cutting off the right couple inches of the photo and maybe using a bigger piece of vellum in-between the two pieces of the photo and turning the page into a two-page spread - this is why you can see a seam along the edge of the section with the journaling. I ended up bringing it back together and doing a zig-zag stitch along the seam.

That strip became home for my stamped sentiment, initial letters and journaling.

I underlined the stamp (used Timber Brown Staz On ink) with a Precision Pen. The S and A are wood veneer from Studio Calico. The little bit of red lined rub-on along the edge is also part of the October Afternoon's Boarding Pass rub ons set.

To get a bit more repetition going on the page I added another piece of vellum, some red rub-on stars, a date stamp, and a little line from an older Jenni Bowlin rub on alpha set. Stitched with my machine to keep it in place.

JOURNALING | The sun started shining here this week - beautiful, lovely, warm sunshine. Katie took you guys to the park on Sunday afternoon while Dad and I mad a meeting and you both loved being outside. As I looked back through the photos I saw lots of smiling and happy faces. I'm often asked if you guys get along all the time - I've got lots of pictures of you two having fun together. My answer is most of the time. Most the time you do love being with each other. Most of the time it's about kindness and fun. Of course it's not all the time - you are so totally normal. I feel so thankful that you do enjoy each other and show love and kindness. I love you both so much. Keep being kind.

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One person will win Technique Tuesday’s Big Wish stamp set and one other person will win the new Sassy Cat 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 March 13th. Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on March 14th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

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155 thoughts

  1. Ellie A. says…
    03/10/2012

    Awesome layout. I am dying to do print & scrap w/ 12x12 pages. Love it!

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  2. laura g. says…
    03/10/2012

    what a great surprise this morning as i clicked on to ali's website a wonderful layout perfect for any siblings i have 4 grown children and this would be perfect to go back and dig out old photos and document what i remember! thanks ali for the idea! plus i will dig out my vellum and play!

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  3. Ginger says…
    03/10/2012

    Great layout!

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  4. Kim says…
    03/10/2012

    I am a new stamper, so I would love to win some stamps!

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  5. Alexandra says…
    03/10/2012

    I don't think I could love this lay-out anymore!!
    And now you've got me wanting to up-grade to a printer that can print 12x12 photos - it looks so, so good.
    thanks for this : )

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  6. Leigh says…
    03/10/2012

    I have never used a 12x12 photo on a layout before. Just getting back in to scrapping. Can't wait to try this! Beautiful ideas.

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  7. Kathy R says…
    03/10/2012

    This is a beautiful layout. Wish I had a large format printer. I think my favorite stamp sets are my Studio AE. Love how easy they are to use on my pages.

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  8. Mary M says…
    03/10/2012

    Wow! What a layout! What a giveaway!

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  9. Dolly/scrapthat says…
    03/10/2012

    Awesome page Ali!! Love the bits of vellum!

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  10. Ruth Tacoma says…
    03/10/2012

    I love this! I think it's time to break out my vellum again! :)

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  11. Andi R says…
    03/10/2012

    I love full picture layouts, I'm totally a big picture kind of person. Nice layout Ali.

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  12. Vicki says…
    03/10/2012

    Sometimes when I see your stamp sets I think -"thank goodness I can skip that one this month" but then your design team shows off and I see the possibilities with it and it becomes a MUST HAVE!! Thanks so much for having these ladies show off their creativity.

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  13. Flavia says…
    03/10/2012

    the photo is super beautiful!!!

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  14. tape says…
    03/10/2012

    Love the vellum title area!

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  15. Gabriele says…
    03/10/2012

    love it. love the step by step instructions and especially Ali's thoughts on why she did things the way she did and what she changed or decided not to do to turn this into a beautiful layout.

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  16. Dori says…
    03/10/2012

    I love large photos, too. Fabulous layout! Thanks for sharing the process. :-)

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  17. ShellyJ says…
    03/10/2012

    beautiful page! and love that title.. isn't that the truth!

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  18. Cheryl says…
    03/10/2012

    Love this!

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  19. Susan Anderson says…
    03/10/2012

    Love the vellum overlays...great idea.

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  20. April W says…
    03/10/2012

    This layout is amazing!

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  21. candy says…
    03/10/2012

    love your style! and love getting a stamp set from you every month!!!

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  22. libby gordon says…
    03/10/2012

    girl, i love this! they have such a special relationship right now and the picture really tells the story. i laughed when i saw the title because "most of the time' my youngest and oldest get along pretty well ( six years between biggest boy and little girl) but when they don't, there is Hell to pay!
    i really like working with big pictures too, have started playing with that in my PL.Love the stamp set and would love a chance to add it to the collection.
    L

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  23. Marcia Scantlin says…
    03/10/2012

    I feel inspired to get the old vellum out and use it. Glad I didn't throw it away.

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  24. Paula G says…
    03/10/2012

    Can't wait til my March stamp set arrives! And I'd be thrilled to add one of these TT sets to my collection too!!

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  25. Michelle M says…
    03/10/2012

    I love this new stamp set and can't wait for it to come in the mail!

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