Studio AE From Technique Tuesday | April 2012 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio AE for Technique Tuesday April Blog Hop.

April's stamp set is called "Hello Routine."

For the digital memory keepers out there these sentiments are available (without the circles) at Designer Digitals: Embracing The Everyday

Here's a look at my completed layout:

This 2-page layout started out with a full-page 8.5x11 photo printed on my Epson R2000. It's a recent one that I love - just an everyday shot of Anna standing on a dining room chair, a skirt under her dress, building really tall lego towers.

I also wanted to use some of the new Hambly overlays so I decided to use that as the background as a companion page for the photo. My guess is that I will be overusing that Herringbone Overlay. NOTE: Looks like Two Peas has all the new Hambly in stock here.

Step one in the creative process was embossing the stamps with Versamark and Zing Silver Metallic Finish powder. Here's what it looks like with just the powder:

And once it was "cooked" with the heat gun:

Then I used scissors to cut out the circle, using the edge as my guide.

Next up I used my Silhouette to cut out a couple Memory Circles. For information on how to use PNG files with the Silhouette I've got a tutorial here.

Along the edge is a handcut piece of pattern paper from American Crafts called Greenery Atrium.

Behind the large circle is a piece of 6x6 pattern paper from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks.

I played around a bit before figuring out how I wanted to place all the elements.

I ended up adding a couple elements from the Cosmo Cricket 23 Collection Ready Set Chipboard (arrow + 2 x's).

The "A" is from an Educational Insights alphabet set and the "3" is from an older Studio Calico number stamp set. I stamped and embossed and then hand-cut around the A and the 3 before adhering it with foam dots.

I went back and forth a bit about whether to put this page on top of a piece of white cardstock but just decided that when I place it in the album I will find another layout with a white background to go behind it.

I used a white Sharpie Poster Paint Pen to draw a couple freehand circles around the accents on the second page. It was a nice way to repeat the circles from the first page.

The little decorative brad is from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Like Brads.

I'm loving how this one turned out.

While I was working on my layout I also used the stamps to make a couple quick journal cards for Project Life using ColorBox chalk inks:


Click on the images to link to the products.

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

We love your comments so we are going to draw at random from all the comments left on all the blogs for a couple brand new Technique Tuesday stamp sets. One person will win Technique Tuesday’s Gone Fishin’ stamp set and one other person will win the new Take Flight 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 April 13th. Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on April 14th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

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  1. Sharon Roselli

    2012-04-11 15:37:55 +0100

    Great use of the overlay. Was wondering how to use mine, thanks for the inspiration. Love the stamps used on the pages, Thanks for for sharing.

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  2. Paulette S in MO

    2012-04-11 17:10:12 +0100

    It's a beautiful layout that she will cherish years later. I can settle myself down to scrapbook because I would never get finished. I need instant gratification, so I make cards. LOL I love this stamp set.

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  3. Trisha

    2012-04-11 18:14:45 +0100

    Your layout is just amazing. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  4. Kim Carpenter

    2012-04-11 18:20:00 +0100

    Would love to use the Gone Fishing set for Father's Day. So charming.

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  5. Katie K

    2012-04-11 18:35:30 +0100

    So cute! I love those stamps. I'll have to add them to the wish list.

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  6. Sam F

    2012-04-11 19:16:35 +0100

    Love this new stamp set. Great LO and great use of the PL cards!!

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  7. Tinka

    2012-04-11 19:35:18 +0100

    Looking forward to getting my April Studio AE stamps. They were shipped today, so hopefully I will have them by Friday because I am going to a weekend retreat and have some ideas that I want to work on with those stamps!

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  8. Dyna

    2012-04-11 21:21:15 +0100

    Love the overlay and of course your versatile stamps.

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  9. Renee

    2012-04-11 21:34:33 +0100

    Love the layout and the Journaling cards but I really love the detail in your instructions! You sparked so many cool ideas...thanks!

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  10. Allie.Duckienz

    2012-04-11 22:36:33 +0100

    I could never use transparency as a background because I write all over the back of my LOs lol. This looks great!

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  11. Judy

    2012-04-11 22:50:27 +0100

    You inspire me to get the most out of my Silhouette.

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  12. terriavidreader

    2012-04-11 23:07:17 +0100

    cute card, nice sentiment! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  13. Deborah R.

    2012-04-11 23:33:21 +0100

    Sweet picture! Love the layout and the use of circles. Wasn't sure what to do with this stamp set at first but getting lots of inspiration from the blog hop! Thanks

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  14. Peggy Davis

    2012-04-11 23:41:49 +0100

    Love the stamp set. I also love the silouette. Great layout!

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  15. Kris in Alaska

    2012-04-12 00:56:49 +0100

    Love it! She'll have something to look back at and remember. They grow up so fast, don't they? Who says everyday life is boring! Not when we can create, eh?

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  16. Amy Megan

    2012-04-12 01:36:00 +0100

    This sweet photo and your latest stamp set are a perfect match!

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  17. Pamela Martel

    2012-04-12 01:47:54 +0100

    What a great layout!! So cute.

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  18. yanina

    2012-04-12 03:38:08 +0100

    Love the layout!

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  19. Chasia

    2012-04-12 21:39:25 +0100

    Hi, I just first time came to visit your blog and I admire your talent and work! You have so many great ideas! And these new stamp set you've used in such a wonderful way.

    Greetings from Poland! Chasia

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  20. Kelly Massman

    2012-04-13 02:13:30 +0100

    sweet layout--love the photo

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  21. Pam Spradlin

    2012-04-13 16:43:20 +0100

    I love your stamps from Technique Tuesday and I love how you use them.

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  22. Emily h

    2012-04-14 00:55:33 +0100

    I love these little sentiment stamps!

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  23. Lynda

    2012-04-14 04:32:31 +0100

    Love how you made that page - the big sized photo, the overlay, your stamps, the embossing, etc. etc.!

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  24. Cindy Hayes

    2012-04-15 13:59:57 +0100

    I simply love your stamps they are best.

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  25. A little enabling and some giveaways — Paper Craft Planet Blog

    2012-05-04 18:23:22 +0100

    [...] this stamp set from Ali Edwards and this post about ways to use it.  Seriously, scroll to the bottom and see the little journaling cards?  Those [...]

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