Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

June 10, 2012

June Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Studio AE from Technique Tuesday blog hop.

June’s stamp is called Life Right Now:

A similar digital version of this set is available here.

Here’s a look at my layout:

Simple white cardstock background. Outline machine stitching. Simple photo (that I love). Simple journaling about her life right now at age 3.

Here’s a look at some of the details:

I started out by using my sewing machine to stitch a foundation and then embossed the “life right now” stamp with Zing Brown Sugar embossing powder.

Underneath I cut and adhered a flower accent from Crate Paper’s Pretty Party Chipboard Accents.

Above the photo I added the circle three which was cut (with a circle punch) from Crate Paper’s Tag Cuts 12×12 Storyteller Paper. I added another line of stitching and some more of those wood veneer stars from Studio Calico (using glossy accents).

Below the chipboard flower piece I embossed “love this” and added stitched lines for my journaling.

In the opposite corner I added a couple words.

On top of the flower chipboard I stapled a letter “A” from the cork alpha is from Close To My Heart.


Click on the images to link to the products.

Here’s a list of other people participating in today’s blog hop:

We are giving away one random prize – a $25 gift certificate to – to someone who comments during the hop. The winner will be announced on the TT blog June13th.


  • 1.
    Char said…

    Great layout. I love the sewn journaling lines. This stamp set is going to be great. TFS

  • 2.
    Cheryl Leong said…

    Nice!!!! Love the layout!!!!

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  • 3.
    Jenny A said…

    Beautiful layout! All the details are gorgeous!

  • 4.
    jennifer said…

    Love simple layouts. :)

  • 5.
    Marilyn K said…

    Super layout as usual! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 6.
    CJ Johnson said…

    Very cool layout.

  • 7.
    Kelly said…

    I love this layout. Great picture and story. Your stamps are so on the mark. Thanks.

  • 8.
    Ellie A. said…

    Love that sweet pictures & the sewing is AWESOME!

  • 9.
    Gayle P said…

    I am amazed at the simplicity of your layout yet how your attention to the little details make the layout so cohesive and strong! Love this!

  • 10.
    Amy Coose said…

    Amazing layout!

  • 11.
    Elsa-Maija said…

    I <3 it.

  • 12.
    Caroline M. said…

    I love the stiching on your layout. This is perfect for the journaling too…

  • 13.
    Sylv said…

    Fabulous layout!!

  • 14.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    Absolutely love this layout Ali and will definitely scraplift it if it is okay with you. I have been teetering about joining the Studio AE club and this set has just convinced me to do so.

  • 15.
    Alicia said…

    LOVE the stitching, especially where the journal lines are! Fantabulous idea!

  • 16.
    terriavidreader said…

    lovely project!

  • 17.
    laura g. said…

    what a cute layout!! love the stamps! anna is growing up so quickly, love to watch her grow through your photos!

  • 18.
    Caroline said…

    Totally love what you’ve done here, Ali! Planning to scraplift of that’s ok. :) I get so much inspiration from your blog – your layouts, style and overall philosophy all just make so much sense to me!

  • 19.

    Simple confectionery perfection…. Love the sewing and the simplicity of journaling, image, chipboard and stamps. *smile*

  • 20.
    Cassie said…

    I love this layout! What a perfect stamp set and cool color embossing powder. This stamp set would make a great silhouette cut file – any chance of that?

  • 21.
    Marie said…

    LOVE this LO!! Simple, but with many different special details. I can’t believe hoow big Anna is getting!!

  • 22.
    Amelia said…

    Sweet stamps! Thanks for the inspiring layout (:

  • 23.
    Kathy P said…

    Love this page: simple elegance! What a great stamp, too…looks wonderful embossed! Going to order that one for sure!

  • 24.
    Nancy said…

    Another awesome layout, Ali! I’m going to have to order those stars.

  • 25.
    Toni from said…

    What a charming layout, I really need to use my sewing machine more.

  • 26.
    Ilona said…

    Love the stitching as frame… great layout Ali!

  • 27.
    Laura said…

    As always, your page is just beautiful. I love all of the details, the stitching, #3, the photo, the floral and A, just lovely.

  • 28.
    Shelly K said…

    I think I need to start doing some scrapbooking! Your layouts are so great…simple with special details! Amazing Ali!

  • 29.
    tape said…

    Beautiful page, love the stitching!

  • 30.
    Shanley said…

    Love the layout..and the chance for a gift certificate!! Have a great day.

  • 31.
    Tammy Davis said…

    Beautiful layout. Love the stitching and embossing. I would like to do more of both!

  • 32.
    Queen Mary said…

    Love the page Ali — I mean really love it. I like the clean lines, the floral accent, and the way the story and photo are the main parts. Thanks for sharing this — and I hope Anna stays with gymnastics!

  • 33.
    Marcia Scantlin said…

    I love the combination of filled in stamp and open. What will you design next?

  • 34.
    Sandy C said…

    Okay, now I see why Char LOVES your ‘stuff’! This page is great!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stitching! What a great idea to emboss the sentiments! It’s on plain white paper but boy is it GREAT!!!!

  • 35.
    briana said…

    I think this is one of my very favorite layouts I’ve seen of yours Ali. I absolutely LOVE it! Nicely done!

  • 36.
    Joyce Doenges said…

    I just love this layout – the use of stitching really makes a difference!

  • 37.
    Kathy R said…

    Love this layout. Hope you don’t mind if I scraplift it! Just have to get my sewing machine out!

  • 38.
    Tracy said…

    I love this layout!! I can’t wait to pull my sewing machine out! You really fill me with inspiration!!! Thanks :)

  • 39.
    Michelle A. said…

    Adorable…love your layout!!!

  • 40.
    angela g a said…

    Just beautiful. You have so evoked the emotion of the photo with the layout. Thank you so much.

  • 41.
    iris said…

    Oh my goodness I LOVE the stitched frame and journaling lines. I’ve never thought to do stitched journaling lines! Thank you so much for inspiring me. You are my favorite designer. You are always doing something that’s fresh and clean and different than everyone else. I love layouts with tons of layers and mists and products but when I look at yours I think “perfection”. What I love is that your clean look isn’t graphic, blocky and boring. It’s the perfect balance of words & pictures and product. It’s like a ray if sunshine, beautiful, fresh & happy. :)

  • 42.
    Teri said…

    One of my favorite things about these hops is opening up your posts and seeing how you use the stamps. It’s always so cool to see how you use your designs.
    Wishing you a good rest of the weekend!

  • 43.
    Margie Visnick said…

    Beautiful layout-love the way you used the chipboard and the stitching!!

  • 44.
    Sandi M said…

    Love this LO. I enjoy my Studio AE stamps and wait anxiously for them to be revealed and shipped. Thanks for providing such awesome products!

  • 45.
    Jen shears said…

    What a sweet LO!

  • 46.
    marisa said…

    love how you used stitching for your journaling lines. Genius! Never thought to put glossy accents on my wood veneers. So inspiring!

  • 47.
    Carol E Brooker said…

    What a great and wonderful layout, love all you do. Thanks for sharing it.

  • 48.
    Ruth G said…

    I love the look of the embossed sentiments on the highly textured paper along with your stitching! A feast for the eyes! Great new sentiments, Ali! Thanks for sharing!

  • 49.
    Cynthia B. said…

    Wonderful page, Ali. I just love the stitching you’ve used around the page and for the journaling. This is such a wonderful stamp set for capturing sweet memories like this one of Anna!

  • 50.
    Candy Krause said…

    gotta get the sewing machine out and dust it off!

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