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November 10, 2012

November Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to November Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.

This month’s stamp is Memories of Home.

Here’s a look at my layout:

And a look at my process:

I started off by adhering two 5×7 photos to a sheet of kraft cardstock and cropped it closer to the edges of the photo with a bit more room on the top. This whole piece ends up getting adhered to my background pattern paper.

Along the top I stamped the little circles using Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp DOTTED Background from Stampers Anonymous with Colorbox Frost White Ink Pad (totally love this white ink).

My background pattern paper is American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Surrounded Kraft Finish 12X12 Ready Set Go Paper (the love pattern). I repeated the same stamping of circles along the left edge.

On top of that stamping I added a piece of Heidi Swapp Sunshine Trimmings + a strip of BasicGrey Paper Cottage Afgan pattern paper + pieces cut from Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Banner Delights Glitter Borders + a Heidi Swapp Definition Sticker (popped up with a foam dot). Here’s what that ended up looking like:

Along the bottom edge of the page, and on top of the bottom photo, I added a little tag made with kraft paper and the heart-house from the Memories of Home stamp set. I used a cursive typewriter to add the “no place like home” sentiment.

I also added a small piece I cut from the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Banner Delights Glitter Borders.

I machine stitched a box around each photo and added journaling strips (the stitching included the “no place like home” tag). The “e” is from the Prima Press #2 stamp set. You can also see above how I repeated the white circles again just lightly along the bottom right edge.

Additional stitching was used to keep the journal strips in place.

I repeated the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Banner Delights Glitter Borders along the right edge of the top photo and along the top of the photo mat.


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

We’ll pick one person from all the comments made during the hop to win a $25 gift certificate to Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on Nov. 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget that Designer Digitals quarterly sale is happening this weekend – 30% off everything in the shop.


  • 1.
    Sharyn said…

    You are just SO good. Love the white on kraft and all the layers.

  • 2.
    Tiffani said…

    I always love seeing your “traditional” pages, Ali! I agree with Sharyn above, SO good!

  • 3.
    Jenny A said…

    Wow – love this Ali! The house stamp is so cute. Can’t wait to get this in the mail!

  • 4.
    laura g. said…

    love the house stamp! and the is NO place like home!!

  • 5.
    jennifer said…

    This may very well be my favorite stamp set so far! And love it used here with the LOVE paper – I’m so pinning this right now!

  • 6.
    Pam said…

    Beautiful layout! I love this stamp set!

  • 7.
    shannon stout said…

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those stamps and your layout is fab!

  • 8.
    christen said…

    this is fabulous! i love your style

  • 9.
    Karen C said…

    Great giveaways as always!

  • 10.
    chel said…

    what a GORGEOUS layout!

  • 11.
    Danielle said…

    Beautiful page. Love the stamp set.

  • 12.
    Ruth G said…

    Love this! The repetition of the dots and banners really is so fun and I think the white and kraft looks awesome! We had a cursive typewriter when I was growing up – I thought it was the coolest! It’s great that you used it on your tag!
    I really enjoyed this non project life LO! TFS!

  • 13.
    Marsaille said…

    fantastic layout, Ali. Your details always make sense visually and don’t overwhelm the story. Something most people can’t do!

  • 14.
    Jill said…

    You’re amazing Ali! Totally scraplifiting this layout.

  • 15.
    Tara B said…

    I love your layout. Great idea to stamp those circles. And I love the LOVE paper. I keep buying more of it!

  • 16.
    Tove said…

    Great layout, love the stamp set and combination of colors. I so, so love the cursive typewriter.

  • 17.
    Rossana said…

    Great giveaways as always!

  • 18.
    CathyC said…

    Beautiful layout!

  • 19.
    Linda said…

    I love the white ink!! I definitely need to go out and get one of those.

  • 20.
    Bev Mascara said…

    Beautify giveaway thank you

  • 21.
    debpereira said…

    Beautiful layout Ali

  • 22.
    Linda Stewart said…

    Love this! Your combinations of paper & accessories is great & I love your use of large photos on the page.

  • 23.
    Robin said…

    I can’t wait to get my stamps and the LOVE paper I just ordered!

  • 24.
    Tina J. said…

    Just gorgeous. This layout FEELS like home.

    I need to buy a new sewing machine. Mine doesn’t like to go through cardstock…

    Thanks for sharing, Ali.

  • 25.
    maria f. said…

    Lovely LO. Good tip about white ink for kraft. And your little house image is so versatile.

  • 26.
    Jennifer B. said…

    love to get this! wonderful page!

  • 27.
    Karly said…

    I just love how this layout has a nice homey feel to it. That little house stamp is so cute. : )

  • 28.
    Roseann Hoyle said…

    Beautiful layout. Would love to get this. thanks

  • 29.
    Lynn M said…

    Such a simple and classic layout.

  • 30.
    Teri said…

    GREAT page, Ali!
    Totally loving the house with the white ink!

  • 31.
    Nichol Magouirk said…

    FABULOUS layout, Ali! Love the house stamped in white on kraft! :)

  • 32.
    L.Pellegrino said…

    Beautiful, love the layers and the colors set the tone for a warm feeling of home.

  • 33.
    Anita J said…

    Awesome! So warm and cozy … looks like ‘Home’!

  • 34.
    Gayle P said…

    I love every time you post a layout like this! I hope you continue to take time to make them as well as your other projects. It’s fun to see your creativity differ amongst projects and to see what techniques you use!

  • 35.
    Lynn said…

    This is so pretty! I love how you used the white ink and the kraft.

  • 36.
    Cassie said…

    I really love this stamp set!

  • 37.
    Tiffany O'Grady said…

    Oh Ali, this is spectacular. As usual. :) Thank you for sharing your project and process!

  • 38.
    Cynthia B. said…

    Thanks for giving us a peek into your process, and your home! A house filled with books is my kind of place. :)

  • 39.
    Mendi Yoshikawa said…

    Love your home tag and your layering with the fringe and stitching! Your photos have such great lighting too! Love them! :)

  • 40.
    Yvette said…

    Great layout Ali. Loving the kraft paper. Must checkout that white ink,

  • 41.
    Karen Walker said…

    LOVE this layout. Thanks for the detailed explanations.

  • 42.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    Love that little tag you created and also all the pennnants/fringe!

  • 43.
    Sue W said…

    gorgeous page Ali and I must get that white ink!

  • 44.
    Isabel said…

    Great layout Ali! Always love your work!

  • 45.
    Julie said…

    beautiful page and I love this stamp set!

  • 46.
    Ann Marie said…

    Love hearing about your process, and looove the white on kraft.

  • 47.
    Scrappin Annie said…

    Some wonderful techniques here Ali. Thank you for sharing

  • 48.
    Missus Wookie said…

    Fun hearing your process and loving that house stamp. We love books in my house too.

  • 49.
    Katie Jack said…

    I really like this layout- it seems so “warm.” Sometimes I get so involved in Project Life that I for get how great traditional layouts can be. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 50.
    Crystal said…

    I was over there looking at the great stamps yesterday – and that little house definitely caught my eye :) I love how you put little pieces all over and make it look stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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