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December 10, 2012

December Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.

This month’s set is called My Life:

Here’s a look at my layout:

So love those little wood veener stars. I use Glossy Accents to adhere them.

This layout features two recent photos of Simon and Anna in their beds at bedtime. The backgound for the page is 8.5×11 full-photo (I placed the two photos together on one canvas in Photoshop). On top of that I added a strip of Lawn Fawn Upbeat pattern paper and used a 1.5 inch circle punch to remove a few partial circles. Inside those circles I added cork letters and a number (from Close To My Heart). I stitched around the outside of the page using silver thread (it’s what’s in the machine right now) and added a couple lines for journaling on each photo.

Here’s a closer look at some of the details:

I stamped the “the things I love the most” sentiment using white ink and added a sticker from Pebbles Seen & Noted Black/White Label Maker Phrases Stickers. Under the title I stamped the date using Studio Calico Classic Calico 3 Roller Date Stamp.

A closer look at the journaling (using Mom’s Typewriter font):


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Check out what the other creative team members have created with this month’s stamp set:

GIVEAWAY | We will give away $25 gift certificate to to someone who comments during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on sometime on 12/13 on the Technique Tuesday blog.


  • 1.
    Molly said…

    so charming and thoughtful. Adore this.

  • 2.
    agnès and co said…

    i like …as well ! it’s so simply but perfect

  • 3.
    Allison M. said…

    Great layout!

  • 4.
    Julie G said…

    I love the page you made – so pretty!

  • 5.
    Mel said…

    You know, just when I think there can’t be another way to make a scrapbook page you find one. Love this and might have to borrow….

  • 6.

    Love the idea of capturing both kids at bedtime. Pinned it to do this for both my girls too! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 7.
    audra said…

    WOW!!! I LOVE this layout – what a great theme – love!

  • 8.
    Anita Dickison said…

    Awesome layout … You never fail to amaze me!
    Anita J

  • 9.
    Lisa W. said…

    I love LOVE this layout…it really is the everyday pictures that are the best!!!

  • 10.
    Rossana said…

    Great layout! Big inspiration!

  • 11.
    Cristina said…

    I love the white on kraft! Gorgeous page!!

  • 12.
    Margreet said…

    Great layout with fab use of the stamps…lovely photos!
    xxx Margreet

  • 13.
    Heather Sweet said…

    Love this layout! Thanks for sharing.

  • 14.
    {vicki} said…

    LOVE your layout
    especially the stars!

  • 15.
    Shannon Miller said…

    great layout! especially like the stars.

  • 16.
    Margie Visnick said…

    Great layout, so sweet!

  • 17.
    julie e said…

    Love the way you scattered the stars through your layout.

  • 18.
    pearl said…

    after months (maybe years) of purchasing your stamps, i FINALLY became a subscriber. thank you for always designing great stamps!

  • 19.
    Anna said…

    Very fun!

  • 20.
    deb pereira said…

    Love your layout Ali! And the stamps :)

  • 21.
    Samantha L said…

    Love this layout!

  • 22.
    Monica Blain said…

    What a gorgeous layout! I love the simplicity of it.

  • 23.
    Patricia said…

    Great layout!!

  • 24.
    BethAnn said…

    love the layout. This may sound odd, so I’ll preface with I havent been scrapbooking too long, but it never dawned on me to print out the journaling and attach it. I always think I need to add letters or stamps…. huh, learned a new idea!

  • 25.
    Jen said…

    Great layout!!!

  • 26.
    Cynthia H said…

    Those stars are great and I love the half circle punches making space for the initials.

  • 27.
    Flo said…

    Lovely layout. Love all the little touches and this stamp set. I should get it very soon.

  • 28.
    Lisa P said…

    Love the stamp set and your layout. Perfect sentiments.

  • 29.
    Joana Teves Costa said…

    Why do you make it look so easy? Very inspiring!

  • 30.
    marisa said…

    Love your simple style. So inspiring!

  • 31.
    Tiffany M. said…

    Love the large photos and cork letters! THanks for sharing an amazing page!

  • 32.
    conniemelancon said…

    love your layout and those stars.

  • 33.
    Ruth G said…

    I use those stars everywhere! They are perfect for so many things! I love how you used them for bedtime (perfect, again!) And the new stamp set is wonderful! I appreciate that you like to celebrate and incorporate the little things into your scrapbooking! Thanks so much for all you share!

  • 34.
    Stephanie Baxter said…

    This layout is perfection!

  • 35.
    Graviela said…

    Love the giveaway!

  • 36.
    Isabel said…

    Great layout as always! Simple and beautiful!

  • 37.
    Teri said…

    I love those page!

  • 38.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    Sweet layout! Love the photos of both of them on their beds and the little cut outs for their letters!

  • 39.
    Jan C. said…

    Nice layout

  • 40.
    Amy said…

    This is sweet and simple! Thanks for sharing!

  • 41.
    Christine said…

    I am a school librarian and layouts involving books warm my heart.

  • 42.
    Kim Thomas said…

    I love the circles cut out, and the cork letters. So cute! I also love that you recorded both kids doing the same thing on your layout. It’s just precious. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

  • 43.
    Joscie said…

    i am so thrilled to be a guest with Studio AE this month, i LOVE this stamp set. I love your layout, i am currently obsessed with the wooden veneer stars as well. I love the silver thread (i haven’t had good luck with metallic thread in my sewing machine, maybe it’s the brand i bought?!) all the bits make me happy.

  • 44.
    Brenda said…

    I love the little punched out circles. Very clever! <3

  • 45.
    Annette Allen said…

    always a pleasure…your creations are always so totally awesome..thanks for the new stamp set..

  • 46.
    Lorraine M. said…

    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! Can’t wait to get my stamps now!

  • 47.
    Cathy Doerr said…

    Such a sweet LO. Love it!

  • 48.
    Joanne said…

    Love the stamps, especially when used with white ink

  • 49.
    tape said…

    Beautiful page! Love the cork & wood veneer elements.

  • 50.
    Billie A said…

    Great layout. Love the little touch of the half circle punch out and the use of the AE monthly. Great work.

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