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January 10, 2013

January 2013 Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday | Project Life 2012 Week Fifty-Two

Welcome to the January 2013 Technique Tuesday Studio AE Blog Hop.

This month I’m combining two things together by using the stamps in Project Life as I complete my 2012 album.

And in case you missed it yesterday, the new editions of Project Life are now available on Amazon.

This month’s stamp set is called Be Mine. Great for Valentine’s or other love-related sentiments.

Here’s a look at my spread for Week Fifty-Two:

I love Project Life. I continue to love this style of memory keeping and will continue in 2013. This week also includes (but is not shown here) another insert that I’m using as exclusive content for Studio Calico’s Day By Day workshop (includes more photos from our Kauai trip).

Here’s a closer look at this week:

The stars are from the December Daily 4×6 Sentiment Boxes and was cut with the Silhouette. I’ve got a tutorial available here for how to use my digital elements with the Silhouette.

Journal cards are from the December Daily 3×4 Journal Card set.

I used this month’s Studio AE stamp set to create a journal card and to stamp directly onto the bottom right photo. I also added a Beach Outline Banner to the top left photo.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3×4 and wrapped it in washi tape. I stamped “love you” onto white cardstock, hand-cut it following the circle shape and adhered it along the side of the journal card (trimming the excess off with scissors).

I also used the stamp set to stamp “love” onto the bottom right photo using white ink.

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 52

Click on the images to link to the products.

Check out the other creations from our creative team:

GIVEAWAY | We are going to give away a $25 gift certificate to someone who comments during this month’s blog hop. The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on the 16th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces used in my album are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life (including all the spreads from my completed 2011 album) here.


  • 1.
    Jenny A said…

    Love this Ali!

  • 2.
    Allison M. said…

    Great layout – thanks for the inspiration!

  • 3.
    Amber Campbell said…

    Great Layout! I love the stamp set. The sweet love stamp would be so perfect for me. I have a 2 year old and am constantly calling him my sweet love! You continue to amaze me with all of the great products and inspiration you put out into the world.

  • 4.
    Christine said…

    Love the washi tape around your handmade journaling card, what a great idea!

  • 5.
    Kathy R said…

    I love your PL layouts. I’m just starting PL in 2013 and I’m getting lots of inspiration from your PL posts. And a lot of your Studio AE stamps are in my PL supply box.

  • 6.
    Ellie Augustin said…

    What a fun set & spread. Love the details and sweet notes all about.

  • 7.
    Annette Allen said…

    wow this is so amazing… So inspiring and super fun…great new release..

  • 8.
    Alida said…

    Long live your love for Project Life!

  • 9.

    I’m curious to see how you do that ending page for the year? Can’t seem to find good inspiration anywhere? Always love your pages…I’m on board again for 2013 …can’t believe I actually completed

  • 10.
    amy said…

    love the journal card idea!

  • 11.
    Sandra ltb said…

    as usual a very sweet set – love your work Ali!
    Sandra ltb

  • 12.
    Marie said…

    Such a nice layout to wrap up 2012! Thanks for this “year-long” inspiration, and I’m looking forward to discovering your 2013 version of Project Life!. Thanks Ali for everything.

  • 13.
    Samantha said…

    Love this set and the journal card idea!

  • 14.
    Dana D. said…

    Love all you have done in your project life. Terrific new stamp set. Loved how you used it through out the book.

  • 15.
    ee k. said…

    Love love love the washi around the white cardstock – stealing this idea for sure.

    Thanks for all the inspiration – love what you do.

  • 16.
    Isabel said…

    Always love your work Ali!

  • 17.
    Jocelyn Thompson said…

    I have always loved Technique Tuesday but wow! great blog hop! Love all the inspiration! Thank you Ali!

  • 18.
    Angie Coleman said…

    This is a great idea and love the stamps!

  • 19.

    This is an awesomw idea and love the stamps congrats have a nice day

  • 20.
    Mary Nieb said…

    What a great way to preserve memories

  • 21.
    Melissa S. said…

    Beautiful layout to wrap up 2012! I love this new stamp set! It’s fun to see it used on your layout for the everyday. Great inspiration!

  • 22.
    Jen said…

    Love it Ali!!

  • 23.
    Tiffany M. said…

    Love the journaling card using washi and the stamped sentiment. Love that you stamped on the photo. I am going to have to get that white ink and do that more. Thanks for sharing and creating such a great stamp set!

  • 24.
    Anita said…

    Wonderful layouts. I live the stamp set.

  • 25.
    Irasema said…

    I really like the way you created the journaling card with the washi tape. I will copy, if you don’t mind, that idea.

  • 26.
    melissa said…


    You always make this craft thing look so “easy”.. thanks for always providing such a nice platform.


  • 27.
    Sue D said…

    FAbulous–I like the journal card.

  • 28.
    Patti L said…

    Washi tape is so versatile, I love using it for borders and just to add a little pattern to cardstock. It could almost replace patterned paper! I love how you didn’t need to use red+green to do a Christmas spread.

  • 29.
    Donna R said…

    What a great way to use this set! Love your journalling ideas.

  • 30.
    dawn said…

    LOVE LOVE this!!

  • 31.
    Cynthia Larson said…

    love the journaling card you made with the washi border and the love circle stamp. love the ideas you come up with.

  • 32.
    LindaAZ said…

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PROJ LIFE it is so inspiring. Glad you’re continuing in 2013. Can’t wait to see the SEAFOAM edition in use!

  • 33.
    Mollie P said…

    I enjoyed your reflection on 2012 ‘intense sadness and happiness’. It’s all of our experiences combined that make us who we are. Thanks Ali!

  • 34.
    CandyW said…

    I love all your ideas Ali!

  • 35.
    Marsha F said…

    Beautiful page! Thanks for the great ideas!

  • 36.
    MOI said…

    Thanks for sharing your life pages. Love them.

  • 37.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    Really like this new set, and great PL layout!

  • 38.
    Ányi said…

    Great idea!

  • 39.
    Sandy said…

    Ali, I love your ideas, your pages. You bring a comfort to this project that I need. I’m new to PL and I don’t know how to use all of this but I’m hoping to learn soon. Thank you for your inspiration.

  • 40.
    Traci Lord said…

    Very nice way to use these stamps! Tfs I really like what you’ve done! Hugs Traci ;0)

  • 41.
    Mendi Yoshikawa said…

    Love how you used these stamps in an everyday way and your cute journaling card lined in washi tape! Such a great idea! :)

  • 42.
    Kathy Berger said…

    Love your very different take on the stamp set. I will definitely have to take a closer look at the Project Life! Thanks! :)

  • 43.
    Jeannie L said…

    This month’s stamp set is so sweet. Love your PL. I’m starting PL for the first time this year and yours is such an inspiration to follow.

  • 44.
    Kirsten said…

    Oh my word, I have dreams of a Technique Tuesday gift card :)

  • 45.
    Nancy said…

    Sweet stamp set

  • 46.

    What color ink did you use on these stamps, Ali? Love the circles!

  • 47.
    tape said…

    Love the custom journal card!

  • 48.
    marisa said…

    Love the washi idea!!

  • 49.
    Kathy A. said…

    So excited to see another year of your Project Life inspiration! Love the Technique Tuesday stamps!

  • 50.
    April W said…

    This looks amazing!! I always love your stamps. :)

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