Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday | March 2013

Welcome to the March 2013 Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday!

March's stamp set is called The Story:

DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? A digital set that uses these same sentiments is available here: Story Sentiment Stacks

Here's a look at my 8.5x11 layout:

I used RadLab from Totally Rad to adjust this full-page 8.5x11 photo of Anna. I wanted it to look similar to an old polaroid (that would then be framed with the polka dot vellum).

I hand-cut the vellum frame to go around the 8.5x11 photo of Anna. The vellum is from Dear Lizzy's Neapolotan collection. Before printing the photo I added text using Mom's Typewriter font.

When I was adding the vellum as a frame I realized that I had made it too tall. To fix that I folded a bit along each of the sides and adhered it together with rolling adhesive. Ends up looking like a little pleat along either side (they are off-center of one another).

I used two Close To My Heart inks with the stamp.

I trimmed the stamped image, rounded the corners, hand-drew the lines with the little hearts and adhered using foam dots.

Along the top I created a cluster of vertical elements that includes washi tape and chipboard accents from My Mind's Eye. These went both on top of and below the vellum border.

I folded the edges a tiny bit on the washi tape to add a little extra texture. I also stamped "life is good" from this month's stamp set along the printed text. Here's another look at the complete layout:


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Check out how the Creative Team used the stamp this month:

GIVEAWAY | We are giving away a $25 gift certificate to to someone who comments during this month’s blog hop. The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

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  1. Angie Blom

    2013-03-11 20:58:02 -0400

    Love this!! Great stamps loving the layout.. Anna gets bigger every time I see her!!

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  2. Jacque

    2013-03-11 21:34:25 -0400

    This month's stamp is another favorite--thanks for the inspiration!! Please keep them coming.

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  3. Kate aka stinkydudette

    2013-03-11 22:02:05 -0400

    Loved how how you used the vellum to frame the photo!!

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  4. Veronika

    2013-03-12 03:04:48 -0400

    I love all your stamp. I can't get enough. :-)

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  5. Zara

    2013-03-12 13:50:12 -0400

    Anna is adorable! Great stamps!

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  6. Claudia Mitchell

    2013-03-12 14:47:11 -0400

    I Love how you framed the picture! Beautiful layout!

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  7. Gabby

    2013-03-12 15:20:41 -0400

    Love the page layout...and all the embellishments. The model in the picture is so sweet!

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  8. Tiffany M.

    2013-03-12 15:43:46 -0400

    Love this layout! Thanks for sharing how you made it! You are always inspiring!

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  9. glee

    2013-03-12 16:05:00 -0400

    love the feel of this page; so soft. perfect color. also love that polka dot vellum.

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  10. rkokes

    2013-03-12 16:25:08 -0400

    love the idea of putting the vellum over the top to create a polaroid look-very cool.

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  11. Teresa Inman

    2013-03-12 17:21:42 -0400

    Beautiful page and I love your stamps !

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  12. Flo

    2013-03-12 18:02:01 -0400

    Nice sentiments in this set. Can't wait to get mine.

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  13. Marsha F

    2013-03-12 18:17:22 -0400

    Beautiful layout! I love the new stamp set!

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  14. shartl

    2013-03-12 21:26:16 -0400

    Love these stamps! They would inspire to do much more scrapping!!

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  15. Heather V

    2013-03-12 23:38:52 -0400

    Simple and striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Renee VanEpps

    2013-03-13 09:58:20 -0400

    Gorgeous page, such a cute little one you have! LOVE how you stamped with the two shades of pink, better than just white ep!

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  17. Judy

    2013-03-13 11:32:38 -0400

    Fabulous layout. Love the details. Can't wait for those new stamps to hit my LSS.

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  18. Kelli

    2013-03-13 12:16:43 -0400

    Yet another BEAUTIFUL layout. Anna is growing up so quickly.

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  19. laura m.

    2013-03-13 14:09:37 -0400

    Love the layout! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Kelly O.

    2013-03-13 15:20:32 -0400

    I like the use of the vellum. What a neat idea to use as a frame.

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  21. Pat M

    2013-03-13 17:21:17 -0400

    love these stamps and the layout with Anna....

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  22. Cheryl SD

    2013-03-13 19:34:22 -0400

    Wonderful layout! The vellum over the picture is such a nice rather "girly" touch. Love the stamps.

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  23. April W

    2013-03-14 13:18:51 -0400

    This looks amazing Ali! Love the vellum frame. :)
    - April W

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  24. Nina Chow

    2013-03-14 20:07:56 -0400

    love the LO, Anna looks so big! and so cute

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  25. StacyK

    2013-03-18 22:37:30 -0400

    Ali -
    How do you store your unmounted acrylic stamps?

    * edited 08/08/14 05:50PM
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