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March 10, 2013

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 8.5×11 layout:

I used RadLab from Totally Rad to adjust this full-page 8.5×11 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 8.5×11 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.


  • 1.
    Darla said…

    Such an adorable picture and page.

  • 2.
    Wendy said…

    Awesome! Just love the simplicity and the creative adjustment to the frame. Can’t wait for the set to arrive & try them out!

  • 3.
    chris cross said…

    You have such amazing talent.

  • 4.
    Julie G said…

    Beautiful stamps! Wonderful page.

  • 5.
    Ruth G said…

    Sweet! I love how you embellished the stamped sentiment and all the dimension you added with the different clear and opaque elements! TFS!

  • 6.
    Christen said…

    Beautiful page!

  • 7.
    Amber Campbell said…

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • 8.
    Linda said…

    Gorgeous page!

  • 9.
    Barbara said…

    Love the way you did the vellum frame! What a perfect idea. Anna is getting more beautiful by the day!!

  • 10.
    Dawn said…

    I’m going to use the vertical elements in my next layout:) Thanks for the idea Ali!

  • 11.
    Susan Fogarty said…

    Absolutely perfect!

  • 12.
    Jeannie L said…

    Lovely LO! Love the little pennants you added and the vellum frame. Anna is growing up so quickly and I also just got started with Radlab.

  • 13.
    mariangel said…

    wow so cute so simple so lovely so awesome congrats

  • 14.
    Bonnie Jean said…

    One of the many things I like about your scrapbooking is that you incorporate so many ideas and products from different companies that your projects always have a one of a kind look. I also like the “complex simplicity” of your designs. The focus is the photos yet the fun part is how you “frame” them or add to it… accessorizing the page or photo so to speak. Thanks so much for sharing what you do with us !

  • 15.
    Jen Demmon said…

    love the stamp set and how you used the vellum. thanks for the continued inspiration.

  • 16.
    Shirley K said…

    That vellum Polaroid frame is great!

  • 17.
    Sue Alg said…

    Really like the idea of the vellum and all those embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

  • 18.
    Graviela said…

    Love the giveaway!

  • 19.
    Leslie S. said…

    That is a gorgeous layout and an adorable little girl! Love the use of vellum.

  • 20.
    Catherine A said…

    Simply lovely Ali

  • 21.
    Kathy P said…

    Love how you journaled right on this sweet photo….I need to learn how to do that! Cute way to use the vellum, too, and love all your stickers and washi!

  • 22.
    marisa said…

    Love the huge polaroid you cut!

  • 23.
    Cheryl :) said…

    How precious!

  • 24.
    ketty said…

    simply lovely

  • 25.
    Cynthia B. said…

    Sweet page, Ali! Love the vellum and the banners. Nice, soft look to your page.

  • 26.
    Tammy Davis said…

    This page is just perfect! You are so creative!

  • 27.
    Jenny A said…

    Love it Ali! Beautiful as usual!!!

  • 28.
    Mary K. Parker said…

    Pretty frame idea

  • 29.
    Barb S said…

    Am enjoying stamps these days after saying I would never start! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 30.
    Deborah said…

    Inspired as always!

  • 31.
    Andi Walsh said…

    I love what you did with this month’s stamps! The stamped sentiment with the hand drawn lines and itty bitty hearts? Love the added touch!

  • 32.
    Carol E Brooker said…

    Such a cute page, love the washi tape thanks for sharing.

  • 33.
    {vicki} said…

    I love it Ali
    LOVE the big photo!

  • 34.
    Sheryl Coe said…

    Simple and beautiful, I love how you let the picture do most of the speaking.

  • 35.
    Erin S said…

    Love your layout! So simple yet it really grabs you. Wish I had your brain! :)

  • 36.
    Sue D said…

    Love the polka dot vellum frame!

  • 37.
    Vanessa Babin said…

    Really cute page. Love the polka dot vellum frame too.

  • 38.
    fancyscrapper said…

    This is a lovely layout. I love seeing pictures of your children, they are adorable!

  • 39.
    Paula said…

    Lovin’ your layout, Anna is adorable!

  • 40.
    Cindy Brooks said…

    Very cute and I loved seeing how you fixed a “boo boo”!
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  • 41.
    Lauren Hershey said…

    These stamps are awesome!!

  • 42.
    Cynthia H said…

    Awesome, I love the two tone inks for the stamp!

  • 43.
    Melissa said…

    That page is super cute!!

  • 44.
    Jessica B said…

    What a great page!

  • 45.
    madcapangel said…

    What a darling layout, and the polka dot vellum polaroid frame with typing is over the top inspired.

  • 46.
    Michelle said…

    Love, love, love this giveaway! Thank you!

  • 47.
    Justasiam said…

    Thanks for showing layouts in 8.5 x 11! That is the size I scrap and it seems there are fewer and fewer inspirational pieces in that size.

  • 48.
    stacie d said…

    Love your polka dot polaroid. The new stamps look amazing as always!

  • 49.
    Judith said…

    I love the stamps!

    Your daughter is a pretty child! Your layout gorgeous!

  • 50.
    Melissa said…

    Beautiful. Anna looks so much like you.

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