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April 10, 2013

Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday | April 2013

Welcome to the April Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday offers a monthly stamp club that features a limited edition stamp set designed by me each month. You can check out past stamp sets (some are still available) here.

The April stamp set is Favorite Circles:

DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE THIS DESIGN WITH A SILHOUETTE? A similar digital version of this stamp set is available here: Title Circles

Here’s a look at the layout I created that includes the April Studio AE set:

I started off this layout with a 5×7 photo of Anna, a sheet of 12×12 white cardstock, and a great piece of pattern paper that was included in the March Studio Calico scrapbook kit (designed by Tim&Beck). I knew I wanted to try this stamp set on vellum so I played around with thinking about where I’d place that element (and how many circles I’d want to include).

I adhered the photo and the pattern paper diagonally on the page. Below I added some of this great super thick ombre washi tape from Freckled Fawn (this was included with the Studio Calico Front Row scrapbook kit).

Along the top I added this great cloud washi tape from Ki Memories.

Along the seam where the photo and the pattern paper meet I added a cluster of sentiment embellishments included this month’s stamp set. I used white ColorBox ink on vellum (also included with the Studio Calico Front Row scrapbook kit) and punched it out using a 2-inch circle punch. I trimmed the bottom of the circle to line it up with the rest of the sentiments. On top of the stamped circle I added an “A” from a set of Dear Lizzy Spearmint chipboard letters.

“You Are A Superstar” transparency is from BasicGrey Knee Highs & Bow Ties Die Cuts And Transparencies.

“I love this photo” is from Allison Kreft’s new collection for Webster’s Pages. This one is from a sticker sheet called Composition & Color Alpha And Tag Stickers.

The green “awesome” strip is actually from this month’s stamp set. I used a dark green ink, stamped the circle on the pattern paper and then ended up cutting off the rest of the circle and just using the word.

And because I can’t stop using them I stamped “so much love” from the Just Awesome stamp set.

After placing all my elements I added yellow spray ink to the bottom and top of the page (I covered the rest of the page with an extra piece of cardstock so the mist spray wouldn’t hit the other elements on the page). On top of the spray ink I added some of Tim Holtz’ new Distress Paint in Antique Linen on top of a 6×6 swiss dot mask from The Crafters Workshop.

I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the great little combination of an enamel dot + a sequin. I added three total for a nice visual triangle on my layout.

Along the bottom I used the stencil again but this time used ColorBox silver ink (instead of the paint).

On top of the ombre washi tape I added glitter chipboard letters are Dear Lizzy for my title and stitched them down with my sewing machine. Check out the chipboard letters in both Vanilla and Spearmint.

The silver pen I used to draw the box around the top and bottom edge of the page is from Close To My Heart.

Journaling was added under the title directly onto the thick strip of washi tape.

Here’s another look at the finished layout:


Click on the images to link to the products.

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

GIVEAWAY | We’ll pick one person at random to receive a $25 gift certificate from from all the comments. The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog sometime on the 15th.


  • 1.
    Amber said…

    I absolutely love this! Awesome layout, Ali!

  • 2.
    Jen said…

    Love the layout!

  • 3.
    Josephine said…

    Great layout. And I love these stamps!

  • 4.
    Allison M. said…

    Awesome layout! Such a great photo and some really great ideas too. I have just gotten into misting and using masks a bit more recently and am loving playing around to just see what happens.

  • 5.
    Kim said…

    I love the colors in this layout! I haven’t bought any washi tape yet but, that ombré tape is really calling my name;)

  • 6.
    Christine said…

    This is beautiful Ali, love it!

  • 7.
    Dolly said…

    Love the way you stamped the REMEMBER. :D TFS

  • 8.
    Elaine Bieman said…

    really pretty Ali.

  • 9.
    Shirley Dawson said…

    Great, fun stamps. Thanks for the ideas.

  • 10.
    Jenny A said…

    Absolutely LOVE this Ali!

  • 11.
    annette allen said…

    wow what an awesome fun layout.. love how you used the washi tape and the new stamps are totally fun… thanks for the inspiration..

  • 12.
    Jenny A said…

    Love this Ali!

  • 13.
    Nicole said…

    Love your layouts so much Ali! That is a great stamp set + I’m totally inspired to use up some thickers now.

  • 14.
    Jennifer U said…

    You’re getting your creative mojo back, I see. Beautiful :)

  • 15.
    laura g. said…

    gee! i have some of the SAME supplies!! great layout! can hardly wait to get my set!!

  • 16.
    Linda said…

    Gorgeous page! Thanks for sharing your process. I’d love to win the giveaway :)

  • 17.
    Denise W. said…

    Such a gorgeous layout! So motivating!

  • 18.
    Lida said…

    Loved the use of different patterns and techniques.

  • 19.
    Megan said…

    Wow, this is perfection!

  • 20.
    Michele said…

    beautiful layout! love all embellishment clusters.

  • 21.
    Kathy R said…

    Fabulous layout. I’m going to have to try one on the diagonal. Love that wide washi too and the embellishment cluster.

  • 22.
    susan kopp said…

    Anna’s smile is amazing! I love the stamp on vellum, that is something I will have to try…thanks for the chance to win!

  • 23.
    Alishia said…

    LOVE Technique Tuesday! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 24.
    SA Wills said…

    I haven’t even seen ombre washi tape yet! So pretty! Thanks so much for a chance to win the gift certificate!

  • 25.
    Sabrina said…

    I adoreeeeeeee that washi!! Pls let me know if you can find it somewhere!

  • 26.
    Cathy L. said…

    This is a really fun layout! Misting isn’t going very well for me, but I’ll keep trying!

  • 27.
    Andrea Q said…

    Cute cute cute!!!

  • 28.
    Margie Visnick said…

    Beautiful!! I need some Distress paint, asap!!

    • ….
      Katty said…

      One or two to rebermem, that is.

  • 29.
    Nicole said…

    I love all the techniques! I love how old is being incorporated with the new styles. Very cool.

  • 30.
    Peggy said…

    Oh, Ali, this is simply sensational! I love all the little details…the way the little cluster layers on to the photo making lovely yin/yang effects, the way you used the dot stencil, the diagonal orientation…yummy goodness all around. Love, love, love when you get a chance to apply your magic to 12×12. :)

  • 31.
    StacyK said…

    I thought scrapbooking was lame until I came across your work. Even though I primarily use the PL system, you are really inspiring me to try making a traditional scrapbook page. Thanks for your inspiration.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thank you! That was really nice.

    • ….
      Marsaille said…

      I have to concur. After completing one layout in 4 years, I decided I love memory keeping (PL and mini-books), but not the layout approach. EVERY time you post a layout, I change my mind. That happens with no one else. Aren’t you planning a layout class *wink wink*?

  • 32.
    Ilona said…

    I love everything about that layout Ali!!!

  • 33.
    Kari said…

    I love seeing how you incorporate these stamps so flawlessly into your layouts. Beautiful!

  • 34.
    Dori said…

    Holy cow… another stunning, gorgeous layout with a tutorial to boot! I’m anxiously waiting for my order to arrive which includes the Just Awesome stamp set. I can hardly wait to use them!

  • 35.
    laura m. said…

    Beautiful layout!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • 36.
    Cynthia H said…

    Is this the result of the muse that struck you at breakfast?? Cause it’s AMAZING!! I love it – so much energy, color, and new design. But also classic Ali with the hand-drawn outline square, word stickers, and initial letters.

    The ombre washi tape is super cool.

  • 37.
    Jennifer S. said…

    Fabulous layout. And the new circle stamps are great!

  • 38.
    Joana said…

    Love the slanted look. Really great layout!

  • 39.
    Jennifer said…

    super cute layout Ali! Love the layering and the spray/paint technique with the mask!

  • 40.
    Patti L said…

    Love the freshness of this layout. That ombre washi is awesome! Need to check that out.

  • 41.
    Carol mc said…

    Fabulous new stamps. Love your layout and tutorial. Thank
    you for sharing.

  • 42.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    Beautiful! Love the stamping on vellum and how you used the washi tape too!

  • 43.
    Viki Powell said…

    So adorable Ali…love the stamp set:))

  • 44.
    Mary said…

    Great picture, great layout!

  • 45.
    Kelli Moss said…

    Love, Love, Love, this adorable layout Ali. The Ombre washi tape is a beautiful accent.

  • 46.
    angie blom said…

    gorgeous layout.. Anna looks so happy!! I love these stamps!!

  • 47.
    Jenny said…

    What a fun new stamp set. I love seeing your layouts!

  • 48.

    lovely layout ali!

  • 49.
    Marilyn said…

    Love the pastel “Easter” colors and the washi tape. Great layout.

  • 50.
    Suz said…

    So happy to see you scrapping traditional layouts again too Ali! Thanks for sharing! Take care you.

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