May Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday

Welcome to the May 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.

Say hello to this month's stamp set: Heartfelt >>

DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? Similar designs are included in the following sets: Hello Heart 4x6 Sentiment Boxes and Hello Heart 3x4 Sentiment Boxes and Card Sentiment Boxes.

Here's a look at my 8.5x11 layout:

And here's a look at the process:

I started this page with a sheet of 8.5x11 white cardstock. I knew that I wanted to use this photo of Simon, do some sort of a grid collage, and that I wanted to use the largest stamp multiple times as a spaces for journaling.

From there I played around with a few different pattern papers settling on some of the smaller patterns that were included in the Studio Calico Card Kit 6x6 paper pad (each month comes with a great mix of patterns from other manufactures + Studio Calico), a piece of red + white star pattern from Dear Lizzy, and a little sliver of chevron from Fancy Pants.

I ended up with four main journal blocks using red, navy and silver inks. The one that looks pink was a mistake (didn't clean off well enough before adding new ink) and I considered covering it up with pattern paper and in the end decided to leave it. I also used the Just Awesome stamp set again as a title for each of the blocks .

In each of those journal blocks I added a little piece of advice/words of love for Simon. Scrapbooking is a great opportunity to document that kind of stuff.

Those great little blue glitter stars are from Freckled Fawn and were included in the Studio Calico Planetarium Card Kit.

The letter "s" on the red pattern paper is a customizable Thicker from American Crafts (currently on clearance at You peel off the top layer to access the adhesive. On top of that I put some Silver Zing and melted it with the heat gun. I did it right onto the background pattern paper and I liked the little-bit-of-mess result (embossing powder sprinkles melted onto the pattern paper).

Originally I planned to incorporate more of the smaller box stamps but ended up with just the one "you are my heart" along the top.

Those glitter numbers are from American Crafts that I picked up at Michaels.

The silver ink I used is from the Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance set (includes gold, bronze, platinum, and silver) and seriously my new favorite thing.

A gold one came in the Kelly Purkey kit from Simon Says Stamp and I had to find more of them!

The navy is Outdoor Denim from Close To My Heart and the red is from Color Box. Red Staz On was used to stamp the date on the photo.


Click on the images to link to the products.

Check out what the Studio AE team did with this month's stamp set:

GIVEAWAY | One person will win a $25 gift certificate to someone who comments on any of the above blogs during the hop. The winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

PS | Want more layout inspiration? Don't forget to register for my new 12-week online workshop Hello Story. Get all the details and sign up here.

87 thoughts shared

  1. Mamatha

    2013-05-11 15:02:27 -0400

    Awesome Layout! So much love your layouts!

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  2. tammy b

    2013-05-11 15:26:07 -0400

    oh my gosh, as always, another great set! love the page

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  3. Kathleen

    2013-05-11 20:04:42 -0400

    Love your stamps!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
  4. Jennifer

    2013-05-11 21:26:04 -0400

    awesome layout!! Love your stamps!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
  5. Sue FitzGerald

    2013-05-11 21:39:53 -0400

    I love the technique Tuesday blog hops, so much inspiration.

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  6. Ria Montefalcon

    2013-05-12 07:00:30 -0400

    I love all these hearts and stamps too!

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  7. KristineS

    2013-05-12 07:02:17 -0400

    I am every so excited to see your scrapbook pages again. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!!!!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
  8. Shawna Zervos

    2013-05-12 08:11:19 -0400

    I am typically not a stamper, but these great stamps inspire me to try something new!

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  9. Rita Jackson

    2013-05-12 13:02:30 -0400

    Hearts can be used during months other than February?.....Who knew!

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  10. Jenny Leonard

    2013-05-12 14:29:06 -0400

    I have a new obsession - collecting your stamps. And now I found out you sell digital also. My budget is in trouble!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
  11. Katie B.

    2013-05-12 22:21:16 -0400

    Really cool layout! Love how you formed it with the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
  12. Anita J.

    2013-05-13 01:09:00 -0400

    Love to see all the ways the stamp set is used. Gives me lot's of ideas. Thanks for making such great stamps!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
  13. Michele

    2013-05-13 08:54:41 -0400

    love your layout! love the grid idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  14. LINDA M

    2013-05-13 08:56:19 -0400

    Great new stamps. Very inspiring. Thanks.

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  15. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    2013-05-13 18:56:53 -0400

    Oh.. I love this. Very cute..

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
  16. M Kent

    2013-05-13 21:34:00 -0400

    I am a HUGE fan of your stamps and have most of the circle sets ....I'm partial to circles. HOWEVER...I've NEVER thought of using square/rectangular stamps in a grid type layout....LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!!!!! - Michelle

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    2013-05-13 22:53:37 -0400

    i adore this stamp it is awesooooooooooooooooooooooooooome

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  18. Pam L

    2013-05-14 11:44:05 -0400

    Cute journal block stamp! Awesome layout too!

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  19. Michele D

    2013-05-14 11:53:07 -0400

    Thanks for sharing your layout, such great inspiration for using these stamps!

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  20. April W

    2013-05-14 12:45:41 -0400

    I really love this page Ali! What a great idea for using journaling blocks...

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  21. Leslee Cotterell-Barrow

    2013-05-14 13:57:36 -0400

    Love using your stamps when scrapbooking!

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  22. maria f.

    2013-05-14 14:36:25 -0400

    Love any stamp with your handwriting on it! Your LO is wonderful - timeless with those colors and patterns.

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  23. Janine

    2013-05-25 09:21:53 -0400

    great ideas, thanks!

    * edited 08/08/14 05:51PM
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