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June 10, 2013

June Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday | We Heart Sunshine (Includes Video Overview)

Welcome to the June 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: Fun In the Sun

DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? Theses same designs are included in Summer Outline Brushes and Stamps.

Here’s the page I created using this set:

This month I put together a video overview while the layout was in progress. Take a look:

We Heart Sunshine | Technique Tuesday Studio AE June 2013 Blog Hop from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

For today’s layout I started with a great piece of pattern paper from BasicGrey’s Hey You 12×12 paper pad.

If you are like me you’ve probably collected one or two (or a hundred) different sets of 3×4 Project Life cards. One of the things I love about them is that they can totally be used on 12×12 layouts and not just in Project Life. Here I used some of the 3×4 grid cards paired with 3×4 photos. On top of the photos I added some printed vellum from Kelly Purkey’s April/May Project Life kit from Simon Says Stamp.

Playing with some spay ink/mist this time as a background for my embossed stamps.

I embossed these two first two stamps (with Rouge Zing) on top of white cardstock that had been sprayed with Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine (primrose) + Studio Calico Mister Huey (sunset).

After doing that I decided that they needed a bit more yellow/orange rather than so much pink/red so I sprayed both the banners I’d already cut out and sprayed the paper again with Mustard Color Shine.

I cut each of those banners from the cardstock and adhered them onto the grid cards using foam dots.

Over the seam where the photos and the grid cards meet I added yellow/white Vellum Tape from Little Yellow Bicycle, the cork tab (also from Little Yellow Bicycle and stitched in place), two light green/cream letter stickers for each of our initials, and a stamped sentiment from that great little Dear Lizzy rolling stamp.

The red stars are from Michaels.

SUPPLIES | We Heart Sunshine

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.

Want more layout inspiration? Don’t forget to register for my new 12-week online workshop Hello Story. For more information and to sign up click here: Hello Story.

Don’t miss out on the introductory price for The Phone Photography Project! Current Price is $39, and it jumps to $49 on June 12.


  • 1.
    Jenny A said…

    LOVE this Ali!!!!!

  • 2.
    {vicki} said…

    As laways Ali
    I LOVE your Layout!!!!!!!
    You never stop amazing me!

  • 3.
    Isabel Oliveira said…

    A clean, simple and beautiful layout from you! Your work always inspires me, I cannot wait for “Hello Story” to begin!!!

  • 4.
    Kathy R said…

    Love this layout. I see a scraplift coming! Great set of summer stamps.

  • 5.
    P.J. said…

    What a wonderful, simple summerlayout. I like the two Color Shine sprays that you used.

  • 6.
    SherriS. said…

    These stamped sentiments are perfect! I love the sprays and now I’m gonna have to buy some!

  • 7.
    Jamie Greene said…

    Great layout! I love the misted paper idea:)

  • 8.
    kelly said…

    ali, you never, ever, disappoint! this is a gorgeous layout.

  • 9.
    Dana D. said…

    Terrific layout. I love the new stamp set.

  • 10.
    Anna Hosta said…

    This is very clever. Have lots of ways I can incorporate the overall concept into my own layouts. Thanks for the video – it is helpful.

  • 11.
    Vanessa Babin said…

    Great layout. thanks for the tips and the video!

  • 12.
    Pam K said…

    Thanks for sharing the video ~ beautiful layout!

  • 13.
    yvette said…

    great idea for a layout, love it!!!

  • 14.
    Christine said…

    Love this!!!

  • 15.
    Laura said…

    Great layout and video! Love your style, Ali!

  • 16.
    Cammy said…

    What a cool stamp set and a fun idea!!

  • 17.
    virginia Ogg said…

    These are some great sentiments. Simple but they say it all.

  • 18.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    Great layout! I love the misted banners!

  • 19.
    Sheri E. said…

    Such a cute layout. I can’t wait to receive my set.

  • 20.
    Kelly said…

    I really like the speckled background to the stamps. Very nice.

  • 21.
    Kathy A. said…

    Great summer layout! Thanks for the video and walking us through the layout!

  • 22.
    Kim Thomas said…

    It’s such a cute layout! I love the mists with the embossed banners. The colors are delish! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

  • 23.
    Jo said…

    Can’t wait to try something similar!

  • 24.
    gurian6 said…

    I love this layout! So cool!!

  • 25.
    Jamie said…

    My sons (7 & 5) watched this with me. They said, “Let’s comment! ‘Best scrapbooking ever!’” I agree!!

  • 26.
    Michelle K said…

    I LOVE this page design!!! Love Love Love!! Totally going to scrap lift it!! Also really enjoyed seeing the bit of video showing your process..would love to see that more often!!TFS!!

  • 27.
    Carla Hundley said…

    Cute page. I like the
    way you used the 3×4 cards
    with the photos. The stamp
    set will be great to use
    for summer.
    Carla from Utah

  • 28.
    Michele said…

    The paper is super cute.
    Fun design with the banners.

  • 29.
    Billie A said…

    Love your page. Love the use of the stamps.

  • 30.
    Jean Bullock said…

    What a great tutorial. Love the embossing effect on the new stamps. Looks great.

  • 31.
    Robin Howe said…

    Super cute. The stamps are awesome!

  • 32.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Looks great! The yellow washi and the banners that you misted are awesome! :)

  • 33.
    Marsha F said…

    Thanks for the layout tutorial. I love this month’s stamp set!

  • 34.
    Sue D said…

    I like how you used the banners on this layout and the misting.

  • 35.
    Paula said…

    Love your layout and this month’s stamp set is awesome!

  • 36.
    dawn said…


  • 37.
    justasiam said…

    great idea for the journaling cards!

  • 38.
    Cynthia B. said…

    Great idea for using the 3×4 journaling cards! The new stamps look great, too – love banners, and your handwritten banners look cool. :)

  • 39.
    Janet Sisk said…

    I love how you made the banners. FUN! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  • 40.
    Sandy R. MN said…

    Wasn’t sure about this stamp set… But after seeing what you did I can’t wait for it to arrive!!! Love the video.

  • 41.
    rossana said…

    you are a volcano of ideas!

  • 42.
    Janet said…

    Thanks so much for the tutorial and chance to win. Lovely page! God bless~

  • 43.
    Linda Rae said…

    Does your brain ever stop? Great layout!

  • 44.
    Yolanda said…

    Love this idea..great layout

  • 45.
    Michele said…

    wonderful layout.. love the design.. tfs

  • 46.
    sherry said…

    Can’t wait for summer! Fun and simple layout.

  • 47.
    Kathy Martin said…

    Neat layout.

  • 48.
    Nina Chow said…

    always love your stamps and layouts Ali.

  • 49.
    Memoriesbymanda said…

    Neat layout. This is one I could recreate myself – if I had the right stamps that is! :)

  • 50.
    Beth R said…

    Such simple shapes but the tiny pieces of layering and stamping are what make you look twice at this layout.
    As usual I ask “why didn’t I think of that”
    Love it.

    • ….
      Beth R said…

      *corrected email

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