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December 10, 2013

December Daily™ 2013 | Day Nine & Studio AE Blog Hop From Technique Tuesday


Welcome to December Daily™ 2013 | Day Nine and the December 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: Great Memory


DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? Check out a similar set here: Life Blocks

Here’s a look at how I used one of these stamps in my Day Nine spread:


Day Nine has two pages – one 4-pocket (all 3×4) and one 3-pocket (2, 3×4 and 1, 4×6).

My story today is simply a round up of a few photos from the last few days from around the house – little looks at things happening around here.


Page one includes a title card, a weather print out from my phone and a photo of hot cocoa for the kids.


To create the title card I stamped and embossed using Green Metallic Zing the stamp with the word “life” onto white cardstock. In the rectangle space I added a gold number 9


On each of the photos I added a cut piece from a Project Life 3×4 Grid Card (cut off tops and bottoms of cards to add to each photo) + a starburst + a sequin + a brad + a word cut from the blue word pattern paper (from the Studio Calico kit).

I like repetition.


These weather screenshots are a really fun way to add some “real-life” to your pages. To take a screenshot on an iPhone hold down the circle button and click the power button. The image is then saved to your camera roll.

From there I open the image in Photoshop and crop it to 3×4 (at 300dpi) and place it on a 4×6 canvas with another 3×4 photo before printing on a 4×6 sheet of photo paper using an Epson Picturemate Show. Check out a video tutorial on placing two 3×4 images on a 4×6 canvas here.


The second page features two more 3×4 photos and a transparent 4×6 with “merry & bright” stitched straight across. You can read more about how I set up my foundation pages here (this one was created in advance when I made a bunch of transparent pages all at once).


I set up a chair and a blanket for George to sit by our back window after I filled up the bird feeder. He liked that.


Click on the images to link to the products.


Check out what the other Studio AE creative team members made with this 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.



Have you checked out Elle’s Studio monthly and exclusive kits (link for December live at 8am PST)? They include more than 24 journaling and embellishment tags that would be perfect for your scrapbooking layouts, cards, and even pocket page scrapbooking. Their monthly kits launch on the 10th of each month, at a special launch day price of $9.99 (at midnight the price goes to the regular price of $11.99). Don’t want to miss their December kit that is perfect for the holidays – once these kits sell out they will not be restocked!


You’re invited to include a link to your DAY NINE page here. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link.


  • 1.
    Michelle said…

    I also like repetition. I have added the weather screen shot to my list of possibilities for my December Daily album. Love those stamps sets, totally a stamper myself – a stamp set that can be used through to 2018, amazing value!

  • 2.
    Kim Walker said…

    So fun!! I love your pages and love how you used the stamp set! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail this week!!

  • 3.
    Catherine A said…

    Hi Ali,
    Luv you Studio AE stamps, very versatile!
    And what a great idea to use the tops and bottoms of PL cards for DD, awesome.

  • 4.
    laura g. said…

    love the new stamps! can hardly wait to get mine! it was -11 degrees here on the other side of the state. brrr! have had enough of that!!!

  • 5.
    katie scott said…

    Loved your note on instagram about the photo with the cat watching the birds – so funny.

  • 6.
    Marcia Scantlin said…

    Love the rectangular shape – something different. Love the green embossing, too.

  • 7.
    Debbie said…

    I think I love the photo of George the best! The love and care for your pets makes me so happy. It’s beautiful!

  • 8.
    TracyJ said…

    I’m loving this stamp set. And love your pages for day 9!!

  • 9.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    This is such a great versatile set, love how you used it here!

  • 10.
    Kathy P said…

    Love when you preview this month’s stamp set….now I can’t wait to get my happy mail! Very cute stamp, love the way you used it in your album! Now to try to learn how to capture that weather report from MY phone!

  • 11.
    Marianne said…

    Love the green embossing with the gold number. Your cat George so reminds me of my first cat, who passed away many years ago at the age of 16. His sister lived to be 18. By now, we have 6 Greek cats who all adopted us. Even the shy one decided recently that he might as well take his naps inside instead of staying out in the rain and cold LOL.

  • 12.
    Sylvia said…

    Awesome 9th – can’t wait for my stamps to arrive!

  • 13.
    glee said…

    George is a lucky kitty; perfect viewing spot for him!

  • 14.
    Carla Hundley said…

    Wonderful pages.
    Thanks for the
    Carla from Utah

  • 15.
    Kathy A. said…

    Love the new stamp set — can’t wait to get mine! And love the photo of George watching the birds all comfy and cozy.

  • 16.
    yillyleon said…

    Great stamp set!!!

  • 17.
    graviela said…


  • 18.
    Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B said…

    Great pages! This stamp is great for Project Life!

  • 19.
    julie said…

    ‘He liked that’.

    LOVE it!

  • 20.
    Anita J. said…

    Love your stamp ‘Memory’ stamp set. Awesome pages.

  • 21.
    Kathy R said…

    Great stamps this month. Love how you used it in your DD.

  • 22.
    Cynthia Baldwin said…

    Dang, it’s cold there! Love this spread, especially the title card.

  • 23.
    Teri said…

    Super awesome, Ali!

  • 24.
    Denise Bryant said…

    Beautiful pages! Love the touches of gold!

  • 25.
    Isabel said…

    Love the new stamp set as always! Can’t wait to get mine…

  • 26.
    Sue FitzGerald said…

    I love this set, so awesome.

  • 27.
    Linda said…

    Great post! The blog hop is fun!

  • 28.
    Mary in IL said…

    love these stamps Ali and all the ways they were used in the blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 29.
    Laura S. said…

    Love how you used the stamp set! It really is freezing there, it dropped to negative 3 where I’m from and I think it’s already cold.

  • 30.
    Mary-Anne V. said…

    Wonderful pages…its neat to see the stamp in use but also the kinds of things you include on the page (like the weather).

  • 31.
    Mel H said…

    Your December Daily pages are always so inspiring. I love the new stamps!

  • 32.
    Michelle K said…

    I am so excited every month to see the new release!! Love this stamp set…I’m a big fan of frames, and this to me is like sentiment frames!

  • 33.
    Little C said…

    Thanks for the inspiration Ali.

  • 34.
    Deb Fynn said…

    I think I’m gonna have to get these stamps after seeing all the inspiration on everyone’s blogs!

  • 35.
    Kari V. said…

    Cute pages! Love this idea!

  • 36.
    Jaya said…

    Gorgeous creation! What can I say…Its so real and day today events…I just love the idea! and love the stamp set and the way you have used it!! thanks a ton for the ideas!

  • 37.
    Kaye Jones said…

    I can’t wait to receive my AE Stamp of the month set so I can try it out. I love your pages!

  • 38.
    Cheryl H said…

    Love that you included George… our cats have a spot in the window to watch the birds. Their spot has a blanket as well :)

  • 39.
    Sheri E. said…

    So cute. Love your stamps this month. They work so well for so many things.

  • 40.
    Nancy said…

    Great little stamp set with so many uses.

  • 41.
    {vicki} said…

    I’m enjoying all your dd posts!

  • 42.
    Em said…

    Personally, I go back and forth between Christmas-themed layouts and regular activities in my DD. Not every day’s about xmas; even in December. ;)

  • 43.
    Sam F said…

    What a cool stamp set! Looking forward to receiving mine!

  • 44.
    Lynda said…

    It’s nice to see a Dec daily page spread with nothing Christmas on it!

  • 45.
    Sue D said…

    Great set for these pages.

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