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January 10, 2014

January 2014 Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday


Welcome to the January 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.

PS | I’ve got a bunch of new stamps now available at Technique Tuesday. Check out the new releases here.

Say hello to this month’s stamp set: All My Heart


DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? Designs similar to this can be found here: Love Boxes Vol. 02

Here’s a look at how I used this month’s stamp set on a journal-heavy 6×12 insert for Project Life:


If I could give you one memory keeping suggestion today that would be to make your products work for you.

For me that means that most of the time the products are supporting the story rather than acting as the star of the story.

When I went looking for content for a layout this month I looked at a list Katie and I came up with of past blog posts I want to turn into layouts (we used many of them in my Hello Story workshop last summer). I like using my blog as a holding place for stories. It’s an opportunity to write longer stories without the pressure of making them fit onto a scrapbook page. I write first and then create a page around the words at a later time.

The words for this page are from August 2012. I pulled out my 2012 Project Life album and found a spread (Week 33) where these words would fit great as an insert.

For the stamped accent I embossed using Green Metallic Zing.


I used my 6×12 Words & Photos Layered Template set as a starting point (if you’d like to watch video tutorial on working with this set go here), printed it here at home on my Epson R2000 on 13×19 photo paper, trimmed it down and then added embellishments after printing.

Here’s what it looked like in Photoshop before printing:

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This, my friends, is what we call hybrid scrapbooking – a combination of digital and traditional.

The small stamp from this month’s set was the perfect little addition to the photo, popped up with a foam square adhesive right in the middle.


Another product I added along the edge was an awesome transparent piece from this set of Heidi Swapp embellishments called Mixed Company Ephemera. I opened the package for the first time yesterday and seriously loved some of the contents. Definitely worth checking out if you like a combination of printed, vellum and transparent pieces all together.

Pattern paper along the bottom is from Carta Bella (the words) and Studio Calico (black & white floral from the Sundrifter collection).

Here’s what the 6×12 page looks like placed in my 2012 album (Week 33):


I used a 6×12 Project Life Page Protector to hold this page.

After taking these photos and then linking up to Week 33 I found that there was originally another insert included in this week with more photos from the fair. I found those (they had been put back in the wrong spot) and added them back in to the correct week.


On the back of the 6×12 insert I added a full page photo with another embossed stamp from this month’s set.


The color of this Zing embossing powder is Red Zing Metallic. It’s called red but as you can see here in this picture (and on the product image) it’s really more of a dark pink.

Here’s a look at it in the album:


I really do love adding in longer stories about my life/our life into Project Life. 


Check out what the other Studio AE creative team members made with this stamp set:


Click on the images to link to the products.

GIVEAWAY | We are celebrating the third anniversary of Studio AE this month at Technique Tuesday and to celebrate we are giving away three $25 gift certificates. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment during the hop! The three lucky winners will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.


  • 1.
    Lindsey said…

    these stamps are just fabulous and Congrats on the 3rd anniversary!

  • 2.
    Jen said…

    Absolutely love how that turned out! Great work Ali!

  • 3.
    Susan said…

    Pretty darn cool.

  • 4.
    Allison M. said…

    Great layouts!

  • 5.
    Lida said…

    Love the embossed stamps.

  • 6.
    Karen C said…

    I especially love the bike picture and the stamp adds just the right touch! Congrats on 3 years!

  • 7.
    Jennifer Greer said…

    The zing embossing powder is just perfect on that picture. I need to stamp on my photos more.

  • 8.
    Amy said…

    Congrats on 3 years! Love the Zing embossing powder!

  • 9.
    Amy C. said…

    Lovely album!

  • 10.
    Cheryl SD said…

    Love this set! Congratulations on the 3 year anniversary! Also like how you’ve gone back and added to a prior year in PL.

  • 11.
    Janice said…

    Love your digi hybrid page. I like how you incorporated it with your fun stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 12.
    Margaret Kaznowska said…

    Love your stamp sets. I need to use embossing powders more.

  • 13.
    Kathy R said…

    Another great stamp set. Love how you add longer stories to PL. I’m doing that too since I can’t seem to keep up with my regular scrapbooking.

  • 14.
    Michelle t. said…

    I definitely need to think outside the box more. Congratulations on your anniversary. Your stamps are among the best and most relevant. Love the embossing idea. Michelle t.

  • 15.
    Terra said…

    Great inspiration. Love how you went back to add an insert to an older album. Congratulations on 3 years at Technique Tuesday.

  • 16.
    Hermalyn said…

    The stamp sets are used so perfectly in your pages!!

  • 17.
    Corene said…

    i love those stamps!

  • 18.
    Mary in IL said…

    love how simply you used the stamps…I always overthink what or how I want to use stamps and then…tada…you provide just the right inspiration. Thank you Ali!

  • 19.
    MichelleB said…

    Love how you used the stamps – simple and fun embellishment! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 20.

    WOW!! Totally BEAUTIFUL!! LOVED all Fun Details!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

  • 21.
    Jennifer K said…

    Love the example of a 6×12 layout. A wonderful way to share words + photo. Great use of the stamps!

    • ….
      Jennifer K said…

      and yeah, I just had to go add that 6×12 template set to my wish list… :-)

  • 22.
    Shelley D. said…

    Happy Anniversary!

  • 23.
    lexi said…

    love your stamps!

  • 24.
    jennifer said…

    so simple and so nice. congrats on 3 years!

  • 25.

    This is a great system of working and your stamps look amazing!! Thanks for a chance to win! :) Evie

  • 26.
    KathyH said…

    Thanks for the story-telling inspiration and simple stamp idea!

  • 27.
    Kathy said…

    Love all the inspiration you share and I can’t wait to get my stamps. Totally in love with them.

  • 28.
    Danielle Roe said…

    Love these!

  • 29.
    {vicki} said…

    this is a wonderful stamp set

  • 30.
    Jennifer Wiltrout said…

    Love all the stamps.

  • 31.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    What a fun way to use this set and love all the journaling!

  • 32.
    Amanda Parham-Hall said…

    I just love seeing your PL work, so inspiring! I really love these 6 x 12 long journalers!!! I have 2 try it! Thanks:)

  • 33.
    amber b said…

    really great, versatile stamp! I love it!

  • 34.
    deb pereira said…

    Wow, love the new stamps!

  • 35.
    Kathy A. said…

    Great stamps and lovely layouts. Thanks for the chance to win Ali!

  • 36.
    Jacque said…

    love this set–I have been getting your stamp sets since the beginning of Studio AE. Always love seeing what you do with them each month. so inspiring!!! Thanks for the chance.

  • 37.
    Jamia said…

    Wow very cool set, so versital.

  • 38.
    angela said…

    Congrats on the 3rd anniversary. Love these new stamps and the embossing.

  • 39.
    Amanda S said…

    congrats on the anniversary. Love the stamps.

  • 40.
    mandee m said…

    Congrats on your anniversary! I love this set, especially the little hearts!

  • 41.
    Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B said…

    Love these stamps and love your LOs!

  • 42.
    Marcie L said…

    Happy Anniversary, lovely stamps!!

  • 43.
    laura mm said…

    Love the layouts & new stamp :) TFS!

  • 44.

    Love this stamp set, can’t wait to receive it !!!

  • 45.
    Magdalena F said…

    I really love there stamps. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win!

  • 46.
    Cheryl :) said…

    Love how the stamp makes the open space pop! Thanks Ali!

  • 47.
    Denise S. said…

    Love the pages and the 6×12 insert. I’ll have to go looking for some.

  • 48.
    Norma said…


  • 49.
    Andrea Q said…

    Wow….great inspirational stuff!!!

  • 50.
    Paula said…

    Hurray for this months stamp set! Filled with love and loveliness, as is your layout!

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