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May Studio AE Blog Hop From Technique Tuesday

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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.

This month's stamp set: Today Circles

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DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? | A similar set of digital word art is available here: Today Circles Brushes And Stamps

Here's a look at my layout:

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I took this photo last week of two very giggly kids at Dairy Queen. They aren't always like this so I was pretty thankful to capture the moment, albeit wonderfully blurry.

For the layout I decided to go with a single page 8.5x11 and used the new stamp set to create a border along the bottom (see the close up image below). I over-layed the white heart transparency on white cardstock - love that white on white.

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The "A Lazy Day" overlay and the blue circle "life documented" accent are from Elle's Studio's May Kit (available after 8am PST today).

The journal card where I wrote out the story and stamped "today" in light blue is from the Wellington Childhood Project Life Kit. If you haven't checked this one out it's pretty great - lots of cards that are prompt based which allow you to capture a certain thing about your child right now.

I loved how the rolling date stamp fits perfectly under "today" inside the circle. And speaking of that circle, I used some of the Mr.Heuy's Spring Sky Ink Dauber from the Camelot Scrapbook Kit vs. a regular ink pad. I liked how it gave it more of a watercolor look vs. a traditional stamp pad.

The yellow section here is actually four different layers: a #2 wood veneer + a piece of yellow vellum + acrylic stars that were part of the National Scrapbook Day kit from Studio Calico + the lazy day overlay. Loved layered each of those elements on top of each other.

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I stamped three of the stamps along the bottom (love how they end up with just the top portion of the circle on there) in three different colors and then hand-wrote #thankful, #lovethis, and #twokids. I also used a bit of Heidi's Mustard Color Shine to finish it off (I just laid a piece of scrap paper on top of the rest of the page to protect it from the ink).

ACTION ITEMS/IDEAS



  • Play around with layers. A white heart overlay is on top of the white cardstock and the combination of the wood veneer number + yellow vellum + acrylic stars + the lazy day transparency. Layers are such a great metaphor in memory keeping.

  • 3x4 cards work perfectly well outside of Project Life. Love simply combining two of them with one 4x6 photo to create a layout.

  • Sometimes it's really easy to just keep white thread in my sewing machine. For this page I decided I wanted something different so I put some yellow thread in my machine for the addition of just a bit more color.


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CREATIVE TEAM


Check out what our Creative Team is doing with the stamps this month:

GIVEAWAY | We are going to give away one $25 e-Gift Card to TechniqueTuesday.com to someone who comments during the hop. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment on any of our blog posts! The lucky winner will be announced on the 21st on the Technique Tuesday blog.


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Looking to reconnect with why you are a memory keeper? Check out my self-paced workshop Yesterday & Today (a re-release of a 12-week workshop that ran at Big Picture Classes in 2009 and 2011). Workshop includes a private facebook group for support and interaction with others who are embarking on this workshop. Full details and registration here.

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  1. michelle t says…
    05/10/2014

    My favorite photos are the ones of my kids clowning around. I love them. The best are the football games with a more then willing girl. All precious photos. I love the idea of the circle stamps, I love what stamps add to my layouts. These are awesome. Thank you for helping me to see what's here. And thanks very much also for a chance to win. Michelle t

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  2. angela says…
    05/10/2014

    Love the layer--simplicity that tells the story well

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  3. laura g. says…
    05/10/2014

    there's nothing more fun than kids that laughing...and you captured the moment perfectly!! like how you used the stamps and can hardly wait to get mine in the mail!

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  4. Jenny A says…
    05/10/2014

    Such a great layout!

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  5. Dolly says…
    05/10/2014

    Awesome Ali!! I love how you used just part of the stamp and the gorgeous colors!

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  6. Caroline M. says…
    05/10/2014

    really great layout ! Thanks for your amazing ideas !

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  7. Kathy R says…
    05/10/2014

    Great layout and stamp set this month. Love all the layers too.

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  8. Kait says…
    05/10/2014

    Love the layers! Great idea and layout!

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  9. Lisa says…
    05/10/2014

    Love the page, Ali!

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  10. {vicki} says…
    05/10/2014

    Love your layout and the stamp set is a MUST HAVE!
    I think this is my most favorite ever!
    I LOVE circles and I know you've said before that you do too!
    My favorite part of the layout is how you used the half circles at the bottom!---very creative!
    thanks for sharing that great idea with us!

    Also gotta say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the older photo that you shared----I could Totally be me with my mom, brother and sister when we were younger! LOVE IT!

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  11. Laura BC says…
    05/10/2014

    Love the circles and the bonus look of using only half of them.

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  13. Samantha says…
    05/10/2014

    Looks like an awesome class.

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  14. Beth says…
    05/10/2014

    Love all of the details in your pages! Can't wait to get my hands on the new Studio AE set. I just love those circles!

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  15. Marilyn Cotter says…
    05/10/2014

    Thank you for the chance to win ... great layout!

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  16. Nancy says…
    05/10/2014

    thanks for a great giveaway. Your page great.

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  17. Cathy L. says…
    05/10/2014

    Love this layout!

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  18. Olivia Martin says…
    05/10/2014

    Thank you for sharing your passion for capturing the everyday. Your blog reminds me daily to slow down and appreciate the now & to capture and record these precious fleeting memories.

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  19. Beth Quiroz says…
    05/10/2014

    Question - how did you adhere those plastic stars from Studio Calico? I got those in the NSD14 kit & have absolutely no idea what to do with them!

    Thanks!! :)

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  20. marylouh says…
    05/10/2014

    A great layout. The pictures are the main focus. The journaling and the "lazy day" don't overpower the pictures.

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  21. Kathy A. says…
    05/10/2014

    Really love the circle stamps this month and all the layers you used - lots to be inspired by! Thanks Ali.

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  22. LindaHAZ says…
    05/10/2014

    Love transparencies. Love the stamps!

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  23. Lyn Kaufmann says…
    05/10/2014

    Love the layers in the layout. Something to keep working on for me.

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  24. Laudicia says…
    05/10/2014

    Your layout is great. Thanks for the chance to win. ^_^

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  25. angelia says…
    05/10/2014

    love this layout!

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