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


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:


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.


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.


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).


  • 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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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 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.


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.

75 thoughts

  1. Lisa

    2014-05-11 20:53:35 -0400

    Love the newest stamps! A must have! Thanks!

  2. Tammy Blalock

    2014-05-11 21:49:58 -0400

    Love how you were able to use partial images...great technique!

  3. barbara lassiter

    2014-05-11 21:54:31 -0400

    I love Technique Tuesday sentiment stamp sets and this one is so clever and versatile. Love the layout ! It's pretty cute, too!

  4. Wendy Orme

    2014-05-12 00:02:41 -0400

    LOVE your white on white and stitching...darling photo!

  5. Heather Thompson

    2014-05-12 06:29:10 -0400

    What a great picture, the smiles are so natural. Nice layout!!

  6. Lida

    2014-05-12 09:34:20 -0400

    Great layout! Thanks.

  7. Karen Bench

    2014-05-12 11:49:58 -0400

    Been on the sidelines and not scrapbooking much lately. You have inspired me to get on it!!

  8. brenda s

    2014-05-12 13:29:23 -0400

    I love these stamps! I could see many project life pages made with these. Classic, simple and perfect. And I love how you used them. Your pages are always fantastic!

  9. Kelly

    2014-05-12 14:22:47 -0400

    Always amazing!
    Your children are wonderful!
    Great work!

  10. Lyn Kaufmann

    2014-05-12 15:00:09 -0400

    The half circles are a great idea and I'm going to check out your blog. It's hard to stay motivated sometimes.

  11. Ria Montefalcon

    2014-05-12 15:52:49 -0400

    Love this new circle stamps, great additional journaling and additional touch to a project

  12. Rhonda

    2014-05-12 17:35:18 -0400

    I love the white on white!

  13. Vanessa Babin

    2014-05-12 17:59:58 -0400

    Cute layout. Love Technique Tuesday stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Miriam Prantner

    2014-05-12 19:52:30 -0400

    What a fun layout! I really love the partial inking of the stamps on the bottom and that great little pocket with the stars.

  15. Linda E

    2014-05-12 22:59:08 -0400

    Love the layout and the fabulous new stamps!

  16. Louanne Collins

    2014-05-13 14:20:31 -0400

    Love the way you used these stamps - so cute!

  17. Mary-Anne V.

    2014-05-13 16:57:43 -0400

    wonderful layout...I just love how you used only half the stamp on the bottom.

  18. Denise Bryant

    2014-05-13 18:42:52 -0400

    I love the border you created along the bottom! Great stamp set! Also fabulous look with the white on white hearts background!

  19. Margaret

    2014-05-13 22:21:15 -0400

    Love this stamp set and all yourprojects

  20. stacie D

    2014-05-14 00:29:56 -0400

    Love your stamps. Your handwriting is amazing, Ali!

  21. stampnk

    2014-05-14 00:48:49 -0400

    Oh my gosh, that is such a cute way to use the stamps! Would never have thought to turn them into an adorable, colorful border!

  22. karenladd

    2014-05-14 00:55:36 -0400

    What a great layout and wonderful way to use the stamps!

  23. CC

    2014-05-14 17:55:58 -0400

    Very creative! A nice use of layers. Love how you used just the top part of the stamps for a different look. Your kids are getting so big!

  24. Julie S.

    2014-05-15 01:20:40 -0400

    I love your handwritten hashtags inside the stamps!

  25. Shelly Johnson

    2014-05-24 08:04:34 -0400

    Great layout. Love the stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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