May Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday

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.

Say hello to this month's stamp set: Heartfelt >>

DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER? Similar designs are included in the following sets: Hello Heart 4x6 Sentiment Boxes and Hello Heart 3x4 Sentiment Boxes and Card Sentiment Boxes.

Here's a look at my 8.5x11 layout:

And here's a look at the process:

I started this page with a sheet of 8.5x11 white cardstock. I knew that I wanted to use this photo of Simon, do some sort of a grid collage, and that I wanted to use the largest stamp multiple times as a spaces for journaling.

From there I played around with a few different pattern papers settling on some of the smaller patterns that were included in the Studio Calico Card Kit 6x6 paper pad (each month comes with a great mix of patterns from other manufactures + Studio Calico), a piece of red + white star pattern from Dear Lizzy, and a little sliver of chevron from Fancy Pants.

I ended up with four main journal blocks using red, navy and silver inks. The one that looks pink was a mistake (didn't clean off well enough before adding new ink) and I considered covering it up with pattern paper and in the end decided to leave it. I also used the Just Awesome stamp set again as a title for each of the blocks .

In each of those journal blocks I added a little piece of advice/words of love for Simon. Scrapbooking is a great opportunity to document that kind of stuff.

Those great little blue glitter stars are from Freckled Fawn and were included in the Studio Calico Planetarium Card Kit.

The letter "s" on the red pattern paper is a customizable Thicker from American Crafts (currently on clearance at Scrapbook.com). You peel off the top layer to access the adhesive. On top of that I put some Silver Zing and melted it with the heat gun. I did it right onto the background pattern paper and I liked the little-bit-of-mess result (embossing powder sprinkles melted onto the pattern paper).

Originally I planned to incorporate more of the smaller box stamps but ended up with just the one "you are my heart" along the top.

Those glitter numbers are from American Crafts that I picked up at Michaels.

The silver ink I used is from the Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance set (includes gold, bronze, platinum, and silver) and seriously my new favorite thing.

A gold one came in the Kelly Purkey kit from Simon Says Stamp and I had to find more of them!

The navy is Outdoor Denim from Close To My Heart and the red is from Color Box. Red Staz On was used to stamp the date on the photo.


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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.

PS | Want more layout inspiration? Don't forget to register for my new 12-week online workshop Hello Story. Get all the details and sign up here.

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  1. Debbi G. says…
    05/10/2013

    THanks for always showing me new ways to think of stamps!

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  2. Christen says…
    05/10/2013

    I love this!

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  3. melissa says…
    05/10/2013

    As always -- you rock your stamps.

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  4. Regina says…
    05/10/2013

    Hi Ali. Love this pic of Simon. I get your stamps every month and still get very excited about it. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Love the Blog Hops.

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  5. Jenny A says…
    05/10/2013

    Love this Ali!

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  6. Lisa says…
    05/10/2013

    Hi, Ali!

    I love your Project Life posts, and I've been playing along for three years now. :) Been a subscriber to your stamp club since inception and I do adore my AE stamps. But as a long-time AE fan, can I just say how much I am enjoying your traditional layouts again?!! Welcome back!

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    1. Ali says…
      05/10/2013

      Thanks Lisa!

  7. annette allen says…
    05/10/2013

    your layout is amazing.. love the new stamp set and loving those fun ink colors.. thanks for sharing..

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  8. Lida says…
    05/10/2013

    Love the stamps!

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  9. Nicky from Okotoks says…
    05/10/2013

    Love the stamps and the layout

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  10. christi in ma says…
    05/10/2013

    Love the mix of pattern and sparkle on your page. I love the Brillance ink pads too. I have full sized pads I bought in the late 90s when they were brand new items and they still work great. Love that the ink dries on vellum and glossy surfaces.

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  11. Leigh says…
    05/10/2013

    I rarely use stamps in my projects, but this layout makes me want to try more!

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  12. Ruth G says…
    05/10/2013

    This is a great idea to create all the little journaling spots for writing messages to the star of the page! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  13. Darla says…
    05/10/2013

    This is one of my favorites of all your stamps!!!

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  14. Emily Muto says…
    05/10/2013

    Wow love how you used those stamps in your layout!!

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  15. alida says…
    05/10/2013

    This lay-out totally rocks, so original. (I was just a little dissapointed when the title said something about PL, and there wasn't any. But you amaze me with what you do in a day, so no problem at all.)

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    1. alida says…
      05/11/2013

      It happens! Looking forward to your always inspiring pages.

    2. Ali says…
      05/10/2013

      Sorry about that! I fixed that mistake - I'd originally intended to use this stamp set on one of my PL spreads but ended up making a layout instead. Hoping to share some weeks next week.

  16. {vicki} says…
    05/10/2013

    absolutely love this layout!!!!!!!
    Great advice and loving words to your son!

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  17. dawn says…
    05/10/2013

    I LOOOOOOVE this layout!!! Love the journal spots!!

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  18. jackie p says…
    05/10/2013

    i just love how you scrap the every day. it has really inspired me to do the same. love your style. thanks!!!

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  19. Marsha F says…
    05/10/2013

    Beautiful layout! I love the new stamp set!

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  20. stacyk says…
    05/10/2013

    I love this layout, and I love the stamped look. Thanks for sharing Ali!

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  21. Dana D. says…
    05/10/2013

    Terrific stamp set. Love your layout. So creative.

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  22. Jill says…
    05/10/2013

    You're a great source on inspiration!

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  23. abbeyviolet says…
    05/10/2013

    I am loving all the layouts this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. LinhC says…
    05/10/2013

    I think this layout is a great way to recap the end-of-school-year memories! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Kathy A. says…
    05/10/2013

    What a great layout! And one that will make Simon feel so special when he reads it. I love how powerful scrapbooking can be.

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