Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

I am so thrilled to be this joining the Studio AE blog hop this month!  This is what this month's fun set looks like...
 
 
It's called December Joys by Ali Edwards and it's available here.  Aren't the mix of fonts cool?!  Here's my layout I created using the set...
 
So there's a bit of a story with this layout... I had planned to just have the layout be titled December Joys and maybe diecut a subtitle that said "Christmas at Grandma's" or something.  With this in mind I had stamped the sentiment from this set that say "Christmas is awesome" on my background paper in the bottom, left hand corner...

The only problem was when I started to type the journaling I realized Christmas really hadn't been all that awesome this particular year.  Now the sentiment that I had already stamped sounded more snarky than sincere.  Well, with a bit of reworking and Ali's "It's OK" set to the rescue (the Studio AE set from December 2011) I was able to put a whole new spin on this layout.  I love how Ali's stamps embrace life's down sides and together these two sets really fit the moment perfectly.

On my date tab, I used the "December" from this months kit paired with the date stamp from Ali's new Sentiment Tabs set.



I created the tree for this layout using Technique Tuesday's awesome new Chevrons Two Step stamp set.  This really is the best Chevron set I have seen out there.  The possibilities are endless with all the background patterns you could create with 6 unique chevron prints that all nest together! 

Earlier this month I shared an additional layout using this fun set which can be seen here and a card which can be seen here.  Love all the different looks that can be created with this one set! 

Make sure to check out all the wonderful projects using this set today at the following blogs:

Mendi Yoshikawa (you are here)
Tobi Crawford
Daniela Dobson
Nichol Magouirk
Ali Edwards
Laura O'Donnell
Sharyn Tormanen
Teri Anderson

Technique Tuesday will draw at random for a $25 gift certificate from all comments made during the blog hop!  The winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday's blog on October 13th.   :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. 






Other Supplies Used:
Echo Park's Season's Greetings Collection Patterned Paper
My Favorite Things Die-namics Tab Die
Black Vinyl (for title)
Versafine Crimson Red, Spanish Moss & Onyx Black Ink
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Recollections Pearl Brads
Queen & Co. Pearl sticker
DMC embroidery floss
Buttons- Craft Supply

78 comments:

  1. Love your pages and thanks for a chance to win.

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  2. I love how you documented a not so happy moment I know that even if it was a hard thing your daughter will be thankful that you did document it. I think it's perfect and thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. Love the buttons on your tree!

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  4. Great page. I really like the tree and love the button ornaments!

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  5. Great layout and great story...I also love that Ali's stamps help you to tell both the ups and downs of life.

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  6. Love the tree. Great use of the Chevron

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  7. LOVE this layout. I like the use of the AE stamps and the chevron tree. Very nice.

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  8. congrats on being the guest designer your layout is totally adorable...thanks for sharing..

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  9. Love this layout! I love your story and that you stayed true to it by using a different Studio AE set. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. Gorgeous layout! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  11. I love this layout and especially love this tree. I quite Studio AE a couple of months ago because I am not much of a stamper but this layout makes me want to rejoin!

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  12. Fabulous layout. May have to get the chevron stamp--love your tree.

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  13. Love this layout and your use of the chevrons for the tree - so clever! And I like that you used black polka dot trim with the Christmas papers to match your daughter's dress - so striking! Nice story, too!

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  14. Love this years stamps. Love that you captured 'real life' in your layout. I can certainly relate! Things don't always go as planned!

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  15. Great layout! I really love that tree!

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  16. I enjoyed your layout! Your title kept it real! Documenting those "off" holidays is important too. I think this month's stamp set is going to get lots of use in my house!

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  17. PS - I also love the card you shared this week using this month's Studio AE stamps :)

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  18. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!
    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  19. I LOVE, love, love, LOVE, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE it!

    Teri

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  20. LOVE the way you used the chevron stamps.

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  21. Thanks for capturing the good...and not so good aspects of this Christmas.

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  22. This is a great page and layout. Really like the look of the chevron with the other details

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  23. Great layout! Now I NEED both the December AND that chevron stamp set! :)

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  24. Great job on turning an unhappy experience into a great page....really like how you were able to change it too (some of my best ideas come because of my mistakes). All your special touches (chevron tree, button ornaments, pearl bling) make for one beautiful layout!

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  25. So looking forward to preparing for my DD. The magic is in the planning!

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  26. Great layout! The Christmas tree chevrons are adorable!

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  27. WOW!! Such a CUTE layout!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  28. I absolutely love this layout. That tree is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Cynthia Larson (cynlarson4760@cs.comOctober 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Great layout. Love the colors and the placement. :)

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  30. Great layout! I can't wait to receive this month's stamps!

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  31. Cute layout. Thanks for the chance to win

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  32. Beautiful layout! Love the tree with button and use of the stamp set. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. LOVE your Christmas Tree with the red buttons for ornaments! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercraft addiction!

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  34. Lovely layout of a trying day.

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  35. Love this LO and AE stamps. Her stamps really do embrace "real" life, which always help me remember to scrap everyday life vs. just the high points.

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  36. LOVE your layout! I visited the other blogs on the hop and saw some great ideas for Christmas crafts. Thank you for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercraft addiction!

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  37. Love this and love the fact that you are keeping it real by recording the good and not so good moments in life.

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  38. What a cute layout...love the buttons on the tree.

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  39. This is such a great layout despite it not being such a great Christmas! It's good to know someone else has had this same experience and the fact that you documented it is a good thing! Love how you used the black polka dot paper to repeat the same in your daughter's dress. Love the chevron trees and the stamp sets you used. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas with us.

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  40. This is a beautiful page! Great way to scrap a not so great Christmas!

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  41. I love the Christmas tree. A great idea for Christmas cards. Great layout.

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  42. Your stamping looks so good - like it's part of the patterned paper. I also love the way you used the stamps to make the word background on your card and to make the chevron Christmas tree. Thanks for the tips!

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  43. Very cute and classy! I like the Christmas Tree idea.

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  44. Way to make the best of what you had started. Great page, joys and trials!

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  45. It doesn't sound like a perfect Christmas, but I'm glad you were able to document it beautifully anyway. Great job w/ the TT/Ali stamps. My favorite part is the chevron tree. :)

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  46. Beautiful layout! Love everything about it especially your heartfelt journaling. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Love the chevron tree, very beautiful layout.

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  48. Your layout is wonderful. I love the journalling and the chevron tree. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  49. Awesome stamps! I can't wait to start Christmas crafts and scrapbooking!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  50. Great page and I love the message behind it. Love it all. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Great save. Sometimes life is messy and you make the best. Love your page.

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  52. What an awesome layout. Great colors and love your tree.

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  53. Wonderful layout! love how you include not so happy times, we all have been there. :)

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  54. Great layout, I love the chevron Tree!

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  55. I would love to have this set of stamps for my December Daily. I pinned your tree, because I just love it,and I think I'm going to scraplift it for my December Daily this year! Thank you!!

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  56. I love your layout! Where did your get the chevron tree? It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I made the chevron tree using Technique Tuesday's new Chevron Two Step stamp set. I have a link for it in my post in case your interested in seeing the entire set. :)

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  57. Fantastic page! Love your button tree! :)

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  58. I'm not sure my comment went thru, so I'll say it again!

    I think your page is so pretty! I love the Chevron Tree and will be ordering that stamp for sure! I'm glad you documented the story the way it really went. It's worth telling it in the end!!!

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  59. Love the layout. I think everyone has had a Christmas like this at one point. So glad you documented the story. I love the tree and how you fixed your stamping oops. Thank-you for sharing that one.
    Sandy R. MN

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  60. Your layout is keepin' it real in such a fun way! Can't wait to get my stamps!

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  61. what a great page! everyone has a story of a Christmas where something bad happened. love how you made the tree and worked in the older AE stamps :)

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  62. What a pretty LO. Enjoyed hearing your story. Nice "fix".

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  63. Lovely layout! I love how you documented this and hey, thats life! We've all been there!

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  64. Beautiful layout, love all your details!

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  65. Lovely layout! Thanks for the chance to win!
    /Magdalena F

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  66. Great layout - it's nice to see pages about "real" life and not just the happy/smiley parts!

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  67. great page-love how you kept it real! Love that tree too! :)

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  68. great layout and LOVE that chevron tree!

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  69. beautiful layout, the tree is gorgeous and i like how the colors match (without being too matchy) with your daughter's dress!

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