Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! Welcome to Technique Tuesday's Studio AE's July blog hop. So excited to be a part of this!

This month's stamp is the very versatile Get Outside by Ali Edwards. You can get your very own set here. For a peek of the stamp and my other layout using the fun stamps, go here.

Today's layout is the companion story to my last project. It tells about our love of the outdoors. Specifically, it's about a nature trail we visited regularly in Pennsylvania. It was tucked away in the middle of a residential neighborhood, next to an elementary school, and totally magical. Beautiful light filtering through the leaves, interesting looking weeds with strange flowers, a swishing creek running through it, flat rocks waiting to be skipped, and a monumental climb to the top of what my kids called "Monkey Rock." At the top is where I, breathlessly, promised myself (many times) that I'd start exercising. Ha.
Supplies: patterned paper: Lily Bee Design; stamps: Technique Tuesday; punches: (butterfly and dragonfly) Martha Stewart + (flower) Fiskars; ink: Tsukineko; thread: DMC; font: Helvetica Neue Thin

For this project, I used the stamps as they were. (I cut some apart for the other layout.) I printed the photos in strips, then added some journaling, some punched elements, some stamping, some grey and yellow, and some sewing. I really enjoy hand sewing on my projects! For the flower, I used a Fiskars flower punch, creased it a bit between the petals and added french knots in the middle. I also sewed some freehand swirls for the bugs. And that is it!

Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part in the Blog Hop today:

And don't forget to leave me a comment today for a chance to win Smooch by Ali stamp set.
From all the comments received during the hop on all 7 blogs, Technique Tuesday will pick two people to win the set.
You’ll also want to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog  to see a special project from Bev, Technique Tuesday’s founder and CEO. Leave a comment about the blog hop there. Bev will pick someone who comments on the Technique Tuesday blog to win the A Date with Ali stamp set. So fab. I want it!
All comments must be made by midnight PST on July 12th.
Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on July 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Thanks so much for coming by! I'll be sharing another Studio AE project later this month.


Joy July 10, 2011 at 5:08 AM  

Firstly congrats on being the guest designer for your beautiful layout...the simplicity of it with the punches of colour and stamping makes it the perfect it! Hugs!

SueB July 10, 2011 at 5:09 AM  

love the layout and color combo ... not to mention the AE stamp set! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Michele July 10, 2011 at 5:27 AM  

congrats on being Ali's guest. I really like the layout!

Theresa July 10, 2011 at 5:34 AM  

I like the idea of printing the photos in strips. Never tried that. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jill July 10, 2011 at 5:50 AM  

Thanks for the blog treat! Just 'found you' around the time of your move.

Tammy July 10, 2011 at 5:51 AM  

Love your layout. The stamping is just perfect and I love the flower accents.

~amy~ July 10, 2011 at 6:17 AM  

Such a sweet the pops of yellow!

Miranda July 10, 2011 at 6:33 AM  

What a great layout. And how you used the stamp from Ali.

Ellen July 10, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

This is a charming layout. I appreciate the simplicity that highlights the wonderful photos and tells a wonderful story. Thanks!

Anonymous July 10, 2011 at 6:50 AM  

Love the layout with the bugs, flowers and strips of prints. Congrats on being the guest designer for July.

Ellie July 10, 2011 at 6:58 AM  

Congrats to you darling you most certainly deserve a guest spot! What a sweet layout.

FamOrnelas July 10, 2011 at 7:27 AM  

loved the layout! Thanks for the insiration!

Jasmine July 10, 2011 at 7:31 AM  

What a great LO! Love the pop of yellow like that!

Raven July 10, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

Beautiful layout, great way you used the stamps.

Kay Gregory-Clark July 10, 2011 at 7:45 AM  

Thanks to Ali, I've discovered you and like your style! Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamp set.

Unknown July 10, 2011 at 7:56 AM  

What a lovely page!! And yay for being a guest!!! Love this!!

Tracy July 10, 2011 at 8:05 AM  

I'm so in love with these stamps!

Mary in IL July 10, 2011 at 8:28 AM  

Love your use of Ali's stamps!

Ann July 10, 2011 at 8:36 AM  

Beautiful layout! I love the colors.

Miss Kathy July 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Love your layout. Beautiful color combo for your photos. Glad I'm a member of Ali's monthly stamp club.

Anonymous July 10, 2011 at 8:54 AM  

Um. Hello cool layout.
I think love you. :)

Actually, no think about it.
I do. :) :)


Anna July 10, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

I love the embroidery accents you added! beautiful!

Sandra Korten July 10, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

Congrats on being the guest designer this month.
What a great layout. So bright and it's calling summer for me. Love the stitching.

Sandra K.

Anonymous July 10, 2011 at 9:12 AM  

great layout!

Eni July 10, 2011 at 9:17 AM  

Congratulations to your GD in July!

Great color combination & design!

Anonymous July 10, 2011 at 9:20 AM  

love your layout!! Thanks for sharing it!

Amanda Johnson July 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

Love the color combo! The design is fantastic!

Unknown July 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

Wow! What a stunning layout!
I LOVE the stitched butterfly trails!!

marisa July 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM  

Love the way you displayed the photos. Great LO!

Pam July 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

Love the colors on your LO. I really like it.

Stella July 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

I love your page and the fact that you fit so many photos into one page! I can't wait to get that stamp set. I think it will be very versatile.

cards by cara July 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

Congrats on your post this month!! Really love the bright colour used and the stitching!!

Pat July 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM  

What a great layout! The title goes so perfectly w/the pictures!

lynnquiltsalot July 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM  

Your layout is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the little touches you added like the French knots in the middle of the flower.

Jenn July 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

Perfection as fun to see you guesting and knocking the product out of the water. XOXO

Tracy July 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM  

Great it. The stamp sets are awesome.

Carol July 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM  

Such a cute layout, love the theme!

Carol B

Rita Timmons July 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM  

great layout! I love your colors...

Lisa July 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

I really like the stitching on this--the yellow just "pops"! And the stamp at the bottom is perfect.

Rae July 10, 2011 at 12:09 PM  

Beautiful. I need to utilize yellow more often in my layouts. I tend to automatically turn towards pinks/purples for my girls and blue/greens for the boys.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Tawnda Andrews

Missus Wookie July 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

Great use of the stamps for both projects - and yep I too tell my two to go outside.

Melanie July 10, 2011 at 1:04 PM  

I love the stitched butterfly and dragonfly trails! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle H July 10, 2011 at 1:21 PM  

Great layout and stamps!! Thanks for the inspiration!

whitneymaryann July 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM  

Great inspiration with bright color to enhance the word story and photos.

Nina C July 10, 2011 at 2:36 PM  

love both your layouts with this stamp set. thanks for the inspiration

Gladdie July 10, 2011 at 2:56 PM  

Love your layout with all the lovely sweet little extra touches! great stampset !!!

Sue D July 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

Great layout! I like the polka dot embellishments.

Anonymous July 10, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

Your pages are ALWAYS wonderful!:)
Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Linda J

Char July 10, 2011 at 3:18 PM  

Grats on the guest designer for July. Loved the layout! The layout is awesome

Hettie July 10, 2011 at 3:18 PM  

What a wonderful layout and full of wonderful memories to remember for years to come. I love it and those lovely stamps.

Kimberli Sarsfield July 10, 2011 at 3:50 PM  

I love the pop of yellow on the page! And the happy little butterfly trails make me smile!

proudmama July 10, 2011 at 4:09 PM  

Love the layout, the colors are great!! love the stamp set too! great addition to a family that loves to be outside!!

Sue July 10, 2011 at 4:18 PM  

love the way u have used the stamp- and love the yellow sewing !!!

cutiephinphin July 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM  

congrats on being guest designer. What a lovely LO. Thanks for the inspiration

Yainea July 10, 2011 at 5:05 PM  

I really love this layout, love the yellow you used with the green of the photos. The AE stamp set fits perctly here, thanks for sharing!

Melissa R. July 10, 2011 at 5:11 PM  

Wow, I love your layout. I love it when the stamps work so perfectly with a layout or idea. Have fun as the guest designer!

Savannah O'Gwynn July 10, 2011 at 5:56 PM  

WOW! I love this LO--it's fabulous! I love love love the colors and your stitching! BEAUTIFUL:)

Kate aka stinkydudette July 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

Love that stitching details, and color combo!

anna zuniga July 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

So cute. I really love the layout. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being guest designer. :)

Claire T July 10, 2011 at 6:28 PM  

I love the combination of stamping and stitching on this layout. Beautiful !

Heather July 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM  

great layout =-- love how the yellow pops off the page!

Jamie July 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM  

I love the layout!

Nancy James July 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

I like the french knots on the flowers. I need to remember that. Most of the time I use buttons or brads.

Sandy July 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

Congratulations on being the guest designer for July. A great layout and fantastic use of the stamps!

Chrystie July 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM  

BEAUTIFUL LO!!! I love the loop d loos in stitching! I will be trying this LO on for size!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

ritchie_dm July 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM  

Love your layout and the story behind it. July 10, 2011 at 7:20 PM  

Cute layout - love the colors!!

Tamara DeCoito July 10, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

I love the sewing on your LO Thanks for sharing

Tamara DeCoito July 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

I love the sewing on your LO
Thanks for sharing

slbt17 July 10, 2011 at 7:42 PM  

Sandra ltb

Mendi Yoshikawa July 10, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

Love your layout--The colors, the photo strips, the way the stamped phrases really shine! Great job! :)

Lacey July 10, 2011 at 8:21 PM  

awesome layout!!! Love with you did with the stamp set!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa July 10, 2011 at 8:58 PM  

This is so, so pretty! I love the hand-stitching and the yellow + gray!

Raven July 10, 2011 at 10:43 PM  

Love your layouts, and the way you used Ali's stamp! I love to sew on my layouts too. I am a new follower of your blog, and I look forward to seeing more from you. Congrats on being the guest designer for this month, too!

Cathy P in AZ July 10, 2011 at 10:47 PM  

Beautiful LO! LOVE the stamps (of course!) and those pretty bright flowers!

dawn July 11, 2011 at 3:04 AM  

How fun to be a guest for Ali. This is so cute and I love the yellow polka-dot paper you used. Great design. Thanks for playing and sharing.

Kathy b July 11, 2011 at 6:25 AM  

Loving the blog hop and seeing new blogs such a yours! Lovely layout!!

Jeana July 11, 2011 at 6:35 AM  

Perfect page, love all the yellow!

janet July 11, 2011 at 6:37 AM  

Love everything about this layout. THe colors, the design and the simple lines..Just GREAT! Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS on being the guest designer for July!

Rhadonda July 11, 2011 at 8:37 AM  

I love your page. So creative.

Catherine July 11, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

Really great LO - love your use of the stamps and I can't wait unti lmine arrive!

Dawn F. July 11, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

I love your layout and how you used Ali's stamps! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica July 11, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

This is such a cute layout. I love the stitching on it. Great job.

Vera Yates (Ling) July 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

Congrats on being the guest designer for July!! And I love your clean layout!

Chunyuan July 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM  

Congrats on being the guest designer. Love your layout.

Heidi Y July 11, 2011 at 12:32 PM  

Love this layout!! You brought the outdoors to the page :)

Lillian Child July 11, 2011 at 12:49 PM  

WOW - this is such a fabulous page!

Mandy July 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM  

This is adorable. It's a great layout from a great set of stamps! Keep it up!

nandmmom July 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM  

very cool lo, can't wait to get my set of July stamps!

Nomi... July 11, 2011 at 4:55 PM  

I like the color scheme and usage of the stamps. Awesome job!


Sonia July 11, 2011 at 5:05 PM  

Love ths stitching and the colours of your layout....wishing my stamps here quicker now!!!

Christy Landis July 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM  

Love the layout, the colors, the stitching-and of course, how can you go wrong when you are using stamps by Ali Edwards! Great Jobs!

Karen R July 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

Great layout. I love the pop of the color yellow.

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) July 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

Love your LO and the YELLOW!! What fun to be a guest for Studio AE. You did an awesome job. Your LO is very eyecatching! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie - StudioBeeCreations July 11, 2011 at 5:39 PM  

Your layout rocks!!!...wonderful embellies too!...congratulations on being the TT guest designer..whooowhooo

Lb Scrapgirl July 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

love your use of grey & yellow together, since i had heard it was the 'new' fashion colors.

Latrice July 11, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

this is such a clean and fabulous layout. i love it and thanks for the chance to win.

Larissa Heskett July 11, 2011 at 6:09 PM  

WOW!! What a BEAUTIFUL LAYOUT!! I LOVE it!! THANKS for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

RED July 11, 2011 at 6:18 PM  

Pick me!

Tracy Brown July 11, 2011 at 6:26 PM  

I love the little butterfly and flower - so happy and surprising.

Melfield July 11, 2011 at 6:39 PM  

So stunningly simple yet so inspiring xxx

jbonomo July 11, 2011 at 6:40 PM  

Love the design, colors and details!!

Beverly July 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM  

fun to see your "take" using the AE stamp set...what fun!

dinosaur July 11, 2011 at 6:45 PM  

I can see this set getting a lot of use in my scrapbooking!!!

smitten4gracie July 11, 2011 at 6:53 PM  

I love the layout, I love the stitching, I love this stamp set, and I love that bright yellow you used on the layout.

Rosie July 11, 2011 at 6:55 PM  

Blog Hop!! How fun-my first ever. Congrats on your wonderful ssu

Lee July 11, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

I love the way you added the stitches to the rest of your design. What a lovely layout. thanks!

Paula Mc July 11, 2011 at 7:08 PM  

Love, love the simplicity of your page.

Laura July 11, 2011 at 7:29 PM  

Great layout!

Linda July 11, 2011 at 7:33 PM  

Really like the stitching and the punched flower is perfect.

Ohana in Bend July 11, 2011 at 7:40 PM  

love your layout. i love summer-time! and ali's stamp set is perfect for all my summer layouts.!

ewilliams1328 July 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM  

I love the color scheme you used for the outdoor layout.

janice moss July 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM  

Way to go on being the guest designer! Really appreciate the simple yet artful way of time outdoors and love the Smooch set!

mn36 July 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM  

thanks for the inspiration. Love your work.

catnap July 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

Lovely summery feel. I like the way the stitched flight path of the butterfly and dragonfly mimic the smooth, loopy font style.

Anonymous July 11, 2011 at 8:17 PM  

Love the layout colors, stiching

Unknown July 11, 2011 at 8:21 PM  

Love your layout! Such great ideas.

susan j July 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM  

wonderful layout!

jean July 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM  

we spent this whole past week out side while my son & daughter-in-law & 2 grand children were home from New York!!! We had a outside huge birthday party for the kids at a park. One afternoon we made mountain pies, we also did alot of swimming in the backyard!!! I love your page!!!

Ali July 11, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

Love the layout!

Patty July 11, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

Fun LO! I love the yellow polka dot flower & butterfly. This stamp set is awesome!

terri July 11, 2011 at 9:47 PM  

The french knot in the middle of the flower is such a great detail!

mookie19 July 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

Looks like you live in a beautiful area. The pictures are wonderful.

Maria A July 11, 2011 at 9:58 PM  

What a gorgeous layout!! I love the colors and the photos in strips, and of course, the lovely stamps!

Who knew July 11, 2011 at 10:27 PM  

Love your layout and the movement with the stiching. Congrats on being the guest designer for July.

Anonymous July 11, 2011 at 10:37 PM  

Love the layout the stitching for the dragonfly trail is simply awesome.

Nicole July 11, 2011 at 10:47 PM  

Great layout!

Karrie O. - Sweet Paper Treats July 11, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

Such a fun and sweet layout!!

Lucy Newton July 11, 2011 at 10:56 PM  

Loved your layout specially the stitching!!!

Bart July 11, 2011 at 11:56 PM  

I just love the french knots in the flowers. Great idea. Love the whole layout.

Ale July 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM  

I love this page :-)
Thanks for the inspiration

Zeneva July 12, 2011 at 2:51 AM  

You just made me fall in love with yellow! Love your stitching too!

Juanna Hope Sia July 12, 2011 at 3:45 AM  

love the stamp set and how you use it (:

lori July 12, 2011 at 4:31 AM  

Love it! Think I'm gonna case this design - and I have just the pics in mind. I especially like the format you used - it's nice to see a change from the usual 12 x 12 format! thanks for the inspiration.

Raquel SK July 12, 2011 at 4:42 AM  

What a pretty layout! I love the stitching detail, and the color yellow is just so beautiful with your pictures. I love it! Thanks for the hop!-Raquel @

peaches July 12, 2011 at 5:02 AM  

I love how the Ali stamps just pop off the page!

Pam July 12, 2011 at 5:09 AM  

Great use of color and your children are adorable. The AE set is perfect. All your details on the page - wonderful!

Anonymous July 12, 2011 at 5:25 AM  

Beautiful layout. Love the bright yellow paper, the black stamping with the lovely photos with so much green!

Jeannine H.

Corene July 12, 2011 at 5:37 AM  

would love this stamp set!

bethann July 12, 2011 at 6:05 AM  

great LO. thanks for the ideas. would love a chance to win the stamps, sure would put them to good use

Reasonably Less July 12, 2011 at 6:10 AM  

Very Interesting, Love it! Nice site, I will be sure to come back to visit! Check out my JUL:Y 2011 blog hop at

“Mommy freebies, coupons and Advice on using coupons”

Michele's Scrapy Creations July 12, 2011 at 7:13 AM  

Congrats on being the guest desigher.. love your layout--so perfect for summer outdoor activities. Thanks for sharing!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer July 12, 2011 at 7:19 AM  

Congrats on being guest designer for July. I love the color combo on your LO and usage of stamps of course.

Caroll Brammer July 12, 2011 at 7:29 AM  

Great new set, love how you used it. Outdoor photos were terrific!

Melissa Wright July 12, 2011 at 8:55 AM  

Love the spot of yellow- perfect for the photos!!!

Kathy Giannini July 12, 2011 at 9:06 AM  

The layout POPS!!! great job..i can see why TT picked ya as a guest designer...

Jennifer Brooks July 12, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

Love the color combination and the stitching or the butterfly and dragonfly.

Patricia July 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

Linda what a great layout. I love the stitching and the color combo, but the AE stamp just put it all together. Love it all!

snowdraak July 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM  

Great layout! I love the butterfly path stitching. The colours really pop too.
Thanks for sharing.
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

NWFlamingo July 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM  

Your use of the French knots is very striking.

Jenny McGee July 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

Great layout. Great use of the stamp set. Thanks.

Renee V July 12, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

Love the bold black of the word stamps and the beautiful yellow stitched trails :)

Becky Cowley July 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

Fascinating! I love that you were able to incorporate so many pics on this layout.

Tracy July 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM  

I love when pics are the main focus of a page. This is wonderful!

nancyjane July 12, 2011 at 12:33 PM  

I like your quick, simple and effective approach.

Terrie Snow July 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

I LOVE your page and LOVE the "Smooch" stamp set. I'm a new member to the Studio AE stamp club and these stamps are amazing. Thank you for the chance to win.

FrancineB July 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

Love this layout. I like how the photos are highlighted and tell the story with the journaling supporting the photos without overwhelming them.

Phyllis July 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

Beautiful layout! I like the stitching and stamps.

Julie July 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM  

I love the 3-D accents! Thanx for the ideas!

Dawn July 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM  

Dear Linda, your layout is so fresh and simple but so stricking. Love the yellow (not a colour we use often enough). Also great photolayout. I always need new ways to cram as many photo's onto my layout as possible, without overpowering them.

Yvonne July 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM  

Very nice layout! I'm from PA, and I love the outdoors here! Thanks for sharing!

Anne-Liesse July 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM  

I love the yellow dragonfly on your layout!

Beth Buss July 12, 2011 at 3:28 PM  

I love your outdoor layout. The
bright yellow-checked paper really
grabs my eye. The new stamp of Tech.
Tues. looks great on your layout.
Way to go!!

carriep July 12, 2011 at 3:32 PM  

love how you laid out your pics

Christel July 12, 2011 at 5:14 PM  

Beautiful layout. Makes me want to go hiking. lol!

Erin Glee July 12, 2011 at 6:02 PM  

I love your page and this great stamp set!

ginnye July 12, 2011 at 6:45 PM  

Congrats and your work is great. I loved the layout and the colors you used.

Anonymous July 12, 2011 at 7:16 PM  

Love it - especially the dragonflies!!

Amber M. July 12, 2011 at 8:00 PM  

A simple yet beautiful and inspirational layout! Wow - thank you!

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