Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Technique Tuesday: July Studio AE Blog Hop

Welcome to July's Studio AE blog hop! Ali Edwards's stamp set for this month is called Summer Rocks.

And she's right. It does! I adore summer. I love having my kids around, and doing a lot of nothing together. We also take day trips to local museums, gardens, libraries. We read, craft, watch movies, and make food together. But we also love to take longer trips. One of our favorite places is Palm Springs. It's close enough so the traveling part is not overwhelming. About 2.5 hours. Traffic included. Because this is Southern California. Traffic is always included!
stamps: Technique Tuesday Studio AE Summer Rocks / inks: Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink, Tsukineko Versafine / embossing powder: American Crafts Zing, Ranger Super Fine Detail / cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV / patterned paper: Bella Blvd / tags: Elle's Studio / page protector: Avery / alphas: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Goodness

I started my own Project Life mid-May, and I only have two weeks done. I haven't progressed much, but I'm not really worried about it. I'll get back to it eventually. But one thing that I've really enjoyed putting together is an overview of our weekend trips. These are 8.5"x11" size inserts that'll go with the appropriate week. There's no journaling in these pages, because I'll most likely write about the trip more extensively using either the Project Life pages or on other layouts.
Adore the new Elle's Studio summer line!
I use these slide pages that hold 20 photos per side. Five down, four across. I got mine here. But if you do a quick google of slide pages, you'll get a bunch of other options.
The white ink is Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink in Frost White, embossed with Ranger's Super Fine Details in Clear. BTW, in case you are wondering, my favorite heat gun is this one. It gets super duper hot, and melts the powder in seconds.
I printed all the photos teeny (the slide pockets are 2"x2"), twenty to a 8.5"x11" sheet of photo paper, and then I trimmed them out (tedious!)
This is the flipside. The adorable yellow chevron paper is from Bella Blvd new line coming out this Summer CHA.
These Summer Rocks stamps are perfect for my Palm Springs photos. We left the afternoon the kids got out of school, so we mostly definitely had all those feelings of school being out, loving summer, needing relaxation!
Sorry about the weird photos. I haven't figured out how to take photos in page protectors yet. Let me know if you have any good tips!
I don't usually like glittery, gold-ish, silver-esque stuff, but I really love gold embossing powder. Weird, huh? This one is American Crafts Zing in, uh, Gold. Of course.
Don't forget to visit the other lovely ladies in this blog hop:

our guest for July:

you are here --> Linda Barber <-- you are here

Please leave me a comment here for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to TechniqueTuesday.com. One person will be chosen randomly from all the comments received during the hop. So don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs!

Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on 7/13 to see if you are the lucky winner.

Thanks so much for dropping by today!


Sandy B July 10, 2012 at 5:32 AM  

I like the small size of your content--almost like you've got to fititallin to a quick-moving summer!

Miss Kathy July 10, 2012 at 5:38 AM  

Love this style of page protector. Great stamp set this month, can't wait to get it.

katiedidit July 10, 2012 at 5:48 AM  

Love the slide size layout. So much info in such a small space. And I agree, the gold embossing is the greatest!

Unknown July 10, 2012 at 5:53 AM  

Oh this is such a fun layout I actually would love to do a little Summer Mini & I have been loving smaller pics so this is just Awesome.

Jenny July 10, 2012 at 6:06 AM  

I love this! Everything about this page screams "Summer Rocks"!

Queen Mary July 10, 2012 at 6:15 AM  

I love the square elements! Your page is much like Ali's - only different - great to see the possibilities. (And I really like how that gold embossing powder turned out too -- I may have to try that brand for fun stuff like this.) Thanks for showing us this page.

Stacy B July 10, 2012 at 6:16 AM  

I love the four center photos of your son. What a great way to capture the moment! I love this stamp set and all the great ways you gals are showcasing it. Have a great day!

Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 6:20 AM  

Very nicely done! I'm always at a loss as to incorporating multiple photos.

bryansgyrl July 10, 2012 at 6:59 AM  

So great! I always have a hard time coming up with journaling for all my random photos and Ali's stamps add that perfect touch!

Lisa July 10, 2012 at 7:03 AM  

This layout is awesome! CAS but still tells us so many things :)

Séverine July 10, 2012 at 7:09 AM  

Yesterday on IG I knew you will create a super cool layout!
I love it!

KellyC July 10, 2012 at 7:14 AM  

love seeing the different ways to use these stamps....and love the idea of printing small pics like that!!


Miriam Prantner July 10, 2012 at 7:25 AM  

Love the grid! It looks great with the sentiments and photos and paper all interspersed, and I agree, that gold embossing powder is fabulous!

Melissa July 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM  

Love this Linda! I like the idea of using those 2x2 holders. Creates a unique page. Those stamps are so cute too.

Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 7:39 AM  

I LOVE THIS. Your brain comes up with the best little details. I love the way you configured the title. I love the little squares (I NEED some slide pages!!! How did I not know I needed slide pages???) and I love the gold on the yellow. Screams summer. Love :).

Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 7:39 AM  

Oh, oops. It's me, Lisa V. I'm not really anonymous :).

Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 7:40 AM  

Ok, wait. Now my original comment disappeared! Sigh.

Laura July 10, 2012 at 8:40 AM  

What a fun and interesting size page protector you used -- the stamps fit the little squares really well. I like glittery things within reason. :) The gold embossing powder is lovely -- it looks like molten gold.

Marcia July 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM  

I like how the phrases in different colors breaks up all the pics.

Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM  

Hello, hero! ;)
I LOVE this.
And, gosh, I love the 10th.


Susan July 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM  

Love your little squares! Thanks!

conil July 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM  

Love the look of this grid you crated. Tells a great story and the way you used the stamps is very clever.

peggy July 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM  

GReat pages!

Paula July 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

Your layout has lots of personality! And thanks, you have given me the idea of having a "weekends" version of PL! This month's stamp set is so cool!

Jan July 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM  

I love you layout and thanks for the chance to win the new stamps!

Joan2 July 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM  

Ooh, the gold emboss on the yellow cardstock is EXCELLENT! Thanks for sharing!

Pammejo July 10, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

I love the summer stamps, they are just perfect for our project life projects. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Luckysmom July 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM  

I love the square pocket page protector. I have not seen those. You PL page is awesome.

coneranch July 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM  

Love the format of the slide pages-had not of using for an album. Thanks. Love the stamp collection.

Jingle July 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM  

Great page!

Jenny July 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM  

Love the layouts!!!! So cute :)

Lisa Hildebrand July 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM  

I like how you are not stressing about being slightly behind in your photos but enjoy the moment.

Islander Girl July 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM  

Love your PL pages! Always inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize! Mahalo!

Kelli July 10, 2012 at 12:20 PM  

that last photo (hello sun) looks awesome - great use of the stamps

Sam F July 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM  

What a fun stamp set--and great use of the stamps in your PL. This set definitely evokes happiness!

Monique1971 July 10, 2012 at 1:05 PM  

Oh Palm Springs, that brings back good memories. Only been there once with my hubby and we had such a wonderful time there. Love all the blocks on your layout, might want to lift that for a layout :o)

blupixy July 10, 2012 at 1:10 PM  

I love the slide page protector! I am going to have to hunt some down! I have had an awful time photographing the page protector pages as well. Others make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to get my stamp set in the mail! So ready to play!

Tracy July 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

Love your page. Great job. I just ordered these stamps today. Can't wait to get them.

NanW July 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win.

janet July 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM  

This is a great stamp set for this type of layout. Great job- thanks for sharing!

karenelr July 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM  

I adore what you did with the small squares! So many ideas come a floodin'!

Christy July 10, 2012 at 3:13 PM  

I love Ali's handwriting and these stamps are perfect for summer pages (and cards), thank you!

Marsha F July 10, 2012 at 3:48 PM  

Great layout! I love the new stamps!

Donna Jannuzzi July 10, 2012 at 4:01 PM  

I just used the metallic embossing powders for the first time this past weekend, and I am in love with them. They are gorgeous I agree! Love this page, btw.

Stacy Simpson July 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM  

Awesome! Love the 2x2 size photos!

newbie July 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM  

I love this summer stamp set already, can't wait to get it too. Love your card idea for the watercolour crayons too.

Unknown July 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM  

LOVE how you used the page protectors. Even more, I love that you started Project Life in May...WONDERFUL!

Cynthia Baldwin July 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM  

Your pages look awesome! Love the slide size, and it looks to be perfect for the stamp set. Summer does rock! Thanks for sharing your pages with us.

Benessi July 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM  

palm springs in july?! grazy girl!

love the LO and your attitude with Project Life, thanks for sharing!

Indy's Designs July 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM  

What a great layout!

Carol McCready July 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM  

Love the look of your grid. The pages look so lively.

Sue D July 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM  

Love how many photos you can use and the stamps are perfect for this.

A Book for Every Lesson July 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

love the tiny photos...so cute

Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

Love the small size of PL. They are are so fun to do:)

gleestormont July 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM  

i have a bunch of old slide holders, yipppeee. thanks for the idea.

cutiephinphin July 10, 2012 at 11:10 PM  

Great PL pages and I love the stamping you did as well as that gold embossing.

Donna July 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM  

Another embossed word! I am loving that look

Kris in Alaska July 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM  

What a fun idea! And it seems doable quickly too! Sweet project!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tanja July 11, 2012 at 1:01 AM  

Great project - a bit fiddly but fun to flip through no daoubt!

Anonymous July 11, 2012 at 6:20 AM  

very fun idea!

cassie July 11, 2012 at 6:54 AM  

I like your grid format. I've been thinking about trying project life.

Flo July 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM  

I love that hello sun in gold on yellow. I can't wait for my stamps to come in and give it a try.

MsCinderella July 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM  

I love the grid design. What a great idea for ALL of those pics we take. :-)

idahorhodes July 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM  

Where did you get the page protectors? Love the gold myself!

Lillian Child July 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM  

Linda, your project is just delightful! Love all the different squares of interest, color and content! Great job!

Katie July 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM  

Such a neat way to do a layout! I have never seen a grid page protector like this. Love the stamping! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Christine July 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM  

What a fun page. Love the little squares and the gold embossing is so eye-catching! Thanks for the chance to win!
xoxo, Christine

Brittany M. July 11, 2012 at 4:29 PM  

I LOVE this idea with the slide holders for project life. I may have to incorporate this into my current album...thank you for the inspiration!

Kathy/NorthCarolina July 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM  

This is an awesome, awesome project. I am soooooo impressed!

Anonymous July 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM  

I really love that you used squares to build your project! These stamps are great for a summer theme. What a great look!!

Anonymous July 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM  

Great idea! As for the pictures, it would probably be best to take in shaded, natural light so you don't get reflections.

Charity G. July 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM  

I love the look of embossing, especially the clear/same color to match the background paper. It's so subtle and fun. Thanks for sharing your project. I really like the use of the slide pages.

Scrappin' Annie July 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM  

Great idea for using the stamps - your pages looks so wonderful

Anonymous July 12, 2012 at 4:48 AM  

I like your approach to Project Life and I love the vibrant color of your layout. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Melissa July 12, 2012 at 5:47 AM  

Great idea. Love grids and a uniformed look.

Valerie July 12, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

Love your grid layout idea. Thank you for sharing.

connie July 12, 2012 at 9:08 AM  

love,love these stamps!!! As a teacher they completely express my feelings about summer vacay!

mewTilman July 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM  

You're off to a good start on 2012! Love this stamp set and what you've done with it.

listgirl July 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM  

Hi Linda! I love the little photos in the page protector, how cool is that!

when I take photos of my Project Life layouts inside page protectors, I stand almost directly above it. I take them in the morning near a sliding glass door, before there's actual sunshine. There's enough good light but no glare then. You can look on my blog for my PL photos.

mtscrapgal July 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM  

Great pages of you family's summer fun.

Tesa July 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

A fun way to use the stamps. Lovely!


Caroline Hackney July 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM  

Really like these teeny photos in your overview page. Going to try that in my own PL! Thanks for showing another way to use these great stamps. :)

Unknown July 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM  

this is the coolest thing ever!

forpahl5 July 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM  

Thanks so much for the ideas! It would be great to win the certificate.

Linda E July 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM  

Love how you used the stamps

Soonymary July 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM  

love how you have used the staMPS ON YOUR pl!!!

Jenny July 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM  

what a great idea! might have to get some of those page protectors.

Danielle July 16, 2012 at 2:23 AM  

Love how you're doing PL with the small squares. Great use of the stamps!

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