Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August Studio AE From Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to another Technique Tuesday Studio AE blog hop!

Today we're featuring projects made with the August kit, This One.


I just love all of the words, phrases, and the arrows in this kit. These are great for descriptions, journaling prompts, and sentiments for cards.

Here is my layout:


This is a picture of my husband, John, last year at Thanksgiving. When he saw me making this layout he said he didn't think a picture of him was a good way to sell stamps. Hah!

This was a very happy day for us. He had just finished a rough battle with colon cancer and his tests were coming back clean and he was starting to feel good again.

Journaling reads: One year ago, Nov 2009, my 46 year old husband was diagnosed with stage 3 Colon Cancer. That 2009 Thanksgiving was a quiet one. A lot of nervous anticipation for the surgery in December followed by 6 months of chemo. But look at him here! A few months after chemo and his CTs and PETs were all coming back clean. He was getting his energy back and we hosted Thanksgiving at our house and grilled our turkey. What a difference a year can make!




I really love the way the arrows guide the page. What a great little embellishment!


I also used Technique Tuesday's This Life and the "gratitude" sentiment is from Family Circle.


Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop:






Heidi Sonboul (August's special guest!)












Teri

As a thank you for all comments received during the hop on all seven blogs, we will pick two people to win the A Million and One stamp set by Ali Edwards.



You don't need to leave comments on every blog, but the more you leave the better your chances to win.



You'll also want to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog and tell Technique Tuesday what kinds of Studio AE stamp sets you'd like to see in the future. We'll pick someone who comments on the Technique Tuesday blog to win the Perspectives by Ali Edwards stamp set.



All comments must be made by midnight PST on August 12th.



Tune in to the Technique Tuesday blog on August 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.




Supplies: Technique Tuesday This One Studio AE August 2011 kit, This Life, and Family Circle stamp sets; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar and Chili Powder inks; Studio Calico Elementary alpha stickers, Elementary die cut paper, Memoir Heirloom and Classic Calico Folio patterned papers; Studio Calico wood veneer heart.

98 comments:

lynnquiltsalot said...

Love your layout; I love the simple look and heartfelt journaling. Tell your hubby that he's a perfect example of how to "sell stamps."

Lillian Child said...

Delightful page layout, Laura, and hugs to hubby!

Patty said...

I am having fun checking out what you all did using the AE stamps, great stuff!!!

peggy said...

LOve your layout and how you used the arrows.

Char said...

Love the layout and you are right about the arrow it looks awesome. I can't wait for this set.

proudmama said...

great layout!!! and love the stamps!!

Sandra said...

This is what I love about scrapbooking. This set is great for telling your story. Wish you both all the best in the future!

Sandra

Charity said...

Cheers to John!
Tell him the photo sold the stamps. ;) I'm hopping around with you girls today...love your project, it's a great moment to remember.

scarthur said...

Love the arrows on your layout! So lovely.

michib said...

wonderful layout - especially with the good news contained it it!

sandra said...

Luv your layout ... and the new Studio AE stamp set!

Michelle L. said...

Great work on this page!

DawnBeery said...

Love your layout & how you used the stamps!

Alison Day said...

Great layout. What a fantastic way to honour a tough yet so thankful memory. And I think your husband is a just fine selling point! :)

Alisha said...

I loved your layout and that you captured the 'truth' of how things are. Lots of love to your hubby and I am so pleased that things are better now!

papirdiva said...

Love this layout:)

Anonymous said...

Great layout, Laura and while your husband thinks he's not a poster child for selling stamps he's a good one for getting colonoscopies. Thank goodness he's OK now.

Thanks for the opportunity to win some of Ali's stamps!

K in PA

connie said...

What a great LO! Love the journaling and how you used the stamps.

Melissa R. said...

I love simple pages with a great story...this stamp set is great for that! Thanks for sharing this particular story and layout!

Dawn F. said...

Authentic journaling-this is a great way to sell stamps.

terisplace said...

You inspire me all the time. Love the layout. Love that you saved the story. John rocks. :)

Deborah said...

LOVE your layout..so Good!!!

Chunyuan said...

love Ali's stamps.

Sue D said...

Great use of the arrows on your layout.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous project!

recscrappin said...

Beautiful Layout!

sharon g said...

I'm glad that your hubby is doing better. How scary. Nice job on the layout, too.

Ali M said...

Love it. So good to see all the ways they can be used.

Sharyn said...

I love your layout!!!!

Sam F said...

Others have said it, but I think this was a perfect way to hightlight the stamps! Your hubby looks great! I especially love the look of the kraft arrows!

Crystal said...

That's a great reason to celebrate and give thanks! I love how you've used the stamps - and tell your DH that he looks great!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a awesome page!!!

Debbie Pereira said...

I love how you incorporated the stamps into your layout! Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura A in OR said...

Love how you used the stamps, but really liked the overall layout & journaling. So glad your husband is doing well. You will both look back and be thankful you told that story. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

What a sweet story. Congrats to hubby on his health.

Laurie said...

What a special LO - prayers to you and your family, I hope everything continues well! Love your use of the stamps here to focus attention and highlight your journalling!

glowegal said...

This LO is really a great one! Congrats to you and your family, especially your husband. I am totally sold on your husband's grilled turkey idea and Ali's stamp set! :) WTG, John!

Jenny McGee said...

Awesome layout. Glad your DH is doing better. Great use of the stamps. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Kristi Robinson said...

So happy for you and you hubby. Oh yea, love the page too

KimD said...

Great layout - I like how you cut around the arrows!

lsquaredstudios said...

Love the arrow focus!

carriep said...

Hope things are still getting better!

Daniela said...

I love that layout!!!

Mom Cheryl said...

Ali's stamps are always so wonderful. They can be used on so many projects! Love them!!!

Nina C said...

always love your ideas, your husband looks great, thanks for the inspiration Laura

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

What a nice, simple layout that speaks volumes!

Melissa said...

Great layout!

Tiffany Mitchell said...

I like how you repeated the arrow multiple times! Thanks for the ideas!

Amy Ulen said...

What a great story to share! Tell your husband congrats from all of us!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

LOVE your layout--so simple and heartful journal.. thanks for sharing.

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

kathy2eggs said...

Love your story....so glad your hubby is ok.

Leah Burgett said...

I love the layout! I liked how you used the arrows!

jengd said...

Wonderful layout and love your hubby's comment about selling stamps. :)

Meghan said...

What a great journalling stamp set! Wonderful page!

LLordDoucet said...

Nice LO!

Tracey said...

Your layout is awesome...and your hubby is great at selling stamps! I am so glad you have him around to sell them (I read your journaling...). My wishes and prayers to your family for his continued good health. Many blessings to all of you!

cindy said...

sweet.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a fabulous LO! Great stamps:) THANKS so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

jules said...

Beautiful journaling...perfect LO...the stamps are great. and he sells them well....♥

sandi m said...

Congrats to your hubby! Great use of the stamps, I love these and can't wait to get my set.

April said...

What a great page this is! Your journaling is precious...
- April W

Katey said...

great layout! love the arrows!

tandkparker said...

Just love your layout & use of arrows from stamp set. This is what scrapbooking is -- pictures, memeories, sharing our stories!! Great news for your hubby!

Thanks for sharing -
Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

btsoi. said...

I really love your cut-out arrows!

Kim said...

That is a lot to be thankful for. Congratulations on the wonderful outcome. I love the layout. God bless!

Kim said...

That is a lot to be thankful for. I love the layout. God bless you both! :)

Juanna Hope Sia said...

love the stamps and your work!

inci said...

Love your layout

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful layout and love the story behind it. super work, Laura!

tnapay said...

what a lovely layout for a blessed journey. quite a thanksgiving indeed and i wish your family well. :)

hannahk said...

Delicious LO :) love the new stamps too

Tammy said...

Great job on this layout! I am glad your husband is doing so well.

karin said...

So glad your story is going well- the layout is great. I love how you didn't keep everything straight.

Heidi Y said...

Great layout! Great use of the stamps...

Karen said...

Your LO and story reaffirm why we scrapbook! Thank you.
Oh...and great use of the stamp set as well!

cindyn said...

This is what scrapbooking is all about....real life and telling your story. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Very nice. I love how you used the stamps in this lay out!

Sue R said...

Love this layout and the story it tells. The arrows pointing to his photo are wonderful. The best to you and your family.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Hubby's publicizing stamps (& getting colonoscopies) b/c wifey designed a loving LO w/ stamped sentiments, strong focus & sincere storytelling. Prayers, hugs, & aloha for continuing recovery & many more thanksgivings.

marilyn said...

Great layout and wonderful idea for using that arrow stamp!

Lori Kae said...

What a joy it has been to visit your blog today! I love the layout and thank you for sharing your creativity. :)

Sonia said...

Beautiful layouts!!

Pam said...

Lovely layout! Love those arrows.

Sandi said...

What a wonderful layout and the stamp set really tells the story. Such good news about your hubby!

Simply Sonya said...

great layout to represent such a special time...and I love the way you used the arrows to direct our eyes...

Anonymous said...

Nice layoutand and neat use of the SC lines.

Jeannine H.

Joz said...

Love how you used the stamps!!!

Cheryl S. said...

Great layout. Love everything about it.

Cheryl S. said...

Great layout. Love everything about it.

Anonymous said...

great use of the stamp set. I can't wait to get my stamps and try some of the great techniques used.

Annette

lawrenbc said...

love these stamps

mary bartolotta said...

I'd love to win either of the stamp sets. What a wonderful reason for a layout. Prayers for continued good health for your husband...

Missus Wookie said...

Hey - husbands cooking dinner have got to be a good way to sell stamps :) So glad he's feeling better and it's good to remember the difference a year can make.

Julie said...

Love the layout, love the stamp set! Awesome!

Katie said...

Well, you put tears in my eyes! I hope you family is still doing well. My first impression was that I loved the colors of the layout and the picture of your husband with the grill and the heart that said gratitude. And I thought it was funny that you noted the comment he made. :) I wish you all the best! Keep up with your layouts, they look amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

JLBOhio said...

Love the layout and glad to hear that your husband is doing so well!!

Linda E said...

What a wonderful layout! Wishing your husband continued good health!

Kathi said...

I'm so thrilled that your husband is healthy again.

Fabulous layout and yes, it will sell some stamps.