Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Studio AE From Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

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

Today we're featuring the September kit, Family Is.


For my project today I made a photo cube with our family photos from Christmas 2007, which was my little boy Willie's first Christmas.


The cube itself is a 3" square kraft box that Technique Tuesday has been selling and using for Make and Takes at their booth at the conventions. It alters up great!

I used patterned papers from Jenni Bowlin's Christmas 2011 collection and stamps from the September Studio AE kit and also the Good Cheer stamp set.



Here is our self timer family photo. "Cherish" is from the September kit. The holly berries and leaves are from Good Cheer.

My 2 kids are 8 years apart in age, so we were all very excited to have a baby in the house!





And I also made a small accordian book for the inside to hold more pictures.





I used a piece of cardstock cut to 11" x 2 3/4" and scored and folded it at 2 3/4" intervals.





We didn't take Willie to see Santa that first Christmas so when my daughter brought home the Santa she made in art class we just took a picture with her Santa :)




Thanks for hanging in there with all of my pictures!


Please visit the rest of the stops on the hop:




Lynn Gahary (September's special guest!)












We'll draw 2 random winners from comments left on all of the blogs to receive Message in a Banner stamp sets.
And if you continue on to the Technique Tuesday blog and leave a comment there you will be entered in a chance to win a Holiday in a Box stamp set, which is a new release designed by Ali. All comments must be made by midnight PST on the 12th and winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on the 13th.

69 comments:

~amy~ said...

such a wonderful keepsake!

Tammy B said...

This would make a great little Christmas gift. The stamp set is perfect for all the heritage pages I am doing.

ShellyJ said...

CUTE!

SHARIN MY SHABBY CHIC LIFE said...

such great gift idea for the holiday thanks and love the idea for a keepsake.

Sheri Twing said...

Love the box! That little accordion album inside is such a great addition! So cute!

avidreader said...

Great idea to put the accordion album inside...Love the stamp set!

Suz D. said...

What a sweet project.

DawnBeery said...

such a cute project!

Jennybean said...

What a great project.. and Willie is a cutie pie!

Linda365 said...

What a darling project!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

adorable!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Kathlene said...

Important things first: your children are a-dor-a-ble! Love your photos and the box is such a lovely way to display them. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Tamara DeCoito said...

very cute project i love the extra pic inside thanks for sharing

Kim H said...

Love that you added the accordian book inside for even more papercrafting opportunity. Thank you.

Carolyn said...

I love the little accordion book and the Christmas memories this project has captured! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nina C said...

thanks for the chance to win.

sandra said...

Luv the box Laura!!!

Ann T said...

Such a beautiful project.

Mary in IL said...

love this idea! TFS

glowegal said...

Aww such a cute box for the holidays! What a beautiful family!

Rhadonda said...

Cute box, cute photos! Great job. Thanks.

Miss Kathy said...

This has to be my favorite photo box so far. Love it! Hope you don't mind if i borrow this idea. love the additional photo strip too.

jbuffan said...

What a clever idea for a small bunch of photos. Why don't I ever think of things like this?
Thanks for sharing with those of us with no original ideas :)

Beth Holly said...

I love the accordian card you put in the box. The whole package is such a cute idea and the stamps just really make the project.

GabyCreates.com said...

Great keepsake... you just got me in the Xmas mood!!

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous project, Laura! love those cute photos, such a sweet project for the holidays!

jengd said...

Cute box! And thank -I wondered what everyone was putting in their boxes on this hop! :)

Sandra said...

What a lovely and precious box. I can relate to your story. My two eldest girls are 7 and 8 and they just love their little sister (4 months old)
The accordion inside is a lovely idea. These pictures are so precious. Love seeing them. Great job, Laura.

Sandra :)

jules said...

beautiful...great gift!

Nitasha said...

oh so cute!

Indy said...

What a special box you've made! Just darling!

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful gift box! You have a beautiful family, and I'm glad you could accent your project with these awesome new stamps!

Tiffany M. said...

Love the way the pictures personalized this project! So cute!

scruzfam4 said...

Great project. I can't wait to get my stamp set.

Marilyn said...

What a cute way to display your adorable family.

Playing with Paper said...

Oh my gosh!! Adorable!

Margrethe said...

Love all the photos :)

Cheri said...

Adorable keepsake. How creative to add the accordion book. Thanks for sharing your precious family.

Beth said...

Very nice. The accordian insert makes it extra special.

Nikki White said...

I love this cute keepsake!

Cindy - FL said...

cute project. I was wondering if anyone was putting anything inside the boxes (other than Nichol, who used it as a gift box for her daughter). Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

I would love to have one of these for every year! What fun to look at as the new year comes around!

3spoons said...

How cute are those. :) Thanks for the give away.

scrapgurl14 said...

So cute! I love that it has something more inside the box.

Kathy B said...

Love all of your pictures! Like that it's so colorful, too!

Nonna3 said...

This is just awesome! I love that vintage Christmas graphic on the top and the whole thing is just a very sweet momento!

Bast said...

Too cute! Those pics are adorable. Great idea.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

CINNIBONBON said...

Great keepsake!!

Christine Reese said...

Great inspiration for this years grandparents gift!! Thanks

FrancineB said...

Wonderful project. This would be a great way to keep all those millions of extra Christmas pictures one takes all in one place.

Melinda said...

I love it as a photo cube! Great keepsake and/or gift!

Susan M said...

Love this idea and that is the sweetest face!

littlen said...

very cute. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

marilyn said...

Sweet gift and keepsake. Cute baby!!!

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

Wonderful project! And could the subject be any cuter?!

Jill said...

Adorable box! But not to be outdone by your super cute baby!! I just love the papers and the little accordian inside. tfs!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

JMCPhillips said...

What a beautiful Christmas keepsake!

Pam said...

What a beautiful project! Love this!

Katie said...

What a great christmas tradition. Since there is still room to add more pictures inside this will be around for a long time I am sure. Wonderful job! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Linda said...

Wish I had a box like this to remember my kid's growing up years! I will try with what photos I have!

Mubeena M. said...

so adorable!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What an awesome project!

terisplace said...

Absolutely, positively love this box, Laura.
My favorite thing about it is the book inside. It's such a fun little surprise.
Thanks so very much for being willing to do something so different!
TT is lucky to have you as part of the team!

Teri

Sue D said...

Very cute photo album box!

Alison Day said...

what a fabulous box and mini. Such a great way to celebrate your son's first Christmas!

Priya Mohan said...

Lovely keepsake.!.TFS

Annette said...

I love this! My favorite one. Such a great idea for the accordian album. I may have to borrow that idea. Thanks!

Annabella Merlin said...

The best way to celebrate holidays - is to be with your family. And this keepsake is a creative way of preserving the memoirs! I love the accordion album! the stamp set is gorgeous!