Saturday, December 10, 2011

Studio AE from Technique Tuesday December Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Its time for another Studio AE blog hop! Today we're featuring the December kit, It's OK designed by Ali.

Such a great mix of type and handwriting!

My project for today's hop is a Project Life spread. I had intended to start PL in 2012. I ordered a few things from Amazon - the mix of pages and the grid cards - and when they showed up a few weeks ago I thought why wait? I did a 2 page spread for the month of October and now another spread for November.

Here is the left side:


I did a lot better this month with collecting ephemera for PL. I saved tags and ticket stubs, and when my daughter's school pictures came home right away I cut one out for PL.


I made the November card with the By the Day digital kit. I also used patterned papers from the Jillibean Soup Sweet and Sour Soup mini deck, stamps from Its OK, and also a stamp from Technique Tuesday's Who What Where set.

Here is the 2 page spread:


I added an 8 1/2" x 11" pocket with some special artwork that Willie brought home from school.

Here is the right side:


The Happy Thanksgiving stamp is from the Studio AE October kit. Then for the other card I used another stamp from It's OK, and Technique Tuesday's This Life stamp for the journaling block, which is a great fit for the 3" x 4" pockets of Project Life.


This movie that my daughter and my husband went to see, the Mighty Macs, is about the Immaculata University's women's basketball team in the 1970's. The grade school that my daughter goes to is run by the same order of Nuns that runs Immaculata so this movie was a pretty big deal when it came out. She went to see it on opening day as a school field trip, but then saw it again with my husband. I made a mistake on my journaling card, though! I thought they saw the movie the day before Thanksgiving, but looking at the date on the ticket stub they actually went on the Monday after so I'll have to re-do that :)

There are a few more stops on the hop:


Jen Gallacher (December's special guest!)






We'll be doing random draws from comments for a chance to win 2 stamp sets, Live in the Moment and Smooch. All comments must be made by midnight PST on the 13th. Winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on the 14th.

Thanks for stopping by.

89 comments:

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love PL layout! love the mixture of stamps..

tnapay said...

i am so envious (but still feel joy) when seeing project life albums. i hope i will be able to keep up as i plan to embark on it next year. :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Your project life album is great! Love how you used the stamps!

Maria Stanley said...

haha i did the same thing! I was going to start in 2012 but when my dd rolled around i thought what the heck! I LOVE PL and I love this. Ali's stamps go perfect with anything :)

Debbie Martin said...

I love your Project Life scrapbook, wish I had thought of that when my kids were still at home. I am so impressed with your organization.

Tracy said...

pick me pick me!

ShellyJ said...

love what you did with your project life!

ruth said...

I love that you are all using these stamps completely differently!! Your PL album is adorable!

oilsand princess said...

Loving your project daily album and your artsy stamping. I would love to win a stamp set. Thank you.

proudmama said...

ooohhh! Love that you did a PL layout aas your example! I am always looking for inspiration for PL and how to make it just a little bit different! thanks and great job!

Sandra said...

wonderful pages - memories captured - mission accomplished for today!
Sandra ltb

melissa said...

I am always so impressed by all the talent out there. All the project lifers, and December dailies.. I just can't seem to do anything but watch and admire.

Love it.

Debbie Pereira said...

So many ways to use these great stamps everyday!

Kelly said...

I really like all the photos in your layout and this style of scrapbooking! Another great way to incorporate words, pictures, art, and journaling! LOVE it!

Таня said...

lovely stamps! thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle Mounts said...

Love how these stamps can be used so many ways!

Roxane said...

Thanks for the monthly ideas for project life. I'm inspired to use mine in that way. Love it!

Caroline Hackney said...

Always great to be inspired by other people's PL projects! Great use of the stamps.

Carol E said...

Really like your pages, thank you for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! Thanks

Kirsten B in MN

Unknown said...

Love Ali Edward's stamp sets!

marla said...

This is such a great album and looks like it would be easy to complete and finish!!

Paula G said...

Very nice! Love how you combined meaningful stamps with a movie that had special meaning for your family!

Atticelf said...

I hate to admit I haven't heard about the PL project. My scrapbook supplies have been gathering dust. This looks amazing though. I'm inspired.

terisplace said...

You are so my hero! I love that you used the set with your Project Life pages. Brilliant!

Raven said...

What a wonderful idea! Your PL layout is great, I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Allycat x said...

Love the LOs & starting ahead of 2012 - who says you have to wait? LOL

Wendy Hammer (Reed) said...

Oh awesome, I love how you incorporated it into your PL!

Mary in IL said...

love how you used them in PL since I do it also.

Cynthia Larson cynlarson4760@cs.com said...

Nice layout. I dont know if I could do this PL thing. But your layout is great.

Linda said...

Perfect use for theis stamp set, Laura!

Maria Matter said...

how cool is this! love what you've done here Laura!!!
what a inspirational hop...

Μυρτώ said...

I love this kind of albums. They are easy and super cute!

Tammy said...

Laura! These are wonderful layouts! Thanks so much for sharing.

K said...

I love your project life spread.

zgagi said...

Great PL album. Love how you incorporated stamping into PL.

Nikki White said...

Love the PL layout and the mixture of stamps!

Kim said...

Awesome layouts. You'll be so happy that you have done this to have a little bit of your family life saved. Thank you for sharing. :)

Kelli said...

Looks great! I use Ali's stamps for my Project 365/Project Life album more than anything else !

CarolM said...

great use of the new stamp set! Your project life album is lovely!!!

Scrapgirl3 said...

So cute, great mix. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Wow! What great pages! The sentiments in all AE sets with be so helpful with this project. Love what you have done so far!! Thanks for sharing!

Chunyuan said...

cool LO for kids. Thanks for the inspiration.

lynnquiltsalot said...

I love your PL layouts, and the use of the stamps for journaling. I don't have a lot of stamps, but I'm going to start using them now for PL.

rhoffer said...

I can see a PL album in my future... thanks for the inspiration! (and winning a stamp set would really help!)

blodia said...

I love the way you colored in a bit of the stamp on the left page... can barely see it, but I just caught it! It looks really neat!

Memories by Manda said...

Great idea for documenting your month. Love that AE Stamp Set.

Krystal said...

This set is perfect for capturing life for your PL album!

DawnBeery said...

Love your project life pages!

Tammy B said...

love how you used the calendar! loving the album

Linda said...

I LOVE your layouts for PL. I really want to do this in the new year. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Alison Day said...

Great job! Love seeing all the stamp sets used on one layout.

blupixy said...

Loved seeing your PL layouts. Still don't think I am brave enough to take the plunge on that one! Love that you were able to incorporate so many of Ali's stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn E said...

Love the idea of using it on journaling cards for PL....speaking of, I so need a weekend to catch up!

Jenny McGee said...

Great Project Life layout. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Nitasha said...

Awesome PL work and love the way you used these fab stamps!

FrancineB said...

Beautiful layout. A project life album is such a great idea. I've never heard of it, so I'll have to do a little research on it to learn more about it. Congratulations on your early start.

abb0187 said...

I love seeing all the different ways to use these stamps. Thanks!

Amrita said...

love your PL layout! thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I am loving what you have created with this beautiful stamp set

Merry Christmas

Lucy

Christy P said...

Love this stamp set :) specifically "write this moment on your heart". Thank you!

LauraLee said...

I just got my Project life box the other day!! I am waiting till 2012 and it's sooo hard! Focusing on my December Daily and journaling memories to keep me distacted. I love how you incorporated Ali's stamps into yours. What a great idea!

lori said...

what sweet photos! Love the layout! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some goodies!

Anita said...

You're so courageous to start project life just before Christmas. Lovely start. Best of luck in keeping it going. You rock!

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Love the layout. Thank you for the chance to win.

Tracey said...

I have the same type of albums so new ideas like yours are always a blessing!! Thank you!!

Carol Metully said...

I've never seen the Project Life album so thank you for sharing it today! I think it's something I might want to get started!

Carol Hinrichsen said...

I already order the pl kit, but i live in Brazil and it will take forever to come... Great layout!

allie.duckienz said...

Good on you for starting early! Great idea to do a month view too :D

Alisa Brandstetter said...

Love the Project life concept. I wish I had thought of this when my kids were little. A great way to document their lives.

Alisa

Chris said...

What a great idea!

Miss Kathy said...

Love the project life layouts and doing a monthly layout instead of a weeekly one would definitely be easier for me. This might just tempt me to try it!

lynda said...

It was nice to see a PL layout. I had heard about PL but never knew until now what it was like.

gRiSeL™ said...

This is the easiest way to create layouts! Great for me who is so afraid of trying out scrapbooking. For now I'm just card making (:

socolvin said...

I need to be better about including stamps on my PL pages. This looks gret!

Sarabeth said...

what great ideas! i'm going to be working on my first project 365 for 2012 and can't wait! thanks for the inspiration-it's really amazing!

xo
sarabeth

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

great pages!!! love how you used the stamps!

Renee said...

This is amazing!!! Something your children will cherish forever :)

Soonymary said...

love what you are doing with your PL album!

Stacy Simpson said...

Love PL - wish mine was as up to date!

Scrappin' Annie said...

Such great ideas for using the stamps. Thanks for the inspiration Laura

Shawninaz said...

I didn't do PL this year I was a little overwhelmed and wanted a year off. Nice to see others doing this it's so meaningful. I'm definitely getting back on track 1/1!

Katie said...

Wow, so interesting how you captured the month this way, I have never seen anyone do this. A great way to remember the little things we normally forget! Love this stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

karenelr said...

Fantastic work and inspiration for us--thanks!

Patricia said...

Like your page a lot.
Great way your using the stamps

Janet Zeppa said...

Your album is great!

mtscrapgal said...

Very effective LO, full of details and great photos. Thanks

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

I keep telling myself I'm going to start mine and never did. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tenny Kusuma said...

Love your PL album. Thanks for sharing it!