Monday, September 10, 2012

September Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Studio AE blog hop!

Today we are featuring September's kit, Celebrate Fall


It's not quite fall yet where I live in Pennsylvania so I knew I didn't have any current photos to scrap.  I started going through old photos, pulling out pictures from different years and different fall events.  Before long I had a pretty good stack and here is what happened

A mini book was born!


For the covers I used Technique Tuesday's Technique Tiles.  These are a nice cream colored chipboard that respond well to stamping and various techniques.  I stamped the leaves in various shades of Memento inks and gave a slight brushing of Antique Linen Distress ink with the Ranger foam blending tool.  "Celebrate" is from the Kids Are Cool stamp set.  I xacto cut the opening from corrugated cardstock and attached it to the Technique Tile base with a lot of ATG adhesive, then added the alpha stickers and felt leaves and punched the holes with the Crop-a-Dile.


Making this book was a real stash buster!

I wallpapered the inside cover with photos from a trip to a local orchard when my daughter was 3.  That's her hand in the bottom right holding up a tiny pumpkin.  For the first page I used a chevron bag from Whisker Graphics.  There is nothing in the bag right now, but it is very weighted down with all of the stickers and Thickers so I might just leave it as is.


This is a Martha Stewart/Avery tag from Staples.  The denim leaf was cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die (also used for the felt leaves on the cover).

This doily was a perfect fit for the biggest stamp in the set.  I took this picture years ago at a park near my office.  I used to go sometimes on my lunch hour and walk the trail.  It was really pretty.


This is my daughter when she was 2, in a costume I made for her


I coated the tag with  Ranger Broken China Distress Stain and flicked water on it, dried it with a heat gun and stamped the sentiment.


For these pages the "get outside" stamp is from the July 2011 Studio AE kit, which is still available in the Technique Tuesday store.


And here is Mary Rose on her first day of Kindergarten.  She just started 8th grade last week!

I used a sentiment from the I Love School stamp set on the tab.


And here are the last pages.  Goal for this fall:  put the zoom lens on the camera and get better field hockey photos!

There are a few more stops on the hop:

Wendy Morris (September's special guest!)

Kris Chirhart (September's other special guest!)

Daniela Dobson

Nichol Magouirk

Ali Edwards

Laura O'Donnell (you are here)

Sharyn Tormanen

Teri Anderson

From all of the comments made during the hop we'll do a random draw for 2 stamp sets.  One person will receive Months by Ali Edwards and one person will receive Days of the Week by Ali Edwards.  Winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on the 13th.

And be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog for a chance to win 12 sets of Technique Tuesday's Story Cards!  This month marks the 2 year anniversary of Studio AE, and you will want to keep checking the Technique Tuesday blog for some other things they've got in the works in honor of Studio AE's anniversary.

Thanks for stopping by.




156 comments:

Marcia said...

I love how the stamp fits on the doily. It looks like it's hand written and not stamped.

smahrty said...

Cute little mini! I love how the sentiments pull all the pages together - great idea.

Annette said...

such a cute mini album...i love the sentiments from Technique Tuesday...they are just so fun...thanks for sharing..

darla said...

I LOVE mini books and yours is awesome - thank you so much for sharing.

Miss Kathy said...

Love your mini book. The cover and die cut leaves are perfect.

Margie said...

What a beautiful mini album!

rhoffer said...

Too cute!
And such a treasure!

Christine said...

A really beautiful minibook. Fall is one of my favorite seasons.

Cindy said...

What a great mini, I have gotten inspiration to create one showcasing all fall favorites now! Usually just do the typical fall layouts, great idea!

Ellen said...

This was an enjoyable and inspirational stop on the hop, Thanks!

Sharyn said...

stop it!!!! Awesome!!

Theresa & Keith said...

Love the album! Stamping on the doily....LOVE that!

Craftmom said...

Love your mini book. So cute!

calamity jane said...

Oh Laura....this is wonderful!! Thanks for the push-start ( I mean...inspiration!) to get my old photos out!!

Laina Millson said...

Love fall and love mini albums. This = perfection!

Lang said...

I love ths mini album. I was going to skip a fall one this year, but this makes me rethink that idea!

Heidi Y said...

I love your mini book - so fun!! I can't wait to give it a try... Thank you soo much for sharing!

Annette said...

cute mini! I have one I started last year...maybe I will rework it to be less time specific and just celebrate fall versus a specific year. Thanks for the inspiration!

Robin said...

Wish I could make a book that fast. Looks great.

sandra said...

Luv your minibook Laura!

TinaM said...

Great idea for all those Fall photos. I think I'll give it a try too! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

jendcnguyen said...

I love how you compiled old fall photos together to make a mini!

Sarah said...

Wow, what a beautiful fall creation! Love the great colours and the fab new stamps!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

stunning book! i love mini albums!! thanks for the chance!

Cheryl Leong said...

woohoo!!! they are definitely looking awesome!!!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE this mini! So many great details, but not overdone, still crisp and clean - and I played field hockey too! Fall ALWAYS makes me think of field hockey.

Mendi M said...

Love your mini! So fallish!

Mary in IL said...

makes me want to go thru my photo stash and do one too. Thanks Laura!

{VICKI} said...

Your project is my fave so far

melissa said...

I am speechless. This little book happens to be breathtaking. I love how you used more than one of Ali's stamps.

blupixy said...

This mini album is amazing! So many great things in it! Thanks for sharing!

LeighMD said...

Awesome! Love this mini book.

LeighMD said...

Awesome mini book! The stamps look beautiful.

LeighMD said...

Awesome! Love this mini book.

ktware said...

what a great little mini album!

terisplace said...

So, so, so awesome, Laura! I'm just love that you made a mini book!!!!

SheriE. said...

I love your little mini book. Full of so much deliciousness. (I just made up that word, but it fit!)

Anonymous said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome job on the mini. Wow. Who knew just looking for some pictures would turn into this. What a great keepsake. Thanks for sharing and inspiring once again!
Janet K.

Carole said...

simply stinkin cute - LOVE the pages and the details = celebrate FALL !!!

Magdalena F said...

Your mini book is totally awsome! Maybe I should try to do one myself, you give me inspiration!

Danielle in the Keys said...

I'm a sucker for pockets and tabs and then you throw in the corrugated cardboard?! :) :)

ShellyJ said...

WOW! What a mini :) fabulous!

wilcoxdesigns said...

I love the idea of a mini book to capture certain events.

Nikki White said...

What a great little mini album!

Angel said...

What a wonderful fun filled book, thank you so much for sharing every creative page.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

what a wonderful mini album you made!

Fiorella said...

I love making mini album and yours is filled with so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing it!

Teresa C. said...

Love the book. Thanks for the idea, great inspiration.

DeeAnn said...

Love your mini! Thanks for the peek.

Queen Mary said...

I love the idea of the mini, I was not aware that TT had those tiles! I take a trip every October with some women friends to stamp and crop and go to the Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs, WV (Wild Women's Weekend in WV). Anyway, this is a perfect little gift idea for the ladies attending!

Laura T. said...

Wow - what a cute mini-album. Great job!

cassie said...

I love your mini book, Laura! Awesome!

Margareta Carlsson said...

What a gorgeous mini!!

Cynthia Larson (cynlarson4760@cs.com) said...

OMG love your album. Thanks so much for sharing. BEAUTIFUL.

Sue said...

Oh my gosh - I love this mini-album. It's hard to find some more simple ones sometimes without the heavily embellished pages. These are so beautiful. Love it!

NWFlamingo said...

I love this. What a great autumn book!

Anonymous said...

Super cute mini album.

D.

Cropper hopper said...

What a gorgeous mini book! I love the idea of doing a fall book.

Kathy said...

What a great idea to make a mini album of fall!!! It's my fave season yet I have never done this. Thanks for a super idea!

MaryAnn said...

wonderful mini album

TeresaK said...

What a great little mini! Love it and just loving that new stamp release!
Teresa
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

Benessi said...

lovely collection of fall photos, great mini!

Alice Wertz said...

awww... i adore this mini, Laura!! so so so beautiful and i love all the details. fabulous work as always!

Chrissie Szarejko said...

Oh how I love fall! What a great idea to make a mini album of random fall memories, such a great walk down memory lane! Thanks for the ideas!

Kim said...

I love, love, love your mini album! You did such a nice job! Thank you for sharing. Take care. :)

marylouh said...

Great scrapbook. Nobody said you have to always use current pictures to make a memory book. Loved the use of the embellishments. Good job.

Hollyk said...

So Love your mini album, I just finished my first mini album so much fun to make.

Rosalie said...

Super cute mini album. I really love it.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

cute little album. Thanks for a chance to win. I love the few stamps I have already (greenhouse society)

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous mini album - I like the corregated cover.

Bernadette@B3HD said...

Adore your mini album. LOVE how the corrugated card cover gives the vibe that they are courds.

B

Norma W said...

Like the techniques you shared.

Christy said...

Love this fall stamp set! Can't wait for it to arrive :)

Christine Arrocena said...

I'm so inspired to do a Fall mini now!

Cheri said...

Great use of old photos. Love the mini book.

Michelle Peacey said...

Love the mini album.

Leah said...

So gorgeous, your mini album looks fantastic.

Rosemarie said...

Absolutely beautiful and creative. Love all your ideas and designs in the book.

Joan K Demers said...

Laura! What a great album! Beautiful work!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Laura, your mini book is amazing and it encompasses every single memory!

neyw said...

Love the mini album. Thanks for sharing.

Caroll Brammer said...

Love, love, LOVE this album! I'm loving the stamp set too!

Leanne said...

Fabulous mini book, gorgeous colours and use of all elements :)

Jenny Rae said...

what an amazing mini!

Sue D said...

Great idea for a mini album--I like the denim leaf.

Dotchie said...

Love the use of older photos in this mini. I made Halloween costumes for my son (now 26) for years. His and my favorite holiday.

Heather Wambach said...

Great mini album.

Just Me said...

Great mini album. Love the pictures and the way you used the sentiments through out the album.

MariClaudi said...

super cool...love those stamps!

Polly Wright said...

Great Mini!!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a cute book...so many sweet picture of fall and the sentiments work so well.

Lorraine said...

What a fabulous mini! Love the colors and textures.

Juilien Jiang said...

Amazing mini album! Love the cover so much!

Anonymous said...

Love the mix of years Great ideas!!
Thanks!!
Kiley D.

Linda E said...

Fabulous mini-book, Laura!

Scrappin Thread said...

Great mini album! Love all the color. Beverly

Cynthia B. said...

What a super stash- buster project!! You chose such a wonderful mix of products, as well as the TT products. Awesome job!

scrapper Karen said...

That is a wonderful and adorable book! What a great idea!

JMCPhillips said...

Excellent mini book!!A great usage of product to highlight your beautiful photos!!

Kary said...

The mini book was great. I liked the corrugated board. Of course the stamps..its just all fit together of what you were trying to do!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Great mini album!!

Jen Carlson said...

Gorgeous mini album! Love the details.

Jen Carlson said...

Gorgeous mini album! Love the details.

Billie A said...

Awesome mini book and love how you used the stamps and embellishments. Great fun fall memory book. Great work.

Olivia said...

Amazing mini book! You've inspired me to create on about fall now too. Thanks for sharing :)

zgagi said...

Love your mini album, TFS

Shell said...

Such a terrific album...very nice!

newbie said...

great book, may have to do the same thing and use pictures from last year's pumpkin patch since I can't wait to use these stamps.

Chrystie said...

I LOVE your mini book!! I pinned it! Really really cute!!

ScrapArtDesign said...

WOW! Love your mini book!n It´s full with love!
xo from Austria

cutiephinphin said...

LOVE your mini and the details like stamping on the doily, the die cut leaves etc.

Brandi said...

I am absolutely obsessed with mini books, and yours does not disappoint! It is filled with great ideas that I see myself using soon.

Shawnna said...

Very cute project. I'll definitely use it as inspiration.

lynnquiltsalot said...

Wow! I love this mini book. And your photos are wonderful. Fall is the best season for taking pictures. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Brooke said...

I teared up at Mary Rose's kindergarten picture. Can you tell that my kindergartener is about to finish and start school??

marynbtol said...

Love your mini album!

Carolyn Henning said...

I love this. The cover material is very cool. I like the idea of gathering all my fall pictures from the years into one place.

Ruth G said...

You're making me yearn for fall (which hasn't hit in Illinois yet, either!) I love all the wonderful textures and colors in your album! I've got an 8th grade daughter, too! It's so fun to look back and see just how much they've changed over the years! TFS!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Laura this album is so awesome! I think I will need to make one. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Shelly said...

Your mini book is sooo cute!

Cristina said...

I love, love, LOVE this mini! Stunning photography too!

Melanie said...

Very cool mini book! I love that chevron bag too, and how you embellished it!

idahorhodes said...

Love the idea! I need to do one!

Kelly said...

Great book! I've should create something like this, too! Lovin' the inspiration in this blog hop.

Happy Tuesday!

Judy said...

Fabulous mini book...such a great idea/technique on every page! I'm lifting several...

Rhadonda said...

so creative and just the right handy dandy size. Thanks!

Rachel said...

love how you used the chevron bag, doily, and that blue tag-so gorgeous!!!

littlenat said...

Such a cute book - love all the little details!

Carmen Nuland said...

Great job on your project - I love the fall ideas and stamping on a doily

mtscrapgal said...

Love your mini album. It
s nice to use older photos once in a while. Thanks.

Amy said...

Fabulous mini...the inserts are super cute and I love the "wallpaper" trick. Thanks for sharing...

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing your mini-album. You have so many great ideas! What a great rememberance of many autumn seasons!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing your mini-album. You have so many great ideas! What a great rememberance of many autumn seasons!

Lacey C said...

Love your mini-album! :)

The Farris Family said...

Beautiful mini album!

Celia Hibben said...

adorable mini book

Kellie said...

Great mini book. I want to try making one very soon. Thank you for sharing. Ali stamps are so beautiful xx

Sam F said...

This mini book about fall is truly inspired! Love it!

Kathy said...

VERY creative album...like your use of stamps that complement each other!

Memories by Manda said...

Great mini album - I love the fall colours. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Katie said...

This book is amazing. Thanks for walking us through it, I love the cut out leaves and the nature pictures. Really wonderful project. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Mandee said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful way to display older photos & use up some supplies. I love it!

jenny whillas said...

Love this book , what a great use for the stamps and a wonderful creative way to remember a season over the years.Thanks for the chance

MaryL said...

I am working on collecting pieces/parts to start creating my own album pages...this mini album is very cute! I would love to win a stamp set which helps me get closer to my collection goal!!

JillC said...

Beautiful little album! Such great details!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

jillc at ne dot rr dot com

Paula said...

I am "blown away" like a leaf on a fall day by your mini album! You've given me a ton of ideas on how to use this month's Studio AE stamps! A heartfelt thank you!

forpahl5 said...

great book! I just love it! Thanks for the ideas!

Susan said...

Loved the themed book! Great use of leftovers! Thanks

connie said...

I love mini albums!

Amy Lee said...

I have a mini album addiction and this is adorable!!!! Love the corrugated cardboard cover and your stamped leaf title. The whole thing is FABULOUS!!!

Amy Megan said...

Ok, I'm amazed with how you used the Studio AE stamps in your mini album! Great job!

sclugo said...

Beautiful mini album! Like how you used all those random snapshots. Also love how you stamped onto the lace doily! Great idea!

Flo S. said...

Perfect fall project. Love the cute album with all the new stamps.

Iris said...

What a cute mini book. Iris

Julie said...

Wow! What a cute book!

maria f. said...

Oh my goodness. Is there a gold medal for paper projects? You have created a wonderful family keepsake. So much love there.