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September 2012

Stamp Spotlight: The Keep Calm series

Hi everybody!

Get ready for some fun because today we are spotlighting our Keep Calm series of stamps.

These sweet stamp sets (which have a suggested retail price of $9.99 each) are just so fun! Each stamp set comes with two Keep Calm-inspired phrases and a number of images to mix and match with them.

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Technique-Tuesday-Get-Crafty-Clear-Stamps-Medium Technique-Tuesday-Eat-Chocolate-Clear-Stamps-Medium Technique-Tuesday-Twinkle-On-Clear-Stamps-Medium

Neat, huh?! And we've Daniela, Linda, Charlene and Teri here with some projects they've made with them.

On your mark. Get set. Check it out.

Keep calm by Daniela Dobson
(By Daniela Dobson. Made with Twinkle On.)

(By Linda Barber. Made with Think Beef.)

(By Charlene Austin. Made with Smile Big and Hello Days by Ali Edwards - Story Cards - Gray.)

(By Teri Anderson. Made with Think Vacation.)

(By Teri Anderson. Made with Get Crafty.)

You can find all of our Keep Calm stamp sets on our Web site. You can also check with your favorite retailer to see if they have them or ask them to get them in.


Greenhouse Society: September Round-Up

Let the shipping begin!

It's the 25th so the September Greenhouse Society stamp set is ready to start shipping.


Not a Greenhouse Society member yet? That's OK. The set is available for purchase for a limited time on our Web site.You can also check with your favorite retailer to see if they carry Greenhouse Society stamp sets or to ask them to get them in.

In honor of this month's stamp set, we have fabulous projects from our Creative Team. Take it away, gang!

(From Kris Chirhart)

(From Birgit Edblom)

(From Birgit Edblom... again!)

(From Tanis Giesbrecht)

(From Teri Anderson)

(From Ashley Harris)

Tune in on Oct. 15th to see our October Greenhouse Society stamp set and another round of fun projects from our Creative Team. We hope to see you then!


A Christmas Tag from Tobi

Christmas may be a few months away, but it's not holding us back from sharing this cool holiday-inspired creation from Tobi Crawford.

What a beauty!

Tobi used a watermark ink pad to stamp the words from the Magic of Christmas by Ali Edwards all over the tag. She dumped embossing powder on top, shook away the excess powder and heated up the tag to melt the remaining powder.

Then the real magic happened. She spritzed the tag with all kinds of color mists! The end result is that cool multi-colored tag!

Tobi finished her tag off by adding some presents to it and a little bit of Baker's Twine.

Well done, Tobi!


Round-up: September Studio AE

We are giving September's Studio AE stamp set a second look today.

And to get you more inspired to use it, we've rounded up some great projects that our Studio AE team has cooked up with the Celebrate Fall by Ali Edwards stamp set over the last few weeks that you just might have missed.

On your mark. Get set. Get ready to be inspired.

(By Nichol Magouirk. Made with the Studio AE set, along with Photo Love by Ali Edwards, Sentiment Tabs by Ali Edwards and Remember This Banners by Ali Edwards.)


(By Kris Chirhart)

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(By Daniela Dobson)

(By Laura O'Donnell. Made with September's set and In Stitches.)

(By Sharyn Tormanen)

We want to see what you make this month's Studio AE stamp set. Share your projects with us through  Facebook and Twitter.


Stamp Spotlight: Chevrons Two Step

We're taking today to shine the spotlight on one of our newest stamp sets: Chevrons Two Step.

This 4" x "6 clear stamp set features six different Chevron border stamps.

This stamp set is perfect for creating your own patterned paper designs for cards, scrapbook pages and other paper crafted projects. You can use one of the stamps or mix a number of them together.

Want to see the set  in action? Well, check out these cool projects our Creative Team has made it.

(By Laura O'Donnell. Made with Chevrons Two Step and Halloween Seal.)

(By Kris Chirhart. Made with Two Step Chevrons and Smile Big.)

(By Jaclyn Miller. Made with Chevrons Two Step and Jingle All the Way by Ali Edwards.)

(By Tanis Giesbrecht. Made with Chevrons Two Step and Awesome.)

(By Ashley Harris. Made with Chevrons Two Step.)

(By Tobi Crawford. Made with Chevrons Two Step and All My Love by Ali Edwards.)

(By Kris Chirhart. Made with Chevrons Two Step, Smile Big, Think Vacation and Bright Idea.)

Have you stamped anything yet with our Chevrons Two Step stamp set? Share it with us through Twitter and Facebook. We would love to see it.


And the winners are...

We’ve got some Studio AE Celebration Week winners.

From the Studio AE Party Continues post, the winner of the $50 gift certificate and guest spot on our blog is:

Cristina (9/14 @ 6:53 p.m.)

From the Treasure Hunt post, we have two winners.

The winner of the first $50 gift certificate is:

Amanda Susan (9/13 @ 4:14 a.m.)

The winner of the second $50 gift certificate is:

Julie Rasmussen (9/14 @ 11:32 p.m.)

And, finally, from Friday’s A Message from Ali post, the winner of the big, mondo prize package valued at over $200 is:

Amy Ulen (9/15 @ 9:47 a.m.)

Congrats, winners! Teri just sent emails to you at the email addresses you commented with.
A big thanks again to everyone for joining us for the celebration festivities! We so appreciate all of your comments!


Greenhouse Society: September Reveal

It is mid-September!

That means it is time to reveal our latest Greenhouse Society stamp set.


September's stamp set consists of a beautiful sunflower, along with five additional stamps you can mix and match together so you can make cards for a number of happy occasions.

The limited-edition, clear stamp set comes on a 3" x 4" storage sheet.

It's on sale now and begins shipping on Sept. 25th.

Our Creative Team is here today with some fabulous projects made with the set. Take it away, team!

(By Kris Chirhart)


(By Tobi Crawford)

(By Tanis Giesbrecht)

(By Birgit Edblom)

(By Ashley Harris)

(By Teri Anderson)

Let's hear it for September!

Our team will be back again on the 25th with more great ideas for this stamp set.


PS... Looking for the winners of the Studio AE Celebration festivities? Tune in on Tuesday!

A Message from Ali Edwards


Answer Ali's question by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday (9/16/2012) for a chance at winning this mondo big, super fantastic Technique Tuesday prize package. It is valued at over $200!

The lucky winner will get everything you see in the picture: all of the stamps (17 sets worth!); the two packages of Technique Tiles; the ink pads; the pack of Real Life by Ali Edwards - Story Cards - Red; a Technique Tuesday Portfolio and a Life is a Journey Mini Album Project Kit! 

Can we get another woohoo?

The winner will be chosen at random and announced next week!

Thanks again for celebrating two years of Studio AE with us this week!


Let's Hunt for (Technique Tuesday) Treasure!

Gosh, it seems like just yesterday that the Studio AE Anniversary Celebration Week began.

All of us at TT are having such a good time and are so thrilled to have so many of you playing along with us! Your excitement and comments energize us! Thank you for joining us!

Today, we are sending you on a Treasure Hunt. A Studio AE treasure hunt, to be exact.

We’ve got two $50 gift certificates for up for grabs. The first one will go to the first person who replies to this post and tells us the correct name of each of the following five stamp sets. The second one will go to someone chosen at random from all of those who correctly name them.

Sound good? On your mark. Get set. Name these stamp sets.

Stamp set no. 1



Stamp set no. 2



Stamp set no. 3



Stamp set no. 4


Stamp set no. 5


Good luck!

We will take answers through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15th. The winner will be announced next week.

Oh, and don’t forget to tune into the Technique Tuesday blog tomorrow. We’re ending the week with a message from Ali and and of us at TT, and we're giving away on super big, super mondo, really awesome prize package. Here’s a teeny tiny (really teeny tiny) peek to whet your appetite!



PS…Who won prizes from the September Studio AE Blog Hop? The winner of the Days of the Week by Ali Edwards stamp set is Danielle Bresnak (12:59 p.m. on 9/10 on Nichol’s blog). The winner of the Months by Ali Edwards set is Diana Waite (1 p.m. on Daniela’s blog). And the winner of the 12 packs of Story Cards is Judy R (8:56 a.m. on 9/11 on the Technique Tuesday blog). Congrats to all! Teri just sent you emails so we can get your prizes out.

The Studio AE Celebration Continues!

It’s Wednesday, and we are still celebrating two years of Studio AE stamp sets!

Are you having fun yet? Hope so!

Today, we want to flashblack and pay tribute to our Creative Team. They thrill us every month by bringing us inspiring cards, layouts and other projects with our Studio AE stamp sets.

Here are a few of our favorite projects they’ve made with these limited-edition stamp sets designed by Ali Edwards over the last year.


(From Laura O’Donnell, made with Summer Rocks by Ali Edwards.)

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(From Daniela Dobson, made with Hello Routine by Ali Edwards.)

(From Nichol Magouirk, made with Summer Rocks by Ali Edwards.)


(From Sharyn Tormanen, made with the Beauty of Spring by Ali Edwards.)

(From Charlene Austin, made with Life Right Now by Ali Edwards.)

(From Ashley Harris, made with Hello Routine by Ali Edwards.)


(From Jaclyn Miller, made with Love This Memory by Ali Edwards.)

(From Linda Barber, made with the Get Outside by Ali Edwards.)

How is that for inspiration?

In honor of Studio AE, we want to feature one of you and your work right here on the Technique Tuesday blog! Today, we are giving away the guest spot, along with a $50 gift certificate to

Here’s what you have to do: Tell us your favorite Studio AE project! You’ve seen our favorites. We want to know your favorite is!

Check out our Studio AE Gallery and our Pinterest page for even more Studio AE projects. Or point us to a favorite project you or your best friend has made.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced next week!

Ps. Don't miss out on September's Studio AE Blog Hop. Today's the last day to check it out and comment for a chance to win one of the prizes were are giving away in conjunction with the hop. Go here to start hopping.