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September 2012

Day 2 of this party is going to be good!

Yesterday, we kicked off the Studio AE 2nd anniversary party with some yummy goodness! Here's a woohoo for everyone who left a comment about their favorite treats. I really enjoyed reading your comments last night. I have to admit - you had me drooling.

Hmmmm... what should we do today to celebrate? I guess we could move onto... GIFTS! Today, everyone has a shot at receiving a present.

  • If you are already a Studio AE member, we are sending you two presents in your September shipment. The first gift that you will receive is a package of our new Story Cards. I can't tell you which color or which Story Card style you will be getting. But I can tell you that you will be getting an entire package of 24 cards featuring Ali’s handwriting and favorite fonts. Our creative team members have been using the Story Cards on pocket-style pages, traditional layouts, and on handmade cards. You can see lots of project ideas in the gallery on our website and on our Pinterest boards.

    Your bonus gift is a little stamp set featuring Ali’s handwriting. The bonus stamp set includes some words and phrases that complement the Perspectives stamp set which you may already own or have seen on our website. The images in the bonus stamp set are smaller and will fit into the space on the back of the Story Cards. So start watching for your September Studio AE shipment because your presents are on their way to you!
  • Have you been thinking about joining Studio AE but just haven't quite been ready? Well this might be the month to join. Everyone who joins before September 30 will receive a pack of Story Cards. Plus while we still have them, we'll send the little bonus stamp set too.
  • We didn't want those of you who aren't into joining to be left out of this party. So we're leaving comments open on yesterday's blog post. We'll be choosing one lucky person from all the comments we receive on that blog post to win the prize package of 12 packs of Story Cards. You have until midnight PST Wednesday to tell us about your favorite sweet treat and be entered to win. And don't forget to comment on the blogs of our Studio AE team members for a chance to win one of the two stamp sets up for grabs. Blog Hop winners will be announced on the 13th.

So far I'm liking this party but we've got three more days of celebrating to do. Tomorrow, someone will win a guest spot on our creative team plus a gift certificate. And we have more fun things planned for the rest of the week, too. This party is just getting started!


Let's Blog Hop and Celebrate Studio AE!

Time sure flies when you are having fun!

And we sure have been having lots of fun with all of you, thanks to Studio AE!

Today kicks off our September Studio AE Blog Hop. It is the start of a five-day celebration in honor of the last two years of Studio AE stamps. Be sure to hit our blog every day through Friday. We are giving away lots of prizes, gifts and the opportunity to be a guest on our blog.

So let’s get started with September’s Studio AE Blog Hop.

Please check out the blogs of:

You’ll find great ideas for the Celebrate Fall by Ali Edwards, this month’s Studio AE set and more.

(By the way, the set starts shipping today. Not a Studio AE member? You can order it for a limited time through our Web site and through some retailers. Be sure to check with your favorite store to see if they carry Studio AE stamps.)

Be sure to comment as you hop today. We’ll give away two prizes at random from all the comments made on the blogs of our Creative Team members.

One person will win the Days of the Week by Ali Edwards stamp set, while another will the Months by Ali Edwards stamp set.

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And leave a comment for us here, too! Since we are celebrating this week, tell us what your favorite kind of sweet treat is. Do you love cupcakes? Is pie with a scoop of ice cream more your thing? Whatever it is, tell us! 

We will pick one of you at random to win 12 packs of our Story Cards. Yes, 12 packs! That’s a $60 value! That means, you’ll get packs in red, green and gray of our Hello Days by Ali Edwards, Remember This by Ali Edwards, Real Life by Ali Edwards and Observations by Ali Edwards Story Cards.

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Can we get a woohoo?

Here's to a fun week of Studio AE!


Join Us on Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday...)

Let the party begin!

Well, almost.

We are celebrating two years of Studio AE stamps from Technique Tuesday and Ali Edwards, starting on Monday with our Studio AE Blog Hop!

There will be fun stuff on our blog every day through Friday! All of it is related to Studio AE.

Tune in on Monday at 5 a.m. Pacific Time for the blog hop, which features great ideas for the Celebrate Fall by Ali Edwards stamp set and more.

Here's a small peek of one of the projects you'll see during the hop.

We hope you will join us.


PS... We wanted to share a small oversight on our part! We did give away a $50 gift certificate this Summer to nwilcox, who was randomly selected for the prize after subscribing to our newsletter in July. We forgot to mention it on our blog to let you all know it was awarded. Sorry to leave you hanging, y'all!

Sharyn + a Story Card

Who says our new Story Cards are just for scrapbooking?

Sharyn Tormanen sure has been using them on a lot of her pocket scrapbook pages. Just check out these ones on her blog

Sharyn took a break from all the scrapbooking the other day and whipped out this friendly card with one of our Observations by Ali Edwards - Story Cards - Gray.

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Sharyn carried the encouraging theme of her card through by stamping a sentiment from Stay the Course.

Then she stamped a flower and leaves with our Two Steppin' set on cardstock, fussy cut them and used them as an embellishment.

Nicely done, Sharyn!


Time for School

Anyone else sending their kids back to school this week?

Here in the Northwest, Tuesday is the big day!

Summer sure has been great, but I can't wait for the kids to head off to school today. I am anxious for them get back into their classrooms and back to learning! 

(And, hee, don't tell them but some of us might also looking forward to the extra crafting time while they are away each day, too!)

In honor of the big day, we have got a card from Ashley Harris that is perfect for all the students out there.

Ashley stamped both the sentiment and globe with our Learn Something by Ali Edwards stamp set.



Celebrate with September's Studio AE Stamp Set

It is September, which means we have a brand new Studio AE stamp set.

Say hello to Celebrate Fall by Ali Edwards.

This new stamp set, which starts shipping on the 10th, consists of nine clear stamps on a 4" x 6" storage sheet.

We think you'll find this set is perfect for scrapbooking Fall festivities with. It's also got great potential for making cards and other paper crafted projects with.

Want to see it in action? Go the blogs of these Creative Team members to see what they've made with the new set:

And we are delighted this month to have talented scrapbooker Wendy Morris, who just happens to be a Studio AE member, joining us as our Studio AE guest.


"A few words about me that describe me….Carefree. World traveler. Fearless. Confident. Positive. Full of random adventure. Pianist. Audit manager (but just because I’m an auditor does not mean I am is not a creative soul).  Unique yet original.  I’m currently on the design teams for Simple Stories and Hampton Art. Also, when growing up, I come from a background of artists in my family. Everyone in my family can draw, so illustration really inspires me and all levels of art.  Also, I have a strong love for photography, fashion, and music and I really focus on this rainbow of inspiration for my projects. I’ve been published in Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbook Trends: Mini Albums, Scrapbook Trends: Cards, Scrapbook Trends: Simply Handmade, Stampington: The Stampers Stampler, and several online publications."

Head to Wendy's blog right now to get a taste of her amazing scrapbook style!

Here's a peek of what you will see!


So inspiring!

You'll get to see what Wendy's made with the new stamp set during our Studio AE Blog Hop on the 10th.

Let's hear it for Wendy, Studio AE and September!