Welcome to this month's Studio AE Blog Hop!
eta: since several of you have asked about the color I added to the border, I thought I'd edit this post and share here. I stamped my image onto white paper with my black ink pad, cut it out, and then colored in the border with my R27 (red) Copic Ciao so it would match my patterned paper. Fun, right? The possibilities are endless!
This month I had fun. I love how I can use the stamps in this month's set - Studio AE - Favorite Story - to create a title, which is what I did here. This is a layout I've been meaning to get out of my head and onto paper for awhile now.
Can you read it? (it's sometimes easier if you click the photo) It's a little funny moment that we have weekly over here. The boys - most often Mark - will ask me to tell a story, so I'll tell him that a pig fell in the mud, then he'll laugh and say - no! longer! So I'll say a pig named fred fell in the mud - and it goes on and on.
I journaled this layout with a Pigma Micron .005 - it's my journaling pen of choice. It's probably been over a year since I've used my printer to journal. I prefer the convenience of my pen.
I also ended up grabbing the arrow from my Studio AE set from August - I'm quite partial to that arrow.
And as for the photo - something that I finally learned to do within the last year, is to keep a file of random photos of my kids. A file that contains pictures that I like but that don't necessarily go with any event, or pictures that are extra. I use these photos to document these stories that don't have a specific picture to go with them. I thought this picture fit here because he's laughing, which is what he does when he has me tell this story.
Be sure to take some time today or over the weekend to check the blogs of all the talented stampers taking part in today's Blog Hop:
February Studio AE guest
Sharyn <------ that's me
As a thank you for all the comments received during the hop on all the blog, as well as those left on the Technique Tuesday blog, we will give away two stamp sets.
You don't need to leave a comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.
All comments must be made by midnight PST on February 13th. Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on February 14th to see if you are on the lucky winners.
Thank you so much for stopping by