Fashion Friday

amy tangerine varga store headquartersFor some upcoming projects, I got a chance to visit the Varga Store headquarters. I first fell in love with their location in Santa Monica many years ago when walking along Main Street. Now I love their shop in my local mall (within walking distance), so when we discussed pulling clothes, I got pretty excited. As a former stylist, the best part about putting an outfit together is the opportunity to get creative with mixing and matching items. I really enjoy putting a twist on pieces that you may not think go together – like this elephant top – and ice cream necklace.amy tangerine varga store headquartersThe office was fashionable and functional and full of glamorous details.amy tangerine varga store headquartersamy tangerine varga store headquarters

amy tangerine varga store headquartersI posted this on Instagram, asking whether I should choose the citrus or pineapple dress…
amy tangerine varga store headquartersDon’t worry – I ended up getting both! If you have the chance to visit one of Varga’s locations, I highly recommend it. PS – Varga is offering 30% off their entire site this weekend! At checkout, use promo code: ladyblue

Thinking about adding a Fashion Friday post here on the blog every once in a while. Hope you’re into it!

Photos by Jamie Waters

Thankful Cards by Shanna

This time of year I love to send out cards of gratitude to those I love. Even though we thank them all year it is nice to put some of those things to words every now and then. When I am making a batch of cards there are two schools of thought: 1. make an assembly style line where all the cards end up the same 2. put out a pile of your favorite products, create a theme and make each card slightly unique. This is my kinda card making!!
shanna noel for amy tangerineI pulled out some of my favorite Plus One items and a handful of kraft card bases. I also pulled out some other basic supplies including some doilies.
shanna noel for amy tangerineThe first thing I did is get my theme down. This is often the base of the card anything larger I might be using on it and the sentiment I am using. I find that since I am reproducing this I like to use something like a stamp or label maker for this kind of project. For these cards I wanted them all to read “thankful for you” and decided to start with a doily folded over the top of my card.
shanna noel for amy tangerineFor my first card I keep it simple but cutting a heart out of my plus one paper and attaching the sentiment I made with my label maker right on top. This could not be easier but turned out perfectly adorable!
shanna noel for amy tangerineWith my second card I dove into the puffy stickers. I though the little geo tag would be perfect “pointing” down to my sentiment, and I love how it draws your eye right to the “THANKFUL”. By keeping my doily and sentiment strip the same I am just changing it slightly by adding a different embellishment.
shanna noel for amy tangerineFor my last card I quickly added my doily then put my sentiment strip on a little tag because I really wanted to use those adorable clothes pins in this project. I love that pop of aqua on this kraft and white card, and my adding a mustard tie to the end of my tag it adds in another texture.
shanna noel for amy tangerineIn a matter of minutes I have created three unique cards by simply changing your favorite Amy Tangerine embellishments!! I hope you have an amazing month, and take a moment to document your gratitude! -Shanna

That is some serious eye candy! Makes me want to pull out a stash and make a batch of cards! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop for Plus One and Stitched at your local scrapbook stores and online at and Simon Says Stamp!


amy tangerine + evaliciousEvery time I get a package from Evalicious, I get excited. Her little stamps, embellishments, stickers and new wood veneers are just adorable and the perfect accents to any paper crafting projects. I decided to do a single sided pocket page featuring Jack (surprise!) at 13 months. I mixed in my latest collection, Stitched, but you can really use anything from your stash with her stuff. I find it incredibly versatile and fun to work with. Even when I am not slicing things, I lay everything out on my favorite cutting mat by American Crafts. I printed some of the photos using my Fujifilm Instax Share.amy tangerine + evaliciousI journaled in white onto the kraft cardstock using my favorite white pen ever – the Uni-ball Signo broad. After photographing the page, I realized that I actually wanted to add the adorable puffy alpha stickers.amy tangerine + evalicious

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‘This Happened’ by Shanna

Color is one of the things that inspires my layouts the most. I love seeing different color combos and trying them out on my page. When I ran across this image recently I fell in love with the simple color combo of gold, kraft, black and white. Now there are a lot of directions you can take this from simple, to classic and every where in between but I decided to use one of my heritage photos for this project!
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I love these large, bold, sentiment stickers from Plus One (whats not to love?) and I wanted to use them with the new kraft label stickers from Stitched. Together they really did all the work for me, I simple stitched the banner stickers across the page and added some wood veneer stars on the top. Paired with a bold black and white pattern paper down the side and a black and white photo you really can’t go wrong! I used the “this happened” as my journaling prompt and printed out some journaling strips.
I am going to be on the look out for this color combo and I can’t wait to see how you use it! Have a wonderful day! – Shanna

Thanks so much, Shanna – I love this layout, so inspiring! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop for Plus One at your local scrapbook stores and online at and Simon Says Stamp!

Jack @ 13 months

amy tangerine #jackarchibaldI can’t even  handle how adorable Jack is sometimes. He wore this little onesie and I could not believe how much older he looks! Maybe it’s because he’s technically a toddler and onesies are typically worn by younger babies. In any case, I love that he’s usually such a little happy guy! He’s full of smiles and makes us laugh so much.amy tangerine #jackarchibald amy tangerine #jackarchibald amy tangerine #jackarchibald amy tangerine #jackarchibaldHe’s got 6 teeth, says silly things like “hot hot” and isn’t the best (whole) milk drinker, but we are working on it. He weaned himself gradually and this has changed a couple things around here (all good!). He’s independent yet cuddly. He claps his hands after he does something accomplished like putting a lid on, is becoming a pickier eater, and doesn’t like purees from the squeeze pouches anymore. Daddy thinks he needs his first haircut, but I want to let it grow. He’s curious, still only crawling around, standing for a bit on his own, and he’s got his own hashtag.

Photos by Jamie Waters | Onesie is a gift from Aunt Cindy purchased from Brickyard Buffalo, but available on Etsy here)

the best happy mail

I’m constantly amazed at the kindness of creatives. You may remember this post about Buster. Several days later, I saw this on Instagram and was so touched by the incredible gesture and caption. Then I got this happy mail a few weeks later:amy tangerine buster & bambooThank you SO much Olya! You’re incredibly talented. PS – For those of you wondering, Buster continues to do better every day.

Courtney + Jon’s wedding video and scrapbook pages

Best Wedding Video from Betsy Hansen on Vimeo.

I’m back in Florida for a few days. The last time I was here was for a very special occasion. My best friend’s wedding is featured on this wedding blog and I’m overjoyed to be able to relive her big day. Here are some of the pages we made for her wedding album gift. Her photographers did an amazing job capturing her wedding, and there were so many photos to choose from. We printed the photos in 3×4 (current favorite size) with Persnickety Prints and the quality is unbeatable.amy tangerine amy tangerine amy tangerineSupplies: Shimelle collection | Amy Tangerine | and some Studio Calico kits thrown into the mix.

tropical stamping

amy tangerineGreetings from Florida! On JC’s last trip to NY, he picked up these cool Yellow Owl Workshop stamps for me. He said he thought they would be perfect for using on Jack’s thank you cards if I felt so inclined to making them by hand. Well, I thought I would, but ended up just using them along with my favorite inks and supplies to make some quick crafts.amy tangerine amy tangerineI tried a white ink pad for the first time in a while and was extremely happy with the results. It’s juicy and has the cutest name – Cold Hands Warm Heart. Most importantly, it stamps really well!

Ironically, JC is in New York once again while Jack and I are taking advantage of a little visit with friends in sunny Florida. We’re having plenty of pineapple and hoping to flag down a flamingo.

Supplies: Ranger Inks and White ink pad from Simon Says Stamp | Many Thanks stamp by Ann-Marie Loves | Cutting mat by American Crafts