Love more and...

more love by amy tangerine

Perhaps you remember the "love more" version I posted on Instagram and blog? Well it turns out it also caught the eye of Julian Lennon and he posted it on his Facebook page! How neat! I also took a video of scripting it and finally got the chance to edit it and you can watch it here.

I've thought about a better way to have credit given to artist's work that is shared, but I really haven't come up with anything other than the use of common courtesy. I think it's fine that Julian Lennon probably didn't know where the quote came from because who knows how many people before him didn't give me credit for the work. It could have been just one or it could have been more. The thing is it shouldn't even be one. I personally don't want to have to watermark my work. I am so grateful to you all for recognizing it and commenting when you see that it hasn't gotten proper credit. Thank you for that!

I'm using this watercolor set from Michaels and a waterbrush that I love by Tim Holtz/Ranger. If you have a favorite quote, please share it in the comments!

My next collection sneak peek + giveaway!

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Happy Monday! I am so excited to share a first look at my newest collection with American Crafts, Oh Happy Life! I think it will be available in stores beginning in August. Check out this fun, bright and cute collection. Can you believe it's my 11th release with American Crafts?!

Have good times and fun adventures with Oh Happy Life by Amy Tangerine. Preserve travel memories or everyday moments with this colorful collection! Delightful icons of doughnuts, animals, cameras and cars are presented in a true rainbow of colors. Tell your story and let the good times roll with Oh Happy Life!

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And of course we can't forget to show you a peek at the patterned papers! These are some of my favorites ever and there's even ones you can color in or just leave black and white.

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Want to win an Oh Happy Life prize pack? Leave a comment below why you're excited to use this collection! We'll announce a winner next week!

Fun at Vidcon

Got back from Vidcon yesterday and I am still feeling exhilarated and inspired and exhausted. If any of you were there and took photos or video from my DIY panel, please let me know and send them over. I got basically nothing as I was the moderator. Here are a few highlights though I barely took any photos. I did try and vlog and I did Snapchat (amy_tangerine) and hope to have the YouTube video edited in the next couple weeks! For now you can check out my video from last year if you'd like.

One of the coolest things was seeing Casey again and I was wearing the tee I made for him when I did! It was awesome. Here's the DIY video in case you missed it. And I made a cameo in his vlog and the SACCONEJOLYs the same day! Love that people spotted me in the clips and let me know in the comments of this photo on Instagram

Though I think you should watch both these videos in their entirety, you can catch me in Casey Neistat's vlog at around 2:55 and on the SACCONEJOLYs vlog at around 7:15. Social media rocks and now I just want to figure out a way to make even more videos. Feeling inspired and I hope you are too!

THE LOVE LIST: WASHI TAPES

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My love for washi tapes continues! You'd think I would be tired of them by now, but my collection still grows and I find myself continuing to use them on so many things. How about you? Are you still obsessed like I am? If you have favorite sources, let me know.

Also, if you're looking to get crafty ideas for ways to use your washi tape this summer, there's a special discount on my online workshop with Brit + Co. It's the White House's Week of Making and we are giving a discount code for 20% off my Modern Scrapbooking class with Brit + Co! Use code SCRAPBOOK through 6/26.

Found these fun washi tapes on ETSY: Foxes | Triangle | Yellow Chevron | Navy Florals | Grid | Watermelon | Air Mail | Succulents | Copper Foil | Pink Floral

In

Hello Kitty bike!

Hello Kitty bike!

Growing up I was obsessed with Hello Kitty. Even as an adult I have a hard time resisting the cuteness and joy she brings. Jack and I wanted to get something special for Star for her birthday so when Dynacraft asked if I wanted to check out their Hello Kitty bike, we knew just who to gift it to! Star was absolutely thrilled with her first brand new bike. 

The 14" Hello Kitty bike is available at Target for $79.99 and is recommended for children ages 4-8. Star celebrated her 5th birthday so it was really perfect for her. The bike comes with adjustable training wheels, but Star, doesn't need them.  I lived vicariously through Star's joy as she rode around the neighborhood with a huge smile on her face. The mix of adorable Hello Kitty graphics combined with the sturdy steel frame and coaster brakes makes this the perfect bike for both safety and style. Her mom, Dana Colwell, took these photos and says that Star has been wanting to take the bike everywhere she goes! 

Dana said: Star's bike adventure was to ride down the big hill at the park.  She made it down a few successful times then crashed. But had a blast! Good thing she had her adorable matching Hello Kitty helmet! Ride on!

Please tell me I'm not the only one wishing I had this awesome Hello Kitty bike when I was her age?! Thanks Dynacraft for sending this Hello Kitty bike & Hello Kitty helmet!