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Amy Tangerine's Get To Work Book

It's hard to believe, but we just finished the 10th episode of Design On Time. In the final episode of Season 1, we were challenged by Olya Schmidt, an amazing artist and designer who is currently traipsing through Europe with her husband. She's challenged us with some really cool things. Jamie worked her usual magic with a 12x12 layout while I worked in my new planner. I definitely wanted more time to sketch and draw, but alas, the 15 minutes went by fast!  Check out the video here.  

Supplies: Rise & Shine bits | Studio Calico stamps | Hero Arts Ombre inks | Get To Work Book | Washi Tape holder by All Ready Memories | MT thin washi tapes 

Definitely going to check out the book Olya recommended, The Art of Urban Sketching - Drawing on Location Around the World.

In case you missed it - Design On Time : episode 1 | episode 2 | episode 3 | episode 4 | episode 5 | episode 6 | episode 7 | episode 8 | episode 9

I cannot believe we are almost done with the month of May! I successfully posted a video on YouTube every weekday and learned quite a bit from the experience.

  1. I learned that sharing things with you brings me great joy.
  2. It gets less difficult to listen to my own voice on video (why is that such a strange experience?).
  3. The video process (shooting, editing, adding voiceover, searching for music, uploading, etc) still takes a long time, but has been streamlined a bit as I experimented with different formats.
  4. Shooting and editing a video can happen in a day (though it wasn't easy), I did my first vlog.
  5. Video is such a fun format and medium to work with, and though I don't plan on doing daily videos going forward, I'll try and share at least twice a week. Your feedback and comments have been encouraging and inspire me to continue making more videos. So thank you for that!

We're excited for summer and looking forward to sharing some new projects as we get them underway!

On my desk and around the studio

Good stuff on Amy Tangerine's desk

I snapped this photo yesterday morning while In the studio, and also decided to do some filming. It turned into a little video tour of my piles and my planners. 

Clockwise: Otters by Olya | We R Memory Keepers brad setter | Sakura gel pen | Travelers Factory bag (gift from Sakura-Lala) | Get To Work Book | Frixion erasable pens (I got these from Whim So Doodle in Florida -  you can call them and they will ship to you) Also available here | American Crafts mini stapler | Rifle Paper books (gift from Heidi) | Pineapple card made by Olya

Not pictured but mentioned in the video: Confetti Dori

First real "vlog"?

Shot footage this morning, edited this afternoon and uploaded to youtube this evening. It took a while, but if I'm going to make posting a video every weekday in May (just a few more days to go) it's time to get creative and try some more experimenting. 

After traveling and being out of town for about two weeks, it's so nice to be home. I didn't intend on making this video so long - I really wanted to keep it under 10 minutes, but I included some random details that may or may not be interesting and of course some cute clips of Jack. My cousin (also known as Ah-Yi/Cindy) and my mom (Ahpo) live in our guest house and they along with our Jack Russell Terrier, Bamboo make an appearance in what is my first vlog...

Inspiring Others

expand in success

After watching Marie Forleo's video about How to Stop Self-Sabotage, I had to script out this quote by Gay Hendricks. I'm adding his book The Big Leap to my wishlist. I ended up writing the quote a bit lower that I had intended, so I stamped what might be my favorite flower ever, from a past Studio Calico kit at the top and filled it in with grey watercolor. 

Gay Hendricks quote scripted by Amy Tangerine

Hope to continue spreading more motivation for each of your Mondays this year using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). I also found some alternative watercolor options here and here. If you have a favorite quote – snarky, silly, or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments!

Design on Time with author Kristin Harmel

I was so excited when my dear friend and bestselling novelist, Kristin Harmel agreed to join as the guest challenger for Design On Time. Last week when I was on the first leg of an 8 day long trip I was able to finish The Life Intended. I was in tears toward the end and maybe a little bit throughout as well. Such a moving story about love and choosing happiness. If you liked the movie, Sliding Doors (or even if you didn't), I think you'll enjoy this book as well. 

Kristin challenged us with some cool things and as usual, we made quite the mess. Well, at least I did. Jamie usually stays pretty neat and tidy, and I don't know how she does it.

Design on Time
Design on Time

Supplies: Jen Hadfield & Pebbles products | alphabet stickers for CHOOSE | floral paper | Tim Holtz Distress Sprays

In case you missed it - Design On Time : episode 1 | episode 2 | episode 3 | episode 4 | episode 5 | episode 6 | episode 7 | episode 8 

Because it's Friday and we all deserve a little TLC, this week's episode of Design On Time features a special gift for all our viewers.  As part of our challenge I handmade a printable background that you can customize with photos, stickers, memorabilia and journaling!

Amy Tangerine Choose Happiness GiveAway.jpg

Here is your CHOOSE HAPPINESS free printable download!

It's sized 10"x10", so most people can print it on their home computers and then feel free to mount onto a 12"x12" page! If you're going to be sharing what you've done, please use the hashtag #designontime. 

We're also giving viewers a chance to win an autographed copy of The Life Intended! To win, leave a comment on this week's episode of Design on Time telling us what you do to Choose Happiness! We'll select a winner and announce next week!