Fashion Friday with Flamingos on the Beach

Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine

One of the best parts of living in Southern California is that a little beach getaway sometimes simply means taking a little break from work instead of missing a whole entire day of it. The accessibility of being able to drive just 15 minutes to a beach to spend less than an hour there is something I do not take for granted. On days or weeks when there is just so much going on, escaping just for a little time by the ocean can do wonders. Cents of Style sent over this Classic Flamingo Beach Blanket, and I couldn't think of anything better than to take a little break from a hectic day/week/month/year for some time on the sand.

Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine
Cents of Style x Amy Tangerine

The beach blanket/wrap is lightweight and lovely. It was hard choosing from all the awesome prints, but I figured you could never go wrong with some flamingos! Plus, through the weekend, the round towels are just $21.95 with the code: STORYTHROW (sorry for the correction - the beach wraps are $15.95 using the same code).

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Re-Introducing #amytangerine Featured Fangerines!

Welcome to my newly renamed #amytangerine Featured Fangerines series! I love seeing photos of all of your projects using my products, so I wanted to go back to regularly featuring some of my favorites here on my blog.

You can buy my latest collection, On a Whim, at Scrapbook.com and Simon Says Stamp. And if you use anything I’ve designed, definitely tag it with #amytangerine so I can see what you made! 

What is your favorite product from my On a Whim collection?

My Party at Urbanic!

Last month I teamed up with Urbanic (one of my favorite local shops!) to celebrate spring and all of my favorite things. Everything from the DIY decor to the creative stations the lovely guests turned out perfectly. In the days (and hours!) leading up to the party, Ann-Marie and I inflated so many balloons to use for the decor. I also took inspiration from the party invitation to freehand the floral design the photobooth backdrop. It was a lot of work but all worth it once the party begun! 

Truth be told, the original intent of the party was to celebrate the launch of my book but -- spoiler alert -- Craft A Life You Love was picked up by a large publishing house! I've been keeping this secret under wraps for awhile and am so thrilled that I can finally share the exciting news with you! Because my book will eventually be sold under a different publisher (I self-published which is a whole different story), there may be a few changes to the title and cover, so I wanted to hold off on promoting the launch of my story until it is officially completed. Since we already had the date and venue picked out, I decided it became a good excuse to have a party. Plus I have always wanted to get a bunch of my friends and fellow creatives together to celebrate some of my favorite things at one of my favorite places.

We had fun getting everything set up before the guests arrived! I painted a floral photo backdrop and added some balloons that I stitched into a cluster using fishing line. I will have a video of the whole process up soon!

Once guests started arriving, I was excited to share the various activities and treats I’d chosen for the party. There was an ORLY cart mixing up custom nail polish colors for each person. I’ve been loving their nail polish lately so it was exciting to offer this super cool service to my guests!

I set up a table with a few Minc foil applicators and some cute prints for people to run through the machines. That way, they could take home an adorable custom foil craft! The flamingo lights by Sunny Life Australia hung around the crafty table.

There was also a hand-lettering artist! The talented Lindsay Shannon (@lshannondesigns on Instagram) was writing out personalized custom calligraphy.

During the party, we enjoyed cocktails from Our Los Angeles and Owl’s brew, food from Cava, and Jeni’s ice cream for dessert.

At the end of the night, everyone got to take home a goodie bag filled with some of my products, Pipsticks, a Doodlebug pin, a Tombow discount card, and a pack of Tombow adhesive.

I really wanted to take the flowers from Hello Honey, but she was planning on picking them up the next day. Because I knew I would be too busy, I recruited Amanda to shoot video while at the party. So grateful to have her as part of the team, as she rocked the editing on this video too!

It was such a wonderful time! Huge thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this event a success. Thank you so much to everyone who attended too! Check #amylovesurbanic on Instagram for more photos of the event!

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Can I Get A Heck Yes?!

Amy Tangerine Heck Yes Tee for Cents of Style

It's something I say a little too often, along with "amazing", "awesome" and "oh my gosh", which after being told by some children that I said a bad word, I am now going to try and change to "oh my goodness". I had no idea! Goodness sounds better anyway. In any case, you may remember my collaboration with Cents Of Style where we used the Heck Yes on a zippered pouch? Well, it's back and this time it's on a tee shirt just in time for Spring!

Amy Tangerine Heck Yes Tee for Cents of Style
Amy Tangerine Heck Yes Tee for Cents of Style

Get the Heck Yes Tee for just $15.95 and free shipping with the code BOLD13 through 5.16!

Violeta's Awesome Layout

Hello everyone, my name is Violeta Scrap and today I want to share with you a layout I created using the latest collection by Amy Tangerine, “On a whim”.

On this Layout I used a combination of so many of my favorite things: small pictures, watercolors, a big focal point shape in the background, and a smattering of letters and stickers.

So to create this page, I used a few of my favorite papers from “On a whim” to create a coffee cup. Instead of using my Silhouette, I decided to handmake it. I drew the coffee cup on a scrap piece of paper and cut two pieces.

I picked a piece of white paper and I started building the final page. I placed the coffee cup around the middle and created a small cluster to help my photo pop.

I really love mixing different materials so I included clear stickers, Thickers, washi tape, and puffy stickers. I also fussy cut some words from one of apart sheets and used them in the page as ephemera.

My title “awesome” is made using the chipboard from “On a whim” collection. When I was looking through my supplies and I saw this I knew it would be perfect. It complements the colour well and it's the perfect sentiment too.

I´ve written my journaling with a black pen. I love the look of handmade journaling.

As a final touch, I added some big splatters in the layout. I used hot pink to keep the colors balanced across the page.

With just a little creativity you can work your Amy Tangerine collections into any layout theme. I really hope you enjoyed this layout and got inspired to create a beautiful page about yourself. Until next time!

Violeta Scrap

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Supplies: On a whim - 12x12 Double Sided Paper - Confetti (378732), On a whim - 12x12 Double Sided Paper - Heaps of love (378736) On a whim - 12x12 Double Sided Paper - All the feels (378728), On a whim - Thickers - LOL (378746), On a whim Collection - Washi Tape Pack (378747), On a whim Collection - Clear Stickers, Oh happy life - Clear Stickers, Oh happy life Collection - Die-cut shapes (376224), Oh happy life Collection - Puffy Stickers (376238), American Crafts - Thickers - White

Thanks so much for sharing this layout, Violeta! Other Design Team member posts can be found hereShop ON A WHIM now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com