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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!

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.

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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!

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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!

Design On Time with Elsie!

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In case you were missing out on our latest episode of Design On Time, it's now live. We had a couple unexpected hiccups, but ended up loving the challenge by Elsie from A Beautiful Mess.  We played with washi tape, magazine clippings and post it notes. We both dove into The Messy Box and had a great time with it. I made a pocket page spread and Jamie made a layout. But I do have a confession. For this episode of Design On Time, I cheated a little bit. I had to because I was a bit ambitious in my project and our producer (and Jamie) graciously gave me a time extension of about 8 minutes for episode 08.

jamie uses the messy box
amy tangerine using messy box

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

Even with the extra time I still wasn't able to finish my journaling, but that is just fine with me. And I hope it is with you too! Thank you for tuning in and for your kind comments about having a video every weekday in May on my YouTube channel! I know they are a bit random, but the process has been fun and I've learned a lot along the way!

Design On Time episode 07!

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I can hardly believe we're already on our seventh episode of Design On Time. Apologies for being a bit late on posting this. I was also a little late on wishing our guest challenger a Happy Birthday last week. Any guesses on who it is? Give you a few hints - she's blazed trails in scrapbooking with her handwriting, she's blonde, and used to have a product called "bling!". 

Yup, you guessed it, it's none other than Heidi Swapp! A cool little story about one of Heidi's bestselling products from years ago. I fondly remember when I was just getting started in scrapbooking back in 2007, and I had just finished shopping and working on some pages at a local store. All of a sudden, about 40+ paparazzi flooded the stores' floor to ceiling windows, and prancing through the door comes Britney Spears. Her bodyguard managed to keep all the photographers outside while she and her cousin shopped. She filled her basket with a vintage dress and heaps of Heidi Swapp bling! I blogged about it here and still remember that a couple of the paparazzi almost got into a fight after Britney drove away because sunglasses were stomped on and broken.

Anyway, we're trying to keep our cool over here with this week's challenge. Jamie made one of my favorite layouts ever and I worked once again in my Midori Traveler's Notebook (a colored one that my mom bought me while she was in Japan - haven't been able to find it online, sorry!) doing my list challenges that I talked about in this post. Without further ado, here is episode number seven.

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Jamie rocked her stenciling, love the bold statement made by this Dina Wakley stencil and the subtle floating yellow hearts from our friend Tim Holtz. I used the triangle and lines from my Brooklyn set. And we all love how Tudor's layout turned out too! He used this US map stencil. Many of you have commented how much you enjoy seeing his work. Other supplies include products from evalicious, love this morning coffee and boba set in particular. The label maker is by MoTex purchased many years ago at Urban Outfitters, but I found a similar one here.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule Heidi - we really had a great time with your challenge!

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

Thank you for tuning in and for your kind comments about having a video every weekday in May on my YouTube channel! If Design On Time has inspired you to make something, please share your work using the hashtag #designontime

Shaking Things Up with Shanna Noel

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On this week's episode of Design On Time, we are featuring the inspiring Shanna Noel. She has challenged us with fabric scraps, paint and a numbered list. I decided to tackle some list challenges in my Midori Travelers Notebook while Jamie did a traditional layout. We had a good time with these three things and perhaps you might too. Tudor was back after being away recording an album. He got in on the action and created quite a masterpiece. You can watch the video below. 

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The desk becomes pretty messy while we're working, but that's how we get it done. Here are our completed layouts. 

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Thanks for an awesome challenge, Shanna - and huge congrats on Illustrated Faith! Hope you all consider giving these items a go on your projects!

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

Thanks again for tuning in! If Design On Time has inspired you to make something, please share your work using the hashtag #designontime. We're planning something really fun for the month of May, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and we'd love it if you told your friends and helped spread the word!