When All Your Sticker Dreams Come True

OMG! As you know, I am crazy about stickers. Although the dream of designing them came true years ago, I recently had the pleasure of curating the Pipsticks June pack! (Spoiler alert - there's a 15% discount code at the bottom off any pack!) It's a secret that was hard to keep, as all the way back in January, the founder Maureen let me go through hundreds of packs of stickers to select my favorites. It was SOOOO difficult, but since she's curated 33 months, which breaks down to 66 packs, she helped me big time. We had so much fun putting this pack together and I even designed exclusives that can only be found in this kit!

We had one final meeting at my house which did not feel like work at all, as we put the finishing touches on what I hope is her most successful kit to date! Here's a little sneak peek and I plan on giving you the full reveal on video very soon!

Pipsticks June kit

And to top it all off there's a really big giveaway going on where one lucky winner will win my favorite things! An Instax Share printer (prints from your phone wirelessly onto Instax film), a watercolor set, my favorite waterbrush and of course a set of Tombow markers!

Pipsticks giveaway

Enter the Pipsticks Giveaway!

DISCOUNT: For 15% off your first kit, use code CRAFTLOVE at Pipsticks

Behind the Scenes at Tieks

You know those crazy, fun ideas that you get in your head in the middle of the night or while standing in the shower? I have quite a few of those that actually come to fruition, and this was definitely one of them. I've been dreaming up these shoefies for quite some time. Executing them in a place other than my driveway was something I thought would be really fun to do. At the end of June, I painted this in the Tieks parking lot. 

Amy Tangerine Painted Quote + Tieks

In the photo I posted on the 4th of July, I am wearing Tieks in Cardinal Red. They posted this one on their Instagram the same day: 

Tieks Land of the free by Amy Tangerine
Behind the scenes

It was a really fun project and I also filmed a behind the scenes video.


The photo with the kangaroo and the mustard yellow Tieks is mine! So neat.

GIVEAWAY: One $100 Tieks E-Gift card - CLOSED

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED. LOVED READING YOUR FANTASTIC IDEAS OF WHAT TO PAINT ON THE GROUND! To enter to win a $100 e-gift card from Tieks, simply leave a comment on what you'd want painted on the ground - or what your favorite color is! Winner will be chosen at random and announced on this post Monday, September 12 after 9am Pacific. Good luck! WINNER IS: Kym! Congrats! You are the winner of the $100 gift card! Please send us an email hello(at)amytangerine(dot)com and we will get your info to Tieks!

Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play

Thomas & Friends car

We were going to wait for daddy to come home from work to put Jack's new Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play together. Although Jack has never watched Thomas on TV, he is obsessed with the trains and also the books. I got a little too excited about the arrival of his new gift from Dynacraft, so I decided to set up the camera and just try to do put it together ourselves. Jack was really into the entire process and helping along every step of the way.

Thomas & Friends Push N Play

Here is the little video of the process.

Our friends at Dynacraft want to give away a Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play to one of you! Even if you don't have kids of your own around this age (Jack is two and a half) you probably know someone who will enjoy it. This giveaway is open to the US only. Leave a comment below and earn extra entries too! Comments will close 7/18 at midnight and a winner will be announced on 7/19. Good luck, friends! UPDATED: Thanks to all who entered! The giveaway winner is Kristi M! CONGRATS! Please email us back so we can arrange your prize!

Tieks Giveaway *CLOSED*

Tieks Giveaway from Amy Tangerine

I have to admit, I had been hearing the hype about Tieks long before I actually took the plunge to purchase them. While at a City Year fundraiser event, I bid on an e-gift card and won. It turns out that the fashionable flats are well worth the hype - stylish, comfortable, they fold up and are fantastic for travel. I am now the proud owner of two pairs, purchased in just the past few months. The Wild Copper is pictured above. I collaborated with them on this photo:

Quote scripted by Amy Tangerine

It was so fun seeing the quote surrounded by the rainbow of fabulous footwear.

And now we want to help you conquer the world by giving one of you lovely readers a pair of Tieks!


UPDATED: COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED! Visit Tieks and leave a comment below letting us know your favorite color or just something positive and bright in general! This is open to US residents only. Good luck! CONGRATS TO SHANNON M! You are the winner. Please send an email to hello(at)amytangerine(dot)com letting us know the email address you want your e-gift card sent to. Thank you!

Rainy Day experiments


For days, the weather forecasters have been warning us that it would rain. The chances were 100% yesterday, in fact. But somehow I was in denial and I thought it wouldn't really rain ALL DAY. I had grand plans of getting stuff done in the studio. One of those things was photographing a couple projects using my Silhouette. After working on other projects that didn't require photography, I took a little break and snacked on some Snapea Crisps. Why are those things so delicious?! Then after about 15 minutes, I was super motivated to make something work so I went ahead and decided badly lit photos taken with my iPhone are better than no photos at all. So apologies, but I did my best with the grey skies, pouring rain and light bulbs in my studio. Hope you understand! I really wanted to work on my December Daily album, even though the day wasn't over. I'm determined to stay on track and carve out 15-30 minutes a day on it. The time includes the printing of the photos, gathering of the supplies and a decent amount of documentation with journaling, if possible. So yesterday, I set up the designs I wanted to cut out with my Silhouette. Yes, I am still using the SD even though I have the Cameo sitting in a box. I plan on opening it soon! And here's how my crafty time came together.Journaling can be added to this card later.Here are some photos (apologies once again for the weird lighting going on)...And because I couldn't leave well enough alone (what is it about rainy days where I am inspired to do a bunch of stuff that should be done when it's sunnier out?!) I even experimented with a super simple little video. Just a warning, it was me holding the iPhone in my right hand and flipping through pages with my left hand. One take, people. Just wanted to see how it would turn out. Not incredibly thrilled with it, but it was quick. And I am still thinking about making videos and posting regularly on YouTube.

Now for some special offers! Visit Silhouette and use the promo code: TANGERINE through December 8 to get any of these: (1)    1 Silhouette Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99 (2)    1 Silhouette CAMEO machine, Designer Edition software upgrade, Dust Cover, 4 Tools and $25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store for $269.99 (3)    1 Silhouette CAMEO machine, Design Edition software upgrade and 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $299.99 (4)    1 Silhouette CAMEO machine, Portrait machine and 2, $25 Download cards to the Silhouette Design Store for $299.99

40% off at SilhouetteAmerica.com (*excluding machines, downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards) PLUS Free Shipping on orders over $25 for the lower 48 states

Please click here to take advantage of these amazing deals and don’t forget to enter TANGERINE as the promo code, valid through December 8.

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered and remember you can still use the discount code TANGERINE through December 8! Two (2) people will win a Silhouette Portrait! Open to US/Canada Residents Only.  Winners: #115 & #155 - Congrats!

TO ENTER:Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite rainy day activity or letting me know what kind of videos you'd like to see. Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well! Comments will close at 7am PST on Saturday, December 6 and a winner will be announced and contacted via email shortly after. GOOD LUCK