My Monthly Hero Kit Launch Blog Hop

My Monthly Hero Kit - June

It's been so long since I have been a part of a blog hop - I can't recall the last one I did, but I hope you haven't missed them too much. Hero Arts asked if I wanted to be a part of this travel themed one, and I had to say yes. I got really excited because I just love every piece of this My Monthly Hero June Kit. I used the Luggage Tag 4x6 Alphabet Set and created a book to take with me to Vidcon, which is in a couple weeks. All the bits that come in the kit are perfect for summer - whether your plans include travel or not. We are driving just over an hour to Anaheim but will be there for a few days. I love having a place for taking notes and sticking business cards and photos, so this book will be great to have. Maybe I'll even get some more autographs this year - last year was such a whirlwind.

My Monthly Hero Kit - June | Amy Tangerine

Since I am working on making more videos for you all, I shot the whole process of making this cover on my Canon G7X and posted it here. Would love if you subscribed to my YouTube channel and also be sure to check out all the other awesome creatives who are part of this My Monthly Hero June Kit blog hop! There's a chance to win one of these kits (or get reimbursed if you already purchased it) if you visit and comment on all of the blog posts - more details on the The Hero Arts Blog.

The Hero Arts Blog | Jennifer McGuire | Kelly Purkey | Amy Tan (you are here!) | Yana Smakula | Kathy Racoosin | Mariana Grigsby | Heather Ruwe | Amy Tsuruta | Ilina Crouse | Libby Hickson

Elle's Studio!

20140204-134740.jpgHad the pleasure of being the February guest designer for Elle's Studio. Here's how a couple of my projects came together. I started off with the Teammate stencil kit from Plus One for the frame.20140204-134631.jpg20140204-134642.jpg20140204-134659.jpg20140204-134717.jpg20140204-134727.jpghappinessfoundWith this layout, I began by using an older Fiskars punch for the word bubble.20140204-134755.jpg20140204-134802.jpgxoxoAll new Elle's Studio just arrived to Two Peas in a Bucket!

echo park paper

Echo Park Paper asked me to guest design for them, and I happily obliged. Love their versatile patterned papers and how easily the colors mix together to create fun pages. It's been a while since I did a "love list" so here is the one for September using a calendar page from Night Owl Paper goods and 1 little photo booth picture.

Just adore Buster in his Santa outfit. And here is how this layout at my favorite happy hour spot came together:

They have generously offered one of you readers an entire collection. For a chance to win one of their recent releases, either tell me your favorite technique or favorite Echo Park Paper collection. Winner will be chosen on Monday, October 31 (Halloween!).

creative type

Made this layout a couple weeks ago for The Creative Type with a "pop culture" theme in mind.

Used a mix of Studio Calico, American Crafts Thickers and goodies from their newest release, CHAP, and my washi tape.
Not sure if I shared the fact that I finally got an iPhone? I have been with Sprint for over 16 years and have been waiting patiently for over 4 years to get an iPhone. Needless to say, I quite like it. Who knew the 4S would make this layout already feel a little dated. Thinking of adding Siri to this list. She has become quite the snarky companion, but I like her. Well, maybe like so many others, I actually love her.

Guest Design for Freehand Scraps

In addition to the layouts below, I could have made 3 more with a Halloween theme using this Freehand Scraps October kit. Though I am not the biggest fan of Halloween (please don't hate me), this kit inspires me to look for some old costume photos to use for additional layouts later this month. For now, here are the pages I made. Love the papers, chandeliers, wood tree and tiny type stickers. If you don't share a particular enthusiasm for Halloween, know that this fantastic kit can be used for many other themes.

-The first layout uses photos from the Fujifilm INSTAX 210. I call the camera "the beast" because it's slightly larger than my Nikon D90. Though I do like the photos, the camera is a bit too bulky to take most places. Thank goodness for the Fujifilm Pivi MP-300, which is the printer I take with me nearly everywhere and was seen in the Becky Higgins Scrapfest video.
-The second layout uses one of Shimelle's Starting Points. If you need a little push when you're feeling creatively stifled, this is a great source of inspiration.
-The third layout uses Martha Stewart's leaf punch.