Zinia's Fun Tags and Floral Clusters Layout

Hello everyone, it’s Zinia (aka Abstract Inspiration) again to share with you another layout I created by mixing the two latest collections designed by Amy.

For this layout, I decided to mix two of my most favorite elements, tags and flowers. “Oh happy Life” collection has a package of gorgeous die-cut tags with stunning delicate designs. “On a Whim” includes a package of fun watercolor resist tags so I thought it would be really fun to mix them together.

I used some Faber-Castell gelatos and Pitt markers to color my resist tags and then I started building up my page. For my background, I used a subtle pattern paper design called “Ray of Light”. I arranged my tags as if they were hanging from an imaginary piece of thread and created a base for my flowers to sit on.

To build up my flower cluster I went through all the embellishments and picked every single flower. I mixed ephemera pieces from both collections, some clear stickers and also a ton of flowers I fussy cut from Oh Happy Life “Good Morning” pattern paper. This is definitely my most favorite paper from the collection cause you can create a ton of extra ephemera pieces by cutting out all the flowers.

To help my photo pop, I used a few pieces of pattern paper from On a Whim 6x6 Paper pad. The scaled down patterns peek around the photo beautifully adding some extra color and definition.

To finish off the page I added a couple of hearts around the page as well as a heart-shaped ephemera piece for my journaling.

I really love how fresh and whimsical this layout looks and the process of making it was nothing but enjoyable.

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I donut know what to do...

Donut coloring page

How adorable is this coloring by @lamardescrap? I just love the colors she used and how fun and fresh it is. Love seeing what all you share under #amytangerine on Instagram - there are over 22,000 photos!

Lately I have found myself in an interesting place where I am super busy (and happy) but slightly overwhelmed. Okay, maybe a little more than slightly. I am trying to stay focused while still infusing fun and creativity into my everyday. I'm trying to inspire and put out regular content on my YouTube channel, Instagram feed and trying to get better at Facebook. Social media feels like a full-time job alone. 

So I am in a strange place and I am not sure how to describe it. I'm very happy and grateful and feeling more inspired than ever. Collaborations of all kinds keep coming my way. But I am thinking I need to pull back on a few projects and only focus my time and energy on a couple big ones for the rest of the year. There are classes on the schedule that I will be traveling to teach for and I have plenty of client scrapbooks to keep me and my team busy for the res of 2016. Yet there are opportunities that keep popping up that I want to say yes to. But I don't want to crash and burn and feel like I've let people down. Sorry to be slightly vague as there are some cool things in the works and I am not great at saying no to things, but it's all getting to be a little too much lately. I have heard good things about virtual assistants but I have no idea how to even approach that. Plus I am a people person - will I even like having someone work with me who I haven't ever met in person? I try and keep a good head on my shoulders by doing the things that energize me. I think I've found a pretty decent work out routine that I am loving which includes running a couple days a week and both yoga and Soul Cycle once a week. It can be hectic making time for these things but I know my health is a priority. Creative projects have been going well and we are loving the feedback and enthusiasm for our online brush lettering course we've worked so hard to put together.

Blowing Bubbles | Amy Tangerine in Cat & Jack skirt

Anyway, I just wanted to keep you all posted on what's happening around here. I'd love if I could just keep things fun and lighthearted all the time. And if I could pull off wearing skirts from the kids section more than just for this fun photo taken by Alishylishy, I would. 

Would love to hear your thoughts on how you deal with feeling overwhelmed and if you have tips on staying focused!

New Days of the Week Stamp

Amy Tangerine planner stamp

Pretty sure this is the tiniest that my brush lettering can get. As far as rotary stamps go, I figured this would pair nicely with a regular date stamp for all you planner lovers out there. Love playing around with my new stamp from Oh Happy Life. Going to try and film a planner video for you soon as it has been too long! Most of my planner spreads in my Day Designer have been not so good looking lately, but I am working towards making something more share-worthy soon. Decorating just makes mundane tasks seem more delightful, don't you think? Find all the supplies below.

Oh Happy Life!

Cutest sticker book by Amy Tangerine

It looks like my newest collection with American Crafts has hit stores! Check your local scrapbook stores as well as Simon Says StampBlue Moon ScrapbookingScrapbook.com.

Oh Happy Life is inspired by an appreciation for both the little and big things that make our lives the best they can be. You'll see a lot of positive and uplifting phrases along with whimsical and random hand drawn elements thrown in. It's an everyday collection inspired by living your best creative life. 

Made this little video walk through of the collection:

Planning on sharing lots of projects using these products on the blog and in videos. Cannot wait to see how you all use the products. Please be sure to not only tag me but also include #amytangerine and #ATohhappylife on Instagram so we can all check out your creativity! Would love to hear what you want to see - please leave any requests in the comments below.

Oh Happy Life can be found at many local scrapbook stores and online at: Simon Says Stamp |
Blue Moon Scrapbooking | Scrapbook.com 

My next collection sneak peek

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Happy Monday! I am so excited to share a first look at my newest collection with American Crafts, Oh Happy Life! I think it will be available in stores beginning in August. Check out this fun, bright and cute collection. Can you believe it's my 11th release with American Crafts?!

Have good times and fun adventures with Oh Happy Life by Amy Tangerine. Preserve travel memories or everyday moments with this colorful collection! Delightful icons of doughnuts, animals, cameras and cars are presented in a true rainbow of colors. Tell your story and let the good times roll with Oh Happy Life!

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And of course we can't forget to show you a peek at the patterned papers! These are some of my favorites ever and there's even ones you can color in or just leave black and white.

American Crafts Amy Tangerine papers

Want to win an Oh Happy Life prize pack? Leave a comment below why you're excited to use this collection! We'll announce a winner next week! 

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Loved reading all of your comments - thanks so much!

CONGRATS to the winner, Karen Beldon!!

UPDATED AUGUST 12, 2016: Oh Happy Life can be found at many local scrapbook stores and online at: Simon Says Stamp | Blue Moon Scrapbooking | Scrapbook.com