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

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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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!

This post is not sponsored, but some of the links above are affiliate links. I receive a small percentage of sales at no cost to you. My creative partners and I really appreciate your continued support and every little bit helps me to bring you consistent content!