Had such a fun time on tour with Spotlight in September. I didn't take too many photos other than the ones I posted on Instagram, but thankfully Brian captured these. Also since I am in major video mode, I had to share this vlog - part 1 of 3. I will probably space out parts 2 and 3 over the next few weeks!
Gathered up a bunch of goodies from my trip to Australia and pulled them together in a little video. Really enjoying the whole vlogging and video making thing - it seems all of you are liking it too. Hope you don't get too hungry watching and also take a second to enter the giveaway happening in the comments section on Youtube below the video. Big Hugs!
While at American Crafts last week, I sporadically took over a few desks throughout the office. I had to finish an assignment that's coming up for something pretty neat, which I plan on sharing here next month. After I finished that work, I figured I had already made a mess, I may as well keep going and decided to make something with the leftovers. I challenged myself to finish in under 15 minutes, and I think it ended up taking 30 minutes, but I am just fine with that. I photographed the steps along the way using my phone.
And here is the finished layout. I like that it's not completely straight and a bit askew.
Supplies are all from my Rise & Shine collection except for the washi tape by We R Memory Keepers that was in this amazing dispenser. Thinking I may need one of these for the studio. It's been a while since I've made a layout just for the heck of it, and it sure was just plain fun! If you've made anything with my collections, please link in the comments. I would love to see!
It turns out that I am behind on sharing about a lot of big events - the Pre-Oscars event that we did in February, and my tour with Spotlight stores in Australia. The good news though, is that in reality, I don't feel too backed up on projects. Sure, there's a lot going on, but there always is. Fortunately, I've learned (and I'm still learning) to be present in the given moment. It can be difficult at times, especially when there is SO much going on and I feel overwhelmed and busy. There are so many things I want to share with you, but somehow composing blog posts and making videos can't happen when I think of the best things to say, usually on a run or in the shower. I decided to shoot a flip through of what my album looked like when I returned from the trip. Basically, it's a follow up from this video where I was trying to decide how to document my journey. I filmed it in one take, recording voiceover as I was flipping. Some edits were done after, but it was pretty minimal and the video didn't take me as long as it usually does to finish.
Woohoo - my tour is officially kicking off today! It's been something we have been planning and preparing for with Spotlight down under for a while now, and finally it’s time! As part of the festivities… Heidi Swapp and I thought that it would be fun to have some GIVEAWAYS! Last month I went to Utah and Heidi and I spent the morning together crafting away in the studio! We know that not everyone will be able to get to a store where we will be doing make & takes and demos… but we totally wanted everyone down under to be able to play along during Spotlights’ National Craft Month celebrations AND have a chance to WIN! -
Here’s what we are giving away, there will be 26 LUCKY winners!
25 Winners will receive 2 lovely FOILED prints! Both Heidi and I designed an 8 ½ x11 print and we signed each one!
1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive the SUPER AWESOME Marquee sign that Heidi and I crafted together! We used her amazing new “Marquee Love” letter lights, and my new “Rise & Shine” collection to spell out: RISE & SHINE!
Here’s how you can ENTER to win!
1. Go to the nearest Spotlight store, and take a selfie with either of our products carried in the store!
2. Upload your photo to Instagram and use the hashtag: #SpotlightNCMwin
3. Tag @amytangerine, @hkswapp and @spotlightstores so we can see your smiling faces!
4. Keep your eye out… winners will be notified via Instagram! You will be contacted for your mailing address.
I LOVE seeing my new products hitting shelves. And then I also love seeing how you all use the collection items in such creative ways! Please be sure to tag me up so I can get a glimpse! I’d love to meet up with you in real life – so come and say hello when I am hanging out at the SPOTLIGHT store nearest you! Until then, be sure you follow me - @amytangerine and @hkswapp on Instagram and I’ll see you soon! Can't wait to see your Spotlight selfie!