Oh Darling!

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The best thing about attending the Darling Magazine retreat with Alaska Airlines in Maui wasn’t the incredible weather or gorgeous scenery. Those things were definitely worthwhile, too, but it was actually the amazing sense of community I experienced while I was there that took my breath away. All the women were focused on being present and mindful in the moment, which made teaching a little workshop even more special. As always, watching people get creative and crafty while in paradise. I love seeing what people do with different products and how they choose to express themselves creatively. We used a mix of my Shine On Collection and Sunshine & Good Times. We also used the Instax Share Printer so everyone had images to include in their traveler’s notebooks. All the attendees were given a copy of Craft a Life You Love in their gift bags.

One of the most memorable moments happened after the workshop was winding down. As I was cleaning up, a gentleman came to me and thanked me for asking everyone to close their eyes and go through the mindfulness meditation. He works at the Four Seasons and thought it was wonderful to watch and witness, since he so often sees people rushing around or on their phones constantly and being distracted instead of enjoying the world around them. 

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Sharing everything I know about brush lettering!

Brush Lettering

You all have been asking me for a long time to create an online workshop and I've finally done it! Well, it's been nearly a year in the making, and I am so excited to finally introduce - A Modern Take on Brush Lettering. It was highly requested since I've taught it in numerous places throughout California, Florida and Hawaii. Since I can't travel everywhere to teach it in person, we thought this would be the next best thing.

The Creative Life Brush Lettering

It's something I've been working on for quite some time. We've packaged it all into a self-paced workshop that you can take in the comfort of your own home. There's over 40 minutes of exclusive video content and a printable workbook. One of the things I really wanted to do was to make this class accessible for many people, so we've kept the price point really low. If you decide to work on this course a little each day for the next month - it would be less than $1 a day. And you'll have access to the materials whenever you want, as we have put this onto The Creative Life platform, where we also have a free Creative Handbook and The Creative Life: Documented.

Amy Tangerine brush lettering class

Here's a little video I just posted on YouTube:

Thanks as always for your support - can't wait to get those creative juices flowing with you in the Brush Lettering workshop!

Better Together workshops in St. Pete + San Diego!

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Hey St. Pete and San Diego! Here's just one of the layouts from my Better Together class that I am teaching at Whim So Doodle and Paper Tales in May. We will be making 3 layouts and a traveler's notebook. I'll also be teaching a brush lettering class in both locations as well. I update my sidebar with events when I have them. Here's another little sneak peek.

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If you can't make it in person to these, I may have some extra kits that I will be putting in the shop in May. Also if you have a local store you want me to come teach in, please feel free to have them contact me! Can't wait to see some of you in May! 

Crop & Create recap + video

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It was so fun teaching at Crop & Create in Markham earlier this month. It was my first time teaching in Canada and I just loved every bit. The event was put on by Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine, which is celebrating 10 years this month! So grateful to Catherine for having me and shuttling me around so I could be on the Marilyn Denis Show too. I didn't take nearly enough photos, but I did make an entire video, so I hope it feels like you were along for the ride.

Lunch

Had lunch with some of the Kin Community Canada team at Thoroughbred. Then Catherine snapped this behind the scenes look while I was filming just after finishing setting up the gallery wall for the show. Love my Canon G7X for filming, and it's what I use to shoot all my videos.

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I taught two classes on Saturday, did a make and take Saturday night (then crashed so hard out of creative exhaustion)! I taught my last class on Sunday. It was absolutely wonderful meeting so many creative and uplifting women who share a love for memory keeping. Connecting in person is often hard to describe in words and capture in photos, but trust me, if you have the chance to meet other like-minded amazing people in person, I suggest you do it! Everyone was so nice and full of smiles and I had the best time with them.

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After I was done teaching on Sunday, I hung out in the crop room and had a 3 week old baby fall asleep in my arms!! It was bliss!

I even got to see some family for just a minute. Well, technically we aren't related but I did grow up with the lady in the glasses as my aunt basically. My mom and her went to school together in India. Growing up I lived in Chicago and remember more than a few 11+ hour drives to Toronto to visit. She also has twin daughters who happen to be in Cabo or somewhere exotic like that, so unfortunately I didn't get to see them but I did get to see their little sister, Jessica, which was super fun!

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Also so thankful that the weather was not too cold - just about 17 degrees, but not snowing too much and pretty manageable considering I spent most of my time indoors. 

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Too much fun!! I'm trying to convince Vicky Boutin she needs her own YouTube channel. For those who have met her in person, I know you'd totally agree with me. She's not only hilarious, but just an amazing human being with incredible energy. Loved being around her and all the awesome people at Crop & Create Markham. Already hoping to teach again at a future event!

There's a giveaway in celebration of 10 years on Scrapbook & Cards Today's blog, so be sure to check that out!

This blog post was fun to put together, and I am really going to try and be better about recaps and keeping you all updated on stuff that's going on. The videos on YouTube have just taken up a lot of time and then I feel like I am being repetitive when I type stuff out. Perhaps I will share the photos of the traveler's notebook once I print my pictures and finish it up. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Enjoy the video!