Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers

As you probably already know, I am pretty obsessed with watercolors and brushes, so when Altenew combined the two, I was beyond excited to try them. Any excuse to play around with Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers is fine by me, so here we are - another blog hop. If you’re coming from Therese Calvird and you’re new here - welcome! Please check out the other blogs in the hop and see the amazing creations people are coming up with all using these beautiful, vibrant brush pens.

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Create stunning works of art with these Watercolor Brush Markers. The barrel is filled with water-based color, and coordinates with Altenew’s line of inks. The flexible, yet sturdy bristles on the brush tip allow you to form both broad and fine strokes. Color can be applied straight from the marker, or diluted with water for a softer look.

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I loved diluting them with water and even blending colors while doing lettering. You can see how I played around in this video on my YouTube channel. That’s also where I will be giving away a $40 gift card ($20 from Altenew and $20 from me) so you can get crafty. Just be sure you’re subscribed and check out the details in the description box.

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, October 10th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/12/2018.

The next stop on the hop is the Altenew Scrapbook Blog!

Altenew Washi Tape Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY!

Altenew September 2018 Washi Tape Release

One of the main things I love about the internet is that if you're ever feeling low on inspiration, bright shiny ideas are just a Google search away. In this case, things are even easier than that because this is a Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be part of Altenew's Washi Tape Release Blog hop. If you’re coming from A Rare Ruby and you’re new here - welcome! Please check out the other blogs in the hop and see the amazing creations people are coming up with all these beautiful tapes.

These washi tapes are so colorful and interesting. When I say they are out of this world, I’m not exaggerating. The second I saw them, I was already planning out new and exciting things to try with them! They come in so many different widths and patterns, you could use one for literally *any* occasion. I used them in three very different projects with incredible results— you can see for yourself below. The first was a scrapbooking page that I created layering the beautiful, cosmically themed washi tapes and placing photos around them later. The effect is so rich and multi-dimensional. I added some doodles, stamping, and hand-lettering to finish it all and really bring the vibrant pinks, purples, and golds together.

The second project was a spread in one of my most recent traveler’s notebooks. You can read all about our family’s adventure RVing along the California Coast. Some of the washi tapes are wide enough to turn into awesome shapes and backgrounds. That’s what I got to play around with here:

And last but not least, I simply tore a strip of the amazing rainbow washi tape and stuck it down the edge of my Hobonichi.

Rainbow Planner spread

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/3/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/6/2018!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - Thanks to all who commented. The winner is Tracey Magner! Congrats - please email us so we can get you your prize! A $30 Gift Certificate is also being given away here. Leave a comment and a winner will be chosen and announced on this post on 10/3. Good luck!

The next stop on the hop is the Altenew Scrapbook Blog!

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

Behind the Scenes at Tieks

You know those crazy, fun ideas that you get in your head in the middle of the night or while standing in the shower? I have quite a few of those that actually come to fruition, and this was definitely one of them. I've been dreaming up these shoefies for quite some time. Executing them in a place other than my driveway was something I thought would be really fun to do. At the end of June, I painted this in the Tieks parking lot. 

Amy Tangerine Painted Quote + Tieks

In the photo I posted on the 4th of July, I am wearing Tieks in Cardinal Red. They posted this one on their Instagram the same day: 

Tieks Land of the free by Amy Tangerine
Behind the scenes

It was a really fun project and I also filmed a behind the scenes video.


The photo with the kangaroo and the mustard yellow Tieks is mine! So neat.

GIVEAWAY: One $100 Tieks E-Gift card - CLOSED

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED. LOVED READING YOUR FANTASTIC IDEAS OF WHAT TO PAINT ON THE GROUND! To enter to win a $100 e-gift card from Tieks, simply leave a comment on what you'd want painted on the ground - or what your favorite color is! Winner will be chosen at random and announced on this post Monday, September 12 after 9am Pacific. Good luck! WINNER IS: Kym! Congrats! You are the winner of the $100 gift card! Please send us an email hello(at)amytangerine(dot)com and we will get your info to Tieks!

Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play

Thomas & Friends car

We were going to wait for daddy to come home from work to put Jack's new Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play together. Although Jack has never watched Thomas on TV, he is obsessed with the trains and also the books. I got a little too excited about the arrival of his new gift from Dynacraft, so I decided to set up the camera and just try to do put it together ourselves. Jack was really into the entire process and helping along every step of the way.

Thomas & Friends Push N Play

Here is the little video of the process.

Our friends at Dynacraft want to give away a Thomas & Friends Push-N-Play to one of you! Even if you don't have kids of your own around this age (Jack is two and a half) you probably know someone who will enjoy it. This giveaway is open to the US only. Leave a comment below and earn extra entries too! Comments will close 7/18 at midnight and a winner will be announced on 7/19. Good luck, friends! UPDATED: Thanks to all who entered! The giveaway winner is Kristi M! CONGRATS! Please email us back so we can arrange your prize!