Hello December

Hello December album | Amy TangerineNot sure quite how we got to December already - the last 11 months sure have flown by. Last night before going to a friend's birthday party, I decided I was definitely going to do December Daily this year. I started by painting the cover with white paint, then I embellished it using mostly Studio Calico's kit, but also throwing in Kelly Purkey washi tapes and a custom Kal Barteski design. Then after returning from the party around 11pm (way past my bedtime), I added the finishing touches and was in bed by midnight. I plan on sharing pages as I get them done, with no real plan other than to have it finished by the end of this year. Keeping it simple, printing out photos and carving out time each day to get this done will be a welcome challenge that will no doubt be worthwhile to look back on someday. It is after all, my first time having a real Christmas tree, Jack's first Christmas, and our first Christmas in our own home as a family. Bring it. **To help celebrate the start of a very special month, we are doing a promotion and giveaway with one of our creative partners**Pinkfresh adPinkfresh Studio is a fresh online shop that offers their own exclusive range of washi tapes, trendy shaped enamel stickers - these are my favorite, brad stickers and fresh press cards in fun colors. They have recently started selling Ombre print washi tapes which are really different and so vibrant. The airmail and aztec prints look so gorgeous. And last but not least their 1st ever stamp set called “Delightful Tales” is great for all your layouts, PL pages and cards. Their products are really fun and colorful to add a little something extra to any paper crafting projects. Make sure to like their Facebook page and connect with their blog to stay tuned for their next release of beautiful color blocked wood veneers.

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Promotion: Take 30% off your entire order using code ‘AMY30OFF’ from 12/1 12:00 AM to 12/3 12:00 PM CST... this is a special offer just for 2 days and there after the code will be good for 15% off your entire order til 12/5 12:00 PM CST

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED, but you can still enjoy the Promotion mentioned above. 2 people will get $25.00 worth of goodies of their choice. Simply leave a comment with your favorite word/words to describe December. Giveaway closes 12/3 at 7am CST and winners will be announced & notified shortly after. GOOD LUCK! The winners are #37 and #106 - Sierra says: December 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm & Jessica Yoder-Jones says: December 2, 2013 at 6:44 am

Hello Love... Silhouette Cameo giveaway - closed

Though I made this project several months ago, it remains one of my all-time favorites created with the Silhouette. It holds a special place in my heart because, well, it hugged the bundle of joy that was my big belly. Using a design from Kal Barteski, exclusive to Studio Calico, and the white Silhouette Flocked Heat Transfer, this is how it all came together.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineThe instructions that come with the kit are easy to follow. Here's the side that goes down onto the garment.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineAnd this is what it looks like on top.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineYou can use a regular household iron, but since we have a heat press similar to this one, I used it.Hello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineHello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineHello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineHello Love Silhouette | Amy TangerineThis is how it looked on - photo taken by Mark Slagowski (taken on July 30).Amy_Tan_BabyBump_HelloHeart-1GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Now for the really fun part! Silhouette wants to give one of you - my dear readers - a Silhouette Cameo valued at $299! Leave a comment with something you are thankful for. Comments will close on November 28 at 8am and a winner will be announced shortly after. And you'll want to come back to the blog for a big announcement! Thanks for your comments - the winner is #6 -Annette Allen says:

now this is totally adorable.. i love it.. I am so thankful for family and life.. Life is good..



Timehop + Project Life Lessons

Sometimes I just love looking back using my Timehop app. It makes me grateful for where I was and where I am now. Same kind of feeling is achieved when I skim through my Instagram feed.One year ago: I was in Australia saying So long to Sydney and G'day to the Gold Coast. Two years ago: PL Bagels, 2 hours to drive from SD-LA, Chipotle for lunch, NYTimes and relaxing. Gotta love a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Three years ago: Scrapbooking on site at Dr. Phil's 60th birthday bash, devouring delicious food, Seal is performing. Work is so damn fun.

Though I wasn't doing Project Life for the second half of last year, this is a great way to do a bit of time travel.

************************************ PLL.HomePage1-BPC PLL teachersBPCAnd now for a GIVEAWAY to Project Life Lessons, an online course that begins on September 5 and runs for 3 weeks.

Project Life Lessons includes:

  • Pre-classroom with a written manifesto and inspirational videos available immediately upon registration
  • 3 Project Life product-recommendation lists, one from each teacher, featuring live links
  • 9 in-depth videos, three from each instructor
  • 9 inspirational handouts, three from each instructor
  • Instructor gallery to view dozens of Project Life page examples
  • Bonus downloads and printables to use inside your Project Life albums available as PDF and .png files
  • Welcome notes from the teachers in the classroom
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • 3 live chats (one with each instructor)
  • Email access to the instructors

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. TO ENTER: Leave a comment describing how you like to reminisce - whether it's flipping through scrapbook or Project Life albums, or in a technological way like a blog or Timehop. The giveaway will close on Friday, August 30th at 8am PST and a winner will be announced on this post shortly after.

Loved reading all the comments on how you reminisce - the winner is #61 - Christy S. (@PaperScientist) says:

Thank you for the chance to win this class! I love looking back through my scrapbooks. It’s especially nice when my husband looks at them with me. We enjoy looking back on the days when our son was small. CONGRATS!


Silhouette Sketch Pens

I had the pleasure of playing with the Silhouette Sketch Pens, which as it turns out, is a very cool product! Look at all the fabulous colors...DSC_0946It was easy to use too. I simply took my blade out, and popped the color pen I wanted to use right in.DSC_0949busterYes, that's Buster the little mischief maker bringing an orange from the backyard inside to try and get me to play with him. Can't he see that I'm working?! (wink)DSC_0957Yesterday I posted a little Vine showing this process in action here. After it was complete, I took it to my desk and cut out the frame to mount onto a 4X6" card. It seemed perfect for a Project Life intro for Week 11 (yes, I am behind).DSC_0960DSC_0961DSC_0962DSC_0963The sketch pens come with a download card for some free exclusive designs. Other supplies: Thickers || 4x6 card by Pebbles || Washi Tape || Basic Grey stickersbutton-blogger-promotion-sketch-pen-kitVisit Silhouette and use the promo code: TANGERINE through March 31 to get any of these:(1) 1 Silhouette CAMEO® and sketch pen starter kit: $269.99 (2) 1 Silhouette Portrait™ and sketch pen starter kit: $139.99 (3) Sketch pen starter kit: $12.99

If you haven't caved just yet, perhaps this is a good time - these are some great products! Please click here to take advantage of this month’s discount and don’t forget to enter TANGERINE as the promo code valid through March 31.

Once again, Silhouette wants to give one of you - my dear readers - a Silhouette Portrait™!

GIVEAWAY: Sorry - I had to close the giveaway by 3/28 which is today, thanks so much for all your comments. To enter, just leave a fun comment! Giveaway will close on Saturday, March 30th at 8am and a random winner will be selected and announced here shortly after. Good luck everyone! THE WINNER IS #130 - Kelly M says:

Thanks for the giveaway, Amy! :-)

CONGRATS! And thanks everyone for entering - remember you can still use the discount code TANGERINE through March 31!

Give a Girl Stamps!

I had so much fun playing with these adorable clear stamps from Give a Girl a...IMG_5732Give a Girl a Blog Stamps | Amy TangerineIMG_5723IMG_5724IMG_5726I made a bunch of Project Life cards using some of my favorite phrases so that I can just stick them into my page protectors, write a little journaling or add a photo, and call it good! While I was in Australia last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting Kellie and she introduced me to Typo by giving me a small bag of goodies! Now she's a sponsor for March, and offering a really fun giveaway. Check out her shop! kelliewinnellCONNECT WITH GIVE A GIRL A... | Blog | Shop

GIVEAWAY: one of these adorable Best Friends stamp sets. For your chance to win, simply leave a comment with one word to describe your best friend. Comments will close Tuesday, 19 at 8am and a winner will be announced on this post shortly after. Good luck!UPDATED: WINNER IS #127 - Congrats! Diamond says: March 16, 2013 at 5:27 am (Edit) Hi Amy, one word would have to be Meticulous….xox