Altenew in a Traveler's Notebook

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Altenew Amy Tangerine Traveler's Notebook

So excited to be a part of the Altenew blog hop in celebration of their March release! There's fun prizes plus a giveaway for a $30 gift certificate below, so be sure to enter. If you're coming from Debby Hughes' blog and you've never been here before, welcome! I used some of the new March release products from Altenew to create a spread in my traveler's notebook.  What I love about this smaller format is that you can allot yourself a smaller amount of time and try new techniques, or just combine your favorites for a fun little spread.  There are no rules, so I tried a few of my favorites and printed out a photo from my phone using the Instax Share SP-3. When I first laid my eyes on the dotted washi tape at Creativation (video here), I could hardly contain my excitement. I used the leaf burst stencil with the Antique Gold Ink Spray on white cardstock and then cut around the design using these scissors.

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Then I began laying out the design to cover part of both pages.

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I added the Leafy Garland Die cut from paper from my latest collection, Sunshine and Good Times.  For the washi tape, I just tore some of the pink and gold elements from the Watercolor Strokes roll. I finished off the journaling using a Tombow Fudenosuke pen.

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Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, March 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/17/2018. 

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! A $30 Gift Certificate is also being given away here. Leave a comment and a winner will be chosen and announced on this post. CONGRATS TO KATHY R - You are the winner! We have given your email to Altenew, so look out for the GC soon!

Now hop on over to Lydia Evans' blog!

I don't always match...

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I don’t always match the lampshade but when I do... it’s while crafting on the go at the insanely cute Lone Star Court on their super cool sofa. In addition to this awesome furniture, there’s a SMEG fridge in every room! I recently had the pleasure of visiting Erin Condren's new flagship store so of course I had to bring all of my favorite planner supplies. Since everyone always asks, my dress is from Rent the Runway, which I have been loving as I have had an Unlimited membership for a few months. It's the Rachel Zoe Orange Neda dress and the fit is perfection. 

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The boots I have been loving lately seem to match everything I have been wearing and they are SO comfortable. I can walk around all day and into the night in them. Also some go-to items to travel with alongside my Planner Pouch which so many of you have already started to receive! Check out all the details of my favorites and what I am wearing here.

Craftcation Conference 2017

Hey friends - sorry for the radio silence. My dear friend from college got married and I got to spend some time with family and good friends in Florida. It wasn't all relaxing and chill though, as we have been working extra hard to launch our shop site and it should be live very soon! I am so excited to share the fun things we have been working on!

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As you may know, I’ve been to every single Craftcation since they started and I’m always excited to go back. Each year it just seems to get better, even though it's hard to see how they could. I got to teach classes, speak on panels, and meet tons of creative people while I was there per usual. This time I even got to sign books and sat next to someone I was trying not to fangirl over!

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The Blue Romper I am wearing and always get compliments on is on sale here!

Tag along on my trip and see what we made together in my latest travel video! You might even recognize some familiar faces in the crafting world including Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching, Twinkie Chan, and Robert Mahar

The dates for 2018 are up, so mark your calendars! 

Did you go to Craftcation too? Say hello in the comments! If not, tell me the last time you got creative with new friends.

Podcast Interview on How She Creates

How She Creates Podcast with Amy Tangerine

Several months ago I had the pleasure of recording an episode of the How She Creates podcast with the lovely Caylee and Lauren. I thought I had shared about this already on the blog, but as I get ready for another series of trips, I realized I in fact had not hit publish on this yet. We discussed one of my favorite topics: travel! I shared some of my best tips for creating while adventuring, packing just the essentials, and really savoring the experience through the process of making. It was a super fun conversation! 

You can listen to the interview AND download a free scripted quote printable here! Enjoy!

Our Beautiful Trip to Bermuda!

Last month, I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Hamilton Princess in Bermuda with my friend Alisha! The pink palace invited her to come and she asked me to tag along. Of course I had to say yes!

I just love the fact that like-minded creative people can travel together and support one another! Alisha is a friend of mine as well as somebody who I admire for her work ethic and creative drive. I love her spirit of wanting to try new things and just going for it! She runs Lish Creative and is an inspiring entrepreneur for sure.

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We received such a warm welcome with a private check-in, a special gold elevator, and a few trays of beautiful treats in the room upon arrival! Everyone at the Hamilton Princess is so nice and we were excited to be there. The Gold lounge was really great - they had daily breakfast, afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres, and a happy hour with complimentary drinks!

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I brought a lot more shoes than I usually pack for trips because I knew that we’d be taking a lot of photos! They ended up coming in handy, as you’ll see later in this post.

We only had two full days in Bermuda so we wanted to make sure we got the most of our short time there. 

We ended up stopping in the boutiques after one of our photo sessions and they had some really cute dresses! Though I didn't use to believe in indulging in resort wear, I love the idea of supporting local boutiques while I'm away. Plus every time you wear or use what you got from a trip, you can reminisce and re-live those moments. We also could not get enough of the colorful walls. There was a photo op around every corner. The town of Hamilton is walking distance from the hotel, so we did some exploring.

On this trip, there have been amazingly serendipitous things that have happened to us and I think that that happens when you’re traveling with the right attitude and outlook. Hard work, consistency, and a little bit of luck can go a long way.

The second and last full day of our trip, we had the opportunity to meet Peter, the man who runs the town of St George’s! The lovely Brittany, who seemed to know everyone in Bermuda, took us around and showed us some amazing places to take pictures. This blue romper by Lovers and Friends was so comfy!!

So much loveliness everywhere we looked.

The gift shop at the resort (@luxurygiftsbermuda) had this pool float by Sunny Life Australia. We were excited to take some fun photos of it, got it blown up at the moped rental place, carried it back to the pink palace, and decided it was too windy and cold to actually get into the pool.

So what did we do instead? We photographed it all over the hotel, then took advantage of the amazing light in my room and did a photo shoot there too. When you make the best of what's around, really awesome (and sometimes hilarious) things can happen. Sometimes you just gotta do ridiculous things, wouldn't you agree?

The resort is really gorgeous. Everywhere we went, they had the coolest art hanging on the walls! I’m not sure if anyone else gets as excited about the art as I did, but I thought it was just the coolest. It was especially neat seeing the Julian Opie pieces as we saw his exhibits while in Japan last November. Also, Gray Malin's pieces were for sale in the boutique and Alisha and I had the pleasure of meeting him while in Palm Springs for Alt Summit.

In the lounge on our last night there, we met Haley and Kaylee who were so sweet! I encouraged them to add some stamping and brush lettering to my bullet journal and found out that Kaylee loves Tombows as much as I do - she used them to address her wedding invitations! We enjoyed dinner once again at Marcus and had an incredible meal all together. 

We were sad to leave our new friends, but how wonderful is it when you just hit it off with total strangers? Our voices were gone from talking all night with them. It was such an amazing time filled with fun and laughs and beautiful scenery!

Here’s my video from the trip, so you can feel like you were a part of the journey - without having to run through the airport like we did.

I really enjoyed going to Bermuda with Alisha and I hope that I get to visit the Hamilton Princess again someday. Alisha's post is up on her blog along with some free wallpapers. When you think of the word paradise, which location pops into your mind first? I'd love to hear about your own personal paradise in the comments below.