a fun surprise

amy tangerine

A couple weeks ago, I received an email with the subject line “Surprise for my wife!”. It went something like this: Hello Amy! This week I am visiting Chicago with my wife. She likes to scrapbook but scrapbooking supplies are very hard to find in Spain; can you list some shops here in Chicago where we can buy her material to take back with us. […]

Find a way to make work feel like play


Combining collections and techniques is one of my favorite ways to scrapbook.  It’s been a while since I’ve created a page with a focus on just me and expressing creativity. Turns out it’s both therapeutic and fun. Both Shimelle’s line and my latest collection Stitched, contain inspiring phrases and have colors and patterns that work really well together. I also used a set of Kelly […]

yes, please

amy tangerine's studio

Though I debuted the Yes, Please collection at CHA in January 2013 (listgirl has a nice photo of the booth here), I am just now getting the yarn-wrapped letters up in my studio. It just took some help of a hammer and small nails and in the better-late-than-never spirit, nearly 2 years later, it’s up! It’s a fairly easy DIY project you could do with […]

Love this right now

Kelly Purkey

Work or play? Who cares, it’s fun and I love all the projects we have going on. Right now, on my desk is a bunch of goodness from Kelly Purkey (sorry this kit is sold out – but she has more coming out soon) and Jen Hadfield’s debut collection with Pebbles, Home + Made. Also – if you are in Southern California, I would love […]

35 while 35


The idea of growing older used to bother me and around my birthday, I would feel a bit sad. To combat that feeling, I began making lists of random things I did the previous year. It started when I began scrapbooking, at about the age of 28. I continued the tradition and blogged about it – 30 | skipped 31 | 32 | 33 | […]

paint. plan. play.

amy tangerine studio calico ashley G paint class

This new class at Studio Calico looks so amazing! There are so many classes being offered online these days, but it’s such a great way to learn new techniques and new ways of thinking/exploring at one’s own pace.  Ashley is such a creative soul, I know this class will be a ton of fun. Plus, I am really digging the art journaling concept more these […]

Plus One Collection for HSN… again!

Amy Tangerine Plus One Collection

Things are busy over here as usual – I updated the Upcoming Events on the side —-> and there’s even some more in the works. Thank you so much for all your sweet words about Stitched! As you may remember, I was on HSN for the first time back in March. It turns out another big HSN craft event is happening next week and unfortunately […]

Announcing the newest collection – – – Stitched!

Amy Tangerine's new collection Stitched!

Hi!! Today’s the day! I’m so excited to present my newest collaboration with American Crafts, Stitched! This colorful collection focuses on the beauty of lovely, handmade projects. Celebrating creativity and homespun delights, the new line features a gorgeous watercolor palette of buttercup yellow, soft grays and shades of aqua. Be inspired by hand-drawn graphics that are presented alongside sweet phrases.This fun collection features 24 double-sided patterned […]

Join me and KP for Inspiration Live!


If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that I was in Utah last week. Perhaps you also know that I was there filming for a Big Picture Classes event/class called Inspiration Live. We spent 2 days filming throughout Salt Lake City, went behind the scenes at American Crafts and Struck, and taught a class to a studio audience at Persnickety Prints. Here […]

Organizing Studio Calico kits

amy tangerine |Studio Calico Project Life

Going through the process of organizing my studio has brought me to a conclusion that it’s a constant work in progress. Though I have found systems that work, I will have to be willing to go with the flow more, while trying to avoid my go-to, which is piling things up. Because various projects come in at different times, I have been experimenting with different […]