cartwheel break

amy tangerine

Ever feel like things are spinning out of control, but in a good way? Things are cah-razy around here right now. A couple days ago, I decided to take a quick cartwheel break before resuming back to work. Besides meditation (and cartwheels), do you all have some quick strategies for not feeling too overwhelmed? I’m trying to be present and in-the-moment, but sometimes I just […]

Hello Kitty Con

amy tangerine + hello kitty

This fun post highlights lots of cute Hello Kitty memorabilia, it makes me so excited to be able to be part of Hello Kitty Con which starts tomorrow!  In the spring, I was contacted by the company producing the event. Then a few months ago they sent over a whole bunch of products to work with. I’ll be teaching the only scrapbooking workshops being held […]

Australia client pages

amy tangerine

Although I adore my clients and the work they provide immensely, each time I get a box full of photos and memorabilia from their travels, I get itchy to go somewhere. This time it happens to be Australia and their exciting adventures to places I have and haven’t been. The Great Barrier Reef is definitely on my bucket list too! Used various Studio Calico Walden […]

Studio Calico Walden Kits!

amy tangerine studio calico

When these Walden kits arrived at my doorstep, I was in the midst of the usual craziness. Jack isn’t walking yet, but since my dad and his wife were in town, he has been pushing around a motorbike-walker-thing like crazy. And now it seems like he’s running. Thankfully, I carved out some time to make some of my favorite layouts using photos of my favorite […]

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

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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 […]