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Getting Organized with Creative Options!

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Don’t you love finding awesome products to help you get organized? I certainly do! Since I am still in the process of setting up the studio in a fully functional way, when Creative Options contacted me about a possible collaboration, I had to say yes. Who doesn’t want to be more organized? I, for one, can definitely use some help in that department. Remember these […]

Ginko Papers discount code

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you know I love cute things. Especially when they are stationery/paper related. I think it goes back to my childhood and various obsessions, including the normal stamp collection and not so normal Post-It note & eraser collection. Oh and there was also the mechanical pencil collection. Now as a grown up, I have a bit […]

Take me out to the ball game

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While we were in Chicago in June, JC got us tickets to the Pirates vs. Cubs game. Although I can’t say for sure, I think it was my first time to Wrigley, even though I lived in the northern suburbs for the first 15 years of my life. Upon waking, we got Jack dressed in the Pirates jersey that JC got him from Fanatics, and […]

Workspace Wednesday

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The other day I was trying to come up with a mini manifesto for the moment. I wrote the word simplify. And because that just wasn’t enough, I just kept writing.The brush says Royal 2 on it, but can’t remember where it’s from, sorry! I used this watercolor set from Michaels, but found some alternative options – Colortopia Watercolor Set | this one | and […]

Hand stitched greetings

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When it comes to sending out cards, I always feel like I am behind. I thought I would get ahead of the game by creating these cards using the best white pen ever – also known as the Uni Ball Signo. I hand wrote some sentiments and could have really kept them as is, but decided it would be more interesting if they were also […]

Michaels “Best of” paper pack

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One of the coolest things about holding my “best of” paper pack from Michaels is realizing that I have had enough “hits” to create such a thing! It features papers from all 6 of my collections with American Crafts and is available in stores now! The paper pad retails for $19.99, but is a “hot buy” and apparently drops to $5 regularly. For 60 papers […]

Let’s Play

Jack's Playroom | Silhouette Phrase | Amy Tangerine

While creating this world map wall decal as well as this door sign, I thought I may as well make a little sign for Jack’s playroom. I used my Silhouette and the Silhouette Studio software to create a wall decal with white vinyl. Now that I am clearly hooked on creating wall decals, any suggestions on what I should make next?

Studio Calico Sandlot kits!

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So most of my projects this month use photos taken by Dustin Prickett from Sunglow Photography from my BFF’s wedding. I was her Maid of Honor, and she asked for an album as the wedding gift. How could I say no? Though I was limited on time (aren’t we all?) my layouts came together with ease with the lovely Sandlot kits. Just like last month, […]

Photo-Ops | Guest Post by Ann-Marie Espinoza

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One of the best parts about working with Amy these past couple of years has been her willingness to let me photograph so much of her life. Today I thought it would be fun to share some of favorite moments that we’ve been able to capture thus far! We documented her ever-growing bump: Which later turned into her ever-growing baby Jack: We rounded up the […]

Using gesso and watercolors with Olennka

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This is an awesome tutorial post by Design Team member, Olennka. Enjoy! Here’s very simple step by step tutorial for quick LO with using some medias as gesso and watercolors. List of supplies : 1. Amy Tangerine patterned papers (I used Peer, Twosome and Duet) 2. White gesso and watercolors (I used Maimeri White Gesso and liquid watercolors Ecolines), water and brushes, plastic card or […]