New episode with Tim Holtz!

This is the fifth episode of Design On Time, and we are featuring the amazing Tim Holtzwho has challenged us with some interesting items! We were so excited about his enthusiasm and encouragement when we asked him to be our guest challenger. And then we were both a little stumped about what to do with the rubber bands and junk mail, but loved incorporating it with his famous Distress Ink! Who knew that this trio would baffle us so?! Here's the video.

Once again, I think Jamie's layout turned out way better than mine. I'm really impressed with how she used the rubber bands. I think it would be awesome to do an entire background with smaller ones and different colored mists! We even talked about how cool it would be to incorporate those little colorful rubber bands that seem to be really popular right now.

Jamie Waters used rubber bands and mists!
Messy Box and Tim Holtz Distress Inks

In case you missed it - Design On Time : episode 1 | episode 2 | episode 3 | episode 4

Supplies: Messy Box by A Beautiful Mess | Crate Paper stickers | Tim Holtz Distress Inks - whole collection and my favorite starter kit | Amy Tangerine products | All Ready Memories Distress Palette Organizer - 25% off your entire purchase through April 30 using code AMYTAN25 at All Ready Memories 

Thanks again for tuning in! If Design On Time has inspired you to make something this week, please share your work with us using the hashtag #designontime. We've enjoyed seeing a few creations inspired by the show.


We have also been browsing through the comments you've left us with your challenge ideas, Jamie and I plan on tackling those soon! Thanks for an awesome challenge, Tim... you are the man!! Hope you all consider giving these items (and others you find around the house) a try on your projects!

Design On Time || Episode 04

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Happy Tuesday everyone.  We had our first food related challenge this week on  Design On Time, care of food blogger and author Landria Voigt.  What we learned, among other things, is that sweet potatoes make mighty fine stamps, and that you most definitely do not want to eat them raw!  See what we made by clicking here, or on the image below.

Here's what the layouts ended up looking like. We both loved using the Messy Box by A Beautiful Mess! I think Jamie's layout turned out way better than mine. I didn't have time to even do any journaling.

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In case you missed it - Design On Timeepisode 1 | episode 2 | episode 3

Thanks for stopping by and hope your week is deliciously creative!

Another episode of Design On Time!

This week, Jennifer McGuire is our guest challenger on Design On Time. Jennifer and I often joke about how we'd like to have an arranged marriage for her daughter and Jack. We think they'd make the cutest couple even though she's a bit older than him. I mean, look at them!

match made in heaven

Ok, back on topic. For the first time since we started this challenge, Jamie and I almost didn't finish in the allotted 15 minutes! You'll probably want to watch all the way until the end, as there's a special cameo (or two). I am completely smitten with how this week's episode turned out. Special thanks to extremely talented Jennifer McGuire for joining in on the fun and challenging us with sequins, sewing and of course, stamps!

Here are our finished layouts. Love that a couple of you commented on the last episode to let us know that Tudor's layout was actually your favorite. He totally rocked it. And I would photograph his, but he actually has been taking them with him to give to his mom! (Insert a big AWWW here)

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We love reading all the comments and feedback! Jo Sowerby, you are this week's lucky YouTube commenter! We've made you something special, email us for details!

If you like what you see, want to see more or have an idea for a future challenge, be sure to leave us a comment here or on YouTube!  And if Design On Time has inspired you to make something this week, please share your work with us using the hashtag #designontime. Loved seeing these projects by @artfuleigh and @natalieelph.

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In case you missed it - Design On Timeepisode 1 | episode 2

We hope you feel inspired to get out there and live your best creative life today, and every day!

Design On Time 02, featuring Audrey Woollen from Urbanic

As you've heard mentioned on this blog numerous times, Urbanic is one of my favorite stores. So when the owner, Audrey Woollen agreed to be on this week's episode of Design On Time, Jamie and I were thrilled. Our producer advised her to challenge us with items we normally wouldn't use on our scrapbook layouts. She chose twine, confetti, and mini clothes pins, and you can watch below or click here to see how we made these items work.

When we developed Design On Time we had three goals in mind (1) inspire our community to "make stuff and make stuff happen" (2) share the joy we feel when we are crafting - even when we only have 15 minutes to do so (3) boost our rap careers. Okay, if you've watched the first two episodes all the way through you've no doubt seen us rap, I'm sure you'll agree our rap careers may be a long shot, but judging from all the wonderful feedback and comments posted to our youtube account, we feel like we have accomplished the first two goals!

For all of you who asked, here are last week's finished layouts, which have also been added to the original blog post.

Design On Time layouts

And here are this week's finished layouts.

Design On Time layouts

Thanks again to this week's guest challenger, Audrey Woollen. For those who haven't visited Urbanic Paper Boutique in Venice, be sure to check it out. Such a cute store and I love her blog too!

Last but not least, Nina Christensen, you are this week's lucky YouTube commenter, we've made you something special. Email us for details!

And for all those who missed Kelly Purkey's challenge, you can find it right here

Thanks again for tuning in, if you like what you see, want to see more or have an idea for a future challenge, be sure to leave us a comment here or on YouTube!  And if Design On Time has inspired you to make something this week, please share your work with us using the hashtag #designontime.

Watch My New Show, 'Design On Time'!

I have some really exciting news, today I’m launching an all new show on my YouTube channel. It’s called 'Design On Time' and you can see the first episode below.

The show is a collaboration with Jamie Waters (who many of you know) and singer/songwriter Tudor Williams (who many of you will love as soon as you see the first episode).  We’ve actually finished three episodes already and we’re having so much fun making this that I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with all of you. Special thanks to our first guest challenger, my dear friend Kelly Purkey!

The idea is that each week one of our friends will challenge us to make something using three random things.  These ’things’ can range from techniques (like a sewing machine), to words (like “STRETCH") to random objects (like cupcake wrappers).  The fun is we don’t know what these “things” will be until they are revealed right before we start the show, and then we have just fifteen minutes to incorporate them into a creative project.  Special thanks to our first three challengers, Kelly PurkeyAudrey Woollen from Urbanic Paper Boutique, and Jennifer McGuire, who all said yes to being part of our experiment without any hesitation.

So HOW did this show come about? It all started with two questions.

  1. What do people ask us most?  Most of the questions that both Jamie and I get over email and social media are around people asking us how we do what we do. So we know any video we make should go about answering these types of questions.  This kind of video is often referred to as a "maker” video.
  2. What kind of video would we want to see?  Our answer, videos that combine process and technique with personality and fun.  We want to learn and be entertained.  We’ve kept each video short and sweet (under 5 minutes) because we assume like us, you’re busy and easily distracted too!

From these answers, Design On Time was born! So WHY did we make this show?

In the spirit of our first project together, The Creative Handbook, we wanted to find a way to engage, inspire and challenge our community. This is a show made for all of you, and we want you to be a part of it so we designed it to allow for two great ways to get involved.

1. All the 'things' that get selected are readily available, specifically so you can pick up the baton and join us every week. Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and make something new. And you can do it in just 15 minutes!*

2. Guest Challenger: every week one of our friends will be our featured challenger. Our producer will be scouring the comments section on YouTube to find future guest challengers.  We want to spotlight our community so challengers are not only featured on the actual episode, but we share links to their websites/blogs/instagram as well!

* For anyone who doubts they can follow along, we present guest host Tudor Williams.  A complete novice to design and “crafting”, he will be joining us for every episode.

We plan on releasing a new episode weekly, for as long as we feel you all are having fun and getting something from them.  In this early stage, we are asking for your help in the following ways:

- Please send us feedback.  What do you like?  How can we make this the best show possible? Comment in the YouTube stream and we’ll keep tweaking the show format to give you what you want!

- Be a superfan and help spread the word.  Share links to the videos or embed them on your blogs, Facebook newsfeed, tweet them, Instagram your takes on the challenges with the hashtag #designontime and tag @jamiewaters and @amytangerine.  We’ll be on the look out for the ultimate superfans and will be gifting them with SWAG as we go along.

We thank you for your help and feedback in advance!

Design On Time team

On behalf of the entire crew, we invite you to check out the first episode and then get to making something with this week's three random things.  Oh and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any of the upcoming episodes!  

UPDATED after many requests to see the finished projects:

Design on Time layouts by Jamie Waters and Amy Tangerine