Sunday, September 23, 2012

Amy Tangerine Inspires in STAMPtember™!

Hi Bloggers! Happy 23rd day of STAMPtember™ to you!  Wow, what a whirlwind of a month! Never fear... we still have a full week of STAMPtember™ fun, inspiration, & surprises!! Today we have a very special guest, Amy Tan, known for her fun scrapbooking layout skills & awesome fashion insight!

Here is a little info about our featured designer today:

Born and raised in Chicago, Amy spent much of her childhood wallpapering her bedroom walls with the colorful and glamorous pages of fashion magazines. She learned how to sew her senior year of high school and what developed was her first passion: designing. Within five years, she had become an award-winning designer and founder of the popular handcrafted t-shirt line Amy Tangerine. Her collections were featured in hundreds of retail outlets, including Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York, and yielded impressive worldwide sales.

In 2007, her business expanded to include scrapbooking, with her fashion design work now being produced on a custom basis. Her love for sharing her clothing and now also paper crafts has taken her all over the globe and given her the opportunity to teach creative classes from Hawaii to Tennessee. 




Amy very graciously provided us with step by step photos through her creative process along with some notes behind her process. Enjoy!


After getting this square print of an Instagram photo in the mail from Persnickety Prints, I knew I wanted to make the layout colorful. At first I was just going make it an 8.5"x11", but as I got going, I realized I wanted it to be 12"x12". I began by misting the white cardstock with a Studio Calico mask and Mister Huey's.



 While it was drying, I stamped the Field Notes and pencil with StazOn

While that was drying, I selected some elements I knew I wanted to use, including Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I stamped away and then pieced the elements together.

  Finished it off with a journaling card, some sewing and some added embellishments


TA-DA! Gorgeous layout!!
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Please DON'T forget to stop by Amy's blog HERE for an extra special (& exclusive!!) coupon that you can only find on her blog! Check it out!


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114 comments:

  1. Fun page! I love the mask used with the Mr. Huey's mist... so many pretty colors to choose from!
    DeniseB

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  2. Amy's work is great! I'm a fan. :)

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  3. What a great page! I love Amy's work!

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  4. Gorgeous layout from Amy, she is such a talented artist who inspires with her creativity!!!

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  5. Great layout! Love the bold yellow spray there- offsets the trees beautifully!

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  6. Oh wow... I think I need to add some masks and sprays to my cart! Gorgeous page!

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  7. Love the layout and step-by-step instructions!

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  8. Such a pretty page! Love the bright colors and fun elements Amy used!

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  9. Great layout! Love the step by step...always fun to see a designer at work =)

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  10. Love Amy Tangerine supplies and the Simon Says Stamp dies and stamps too. Great layout. Amy makes it look so easy. Thanks.

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  11. Such a lovely LO..And Thanks for Sharing ..:)

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  12. That's a fun transition from 8.5" x 11" to 12" x 12". Sometimes it is frustrating when a project wants to be different than how you started it, but figuring out how to do the change is often pretty inspirational.

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  13. I'm definitely a fan of Amy's. This page is amazing! :)

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  14. This is fantastic Amy! I've never seen those color mists before, so I learned something new today. Great layout - love it! TFS.

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  15. Love her style. She makes it looks so effortless.

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  16. It's so nice to see and read how you come up with the layout. it's a great one.

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  17. Wonderful layout and thank you for the insight into Amy's creative process. Maddy x

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  18. Love this colorful layout and Amy's style!

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  19. What a great layout - love the inspiration!

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  20. Love the first one, the yellow really pops!!

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  21. Lovely LO from Amy Tan !! I should stamp more often on my pictures !!

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  22. I love how all the details in this layout draw your eye to the main image, then all around the page so that you don't miss one single delicious detail. Fabulous!

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  23. I really enjoy Amy's work, her process, AND her fantastic products, so much fun to play with!

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  24. What great details on this project - thanks for sharing

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  25. I love Amy's style! I'm following your blog, thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Amy is SO inspiring- loved the peek into her creative process!

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  27. Love her goodies, been playing with the Sketchbook papers this week.

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  28. Love Amy's style. thanks for the look into her process. I have the Ready Set Go collection on my wish list. Thanks for the special offer on her blog!

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  29. Loved seeing how Amy's page was built! I'm going to give those embellishments a closer look......love how they enhanced the page!

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  30. Gorgeous layout! I love the use of the mist and mask.

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  31. What a gorgeous and cheery layout! Love how the elements complement each other in style and color.

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  32. what a fun layout - love the step by step process of creating it

    Barb Housner

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  33. Totally awesome. I'm going to have to make some masks from my cricut to use somewhat like she did. I think the possibilities could be endless doing it that way....Thanks for a chance to win!

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  34. I also am loving how Amy shared her step by steps! LOVE those stamps!!!!! And yes, I am following (stalking)!

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  35. What a fun layout! I love Amy's products. They're always so fun & trendy.

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  36. Amy is always full of great ideas and inspiration. I'm going to have to get that stamp set. I don't scrapbook, but get such great ideas from those who do. What a great step-by-step tutorial, too, which also helps a lot. Thanks for letting us play along.

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  37. Great layout. Good use of colours and embellishments. :)

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  38. Awesome layout and grateful for the simple tutorial!

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  39. Great layout! Fun to see Amy's process.

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  40. Such a cool technique on this card! I love it! Thanks for sharing Amy!

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  41. Always great to see someone's creative process from start to finish! Thank you.

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  42. Love Amy Tan! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. She is one amazing woman. So fresh. So cool. So positive.

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  44. OMG!

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    This layout---love the way you stamped on it!

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  45. Love the misting in the background. Very cool.

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  46. Great layout Amy!

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  47. Love the use of bright colors! I tend to shy away from them - thanks for sharing this!

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  48. The step by step photos are really grate. It gives so much more to see the process. Happy STAMPtember!

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  49. Love your vibrant colors, Amy!

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  50. What a layout! So colourful. Thank you for showing this.

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  51. I really like the movement that the background paper design and the arrow stamp bring, and the stand-out colors.

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  52. Love how the layout came together, especially using the mask and adding color that way! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  53. Love Amy Tan -- she has a great sense of fashion wheather in clothing or paper products. Thanks for featuring her.

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  54. Amy Tan has the most colorful layouts and designs. I love them!

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  55. I love the Amy Tan line...thanks for sharing with us today.

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  56. Wow! What a talented designer Amy Tan is and with so many facets to her abilities! Great LO, too!

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  57. Great layout, love the elements used on it.

    Carla from Utah

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  58. Love to see step by step projekets to get new ideas.
    Christina P.

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  59. Love all of your exclusive products! Loved seeing Amy Tan's layout! Thanks for the dose of stamping inspiration and the chance to win!

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  60. Great layout! Love the step by step!

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  61. what an awesome page by the talented Amy T

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  62. Love the colors! Great re-sizing solution here!

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  63. What a great layout. I love all of the details.

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  64. LOVE the layout and all of the fun touches!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  65. This layout is fabulous and I love the colors!

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  66. I love Amy Tangerine and her products! SO wonderful to see one of her works!

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  67. I am totally using my mister hueys and mask on my next page - so cool. I love the colours too. Great job.

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  68. I hardly want September to end as I am enjoy Stamptember! ALready a follower

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  69. Love the combination of elements and color.

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  70. Love the layers in this colourful layout.

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  71. I follow the blog and I LOVE surprises!

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  72. Amy is AWE...SOME!!! So Creative and Her products are Phenomenal! STAMPtember is Really The BEST! I don't want it to END!! Smooches...

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  73. I love her layout and simple strp-by-step tutorial!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  74. Fabulous--I like the misting with the mask.

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  75. love it! there looks to be so many different textures and I love the text on teh photo :)

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  76. I love the mist, such a happy color. And the little hauses are so cute. How clever you are. Love the page!!
    Maria

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  77. Amy = fun! Love the tutorial and the card!

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  78. Great use of the mask and the Lawn Fawn stamp! Since I frequently use Amy's first two stamp sets, I can't wait to get her newest stamp set! And yes, I subscribe to this blog. : )

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  79. I love this layout! So simple and so pretty :)

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  80. I absolutely LOVE everything Amy Tangerine! She continually inspires me! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  81. that is so much fun! love that mask....and the flair button... and the.... gosh, pretty much everything! ha! ;)

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  82. Awesome LO, I love the masking and spritzing.. I finally have the inspiration I was looking for to go use my sticky back canvas paper! Thanks Amy! (and Simon peeps for a great Stamptember ;)

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  83. Wow!! This is a gorgeous layout. Amy is so talented...just love her creations. :)

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  84. What a beautiful layout!!! Love the step by step process and tips! I am a huge fan of Amy! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  85. Fun layout with lots of great techniques! TFS!

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  86. I just love Amy Tan. I follow her blog as well as yours. Its exciteing to have her as a guest. I love her work.

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  87. What a beautiful LO, I LOVE the effect of the mist and mask!

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  88. Fun and lovely layout !!! Thank you for the mix of techniques so inspirful also...

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  89. Lovely layout! I especially like the colors and the embellishment treatment in the lower right corner.

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  90. What a fun layout! Love the cheery colours :)))

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  91. Love that mask and the vibrant colors. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

    Glorie

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  92. I love all the layers Amy created on her layout.

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  93. I'm a follower! This looks like so much fun. I have some spray ink that I've barely used, so this is an inspiration! 2Pennies (Jennifer)

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  94. I'm a follower! This looks like so much fun. I have some spray ink that I've barely used, so this is an inspiration! 2Pennies (Jennifer)

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  95. Two guarantees w/ Amy: beautiful design and beautiful products

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  96. I recently discovered Amy Tangerine products. I'm amazed of the talent she has and how fun her products are.

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  97. I like how Amy put this scrapbook layout... simple and yet so nice

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