Sunday, March 1, 2009

prompt #12 A Stitch in Time{s new Roman}

We're off and running with prompt number 12!!!! This time around we're celebrating all things stitched! Well specifically all letters stitched, because that's how we roll.... So sew, embroider, or floss those titles and journaling and link 'em up here by March 15 and YOU could win this....

Two (yes TWO!) packs of awesome, rad pins from Emily @ Manhandled (thank-you!!! you guys rock!!). Check out her etsy shop, you'll be in love....

The amazing typists have some great eye-candy for you but first I am so excited to introduce our guest-typist this time around.... Her name is Amy. She's totally FAB, and she makes the coolest t-shirts on the planet (for real). She's fun, she sweet, she's one of my heros. Plus, she gets to meet famous people, and she's the only person I know over 30 who can do a cartwheel in a bikini, and look amazing. How could you not admire her? Stitchin' on layouts is totally her thang'...

Hey there!

My name's Amy Tan, but a lot of people call me Amy Tangerine because that's my company name and it's more fun to say. When I was 21, I had my palms read and the first thing she told me was that I had creative hands. A couple years later, I started crocheting arm warmers with my mom and then in the spring we hand embroidered some tank tops that sold in a dozen stores across the country, including Fred Segal. After seeing Cindy Crawford in Glamour magazine wearing my tank, I decided I might have a business. It has been a balancing act, but a sweet ride nonetheless. Making your hobby into a business is a dream for a lot of people, and I am happy to report that with all the ups and downs, it has been worth all the hard work.
I am a fun-loving Libra who enjoys the sunshine and lifestyle that Southern California thrives on. After being born and raised in Chicago and then living in Atlanta for 10 years, I am happy to call LA home for now. I am 30 but don't feel it. I like traveling, but really enjoy being at home as well. My two Jack Russell terriers, Buster and Bamboo tend to drive me crazy and keep me sane. I don't have a sweet tooth, but can snack on salty stuff like Cheetos and Doritos at any hour. I just joined a gym, and enjoy making a fool out of myself in the dance classes. Hey- it's still a work out. My favorite quote is: "The secret to life is knowing how to make the bad times good and the good times unforgettable."
Enough rambling! Sewing used to be therapy for me, but now scrapbooking is... and finding a way to combine both of them has been fun. I am on the contributing design team for American Crafts and a fashionista on ScrapInStyletv.com When The Creative Type asked me to be a guest designer, I was delighted! Hand stitching titles is a fun way to use your own writing to create a unique effect that is sure to get lots of "oohs and ahhs". Okay, maybe not, but you'll be mighty impressed with yourself once you have finished the stitching process. So get those paper piercers out (trust me, it makes it much easier than trying to poke your needle through the paper without pre-punched holes) and if you need some guidance, I did a little tutorial on ScrapInStyletv, and it can be found here: http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/SISTV.php episode #78
Thanks and can't wait to see what you create! *amy



And this is how we did it.....

Brandy

Jen

Sandy

Judean

Kent

Lisa

Pam

Shania

Steph

See ya back here in two weeks for another challenge, and a winner!! xo

31 comments:

Stephanie Baxter said...

I LOVED this. Seriously. Am addicted to stitching letters now!!

the dreamer said...

Yay! Love Amy! Fab takes on the challenge too! Fun! =)

*hugs*
Nina

amytangerine said...

LOVE what you all have created and thank you SOO much for having me as your guest!

shaina said...

this was so much fun!
awesome layouts ladies.
now lets get some peeps to play along!
it is addicting. :D

deana said...

Oh.... yeah... been addicted to hand-stitching ever since I first saw Amy's tutorial at SIS....

Here's mine...

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=159735&gallery_type=main

TFL & thanks for the inspo!!! :-)

Becca said...

LOVE this challenge!
Love Amy Tan.
: )

xoxo.

Amber Zimmerman said...

I am so excited to have learned a new technique (the backstitch for titles)! I will be unstoppable now. Hehheh Here is my lo. . .
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=159760&user_id=3239

Thanks Amy for the inspiration! =)

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nelliemaeii said...

I love hand-stitching the lettering!! Thanks for the great prompt.

Here is mine:
http://nelliemaeii.blogspot.com/2009/03/memory-keeper-box-for-my-cards.html

Nevis said...

I don't think my URL is ledgable...so let me break it up:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3655/3326425384_1f3defa7c7.jpg

Layout totally inspired by Amy Tangerine!!!

Kent said...

Great layout Nevis - thanks for sharing!

MandieGirl said...

these are all SO inspiring! Love them!

Lori W said...

Here's mine!!!
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=160223&user_id=11261

angie said...

this prompt was awesome! i finally got one done before the due date. here it is: http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=160229&user_id=1548

Cassie said...

Here is mine:

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=160248&user_id=9273

Thanks girlies!!

Louise said...

Woo Hoo Guys this was a fab prompt :) :)

Here is mine [youll need to scroll down a bit]

http://loolabelle1961.blogspot.com/2009/03/some-challenge-site-fun.html

Cheers Lou :)x

Cassie said...

ok,ok...I did another one. I totally love this stitching thing!!
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=160237&user_id=9273

cococricketsmama said...

here's mine-this was fun!
http://cococricketsmama.typepad.com/my_weblog/

xo,
d.

amytangerine said...

wow, these are looking sooo fab so far!

janis said...

did the stitching as an additional layer just to be different. see my take here.

euphoria said...

sweet blog... I may have to try this out... those buttons are rad!

PS- Love the DT layots!!

Mallory Phillipy said...

loved this challenge, here's my entry:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/msphillipy/3348347872/

gudrun said...

Oh, I LOVED this prompt!! Had totally fun stitching my little title on this project.
You can see it here on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26604140@N08/3348195415/

or on my blog:
http://papirbloggen.blogspot.com/2009/03/allmost-spring.html#links

THANKS for the inspiration! You rock. :)

Jan said...

Gotta support my girl, Amy! I loved stitching the letters on my layout - I'm sure I'll do it again!

Here's mine:

spring green

ChiLLi said...

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=161128&user_id=6717

mines done .. that was fun!

yyam said...

This is my first time playing...

Here's mine...

http://yyam.blogspot.com/2009/03/creative-type-challenge-stitching.html

Kent said...

Wow - all these links lead to amazing layouts! Thanks to everyone that participated. You are making or job of picking a winner harded and harder each time!

Kimmy said...

I DONT sew, but you guys inspired the crap out of me.

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=161076&user_id=6559

Niella said...

Wow girls!

You guys are def. making it harder to decide..they are seriously ALL so wondrous + fun!

Viv said...

I played along with this awesome prompt!! The LO is on my blog, thanks for the inspo!(I know I`m to late to enter but I had so much fun!)

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