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