Monday, April 15, 2013

Amy Tangerine Mini Album Workshop

I got my scrap on this past weekend at the Amy Tangerine Workshop at Ben Franklin Crafts. It was awesome to play with such bright and happy supplies, and people! I haven't had a chance to use bright and cheery since I focus mostly on vintage/shabby chic.

The mini-album was adorable, using new products from her new Yes, Please collection at American Crafts. The cover was a special corrugated paper, which I bought in the other colors as well. She showed us some embroidery techniques as well as some watercolor techniques. I was bummed that the store sold out of the stitching templates. I will have to do them freehand until I find them.

It was great meeting Amy Tan a second time. She is a really down-to-Earth person, and has such a cute baby bump! Congrats to her again!

This class has renewed my spirit of scrapbooking, encouraging me to work with my photos again. Now if I had more hours in the day, I could do everything, everyday!

I did finish my album, after a couple of late nights. I left a couple of blank pages in the back for new pictures of Hawaii.  I know we will have plenty to add!

Here is the cover of my album.  It is a lot like Amy's, but I added a palm tree and the True Story tag. I keep staring at it, in love with every piece!

Here are the pages that I created in my album. I love the paint splatter one, with the embroidery (which is hard to see in this photo). I keep flipping through it, admiring the products, and of course, my photos! I had to include some fave pics of the kids around Hawaii. Even my hubby is show on the last page, saluting at the USS Arizona Memorial.

So, it was a great Saturday.  Thanks to everyone for making it that way! Especially my scrap buddies, Van (from Like the Car) and Nicole! Thanks for this picture Van!

Hope everyone has a happy scrappy day!



  1. Looks great!! I really need to sit down and finish mine! I ended up ordering the stitching templates online. I bought the last alpha one in the store that night of class. They said they might be getting them back in on Friday.

  2. Hi there Jess, just wanted to say thanks for the way pretty fairy children tag from Vintage dragonfly's swap group. I have just become a new follower here. I love to scrap and save money too. Glad to meet you. I am just working on my post for the tag swap. Come say hi if you have the time. Hugs


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