Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Story of Meeting Amy Tangerine

Little Moodles has quite the quirky personality at times. I can't help but giggle every time I see this photo of her. It captures her craziness perfectly.

Shoving handfuls of noodles into her mouth, not to mention sitting up at the dinner table topless with scribble marks all over her belly! (Yes it's true that perhaps this photo also captures a mother who might not be too fussed about being "proper ladies")

So a crazy photo needs some crazy fun bright colours and happy embellishments.... and messy stitching to emulate all those dangling noodles. All the patterned paper here (apart from the background one) is from my new 6x6" Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper pad.

I'd heard that the Amy Tangerine collection (and other American Crafts and Crate Paper too) was on sale at Spotlight which for me was enough of an excuse to pay them a visit. If you read my blog you know that I've long been declaring the Sketchbook collection one of my most favourite.

So imagine my surprise and delight when I walked in the door at Spotlight and saw advertising everywhere saying that Amy Tan herself was coming in a few days for an in-store appearance! I instantly signed up of course, and last weekend with nervous anticipation went along to her demonstration class.

A lot of people were quite interested in my Instagram pics I took on the day, so I'm reposting them all here for you as well. The first one is quite blurry I know (sorry about that), but there's Amy holding up two of life's basic staples..... pretty paper and caffeine :-) 

There was about 15 of us there, sitting around a well-decorated table. And we all set about making our own versions of her pretty card. Yes, we got to keep that packet of Stickers!! And any of the other scraps you might have wanted to stuff into your handbag (ahem!!)

Another blurry shot - this time of Amy and I!!! (I guess that's the unfortunate reality of only taking your iPhone and getting a non-iPhone user to take photos with it!) Never mind... it's still totally scrapable ;-)

And one more of the pretty lady being so generous with her time and signing all her papers for everyone. It was such an awsome morning.... and I'm all inspired now to do a few more Sketchbook pages, so stay tuned for that!



  1. waouhh!!
    fantastic!!! Amazing!!! i like it!! i love it!!!!!!!! congrats! you are un artist!!!!

  2. I've been purchasing a lot of her papers and alphas lately so I envy you getting to meet her, it sounds like you had a lovely day.

  3. Totally LOVE this LO. The stitched elements just add something. I am also sooo jealous and wish she was coming to Brisbane!!

  4. Hilarous photo - great layout that captures the essence of it!
    How awesome to have such an opportune trip to Spotlight! Love her designs, and you do them such great justice!

  5. It was such a great day and it was wonderful to meet you. I love your layout the white journalling really pops on that paper.

  6. that layout is so STINKIN' cute!! the papers fit perfectly with the layout!!

  7. Sounds like a total blast! Thanks for sharing your pictures. (Amy linked to you on her blog today.)


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