Saturday, December 10, 2011

Meeting Amy Tangerine!

Hi all!

It's been so long since I last took a scrapbooking class. I've definitely forgotten how fun it is and how I usually learn a lot.

When one of my favorite scrappers came to teach a class based on her wonderful new line, I knew I had to take it! I had pretty much been hoarding as much of the Amy Tangerine goodies (American Crafts) as I can afford. Thought it was time to use them. What better way than to learn from the designer herself?

I had gone through a lot in order to take her classes (don't ask), and I was feeling a bit under the weather. Am super elated that I got to come... it was very inspiring and I've learned techniques for both scrapping and card-making!

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Here are my supplies and goodies. The classes were $60 each but you pretty much get it back in the items they provide.

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Here's the lovely Amy holding up one of her lay-outs. I was a bit (ok, a LOT) star-struck! Haven't met one of my fave scrapbookers before. She was really nice and down-to-earth and oh-so-cute!

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She showed us how to make her delightful lay-outs using our own photos and making the pages our own. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she didn't measure anything. I'm like that 85% of the time. Her style is graphic but the layering is not always concise and purposeful (does that make sense?). I really like that style. I tend to make my cards in that way currently.

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Here are a couple of Amy's LO's that we learned.

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So happy that I got to take it with BFF'ers.

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My favorite part of the class was learning how to make these flowers. I also loved incorporating sewing and fabric into my creations.

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Here's the class.

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Giddy here from meeting such a talented scrapping celebrity! I didn't get into her work until just about a year ago -- I wished I had sooner because before I was married and with kiddies, I always wished for some inspiration on scrapping lay-outs about friends, being young, partying, and traveling! But Amy T (& her style) is definitely someone everybody can relate to.

Amy also blogged about visiting the Bay Area in this post. You could see me in one of the pics! :)

Over the next week, I'll be sharing the lay-outs I created. I'm trying to post as much as I can so I hope you don't mind if I s-t-r-e-t-c-h this topic out. :) LOL!

Instead, here's a pic of my boys in the shirts from Amy's clothing company:

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Should've taken the pic before they ate .. pardon the wrinkles and stains. What can you do? They're young and boys afterall! Haha!

10 comments:

cgl1539 said...

So awesome you got to take a class with someone you admire. I adore those shirts your boys have on, so cute!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Rinne that must of been fun in that class... great pics and that flower is adorable....ooh now you can bust out some new LO techniques.....
cute pics of the two boys.....

eva said...

wow, so great that you got so inspired and had time to spend with your good friend too! sounds like a great class. and your boys--too, too cute! would love to squeeze those cheeks on the little one. hehe.

♥Lizzy said...

That's great you got to take the layout class! I only went to the mini album/film cannister one. I'll have to take ALL of her classes next time! Glad that you got to take Amy's classes. Believe me, I know how much of an effort it is to get some of that "me time"!:)

Lisa said...

This sounds like an awesome class, Rinne!! How fun - I'd love to do something like that! I would be bursting with inspiration! And your boys are so absolutely adorable!!! :)

Lisa

frances joy said...

happy class with fave scrapbooker... *envy :)pls share your new LOs techniques.. shirts are soo cute for the cute kidos..

sweet said...

Your soooo lucky to have taken her class and of course meeting her! I totally love her and her BFF KP!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

That was a fun day! I was just about to post my "Meeting Amy Tangerine" too! I'm going to wait until later in the week when I have nothing planned! :) *lol*

Lalo said...

Looks like sooo much fun...I love all the new Amy Tangerine stuff from American craft...wish I could co to a class :( anywho great stuff and your little boys are looking good!!!

Amy said...

Looks like you had a blast at your class and I can't wait to see all of the pages that you made! :)