Guest Designer Spotlight: Amy Tan

We are happy to introduce you to our February guest, Amy Tan!

Amy Tan, or Amy Tangerine, is well known for her fun, bright layouts, her popular scrapbook line with American Crafts, “Amy Tangerine”, and for being one of the sweetest people in the industry!  We love her and are thrilled to have her as our February guest designer at Elle’s Studio!  Make sure to check out her full gallery, and take some time to get to know her better.   Thanks for joining us Amy!

name: Amy Tan
location: Los Angeles, CA
twitter: @amytangerine
favorite Elle’s Studio products: Good Times Stamp, Love You More bits and pieces, Love You More Journaling Tags

Why did you start scrapbooking and how did you get started?

After walking into a store called Sweetpeas and Snapshots and taking a mini book class from Emily Falconbridge, I fell in love with the products and the people.  I attending a CHA show in 2007 and haven’t been able to resist the hobby ever since!

What are the three products you can’t live without?

Thickers, patterned paper, and stamps!

Where do you scrapbook?

Whereever I can spread out, but right now in my studio that is almost unpacked.

What do you listen to/watch while scrapbooking?   

Nothing usually but occasionally Pandora or the Paperclipping Roundtable.

What is your favorite color combination?

Right now black and white with pops of color- yellow in particular.

What/who inspires you?

The world around me, travels, little things, and creative people who do what they love.

Do you record every moment or just special ones?

Well, if you asked JC, he would say I record every little thing.  But honestly, I think I just take a lot of photos and scrapbook all kinds of things that are special to me for one reason or another.

What is your favorite thing about scrapbooking?

I enjoy the creative process and the fact that it is in a way, reliving the memories.

Do you have a scrapbooking goal?

I hope to just keep being inspired to document my life for years to come.

What are three facts about your that others might not know.

Although I love traveling and going to new places, I am a homebody at heart and creature of habit.  I’m allergic to so many things- dust, grass, cats, and the list goes on, but thankfully nothing food related.  I eat a lot of food and would most of the time rather have an additional salty item as opposed to getting dessert.

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win Amy’s favorite Elle’s Studio products! 


  1. Anita says

    Love Amy’s work! Thanks for the chance to win some of her favorite products! 🙂

  2. MichelleB says

    I’m a big fan of Amy’s style! And now that cute baby! Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. wahoolady says

    Excited to see Amy as this months guest. Love so many things in her lines!
    Thanks for the chance.

  4. cghundley says

    So enjoy Amy
    Tan’s products
    and creativity.
    Carla from Utah

  5. I’m a huge fan of Amy’s work! Excited that she is here this month!

  6. vegetablog says

    I love your answer to “Do you record every moment or just special ones?”- I think when you’re a scrapbooker, every moment is a special one! 🙂

    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)

  7. CJb says

    Love Amy’s style & love her favorite Elle’s Studio picks. Thanks for the chance to win them!

  8. I like Amy’s designs – and it’s interesting to read a bit about how she works.

  9. Tanja says

    I love Amy’s style. Thank you for the chance to win this fantatstic prize.

    Yours, Tanja

  10. lynda says

    Of course I want Amy’s faves! she has such a fun-loving style!

  11. Cynthia B. says

    I love Amy’s style, and all her lines for AC are winners in my book. So great that she’s guesting here!

  12. lynn says

    Love her style. Loved reading about what she liked. Thank you, Lynn

  13. I love those stamps! Thank you for a chance to win. Michelle t

  14. tpgirl says

    Amy’s work always gives me inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Nathalie says

    I love Amy Tan’s style and products! Keeping my fingers crossed on this awesome giveaway!

  16. thank you for sharing both about the project and your life, So nice to get to know a great creative mind.

  17. LOVE Amy’s style! I didn’t know about her until a year or so ago, and I love seeing her everyday approach to scrapping! 🙂

  18. I really love hearing Amy talk about her scrapping. She’s so relatable! Such great style, too!

  19. Jasmine Ko says

    Love how sweet and real Amy is, even in person. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Flo says

    I’m sure Amy’s favorites will be mine too. Thanks.

  21. Lizzy Hill says

    Amy does STUNNING design work…love it & the little look into ‘her’ life:):)

  22. Have been a fan of hers for some time, and love it that she’s on ES blog! awesome!

  23. smga1 says

    I love Amy’s work. Her designs are magical.

  24. Thanks for the chance to win Amy’s favorite product which are so lovely !!

  25. J says

    Hello and Welcome!

  26. So excited to see some of Amy’s projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. margie says

    I love Amy’s style & her products too!

  28. Amy C. says

    Thanks for sharing more about yourself and thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  29. Linh C. says

    I love Amy Tangerine’s fun designs!

  30. Love Amy’s work!! Thanks for the chance to win some of her favorites!!

  31. Amy says

    Oh my…I love this! I am going to have to grab some of this new Elle’s for sure.(if I don’t win some that is 🙂 Thanks for sharing all these awesome ideas…

  32. Such a huge fan of Amy Tan! Thanks for the chance to win some of her faves!! =)

  33. Two of my favourites combined! Its going to be a great month!!

  34. papergirl says

    It’s great to see how Amy uses your products, I love her style.

  35. Jeanna says

    I love the use of all the hearts in these projects. Amy’s style is really refreshing and I do appreciate her projects.
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  36. LOVE everything she does! And baby Jack? SO FREAKIN’CUTE!!!

  37. LOVE everything she does! And baby Jack? SO FREAKIN’CUTE!!!

  38. Love Amy’s style!! I was excited she was a guest designer!! 🙂

  39. Mandy says

    She has such a fun style. Love getting an insight into who she is!

  40. I love your style and your products ! You inspire me so much!

  41. I love your style and your products ! You inspire me so much!

  42. sakehanska says

    I’m a fan of Amy! thank you for the giveaway. marta

  43. Eva Scott says

    I adore everything Amy does! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Wendy says

    Amy is such a fabulous designer and crafter! Love getting to know her better.

  45. jj says

    I love Amy Tan’s products and it was fun getting to know her a little better.

  46. Christi says

    It was fun to see Amy work with the Elle’s Studio products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. FABULOUS interview Amy!!!
    I ALWAYS enjoy your products & projects 🙂
    THANK YOU for the insight, inspiration and the chance to win!!!

  48. Tiffany says

    I hope I am not too late to win. xoxo. –Tiffany

  49. Sandra says

    Thanks for the wonderful layouts!

  50. Esther says

    Love Amy’s work and it’s fun to learn new things about her personal life 🙂

  51. Hazel says

    Amy’s work is in-your-face, out-of-the-box an plain extraordinary. I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of her ideas (and of course of beautiful baby Jack) What a great addition to her repertoire!!

  52. lynda says

    I can’t find where you’ve posted the winner to this giveaway. Can you check into it please?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *