Thursday, April 25, 2013

Guest Designer; Amy Tsuruta


So excited to welcome Amy Tsuruta as our guest designer of the week! You are in for a treat!   Amy is a prolific crafter who just happens to love SRM.  We like that! :)  And we love what she does with her SRM!  


Here's a bit about Amy in her own words.

Hi ya! It's Amy Tsuruta and I live in the gorgeous state of Washington! I'm a happy momma of 2 beautiful kids that are 15 & 18 years old. I'm also engaged to thee most fantabulous man who supports my paper crafting. I work full time for a design firm in Seattle so I generally do all my crafting on the weekends. The early morning hours are usually spent being inspired by the many blogs that I follow. 

I've been a long time fan of SRM...love seeing how SRM has grown and now carries a such a fun assortment of products! I've contributed 129 pictures to the SRM Flickr Gallery...yup, I love my SRM :)  I adore the various fonts and sentiments that SRM carries. There is something for any and all occasions!

Let's take a look at her creations! 

Amy's first project is a card for her Mom for Mother's Day featuring a photo of Amy and her 2 brothers taken back in the '70's.  Everything is nestled onto a frosted acetate card base.  Amy says "I love how the SRM sticker doesn't interrupt the flow of the design".  On this card Amy used Amy Tangerine Yes, Please paper, SRM's Bright Border and Twinery Lilac twine.  


In addition to a card for Mother's Day, Amy also created a little gift of a Starbucks gift card and tucked it into this SRM clear Pillow Box all crafted up with stamped images, lots of washi tape and a SRM sentiment.  The Pillow Box not only has a gift card but 4 handcrafted tags all topped off with twine and enclosed in a Glassine Bag!


  
Next up is another SRM Glassine Bag this time used as a gift bag. Amy loves using them for little treats or RAKs. She l loves to pile goodies inside like washi tape, adhere a SRM label with a sentiment and then run it through her sewing machine. It makes a little surprise that much more fun!



And Amy LOVES using dimensional embellishments on her cards. She thinks that "the wooden embellies that I love to use were made for SRM stickers! The daisy from the Stickers by the Dozen is a perfect match! I love the SRM fonts, so clean & crisp!"



For her last project Amy created this card in celebration of Spring. She loaded up one of the SRM glassine bags with die cuts and adhered it to the front. The Spring sentiment is perfect on the Labels by the Dozen.  And did you notice the ric rac? That's from SRM's We've Got Your Border Pastel! Amy picked the "be happy!" mini sentiments to run along the bottom of the card.


Thank you Amy for so many fun and fabulous projects.  If you would like to receive a prize packet that includes the SRM products Amy used in her projects just leave a comment and keep your fingers crossed.  We'll announce the winner on Monday's blog. 

52 comments:

Joan Bardee said...

beautiful job Amy!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Amy? Coffee card? No way :) I love ALL your fab projects, Amy - how sweet is that Mother's Day card? Love the photo :)

June Houck said...

So much SRM goodness packed in one post! The goodie bags, gift card holder, and cards are great, but my favorite inspiration is the photo card; a wonderful Mother's Day card!!!

jessica said...

WOW!!! Amy these are all amazing!!! So much creativity using these fun products!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the Guest Designer spot...you sure ROCKED these projects!

Timeless Twine said...

Amazing job Amy! =)

Bev said...

fabulous and fun projects and the SRM products are perfect

Celeste B. said...

Cute creations. I like how you used the glassine bags.

Sherry Eckblad said...

I have been a follower of Amy ever since I started blogging back in 2009 and she just continues to inspire me on a daily basis. Her projects here are just amazing.

Sue D said...

Great projects using SRM stickers. Love Amy's blog.

Laurel said...

Oh my, I love Amy and these projects are wonderful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Amy is a ROCK STAR and I Loveeeeeeeeeeeee her!!!! These are all AMAZING!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!!!!

Jennie said...

What a beautiful assortment of projects featuring the SRM products! Great job Amy and so inspired :)

Barb said...

Wow! So many awesome projects from Amy! LOVE each one, but the last one is so very pretty with the glassine bag and beautiful spring colors! Love that adorable photo too! Congrats on your guest design spot, Amy! :)

Patti J said...

Amy, you rock! Love your projects, especially the wood embellies! Great idea, and I happen to have oodles of them! Had to giggle when I read your 'Hi ya' - I start many texts and emails to our grown kids that way! Have a great day, and congrats on your guest spot!!!

lauren bergold said...

no surprise that everything amy t makes totally ♥ROCKS♥! absolutely love all of these, but that 1970's "flashback" card is out of this world brilliant!

{VICKI} said...

YES!

I would love to win some goodies

thanks so much for the chance!!!!

Marcia said...

I love the look of glassine bags and stickers. So cool.

Tracey McNeely said...

All fantastic projects. Yay Amy!

Angi Barrs said...

Looove Amy's fabulous projects! They are soooo sweet!!!!

Ravengirl said...

I just love Amy's work! She has amazing design sense and works with the most fabulous products!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all so creative. I love your use of the little bags. TFS.

Trinh said...

Amy has outdone herself! Each project is more beautiful than the previous one. Awesome inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful! Amy did such a great job creating these projects. The stickers are so versatile!

donna mikasa said...

fabulous projects by Amy! I especially love the Spring card--so cute and colorful!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love Amy's stuff, so wonderful!

Annette said...

congrats to Amy.. .she is amazing.. love her awesome creativity.. These are all so creative and fun..

Ashley Horton said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot Amy!! Love your cute projects!!

Barb Murphy said...

Amy is awesome! These projects are sooo 'Amy'...fun, bright, happy and creative. I love them all!

pruttybird said...

OMGoodness what great projects. Love how fun they are :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Denise Bryant said...

Fun projects! I love the pillow box and all the glassine bag ideas!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous projects, Amy, you always seem to just what to do with each of the things you use!

yyam said...

Awesome projects Amy! You sure know how to use those SRM goodies! :)

CarolO said...

Thank you Amy for the inspirations. And, we loved our visit to Seattle last year.

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous projects Amy. Love them all. TFS

SmilynStef said...

As always ... amazing Amy ... love them all.

Kelly Griglione said...

So many fine projects from Amy, holy smokes! Love how the stickers look on wood embellies. Who knew?!?

wendipooh13 said...

congrats AMY!!!!! wonderful projects!!! Always love to see your work

Rose said...

awesome work as always Amy :)

Rachel W K said...

Love what Amy created! Those treat bags are awesome

Jessica Pascarella said...

What wonderful projects Amy! Awesome job guest designing!

ivy said...

Amy is awesome! I have been a recipient of Amy's glassine bags and she always makes it special by her nice crafty touches! fabulous projects! I adore her simple but very happy card with the SRM stickers on the card base & wood chippie!

Audrey Pettit said...

My jaw is hanging open here! I am a huge fan of Amy's, and she has outdone herself here! She always brilliantly showcases her love of SRM stickers, and it totally shows here!

Agata said...

Love all those fun projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynnda said...

BEautiful projects sista!!!! You are amazing!!! hugs...x

Leanne said...

Beautiful projects Amy!

Stacey Schafer said...

Fabulous projects, Amy! Love the glassine envie full of goodies:)

Lesley said...

I had never heard of SRM stickers until Amy...love what you did with these projects Amy! All of them are adorable!

Shemaine Smith said...

Beautiful project! Love the way you used these awesome stickers Amy!

Sherri Thompson said...

amazing projects, as always! Amy is one of the most talented gals I've ever seen. She totally thinks outside the box-or bag! I will definitely be "lifting" her glassine bag ideas! Silly me, I didn't even realize that SRM now carried those little lovelies! Thanks for a great post and a chance to win!

Cassandra Chen said...

HEHE! Great projects Amy!! Love yr style and thanks SRM for the giveaway!!

Piali Biswas said...

Gorgeous creations Amy!
Love them all!

Anita said...

Always love your wonderful work Amy, gorgeous as always.