Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The one with Amanda De Jong

You all know how much you inspire me each and every single day? Well you do. I am simply amazed by your talent, and so honored to be a part of this community! Today I wanted to shine a light on our very talented friend, Amanda De Jong. I love her, I know you will too!






Hi there! My name is Amanda and I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, Josh, and 6 year old son, Carson. I am fortunate enough to work from home running my small paper-crafted and vinyl decor business which lends itself nicely to my addiction to coffee and paper! I am mostly a 12x12 scrapper but also do 8.5x11 and digital/hybrid pages. I recently began doing mixed media work as well and besides art journal pages & canvas, I like to incorporate it in to my layouts. My style is pretty eclectic although I do tend to lean more towards bold fun color. 


Before we get started I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces from her Society 6 store!







Amanda, I love you style can you tell us where you go for inspiration?

Instagram has really helped me immerse myself in to the scrapbook community. There is such a wealth of inspiration that spins off from there to blogs, galleries and more. I am constantly adding new blogs to my feed so I can keep up with fellow scrappers and artists. I have also been a Studio Calico subber for a little over a year, and I must say the SC gallery rocks! Of course, I can’t forget Pinterest!
I know you are creative outside of scrapbooking, tell us a bit about your prints and etsy store!
My Etsy store has evolved quite a bit over the last couple of years. I began by creating and selling altered items, like frames and monograms. Now I find myself primarily making vinyl decals, signs and the occasional print. I am a sucker for a good inspirational quote and when one speaks to me I try to translate that in to my work, whether it’s a decal or a layout. I firmly believe in cultivating a positive life and these designs are my way to inspire others to find blessings in the everyday.  
I know each creation holds a special place in our hearts, but if you had to pick three projects that represent your style what would they be?
I find my style to be pretty eclectic; jumping around from clean to artsy to, what I would call, a hot mess. Here are three that definitely stand out as being “me”




It's so interesting to see where people create, can you show us your space?

Absolutely! I have an 8 foot alcove in our spare room/play room/laundry room. We used just about every inch of wall space we possibly could to take full advantage of it. I apologize for the bad lighting in these pictures. I need to retake them in daylight when my space is clean again ;-)





One of my faovrite places to go for inspiration is Pinterest! What is the last thing you pinned?

WOW that is beautiful!!!


Amanda came bearing GIFTS!!!! I asked Amanda to design a template for you all, I thought that she had a store with templates (I WAS WRONG LOL) but she should, check out this amazing template she made for you guys! It was her first crack at at, HELLO natural.. party of one!!!!! Thank you Amanda this is amazing and I can't wait to use it!! xox


----->>>>>   download the template here  <<<<<-------




Thank you all for stopping by!!! Make sure to leave some love for Amanda, she sure deserves it! xox













3 comments:

  1. Thanks Shanna for the post and thanks Amanda for the awesome template.

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  2. Amanda is amazing, inside and out! Thanks so much for featuring her!

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