Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Guest Designer: Lindsay Amrhein

In case you missed the fun interview with Lindsay Amrhein, one of our fabulous guest designers, here is the article originally written for San Diego's

You've probably seen Lindsay Amrhein's fabulous handmade cards in one of dozens of papercrafts and card magazines.  Lindsay's also on several design teams and guest designs for Paper Made Bakery, Sweet Stamp Shop, The Craft's Meow and Ribbon Carousel.  She's a mom, wife and cardmaker extraordinaire!  Here's what you should know about Lindsay Amrhein:
How would you describe your artistic style?  I'd likely describe my style as a bit clean and graphic, with a smidge of fun and cute mixed in.  Some days I love to pile on stuff and other days I like a really simple card with lots of white space.
Name your three favorite paper crafting tools:  I have to have my Corner that thing!  I must have my Tim Holtz Tonic scissors within reach.  And lastly, stamps and ink.  I know that's more than three, but stamps and ink go together like PB&J...
What project is sitting on your work table today?  Right at this moment I have some hot-off-the-press new clear stamps fro WPlus9 and a few new 2012 Hero Arts goodies.  Time to play!
If you could wiggle your nose and make ANYthing appear, for what would you wiggle your nose?  Oh my!  That's a tough one for sure, but I would have to say more stamps, of course!  I would certainly not turn down a pile of fresh stamps!
What companies and/or publications are you working with now?  I really enjoy working on projects for Paper Crafts Magazine.
What, or who, is your artistic muse?  Oh my, there are quite a few really talented women out there, but I would have to say that I am completely inspired by Cristina Kowalczyk and Maile Belles.  They do such clever things with die cuts and stamps!
Where did you go on your last family vacation?  We went camping in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this past summer.
Tell us one thing about you that hasn't been printed before:  I'm a bit of a health nut, even though I wouldn't call it nuts {smile}.  I enjoy taking care of my body and seek ways to improve my health through many alternative avenues.  I love fresh vegetables and enjoy wholesome grain-free treats whenever I can make them.
What are some upcoming classes or events on your calendar?  I wish I could say there were some, but alas, I'm totally open!  I guess that means there is plenty of time to get crafty!
What is the last class you TOOK?  A standard Copic certification course this past summer.
How do you like to spend your free time?  Make cards, of course!  When I'm not doing that I' spending time with my rambunctious three-year old and trying to keep my house semi-clean.
Tell us about a favorite childhood memory:  Holidays at my grandparents were an exciting and happy time.  My grandfather would be whipping the potatoes in the pot and always dug out a huge spoonful and would say to me, "hey buddy, have a taste!"  It always made me laugh!
What do you want readers to know about you?  I'm a simple girl who loves to make things with ink, stamps and paper!  I love Jesus, my husband and my adorable son, and want to live each day with a purpose and a passion!  If I can make one person smile with a handmade card, I have fulfilled a mission.
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  1. yahooooooo for Lindsay! I'm a huge fan of her work!

  2. OHHH! It is so wonderful getting to know Lindsay a bit better! Great interview:) <3

  3. Great interview with Lindsay! Love her work and so proud to be on the same team with her! She totally rocks!