There are a bunch of new In-House Designers and Scrapbookers that started working at AC recently and today we want to feature the stylish and talented Ann-Marie Morris!
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Education: BFA in Multimedia Design from San Diego State University
Scrapbooking experience: I
have been obsessed with crafting and creating "stuff" for as long as I
can remember, but I didn't officially get into scrapbooking until
college. On a whim, I decided to make my parents a scrapbook of our
family memories for Christmas, so I began browsing the internet for cool
design ideas. Once I discovered Flickr and blogs - forget it - I
was HOOKED! I couldn't believe how vast and inspiring the blog world
could be and all the amazing things people could do with paper!
Scrapbooking quickly became more than just a hobby, it became a
lifestyle (as cheesy as that sounds!). Later, I would go on to change my
major in college from Interior Design to Multimedia Design because it
became clear to me that I was better suited to work with patterned
paper, not wallpaper. Fast forward to a year after graduation and here I
am in Utah working for American Crafts. I never imagined I would be
able to do something I love so much for a living! Everyday is a fresh
and exciting opportunity and I couldn't be more excited about this new
phase of my life!
Favorite thing about scrapbooking: I
love the whole process! From the initial stage of taking photos and
being really excited to scrap them, to gathering fun papers and
embellishments together, to the actual design process - I love it all!
Even on days when I don't feel like sitting down to scrap, just seeing
my supplies and thinking about all the possibilities makes me super
happy :) Plus I LOVE the blog scene - I don't know what I would do
without the constant, ever-changing source of inspiration.
What are you looking forward to about working at American Crafts: I
am really excited to see the lines we work on come to fruition and then
be able to scrap with them. I honestly look forward to coming to work
each day and that in and of itself is better than anything I could ask
Thanks for letting us get to know a bit better and for sharing this fun layout Ann-Marie!