Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Let's Meet a Designer: Amanda Heimann

Okay, have you ever found a designer and instantly fallen in smit? I am deeply smitten with Amanda Heimann's Designs. To the point where I think I scared her with my fan girl excitement. She overcame my overt enthusiasm and interviewed with me anyway. Amanda, thank you for ignoring my fan girl excitement. :)


What’s your name and digiscrap blog address? Amanda Heimann (design/team blog: http://amandaheimanndesigns.com/designblog/) (personal blog: http://amandaheimanndesigns.com/blog)
Where do you sell? Scrap Orchard

*Tell us a little about your family. I have been married to my husband Billy for ten years. We have two amazing boys- Garrett (6) and Lance (4). We also have a dog and a new puppy.
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*What other hobbies do you have besides scrapping and designing? There are others? I love to bake and have a cross stitch project I have been working on for 10 years. LOL!
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*When did you start Digi-scrapping and who taught you? I started digi scrapping at the end of 2005. I learned by tutorials and by asking for constructive critism.
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*When did you start designing and how did you learn? I started designing 2 years ago. I am celebrating my designiversary this month! I also learned to design by tutorials.
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*Which programs do you use to design? PSCS3 and PSE5. I am slowly learning Illustrator.
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*Do you draw most of your items with a mouse, or hand draw and scan? All of the above. I also use my camera frequently.
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*Where does your inspiration come from? Gymboree. ;) I browse my favorite stores, have tons of home decor catalogs and save ads and brochures that I receive. *
*How did you pick your companies name? HAHAHAHAHA! I added Designs to my name.
*Who are your favorite three designers? Oh that is a loaded question! How about I tell you who has the most real estate in my EHD? Dani Mogstad, Shabby Princess and Christy Lyle.
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*What are your favorite parts of a kit to design? Papers! I love making papers and ribbons come a close second. (As a user of her kits, I can tell you, her papers and ribbons are AWESOME!)
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*What’s your favorite kit that you've designed? Each new kit becomes my favorite. Pinky Swear has a special place in my heart.
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*What's your least favorite? Anything made before July 2007.
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*How do you get started on a kit? Palette first? Rough idea on what you want your papers or elements to look like? Usually the colors and the idea or theme happen at the same time.
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*How long does it typically take you to make a kit? Anywhere from 2 days to over a week. Depends on what is going on in my real life.
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*What is the weirdest thing you have ever made a texture out of? Nothing too weird over here. My furniture.
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*If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? My weight.
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*What is the one word that best describes you? busy
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*Who is the most important person in your life? God.
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*What is something that not many people know about you? I have worn glasses for 27 years and contacts for over 20 years. (and I am only 33)
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*If you could travel anywhere where would you go? Anyplace tropical.
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*When you were little what did you dream of being when you grew up? A mommy. *

*What is your favorite food? Mustard. Seriously.
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*What do you like doing with your family? We love to go to the beach. We also love to just hang out with each other and play in the backyard.
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*Where is your favorite place to be? Matagorda beach.
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*What are three things that are important to you? God, family, laughter
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*Is there anything you would change about your life? No, I love my life. There are things I would change about myself but I love my life how it is.
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*What are you afraid of? My children hurting.
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*Do you collect anything? laundry? I am starting a collection of camera lens. I also have a collection of nativities that I add to every year.


Okay, for even more fun, here are Amanda's kits. Normally we show you three. Today we are going to see all of the kits that I have in my external hard drive. :) {Insert fan girl sigh here.} (Sometime soon I hope return to my facade of professional... I am not making promises though)


This kit was the first glimpse I had into Amanda's designs. I was instantly smitten.


Are you a fan of Disney? Here is the kit for ALL of your scrapping needs...
This was a free-bee Amanda gave away to celebrate selling at Scrap Orchard.



Soon we will have a layout from Amanda using our blog train kit... the blog train that starts tomorrow.... Stay tuned.

*note* Hi all this is Ginger putting a little note on Jen's post :) One of my CT pointed out to me that in the blog reader there was a headline that said "Amanda interview is scheduled and "waiting for her if she ever turns in her LO". This in NO way was met to be offensives!! I hope no one took it that way!! Jen (as you can tell) is a huge fan of Amanda, she actually IMed me the day she got a response from Amanda- freaking out, sooo excited!! Jen wrote up the interview and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Amanda's LO. She wrote that little headline as a silly joke.... in her, true to form, rye sense of humor. I hope you enjoy the interview :) And that no one has ruffeled feathers. Thanks , Ginger

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Wonderful interview!! I dreamed of being a mommy when I grew up too. :)

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