Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Welcome to the JBS Team, Amanda Jones Robinson

We are very excited to welcome Amanda Jones Robinson to the JBS Team!  A little more about Amanda . . .

Amanda lives in Devon in the UK with her husband and 10 year old son, Lewis. She has an eclectic scrapbooking style–in which one day she will find herself creating a very minimal, graphic project and the next a textured project with layers of pretty papers and embellishments. One thing that is almost always present in her layouts is ample white space and, lately, she seems to have been bitten by the electronic die-cutting bug!

Amanda is blessed to have had the opportunity to work for some of her favourite scrapbooking companies both as a designer and teacher, and has been published in a number of magazines worldwide. She founded a scrapbooking challenge site http://thestudio.amandajonesdesigns.com back in 2009 which is still going strong and you can find her blog at http://blog.amandajonesdesigns.com.

I created this "Summer Posing" layout with the October Papercrafting Kit. It's a new favourite of mine, particularly because of the fun, bright colours and embellishments. It's unusual for me to use such bright colours in this quantity on a single page, I tend to prefer a neutral background, but I love how it turned out! I also like the way that wonderful exclusive stamp looks when stamped onto a geometric patterned paper.

I live in a small house here in the UK and space is limited, so my "studio" is actually spread between three rooms! I took this picture of how I store some of my favourite vintage crafty items. With such a small home it's extra useful when your supplies can double as a decorative display. I keep a selection of my most used antique books out on the top of a storage unit - ledgers, music, dictionaries and other interesting books which I use in my projects frequently. The little heart in the vintage frame I cut from an antique map and it shows the area in which we live.

My favourite photo at the moment is this one of my son taken at my wedding in June. [photo credit: http://LucyShergoldPhotography.co.uk] It makes me so happy to see the joy and pride written all over his face as he's watching the ceremony. It's at the top of my list to scrapbook... but it's one of those you hang on to for the planets to align so you can make it the perfect page, haha!
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