Sometimes I get giddy with excitement as I prepare to do a sponsor spotlight. Some designers just amaze me so much that I want to make sure EVERY.SINGLE.SCRAPPER. knows about them. Today’s spotlight, Anne deJong, is definitely one of those designers! Anne just brings something so unique to the digi world. She is the master of oh so realistic paper shapes — flowers, hearts, and MORE. I can’t wait to show you some of my favorite products of hers. But first, let’s look at her gorgeous contribution to THE DIGI FILES 9.
Anne created this GORGEOUS alphabet. I LOVE it! I just love how, well, handmade it is! It just adds that perfect touch to a page! You can get this alpha along with a bunch of other things, all for just $5.00!
Here are some team layouts using the alpha
Layout by Rachael: Handcrafted Alpha by Anne deJong (TDF 9), Pea Green Boat by Kaye Winiecki at The Lilypad, Rather Ragged Stitching by Christine Smith, Paint Me Round by Lauren Reid, Fun Land (solid background) by Jacque Larsen at The Lilypad, Template by Get It Scrapped, Journaling Card by BellaGypsy
Layout by Ana: Handcrafted Alpha, Anne Made (in TDF-November) / Winter Wonderland, Oscraps (in TDF-November) / Quirky Edges Template, Lauren Reid / Stitching and staple, Lisa Whitney / Font DJB Euroscript, Darcy Baldwin
Layout by Katie: Handcrafted Alpha by Anne deJong (TDF 9), Mini Paper Flowers by Anne deJong at Scrap Artist, Vagabond and Soft & Subtle papers by by Anne deJong at Scrap Artist
Template pack 18 by Kaye Winiecki at The Lilypad, font is CK journaling
Hi! My name is Anne. I’m a 30-something SAHM. I live in Alberta, Canada with my husband and 3 girls, ages 7, 4 and 1.
It started with a challenge to do a layout featuring your own hand-drawn doodles. I end up creating an entire alphabet and gave that out as a freebie. After a few more freebies I was approached by FPD and started my design career there in March 2007.
Two and a half years
Both! I scrap in spurts though. I usually work on designs for a week or two and then take a break from that and scrap for 2-3 nights in a row.
With my 3 girls keeping me hopping, I usually only find 10 hours a week right now to design. I’d like to do more one day, but for now I’ll take what time I can get!
This one looks really boring – but I use it a LOT: my Chromophobia papers. I just love neutral papers – almost every LO I do starts with a neutral, and the colour is all in the photo and elements.
I’m also loving this alpha right now:
I’m pretty sure it was my Paper Trails: Hearts
2 the outdoors
4 a cup of tea on a cold day
5 painting – preferably with oils (the fine-art kind, not painting walls)
6 curling up with a good book
7 ice cream sandwiches
9 try out new dinner ideas
1 what dry air does to my hair
2 being cold (why do I live in alberta???)
3 that chocolate gives me eczema
6 dog hair on my clothes
7 being late
8 that I never get enough sleep
9 putting something in a safe spot so I wouldn’t loose it, but then can’t find it when I need it
10 thinking of things that bug me
Now let’s look at some of my very favorite Anne Made products!
And now for some scrapping inspiration…
Layout by Katie: Anne Made Chromophobia papers and Heart Paper Trails, Template by Janet Phillips (The Daily Digi survey freebie), fonts are CK footnote and Fontologie Weathered Low Fat
A big THANK YOU to Anne for being with us here at THE DAILY DIGI this month! We are so thankful you could share your talent with us! Anne has a special discount for our readers: