Friday, May 9, 2008

Meet Wendy Sue Anderson

I'm excited to have Wendy Sue Anderson with us as Guest Designer for May! Read all about Wendy and check out some great shots of her creative space.

Don't forget to leave Wendy a welcome comment on this thread for a chance to win "Wendy's Favorite Things" that she picked out from the store! Winner will be picked by a random number generator and announced on May 16th. Good Luck!

Hi! My Name is Wendy Sue Anderson and I live in a beautiful mountain valley in Utah with my handsome and supportive husband and our four beautiful children. I have been paper-crafting since I was a little girl, thanks to a mother who encouraged us to make our own creative cards and gifts. I’ve always kept a scrapbook, but became obsessed (in a good way, of course) with scrapbooking shortly after Brad and I were married in 1993.

I have been fortunate to work with some of my very favorite manufacturers over the years, and I’ve been designing with Making Memories since 2000. I’m also lucky to be on the American Crafts “local design team.” I’ve had several projects published in various magazines, including Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbook Trends, and Cards. I am passionate about journaling and recording my thoughts and feelings as well as the “who, what, when, and where.”

This hobby, turned job, has definitely helped me focus on the most important aspects of my life – namely family – and I’ll forever be grateful for the lessons I’ve learned, people I’ve met, and wonderful opportunities that have come my way in the last several years.

I am so excited to be a guest designer this month here at Emma’s Paperie! Thanks so much, Cindy for asking me to join you for May!

Wendy Sue Anderson

(www.wendysueanderson.blogspot.com)

Welcome to my scrapbook area! Here we are, standing in my bedroom, looking into my office. Come on in. From here you can see my two big filing cabinets that hold a lot of my 12x12 paper and cardstock. On top of the cabinets you’ll find my favorite photo printer (an Epson Stylus Photo 1280) and my tool organizer. The shelf on the wall holds projects that are “in progress” or recently completed – until they find a permanent home. And if you look closely, you can see that I have several photo frames tucked between my filing cabinets and the wall – a project that’s waiting to be started.

I love the big window above my table – it lets in lots of sunshine – and early in the mornings, I love to open it up and listen to the birds sing. J On my table you’ll always find my computer monitor, lamp, sewing machine, and paper trimmer – they are necessities for me! (the speakers, keyboard, and mouse are usually on the table, but sometimes they get moved to the cabinet if I need more space to spread out.)

When I’m sitting at my table, I’m facing the wall with my two Scrap Boxes. They are the greatest organizing armoires you’ll ever meet! Take a peek inside – amazing, right? There’s a place for everything!!! The one on the left holds all of my Making Memories product. The one on the right holds almost everything else. J I love that I can close them up to make my room look and feel tidy, or I can open up the doors so I can see everything I have all at once!






































And on the wall next to the door, you will find my bookshelf. I love having this open shelf here. It’s mostly “functional” but I was able to fit a few things on it just to be colorful and fun. All of my scraps are in the file boxes, my photos that are waiting to be scrapbooked are in the albums on the top shelf. I love having a bunch of idea books and magazines within arms reach when I need a little bit of inspiration.



The wall that’s behind me is a closet. I’m not going to show you the inside. It’s a mess! But it’s the kind of mess that you can look at, dig into, and find fun things that you totally forgot about – so that’s a good mess, right?!? One of these days I’ll organize it all…but not today.

If you have any questions for me – I’d love to hear from you! And please, feel free to drop by my scrapbook room, or my blog (www.wendysueanderson@blogspot.com), and visit anytime!!

--Wendy Sue Anderson


Comment on this thread and Welcome Wendy as our May Guest Designer! A winner will be picked on May 16th from the comments by random number generator for a chance to win fantastic things that Wendy picked out!

Cupcake Celebrate Cream Paper by Basic Grey
Spring Fling Flower Beds Paper by Pink Paislee
Teal Round 5" Mini Scrapbox by Petaloo
Brown Grosgrain & Daisy Print Ribbon by May Arts
Brown Mini Dot Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Elements Brown Classics Ribbon Collection by American Crafts
Tealberry Pattern Paper by Narratives
Vintage Red Tiny Dot Pattern Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Tiny Black on White Alpha Stickers by Making Memories



87 comments:

2stampis2b said...

Welcome Wendy! Love your space. You have TWO of those cabinets?!!! I want just one, but the price, oh my! I can dream...

Lea L. said...

What a great room!! Nice to get to know you a bit Wendy!

~Lea Lawson

Dena said...

OMGsh. This is my first time to this blog and I am in LOVE.
And well I guess I should say in LUST over that scraproom. Now that is a dream room! Holy Moly!
Welcome Wendy from one newbie to another :)

Sonda T said...

Wow wee Wendy! That is one organized room! I love the armoirs. Welcome! I look forward to seeing what you bring us in your designs this month! :)

Bunny B said...

Hi Wendy! I sooo love your work area and all your stuff! Awesome!! :)

Darlene said...

Welcome Wendy. You have a wonderful working area and everything looks so organized. I am a rather "messy" stamper at times, getting this and that out. But I have learned to put everything back in it's place as soon as I can. I will be checking out your blog too.
Darlene
djstamper2003 at yahoo dot com

Alison Gibbs said...

OMG Wendy you are so organised. It is fabulous
Alison

Sandra Smart said...

Welcome Wendy and thanks for sharing your space with us! But I would have liked to have seen the closet just so I would not feel so bad about my mess...I like to know I'm not alone! :)

AnnaSigga said...

Congrats Wendy and your scrap space is absolutely fantastic!

Erika M. said...

Hi Wendy!

I absolutely love your room. I'm eagerly waiting for mine to be built - I love looking at everyone else's so I can get ideas.

Sue said...

what an amazing scrappin' area!! is it always that clean and organized, LOL :)

Beth said...

wow i loved seeing your room and the scrapboxes. i look forward to your creations this month!

Corey said...

Wendy I love your room! and I love that you have a cabinet just for MM!!!

Kimmie said...

Hi Wendy its nice to meet ya. Your scrap area is awesome.

Lighthousegirl said...

Hello and welcome Wendy

I love your craft room it looks amazing - all that storage and all that stash!

I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations here

Enjoy yourself

Pamela Jane said...

Great space, Wendy -- isn't it fun how "armoire" sounds just like wrapping your arms around more? Looking forward to your guest design work this month.

Pearl said...

welcome Wendy ! What a beautiful organised scraproom you have!

pattyo said...

Wow! The prize for organization has to go to you! Look forward to seeing your projects.

SAR girls said...

So glad to have your here Wendy Sue! Can't wait to see what kinds of goodies you will design! :)

sylv said...

Welcome Wendy Sue!

Your Scrap Boxes are to die for!

Can't wait to see your stuff this month!

sylv

cinmfoster said...

Great room. I look forward to seeing what you bring this month.
cindy F.

Scrapbookmama said...

Well lets just say my jaw dropped and I'm still trying to pick it up! lol

Can't wait to see your creations and Welcome:)

-Ellie

Tanis said...

WOW! I love your space Wendy!! It gives me hope for my little cupboard :) I'm saving these photos for inspiration...
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sally said...

amazing space, LOVE your cabinets! Thanks for sharing.

huntla1 said...

Welcome Wendy! What a great space you have. I have a similar window in my craft room and I have this love hate relationship with it. It is beautiful, overlooks a park and lets lots of sunshine in (that is to say on those rare sunny Michigan days.) All of that is the love part. Then there is the part of me that thinks "geez if I didn't have this big, beautiful window, I could have shelves and hangy things, and ribbon holders at arms reach. But my big window is very much appreciated... but the storage would be nice! See, love hate!

Julie Masse said...

Wonderful room - looks like a fun place to create! I'm looking forward to see your work this month! :)

Rosanne said...

Wow! What a great scrapbook area, very inspiring!

Cassie said...

Welcome Wendy! Great space!

CA_Scrappin said...

Welcome Wendy! I am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Your space is great...I love the window with all of the light coming through, and I simply adore the two armoires in the room...I've been wishing for one for a while now. :)

Kathy W said...

Welcome, Wendy, from a fellow Utahn. Love your scrapbooking space; wonderful storage, and I love how the light streams into the room. Thanks for sharing, and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

BEAUTIFUL SCRAP ROOM! :)

Jens Place in Space said...

What a awesome space!!! Mine is always such a mess lol!

Karen said...

What a beautiful space. I would love to have all those cupboards and files!

dlcc10 said...

Hi Wendy, I'm not too far from you. I live in Bear Lake on the Idaho side. I've been reading your blog and loving your work. I even scraplifted the Paper Trends Halloween cover. So cute!!!

Kristin said...

I love your scrapbookig space. So lovely!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Welcome Wendy! TWO cabinets? My mind is still trying to comprehend having a WHOLE cabinet filled with Making Memories!! Wow! Gorgeous room!

Krys72599 said...

I loved seeing how you organized your room! Am in the process of doing the same; darling hubby is building me some cabinets around the Murphy Bed we're installing (so I can keep a scrapping table in the room!). Would LOVE to win your prize!!

Kelli said...

Wendy,
I LOVE your space and I'm so jealous of the large cabinets you have. You make my work space look like a hole in the wall!

nance said...

Welcome Wendy. This was a 2-way win for me. I was forwarded to your blog from my making memories e-mail that I received today and then from yours was able to visit Emma's Paperie. 2 4 1 Yeahh
Nancy

Britta said...

Hi Wendy, first time for me to visit this site so I´d better not say welcome. But I can share a warm "WOW" with you *lol* Love your place and your blog (which I visited before)!
AND I have a question: WHAT did you do to make this wonderful hobby your profession? (I mean besides obviously being VERY creative!!!) *lol*
Have a nice day!
Britta

tko said...

I've always loved your work....Love your organized scrap room too!!!

sue said...

Hi Wendy,
I read your personal blog everyday and I thoroughly enjoyed the peek into your creative space. You are very talented and always look forward to your new creations.
Sue in Alexandria VA

anniekate said...

I love reading your personal blog and got linked to Emma's Paperie. Your scrap room is so inspiring! I have a table like that wondering what to do with it--now I know!

Rebecca M. said...

welcome wendy!!

man..i'm so envious of your cabinets!!!

laura vegas said...

love seeing a peek inside your space wendy! and wow ... so much fun stuff inside those cabinets! they really do hold a ton of stuff!

Hilmarose said...

WONDERFUL giveaway!!! Thank you for a chance to win! Thanks for sharing your space with us!!!!

Katie said...

This is awesome! I wish I had a room (and talent) like yours!

Alice said...

Love your work Wendy! Can't wait to see your projects - those cabinets are awesome!

Alina B. L. said...

welcome wendy!

jill_b said...

Welcome Wendy! Your space is so awesome (feeling little tinges of jealousy!!!) I absolutely love - LOVE how you have the drawers that hold things that are in the same color family. Brilliant organizing!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

{jill b}
http://stampinscrapstudio.typepad.com/

Raquites said...

Those cabinets are amazing...wish I could come visit you in your scraproom. ;)

Stacy said...

I love your work area, so organized!!

Steph said...

Wow Wendy, what a fabulous office! Your cupboards are so neat and organised too! Lucky girl :)Thanks for sharing with us.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Gorgeous room...love the cabinets!

Holly Child said...

Wow, Wendy!! Your scraproom is AWESOME!! Looks like a great place for inspiration! :o)

Elizabeth said...

What a neat and tidy space. I look forward to your inspiration as the guest designer. :) Thanks for sharing.

Kellie said...

Hi Wendy, I'm very jealous of your craft room! Welcome!

craftyb said...

Hi Wendy...yep...that's a dream "play" room...it's soo tidy...I'm sure those storage units are great for that! Have fun this month at EP! bx

Dani said...

What a gorgeous room! I only dream of being that organized. *smile*

Rae said...

Congratulations Wendy ~ and what an amazing creative space you have! {LOVE your work, by the way!}

Montanafam said...

What a beautiful room. I am thinking of moving my scrapbooking room to our current den, and converting the room off my bedroom to it's original purpose... an exercise room. But then I would have to start exercising.. Maybe I won't move afterall.
Connie

Mary Jo said...

Love your blog and your space!

michelestamps2 said...

Love your space. I don't think I could fill ONE of those cabinets, much less TWO. Hence the need to win your supplies.

Michele M
michelestamps2@yahoo.com

almadr said...

Hi Wendy!
Love your scraproom, especially this great big cabinets!
Can't wait to see your projects.

Melanie said...

It's so nice to meet you Wendy. Love your scrap space. I can't wait to see your projects.

Donelda said...

Wow, what a great room. It was nice to read a little about you. Welcome

Gladden Family said...

Love your craft room and your work! Way cool!!

mel said...

VERY nice room you have there! I love how organized it is! Thanks to Emma & Wendy for the giveaway!

melrose

Cassie said...

hi wendy!! looking forward to seeing all your creations! thanks for sharing your space - i would love to be able to fit all my stuff into one of those cabinets!

Dmdieu said...

LOVE your scraproom! So many goodies & they are all organized (I wish my room looked that neat). I look forward to seeing what creations you post.
~Deanna

Rachel said...

I have admired your talent for awhile and am so thrilled to see not only your creative space, but also they way you have chosen to organize it. Thanks for sharing :0) R

Daniela said...

Welcome Wendy, love your room :)

Kimber McGray said...

gorgeous space! love those cabinets!

Linda said...

Welcome Wendy!
You have the most awesome work area.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Deanne said...

omg your craft space is amazing, those are the cabinets i would love they are ideal.
really amazing xx

KayellWY said...

Welcome, Wendy. I'm loving your space too. It sounds like you will have much to show us in the upcoming days. I'm looking forward to it. :)

Karen L

Pat S. said...

Hi Wendy, and Welcome!
I went over to your blog...how fun!
I especially like your mother's day cards...they are just divine :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Welcome Wendy!!! What a beautiful space you have!!

The Crafty Chik said...

OKay! I LOVE your room and your organization! I hope to be just like you when I grow up! I will have to check them out when we move as I plan to be organized from the start! Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

schabinak said...

Your space is awesome--you are so talented!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Sheila D said...

Wendy it's nice to meet you and get a tour of your scrap room. It's fabulous and I'm green with envy. Thanks for sharing your space with us. What a wonderful giveaway!!! Thank you for a chance to win!

Chrys said...

love your room! I really like the seperate bins of just colors! :)

Brandee said...

I loved your boy treasure box! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Peg said...

Hi Wendy,
Thank you sooo much for giving us the "GRAND" tour of your scrapping space - you must have sooo much fun creating projects in such an organized room!!! Great Job & thanks for sharing with all of us!!
Peg Parsons

Brenda said...

Congrats Wendy on being this month's guest designer...great job on the treasure box!
Wow, what an awesome craft space...thanks for the tour! Can I come and play??
Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy!
~Brenda H.

mlkemp said...

Welcome Wendy and congratulations on being this months guest designer. I loved your very organized stamping space and I am so jealous....I have been trying to set up a space of my own.

scrapbookone said...

Love your scrap room and those armories are really cool!!! Wish my room was half as organized ;-)