It came to my attention recently that it may seem as though all I do is attend parties, drink lots of coffee, and visit Disneyland on random weekdays. (Okay, so 2/3 of those things are pretty accurate.) The truth is, I have my hand in so many different projects at all times that I’m not exactly sure what my title is! I do lots of graphic design, crafting, working for Amy, photographing, stamp-making, scrapbooking for others, writing, and yes, lots of Disneyland-ing. Each day is completely different than the last and filled with it’s own unique set of challenges and rewards. If ever my multimedia design degree (the one that I had no idea what I was going do with when I graduated) came in handy, NOW is the time. I love when things come full circle.

Here are a few of the projects I’ve completed lately:

Rebranding + redesigning Two Peas in a Bucket.

Revamping The Style Eater’s blog.

Designing stamp sets for Studio Calico, including four for October’s Roller Rink kits, three for the Darling Dear mid-release, and one for an upcoming class.

I can honestly say that when I moved back home last March after being laid off, I most definitely did not know what I was going to do (and sometimes, I still don’t!). Freelancing is a mixed bag of tricks. It’s the best because I get to work from home and not wear makeup or brush my hair or put on real clothes for days at a time (or maybe I’m just a homeless person?!). It’s also the worst because there’s so much uncertainty and self-doubt that creeps in on a daily basis. But like all things in life, if you just trust that things will work out, they almost always do. So far, so good.

Quick Disneyland trip, anyone?


22 Responses to “workspace wednesday: what i do when i’m not at disneyland.”

  1. janelle

    thank you so much for redesigning my bloggggg. LOVE YOU. and I want to go on a disneyland trip with you! prime grammin’ i tell ya.

  2. Allison Waken

    You are awesome! Love the 2peas redesign and the Style Eater’s blog looks fabulous! I didn’t know you were designing some of the SC stamps either – you are all over the place 😉 I have the same mixed feelings but SO happy to be doing all kinds of different things on my own. I was a nervous wreck at first!

    We’re headed to Disney on Sunday – with my boys it will not be a quick trip. They are diehards and will want to go from open to close .

    • annmarielovespaper

      thank you so much, allison! i’m so glad you feel the same way. and a whole day at d-land?? i’m impressed. that takes some serious stamina! haha! 🙂

  3. Dawn Nikol

    I don’t normally comment, but just wanted to say what a fabulous job I think you’re doing. Really amazing stuff. I really enjoy reading your blog, the Disneyland stuff is a bonus for me b/c I went there on my honeymoon. 🙂

  4. Paige Evans

    I just visited the 2Peas website and noticed the awesome new look – then I was scrolling through my blog reader and saw that YOU designed it! HOW COOL!!!!! Great job – it looks great!

  5. SaniaSmiles

    Both sites look so refreshing and wonderful! I was so pleased to see 2Peas revamped! Is it weird for me to say thank you for doing that?? Shopping, viewing the member galleries and looking at videos is a much more pleasurable experience now! 😉

  6. Krista

    Love the revamps and I had no idea you were designing stamps for SC! I’m a subscriber-have been forever- and I lived this months stamps. Awesome job!

    Also, read Blog Inc. after seeing it here on your work desk one day. It was awesome-a great idea generator and brought to my attention a number of new blogs so thanks for the tip!

    Also, I do believe that keeping your spirit young is critical to your creativity! Go to Disneyland as often as you want!

  7. Donna M

    Very cool wok:) It’s so cool to see you have a hand in so many things I love! I’m sure you will find the future works out just fine.

  8. Renae

    Wow! I just popped over to 2Peas and it looks fantastic, a million times better!! Separate note, I’ve never been to Disneyland… but your pics make me want to go next time I’m in SoCal! Any favorite spots there?

  9. jamaica

    all this? seriously, you are a maniac. I am beyond impressed. and I love the new 2peas, it’s a much needed breath of fresh air.

    ps. I’m determined to do disneyland at christmas time (I’ve always gone in the summer…), maybe you could squeeze me in?


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