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Ann-Marie Morris | annmarieloves.com

Hi there!

My name is Ann-Marie Espinoza I’m a freelance designer, crafter, and stylist living in Pasadena, California with my new husband John. This summer, we’re expecting our first child…!

I spend my days making things by hand, styling my home, and dreaming up blog posts. When I’m not behind the computer or camera, you can find me thrifting for fun home decor pieces, taking as many Zumba and yoga classes as possible, or scrolling through my favorite blogs and Pinterest for visual inspiration. I’m a paper enthusiast, flea market frequenter, Instagram-aholic, textbook introvert, photography fiend, and coffee lover who is always on the hunt for my next great creative adventure!

Ann-Marie Morris

xoxo

Thank you for stopping by and feel free to drop me a line anytime! annmarie@annmarieloves.com

DISCLAIMER:¬†All ideas, opinions, and photos on this blog are my own (unless otherwise noted). Occasionally I use affiliate links to promote certain products that I believe in. I receive a small percentage when there is a sale, but it doesn’t cost you anymore.¬†Thanks so much!

  • payne

    love your blog..

  • Briana

    I’ve been seeing your pages in Scrapbook Trends and I always really like them. So I came to scope you out : ) Just wanted to see what your blog was like – enjoyed reading about how you moved to Utah from CA so you could play with paper more! How great for you! I admire that! So anyway, just wanted to say hi. DO you ever hang out at Studio Calico? I’m there alot – drop by and see us sometime!
    Briana Johnson

  • marisakquijano

    You moved away from me no!! haha Your very pretty! & very talented!! WOW, utah…nice! Doing what you love….even better!

  • Andrea A

    your stuff is so freaking cute….
    AC is one of my fav companies…. you’re one lucky girl!
    Merry Christmas…

  • Emilee

    Ann-Maire, you inspire me and I know your love of paper, because I too LOVE LOVE LOVE paper! I was wondering if you could guide me on where to start to get to what you do. You have my dream job! Thank you for your help!

    Loyally,
    Emilee

    • annmarielovespaper

      Hi Emilee – what a sweet comment! If I knew of a special formula for getting into this industry, I would definitely share it with you. For me personally, I got my Bachelors Degree in Multimedia Design in 2009 and graduated smack dab in the middle of the recession. There were virtually NO jobs to be had, so I was forced to take on odd non-design jobs here and there. One day (about a year later) I saw Kelly Purkey tweet about an In-House Designer/Scrapbooker position opening at American Crafts and on a whim, I applied for it. Before I knew it, I was packing up my life in California and moving to Utah within a matter of 3 weeks! It was pretty crazy but oh-so-worth it. I would say the best way to get yourself out there is to maintain a blog and post images of your work as often as possible. Really develop your own style and show everyone what you’re made of. It also helps to post in galleries and comment on the projects of people who truly inspire you. I think the secret is to REALLY LOVE this hobby. Love it enough to work on it even when you’re not inspired, because that’s the nature of this job. It’s 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Sometimes it definitely feels more like a job than a hobby, but it truly is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I hope this helps! I know you can make it if you want it bad enough :)

      • adrienne (@susmakessupper)

        what great advice. to dive in and be passionate. yeah for you that you have created a space to do what you love. that is inspiring on its own. and what you do with paper is beyond fantastic. thanks for the inspiration!

  • WC

    Would like to talk to you about designing paper.. cant find direct email address.. please contact me!

  • Ninay

    How nice it is to fulfill a childhood dream and loving it! Keep it up with the other interests! You seem like a very outgoing person.Love your blog! :)

  • twotimesfiftytwo

    We like your stamps.. We have posted them on our blog. Keep up loving paper:)

  • juliecrombe

    Hey Ann-Marie!

    I found your blog through Pinterest and I must say, you make me want to scrapbook again! As soon as I’m living in my country again, I’m going to start doing that again! A while ago, I did a post on a scrapbook I made! It would mean a lot if you’d take a look at it!
    http://prettylittletreasures.wordpress.com/category/my-creative-side/

    I’ll keep following your creative views! Thanks for sharing it!

    xoxo
    Jules

  • Austin Kuhn

    I came across your blog through Pinterest and I just wanted to say wow! I am obsessed with everything you do and stand for. I am 21 years old about to start school for a degree in visual communications and you and your blog have me so so inspired. Any doubts I had about going into this major just slip away with each post of yours I read :)
    You’ve got another huge fan. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world!

  • Brett

    Hi there,

    I was just wondering if you knew the song at the end of your wedding video? Love it and would love for it to be played at mine next month!! Thanks in advance!

  • Airees

    Hi Ann Marie. I finally finished your e-course on making things happen just today! I love it – very comprehensive and applicable to real life. I can say that most of them I am already doing and that just confimed that I’m on the right track :) but it still feels good that I learned so much from you as well! And for that, thank you!

    PS. Love your blog!



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