We are excited about our brand new line of stamps - Mandy's World! We thought you'd enjoy getting to know the talented artist behind Mandy's World - our very own Amanda Breeden!
Tell us a little about yourself.
"I’m 21 years old and I’ve lived in Seattle practically my entire life and I LOVE it here! Rain and all! I’m engaged to my boyfriend of 4 years who I met working at Arby’s! I love the outdoors and anything and everything craft related."
When did you start stamping and how did you find A Muse?
"I actually began stamping when I started working at A Muse back in January 2008. When I was younger I would always make my parents stop at stamp stores so I could stare at all stamps, but I was never old enough to fork out the cash to actually use them."
How did you get started drawing Mandy's World?
"I’ve been drawing ever since I was a little, little girl and I was always really good at drawing cartoon people."
What are some of your sources for inspiration - do you have anyone in mind when you're drawing?
"My drawings from when I was younger actually look pretty similar to the Mandy’s World girls. I would always doodle pictures of my friends doing a bunch of different things. For Mandy’s World I tried to think of different things people would want to make cards for and came up with a huge list! Then I just started sketching."
Which girl in this release is your favorite?
"I’ve been using the Mermaid girl a lot because she goes great with so many of the other A Muse images! It’s so much fun pairing her all of the new summer stamps!"
And here are a few of Amanda's cards using her new stamps! Total cuteness and do you see a girl we haven't shown you yet? Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of Amanda's adorable Mandy's World stamps!