Amanda Creation with Amanda Wittenborn Wed, 22 May 2019 16:58:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Amanda Creation 32 32 We are Hiring! Wed, 22 May 2019 16:56:58 +0000 Amanda Creation Inc. is hiring!

Read on to see if you would be a good fit!

We are looking for a party tablescape photographer.  Fancy decorated tables with backdrop and lots of coordinating party supplies will be set up, and it will be your job to capture the mood and bring the party to life through your photos.

Looking for a 1 photo session per week to start with ability to grow to 2-3 per week as we streamline the process.

You will be working closely and directly with our Party Artist and coordinating your schedules to find a time that works for both of you.  Ideally it will be a consistent day and time each week so that you both can commit to it on a regular basis.

For each photo shoot we would like to have 15-20 edited photos

1-2 full table set up images with different view points

Approx. 11 different products per shoot, so 1-2 of each to really show them off

You are a good fit if:

You’re fun, energetic and creative.  We are looking for someone with experience photographing products, not people.  You love themed parties and have maybe even thrown a few for your kids.  You have an eye for detail and you are excited about working with us.  We are located in Naperville IL, since this is an ongoing position, the ideal person will live close by so that it is convenient for everyone as the job grows to include more shoots per week.


If you are interested, please email with the subject line: Party Tablescape Photographer.  Attach a sing PDF image to the email with a 3-5 samples of similar work.  Any applications submitted without the correct subject line or PDF will not be considered.  Tell us a little about yourself in your email as well as your rate per photo shoot and 20 edited photos and we will reach out to qualified candidates within 1-2 weeks.

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Valentine Lip Balm Gift Holders Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:05:37 +0000 I have some awesome new Valentine printable lip balm gifts available in the store.  These are really awesome teacher Valentine gifts, great for giving to co-workers, neighbors, special friends.  Anyone who you want to give a cute little gift to without spending a ton of money. And no candy is involved here either. So for those who are avoiding sweets this makes a perfect practical little gift to give.  Even better is I will personalize these for you if you want your child’s name on them instead of filling them out.  Simple email me for pricing on personalization.  You can find all of these adorable lip balm holders in the store HERE.  All you need are some round lip balms to twist onto these and you are done. You can find the red ones here (affiliate link) and save a trip to the store.

EOS Lip Balm Sphere, Summer Fruit – 0.25 Oz

 The red ones match all of these printables, but for something even more fun you can get the cute blue swirl one for the out of this world printable!  It’s a nice extra touch and actually looks like a little planet!  Find the swirl one here (affiliate link)

eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm -Vanilla Mint

Go pick up your favorite one today and get a jump start on your Valentines!aw_lipbalm_balloon_01 aw_lipbalm_bee_02 aw_lipbalm_butterfly_01 aw_lipbalm_gumball_02 aw_lipbalm_helicopter_02 aw_lipbalm_lovebug_01 aw_lipbalm_outerpace_02

See how cute that one is with the swirls on it!  Eek!

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Start the New Year Organized Fri, 01 Jan 2016 10:00:40 +0000 Home Organization

A New Year is the perfect time to organize your house and start the new year right. There are so many different home organization ideas out there and we have gathered together 12 of our favorites. Time to get organized!

1. Home Organization Tips by Princess Pinky Girl
2. Office Organization by A Bowl Full of Lemons
3. Storage Inventions by Listonic
4. Cork Board Storage by Clicky Pix
5. Pantry Makeover by Moms Endeavors
6. Bathroom organization by Princess Pinky Girl
7. Cleaning Supplies Organization by DIY and Crafts
8. Bathroom Organization by Explosion
9. Canned Goods Organization by The Crafted Sparrow
10. School Bag Storage by The Organized Housewife
11. Family Stations by Kids Activities Blog
12. Kitchen Drawer Organization by Jenna Burger
Be sure to follow us on pinterest for great party ideas, recipes, and so much more!
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New Year’s Eve Food Ideas Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:00:25 +0000 NewYearsEveFood

The start of every good New Year’s Eve Party is awesome food. Whether you serve a whole meal or just appetizers, these ideas are sure to start your New Year off with a BANG!

1. New Year’s Crescent Dippers by Pillsbury
2. Slow cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip by It’s Written On The Walls
3. Finger Foods by Coupons
4. Pretzel Bites by Its Written On The Walls
5. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus by It’s Written On The Walls
6. Shrimp Taco Bites by I Wash You Dry
7. Five Layer Dip Cups by Todays Mama
8. Champagne Cake Balls by My Recipe Magic
9. Chicken and Waffle Sliders by It’s Written On The Walls
Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for great party ideas and so much more!
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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:00:00 +0000 NewYearsEve

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and that means it is time to PARTY! We have gathered together some great party ideas that are sure to send the old year out with a BANG!

1. New Year’s Eve Mason Jars by The Gunny Sack
2. Confetti Party Favors by A Pumpkin and A Princess
3. Kiss Me Kits for New Year’s Eve by Shaken Together
4. New Year’s Eve Cookies by Lovebugs and Postcards
7. Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip by Jimmy Dean
8. Happy New Year Garland by Vicki Barone
9. Pepperoni Cheesestick Rollups by The Girl Who Ate Everything
10. Black and Gold Pom Poms by Party Delights
11. New Year’s Eve Party Favors by Crafty Morning
12. Show Stopping Spinach Dip by King’s Hawaiin
Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more great party ideas!
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Glass Christmas Ornaments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:00:14 +0000 ChristmasOrnaments

With just a few days left until Christmas, what a fun way to craft with the kids! There are so many ideas of ways to fill Glass Ornaments. Perfect for adding that special touch to your Christmas Tree.

1. Newborn Baby Glass Ornament by Thrifty Crafty Girl
2. Glittered Monogram Ornament by Refunk my Junk
3. Curled Paper Strip Ornament by Stephanie Lynn
4. Family Picture Ornament by How Does She
5. Hot Cocoa Ornament by Refunk my Junk
6. Peppermint Bath Salt Ornament by MyCouponExpert
7. Lego Ornament by Refunk my Junk
8. I Spy Ornament by We Are Rooted
9. Water Bead Ornament by Refunk my Junk
10. Candy Filled Ornaments by Ellen Degeneres
11. Tinsel Ornament by BirgitKerr
12. Snowman Ornament by How Does She
Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more great party ideas!
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Fun with Christmas Crafts Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:00:08 +0000 ChristmasCrafts

Now that school is out for Christmas Break and you have bored, restless kids around the house, why not do some Christmas Crafts to pass the time! Here are twelve adorable Christmas Crafts perfect for your little ones!

1. Hand Print Ornaments by Browzer
2. Snowman Mason Jar by Hative
3. Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments by Bubbly Nature Creations
4. Crayon Ornaments by The Whoot
5. Frozen Snow Globe by MollyMoo
6. Christmas Township Jar Candle by Shabby Art Boutique
7. Christmas Wine Glass Candle Holders  by The Keeper of the Cherrios
8. Peppermint Candy Bowl by Princess Pinky Girl
9. Christmas Tree Ornament by Rainy Day Mum
10. Reindeer Noses by The Whoot
11. Snowman Ornament by Staying Close to Home
12. Salt Dough Finger Print Ornament by Messy Little Monster
Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more great party ideas!
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Christmas Carol Blog Hop Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:00:20 +0000 Digital scrapbooking at Digital Scrapbooking Studio

Digital scrapbooking at Digital Scrapbooking Studio


Every year the digital scrapbook kit designers at The Digital Scrapbooking Studio get together and create scrap kits based on Christmas Carols.  You can then hop around to each designers blog and pick up the kit for free.  This year I decided on Jingle Bell Rock for my Christmas Carol and I went for a bit of a retro feel.

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Here are some other holiday scrap kits and collections I have available in my store at The Studio.

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You will see that my personal store and blog do not include scrapbooking, to stay up to date with my scrapbooking store please join my facebook group for scrapbooking. You can find it here:  I also create fun printabes and party supplies to help busy moms create magical childhood memories in a time saving way. If you love that sort of thing, you can sign up for my email list and join me here on the blog and my personal store to see everything I have to offer there.  I love to create custom one of a kind items, so if you need an invitation for an upcoming event don’t hesitate to ask. I would love to make it!


You can download the jingle bell rock kit HERE


Digital Scrapbooking Studio
Nibbles Skribbles
Vero – The French Touch
Zesty Designs
Jilbert’s Bits of Bytes
Booland Designs
ADB Designs
Aimee Harrison Designs
Snickerdoodle Designs
Manu Scraps
Butterfly Dsign
Carin Grobe Design
A-Manda Creation YOU ARE HERE
Heartstrings Scrap Art
Flower Scraps
The Kit Cart
Bekah E Designs
Let Me Scrapbook
Over the Fence Designs
WendyP Designs
Studio4 Design*Works

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Christmas Treats Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:00:40 +0000 Christmas Treats

It’s Christmas Time and that means time for baking all those sweet, yummy goodies that put the perfect touch on your Christmas Holiday! We have gathered twelve Christmas Treat ideas and put them all in one place. Hope they offer a bit of Holiday Inspiration…

1. Brownie Christmas Trees by One Little Project
2. Oreo ornaments by Miss Candy Quic
3. Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars by Two Sisters Crafting
4. Peanut Butter Balls by Two Twenty One
5. Holiday Puppy Chow by Shugary Sweets  
6. Christmas Cornflake Wreaths by Pretty Providence
7. Santa Crunch by Two Sisters Crafting
8. Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites by Bubbly Nature Creations
10. Grinch Kabobs by WooHome
11. Carmelitas by Avery Cooks
12. Candy Cane Hearts by One Little Project
Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more Christmas Party Ideas and so much more!
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Hand/Foot Print Christmas Crafts Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:00:49 +0000 HandFootPrints

Looking for that last minute handmade gift? When I was a kid, we always made crafts in school using hand or foot prints. Here are some adorable ideas for hand/foot print crafts for Christmas!

2. Hand Print Christmas Tree Art by All Things With A Purpose
3. Thumb Print Ornament by Yes Missy
4. Hand print Christmas Tree by Pinterest Told Me To
5. Hand Print Calendar by The Sharpened Pencil
6. Baby Foot Print Ornament by Family Crafts
7. Reindeer Hand Print Art by Kindergarten Cupcake Crumbs
10. Christmas Hand Print Tree Plate by Brenda McBride
12. Hand Print Plaque by Crafts For All Seasons
Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more party ideas!
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