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Feb. 2017 Member Spotlight

Hi there! I’m Amy Scalze (@amyscalze), and I live in the woods of Wisconsin with my husband Michael, and daughters Kaylie and Olivia. I discovered scrapbooking at a business expo in 1995. My love for documenting our memories with photos, stories, and fun products, continues to be a huge passion of mine. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, traveling, painting, and our kittens Gigi and McDreamy. I can be pretty zany once you get to know me, and I love it when my “zany-ness” causes my family to laugh or smile. Dancing quite robustly to the song from the closing credits of “Step Up” the other night caused a little of that laughter.

Member Since:

I first learned about Studio Calico from Elizabeth Kartchner. I believe she was a guest designer, and she shared some products and pages on her blog. I thought both were absolutely gorgeous! My sister, @blbooth, (Brenda Booth), became a Studio Calico member and subscriber, and I am glad she inspired me to do the same later that year. I didn’t know at the time how much Studio Calico would mean to me, both creatively and in making new friends.

Why SC?

I love the kits and am thankful for and greatly inspired by both galleries. What I love most of all, though, is getting to know people from around the world who share similar passions. I think it is incredible to get to communicate with others from across America and from other countries, to share our projects, and in a small way, to share our lives. Over the years, I have had the great privilege of meeting some of Studio Calico’s members, creative team members, and staff. Most recently I was able to meet @Brandeye8, (Brandi Kincaid). I love what she creates and, after meeting her in person, I have found her to be the most inspirational person I know.

Must-Have Product:

My favorite product in the kits is the patterned paper. There may have been a month or two I adored a paper so much, that it pushed me over to adding a kit to my cart! I love that Studio Calico kits include such a variety of styles in their papers. I admire projects in the galleries that include several papers, and hope to include more on my projects.

February is a month of love! Do you have a project that showcases all the things you love?

The “Love This” layout highlighting several of my creative loves was a blast to make with stamps from three different stamp sets. I rarely create layouts of myself but, sometimes I think about how much I love photos and stories of my parents and believe my daughters feel the same way.

Highlight of your 2017 Project Bucket List:

Many years ago, a wise man suggested to my husband and I, that we set aside one day a week to do something with just us two and our daughters. We decided to set aside every Sunday afternoon, and did so for years. Right now I am focusing on my older daughter’s school albums, but in a few months I plan to work on documenting the many memories we created on those special Sunday afternoons.

Shoutout!

I would like to give a shout out to @MandieLou, (Mandie Pierce). She creates so many beautiful projects that I love, but what I enjoy even more is her kindness and wonderful personality exuded through her communications. The other day I came across a paper with a long paragraph that I had printed out. I must’ve commented on a food photo Mandie shared, or asked a question. She responded, explaining that she didn’t use a recipe, but took the time to write all the details of how she created the meal. This is just one example of the kindness I have seen from her. There have been many acts of kindness from others also, and I really appreciate this aspect of Studio Calico.

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18 comments

  1. blbooth says…
    02/27/2017

    Yay, Amy!!! Congrats on being chosen for the member spotlight!

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    1. amyscalze says…
      02/28/2017

      Thank you so much!

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  2. CeliseMcL says…
    02/28/2017

    Yes! Congratulations! Much deserved.

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    1. amyscalze says…
      02/28/2017

      Thank you so much! So sweet of you to say that! : )

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  3. mugsie says…
    02/28/2017

    Hi Amy! ?? you are such a kind and positive part of the big studio calico family. It makes me smile to read your kind comments ?

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    1. amyscalze says…
      02/28/2017

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words!

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  4. Rockermorsan says…
    02/28/2017

    Fun read! A great choice for spotlight!

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    1. amyscalze says…
      02/28/2017

      Thank you so much!

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  5. ATXmom says…
    02/28/2017

    Congratulations @amyscalze! I loved learning more about you and appreciate all you contribute to the community!

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    1. amyscalze says…
      02/28/2017

      Sweet of you to say! Thank you!

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  6. dptuffy says…
    03/01/2017

    Yay Amy! I always love learning more about the wonderful community at SC. I've always admired you from your posts here: upbeat, logical and always on point, so thank you for being a bright spot here!! Congratulations :) @amyscalze

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    1. amyscalze says…
      03/01/2017

      Thank you so much! Wonderful of you to take the time to share such kind words! : )

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  7. MandieLou says…
    03/02/2017

    Love seeing you and work highlighted, Amy! And getting to learn a little more about you! This is fantastic!

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    1. amyscalze says…
      03/02/2017

      Thank you Mandie! : )

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  8. MandieLou says…
    03/02/2017

    Love seeing you and work highlighted, Amy! And getting to learn a little more about you! This is fantastic!

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  9. Neela says…
    03/03/2017

    Congrats! So well deserved! I have loved interacting with you over the years and loved learning more about you today.

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    1. amyscalze says…
      03/04/2017

      Thank you so much @Neela! So sweet of you to say!
      I am taking your workshop currently, and loving it! I have a photo picked out and can't wait for my kit to arrive! : )

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  10. Brandeye8 says…
    03/22/2017

    This is so wonderful, @amyscalze! You and your work are so beautiful, and getting to meet you and your family has been one of my most favorite things about this community - I feel so lucky to know you!

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