We're thrilled to have the lovely and talented Jamie Pate as one of our guest designers this month and are excited to get to know her better today! Be sure to follow Jame here at Studio Calico.
My name is Jamie Pate and I wish to live in a world where Starbucks, dinner, and all the washed and folded laundry was delivered to my door daily. But in reality, I live on the Front Range in Colorado.
Paper crafting is my major vibe. They aren't kidding when they say it's cheaper than therapy. I dabble in all the things: memory keeping, card making, album creations, home DIY. Anything that can be made with paper, I'm there. Most of my focus is on photos and words. I love keeping memories of my family and everyday life.
When I’m not crafting up a paper storm and supporting the industry companies I love so much, I can be found herding my five children, much like a cat farmer. It’s not work for the faint of heart. We hike and camp often in and around the Rocky Mountains. Our current obsession is exploring all the new coffee culture that has sprung up in the area lately. It's a great place to live and raise a family.
I've been playing with paper before paper was cool. This much-loved hobby focuses on telling the stories of my quirky kids and family activities. But much of that overflows in and around my home where lots of photos and wall art can be found making my house, well, sort of a house of scrap. You’ll have to come visit to find out for sure.
Be Happy Planner Kit ~ April Cover – I had a lot of fun playing with the "Be Happy" Planner Kit. Being a planner girl, it made me happy to put these pieces to work in my current traveler's journal. I couldn't help but cut up the insert card. I thought the "April" would make a great tag and a sort of dashboard to the month's pages.
Be Happy Planner Kit ~ April Pages – The colors from the "Be Happy" Planner Kit are just that—happy. They're full of spring and life. That cute cloud sticky note is a great way to offset special notes in a planner. I put the "happy habits" stamp to work to bullet point some goals I want to work on this month. I have to keep these things visual or I simply forget.
Be Happy Planner Kit ~ Pocket Page – I can't help myself. Interactive elements are very often found in all my paper projects. I created a pocket page with a piece of the patterned paper. For me, this is a great way to hold additional photos, quotes, or just anything I pick up over the month that may not have a home. Creating a pocket makes a great way to capture these little pieces that I want to save. Plus, it's a great way to show off the pretty patterns and colors from the "Be Happy" Kit.
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