We are excited to feature our new members of the Studio Calico Creative Team. We're looking forward to seeing their inspiring projects in the gallery and blog, and hope you are, too! Today, we're getting to know Jen Wong! Be sure to follow her here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her.
Hi, everyone! I'm Jen and I live in San Diego with my three-year-old daughter. I work full time in engineering during the day but at night, you can usually find me at my desk, making a mess. Besides memory keeping, I have a huge love of the outdoors and being active as well.
I've always been into crafty activities from a young age, mostly making cards and mini albums. I collected lots of paper, pens, and stickers, which I still do today to some extent. When I got older, I had some friends who were making traditional layouts and were trying to convince me to do it with them, but I never did. It wasn't until the birth of my daughter in 2015 that I felt the need to document all the changes in our lives and revisited scrapbooking. Since I hardly had any spare time with a newborn, I started with pocket pages. I loved the ease and convenience of just slipping photos into pockets and writing down the stories that went with them.
Through some maze of internet searching on a night when the baby kept me up, I came upon the Studio Calico website. I was amazed to find a company producing such beautiful, modern products, unlike anything I had seen in stores, that seemed to fit in with the style I was looking for. I also found a whole community of like-minded creatives and am still inspired by many of them to this day!
I've been actively memory keeping for the past few years now and my love for it has only grown. I love that this hobby has given me a place to write down the stories I might otherwise forget, a place to put the photos I might otherwise leave on a hard drive, and a place to put the bits of ephemera that might otherwise clutter my house. And the bonus is that my family has some lovely books filled with memories to look through!
Recently, I've started using traveler's notebooks which I enjoy as well. I like the challenge of thinking outside the pocket and the freedom to try designs on a different canvas. I was so happy when Studio Calico decided to start their own TN Kit and have been loving the kits so far!
I'm thrilled and honored to be joining the Creative Team for 2019, and I can't wait to share some projects with you!
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