Happy Life Layout by Jamie Pate

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hey dear friends. It's Jamie Pate here and it's August. It's that time of year I look back on our ever-so-quick summer and pine for more time. And isn't that just why we scrapbook? To remember all the moments. The fun. The stolen photos. Yep. That's why I am in it for sure. And today's layout is definitely no exception.
Today's Happy Life layout is brought to you just exactly by what I stated above. A stolen photo. My 8 year old had hold of my phone as we gathered at this amazing coffee house on our road trip. I love this capture so much of my almost 16 year old. She was wearing that gorgeous golden yellow top. So I went with that vibe. I pulled out Paige's Whimsical collection and went searching for all the yellow things. The page is matted on solid grey. Yeah. A little different for me. But I love the foundation it created for this page. Her photo was backed with Paper 09. That stripe against the grey and her photo made for a great pop of color.
Next thing was to cut paper for some embellishment. I went for one of Paige's Flower Wreath cut files. Only part of the cut file was used as I mostly only wanted the flowers and not the wreath. It's subtle, but if you look closely, that cut was made on Paper 21 B-side. The little grey polka dot was a perfect touch. From Paper 07 I fussy cut yellow flowers. Those cuts were layered over additional cut flowers using the Flower Garden Background cut file. Oh. Me. I love how this turned out and will be doing it again. Those layers are just so happy to me. To wrap it all up, I trimmed out that square card from Paper 13. It was yellow. AND the sentiment was absolutely perfect for the story found on this page.

So a couple tips here: Explore using parts of a cut file to create your embellishment. Cut plenty of little flowers to layer on top of the cut file. And always remember: tell your story.

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, embellishments: WHIMSICAL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Flower Wreath and Flower Garden Background by Paige Evans
Location: Colorado, USA / Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate / YouTube: Jamie Pate / Pinterest: @jamiepate / Facebook: Jamie Pate Designs


  1. This is beautiful!!! LOVING the yellow and the flowers!!!

  2. Love the simplicity of your layout and the pop of color. Gorgeous.

  3. So classic Jamie! Sticking to just the yellow, white and grey is very stylish !


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