Senior Photos and Storyline

Telling Stories with Heidi Swapp Storyline Collection by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
It’s that time of year. Spring is in the air. New Storyline product is in stores. And graduation is practically around the corner. For me anyway. Oh. And for my daughter. My oldest daughter graduates this year from high school and with her associates degree almost completed. It’s been a challenging few years with classes […]

How to Embellish with Hawthorne Ephemera

How To Embellish with Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Ephemera by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
Raise your hand if you love ephemera. Raise your hand if you have no idea what ephemera is and you think I may be swearing. I see that hand. The dictionary defines ephemera as items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones. Which is perfect. Cause that is JUST what the Heidi Swapp Hawthorne […]

A Storyline Layout in 5 Minutes

Create a grid layout with Heidi Swapp Storyline Collection by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
Do you have stories in your head? Do you ever find yourself watching an event take place and you sort of format that story on a scrapbook page? But in your mind? Well. I do. Often. But I am finding the stories of my life are adding up and there is so much to tell. […]

for the love of planners and stamps

For The Love Of Heidi Swapp Planners and Stamps by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
It’s Valentines Day and I am confessing my never dying love for my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. Was that #plannernerd enough for you? Because if the hashtag fits! And it does. I love the concept of a planner. I love the personal nature that this type journaling affords me. And I LOVE the new Fresh […]

how to celebrate a special galentines day

How To Celebrate a Special Galentines Day by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
I have three daughters. They are at these stand out ages. 18. 16. and 14. (oh. and they are all single). Everyday I am intensely aware of these girls and their lives and their fleeting place in my life. They will not be in my home forever. Valentines is right around the corner. The busyness […]

How to Have a Super Party with Lightbox

How To Have a Super Party with Heidi Swapp Lightbox by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
I’m of the opinion that our family is gaining the reputation that if there is a reason to have a party then that is just what we will do. Our family just so happens to love football. Years ago we started a family football pool. Just a little friendly competition among our tribe to choose […]

Quick Tips for Cleaning Off Your Desk

National Clean Off Your Desk Day with Heidi Swapp Lightbox by Jamie Pate| @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
I have a confession to make. I’m a chronic desk-cleaner-upper. It’s true. When I am done with a task I just HAVE to clean it up before going on to the next. And so it is with great abandon I welcome National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Celebrated the second Monday of January. Which is […]

4 perfect instax gifts

4 Perfect Instax Vintage Gifts by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
The Instax Vintage Collection makes beautiful gift choices. Even last minute. Heidi Swapp’s Instax Vintage is one of the most beautiful memory keeping collections. Which makes it a perfect gift giving idea. How beautiful is this calendar simply wrapped in white tissue. Include some fresh sprigs of green and a classic black and white ribbon. […]

Creative Gift Wrap 3 Ways

Creative Gift Wrap with Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
Magnolia Jane and accessories make beautiful and very special wrapped gifts. You may know by now just how much I love to play with paper products and gift wrap. Heidi’s Magnolia Jane Collection (available at Jo-Ann Stores) as well as a few other items found at Jo-Ann Stores play together well and create lovely and […]

6 Ways to a Cocoa Bar Party

6 Ways to a Heidi Swapp Cocoa Bar Party by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp
Let’s just cut straight to it, shall we? It’s Christmas. Not only are there parties to attend as well as throw, but there is that occasional December birthday too. What? Right? A December birthday? Yep. They happen. Believe me. Been dealing with just this scenario for 45 years now.  My sister has a December birthday. […]