it has been a full week of celebrations this past week in the Pate household...
and i have one to share today...
and it was a good excuse to use the SundaySketch from StudioCalico to show off the first celebrant.


my youngest daughter turned 9 this past week...
the vivacious thing that she is has been pretty much celebrating ever since.

jmpgirl ~ wishing

i adored this weeks Sketch challenge...
well, frankly...i simply adore sketches.
i love having a template of opportunity set in front of me waiting to be filled with my creativity.
i find it such a great creative exercise...
and this week's was no different.

jmpgirl ~ wishing

I used an add-on from October called Couple's Skate...
it is just so pretty...
and there are still more elements I cannot wait to use and show off.
and even though the hues of her photo was a bit more earthy with the grey top...
i think the peach and tangerine from the papers really picked up her skin tones...
and i think it is part of what allows the layout to 'pop'.

jmpgirl ~ wishing

the 'wish' cut file is from the Pop Off the Page class extra's. But that would be so easy to make yourself if you wanted to.
I also added some of the coveted veneer hearts and arrows...because these days i simply need to have an arrow on my page somewhere. (Adrienne...you know what i mean.)

Before I go...remember there is the {mo}tography class giveaway over here on my blog...
still time for a chance to win.


  1. Simply Beautiful!
    Bravo Jamie!
    Love the orange, the layering and the warmth that pours out of this gorgeous page ;-)

  2. This is the prettiest birthday page, Jamie! I LOVE the colors and the layering! Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful page and an even more beautiful daughter. Happy birthday, birthday girl!

  4. Gorgeous daughter and beautiful page celebrating her spirit Jamie!

  5. Wow is all I can say! This page is so amazing and your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! And I do know what you mean about those arrows! Ha! Thanks for the shoutout! I haven't even gotten started on this sketch yet...I can't wait!

  6. this is completely and utterly breathtaking!

  7. loving the colors you used!
    beautiful photo (happy b*day to your daughter!)