#weekend inspiration no1


jamie pate ~ #weekendinspiration no1

hello friday...
yes. it is friday already.
if you are like me you are saying, really?
how did that happen?

well friday's in november mean #weekendinspiration.

jamie pate ~ #weekendinspiration no1

now i know...this looks like a Christmas project here...
and it sort of kind a is a Christmas project.
and i know...no one wants to think about Christmas and run over Thanksgiving.
trust me. i am with you.
but...that being said...I am thinking about Christmas.
i am planning Christmas now so that I can enjoy Christmas later.
making my list and checking it twice this month will allow for a month of celebration and contemplation and rest.
this is my goal.
so all this month on friday's i am going to be sharing what i am creating by way of planning for the beautiful month of december.

you see once upon a time (read last year this month), it all started.
that man in the photo you see became very sick and was rushed to e.r.
and that is when it began.
6 weeks in the hospital ending with stroke rehab and a year of doubt, fear, and lots of prayer as there was a hard journey to be walked wondering if the odd growth in his head would ever heal.
so my creative celebration begins with my brother in law and my sister and their family.

jamie pate ~ #weekendinspiration no1

i took a simple ol' piece of scrap cardboard.
covered it with pattern paper from the HS Believe collection.
used stencils and paint and Color Shine to add interest around the edges.
added those rockin' elements and word from the Buzzwords Glitter Stickers.
and then said, 'pretty'.

jamie pate ~ #weekendinspiration no1

using the Epiphany Round 25 tool and charm setting, I added a 'twenty five' from this paper,
as well as some additional bling I found at my craft store.
made a junque bow...and thought 'now what?'

jamie pate ~ #weekendinspiration no1

so then i spray painted a mini bull clip...
attached to the canvas...
and clipped their photo right on there.
and had an instant mixed media festive celebratory holiday-esque creative piece shining at me from my work space.

hoping this inspires you.
hope you will join me and tag with #weekendinspiration and tag me @jamiepate on instagram.

join me next week for the next issue of #weekendinspiration.

supplies: Believe Collection: Countdown  Jingle All the Way ; Believe Banner Delights ; 6x6 Confetti Stencil ; Color Shine: Tinsel GoldLame ; Gold Paint Dabber ; Epiphany Round Tool; Bubble Caps; Charm
other from my stash: tulle, book paper, metallic string, bull clip

1 comment:

  1. WOW, this is so beautiful. Thank you for this inspiration.