on my list ~ chic tags


One of my blogging friends, Monica from the  I Love It All blog, is always making lists. She sells these amazing journals and she is always sharing these amazing lists and I am always inspired by her.

And so I put to work some of her lists inspiration this past month and here's what I did.

book of lists >> chic tags | jamie pate

For this little Cinched book I used the Chic Tags exclusive March Kit. The March 4 x 6 journal card was a perfect mini album cover. A butterfly was cut from the School House Lessons 12x12 pattern paper and then layered with a piece of vellum. I wanted a real soft, real simple book. After all it was a journal of lists and needed plenty of room to write.

book of lists >> chic tags | jamie pate

Color Shine Teal is a great match for the blues used for this kit, and so I added that to the front as well the 'true fact' die cut piece.

book of lists >> chic tags | jamie pate

Created a title page with more of the journal cards. The 'story of my life' piece was trimmed out from a 4 x 6 card, and then layered back over that card with vellum in between. '46'...ah...what's in a number anyway...but I do love those Veneer Numbers still available at Chic Tags. They have a polka dot emboss on them, are veneer, and I have managed to use them on many projects.

book of lists >> chic tags | jamie pate

Turning the page there are more of my own die cuts, Love and Hearts, plus stamp image from the March kit. And then a prompt. I added 3x4 journal cards here and there, plus used 4 x 6 cards for answering the prompts.

book of lists >> chic tags | jamie pate

Some of the lists are obvious to me. Meaning, I don't need a list to remember. But the reality that some things are my 'right now' will be unique. I know me, and I will love looking back on this book in years to come when I am in yet a different chapter of my life.

book of lists >> chic tags | jamie pate

This IS real life, and real life seems to be relentless. I forget the seemingly little things. And there is just too much going on currently for me to want to forget.

So how about you? Need a weekend project? this would be a great project. A great way to use up some of your favorite papers. scraps you need to clean up. or break open that new kit. Whatever it is, I hope you find inspiration in creating your book of list and keep track of your here and now.

here's a free list to get you started.

and here is product info to my digital cut file used:

digital die cuts | jamie pate


till next time...


  1. This is fabulous and resonates with me very much as I have decided to start a Project "My" Life just for me :) I love the graphic look of your album!

  2. Whenever I am stuck for an idea my first thought is " what would Jamie do " . And here you are giving me beautiful inspiration again !!! Gorgeous S always .......