Thursday, March 10, 2016

live inspired + a new video


This week, on the Live Inspired podcast, I'm talking to designer, Jen Chapin. Jen, currently designing exclusively for Studio Calico, has extensive experience working on design teams in our industry. We discuss deadlines, blogging, social media, inspiration and more and could have easily continued our conversation for several more hours! I absolutely loved hearing about Jen's amazing design skills and how she organizes her ideas - I hope you do too!



I'm so happy I got the chance to connect with Jen on a personal level. She's been active in my group for a while and we interact on social media but it was fun to talk via Skype. We may have a little something up our sleeve for later this year so stay tuned for more on that!

Here are a couple of my favorite pages by Jen. This one is just perfection in every way to me. I've never met a page with circles I didn't love and she sewed across them. Ahhhhh.....dee-light-ful.


Here's one I would call a "loose grid design." She placed items in a grid but the items are not all the same size or shape. I love this! I want to do this soon.


Jen's layouts have such a variety of design, it's very easy to be inspired by them!

As I said during the show, I'm enjoying making some short videos to share with you. Here's one I made about a Michael's haul from last weekend and I share a little ideas book I'm working on. I hope you enjoy!



I have another video to share with you tomorrow, using Heidi's art screens. I had fun playing and can't wait to show you!

Happy Thursday my crafty friends! Be absolutely sure to check Jen out at her blog and see her awesome gallery at Studio Calico.

3 comments:

Suse Fish said...

Yay! Can't wait to listen xx

Suse Fish said...

Back again to say how much I loved this episode. Such an honest conversation full of gems of wisdom; thank you for doing this Tracie xx

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

can you imagine, I'm sure they still make money on the 1.75$ you payed for the album...!!