Hello everyone! We're so excited to share some news with you. We added three more designers to our team and wanted to introduce you to them! You'll see their work on the blog soon, so leave them a comment to say hello!
I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband Thomas and three young children (Amelia age 8, Noah age nearly 5 and Oliver age 2).
I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home-mum. I spend my days changing nappies, making sandwiches, doing school and kindy drop offs and pick ups and trying to stay on top of the never-ending washing, feeding and tidying that comes with three kids!
But I am, and always have been a creative person. I've been scrapbooking for over fourteen years now and I can't imagine my life without it. I still love it just as much as I did back then as it encompasses everything I love – memories, photos, memorabilia and pretty things.
I'm inspired by my photos and the stories I want to tell. You will rarely find a layout from me without meaningful journaling. I love the idea of my kids (and future grandkids even) reading about my thoughts and experiences through my scrapbooking.
I've been involved in the scrapbooking industry for a loooong time, through magazine publications, manufacturer design teams, working at scrapbook stores and running classes and workshops.
Hiya! My name is Jamie Leija (said Lay-ha). I'm a native Texan, currently living in Houston, who loves to travel and scrapbook. I've lived in London, Thailand and Spain and have been blessed to travel to so many more places. Traveling and scrapbooking go hand in hand for me. I love that one hobby supports the other and that scrapbooking lets me relive and share all of those fabulous memories. When I'm not scrapbooking or on a plane, I'm spending time with my puppy, boyfriend or adorable nephew.
I’ve been scrapbooking for the past 19 years. My first job in high school was for a local scrapbook store. I loved working there! And it helped me learn to love sharing this hobby with others. In college, I worked at Hobby Lobby and then another local scrapbook store. I've been published in Northridge Publishing's Scrapbook Trends, CARDS and Create publications, and a guest on three episodes of the Paperclipping Roundtable. I am currently part of the Elle’s Studio and Simple Scrapper creative teams.
My style tends toward simple but with lots of dimension and texture. I can do a lot with a little, mainly because I love color! I play with contrast and scale a lot in my pages. I incorporate stamping on just about every project and I dabble with various mixed medias. My pages and photos are a variety of sizes, 12×12, 8 1/2 x 11, 9×12, 6×8. I occasionally make pocket pages and I love making cards (and decorating the envelopes)!