Pink Paislee Guest Designer

I am so excited to share with you all that I was asked to be the guest designer for Pink Paislee for the month of February by the queen of scrapbooking, Miss Paige Evans, herself!  After taking a moment to compose myself after receiving the initial email, I basically replied, “Yes, yes, yes, before you change your mind, yes!!!!!”  But in all seriousness, this is probably the single most exciting thing to ever happen to me in my scrappy life.

So make sure to head over to the Pink Paislee blog to read all about me and see the projects I created with Paige’s new collection Pick Me Up.  The collection is gorgeous and has all of my favorite colors.  I could gush about it all day, honestly.  (You can ask my husband, he’s heard more about this collection than he probably ever wanted to.  Lol.)

I also have a process video over on YouTube for one of the layouts I made…and more to come!  So make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of my future videos!

xo,

Kira

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Galentine’s Day Advent Calendar Swap

Hello friends!  Long time, no talk!  I hope your holidays were wonderful!  I know mine were.  And while I thoroughly enjoyed Christmas crafting, I was excited to jump into something a little different.

My friend, Jenn, came up with the idea to do a Secret Cupid Galentine’s Day Advent Calendar Swap.  The general idea is her, a few other crafty friends and I would create a 14 day advent calendar, secret Santa style, but, you know, in February.  Half the gifts would be store bought, the other half would be handmade embellishments.

Here’s a little sneak at what I created:

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I started with the floral print fabric you see on those drawstring bags as my inspiration.  I loved the colors, they seem winter-y and pretty without being overly Valentines-y.  I created the bags myself using a simple tutorial I found on Pinterest.  I am not great at sewing, so don’t look too close at them.  😉

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I wrapped some of my gifts in the fabric drawstring bags, but quickly realized I didn’t want to sew 14 of them.  Meh, call me lazy.

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I had a few of these mini muslin bags in my stash that I had used on a project over the holidays.  I stamped on a few of them, keeping in the same color scheme.  But they’re only 3″x4″ so only the smallest gifts could fit in these.

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Enter the white paper sack.  I love the simplicity of these.  I wrapped a few gifts in these and called them done.

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I kept with the white theme and wrapped on gift in a box with plain white paper.

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And this one was a DIY glassine bag.  I put pattern paper inside of it to hide the gift.

You may have noticed the cute felt flower clothespins…yeah, I made those too.

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The entire advent calendar will be mailed off to my pen pal before February 1st, along with some jute and a couple command hooks for her to hang it. I can’t wait for her to see and I hope she enjoys all the little goodies inside.

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Until next time,

Kira

Guest Designer for Cocoa Daisy

I had so much fun as one of the guest designers for Cocoa Daisy this month!  The kit was gorgeous, and I will forever be obsessed with the stamp sets I received!

Here’s a look at all the projects I completed with the kit this month.

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You can watch the process video for “Giddy Up” here.

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Watch my process for “Beautiful Moments” here.

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Watch my process for “We Love You Fall” here.

And make sure to check out cocoadaisy.com for more delicious products!

xo, Kira