It’s been hard getting into the Christmas groove, in large part due to the fact that it’s been in the 50s here in Utah. As in, I even open my window from time to time.

That’s just plain crazy.

I was looking at photos from this time last year. Hello snow and cold. It definitely felt like Christmas with the proper weather. And I always find it fascinating for those that have sunny weather at this time of year or all my friends ‘down under’ where Santa can be found in bermuda shorts. At this rate, our Santa will be in the same attire in this neck of the woods.

We still have a couple weeks to dream of a white Christmas. Hopefully it will happen soon. In the meantime, I think we are dreaming here today with some real snow of the paper kind.

Like from a fabulous new friend that’s visiting for the holidays.

Everyone say hello to Paige Evans!

Paige and I had a mutual friend respond to our Instagram comments at the same time a few weeks ago. A quick peek at her lovely creations and I knew I needed her to come visit for the holidays. (Isn’t this electronic world wonderful?) She has such an amazing way of creating little works of art. I also have to admit, I am now living vicariously–and jealously–through her Instagram posts of her time living in Europe. I know it’s not always easy being a military wife, but sometimes, it has its perks. ;)

So let’s see what ‘wintery weather’ Paige has brought to us today!

Baby It's Cold Outside Today by Paige Evans
Baby It's Cold Outside Today Detail by Paige Evans

[ Designs | December Additions:  The Pages (snowflake background) / Black+White Christmas (it’s cold outside) ]

When I saw this page I was in awe. I would never have thought to create a middle section of snowflakes using the December Additions Pages.

Hello???  Brilliant!

How gorgeous is that?

And backed with that fun paper?


Here’s what Paige has to say:

When I saw these snowflakes I immediately knew what I wanted to create! And then when I was picking a collection to use I saw the Brighton Pier collection by Studio Calico and thought it’d be fun to branch out from the traditional red and green.

To create it:

  1. Die cut the snowflake background found in the December Additions: The Pages from white cardstock using your digital craft cutter (I have a Silhouette Cameo).
  2. Back the open spaces of the snowflakes with colorful papers from the Brighton Pier collection by Studio Calico.
  3. Back the layout with a white patterned transparency followed by white cardstock and staple a few of the snowflakes in the center.
  4. Adhere two photos on the left side and tuck a mask under the edge.
  5. Stitch through a wood veneer word with black floss and place it under the photos.
  6. Die cut the “Baby it’s cold outside” phrase found in the Black+White Christmas set from black cardstock and glue just the “it’s cold outside” above the photos.
  7. Stitch silver foil Thickers at the top to complete the title.
  8. Place a few pink sentiment stickers around the layout and apply a few silver star rub ons as well.
  9. Journal on the top right corner with a black pen and stamp the date below in black ink.
  10. Drop black India ink around the layout to finish.

Journaling reads: It’s so fun to see Fox be the protective big brother. When Jane ran away in the parking lot Fox immediately went after her and hugged her until we could grab her.

I’m dying to make a page like that now! Thanks so much for visiting us here at KBS for the holidays Paige. It was so much fun having you here.

Now my question to you is, where are we going to next in Europe? ;)


Now since we’re all thinking about walking in a winter wonderland,
I thought it only appropriate to bring  you this little lacy number today.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.


One last thing.
The winner of the Tallulah Boutique fingerprint necklace is SueinMtVernon.
I have emailed you, so keep an eye out for it.