Our October Guest Designer, Emily Spahn


If you’ve been around Cocoa Daisy for a long time, you’ll recognize Emily as on of our former Design Team members. We love Emily clean but quirky style, we love how she rocks the 8.5 x 11 page, and it’s been fun to see her family grow over the years in her scrapbooking. We’re happy to invite her back to play with our kits this month, we hope you enjoy her gallery too!

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Hi! I’m Emily Spahn. I am a wife, a mother, a music teacher, and of course, a scrapbooker. After a decade of living and teaching in the Chicagoland area, my husband and I moved our family back to our home state of Wisconsin last November. We live in our “new” 90 year home just outside of Madison, WI. I’m currently taking a short break from teaching to stay home with my three crazy kids Mirielle (5 and just started Kindergarten), Henry (3 and totally hysterical) and Oliver (who is one this month…how did that happen?!). It’s been an enjoyable change. In addition to scrapbooking and spending time with my family, I enjoy photography (though I seem to find myself using my iPhone much more than my big camera nowadays), reading, music, thrifting (I’m a little addicted to the antiques board on Craigslist), and being outdoors.

I started scrapbooking in about fifth grade, when I made my first meticulously crafted page using white typing paper and a hand-drawn crayon title.  It was spectacular.  I’ve been hooked every since!  I started to scrap more seriously about seven years ago.  Since then I’ve been lucky enough to be on a number of different design teams and be published in most of the mainstream scrapping publications. My favorite products include patterned paper, enamel dots, label stickers, and index tabs! My style is simple, fun, and colorful with a focus on the little details. Thank you so much to Cocoa Daisy for inviting me to be the guest designer this month! I was actually on the design team here years ago, and it’s been a blast being a part of it all again!