I did something that I haven’t done in a very very very very very long time.  Yes, that long.  I met a friend in a scrapbook store yesterday and bought some new papers that I LOVED at first sight 🙂

Glitz Design “Hello Friend”

I stopped in front of those paper racks and was enchanted by this collection.  So I picked up a few pieces of the beautiful papers and matching embellishments….

…and today I took them out of the bag and designed a layout.  No planning, no sketch….nada….just plain ole’ inspiration and adhesive.  

I immediately knew which photo I wanted to scrap since Valentine’s Day is here.

My wedding pic….over 23 years ago.

You know what?  It felt GOOOOD to create this layout.  

And I reached another goal this week…I started making videos to showcase my layout designs and techniques.

On Cloud Nine

Here is my first video showing how this layout came together.  It has a fast forward of the designing process from start to finish so it’s not too long and boring.

I hope you enjoy it enough to subscribe to my YouTube channel “kellycreates”.  I have a few more videos lined up for the next couple of weeks, too.  

[For those of you who are unfamiliar with YouTube videos, you can watch right here. Just click on that triangular “PLAY” button in the centre of the image above]

Thanks for watching….any feedback would be greatly appreciated (but be gentle ha ha!)

And Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

18 Comments on Glitz Design "Hello Friend"

  1. Shona
    February 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm (4 years ago)

    oh this is just gorgeous love that double banner 🙂 yummy

  2. Charlotte Brochu
    February 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful page Kelly! I’m glad that you are going to do videos! I love watching people’s creative process!

  3. Sandi Smith
    February 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Loved watching your creative process and look forward to seeing more of these videos. Awesome job with the video and I love the layout!

  4. Cindy Gay
    February 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

    The video is great Kelly! And I love that photo!

  5. CorinaT
    February 15, 2013 at 5:43 am (4 years ago)

    I love this layout…..and I NEED that kit!!!! (By the way, your video is spot on!!!) Thanks for sharing – I’m looking forward to more videos 🙂

  6. Izzy Anderson
    February 15, 2013 at 5:52 am (4 years ago)

    Kelly, your layout is so sweet. Love the way you used the garland, anchored with the big butterfly. That photo makes me smile. The ’80s look + your hubby’s expression. LOL.

    I watched your video. I am not a scrappy video watcher so I don’t have anything to compare it too. You did a great job. Congrats on your first one! It was fun to hear your voice! For a critique: after the music started, it felt like a long 6 or so minutes with no narration. I would have liked a speeded up section, then paused for narration on why or how you did something, then speeded up section, then paused for narration, etc. Also, I am not sure: did the video include everything you did? I think so? I would be tempted to edit out parts like opening the garland package.

    Of course, you work is wonderful, as always. My next task is to figure out how one subscribes to a youtube channel….. I so want to take a class from you and this will be the next best thing. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. xoxo

  7. Anna Comeau
    February 15, 2013 at 6:56 am (4 years ago)

    Your creations are always so beautiful !! If only I had a touch of your talent ..lol

  8. Renee
    February 15, 2013 at 7:54 am (4 years ago)

    Kelly! This was fabulous!!!!! Loved watching your process, looks exactly similar to what I’ve been doing – just playing for fun, and trying to get myself back into the swing of scrapbooking vs cardmaking! This really is exceptional and I love that collection too, especially the paper garland! Looking forward to more videos – and the sped up version is perfect by the way, definitely don’t get bored 🙂

  9. bohemiannie! art
    February 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm (4 years ago)

    I love your piece! What a pretty picture. I didn’t watch the video because I’m playing catch-up…but I’ll bookmark it!

  10. Sandra D
    February 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm (4 years ago)

    Kelly, good for you for trying something new! You are a great artist and it was fun watching the creative process unfold. Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.

  11. Keren Tamir
    February 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved this LO since I saw it. Amazing!!!

  12. Jayme
    February 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Beeeeyououououtifuuuullll page!

  13. Cathy Caines
    February 17, 2013 at 7:33 am (4 years ago)

    You need to do this more often Kelly! Love it! And I love that photo!! It will stand the test of time!

  14. happygolucky
    February 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm (4 years ago)

    WONDERFUL layout – so delightfully charming and full of love. Love watching the video too – that’s exactly how I scrap – no sketch, no plan, just a stack of paper and some embellies. Isn’t is fun? Thanks for sharing Kelly.

  15. Sharon Fritchey
    February 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Kelly! I loved seeing your first video and hearing your voice!!!! So cool! And I really like your page. The photo of the 2 of you is just fabulous. Your scrappy style is so unique and wonderful! I love it!!!!! I like the “on cloud nine” part!!!

  16. Michelle
    February 21, 2013 at 9:29 am (4 years ago)

    Awwww…this is such a sweet Lo kelly. So happy that you did something just for YOU! and loooove the video! Looking forward to many more!


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