Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2018

seasons givings blog hop 2017 kellycreates

Welcome to my blog! I am Kelly Klapstein, and many of you might know me as a scrapbooker and paper crafter who writes for Creative Scrapbooker magazine.  You also might know me as KellyCreates on Instagram  where I share my work as a calligrapher and hand lettering artist. I am passionate about putting pens to paper and enjoy the calming and meditative art of brush lettering, but most of all, I love to teach workshops around the world.

I am so thankful to be a part of this big, beautiful community of creatives who share all of their designs and ideas with us on their blogs and websites! A big shout out to Latisha Yoast who organizes this hop every year where you can win a TON of creative goodies to keep you happy in the New Year.

Seasons Givings, blog hop, prize, giveaway, pens, book, The Art of Brush Lettering, Learn Calligraphy with the new Kelly Creates pens from American Crafts
PRIZES: The Art of Brush Lettering instructional book, Kelly Creates Learn Brush Lettering workbook, Kelly Creates practice paper pad, Kelly Creates Dream Pens (dual tipped brush pens), 3-pack variety of black brush tip pens.

My prize package is all about calligraphy and lettering because I am celebrating two exciting milestones in my creative journey:

1. I wrote a book called The Art of Brush Lettering and it was published just last month (Dec 2017)! It can be found in all bookstores and online, and I’m so happy to announce that it is also being translated into German, Dutch, French, Finnish, and Swedish.

2. I have developed a line of lettering products with American Crafts, and they can now be found in Michaels stores and other retailers around the world (available Jan 2018)!

2017 has been an incredible adventure for me, and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!

If you would like to stay in touch with me, you can subscribe to my blog and monthly email newsletter (the subscription boxes are on the right if you’re on a computer or scroll down on your mobile phone). I also have a Facebook page called Kelly Creates Studio (click HERE) and a really active and inspirational Facebook Group called “Kelly Creates Art & Calligraphy” (click HERE).   As well, you can join me on Pinterest (click HERE), and you can watch my YouTube tutorials by clicking HERE where you can subscribe and not miss any new videos.

Attending a workshop is always the best way to learn, but if you can’t do so, then pick up my book and download and print my worksheets. Grab a brush pen and you’re ready to learn! For beginners I recommend Bundle 1 or Bundle 2, and you can click HERE to see what’s in my Shop.  Bouncy lettering worksheets are popular too!

To be eligible to win, please leave a comment on this post telling me about how you express your creativity in your life. The contest will be closed on January 5, 2018 and a winner will be announced on January 8, 2018. 

Next on your hop, you can visit Latisha Yoast  at by clicking HERE. Or you can follow the order below by clicking on the names that are links too. Happy Hopping, good luck and Happy New Year!

Lawn Fawn

Technique Tuesday

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

MFT Stamps

Neat & Tangled

Winnie & Walter

Hero Arts

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

My Sweet Petunia

Paper House Productions

Verve Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Catherine Pooler

Indigojade Art

A Jillian Vance Design

Kelly Creates      YOU ARE HERE

Latisha Yoast

Kimberly Crawford

Vera Yates

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Audrey Tokach

Zsoka Marko

Teri Anderson

Wanda Guess

Amy Tsuruta

Lydia Fiedler

Laurie Willison

Jenn Shurkus

Debi Adams

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Craig

Lisa Henke

Dina Kowal

Laura Bassen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Lunceford

Dana Joy

Tracey McNeely

Margie Higuchi

Laurel Beard

Janine Tinklenberg

Sean Fetterman

Christine Meyer

Heidi Blankenship

Debbie Seyer

Libby Hickson

Gracie Chavez

Julee Tilman

Karen Baker

Lee Murphy

Yvonne Van De Grijp

Leigh Penner

Marcie Sharp

Patti Gilliam

Barbara Anders

Bunny Vance

Kyra Sanders

Giovana Smith

Jillian Vance

Ceal Pritchett

Neva Cole




346 responses to “Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2018”

  1. Denise Bryant Avatar
    Denise Bryant

    I express my creativity through card making!

  2. Jeanine Fulton Avatar
    Jeanine Fulton

    I try to take time every week to work on crafts. With everything, it takes practise. I admire the hand lettering. I tried but have so much trouble getting it down.

  3. Heidi Johnson Avatar
    Heidi Johnson

    I love creating original products as birthday gifts. I seldom mass produce cards, I’d rather create something that suits the recipient. There’s nothing better than a personal touch.

  4. Lis Avatar

    Most of my life is not creative, which is why I treasure my crafting time!

  5. Amanda W Avatar
    Amanda W

    Thanks for sharing your creativity! I create cards to express creativity in my life!

  6. Michele K. Henderson Avatar

    Congratulations on an exciting 2017! I express creativity any way I can, but what I love most is working with paper. Have a great 2018!

  7. Carla Hundley Avatar
    Carla Hundley

    Congrats on both
    milestones! I
    love making cards
    and am doing more
    sewing these days.
    Happy New Year!
    Carla from Utah

  8. Neva Cole Avatar

    I express my creativity through hand-made cards, scrapbooking, and cooking what my garden grows!

  9. Nicole Avatar

    Happy New Year and thank you for all of the inspiration!! I try to express my creativity with cards, painting and coloring.

  10. kathleen dumpert Avatar
    kathleen dumpert

    I express my creativity in the handmade gifts I give my family.

  11. Kelly Avatar

    I express my Creativity through my Bullet Journal. I use a dotted Leuchtturm 1917 A5 journal with Tombows, Mildliners, Triplus Fineliners and soon, Kelly’s Dream Pens and Metallic Pens. I pre-ordered ‘The Art of Brush Lettering’ on as soon as it was announced and I’m looking forward to delving into it early in 2018. I will also try to find the new workbooks from American Crafts and Kelly Creates. I’m not a very talented artist but I look forward to improving my lettering and penmanship through my new book.

  12. Cathy Fahie Avatar
    Cathy Fahie

    Hi Kelly
    I am just starting on my calligraphy journey but also enjoy scrapbooking, cardmaking and knitting.

  13. Cindy Brooks Avatar
    Cindy Brooks

    I’m most creative with my paints, watercolor and acrylics!

  14. Dana Marsolek Avatar
    Dana Marsolek

    Lovely prize package, thank you for your generosity! I express my creativity in my card making, gift giving and packaging. I also express it in my cooking and problem solving.

  15. karyn knowler Avatar
    karyn knowler

    I have been fallowing you for awhile now and admire you work so much, I can hardly wait for you products to hit the stores, it is definitely an art I want to do. You do inspire me. I am also a paper crafter and love it alot.

  16. Mary Jeane Davis Avatar
    Mary Jeane Davis

    I express creativity in my life through being a teacher to my 21 year old special needs daughter. I’m always looking for ways to spark her creativity through art, learning about her world and loving her family!

  17. Christine Avatar

    I like to turn junk into something beautiful.

  18. Daniela May Avatar
    Daniela May

    Happy New Year to all from Australia – let’s hope for a great 2018 of creativity and success – thank you for the opportunity to win – I’ve been doing a lot of things from beaded jewelry, to embroidered paper art, concrete art, painting and now I’m into cards – 🙂

  19. Marja Peippo Avatar
    Marja Peippo

    Hi! This is very exiting giveaway! A year ago I got interested in planners and everything that comes with that and everyone was into calligraphy too. I never had the chance to get the equipment, but I love to write and use my handwriting. I also like drawing and crafting and decorating my planners. -Marja

  20. JewelzB Avatar

    I express my creativity my coloring, handlettering, card making, & painting.

  21. Diane Maylin Avatar
    Diane Maylin

    I love to do all sorts of crafts! Cards, scrapbooking, wood projects, counted cross stitch, piecing quilts, etc…

  22. Kim Ross Avatar

    Happy New Year & thanks so much for the chance to win! I express creativity by rubber stamping (mostly making cards). Stamping makes me feel like an artist, even though I don’t draw.

  23. Beatrix Revhelyi Avatar
    Beatrix Revhelyi

    Happy New Year! ? Such a generous blog hop, thank you! Gorgeous start of this crafty year! ? How I improve myself? If I want to learn something I practice as often as I can. Maybe just 5 minutes a day but I do it every day. Now this challenge is the cardmaking for me.

  24. Luci Manos Avatar
    Luci Manos

    I express my creativity by crafting mostly cards and I live to crochet!

  25. Maryam Avatar

    Wow, I would love to learn more about brush lettering… it is in my upcoming goal… .congrayion on your book.

  26. Erika Avatar

    I love coloring, cardmaking and scrapbooking… I’d like to learn brush lettering during this year!

  27. Lieve S Avatar
    Lieve S

    I’m happy to discover your blog via this blog hop !
    I like calligraphy (followed some courses) and recently took a mini-course hand-lettering; but we didn’t do any brushlettering. Great to see that your book is translated into Dutch !
    Thank you for the generous give-away; good luck to all of us.
    Happy, healthy, creative 2018 !

  28. Tessie Avatar

    Happy New Year!!!!
    The are a lot of things that I do to express myself, but usually I do Craftsy making. But since I’ve learned about you I want to start learning brush lettering.

  29. Karthikha Uday Avatar

    Wow!! That’s a great way to share kindness!! Thank you so much everyone for coming together! 🙂 Happy New Year 🙂
    I would love to express my creativity through cards – stamping, interactive, 3D, etc 🙂

  30. Debbie Shuping Avatar
    Debbie Shuping

    Usually starts with an event or image and my desire to recreate it. I don’t limit myself to what i know how to do, it gives me the most joy when i create something and have to learn a new skill to accompmish it.

  31. Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) Avatar

    Congratulations on those milestones! I express my creativity through colouring, card-making and writing. I hope to add drawing and calligraphy to the mix during 2018. Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year 🙂

  32. Kari Villebrun Avatar
    Kari Villebrun

    What a generous prize, I always admired calligraphy and always wanted to learn. The hesitation so far is it looks difficult and sometimes I have such the bad shakes in hands because of my disease. Not sure if I will be able to do it, sometimes I am just to hard on myself. I just need to jump rate in a take a chance, so it would be great to possibly win a prize like this. As to your question how do I express creativity in my life. I love little of everything, but not a master of anything. I love to colour, draw, paint, scrapbook, journal, mix media, card making, cross stitch. Like I said little of everything, however, I need to be more proud of what I do and display it. According to my family I need to sign my name to my art pieces when I give them away as gifts. I don’t really know why I do that. However I need to embrace that part of myself more and share it more with the people I love. Thanks for the chance to possibly win a prize, take care. Kari

  33. Oliev Avatar

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I usually make cards, crochet, cross stitch or cook:-)

  34. Lorraine Turner Avatar
    Lorraine Turner

    Wow you are my dream come true. I was just saying to my husband that I wanted to learn how to do Calligraphy. Your prize would allow me to get started in this, thank you. Happy 2018 Kelly! :O)

  35. Carla vdM Avatar
    Carla vdM

    Happy New Year from me too.
    My 2018 goal is to ink up my not yet used stamps and make cards with them and try to add some handlettering tooo instead of stamping a sentiment.

  36. Gab Avatar

    What a great prize – thanks for the chance to win! Good question … how do I express my creativity … I make cards, I scrapbook, I do cross-stitch. I’d like to do something creative every day in 2018

  37. Jean Cross Avatar
    Jean Cross

    I want to learn lettering techniques this year. This post may well have given me the shove I needed.

  38. Isabel Z Avatar
    Isabel Z

    Happy New Year! Thank you for inspiring me to create throughout 2017 and here’s to more fun in 2018. This year I hope to find more time to create! I find my creativity to create by enjoying other’s blogs and on Pinterest.

  39. Lucinde | Lucilight Avatar

    Happy New Year! I express my creativity with cards, bible journaling and hand lettering 😀

  40. Miriam Prantner Avatar
    Miriam Prantner

    What a wonderful prize! I express creativity through paper crafting and designing products for Neat & Tangled. It’s a wonderful outlet since my regular job is all numbers and computers.

  41. Rebecca f. Avatar
    Rebecca f.

    Through hand lettering and doodling

  42. Rhonda Avatar

    I express my creativity through my card making. It’s like therapy in a marker, stamp or paint set! I become immersed in the process and once in a great while, I actually make something I really really like!

  43. Denise Avatar

    My creative expression comes from playing with paper and acting. Both feed my soul. Thanks for your generosity! Happy New Year!

  44. Julie Avatar

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I am currently using your brush lettering worksheets and find it sooo relaxing. I also received your NEW book as a Christmas gift. I stamp, create cards, work on brush lettering, create my own recipes etc. Would love to win. Happy New Year!

  45. Phyllis T Avatar
    Phyllis T

    Love the idea of learning lettering. What a great addition to my cards and especially envelopes.

  46. Connie Avatar

    Happy New Year. I love to create in a variety of ways – music, sewing, painting, needle arts and paper crafting, to name a few.

  47. kReN@afourthlife Avatar

    How exciting it will be to see your materials in Michaels! Can’t wait to search for them on the shelves. Thanks for all you do in lettering. With so few children learning cursive handwriting, we all need to promote this skill in our work. My goal this year is to build up my followers and create with images that make everyone smile like yours make me smile! kReN @

  48. Debbie Rumpza Avatar
    Debbie Rumpza

    I express creativity in my life through paper crafting, coloring, and crochet… I would love to increase my hand lettering skills, which are shaky at best!

  49. Dana W Avatar

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I make cards to express my creativity!

  50. amy Avatar

    Love your wonderful lettering!
    I express my creativity by designing cards…love it.
    Happy New Year!

  51. Tracie C. Avatar
    Tracie C.

    Thank you for the chance to win. I express my creativity with my coloring. Brings me such joy.

  52. Natalie Winterstein Avatar
    Natalie Winterstein

    This is so cool! Congrats on having your book published. I started as a scrapbooker who became a card maker. One of my crafty goals is to learn hand lettering! This would be such a fun prize to win! Happy 2018.

  53. Judy Hodgerson Avatar
    Judy Hodgerson

    Lettering looks so difficult. But it sure is beautiful.

  54. Christa McKee Avatar
    Christa McKee

    I am actually trying to find ways to express my creativity. I’ve started with pulling together a happy planner to help run my household and make it fun as a stay at home mom. Then as I was doing some research for the best pens on you tube I believe I ran across some of your videos, and I couldn’t stop watching them I wanted to run out and buy everything right then. It was so calming and I’ve always wanted to learn the art of better handwriting…so these are my goals for 2018.

  55. Fikreta Avatar

    oh those are great brushes!
    I express my creativity thru cards and art journaling.
    and in or house 😀

    Happy New Year!

  56. Sharon O Avatar
    Sharon O

    Always on the lookout for new skills and calligraphy has long been an interest of mine, not just for its beauty but for the way it appeals to my creative side.

  57. MoJo Avatar

    What an exciting year for you! I see beautiful lettering everywhere and I would to learn how to do it too. I’m a stamp coloring card maker who is looking to broaden her creative horizons. Happy New Year to you!

  58. Winnie Avatar

    By far, calligraphy is how I express creativity in my life! I use it almost every single day, and I am planning this year’s gifts around my continually improving calligraphy skills.

  59. Holly Flores Avatar

    Happy New Year! Brush lettering looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

  60. Maggie Orr Avatar
    Maggie Orr

    I love to make and create! I crochet afghans for all new babies in the family, sewed my wedding dress, garden happy flowers and plants throughout the year, and bake. My latest creative endeavor is learning brush lettering. It is HARD! But Kelly Klapstein encourages us and provides the tools to make it a joyful process. I am loving it!!

  61. Lezlei Young Avatar
    Lezlei Young

    I’m “reviving” my littering skills because of the Kelly creates Facebook group which I just happened across! I am practicing daily to try to get my skill level up and confidence to share samples of my letteringa

  62. tamera newger Avatar
    tamera newger

    I express my creativity, by making things that make me happy 🙂 making watercolor cards is a fav 🙂 Happy 2018~

  63. NatQuebec Avatar

    Congrats ! Thanks for the chance to win.? I love to make cards to express my creativity. Should like to make more art journal.

  64. Angie Avatar

    I started learning with your book in November and absolutely love learning by copying your amazing lettering. I try to practice every day and it has really been a wonderful quiet peaceful time for me – it’s helped me in many ways – LOVE your book, you make it fun and so relaxing!

  65. Colette Cempura Avatar
    Colette Cempura

    I express creativity through a couple of different outlets: I am a musician and a paper crafter. Recently, I have become quite interested in brush lettering to creat my own sentiments for cards. I would love one of your packages to get started!

  66. Marsha D Avatar
    Marsha D

    I have a granddaughter interested in brush stroke. I will point her in your direction. I express my creativity mostly in card making but also love to crochet. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

  67. Hannah Cleveland Avatar
    Hannah Cleveland

    I express my creativity through crafting and decorating. One of my biggest goals for 2018 is to improve my hand lettering so I would love this prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Rox-Ann Avatar

    Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize! Happy New Year!I would love to learn more on your beautiful lettering technigues I have not tried any on my designs

  69. Rox-Ann Avatar

    Happy New Year!I would love to learn more on your beautiful lettering technigues I have not tried any on my designs Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize

  70. Laurie Avatar

    I express creativity through music and through my paper crafting. Thanks for the chance to win your lettering products.

  71. Aimee Phillips Avatar
    Aimee Phillips

    I express creativity in my life by what I make with my hands. Whether its a card, mixed media art piece, scrapbook, or even making silk wreath I love I can express in so many ways. My handwriting is unique to me and tells my story. One day it will become a memory.

  72. Bunny Avatar

    I express by doing for others. We have a KITE ministry which stands for Keep In Touch Everyday. We send cards to shut ins, sick and elderly.

    I love the look of calligraphy and would devote some of my time to learning more about this. I did some when I was younger and can still do the letters but I need a little more updated method. Thank you for the opportunity. Congratulations on being published.

  73. Avra Williams Avatar
    Avra Williams

    I try to learn and practice new techniques for my card making frequently!

  74. Rannah Romps Avatar
    Rannah Romps


  75. Patty Avatar

    Top of my list is lettering! This year I want to begin a journey into pointed pen calligraphy and watercolor. I also like to create with card making, cooking, and setting a nice table. The last one sounds trite but I enjoy it. ?

  76. Cynthia Cole Avatar
    Cynthia Cole

    I express my creativity by making cards, homemade boxes, and pysanky eggs.


    I love to express creativity as a homemaker and a teacher…so many opportunities. I love card making and scrapbooking.

  78. Sabrina Radican Avatar
    Sabrina Radican

    Gorgeous writing!!

  79. Kelly Schirmer Avatar

    How FUN! Always wanted to learn more about lettering…this could be another crafty resolution! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  80. Catherine Smith Avatar
    Catherine Smith

    I make cards for all my friends, for almost every occasion because I love just to make them 🙂 Happy New Year

  81. lois john Avatar
    lois john

    Love this idea – will be trying this!

  82. Andrea Hastilow Avatar
    Andrea Hastilow

    Happy New Year !
    Great great prize thank you for a chance to win.I let creativity into my life & show by creating cards, pictures & I wear unique clothes I used to have unique hair but its much ntamer now lol.

  83. Tara M Avatar

    Wow what a generous prize! Calligraphy seems daunting to me but with the new practice sheets and instructions I hope to give this a try in 2018. Continued success!

  84. Kim Avatar

    I love brush lettering but have not learned to do it yet. I am so glad i found you on this hop! i just subscribed to your youtube channel. I need to binge watch and start practicing. Congrats on getting your book published and for the new line with American Crafts. That is so exciting. Happy 2018.

  85. Katherine Cosimano Avatar

    Wow! I love your lettering books! I express my art in my life by creating handmade cards and sending them out regularly, to family, friends, and strangers in need of cheering up. Thank you for your generous giveaway and Happy New Year!

  86. anika.999_ Avatar

    Happy New Year! Absolutely love your prize pack! And it is so so right time one as I am going deep in caligraphy learning 🙂
    I express my cretivity through card making ^.^

  87. Gina Thornton Avatar
    Gina Thornton

    I took a year of Calligraphy in high school, my senior year. I remember most of what I learned, but since I only had one year, we didnt get into the fancy writing. I really wish I had taken more years of it!I would LOVE to learn more of it, but there arent really any places to take that type of class. Your book may be just the thing I need to learn some fancy writing! I HATE my own handwriting!

  88. Margaret B Avatar
    Margaret B

    I express my creativity in making cards for friends and family, as well as scrapbooking and sewing. I like to dabble in a lot of things but am interested in watercoloring techniques. I have some brush markers and think it would be really interesting to learn brush lettering. Thank you for participating and offering such an awesome prize!

  89. Anne Wylie Avatar
    Anne Wylie

    I express my creativity through card making. I am trying to learn how to do calligraphy, so I would love to win your prize package! Thanks for the opportunity to win

  90. Kellianne Avatar

    I’m so excited to see you on this hop! I’ve been following you on Instagram for the last year and I LOVE your lettering! I’m super happy you have a pen line now. They look like they are amazing. My very favorite ways to express my creativity are through card making and hand lettering! Both are always on my mind 😉 Happy New Year!

  91. Lynn Avatar

    Have a blessed 2018. I make themed cards each month for all my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, so I will begin that process this week. I also make a hand-quilted quilt for every child in the families reaching the age of 21, as well as taking interesting nature photos for framing.

  92. Rissa Avatar

    You make brush lettering look so simple! This is definitely something I’d like to learn! I express my creativity with card making and story telling.

  93. Carol Franklin Avatar
    Carol Franklin

    I love making cards and coloring, but I also enjoy bookmaking and scrapbooking. I’ll take any excuse to play with color and paper.

  94. Linnea Sundstrom Avatar
    Linnea Sundstrom

    my cardmaking is literally my daily therapy and I’m grateful to have found this community!

  95. JuLie L Avatar
    JuLie L

    Beautiful!!! I express creativity by making cards. I also started learning brush lettering, and I am excited to know that your book is included in your prize package! I hope I win! 🙂 Happy new year!

  96. Heather Mills Avatar

    Wow, sounds like 2017 was an exciting year for you!! Congrats! I love making cards and use them to express my creativity. Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Debbie Avatar

    Happy New Year! I express creativity wherever possible . . . in my office life it’s in finding creative ways to make connection. In my home/creative space, it’s through the creative space of finding new products to try and experiment with in making cards and scrapbook pages.

  98. Cindee Avatar

    I express my creativity in various ways: I love to do paper crafts from stamping, die cutting, coloring; sewing and baking. I have not ventured into calligraphy, but have always admired it!

  99. Annette Avatar

    Wow! I would love to learn how to do amazing handwritting. Your book looks awesome. For expressing creativeness would be in cooking and cardmaking!

  100. Kristina Beagle Avatar

    Most of my creativity is through making and sending handmade cards and scrapbook pages, but I am getting into lettering!! I was to try doing to some watercolored quotes for around the house

  101. Karen Avatar

    Expressing my creativity comes out in many forms, from card making, to making up new (cooking) recipes, to sewing for “Quilts for Kids”, to designing & painting handmade furniture… all depends on my mood and the time frame of other commitments.
    Happy New Year!

  102. Kelly B Avatar
    Kelly B

    I express my creativity through card making, drawing, and painting.

  103. Patty Eifert Avatar

    I like making cards for family & friends, and for different charities!

  104. Ronda S. Avatar
    Ronda S.

    I try to express creativity in everything I do in life, cardmaking, sewing, cooking, paining, DIY-ing, gardening, there are no limits. Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!

  105. Ericka Strange Avatar

    Happy New Year! I’m excited to check out your book and thanks for the giveaway! I love being creative and usually make cards.`

  106. Elise Avatar

    I love to express my creativity, through my new hobby brush lettering, coloring, abstract painting with acrylic paints, decorating wood letters and journaling.

  107. Julieann Avatar

    I make hand colored cards and make beautiful scrapbooks from scratch.

  108. Kelley Cl Avatar

    Happy New Year! This is such a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year – Thank you!
    My New Years crafty tradition is to to learn one new technique per month and to share this in my monthly ‘Build Your Stash’ class, where I encourage others to share their new ideas. I do this card making class for all the events in our lives. We have all created a beautiful ‘box’ where we store our ‘Stash’ cards so that they are easy to find when an event comes up. I love being surrounded by my friends and family and helping each of them to keep their passion for paper crafting alive in their hearts! This is how I express my creativity!
    Kelley Clarke

  109. Lori Avatar

    Happy New Year Kelly! I express my creativity in several ways. I love making cards and art journaling. I’m usually doodling something!

  110. Carmen Lanier Avatar
    Carmen Lanier

    Sewing, bible journaling, crafts and vinyl.. Love your work!

  111. Joanne McC Avatar
    Joanne McC

    I have made cards for a very long time now. I also scrapbook. This New Year, I am trying to take time to myself to explore brush lettering (Thanx Kelly!) and paint pouring.

  112. Erin Murphy-Thompson Avatar
    Erin Murphy-Thompson

    I express my creativity through art journaling and scrapbooking!

  113. Janice Avatar

    I have one wall in my living room where I display my art work this is how I express my creativity

  114. Jean Arizona Avatar
    Jean Arizona

    I express my creativity through card making & scrapbooking. Thanks for the opportunity to win your fabulous prize.

  115. Bunny Vance Avatar

    So happy for you and all your achievements on your beautiful talents! Jillian keeps me creative by always coming up with new ideas!
    Happy New Year!

  116. amee Avatar

    scrapbooking is my primary creative outlet; sometimes cardmaking. I’ve really missed both that got preempted the past few weeks with the Christmas todos!

  117. Kelly Schelske Avatar
    Kelly Schelske

    I express my creativity through cardmaking

  118. Kris Reeves Avatar
    Kris Reeves

    I create cards as my creative release! Happy 2018!

  119. Lauren Hohbein Avatar
    Lauren Hohbein

    I love being creative! I love stamping, heat embossing, and coloring. My newest venture is brush lettering which I hope to practice much more this year. I would also love to learn to knit. Crafting is such a wonderful outlet, and the community of people that I have had the chance to connect with are so supportive of one another. Cheers to continuing in 2018!

  120. Amy Martin Avatar

    I guess I tend to express my creativity by trying to inspire others to try different things and to think outside the box. I have become more of a mixed media artist as it opens me up more to express myself. I would love to try lettering. Your work is beautiful.

  121. Aash B Avatar
    Aash B

    Thanks for the chance to win, and for sharing your ideas! I am creative with cards, jewelry-making, and music.

  122. Jessica Avatar

    I do filofaxing and scapbooking..I am frommen germany and i bought you book its wonderfull. ..thank you for your good teaching.

  123. Lori Ritchie Avatar
    Lori Ritchie

    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win! I scrapbook, make cards and I’m just getting into lettering, I had a calligraphy set years and years ago and it is just such a beautiful form of art!

  124. Cheryl Wacks Avatar

    I show my creativity thru calligraphy and picture framing. I build frames and shadow boxes for artists and frame shops.

  125. Lindsay Pollard Avatar
    Lindsay Pollard

    Lettering and painting

  126. Darcy Shelstad Avatar
    Darcy Shelstad

    I like expressing through creating different things. I use the inspiration of my friends and family when I do this. May it be jewelry, cards and baking. I like coming up with ideas that I feel express my self during that time or with the person that it is being created for with providing inspiration, or showing what I appreciate about them and what they bring to life.

  127. Margie Higuchi Avatar

    My creativity is expressed through my craft work – be it paper craft, planner or mixed media. But my newest challenge is brush lettering for the new year 🙂

    Congratulation on your milestones – what a year it has been for you! Continued success in 2018 xo

  128. Josie Avatar

    Congratulations on your amazing achievements Kelly!
    I started expressing my creativity through card making but more recently I’m feeling inspired by hand lettering and want to try scrapbooking and bullet journaling in 2018 🙂

  129. Barbara Avatar

    Being Creative is my therapy. I’ve cross stitched, crocheted, beaded, stamped and scrapbooked in the past. I still crochet, scrapbook and make cards. I would love to learn lettering. I will check out your book.

  130. Martine St-Laurent Avatar
    Martine St-Laurent

    Creativity is a part of me, i express it in all the part of my life…everyday!

  131. Joanette Daniels Avatar
    Joanette Daniels

    I really enjoy making cards and scrap-booking but I love working with wood. I got some crooked sticks and made a few walking sticks with them. I can only work on them in the warmer months due to having to work outside.

  132. Liz Rodawalt Avatar
    Liz Rodawalt

    I love to crochet (even though my husband says I’m a 60 year old in a 30 year olds body!) I love it and it de-stresses me. I have recently started trying to work on my handwriting skills as I love to try new, creative outlets to keep my mind busy 🙂

  133. Casie Williams Avatar
    Casie Williams

    I’m retired so am able to express my creativity in many ways — card making, coloring, quilting, machine embroidery, cooking, and baking.

  134. Nicole B Avatar
    Nicole B

    Congratulations on your success! I express creativity by doing something a tiny bit creative every day – stamping, painting, drawing, reading fiction, or even watching cartoons.

  135. Henriëtte Avatar

    First thanks for a great inspirational 2017 and have a healthy, happy and creative 2018!
    I express myself making cards and made a begin with Mixed Media and Art Journaling. If there is something I would like to learn than it is brush lettering, I think that’s so gorgeous!

  136. Ruth Gauss Avatar

    I express creativity by creating cards that keep in mind who I’m giving them to (favorite color, animal, activity…) I love scrapbooking and celebrating those that I love through parties. I also work with my daughter to develop products for our Etsy shop – she has great ideas for designs, but I think it’s helpful to have another point of view when it comes to creating items that we will try to sell to others.

  137. Marjorie DUMONTIER Avatar
    Marjorie DUMONTIER

    I try to practice calligraphy and brush lettering !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

  138. Christi Conley Avatar

    Huge CONGRATS!! I express my creativity by making cards and mixed media 3D pieces. I want to learn to sew this year 🙂

  139. Debbi Koehler-Whitehead Avatar
    Debbi Koehler-Whitehead

    I express creativity in my life in several ways. I enjoy making greeting cards — they make people smile. I like to decorate our home seasonally. And I sew — mostly projects I give away.

  140. Sue LD Avatar
    Sue LD

    I express my creativity my creating cards for our church card ministry and by making presents for my grandchildren.

  141. Dana Joy Avatar

    Happy New Year sweetheart. I express my creativity in life by cardmaking, watercoloring and taking crafty classes with friends. Wishing you all the best in 2018!!

  142. Sheree Avatar

    Happy New Year…..I express my creativity in numerous ways. I make cards, I scrapbook, I decorate candles, make ornaments, I sew, make aromatherapy items, I paint, draw, glue, cook and then I have to clean up the horrific mess I make after a day of creativity. Oh well…..worth every minute. ☺

  143. Michelle Lupton Avatar

    Such an awesome prize pack! I began with calligraphy, which morphed into cardmaking, but I’d really like to get back into calligraphy more! Thanks for the chance to win!

  144. Verna Angerhofer Avatar
    Verna Angerhofer

    I mainly make cards for my creative outlook but have been trying to expand to other projects now and then too. I am finding though that in my advancing years I don’t write as well as I should as my hands shake. So I may not be able to to the Calligraphy thing but I sure would like to try. Have a wonderful 2018 too.

  145. Sharla Laursen Avatar
    Sharla Laursen

    I really want to learn the lettering, so happy that it is available! I make cards, canvas pieces, scrapbook and wood decor pieces.

  146. Gretchen Wilson Avatar
    Gretchen Wilson

    I have always been creative, now being 72 hasn’t stopped me! I always have to have something in my hands, so can’t remain idle or I go crazy! Love your work and looking forward to purchasing your lettering book!???

  147. Karen Ba Avatar
    Karen Ba

    Your lettering is beautiful. I express creativity with my hand made cards. 🙂

  148. Christine M Avatar
    Christine M

    Congrats on your American Crafts score! I express creativity by “creating” whether it be tonight’s dinner, card making, sewing or quilting just making something from nothing makes me happy.

  149. Heather Nelson Avatar
    Heather Nelson

    I love to create cards and color. This year I want to try my hand at a denim quilt. I’ve been collecting squares and I have a ton.

  150. Emily Thorne Avatar

    I love to express my creative side with my paper crafting, stamping, and a bit of mixed media. I have always love playing with paper and paints. I never create anything amazing but I feel so happy while I am puttering away. |Happy New Year! 🙂

  151. Mary Holshouser Avatar
    Mary Holshouser

    My creativity comes out in my greeting cards.
    I’ve gone through the whole spectrum of
    crafts as they became popular and then
    disappeared. The card making seems to
    fit my life the best right now. I do
    like needlepoint and that has taken a
    backseat. Need your book and guidance.
    My handwriting is terrible – always has
    been. thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year

  152. susie sonnier Avatar
    susie sonnier

    Happy New Year! I so want to learn brush lettering

  153. Susan Wallace Avatar
    Susan Wallace

    Wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2018! I use my love of papercrafting creatively in my home, office and every day life. I make more than just cards….I make picture frames, 3D items, anything I can think of!

  154. Coleen Harman Avatar
    Coleen Harman

    My recent addition to my creative toolbox is brush lettering! But I’ve got a few other things I enjoy as well such as jewelry design and fabrication, knitting, and zentangle!

  155. Nora Avatar

    I express my creativity through stamping and card making!! Thank you for a chance to win!!! Happy 2018!!

  156. Rubeena I Avatar
    Rubeena I

    happy new year!! I hope to take a workshop with you one day! I am a cardmaker and love to try new artistic things and plan on doing new things this year! 🙂

  157. Karen Kaminski Avatar
    Karen Kaminski


  158. jpscraps Avatar

    I love scrapbooking, card making, crochet… Just about anything crafty. Lettering is one thing that I’m trying to learn.

  159. Lindar C Avatar
    Lindar C

    Congratulations on becoming a published author! What an exciting year you’ve had. I express my creativity with cooking, card making and a few other crafts.

  160. Michele Avatar

    I express my creativity through my cards.

  161. Dee Earnshaw Avatar
    Dee Earnshaw

    My cards re my creativity lolo

  162. Barbara Howell Avatar
    Barbara Howell

    I express my creativity through paper crafts and oil painting. Discovering your blog is perfect timing for me because one of my goals for 2018 is to learn brush lettering,

  163. Linda Steinbaugh Avatar
    Linda Steinbaugh

    I express my creativity with journaling and card making. Thanks!

  164. Shawn Wenrich Avatar
    Shawn Wenrich

    Cardmaking, gifts and Home decor and decorating. It’s great to hear that your creativity has so inspired and brought you success, wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  165. Tammy paul Avatar
    Tammy paul

    I love to stamp the envelopes and sign the back of my cards. Thanks for sharing and happy new years

  166. Darlene Avatar

    I express my creativity through card making, drawing and painting (try to!). Have your book and would eventually like to be good enough to hand write vs stamp my sentiments plus names etc.

  167. Lennie Avatar

    I express my creativity by doing art and taking photos.

  168. Megan Drane Avatar
    Megan Drane

    All things crafty

  169. Kim Faucher Avatar
    Kim Faucher

    I love your products. Just purchased a notebook at Michaels and looking forward to taking a class on lettering with you!

  170. Jen Forster Avatar
    Jen Forster

    Just got my first Lettering book for Christmas from my son. I’m excited to try it and would love to learn more about your products! I love stamping and photography to express myself!

  171. Jennah C Avatar
    Jennah C

    I express my calligraphy through drawings and short stories (although, I’m quite shy about showing people my work) ?

  172. Teresa Godines Avatar
    Teresa Godines

    I love to color and paint flowers. Usually I turn these into cards to share with family. Thanks for sharing

  173. Teresa Doyle Avatar
    Teresa Doyle

    Congratulations Kelly on your newest book, how exciting, I’d love to check it out for sure.
    I express my creativity through my cards and quilting.

  174. SmilynStef Avatar

    I express my creativity by giving hand-made cards, filling my home with original art work, and wearing clothes, shoes and jewelry that express my artsy side.

  175. Lynne Jardine Avatar

    I love to make my own cards, and I also love to get the paint out for some interior decorating!

  176. Lorie Brunner Avatar
    Lorie Brunner

    I’m creative every day. I express it through card making, machine embroidery, and cooking!!

  177. Jillian Vance Avatar
    Jillian Vance

    Congratulations on your book!

    I am a graphic design student, so I express my creativity through that, and also through making cards and mixed media projects.

  178. Larissa Heskett Avatar

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I LOVE to Create Cards!! Stamping, Coloring Die Cutting, Watercoloring ect!! I just LOVE to CREATE!! Here’s to a FABULOUSLY Creative 2018!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!!
    HUGE HUGS!! <3 <3 <3

  179. Victoria Banaszak Avatar

    Mostly I make cards, but I also love watercolor and acrylic painting, jewelry making, sewing. I honestly love to try new things. Congratulations on your book!

  180. Beverly Jordan Avatar

    Happy New Year 2018!!! I love expressing myself in my cardmakng or scrapbooking!! BUt I did purchase a calligraphy set last week from Italy and can’t wait to start that new endeavor and will be using all of your info for that!! Thanks for your generous giveaway!!

  181. Deb Selby Avatar
    Deb Selby

    I express creativity through card and layout design.

  182. Paula Fuller Avatar
    Paula Fuller

    Many years ago I was a self-taught calligrapher and made and sold many personalized prints. I loved it then, but haven’t practiced it for a long time. Today I indulge my creativity with card making and dearly love this industry and how it is shared by so many through the internet. Thank you for being a part of this very generous group of people. Happy New Year, and wishing you continued success in 2018.

  183. Lisa E Avatar
    Lisa E

    I love scrapbooking and learning new crafting ideas. I would love to learn more about the lettering.

  184. Cary Lombardo Avatar
    Cary Lombardo

    I love scrapbooking big events or trips for other people. Get those pictures off your devices!!

  185. Jeanne Beam Avatar
    Jeanne Beam

    I love to create cards and journals. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.

  186. Shelly Avatar

    Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! I express my creativity by working on my new hobby of hand lettering.

  187. Tracy Avatar

    I like to paper craft, cards, and other projects. Happy 2018.

  188. Arati Devi Chhetri Avatar
    Arati Devi Chhetri

    Happy New Year Kelly!I express my creativity by drawing fashion designs, colouring Mandalas and have just started on calligraphy. Hence would love to win as it would improve my calligraphy ?

  189. Nina S Avatar
    Nina S

    I would love to learn brush letting and different calligraphy styles. But for now, I show my creativity by making cards.

  190. Brenda Avatar

    Hi Kelly, I express my creativity thru paper crafting. I want to add knitting to my list this year.

  191. Keiren Dunfee Avatar
    Keiren Dunfee

    I’m a graphic designer by profession and a carmaker/scrapbooker!

  192. Beverly Perdue Avatar
    Beverly Perdue

    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! You are so talented. Thanks for a chance to win an amazing prize package. Hope you have a blessed and happy new year.

  193. Debbie Meyer Avatar
    Debbie Meyer

    I express my creativity with scrapbooking. I’ve scrapbooked for year but during this past year I’ve ventured into card making.

  194. Lisascreativeniche Avatar

    By creating personalized gifts I can share my crafting with others in a special way!

  195. Laura Avatar

    I can’t not be creative!!! I sew, quilt, embroider and now I letter. I have loved learning from you and have your book from Christmas!!

  196. jill dachroeden Avatar
    jill dachroeden

    Congratulations on your stellar year! My goal for 2018 is to make something every day. I’m relatively new to crafting but I’ve always been creative. I love design and decorating.

  197. Kirsty Vittetoe Avatar

    Thanks for sharing! I express my creative thoughts though paper crafting, cards, layout and I also do project life!

  198. Diane Durbin Avatar
    Diane Durbin

    I don’t consider myself very creative, but I do love to make cards. I do have trouble coming up with original ideas so I often depend on somebody else’s creativity.

  199. Jerrilyn Avatar

    I like to make cards, journals, and scrapbook layouts 🙂

  200. Karen Day Avatar
    Karen Day

    Knitting and cardmaking are how I show my creativity… would love to get better at lettering this year, also!

  201. Beverly Sizemore Avatar

    Here’s to a happy and crafty fun 2018!!!! I love to express my creativity through card making which I enjoy immensely! I also
    enjoy trying new recipes and feeding my family with healthy but
    tasty dishes. Happy New Year!!!!

  202. Deborah Avatar

    I express my creativity in many ways but brush lettering, doodles and recently watercolors are my favorite

  203. Stacy V Avatar
    Stacy V

    Happy New Year and big congratulations are in order for your successes of 2017. I can’t wait to see your projects in the coming year. My creative outlet seems to bounce around. I love to learn new things and/or create in new ways. I’ve put scrapbooking on pause for now and am focussed on learning new techniques through card making. I’ve got some other projects on the shelf I’d love to get rolling on, but we shall see 😉

  204. Laurie Avatar

    I love to make cards, scrapbook, sew, and generally craft. I love giving the cards I make.

  205. Carla Stiksma Avatar
    Carla Stiksma

    I mostly express my creativity through card making although I also scrapbook and dabble in other paper crafts. I’ve been wanting to learn calligraphy and brush lettering for a long time and I’m so excited to see your products in Michaels stores!!

  206. Carrie Purkis Avatar
    Carrie Purkis

    I just like to create, whether its with paper, flowers, food, fabric….

  207. Linda C Avatar
    Linda C

    Love to create so am all over the place with projects. Trying to focus on card making right now. Thanks for keeping hand lettering in the spotlight!

  208. Cindy Thick Avatar
    Cindy Thick

    I express my creativity by card making and scrapbooking.

  209. Kim Maxwell Avatar
    Kim Maxwell

    I am still trying to figure out how to express my creativity…i love card making and stamping. I have tried brush lettering a couple times and loved it. So one of my resolutions this year is to improve my brush lettering. Like you, I feel a sense of calm when I do it.

  210. Cecilia Mohney Avatar
    Cecilia Mohney

    I have always wanted to improve my lettering and am looking forward to seeing what I can learn from you! Thanks so much!

  211. Adrianne Z. Avatar
    Adrianne Z.

    I share my creativity through handmade cards, usually not for any specific occasion but “just because. It brings me so much joy to have these little handmade gifts appreciated. Congratulations on all of your success!

  212. Carol K Avatar
    Carol K

    a lot of what I create is for my peace of mind, but I do share with others by creating cards for most holidays and no reason at all …

  213. Karen Ramsey Avatar
    Karen Ramsey

    I love card making and mosaic garden stepping stones. I have also taken several classes on calligraphy and hope to make this the year that I actually master this lovely craft.

  214. Iris Soscia Avatar
    Iris Soscia

    Card making is the way I express my creativity.

  215. Stef Perry Avatar

    Happy New Year and congratulations on your book being published recently! I express my creativity through card making, where I use a variety of mediums. I used to create with calligraphy but is has been a long, long time. I love seeing artists such as yourself and Kristina Werner bring brush art to prominence, it’s certainly something I am thinking of pursuing further some day.

  216. Shilpa Avatar

    I’ve expressed my creativity through writing, as well as calligraphy. The Kelly Creates group has been the most positive experience in my life, especially since it’s been a pretty tough 2017. Calligraphy, watercolors, and learning new techniques is what I love to do.

  217. michelle Avatar

    Card Making, baking and crocheting are my creative outlets and allow me to bring a little colour to others. Happy New Year to you!

  218. Laurie Hunt Avatar
    Laurie Hunt

    I dabble in a little bit of everything! Encaustic, mixed media, paper crafts, polymer clay! Everything,

  219. Lc Lamothe Avatar
    Lc Lamothe

    I’ve so enjoyed seeing your incredible creative journey this year. A huge CONGRATULATIONS on your book and product line! I’m a card maker and love spreading kindness by sending handmade cards. Happy New Year! Cheers to a fabulous 2018!

  220. Margery C Avatar
    Margery C

    There is not enough time in the day to do all the creative things I want to do- card making, calligraphy, watercoloring, felting, etc. I love your new book!

  221. Diane Evans Avatar

    “An hour a day of creative play” is my motto for 2018 — whether it’s making art quilts, card-making, brush lettering, journaling, wreath-making, or water-coloring. I plan to spend time on all of them this year, because life is too short and precious. Thank you, Kelly, for your inspirational contributions to the creative world.

  222. Barbara Campbell Avatar

    Congratulations on being a published author. What a great feather in your cap. I am happiest when creating with paper and I love to make cards to show my art creations. I just started to learn calligraphy and remember watching my father do his sign painting many years ago. Diffinately a craft that I want to learn more.

  223. E Booij Avatar
    E Booij

    All things crafty, love it.

  224. Lontayné Bodnár Anna Avatar
    Lontayné Bodnár Anna

    Creative activity is always part of my life.My parents have lots of artistic skills so I have tried a lot: sewing, decorating gingerbread, working with pearl or whool or with paper.

  225. Annie nigro Avatar
    Annie nigro

    I am planning on learning brush lettering so your videos and practice sheets are a must! Congrats on the book an AC alliance. I’ll be on the lookout for them at Michaels!

  226. Laura Gauthier Turcotte Avatar
    Laura Gauthier Turcotte

    Love this. Love your techniques, your products. I express my creativity through many forms–scrapbooking, card making, art journaling, etc.

  227. Michelle Hackett Avatar
    Michelle Hackett

    Calligraphy is such a beautiful expression of words, and you make it look easy and amazing. I craft cards. That’s what I love. I do it for family, for friends, for soldiers, and in 2018 I’m going to expand to other places and people. Congratulations on your successes, and Happy 2018.

  228. Janet Avatar

    I’ve recently been interested in trying brush lettering, always fun to learn something new!

  229. Marilou Shepard Avatar
    Marilou Shepard

    I show my creativity through crafts, banners and cards. I received a Christmas card with some brush lettering on it and I loved it. Would love to try that too!

  230. Alyse D Avatar
    Alyse D

    thanks for a chance to win- I enjoy all types of crafts enjoy learning new ones too!

  231. Amanda Lanager Avatar
    Amanda Lanager

    I like to express my creativity with greeting cards. I really enjoy making them and seeing the recipients reaction. That brings me such joy.

  232. Jackie S Avatar
    Jackie S

    I love creating with wood.

  233. Lynn Darda Avatar

    Yay! I’ll have to check out your book. I am a scrapbooker and card maker.

  234. Michelle Brown Avatar

    I try to be crafty in every way possible-every party we have I create all the invites, decorations and the cakes! I have created many in my journey as a mother of three girls. I would love to be able to say that I can ‘print’ my own lettering on my cards too! Calligraphy’s a new challenge for me and I have that on my list of New Years Resolutions.

  235. Mimi Santos-Martin Avatar
    Mimi Santos-Martin

    Thanks for this chance of winning. I express my Creativity by card making and quilling. Would love to learn more about calligraphy. I was inspired by your video tutorials. Happy New Year!

  236. Jean k Avatar
    Jean k

    never had much time for creativity while working. Recently retired so now I try to create something on a daily basis. Would like to do more calligraphy. Love the art of lettering.

  237. Natasha Trupp Avatar
    Natasha Trupp

    First of all, congratulations on all your achievements this past year!

    I express my creativity primarily in my card making.

  238. Amanda Avatar

    I express myself through my photography and through my cards. Nothing earth shattering, but the people in my life like it.

  239. Diane Avatar

    I love to make cards and homemade gifts. Your products look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  240. F. Andre Avatar
    F. Andre

    Thank you for offering this wonderful package. I make cards and gifts for those I need to thank for one reason or another. I’m also a Girl Guide leader and often have to be very creative to share ideas with 9-12 year old girls.

  241. Brandi Normandin Avatar
    Brandi Normandin

    Currently I love to color and draw bubble type letters. I am just really getting into calligraphy as an adult. I took it as a elective in High School a while back, but did not have the best teacher so I did not get into it as much as I thought I would. I am definitely subscribing to your YouTube channel and stock up on supplies at Michael’s to get started!

  242. Mags Avatar

    I express myself by cardmaking, lettering, attempts of watercolour and most recently drawing! Oh and I want to learn playing ukulele 🙂

  243. Terri Fain Avatar
    Terri Fain

    I express creativity by crocheting, making cards, scrapbooking and learning new crafts

  244. Sharon Mattingly Avatar
    Sharon Mattingly

    Card making is my creativity outlet! I enjoy it so much.
    Best wishes for the new year!

  245. Leslie L. Avatar

    My current craft is card making with stamping and other techniques. I would love to learn calligraphy and just how to improve my handwriting overall. Congratulations on your new product line. Thanks for the opportunity to win and happy 2018!

  246. Linda Anderson Avatar

    Card making is my favorite expression of creativity. I love the process and the genuine joy the recipient has when they open a card. It says,”someone is thinking of me today”. That is so important in our busy world.

  247. Sharon Shergold Avatar
    Sharon Shergold

    Creativity for me is quilting AND learning both types of calligraphy.. I find both commnties so sharing with help and ideas. Thank you Kelly for your generosity with your time (free class I took online) and your giveaways

  248. Tiffany Johnson Avatar
    Tiffany Johnson

    Congratulations on your most recent publication- WOW!!! I’ve always loved watching your videos of your brush script and now you have an entire line products- wow wow wow! I actually just opened up past lessons from a big picture class I took last year to try and develop this skill. These days, crafting in my planner helps me get those creative juices flowing.

  249. Jingle Avatar

    Hand lettering is one of those things that is still hard for me to do well. I love watching your videos. I use photography to express myself creatively most often.

  250. Jessica Taylor Avatar
    Jessica Taylor

    I’m a visual person and I love to make lists! I’m looking to try new ways to make them more visually appealing and exciting. I think some new lettering techniques are a perfect way to do that. First on my 2018 list is some lettering drills!

  251. Louanne Collins Avatar
    Louanne Collins

    I love creating cards, project life, watercoloring, photography and making handmade goodies for gifts. Hoping to really set aside time every day to create or practice techniques! Happy 2018!

  252. Susan O'Halloran Avatar
    Susan O’Halloran

    I guess I need a lot of creative outlets because I make cards, knit, sew, make sugar art (both highly decorated cookies and cakes), and “paint” with flowers in my garden!

  253. Linda Tupper Avatar
    Linda Tupper

    You just amaze me with your creativity. How I would so love to be able to write like this. I am trying and I know it requires practise. I will keep working on it.

  254. jenny stratton Avatar
    jenny stratton

    I love doing all kinds of crafting. It definitely keeps the creative juices flowing.

  255. cyndi morris Avatar
    cyndi morris

    I express my creativity with my card making. I’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy.

  256. Paulette Still Avatar

    Hi Kelly! My mom taught me to craft when I was 10 and we made many of our gifts for friends and family. Crafting has been a staple in my life from sewing to painting on things or furniture refinishing and now, stamping and die cutting. I enjoy it so much more that the other crafts and I think it’s because it’s on a small scale and you can produce more without limitations and have immediate gratification. I’m a super shopper and I enjoy searching for product too! So much sometimes it gets in the way of crafting, which demands organization! LOL. I gift the things I make for family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and people in the community that serve me, etc. I will check out your videos. Wouldn’t we all love to do our own lettering! Thanks so much.

  257. FD91354 Avatar

    Oh, I follow you on Instagram but didn’t know you had this page too! HOw cool.. Another way to follow you. I love your lettering. I find my art expression through coloring things. I’m learning to read what an artist was telling us in their creation and I try to add that when I color.

  258. Judy Avatar

    Congratulations on your book being published! I express my creativity by making handmade cards, tags and gifts. Thanks for a chance to win!

  259. Chelle Pokorney Avatar
    Chelle Pokorney

    I make cards for each family member for Birthday…mixed media in art journals and scrapbook pictures by year…

  260. Heidi Rees Avatar
    Heidi Rees

    I scrapbook and make cards, according to my daughter, I glue paper together, lol!!!

  261. Kilcha Goos Avatar
    Kilcha Goos

    I have been a card maker for nearly 2 decades, and learned calligraphy from a friend when I was 12. I have always been drawn to elegant printing and fonts, and would like to learn to brush letter (mostly just for addressing cards more beautifully). I just can’t seem to master the “heavy down” stroke and “light upward” strokes, and it’s so frustrating. Perhaps I’ll make it a goal to practice more in 2018!

  262. ratgirl Avatar

    I’m a writer, so I express a lot of my creativity in words, but I also love crafting of nearly all sorts, and I do enjoy writing letters to friends and attempting different types of lettering on the envelopes. I have very distinctive handwriting so it’s particularly fun to do something different when I can. I also like plannering, which you can see on my Instagram page (look for scrappyrat if you have some time to kill. :)) Oh! And my animals! I love taking photos of my pets, others’ pets, and wildlife when I can. I also like to make up songs to sing to my animals. I know, it’s goofy, but it seems to make them happy.

  263. Anne S Avatar

    Happy New Year Kelly! Last year I dove into Art Journaling and with that the frustration of bad handwriting, so I have a notebook in my car and whenever I am waiting for Drs. Appointments, picking up grands from school, etc. I practice. I must say your book sounds encouraging and I am going to check it out. Thanks for your generous give away package!

  264. Tasha Dawson Avatar
    Tasha Dawson

    I really enjoy making 3D paper products as well as cards and baby mobiles.

  265. Maria Alba Negron Avatar
    Maria Alba Negron

    I am making always cards or felt projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

  266. Beth Bo. Avatar
    Beth Bo.

    I express my creativity through cardmaking but I would love to learn hot to do creative lettering, too!

  267. Karen Hale Avatar
    Karen Hale

    I would love to learn the brush lettering techniques. I love creating cards for my family and friends and also express my creativity in scrapbook pages. Happy New Year!

  268. Judy Workman Avatar
    Judy Workman

    This is such an awesome prize package. I am going to up my craft skills in 2018 and working on learning brush lettering is my plan. This is by far my favorite give away.

  269. Lindarub Avatar

    I love to make cards.

  270. Lindsey Ford Avatar

    I try to live a creative life daily. I got into brush lettering because I make homemade sunscreen for my kid. I’ve don’t this since they were infants and I now give out loads to people each summer. I wanted the label to look unique and pretty, so I hand letter each one. It’s pretty cool. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  271. Laurie Black Avatar
    Laurie Black

    I express my creativity in many ways: decorating my home, cooking healthy meals, creating handmade cards for friends and family, scrapbooking memories. I learned calligraphy as a teenager in the 1970’s, I would love to learn brush lettering.

  272. Mary-Anne V Avatar
    Mary-Anne V

    Happy New Year! I love lettering but need to learn…this prize seems just the way to start. I like to create cards to bring smiles and comfort to people.

  273. Annalisa Avatar

    I express my creativity any way I can, because I find it really helps my depression and anxiety. I’ve found cardmaking and hand lettering this past year, but I also do origami and play the piano and sing. So…whatever way I’m feeling at the moment.
    Thanks for your generosity and participating in this bloghop!

  274. Stacey Kowbel Avatar
    Stacey Kowbel

    Fantastic prize! Brush lettering is something that I would love to learn! I express my creativity through paper crafting, cross stitching, and knitting.

  275. Kathy McCluskey Avatar
    Kathy McCluskey

    I have 2 craft goals for 2018: try some new background techniques I learned watching YOUTUBE videos and reorganizing some of my crafty supplies using tips I learned from Jennifer McGuire’s end of the year video on Organization!!

  276. Cheryl Garrett Avatar
    Cheryl Garrett

    I express my creativeness through card-marking, traditional scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking.

  277. Brandy Duncan Avatar
    Brandy Duncan

    Happy New Year. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. I express my creativity with cardmaking. I really enjoy this method because I get to share my creations with others.

  278. Jessica Kerr Avatar
    Jessica Kerr

    I’m mainly a card maker, that’s how I express my creativity for the most part. And I love seeing all of your creativity for inspiration and technique learning.

  279. Elizabeth Motyka Avatar
    Elizabeth Motyka

    Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway chance. I love to create cards scrapbooks and dance

  280. Cynthia Johnson Avatar

    I love making cards, especially Christmas cards. I also love to make desserts! I love calligraphy and I would like to practice and get good at it. I love your work and congrats to you for doing so well with something you love.

  281. christi Avatar

    I express my creativity by improving and altering what I see around me.

  282. FeM Avatar

    I enjoy making cards and probably put way too much thought when creating. But I like to make the card reflect the person I’m making it for.

  283. Kathy Ferguson Avatar
    Kathy Ferguson

    I am a card maker and scrapbook maker. I love capturing memories through scrapbooking. I would love to learn the art of brush lettering.

  284. Rosali Avatar

    I am a stamper and cardmaker but I would LOVE to get into lettering! My handwriting is rubbish and I would love to address envelopes as beautiful as others do!

  285. Arianna Barbara Avatar
    Arianna Barbara

    Thanks for the opportunity to win and a Happy New Year to everyone!!! Wow! Your was a great year! I wish another amazing one!!! I express my creativity making cards and little DIY projects!

  286. Dr Sonia S V Avatar

    WOW so generous. I express my creativity by trying out different styles of papercrafts

  287. Nandini Karmarkar Avatar

    I love your work. I love making cards to express my creativity.

  288. Benthe Nygaard Avatar

    I express my creativity through card making and recently I returned to ribbon embroidery (made a box to give as a New Year gift).

  289. Taasha Blevins Avatar
    Taasha Blevins

    I typically made cards, but I also do vinyl projects, embroidery and I have started to learn brush lettering. I am so glad to find your blog via this hop. I can’t wait to see you line for American Crafts at Michaels. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous prize.

  290. Helen Gullett Avatar

    I express my creativity through Bible journaling, cardmaking, pocket letters and other DIY crafts with my children and friends. My friend and I love to get together and do something crafty once every other month 🙂
    Thank you so much for a chance to win these prize. They totally will help me to learn more about handlettering. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  291. SarahC Avatar

    My creativity comes through card making doing MITIs, counted cross stitch and baking. Your site is interesting and I’ve looked more at lettering since it’s just beautiful.

  292. Moira Michaud Avatar
    Moira Michaud

    I express creativity by trying to incorporate hand lettering into every card I make and every scrapbook layout. I just love everything that is crafty. I would love to craft all day long, every day! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in 2017. Wishing you the very best for 2018.

  293. Karen S Avatar
    Karen S

    I express my creativity in card making and art journal.

  294. Krystal S Avatar
    Krystal S

    What a great prize! I express creativity by how I dress, decorate my house and make cards and scrapbooking. I realized after typing that all up, I do it in more ways than I realized.

  295. craftygal1 Avatar

    I express my creativity with all you can do with card making. I especially like to play with watercolors.

  296. Mandi Holmes Avatar

    Congrats on those milestones. I get creative by scrapbooking, card making, sewing and even cooking. I want to learn the brush lettering.

  297. Stephanie Savidge Avatar

    I love making cards and other craft projects! Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve always wanted to learn how to do calligraphy.

  298. Nives Avatar

    I am very creative and I like every type of art. I express myself through drawings, paintings, coloring, writing and hand lettering (which I found interesting because of you and thank you for that), music, photography, digital art, crafts, wall murals, flower arrangements, even through school (actually college now) projects and so on. I just wish that I had more time for all those activities.

  299. beverly hodges Avatar
    beverly hodges

    taking all the classes I can…I love to learn and experience new things and new instructors.

  300. Nan Mack Avatar
    Nan Mack

    I craft cards mostly. And I cook, knit, bake. Hoping to get more into art journaling this year. Thanks for sharing your talents. Happy New Year!

  301. Kendra Avatar

    I make cards and take photos. I’d love to try brush lettering!

  302. BeverlyBL Avatar

    For the moment, card making is how I express my creativity. I have done Calligraphy and Zentangle, but am out of practice on both. Congratulations on getting your book published. That is a wonderful achievement.

  303. liz mca Avatar
    liz mca

    my favorite creative outlet is helping other people create something wonderful. I love to have my teen daughters friends over to make cards. So much fun!

  304. Kathleen Swafford Avatar
    Kathleen Swafford

    Can’t wait to get started with my crafty self in 2018! Love your work and thanks for the chance to win.

  305. Rachel Vass Avatar
    Rachel Vass

    Your lettering is beautiful, looking forward to seeing what you create in 2018. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway. I love to Doodle using the Procreate app and make cards.
    Rachel Vass

  306. Ellen Avatar

    Cool Markers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  307. Angela B Avatar

    I express my creativity by creating cards and handmade backgrounds. I love creating backgrounds with paint and ink! Thanks for offering such a fun prize!

  308. Pam Dunbar Avatar
    Pam Dunbar

    I enjoy scrap booking and card making to express my creativity. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  309. Beverly North Avatar
    Beverly North

    I love scrapbooking, card making and journaling. You gift would be lovely!

  310. Shannon Avatar

    Paper crafting is how I express my creativity! thanks for a chance to win!

  311. D.Ann C Avatar

    What fun prizes for this fab event! As my blog says, I craft where the whim takes me. Mostly in papercraft and cards, but also in mixed media, jewelry and more. My calligraphy never was great… probably for lack of practice. I could use a jump start on that, for sure!

  312. Gina Avatar

    Happy New Year! I express creativity through photography and papercrafting. I have always wanted to learn brush lettering so I would be thrilled to win your generous prize! Thanks for being part of this amazing blog hop!

  313. Mary Reeves Avatar
    Mary Reeves

    I love creating my cards.

  314. Janet Sisk Avatar
    Janet Sisk

    My passion is making cards. I love the whole process of designing and creating a card. I use stamps and dies to make most of my cards. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win a fabulous prize. Congrats on your 2017 successes! 😀

  315. Tami Jackson Avatar
    Tami Jackson

    I use Brush Lettering in my mixed media projects, scrapbooking and hopefully will in my card making soon!! I’m a newby and I want to learn all I can through your wonderful classes and workbooks!! Thanks for the opportunity:)

  316. Lisa Norstrom Avatar
    Lisa Norstrom

    I express my creativity through card making – I also work full time as a cake decorator – I love all things creative because creating makes me happy. I would love to learn how to do creative lettering – I know it’s in me, I just need some advice to let it out.

  317. Magan Lapp Avatar
    Magan Lapp

    I love love love to scrapbook and hope to do a lot of it this year! I’ve recently been trying to incorporate some brush lettering into my titles.

  318. Lynda Avatar

    I love to create…pretty much anything and everything…I feel it is a great way to express myself… love to garden as well and find it is another great way to express myself…Happy New Year!

  319. Angela Walters Avatar
    Angela Walters

    Congratulations on all the amazing things that happened for you in 2017! I hope your success continues and wish you an even better 2018! I get to express creativity when I stamp and make cards. I also get to express it on my blog. I also find that I really enjoy cooking and baking which can be creative endeavors!

  320. Cheryl H Avatar
    Cheryl H

    Your lettering is amazing! I’ve added your book to my wish list! I’ve found I like to make colorful background images.

  321. Karen Letchworth Avatar
    Karen Letchworth

    Each person who enjoys art expresses themselves differently, uniquely and beautifully. I do so through card-making and sending. Thanks for this amazing event.
    Karen Letchworth

  322. Ash Hunter Avatar
    Ash Hunter

    Hi Kelly. I find you work so incredible and inspiring. I express my creativity through candle making and knitting. Due to my age (22) I cop some flack for being into knitting, but they promptly stop when I give them a warm beanie or scarf at the start of winter so they can rug up. Living in rural Australia, I have only come by your book in one store so I am saving every spare cent in my budget to purchase your book and anything else of yours I can find. Good luck with everything in 2018!!

  323. Christa Marie Avatar
    Christa Marie

    My favorite creative outlet is painting!! This year I will be working on my watercolor skills exclusively!!

  324. Susan T Avatar
    Susan T

    It depends on the day but right now it is in paper. Working on perfecting my lettering and watercolor techniques. This prize would be right up my alley. Congrats on your accomplishments. Cannot wait to check out your book.

  325. Debbie Barba Avatar
    Debbie Barba

    Congrats on your successes in 2017! Excited to see what 2018 brings. I am a card maker hoping to improve my brush lettering skills so I will be looking for your books! Happy New Year!

  326. Caren B Avatar

    I’m not the most creative person, but I love making cards. Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!

  327. michelle allison Avatar

    I express my creativity by making cards for family and friends, and brush lettering would be an awesome way to add sentiments to my cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  328. jean marmo Avatar

    I love creating everything from cards, to scrapbook pages to new projects with and for my 9 month old granddaughter! Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity!

  329. Lynn Avatar

    I’m very excited to try some brush lettering. I’ve done traditional calligraphy but never with a brush. Thanks for sharing all of your tutorials.

  330. Kate B Avatar
    Kate B

    My creativity comes in the form of papercrafting – cards, invitations, crafts, goodies for my kids’ classes, etc. However, I absolutely love hand lettering and wish I had a fraction of your talent! Congrats on the achievements of the last year & I hope that 2018 is just as successful & happy!

  331. Riki Avatar

    I love to have all my mobility aids and medical equipment match my personality as much as possible, so that my creativity is one of the first things people notice about me!

  332. Chelsey Cline Avatar

    I express my creativity through my slime shop, watercolor, and I recently took a sculpture class and absolutely loved it!

  333. Haejin Kang Avatar
    Haejin Kang

    I express my creativity through crafting – painting, card-making, hand-made gifts, hand-lettering. I love to art! 🙂

  334. Chloe C. Avatar

    I express my creativity in a lot of things and places! I like making/personalizing cards, drawing signs for parties(doing calligraphy on chalkboards is my all time favorite), doing calligraphy in my notebooks and journals, DIY’s, and sharing some of this creativity in/through my blog! I am a big fan of your blog and work too, Kelly?

  335. Blunix Avatar

    I express my creativity through Card making and Scrapbooking and now I’m trying to improve my brush lettering skills.

  336. Jen Shears Avatar
    Jen Shears

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the chance at an amazing prize! I mainly use card making to get my creative time in!

  337. Wendy Avatar

    I am always creating things… working with flowers I love….. and making things with concrete and now learning to do the lettering…… 2018 will hopefully for me be a very very creative year!

  338. Terry B. Avatar
    Terry B.

    Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize package. Congratulations on your accomplishments in 2017. I have several ways I express my creativity, sometimes with cardmaking and sometimes through crotchet, sewing, or other forms of needlework.

  339. Lagene Avatar

    Thanks for your generous participation in this Season of Giving Event! I would love to win Art Brush Lettering. I mainly express creativity through card making.

  340. Dana Norri Avatar
    Dana Norri

    I express my creativity in so many ways. Cooking, baking, sewing, embroidery, painting, art and cardmaking are a few of the things I do. Making cards is my favorite. I’m just learning calligraphy so that will be added to the list. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  341. Robin Phelps Avatar

    I express my creativity through card making and baking.

  342. Nancy Davis Avatar
    Nancy Davis

    I express my creativity through coloring and journaling. Thank you for this opportunity. Love your blog!

  343. Lorrie Turner Avatar
    Lorrie Turner

    I express my creativity with card making. I like to start with one design and then make changes to achieve different looks.

  344. Peggy mccullar Avatar
    Peggy mccullar

    Learning Hand lettering is in my New Years resolution this year! I’m so envious of those it comes natural to!

  345. Rennie Dotson Avatar
    Rennie Dotson

    Adult coloring books are my creative outlet. I’m not a very crafty person.

  346. Susan King Avatar
    Susan King

    I express myself through paper crafting – making cards and cooking. I like to use the girts that God gave me to give to others! I have never taken a hand lettering class or purchased a book and it would be fun. As an older crafter we had to have good penmanship in high school and it was one class that I loved!

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