A warm Hello from Canada and welcome to my website! My name is Kelly Klapstein, and this is my creative playground where I share my art, calligraphy and brush lettering…and often they mingle together. Over the past year, I have developed a series of practice worksheets to help people learn brush lettering. No matter where you live in the world, you are able to download and print my tracing guides and begin to learn this beautiful art form.
I have also partnered with American Crafts to develop an educational line of hand lettering and calligraphy products…pens, workbooks, practice pads, stamps, journals, and more! When I’m not traveling and teaching lettering workshops, I spend my free time with my family of 3 children, who are attending university. My wonderful husband is a financial genius who looks after my back shop and helps me run my business. Our furry baby Finn, who is a 4 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, has established himself as the ruling member of the family, and we love him to pieces.
I also write, design and teach for Creative Scrapbooker magazine and for the past 7 years have worked with the best team I could ever imagine. I feel very blessed to follow my heart and passions in the creative industry and enjoy sharing my love of lettering, art and crafting with the world.
This is what my resume looks like….
I have a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), majoring in English. Currently, I am a freelance writer and Education Consultant.
I have two passions in the creative industry: teaching and writing.
Instructor at Scrap-A-Lot (store located in Edmonton, AB)
Instructor at The Urban Scrapbook (store located in Edmonton, AB)
Published in Somerset Memories (“Fragments” in my Gallery here)
Designed the cover layout for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine (Fall Issue)
Winner of BoBunny Sketch Challenge (“2 Cool” in my Gallery here)
December 2011-December 2012
Guest Designer for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine
Guest Designer for Scraputante (online store)
Featured Instructor at Scrapbook Your Heart Retreat
Featured Instructor at The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival
Class sponsored by Graphic 45
Instructor at Springdale, NL crop
Contributing Writer and Designer for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine
Social Media Correspondent for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine
Guest Designer for ScrapThat! Kit Club
Guest Designer for Inkido
Guest Designer for 13 Arts
May 2013-August 2013
Video Educator for ScrapThat! kit club
Design Team member for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Instructor at ScrapFest (Oshawa, ON)
Guest Designer for Simple Stories
Instructor at ScrapFest (Kitchener, ON)
Instructor at Creative Events Scrapbooking (St. Albert, AB)
September 2012 – present
Instructor at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals Edmonton & Calgary
August 2014 – April 2016
Bazzill Basics Paper Creative Team Member
November 2015 and November 2016
Instructor at Scrap Chicks Event Winnipeg, Manitoba
January 2016 – present
Tombow USA Senior Brand Ambassador
October 5, 2016
Watercolor Lettering Workshop: Pinners Conference, Phoenix Arizona
April 19 – 24, 2017
Lettering Workshops: Sharjah Children’s Reading Fesitval, Sharjah (Dubai) UAE
May 8 – 9, 2017
Lettering Workshops: 3rd Annual Designo Latente, Cancun, Mexico
June 3 -4, 2017
Hand Lettering & Calligraphy workshop in Donna Downey’s Studio, North Carolina, USA