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.
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 http://www.crafteebee.blogspot.com 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!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Neat & Tangled
Winnie & Walter
CAS-ual Friday Stamps
My Sweet Petunia
Paper House Productions
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
A Jillian Vance Design
Kelly Creates YOU ARE HERE
Yvonne Van De Grijp