Monday, December 12, 2011

This blog is moving......

It's been a REALLY long time since I've updated this blog.  All sorts of things have given me push to move on from this space to another that will suit "me" a little better.

I invite you to join me over at for the latest and greatest ramblings from Kelli.  I'll keep this site active for the projects but will not be updating it any longer.

See you on the flip side!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I've been a bad blogger!!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks.  I spent LOTS of time preparing for a craft show.  I've been making LOTS of cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and thank you's.  I've been working on some of my fabulous gift classes, coaster class, and extreme Christmas cards.  Mix that with my regular daily life and you've got one tired stamper...and a very empty blog!  Lucky for me, things slow down this week so I'll be able to share some fun stuff with you!

One of the cool projects I've been working on is a set of magnetic stones.  These are the stones you get in the flower decorating section of the craft store.  They're about 1-1/4" round with a flat back.  To create this great gift, I pulled out my 1" circle punch and my Play Date Designer Series Paper and started punching.  The numbers on the DSP are just the perfect size to create a set of 0-9 stones with two little flower add ons.   Add a magnet button to the back of each one and you've got a super fun and easy set of magnets that you can give as a gift or keep for your own fridge!  This project will be featured in an upcoming class.  Which one??  Stay tuned!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Korner Challenge - Polished Stone

Inspiration comes from a variety of places.  So often, my inspiration comes from YOU!!  During a Hostess Club swap this past Wednesday, one of my incredibly talented downline created this gorgeous Halloween card using the Polished Stone Technique.  Tell  me that's not just killer??  Patty inspires me with so many different ideas with her swap cards and this one is no different.  As soon as I saw it, I knew today's challenge was going to be Polished Stone!

Polished Stone is a technique created using glossy card stock, a cotton ball, rubbing alcohol and reinkers.  The link above will take you to a wonderful tutorial in Split Coast Stampers if you're new to this particular technique.  For my card, I'm still working on fall colors.  the leaves in my yard are starting to turn and pretty soon, I'll have enough of them on the ground to fill a couple dozen lawn bags.  While I'm not a big fan of raking, I love the blanket of color it gives.

Now it's your turn!  Grab some glossy paper and your favorite reinkers and make try this fun technique.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Kelli's Card Recipe
Stamp Set - Upsy Daisy
Card Stock - More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink - Versamark Pad, Daffodil Delight Classic Reinker, More Mustard Classic Reinker, Cajun Craze Classic Reinker
Accessories - 5/8" Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Black Stampin Emboss Powder, Cotton Balls, Rubbing Alcohol, Heat Tool

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stone Coaster Gift Class

Thursday, October 21
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Cost - $20

Nothing says you care more than a handmade gift! From October through December, Technique Thursday is now Gift Giving Thursday! Each class will give you easily duplicable gifts that you can give to the special people in your life during this upcoming holiday season...or for any reason!

In October, we will be making Stone Coasters. These coasters were a huge hit in Kelli’s Korner last year and they’re sure to be even better this year! You will have multiple designs to choose from including holiday and everyday. Use a full range of Stampin’ Up! colors to create two sets of 4 coasters that the recipients will love! You will make a gift box and matching gift tag for each set of coasters and use our 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon to tie a beautiful bow, making these coasters ready give!

For your class fee, you will receive all of the materials you’ll need to make two sets of 4 stone coasters, 5 yards of 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, materials to make two gift boxes plus a template to recreate the boxes with full directions on how to make your own Stone Coasters at home. You can make an extra gift set of coasters for just $7.50 if you order in advance.

RSVP for this class no later than October 13. This is an open class start time. You may come anytime after 6:30pm to start your tiles. Please allow 20 minutes per set of 4 tiles as curing time. Weather permitting, I will spray the tile with a coat of sealant to give them more waterproof durability.

As a class special, all class participants can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! Craft Ink Spots at 20% off the regular retail price! All orders must be placed and paid for the night of the class.

Prepayment is required for this class. Visit the Special Class Registration page on my blog or contact me via email to send a check

Friday, September 24, 2010

Korner Challenge - Emboss Resisting

Happy Friday!!  Thank goodness, right?  It's been a really busy week in Kelli's Korner. We're having a yard sale at our house on Saturday.  I've dedicated my day and night today to getting ready for the sale.  It's a lot of work but I'm really hoping it will be well worth it.  I'm really looking forward to decluttering my life :)

Today's Korner Challenge is a technique called Emboss Resisting.  I think Emboss Resist is cool because it gets out your Craft inks (or Versamark), lets you get your fingers inky, and makes a beautiful card!  There is a great tutorial on Split Coast Stampers that you can visit for step by step instructions.  The one thing I did differently from the tutorial is that I used More Mustard Craft  ink instead of Versamark because I wanted more color in my design.

This card was another that we made for Korner Kards on Monday.  Since summer is officially over, I was really feeling some fall inspiration.  I love this color combination for fall.  I can't wait until the leaves start to change and really show such these wonderful pictures in nature.  So let's see what you can do with your Emboss Resisting.  Grab some embossing powder and get creative!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets - Upsy Daisy
Card Stock - More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink - Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink, Cajun Craze Classic Ink, More Mustard Craft Ink
Accessories - Clear Stampin Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, SNAIL Adhesive

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fast & Fabulous

Last week I was lucky enough to share some fabulous cards by some of my fabulous customers and downline members that they've made by following the Korner Challenge.  Inspiration breeds inspiration!!  One of my Kathy's made a card similar to this one.  I took her card, changed around the colors, and presented this beauty as part of Monday night's Korner Kards class!

The background Designer Series Paper is from the Play Date package.  The pattern is subtle but elegant and honestly, I wouldn't have thought to look in that bright and bold package for a softer background.  So my tip for the day...don't forget to use the "back" of your Designer Series Papers!

Card Recipe
Stamps - Fast & Fabulous Hostess Level 2
Card Stock - So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper - Play Date
Stampin Up Classic Ink - So Saffron, Early Espresso
Accessories - Gold Brads, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals

Friday, September 17, 2010

Korner Challenge - Very Cherry Delight

Welcome to the September 17 edition of Kelli's Korner Challenge!  Last week, I had a lot of great participation in my first color challenge.  A lot of you said you definitely prefer sketch challenges because a color challenge is just too hard.  Well, I think that means you need some more practice playing with color!! May be four colors was a little much for your first color challenge.  Sometimes I just get a little excited about these kinds of things :-)  For this week, I'm hoping the color challenge will inspire you without making you crazy...tee hee hee!
Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight anf Very Vanilla is your challenge for today.  I chose to steer away from a card today in preparation for some of my holiday gift classes.  Everybody can use a little gift bag now and again.  This bag, inspired by a project I made at a shoe box swap from my upline, is made with the Big Shot Box #2 die as the base then covered with Love Notes Designer Series Paper.  The little pocket in front holds another little gift, a special book mark adorned with a paper flower. 

Now go forth and conquer today's color challenge!  I can't wait to see what you've made!!

Project Recipe
Stamp Set - Smarty Pants
Classic Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper - Love Notes, Brights Patterns Designer Paper Stack
Accessories - Big Shot, Box #2 Bigz XL Die, Two Tags Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Corner Rounder, Regals Designer Buttons, SNAIL adhesive, Sticky Strip, Linen Thread, 3/8" Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding