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About Kelly Klapstein

Kelly KlapsteinKelly Klapstein lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the northernmost capital city in North America! Although she complains about the long, cold winters, she enjoys working on craft projects and scrapbooking in her cozy studio.
Kelly feels blessed to be the daughter of a scrapbooker. “Ever since I was a child, my mother encouraged me to save keepsakes and photos in albums, and this sentimentality has grown into my love of scrapbooking today. Keeping it real and journaling about heartfelt issues are important to me, and I would like my scrapbooks to let future generations peek inside my life journey. Often my layouts tell stories about my family history, since so many heritage photographs have been handed down to me.” Her three teenagers are the subject of numerous scrapbook pages. She and husband Elmar, stay hopping with their three teenaged kids’ busy social lives and sports!
Kelly describes her crafting style as eclectic. “I love to design with a variety of themes, from vintage to cute to graphic, with some mixed media thrown in! Finding inspiration from nature, colours and my photos, I enjoy developing creative techniques and organic design elements that are original and intriguing.” She loves to spend time exploring crafting in artistic mediums, playing with paper and imagining unique designs.
She currently writes regular feature articles and designs for a scrapbooking magazine. Along with writing, Kelly is passionate about teaching. A former high school English teacher, she is happiest in a classroom, crafting together and having a few laughs. “I always enjoy teaching in my local scrapbook stores as well as larger scrapbooking events. Not only do I share my ideas on my blog and in the classroom, I also make video tutorials. ‘Paper and paste are good for the soul’" is her crafting motto! Be sure to visit Kelly Creates, Kelly's blog.

Spring Mixed Media Canvas with 3D Foam Shapes

Happy Spring everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here, and I’m excited to share a different kind of project than I usually make.  Here is a mixed media canvas I designed using lots of pretty 3D Foam Designer Shapes.   Here are … Continue reading

Lucky Shamrock Card Tutorial

Hello everyone…or should I say “Top O’ the Mornin” to you?  St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and I’m seeing green! I created this dimensional Lucky card with lots of Foam Products. After I cut out my shamrock shape with … Continue reading

A Vintage Valentine Card Tutorial

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Ahhhh….the day of love! Have you been making any Valentines?  I created a few, and here is one that is a more elegant, vintage design. I heat embossed a 3D Foam Heart with gold embossing powder … Continue reading

Fancy Pants Designs Day 5 – True Friend Valentine Card

Welcome to the Fancy Pants Designs Feature Week! Make sure you visit every day this week to see the designers use Fancy Pants Designs product along with Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L®.  At the end of the week we will be … Continue reading

A Spring Scrapbook Layout Featuring Adhesive Sheets

Hello Everyone!  I know it’s a little early to post a spring layout, but a break from my snowy winter is a good thing.  Plus, I designed a few projects for display at the Craft & Hobby tradeshow in Anaheim … Continue reading

3D Designer Foam Shapes with Pocket Scrapbooking

Hello Everyone!  It’s Kelly here to share my last project for 2014! If you do any pocket scrapbooking or Project Life, then you should know that all the 3D Foam Shapes are perfect as embellishments for these types of pages. … Continue reading

3D Foam Christmas Tags

Hello Everyone…and Merry Christmas…less than two weeks away!  It’s Kelly here today to share some fun tags you can make using a package of 3D Foam Christmas Shapes and Crafty Power Tape. There are so many cute Christmas shapes in … Continue reading

A Snowflake Christmas Card

Hello Everyone!  It’s Kelly here today to share a Christmas card design using the 3D Foam Snowflakes.  I don’t know about your winter weather, but where I live, we just got through a 3-day blizzard!  So it’s only fitting that … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Place Card

Hello Everyone!  It’s Kelly here today to share with you a place card design I made for my Thanksgiving table settings. Although we already celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada in mid-October, I saved this project idea because I know that my … Continue reading

A Halloween Web of Glitter

Happy Halloween everyone!  It’s Kelly here today to share a fun, simple technique to create your own spider web.  I love doing Halloween layouts and thought it was time to put together an album for all of my Halloween pages.  … Continue reading