Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Guest Spotlight with KellyJean Gettelfinger

Hi Verve fans!  Welcome back to Day 3 of our October Guest Diva Spotlights!  If you're just popping in, you can click here for Lori's guest creations and Rosemary's guest creations. And today I'm excited to spotlight another fabulous stamper and share another chance to win some Verve!

Today's featured designer is KellyJean Gettelfinger. She's a fabulous stamper with a beautiful soul and has a passion for life that comes out in every communication and creation she shares. I'm so excited to have her as a guest for this release!

Prize Alert: Hop on over to KellyJean's blog, Always Stampin', to check out her fabulous first looks at the new sets and give her a little shout out in the comment section for a chance to win a $30 gift voucher to Verve!

KellyJean Gettelfinger blogs at Always Stampin'.  Image Credits: {Card 1}, {Card 2} 

Read on for KellyJean's answers to our interview questions as well as a peek at the cards she's sharing today.

My name is KellyJean Gettelfinger I am a WAHM (Work At Home Mom, pronounced "WAM!" hehehe) of two kiddos. My daughter is in her first year of college at SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. And my son is a junior in HS, about to drive all on his own... yikes! My sweet hubby and I have been married for nearly twenty five years. I have taught theology for thirteen years to home schooled students of grades four, five, and six. I am currently taking a break from teaching. For five years now I have been the director of a memory album program for my local Hospice. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator of 17 years who enjoys sharing my love of paper arts with as many like minded companies as possible.

When  did you get hooked on stamping?
I became hooked on stamping 17 years ago.

How often do you stamp?
I stamp every day. It's my job. But it is also my creative outlet. If I didn't stamp for a career, I'd still stamp for enjoyment.

What style are you most drawn to creating?
I've been told I am a "simple stamper." I like clean and simple because I try my very best to actually SEND the cards I make and GIVE the gifts I make. I'm just like anyone else... time eludes me. By keeping my creations "simply sensational," I can make more than just one incredibly amazing project. Sill, I enjoy all styles of paper arts. So I take every opportunity possible to push my creative knowledge and press my skill limits in paper arts.

What do you love most about paper crafting?
What I love most about paper crafting is the encouragement it brings to both the paper artist as well as the recipient receiving the artist's gift whether it be a greeting card or anything else. This art literally makes a person feel so very special and all it takes is a little bit of ink and paper with a fun set of images. Just recently, I worked a 72 hour retreat where I was responsible for six out of sixty women. The weather report said rain so I decided to give each of my gals an umbrella with a hand stamped tag attached to it. You would have thought I spent a million bucks on those umbrellas and it was all because of the TAGS. The tags meant more to the gals than the umbrellas and my heart soared knowing how special each of the gals felt.

What technique or product is currently making your paper crafting heart go pitter patter?
Right now, I am in love with Bible Journaling. I teach a Bible Journaling 101 to help people understand the foundation of this incredible Bible study tool. Then once a month we meet for Creative Bible Time where we experiment with different art techniques in our Bibles. Stamping is one of my absolute favorite things to do in my Bible because it's quick and easy and beautiful.

A big thank you to KellyJean for her fabulous spotlights!!!  Be sure to head on over to her blog and give her a shout-out for a chance to win. And stay tuned this Friday for more from KellyJean during our Release in Review Blog Hop!