Welcome to Finding Time To Create! I’m Kelly Wayment, and I love to make crafty things and share that joy with you. Paper crafts of all kinds are my favorite, but you’ll find me working with all kinds of mediums, especially when I can use my Silhouette CAMEO or Curio to help create projects.
The purpose of my little slice of the internet is to share inspiration and instruction with you. I want you to come and be inspired, instructed, and…well, sometimes awed.
As a mother of four school-age children, with a part-time job in an accounting firm, often with demanding church responsibilities, my blog has always been aptly named. As much as I would love to forget all other responsibilities and just make pretty things, it is always a challenge to Find Time To Create.
I try to publish posts at least once or twice a week, although that fluctuates. You can subscribe to my blog so you never miss a post. The best way to contact me is through my Contact Page. I also answer all questions asked in the comments section of my blog posts.
I’ve served on two design teams in recent years, along with various guest posts for other blogs. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Silhouette America on the design team from 2013 to the present. I’ve tried a wide assortment of their currently-available products and have owned seven Silhouette machines since 2008. My current go-to machines are the Silhouette CAMEO 3 (released in August 2016), along with the Silhouette Curio and the Silhouette Mint.
I also served on the Heartland Paper design team, a local scrapbook store in Bountiful, Utah, for two years. I embraced the challenge of pushing my creativity while meeting deadlines and discovering I had a talent worth sharing.
Spending two years as a Silhouette Plus group forum moderator greatly increased my Silhouette skills as I experimented and came up with solutions to help Silhouette users with their machines. This experience helped me fine tune my tutorial skills and to understand the most common (and complex) questions Silhouette users have.
You may also notice a lot of my comments on the Silhouette Blog as they’ve asked me to help out a little there with readers’ comments and questions.
My newest opportunity for instruction is in the form of a brand new class with Craftsy.com called “Get Started with Silhouette.” It launches very soon and I’m so excited! I developed it as a basic class for Silhouette newbies, so you can get exposed to Silhouette Studio 4.0, the Silhouette CAMEO 3, and how to work with a range of common materials, all wrapped into one nice little package!
Since 2015 I’ve had the privilege to teach Silhouette lessons at the All Things Silhouette Conferences, alongside other talented and knowledgeable instructors. I’m so happy to be sharing my knowledge of the Silhouette Studio software and Curio machine with others!
I also spent a year teaching Silhouette lessons as a Silhouette instructor at Heartland Paper. I taught all the basics of Silhouette Studio, along with hands-on use of the various Silhouette models. This was a six-hour course, broken into three sessions, where students brought their machines and laptops and had many “ah-ha” moments as we used the software and machines together. I am providing similar lessons on this website to Silhouette owners so they can use and love their machines as much as I do.
In addition to the basic Silhouette classes at Heartland, I also taught specialized classes for certain techniques and materials, like sketch pens, vinyl, glass etching, Silhouette Studio modify tools, and more.
Finally, I have taught a few online classes in webinar format. I was able to answer live questions from Silhouette users across the globe, all of us in the comfort of our own homes. As the opportunity arises, I will host more of these live webinar sessions for answering questions not already addressed in my tutorials and video lessons.
Guest designer and project spotlights:
Silhouette America: Design Team Posts 2013 – current
Carina Gardner: Guest post using her Halloween Village 10/15/2016
Adornit: Guest Designer 10/6/2014 and 10/7/2014 and 10/8/2014
Imaginisce: Guest Designer 8/8/2014 and 8/5/2014
Heartland Paper Co.: Design Team 2011-2013
Scrapbook Steals: Blog Hop 11/2/2012
Magazine: CardMaker Magazine, Winter 2013 issue
Tip Junkie: Disney Princess Paper Dolls
DIY Draw: Halloween Mobile
I hope you stick around for a while, and come back often. Don’t forget to subscribe to my posts so you never miss a thing!