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 instruction and inspiration 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 creating content for Silhouette America’s YouTube channel and blog, often with demanding church responsibilities, my blog has always been aptly named. It is always a challenge to Find Time To Create.
I’m a crafter-turned-Silhouette expert as I learn for myself and then share it with you. 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.
Content Creator for Silhouette America
In the summer of 2017 I quit my part-time job as an accountant to start creating YouTube videos for Silhouette America’s YouTube channel at their request. Most of my 65+ videos to date are focused on the newest version of Silhouette Studio version 4.1, in an effort to replace the now-outdated tutorials for previous versions of the software. (This job has kept me really busy, so unfortunately it will take a while for me to update any detailed blog posts with Silhouette Studio software written prior to May 2017.)
You’ll also find me writing posts on Silhouette America’s blog and answering reader comments there, too. I’ve been using Silhouette machines and software for a looong time, so we’re pretty tight! 😉
One of my newest opportunities for Silhouette instruction is in the form of a class with Craftsy.com called Get Started with Silhouette. It launched July 2017 and I’m so excited to share it with you! I developed it as a basic class for Silhouette newbies, so you can get exposed to Silhouette Studio v4, the Silhouette CAMEO 3, and how to work with a range of common materials, all wrapped into one nice little package!
Since 2016 I’ve had the privilege to teach Silhouette classes 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 various Silhouette cutting machines with others!
I’ve also taught live Silhouette classes at local scrapbook stores in a classroom setting, along with a few online webinar classes.
I’ve served on two official design teams, 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, along with Silhouette Curio™ and the Silhouette Mint®. I pull out the Silhouette Portrait now and again, too.
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 there with readers’ comments and questions.
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!