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kelly purkey
new york, new york
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Yep, already on order!
Yesterday was Massive Shop Update Day with two new kits, new stamp sets, the Clearly Kelly summer products, and the ombre ink pads all going into my shop. I'm so excited about everything that's happening now and the products that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kelly Purkey
Hey there, C! I definitely think that you have valid points, but in my experience the pros far + away outweigh the cons. I'm for sure not one who plans to ever cook big meals or possibly even one single meal when traveling, but having the kitchen is always on the pro list to me. In Paris we kept fresh fruit, leftover wine and cheese, and other things for picnics in the fridge. We needed wine openers and knives, which were conveniently there. If you're planning on eating out ever single meal than a kitchen won't come in handy, but it is always nice to have for those leftovers or snacks. Especially cheese, which I tend to always over purchase ;) I also do feel very strongly that Airbnb allows you to "live like a local." You have access to a lot of things and areas that staying in a hotel doesn't provide in many areas. For example, when I lived in Chicago, my friends upstairs frequently hosted Airbnb guests. We lived in the Bucktown neighborhood, which is trendy and popular with locals, but there's no hotel for miles around. Their guests were able to wake up in the neighborhood, take the public transit right outside the door, and experience all these little places of the area that you can do as a local but will have to take a cab to if you're staying in a hotel downtown. In Europe, I experienced the same thing - making friends with people at the local coffee shop right under my Airbnb apartment and feeling like I lived right there even though I was only staying for a few days. I think the horror stories are few and far between. I have heard about the misuse of the NYC apartment over and over, it's a freak experience and not typical. These types of things could also easily happen in the hotel room next to yours. They're probably more likely to happen in hotels, since the Airbnb review system for hosts+ guests is in place. What I see as the most important thing is that there's something now for everyone out there. Hotels, luxury hotels, hostels, and now Airbnb. I just want everyone to check it out and give it a chance if it looks like something they might want to experience.
I've been in NYC for a short bit and it's been pretty wonderful to be back. I came to go to The National Stationery Show, which is the big tradeshow for the stationery industry. It is the absolute best combination... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kelly Purkey
So awesome! Happy to inspire! The blocks that I like best are found here:
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on 2015 Project Life: Hawaii at Kelly Purkey
Hi there Sandra, it really depends on where I'm going. Usually I'm not scrapping along the way but sometimes I will pack my Selphy printer and a small tote of supplies. Here's my post about what toiletries I bring: They're very minimal and carry-on friendly! And they all fit in that small ziploc bag, so it doesn't take up much space at all in your suitcase. I should do one on makeup in the future!
Hi Sue! Here's a post where I share what toiletries I pack: They're very minimal and carry-on friendly! And they all fit in that small ziploc bag, so it doesn't take up much space at all in your suitcase.
When I was in San Francisco last month, a friend of my friend's offered to give us a tour of Airbnb's headquarters and I'm not kidding when I say it made my day, week, month! I love a good luxe... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Kelly Purkey
Candy! Thanks so much for your email and sending me the photo. Hope you enjoy all your Clearly Kelly goodies and I'll see you again soon. Aloha, friend!
Hi Maryline! I've had the stamps ordered since April but they were backordered from Hero Arts (just to popular ha! ;)) Hopefully they'll be here next week. Thanks so much for always supporting my shop, I appreciate it!
Hi Amber, it was set to send this morning but I recently learned it sometimes get sent in batches over a few hours. If you shoot me an email, I will resend it to you!
Hi Laura, have you ever tried throwing them in the washing machine? I remember that's what my mom used to do to my Keds when I was little ;) That would be easy to do because they're canvas. But my old pair did get quite dirty to the point I felt embarrassed to wear them, so I finally had to replace them. I guess it just means I got my money's worth out of use :)
I had a comment recently asking if I would do a video sharing the whole album so far and I was happy to do it! I didn't make process videos for January and February spreads, so here's a closer look... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Kelly Purkey
Depends on purchases but if you roll your clothes this takes up about half of a carry-on. If you can ditch one more pair of shoes, even better!
Hi Laudicia, the font is Arquitecta used in heavy + thin. It can be purchased here:
I'm a little compulsive about flying with a carry-on only. These days bag fees can add up quickly and I like to just roll on then roll off without having to stop at bag claim. It definitely gets tricky however,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Kelly Purkey
At the end of April I went straight from Hawaii to San Francisco for a few days. I visited a bunch of my old favorite spots but one brand new spot for me was a stop by Ferme à Papier.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Kelly Purkey
Unfortunately no, none of the kits I offer get restocked.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on Mini in Minutes Kit: Mealtime at Kelly Purkey
My business is growing so much this year (yay!) and I'm looking to hire a new creative assistant. Must live in the Portland area and able to come in to the Pearl neighborhood one-two days per week. Requirements include Photoshop... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Kelly Purkey
I'll definitely be back to Paper Tales in the fall - I love that store so much. Visit Eri's store here, it's SO GREAT!
Toggle Commented May 7, 2015 on 2015 Project Life: Hawaii at Kelly Purkey
Hi Ileana! Those are from my new Clearly Kelly stamps, it'll be in the shop soon. The Take Notes are on order, will restock as soon as possible :)
Toggle Commented May 7, 2015 on 2015 Project Life: Hawaii at Kelly Purkey
Hi Sarah! I've hired Jaymee from to do all my videos, I know she licenses the songs from a commercial site but I'm not sure which one she uses. So sorry!
Scrapping trips is definitely one of my favorite things in life. I thought about putting my Hawaii trip last month into a mini album but instead was really low on time this week. Instead I created a spread to put... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Kelly Purkey
My life was not the same before I was introduced to Cheese & Crack Snack Shop here in Portland. And now I make sure it's my job to introduce as many of my friends to it as possible. It's a... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Kelly Purkey
When the marketing director emailed to ask if I'd be up for doing an event in Hawaii, I couldn't reply YES!!! fast enough. We spent five days in Honolulu in glorious weather, with a perfect combination of work + play.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Kelly Purkey