Monday, February 22, 2016

CASEing Genius: Sharyn Polesel

Hello Crafters! 

Happy Monday! 
It's an oxymoron I know. 

I spent this weekend off work but crazy busy. Life is just like that sometimes. It was all good quality family time so I can't complain too much but don't read this post too carefully I'm awfully tired. 

One reason to be happy it's Monday is we have a new genius . . .

It's Sharyn Polesel!! 

When I did my one year celebration back in October Sharyn's blog was one of the blogs recommended to me. Thank goodness Barbara pointed me in her direction or I might have never been introduced! Sharyn's style is definitely a variety of layers but she blends them all just beautifully. She frequently uses fun bright colors and lots of gorgeous elements. You can see her work on her blog, My Crafty Place.  

Let's get to it .. . .

The Interview: 

1. Who are you and where do you live?
My name is Sharyn Polesel and I am a wife, mother and grandmother.  I married my high school sweetheart, and we will be celebrating our 43rd anniversary in January.  I discovered stamping in the summer of 2012, and I have been in love with it ever since.  I have lived in central Indiana for most of my life, except for two years when my husband was in the Air Force.  Indiana will always be the changing seasons!

2. How would you describe your style?
I love my layers so I think I lean towards clean and layered, although, I am always open to trying new things.

3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?
I recently purchased my first Big Shot and I am loving it!  It cuts so much easier than my last cutting machine.

4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?
Gosh, I'm going back a ways to answer this, but I guess when I was scrapbooking I purchased several pairs of decorative edge scissors.  No, I would not buy them now.  

Fun Stuff: 

5. What is your current favorite song?
Currently my favorite song is anything Christmas.  I am a hopeless Christmas music addict.

6. Who would play you in a movie?
This is with much wishful thinking, but I would pick Sandra Bullock.  lol

7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?
I took cake decorating classes so I could make fun birthday cakes for my kids when they were little.  It turned into a home based business.  I finally gave it up when it was taking up more of my time than I wanted to give it.  Also, an incident with a matchbook car flying through the air and embedding itself in the side of an anniversary cake I was making.  lol

I'm not surprised at all that she did cake decorating. Crafty people are crafty people all the time :) Also, wouldn't we all pick Sandra Bullock?! I'm mean, I would. She's hysterical. 

Eye candy time . . .

How cute are these flamingos? I love the varied shades of pink with that sweet vellum sentiment. 

It's all about the flower. That thing is stunning. I love how the soft blue plaid offers some interest while complimenting that fantastic bloom. 

What a gorgeous smorgasbord of beautiful stamping. I love the complimentary colors in her Christmas bouquet. 

The CASE: 

I loved the flourish background in Sharyn's first card so I decided to recreate it with a stencil. I chose a soft blue similar to the one Sharyn did in her second card. Of course I also snatched up that beautiful yellow flower. I decided to do a bouquet like the third card along with the right hand banner for my sentiment.  In all of Sharyn's cards she used a white circle as a backdrop Since I 'm more of a clean and simple girl I recreated it by only adding my ink blending/stenciling to the outer edges of my card. 

I did do a video for you guys but it's still in editing (remember where I said I was sleepy. lease forgive me) It should be up this afternoon. Yeah got caled into work early. So video tonight? Maybe. :/ In the meantime I hope you'll enjoy checking out the card and stop back later! 

Thanks so much for visiting and do go over and leave Sharyn some love :) 


  1. Thrilled you are CASEing my good friend Sharyn this week! Well deserved as I loved all of her cards too! Your CASE is beautiful Kelly! The mix of flowers is stunning, especially that gorgeous sunflower and eucalyptus. I always look forward to this segment! Thanks for inspiring us ladies!

  2. I knew that I was not wrong when nominating you. Congrats, and I am so glad to know you my friend. You know that I always say. " When I grow up, I want to create just like you." Thanks Kelly!

  3. Yay Sharyn!! You so deserve this!!! Kelly is over-the-top talented, and CASEing you only seems right. I love your style and color choices, you are a genius, as is your card, Kelly. Beautiful, bright colors, a work of art!

  4. Thank you so much Kelly and thanks to my wonderful friends who are always so supportive! Kelly your card is beautiful.

  5. I love these videos that you do on other crafters Kelly, it introduces us to people we might never have found! Plus, I love watching your videos and the stunning CASE's you always come up with! I can't afford Copics, so I use coloured pencils (the cheaper ones), but I still aspire to get half as good as you are! Have a very lovely week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  6. OH certainly picked the right card maker to CASE! Sharyn's cards are beautiful on the web and stunning in my hand! I have several that I cherish! Love your creation, Kelly, another beauty! Hiiiiiiii Sharyn! xo~

  7. Oh these are beautiful Sharyn!!! Congratulations!

  8. Beautiful CASE, Kelly, as always! I've loved Sharyn's cards for a long time and I really enjoyed her interview!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Thank you for this post Kelly - love your CASE of the the three cards into one - well done on a fabulous creation.

  10. YAY for picking Sharyn! She is a fabulous stamper!! Your inspired card is also fabulous as usual!

  11. Fabulous cards by Sharon, and your case is gorgeous...can't wait to see the video.

  12. Thanks for introducing Sharyn to us. Her cards are very nice & have a fresh look. Your take looks nice too!

  13. Thanks for introducing Sharyn to us. Her cards are very nice & have a fresh look. Your take looks nice too!

  14. Sharyn's cards are very lovely, and your card is gorgeous.

  15. Sharyn's cards are beautiful!! It always fascinates me to read what you take form each card to make your card. It's a card mini masterpiece, Kelly!

  16. Love Sharyn's cards! So beautiful and your CASE is amazing! WOW!

  17. I love Sharyn's work, beautiful cards and your CASE it fantastic!

  18. Sharyn's cards are beautiful and you CAS them fabulously!! I love your card!! Beautiful and the colours you used add so much depth to it. Love it!!