Kylie Bertucci - Cards by Kylie-Jo
Melbourne, Australia
Wow! I am so surprised, overwhelmed, excited, nervous and so many other emotions that I have been asked to be a part of the SCS Dirty Dozen Girls Design Team! I thought Lydia was asking the wrong person. lol. Never ever in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be asked to be part of something this BIG, I feel so honoured! It is the first Design team that I have ever been a part of - what a way to start! Thank you doesn't even cut the mustard Lydia.

I am 37 years old and from Melbourne Australia. I started stamping in 2009 when my sister in law invited me to have a look at Stampin' Up! products. I joined not long after and have not looked back since! I now have been able to earn four Grand Vacations and have over 170 in my team. PINCH ME! My blog is www.craftykylie.com

SCS was the first place I was recommended to go to for ideas and inspiration - I couldn't believe my eyes as I went through all of the galleries. To me it was hitting the inspiration jackpot.

My husband Bruno is very supportive of me and he LOVES project life by Stampin' Up! He is an architect and is very good with design and craft. It is sometimes good to throw ideas off him - however very frustrating when he notices that something on my project is crooked by a millimetre or 1/16".

We don't have any children just two fur babies (cavoodles) as this helps us keep our life simple so we can take part in a voluntary Bible Education work for around 20 hours a week. We both work part time so that we can devote time to doing that and enjoy it immensely. Helps me have more appreciation when I see the troubles that others face in their lives and support them through that.

My craft style I would say is clean and simple - I am attracted to those designs the most, however, that being said I do like to break the mold on occasions and try different styles to challenge my creativity and push myself. I can knit, crochet, embroider, scrapbook all because my mother was an avid crafter and taught me all of those wonderful things. She did try to teach me sewing, however that did not end well. The sewing machine won that battle.

My hope is that I can really enjoy this experience and not second guess my creativity. I am feeling a little out of my depth, well big time out of my depth - but I will dig deep and do my absolute best to pull out some inspiration that you hopefully can enjoy.

I am so looking forward to the next six months of being part of the Dirty Dozen Girls Design Team. (is this for real?)