Washi Tape – My New Found Love!


Better late than never!

     For a while now, I have always heard other Crafters talk about, and post pictures of “Washi Tape” [Pretty crafting tape.] I always wondered what its purpose was, other than having another “pretty collection.”  I now own a whopping 6 rolls! 🙂 [Pictured above, from Michael’s & A.C. Moore.]  Nothing compared to others, but it’s a start! I have a feeling this collection will steadily grow. 😉

     Below is a picture of the first card I made using Washi Tape. I LOVE how it came out.  I don’t take credit for the idea – I saw it when I did a “Washi Tape Project” google image search. I of course put my own spin on it, and it is my handwriting of course.  I used a pre-cut white card from Michael’s, white cardstock for the balloon, and wrapped it in some Washi Tape, and also put the tape down the right side of the card. The “string” is my writing – I used a ZIG fine tipped marker.  I hope you like it!


Check my other stuff out on my K Joy Creations page. [click on Photos once you get to the main page] & order away! 🙂



Monthsaries [Celebrating time we’ve been dating in “months”]

     Do you celebrate them? We do. It’s just a little something to look forward to every month. 🙂 We don’t make a big hoopla about it, like we would a yearly anniversary (which is coming up in two months- our 2nd year anniversary), but we celebrate in little ways – maybe a dinner out, cooking a nice dinner at home, etc.   Today is our 22nd monthsary, and I think we are having dinner at home, but heading out for yummy dessert. (Terebinth maybe, or Back Bay Gourmet.)  I look forward to sweet little moments such as these. 🙂 

     Below is a little picture I drew of “us,” on one of my little doodle/sketch pads. I used pencil, Sharpies, and a “Zig” fine marker.  I think it sorta looks like us! 🙂


Remember to celebrate not just the big things, but also the little ones! 🙂


Roadtrip to Savannah, Georgia. March 7-10, 2013

ImageMy First Time in Georgia!

     Last week, my boyfriend and I took a mini vacation and drove to Savannah, Georgia.  He has been before (but had never done the “tourist thing.”)  It was my first time ever! The furthest south I had ever been before this trip was South Carolina for Easter 2012. Charleston to be exact, and that place was just as beautiful.

     We left on a Thursday, and drove back to Virginia Beach on Sunday. To keep this blog post short, I will post what I posted as a Facebook status, as the highlights of our trip –


      I had an amazing time with my Love as always. Sometimes you just need to get away from home, and this was one beautiful place to do just that! 🙂  Below are a few more pictures – a collage of our tour on the Oglethorpe Trolley (tour around historic downtown,) and a collage of us on beautiful River Street!



Below is a Palm Leaf “Rose” that he got for me as we strolled along River Street. Isn’t it beautiful? 🙂


     I loved every minute of our trip and look forward to returning to sweet Savannah one day!

Take care, dear friends.



Valentine’s Day, Yay!



I have always loved Valentine’s Day, aka V-Day. This upcoming V-day will be the 2nd one I get to celebrate with my Honey. I can honestly say that I feel like we celebrate it every single day, which is how it should be, minus the gifts of course. We always do little things to show we care, or that we’re thinking of each other – like him going to the store to get me my “extra strength” glue stick when I run out of it mid project, him cooking for me, or me picking up a Starbucks reusable hot/cold cup for him. I appreciate every single thing he does for me. Little things to make each other happy is what it’s all about.

In honor of one of my favorite pink, red, & white, shimmery, glittery, “pretty” holidays, I have created a line of special, handmade Valentine’s Day cards. I’ve attached a picture of several. To see the rest of the cards, and to place any orders, please visit my Facebook page – K Joy Creations.  [Go to Photos, then choose the “Valentine’s Day Cards ♡” album.] You may also email me at KJoyCreations2012@gmail.com .

Enjoy this special day with your friends and loved ones. 🙂 “Laugh every day. Live every moment. Love beyond words.”


Fancy Frames


Need a special wedding gift for a special couple? Don’t want to spend too much on a one-of-a-kind present?  Check out my “Fancy Frames.” K Joy Creations  .  I custom create these frames – you just give me the names to use, the colors/themes, the wedding date, and I will make it happen! 🙂

     The art is 5 x 7 inches & the frame is included. The price is only $15 if you are in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. If not, the price is $20, for shipping and handling. If you would like an 8 x 10, the price is $20 local, $25 if outside of the Hampton Roads area. I can create these Fancy Frames for any occasion, not limited to weddings.  They can be gifts for graduations, babies/children [Framed  names for a child’s room/the birth of babies/Christenings],  or can be used to promote a business. Possibilities are endless!

Email me at KJoyCreations2012@gmail.com or go to my Facebook page –  K Joy Creations

     The recipient(s) will always think of you when they look at it & will be reminded of the JOY(ous) occasion!

Life’s meaningful celebrations deserve a personal touch. 🙂



For my Love


          “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
                             Mariah Carey

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need 
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree 
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is… You 

I don’t want a lot for Christmas 
There’s just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don’t need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won’t make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you

I won’t ask for much this Christmas
I don’t even wish for snow
I’m just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won’t make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won’t even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeers click
‘Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you
Ooh baby

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children’s
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need
Won’t you please bring my baby to me…
Oh I don’t want a lot for Christmas
This is all I’m asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is… You

All I want for Christmas is YOU!!!

     As cliche as it is, this song will always be one of my Christmas favorites. I’m glad I have the best gift ever- the love of my life, my boyfriend, Duane Dinio. He is everything I could ever ask for & words can’t even begin to describe how much I love him. It’s all about the presence, not the presents. ♡

Cute Moustache Straws


     I made these cute “Moustache Straws” for our Girls Night In/ 2nd Annual Christmas Ornament Exchange/ Ugly Sweater Party this Sunday. They were so easy to make; I even made my own pattern. I just traced it onto different pieces of cardstock and scrapbook paper that I already had. I also used an exacto knife to make the hole for the straws because I tried to use my hole puncher & the hole came out too big.

Happy sipping! How are you kicking off the Holidays?

K Joy Creations is up & Running!



 Handmade Cards & Calligraphy Services.

♥Please contact me for pricing of Calligraphy services (for Wedding Invitations, place cards, you name it.)


All cards are handmade/hand drawn. Each card is $5.00; each one of these was made with a lot of time, care, & “LOVE.” They will be customized with whatever message you would like, on both the outside & inside. Please include this information when you order:1. The card #/card name2. The “inside & outiside” messages [Please be aware that space is limited on the outside of the card, as you can see in each picture.]An “Elegant Writer” Calligraphy Marker was used of course, for the all of the “writing.” [It will be used for any & all customized writing as well.]More cards are in the works; more will definitely be added as the Holidays come along. Please contact me if you have any requests or suggestions, & I will do my best to accommodate them.


Only $15, frame included! $5 extra for shipping & handling if outside of the Hampton Roads, VA area. The art will be placed in a 5 x 7 inch frame. If you would like a 8 x 10 frame,  the price is $20. The price is $25 if outside of the Hampton Roads area.  You give me the details – initials to use, the names to include, theme or colors, a date if you’d like to include that, & I will create it. It will be created within 2 days of placing the order. Please allow time for shipping if outside of the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. These are perfect additions to Wedding Gifts. They are also perfect for Anniversaries, Graduations, & celebrating the birth of Babies. You name it, give me details, and I’ll create it. It’s a beautiful keepsake that can be dispayed in a home, and every time you look at it, you’ll be reminded of the JOYous occasion! ♥

Please check out my page, click on “Albums” for all the pictures and descriptions of available cards & fancy frames!


 Please send orders to KJoyCreations2012@gmail.com, or send me an inbox message through Facebook! 🙂

Life is short & beautiful, let’s celebrate each special occasion. Give your friends & family something handmade, personalized, & special. ♥

Hello world!

Hello everyone! I am new to the blogworld and can’t wait to share my thoughts and ideas with all of you! I also can’t wait to read your blogs as well.

     My name is Kristine Joy Marcelo & I would have to say that I am an “All-around-the-World”  kinda girl – as I have lived in, and have been to school on three different continents. I was born in the Philippines, grew up in Germany, and currently reside in Virginia Beach.  *Army Brat for life!* I would also consider myself  “EurAsiAmerican” because I am such a mix of all these cultures, & I wouldn’t have it any other way.

     On this page, I’d like to share my passion and love for all things artsy, creative, make-up related, food-related, and of course, Lovey-Dovey. I will slowly introduce each of those factors in my future blogs.

     I’d also like to introduce my new business, “K Joy Creations.”  It has been up and running for about a month now.  I will be creating and selling handmade cards & personalizing them; I also make small signs (5 x 7 inches or 8 x 10) for weddings, infants, children, & will personalize those also. I do Calligraphy, and would like to create place cards for weddings, and even help with the Calligraphy on invitations.  Again, I will slowly introduce everything in future Blogs.

I’m excited about this new “adventure,” and hope that some of you will join me for the ride!

Lotsa Hugs,