About Me

SKattiHi, I’m Smitha Katti. I’m an Artist, a Mom, a Creative Professional, a Blogger and a Photographer. Not necessarily in that order ;).

Color is my life. I find inspiration everywhere and am constantly doodling and jotting down thoughts onto whatever scrap paper is available at hand. I have a long list of ideas in my head… More ideas than time! I am a typical Gemini and can balance multiple projects at once, in fact I thrive on that.

I have been writing/photographing tutorials for Fiskars since 2011. I have been published in numerous magazines like Somerset Memories, Creating Keepsakes, Cards etc. I have been on the design teams of Glitz, Jessica Sprague, Design Memory Crafts etc.

Besides this blog, I also am the voice behind The Shiny Nest, where I display my handmade items.

Being creative is who I am. It’s my joy. It’s my life. I am happy when I am making things. And instagramming about them (@theshinynest) But a secret part of me will always be an Engineer and math will always be my best friend.

I currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband and two daughters

I am always open to new ideas and opportunities, so feel free to send me an email at smikatti AT gmail.com or head to my contact page here.

Find me making crafts at

You can see my Scrapbooking work in my gallery and here is my Scrapbooking Resume



I design for Fiskars America and receive products and compensation for projects. 
This is my blog, and everything in it has been written by me. I have been blogging since 2009 and all the posts I write are about projects/crafts that I have made myself. All the products I list in my blog posts are products that I have actually used. I do use affiliate links for shops and products that I love and frequent. When you purchase an item using my affiliate link, you do not pay more for the item, but I do get a little kick back that accumulates and helps me run this blog.
Read about affiliate links here.