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About Chelly

Inspiring you to Create

I’ve been crafting since I was probably 4 years old. My mom had a ceramic shop in our basement so I started young. I like to say I was born with the creative gene. Having a paintbrush in my hand at an early age made me think it was a natural thing.

I’m not a great painter but I do have lots of creative talents and a love for all things crafty. I remember buying my first Cricut, the first 6×9″ little Cricut. I was hooked!

Are you wondering how We Can Make That began?

In October 2016, I decided to start this blog to share my love of crafting. As you read the earlier blog posts you could probably picture me crammed into a spare bedroom turned home office for my graphic design studio (which was born in 1997 and still going today. I call that my “day job” LOL!).

Chelly Ontis
Chelly Ontis

I did this by painting furniture I found by the curb or designing SVGs and making decor from Dollar Tree items. It was a great outlet and helped me as I rebuilt my life and removed so much negativity!

After that first year of learning how to do all this online tech stuff and narrowing in on the direction that We Can Make That was meant to go, I felt I was finally getting my life together! It’s feeling like the fairy tale life I wanted all those years is now my reality – both at work and at home.

Don’t get me wrong, life is not perfect, but it IS wonderful! Another fun fact about me, I became a newlywed again at 44 years old. Here’s my hubby, BFF and biggest supporter of my creative businesses: SteveO.

We live in North Dakota with our 5 kids and one hilarious cat, Tux. Our cat usually makes an appearance on my Facebook Lives, he’s often in trouble or acts like a shadow in the background of my Lives.

What creative crafts will you find here on the blog and in the SVG shop

DIYs and designing SVG files are my passion. I love this! I feel so lucky to get to do what makes me happy (what I love to do) on this site for ‘work.’ I am thankful I have some amazing people around me to share this all with, is now my reality that feels like the fairy tale I always wanted.

Believe in your fairy tale and you will have the strength and support to make it happen.


Chelly crafting on island

What We Can Make That! offers you:

If you’re on here and still reading this page, I would bet creating things makes you happy too. (I’m guessing we could be BFFs in real life.)

My main focus here is SVG files and scrapbooking Simply Cute / Simply Cut layouts. (Love them! Go try a page now! You’ll have a layout done in no time at all!)

Many of the projects & posts on here will fall into these categories:

Check out the fun DIYs on Blog page today! Don’t forget to find me on Pinterest and Facebook