Who are you ?
We are wife-and-husband team of Elena and Kenny Kiernan. I am the stamp designer for KennyK Stamps and KennyK is a professional Illustrator, together we are have lots of creative chemistry!
Facebook Group: Club KennyK
Blog: KennyK Stamps Blog
Where are you ?
We are currently in Northeastern Pennsylvania and came here to be close to family, although we are both NY’ers and love going back to our old stomping grounds every chance we get!
When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?
Kenny has been drawing since he could hold a crayon, he was born with a natural artistic talent, although he didn’t take it seriously as a profession until after graduate school. I myself was a professional Event Planner when I married The Man, and we always wanted to collaborate and jam our creativeness together. With the help of Donna Smith, we discovered the world of digi stamps, the rest is history!
What was the first product you ever had for sale?
The first digi product we offered for sale was a collection of sassy girl characters we called “Glam Gang”. We stopped using collection titles, but these girls made a huge impact on the paper crafting world! Here are just a few from the original Glam Gang collection –
Breast Cancer Fighter
Name your favorite cartoon?
For Kenny it is Popeye and I think mine is still old school Tom & Jerry!
Rock Your Crafts! Of course 🙂
What is your favorite piece in the whole store?
The ElenaK stamp of course! All kidding aside, this is a question I could never answer, they are all apart of us and so loved!
Who is your inspiration/muse?
Kenny is a huge comic book geek (a very sexy geek) and it’s our attitude, lifestyle and personalities that bring out creative inspirations.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Hoarding crafts supplies that I never use. They are just so pretty to look at. Oh and Amazon Prime, there is always a package at our door.
What’s your favorite color?
Kenny’s is the blues and I am in the red and hot pinks.
If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?
To everyone’s surprise Kenny has no tattoos and is not a fan. I have one and if he didn’t dislike them so much I would have more.
If you got offered a weekend in a haunted house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
Heck no! And that is from both of us!
If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?
We would be The Incredibles!
What’s your favorite horror movie?
For me Halloween (kill, kill, kill, kill). Kenny has never seen it!!!!!! His is the Shining. Good one KennyK!
When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
All the time!! Me, me, me, me ,meee!
What is your most popular item in the store/shop?
Funny enough when I designed Bow, I hadn’t giving Kenny much reference to what she would be wearing, I was going to add that on once I saw the character drawn. Kenny is the one that made her with no clothes on! I said there was no way we could put that on our shop. We would shock everyone. So, for fun, we decided to sell both versions, Bow Adult (with no clothes) and Bow and see what happens. It turns out that Bow Adult is one of our top sellers!! Right then and there we really knew who are audience was!
Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
For Kenny it was Rachel Welch and for me it was Elvis! We have never drawn them.
If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?
I would work in production for movie sets. Kenny would be a full time musician/rock star.
How long have you been in business?
If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?
Kenny said: The beautiful and vivacious ElenaK (what a guy!) I say: Sexy KennyK! duh!
When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?
We love ice cream at night. When the kids are asleep, shhhhhh!
What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?
Halloween and St. Patricks day take the cake in our house.
Would you go cave diving with sharks?
Absolutely not and that is for both of us.
Which decade do you think had the best music?
The 70’s hands down
Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so.. was it fun, or a nightmare?
Huh, I don’t know if Kenny has ever been on a blind date. I have and it was a nightmare. It was a blind date, but also a double date. A couple I knew wanted to set me up with this guy. He said hi, then never looked at me or spoke to me the rest of the night, called his friends during the date and left early. I feel terrible about it till this day. I mean talk about intimidation. Poor guy couldn’t handle all that is Elena. I hope I didn’t scar him for life.
What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?
Snuggling with our little bunnies <3
Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?
Haha, no, but I know it’s hugely popular
If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??
Fun Question! Me: Absolutely!!! One of my dreams. Kenny: No. I would leave Vikki Lee Vicious, so they (whoever they are) would know that strong badass women rule the earth!
Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
We don’t mind growing old, cause we are young at heart. We have had loads and loads of fun using up our youth, now we are happy to living a family life. So, gracefully, I guess.
If you were a classic car…. what would you be?
We would both be classic American hot rod muscle cars! Hot and Fast! LOL!!
How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
When we don’t have other deadline interruptions it can take about 2 or 3 days of edits before we settle on a final product.
When you are working, what is the view from your window like
I am so lucky. My backyard is adjacent to the elementary school, so I see they playground just past my yard. At lunch time I open my window to hear the kids playing. Kids having fun is really the best sound ever! Kenny sees rooftops and a view of the beautiful church steeple.
What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
Any good classic rock
Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?
My mom! She can have an 8ft man shaking in his boots. She is powerful!!
What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?
We love that we have built friendships with people all over the world that we never met in person, but they have become a real part of our KennyK Family.
Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise
For me it’s Sexy Rocker. For Kenny it’s Superhero, a.k.a Captain Damntastic
Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?
I am truly most proud of our Steampunk collection. It is not something we were very familiar with before hand, yet we were able to create a fantastic line of sassy, sexy, intricate ladies and they are still some of our best sellers. Now we are total Steampunk fans.
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