Hi, I'm Kim! I grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I lived in the Boulder, CO, area for about a year before moving the Boise, ID. We just survived the biggest snowfall in the 19 winters that we've lived here. My husband, Chris, and I are owned by two sweet cats, 14-year-old Dusty and 4-year-old Pikachu.
I love rubber stamping! I've
been stamping for over a dozen years. I was in direct sales and a
friend showed me a rubber stamp catalog that
had stamps like "Bring a Friend, Get a Gift" -- but I saw all the cute
cards and decided I needed to be a stamper! It was perfect because I
needed a quiet hobby to keep me occupied. Chris fell ill shortly
after we got married, and I am his caregiver.
favorite thing about stamping in particular is that I can feel like an
artist without having the ability to draw. The best thing about paper
crafting in general is the huge group of supportive and creative friends
I've made. My life wouldn't be nearly as full and rich without them. There are also plenty of ways for stampers to make a difference, donating cards to worthy causes or sending a card to cheer up someone who needs it. When I'm
at a crop or a stamping party I get more talking done than stamping, but
I always have a wonderful time.
I go by "StampingSpud" on Splitcoaststampers. Here's a link to my gallery. About 150 projects of mine have appeared in print magazines. They've also been featured in museums, in stores, online, and on television. See my crafting resume for details.
In addition to rubber stamping, I enjoy beading, bargain-hunting, traveling and trying new restaurants. I write reviews on Yelp and hang out with my Dad.