About Me

I have been dabbling in rubber stamping and mixed media for  over 19 years and have been a Stampin' Up! customer the entire time.  I taught classes for several years in Springfield, MO at a local rubber stamp store until the owner retired. I have been published in Somerset Studio, Stampers Sampler and Vamp Stamp News. I have done samples for several rubber stamp companies. I had dreamt of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for over 10 years. I finally took the plunge in June of 2014 and joined the company.  It is an honor to be involved with a company like Stampin' Up! and I'm having the time of my life.

A Paris themed mixed media piece I created was a top 10 finisher in the 2007 Kirkland's Home search for the Next Great American Artist out of over 1700 entries. (to date, my most exciting art related achievement) 

I also paint (and sell) art suitable for home decor, using watercolor and/or acrylics. My dream is to be represented by a gallery one day. 

Most unusual thing I've done: 
I had a bit part in a movie a few years ago that was filmed locally. It was great fun to be a part of that and after wearing a fake nose ring for most of that day, I can safely say I probably won't be getting one. (LOL) I played a "victim". 

I've been married for 37 years to the love of my life. We have 2 children and several grandchildren who keep us busy. We used to run marathons and are hoping to get back to that soon. After about 20 years in the insurance industry, I left that for fewer hours and less stress to work in a family owned business in Branson, MO. I now have more energy and time to focus on Stampin' Up! and other art related adventures. 


  1. What a talented artist you are, Kim! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work! I enjoyed your blog immensely!

  2. What a lovely thing to say Guldara! You just made my day. Thank you very much.

  3. So glad I found your blog! I love your modern style, it's really refreshing and NEW compared to a lot of what I've seen in the past : ) Thanks for sharing your ART!

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your lovely comment.

  4. i, too, am so glad I found your blog. Your "foolproof watercolor" blog was fascinating! I have to try it! The end result was absolutely gorgeous! While I am not a runner, my son and his wife are. They travel all over the US and ran a marathon along the Great Wall of China last year. This summer they are going to Iceland to run a marathon along a glacier with friends they met on the China marathon. Great sport,great way to meet new friends!


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