Hello!! lovely ladies, its Deepti here back with another awesomely great artist. I have known her from quite a while and I am amazed by her creations every time I visit her blog... 'coz she has a very fascinating aspect that I seldom see. She comes up with many different takes for the same inspiration and trust me they are all brilliant. Isn't this a unique quality and the icing on the cake is that her cards are so bright and cheerful :) So without further wait please welcome Kimberly...
Name: Kimberly Wiener
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
Hello! I am so excited to be featured on the Fascinating Fridays Post on the Paperie Designs' Studio! I am a big fan of Fascinating Friday's!! I live in Washington State with my wonderful husband and loving boy. I have a 23 year career as a contracts rates analyst and marine cargo claims specialist for an import/export produce shipping company. I have lived in Washington State all of my life, however I love to travel. Italy being my favorite destination of all (so far!)...Though I daydream of Prague, Spain, and Bali. I love to craft any chance that I get and visit blogs of other crafters! You guys out there make everything so worth it!
2. How and when did you start crafting?
I have always played with paper and crafts. From a young age I have loved to do crafts like candle making, and painting wood crafts as well as fancy wrapping gifts. I have made candles, soaps, jewelry and flower arrangements. I LOVE getting crafty!
3. From where do you draw your inspiration?
I draw my inspiration from all over! Mainly from card blog challenges and the awesome people I have met along the way. There are so many talented wonderful friendly people out there that are constantly growing and using new materials and techniques that are so inspiring! There are too many designers to name that I look to for wonderful work and inspiration!
4. How would you describe your style?
I think that I am a little unique as you never know what you will get when you visit my blog, come check it out sometime, you will see! LOL! I may have a scrap page layout up, or a layered card, or a CAS "Clean and Simple" card posted. I really love experimenting with all types of styles, CAS is a love that I am currently trying to sharpen my skills at.
5. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space?
Inks, BOLD stamps, Bigshot, pop up foam tape, sponges. I just LOVE "popping" up images or panels!
6. What’s your favorite technique?
I love experimenting with sponging and stencils, watercolor and STAMPS!
7. What are your go-to colors?
BLACK, I love black, aqua and teals. Anything BOLD!
8. Do you sell your projects?
I mainly send out my projects or cards as "Happy Mail" to friends or family. I have a few coworkers that buy my cards or have special ordered Christmas card sets.
9. What do you do when you aren't crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests?
My love is raising my 11 yr old nephew as my own and taking him to Karate and just being with him! I also make mini albums, dabble in Project Life and December Daily. I belong to a Card Club that meets every 4-6 weeks that is great fun. I have also started getting together with local card bloggers in the PNW area as well. Card making is definitely my passion!
10. Are you currently designing for any blog?
I design for CASology, the FUSION Challenge Blog, and the Unscripted Sketches Sketch Blog. I would LOVE to have any of you visit me and the teams there! Thanks for taking the time to get to know me!
Aren't these cards bright and beautiful :) Thank you Kimberly for sharing ur life and creativity with us. Please head over to her blog and take a peek into the colorful world of her awesomeness...