Sunday, June 15, 2014

Design Team Member: Kimberly Wiener

Did you get a chance to guess what our 100th cue word is going to be?  You have until Tuesday morning at 7:59 a.m. (CDT) to put your guess in the comments here on the CASology blog for your chance to win a guest designer spot for the month of July!

Today, we're featuring another one of our fantastic design team members and, after reading this post, you'll want to head right on over to her blog to leave a comment for your chance to win her blog candy!  Remember, you only have 24 hours to do this!  Better hurry!

Kimberly Wiener from Wienerhoneymooners

  • designing for CASology.
  • designing for FUSION.
  • designing for The Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper (by Lesley Croghan).
  • a Featured Guest at Merry Mondays for the month of June.
  • a Featured Guest at STAMPlorations for the month of July.
What are your favorite products?
My favorite products would have to be distress inks and stencils, dot accents, GOLD ink...  I  LOVE stamping and usually always have at least a stamped sentiment.

Do you have any favorite companies?
Some favorite companies are Clearly Besotted, Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn, wow..there are too many, the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog will impress you, IMPRESS, Impress Obsession..Art Impression. I LOVE all stamps really....

How did you get into card making?
I have been crafting forever it seems. In 2008, I started online Scrapblogging, and for me,  it was one of the first interactive digital scrapping online creative services with networking. I loved being able to interact with other crafters, meeting them too. For the last 4 years, I have been meeting in a card club every 4-6 weeks and make card kits.  Creating cards has now evolved to card challenges as I just get so inspired by this crafting community!
I LOVE following my fave designers around to challenges.
Why do you like Clean & Simple design?
I love CAS designs as they really can appeal to all crafters.  The simple beauty that can be recreated easily. For me it is a building block of great design. Once you add your flair, you will achieve your own personal style. 
Any advice for fellow crafters when it comes to finding their own design style?
Use what you love.  I think my best work is when I love all aspects of what I am working with.  When I find something and think  "I might use that," and make an impulse purchase, I find that I really have added to an ongoing pile that I may not use for awhile... However,  I find that if I immediately have a strong feeling about a product, I really gravitate to give it love and end up making something pretty awesome.

Is there anything else you think we should know about you?
I am fiercely crazy about my family and crafting!   I do work full time and have been at my career for 23 years as the Claims Administrator and Rate Analyst for a Produce Import/Export company.  When I am not shuttling my boy to hours of Karate 4 days a week, or taking care of my mom who lives with us, I craft as much as I can fit in. (my boy gets promoted and awarded a RED belt in Karate this Wednesday!!!)   
And YES,  I really do get this excited about card making!  (I have been hinted at that I have a lot of exclamation points on my blog!.... I know... I know...LOL...

Thanks for taking the time to join us, and I really do LOVE all of your creations, keep 'em coming!
Hugs Kimberly.


  1. Nice to see you here, Kimberley! Your projects are always so great, I adore them. :-)
    Congratulations !

  2. Kimberly, what a great feature! I do love all your exclamation points, they really illustrate your enthusiasm!!!

  3. Lovely to read more about you! And I love exclamation points aswell!! Maybe not as much as stamps, but still... Inky greatings, Gerrina

  4. What a busy lady you are! And still manage to fit in awesome card making ....p.s. I love using exclamation marks too !!!! :-) x

  5. So much fun learning more about each of you. Your cards are always such an inspiration for me!

  6. Kimberly, what can I say?! Your exclamation marks always make me smile and your enthusiasm is one of the many things that make you such a phenomenal part of the CASology team! We'd wonder about you if either were missing, so don't change!!! :)

  7. Since I know Kimberly here at CASology...I love her cards, I love her answer if I asked her...she reply so fast my mail and pssttt she sleep sometimes after 00:00 to leave some love to other card maker......she can change from CAS card style to be another card style..and she can use the colors so lovely...also Kim...stay be like you are..and I adore all your cards...hugs, Monika

  8. Gosh you do sound busy Kimberly, how do you fit it all in :D I too love your enthusiasm, it's catching :D

  9. Great to get to know you a little better, Kimberley ... and I love exclamation marks too! Off to visit your blog! Anita :)

  10. Kimberly is an amazing designer, love her stuff!

  11. Its' awesome to see Kimberly featured, she's so talented and is such a sweetie!

  12. I love your style and unending enthusiasm Kimberly!

  13. woo hoo! I'm already a personal blog follower of hers, so can't wait to see her work!

  14. Kimberly is awesome x amazing x fabulous! Her effervescent enthusiasm for crafting is infectious! Whenever I need a lift, or inspiration, I head to Kimberly's blog and she always has something to brighten my day in her words and in her cards. Her creativity shines and sparkles...such ingenuity!! I've been following Kimberly's blog for awhile now. Best. Decision. Ever. Hugs to you, Kimberly: you rock!! ~c

  15. It was so nice to read your interview, Kimberly, and learn more about you!!!! You have amazing energy to work a full-time job, be a mother to that active boy, and be all over Blogland with your enthusiasm for this awesome hobby of ours!!!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. You are a GEM, Kimberly!! I love your creativity and your sweet personality truly shine through in all of your work! I don't know how you do it...obviously you have an amazing skill to organize and create like no other! Congrats on the feature!

  17. Kimberly you are the most upbeat, energetic, positive person I know on the web or off! I'm hoping to get down your way this summer and perhaps we can meet in real life!