About me!

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to Stamping Imperfection!


I created Stamping Imperfection to share my love of crafting with other people.  I would like this to be a source of inspiration to spark your creativity.  I love to teach and I want to show you how to use all of those stamping supplies that you are buying!  My goal is to give you ideas and teach you techniques that you can use to make cards, scrapbooks and paper craft projects that you are proud to give and to display!!  I have created my blog, my videos and my online classes to help you find the same satisfaction in creating beautiful handmade items that I have found!

I joined Stampin’ Up! in 2012 and what a fabulous journey it has been so far!!!!  I’m loving every minute of it!

I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have at least one craft project of some kind going.  My grandmother started me off before kindergarten by giving me a set of pillow cases and embroidery floss for Christmas one year.  What a wonderful gift that was.  Not only did I have a new skill to learn, but I developed a love of creating beautiful projects that has lasted my entire life!  Both of my grandmothers set the example that there is nothing better than a handmade gift.  From the flannel nightgowns to the afghans that I still use to this day, Christmas always meant a really wonderful gift made just for me by my grandmothers.  I have tried to pass this tradition on to my own children as well.


My husband and I just celebrated our 29th anniversary in 2014!  We are the parents of two amazing college graduates.  I am also a high school science teacher with 27 years of teaching experience.  I was born to teach.  I used to line up my dolls and teach them reading, math and spelling.  My parents hung a small chalkboard on my bedroom wall to encourage my passion for teaching!  Needless to say, it worked!

I’ve won several teaching awards over the years.  I was selected as the 2002 Walmart Teacher of the Year, the 2006 National Honor Society Teacher of the Year, the 2007-2008 RHS Teacher of the Year, and I have been listed in Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers multiple times!

Since joining Stampin’ Up!, I’ve been published several times and I’ve been featured as a Guest Artist/Blogger on several DIY and Crafting Sites.  I am also a Design Team Member for the Paper Craft Crew and a contributor to Craft Storage Ideas!

I am very excited to share my ideas with you.  Please join me on a creative journey on which I hope to inspire you to create beautiful hand stamped cards, scrapbooks, and paper crafts.  I may even throw in some sewing projects too!

Happy crafting!

Kim  Skinner

I was a 2014 Stampin’ Up! Rising Star!

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I am a Contributor for Craft Storage Ideas:


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I was featured at Craft Gossip

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5 thoughts on “About me!

  1. M Carolyn Willisford

    I’ve met you today via some of your videos on YouTube. Congratulations on your 28th anniversary in 2013! I have a son & his wife in CA who have celebrated 25 years of marriage this year.

    I retired from teaching twenty-five years of sixth grade in 2000. I also taught five other years in non-public situations, some overseas for oil companies when I was married and my two sons were little. Now divorced and sons are 53 and 50 this year. I currently live in central PA.

    I’ve signed up for your blog and confirmed my subscription. I’ve tried to sign up for your daily emails, but the window comes back that an error has been made and I should try again…it still does not go through. So, if you would, please, sign me up to receive your blog, newsletter, YouTube videos and any other stamping related items you produce. Many thanks.

    Your videos are encouraging me to stamp again. I have lots (lots) of stamps and tools and accessories, but I seem to collect equipment rather than actually stamp. I do want to make cards again! I especially liked the video with your 3×3 gift cards and the second version with the 3×3 piece on the 5.5×4.25 card using the modern label & scalloped circle – 3 cards using old olive, melon mambo and marina mist.

    My card style is mostly clean and simple (I’m a huge fan of LateBlossom (her name on SCS) and her blog called Simplicity. Your card design that I mentioned above is also my style…some layers, but not too many.

    Your new fan,
    M Carolyn Willisford

    1. kim Post author

      Hello M Carolyn Willisford!
      I’m delighted that you found my blog. It sounds like you have signed up for my monthly newsletter successfully! You can also sign up for my daily blog updates using bloglovin.com. I can’t sign you up for that because it will ask you to create a password and confirm your subscription to that as well. You should be able to sign up for your other favorite blogs there as well and read them from your email all at once!! I just added the Bloglovin’ button because the old email Google reader is no longer being supported by Google.

      I’m so glad to hear that you are stamping again!!! Doesn’t it feel wonderful to just lose track of time stamping and being creative? I hope that I keep inspiring you!

      Happy stamping!

  2. Sue

    Thanks for the punch idea. I would never have thought about it. So glad I found you.
    I am a retired teacher. I taught for 43 years in elementary school. I am like Carolyn W., I have lots of supplies but not much card making. By the way my first name is Carolyn.

  3. zaibydesign

    Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?

    I have a blog based upon on the same information you discuss
    and would really like to have you share some stories/information.
    I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are
    even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.


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