Kim O'Connell - MrsOke
North Andover, MA
Awwwwwww yeah! I am feeling pretty filthy right now! I am SO excited to have been invited to be a Dirty Girl and when I got the call from Lydia, I think some dirty words may have accidentally spilled out my mouth. Classy. I know.

My name is Kim O'Connell and you may have seen me around here as "MrsOke." I live in North Andover, MA and I am happily married to my husband of nearly 13 years. We have a spunky soon-to-be 11 year old daughter and a sweet 9 year old son. I work full-time as the Senior Clinical Social Worker at a private psychiatric hospital.

This whole stamping addiction of mine innocently began in 2009 when I took my kids to my local craft store to buy some supplies to make our own Easter cards. Those couple of $1.00 stamp sets I found in a clearance bin have multiplied like bunnies and have taken over my home since then.

It took me a couple of years to find my style, but I would describe it as clean but not simple. I love to color! I would save my husband, my kids, my lovable yellow lab Calvin, and my copics in a fire.

Korin Sutherland from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps was the first one to "discover" me back in May of 2011 when she offered me a spot on the Sweet 'N Sassy Digi Challenge design team. That rush I got from that first invitation to a design team was ALMOST as big as the rush I felt when Lydia invited me to the Dirty Dozen. Thank you, Korin, for the boost of confidence you gave me way back then!

Since then I have had the honor of designing for many amazing stamp companies! I am currently designing for There She Goes Clear Stamps and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps as well as the 7 Kids College Fund. In the past I have designed for Stamping Bella, All That Scraps, Whimsie Doodles, and by Lori Designs. I've also done some guest designer work for the Greeting Farm, Your Next Stamp, and most recently My Favorite Things!

If you follow my blog or my Paper Perfect Designs Facebook page, you may be wondering why I have a picture of a donkey for an avatar or why people sometimes call me "donkey." I call people"donkey" often. It's a term of endearment in my book. Somehow over the past couple of years, my crafty friends started calling me "Donkey" and it stuck. I actully wanted to use a picture of donkey for my mug shot here, but Lydia wouldn't let me. smile

I am honored to have been invited into the DIRT PILE! Thank you so much!

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