WOW! I'm completely humbled. What a thrill to be joining this wonderful DIRTY group of talents! Thank you Lydia for inviting me & to the fabulous Splitcoaststampers community for this special opportunity.
My name is America Kuhn; I am a US Army Veteran, a Military Wife to an Active Duty US ARMY Officer, and a SAHM to 4 amazing children. Our home is that where the ARMY takes us around the globe -- moving across the country or across the oceans. Wherever we end up, we somehow manage to make a little crafting corner for me. When Im not busy with our kid's schools, their homework, sports, and endless activities, I enjoy creating with Papercrafts. Card Making has become a passion. It rewarding and more like a therapeutic hobby that has connected me to wonderful people along the way!
My papercrafting journey began in 2002, when I was introduced to scrapbooking by another military mom while we were stationed in Germany. The idea of scrapbooks that came together to tell a story from start to finish was fascinating. By that next year I discovered rubber stamps while shopping for scrapbooking products. We were now stationed in Hawaii and it was right there and then that I fell in love with the idea of *rubber stamps* for cards. (Now have a heavy stamp collection that moves with us to all duty stations.) ha!
I discovered SplitCoastStampers in 2008 while surfing the Internet and was immediately hooked. Soon after, I joined and quickly became a FAN Club Member. After gaining courage and developing some basic stamping skills, I finally got brave enough to upload my first card. LOL! After lots of encouragement from my biggest fan, (DH), I finally applied for small parts on Design Teams and was lucky enough to get picked up and joined a few fabulous Teams as Guest. I am so grateful for those amazing experiences that have taught me so much.
Im excited to be here and cant wait to share my work. Thank you Splitcoaststampers community for being the BEST inspirational place! :) These next six months as a Dirty Dozen Girl promise to be challenging, but also very exciting. I look forward to giving back to this amazing community. :)
Registered: November 1, 2005 Location: Posts: 75837
Mon, Nov 15, 2010 @ 6:02 AM
Oh America..... I am so glad you have finally recieved the DD badge. You have deserved this long ago girlie! I know you will rock the themes! I better see a house mouse or two each month. hee hee Congrats girlie! Big hugs...
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 29039
Mon, Nov 15, 2010 @ 6:40 AM
America, congratulations! But most of all, thank you for YOUR service and your continued service as a SAHMM -- bless you! I've always loved your work, and so I wasn't at all surprised, and I look forward to all the wonderful things your will surprise and inspire us with!
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 50745
Mon, Nov 15, 2010 @ 6:55 AM
Congratulations America for being selected for the Dirty Dozen!! What an honor, and humbling as you say. I'm sure you'll do great. Thank you to you and your husband for serving our wonderful country. Enjoy every minute of your time with the dd. I look forward to seeing your creations. :>)
Registered: April 6, 2005 Location: Stuarts Draft, Virginia Posts: 14327
Mon, Nov 15, 2010 @ 8:05 AM
God bless America! LOL! You are a deserving dirty girl...your gallery is amazing with so many gorgeous cards filled with wonderful details! I look forward to seeing your new creations!
------------------------------ Wanda Cullen ~ Dirty Dozen Alumni, Designer for Mojo Monday, Color Throwdown and Inspired By...All the Little Things Challenges Cullen-ary Creations...my blog HERE'S MY GALLERY