Hi there! I’m Kimberly Van Diepen the creator, author, and designer of Stampin’ by the Sea.
Currently I live in Pensacola, Florida. I’ve been blessed to stamp around the United States the last 13 years.
In 2006 when my family was moving from Jacksonville, Florida to Colorado Springs, CO I started blogging about my adventures with the move. I quickly noticed it was a great way to keep my Stampin’ Up! customers inspired by creating a learning environment too.
My husband Russ (often referred by me as the Prince) is my rock and huge supporter of all my craftiness. We have two littles (not so little anymore) Brandon 15 and Alexis 13.
I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 2003 when I was introduced to Stampin’ Up! at a MOPS group. After seeing the catalog the first time and knowing my love for paper crafts and scrapbooking, I knew Stampin’ Up! would be a good fit for myself and my family.
Since then I’ve been committed to teaching and sharing ideas both in my home and online with my customers and team and managed to move my business across the United States 5 times. Go Navy!
My journey with Stampin’ Up! has been amazing. To date I’ve taken my husband on 10 FREE trips that I’ve earned with Stampin’ Up!. Our next trip is Thailand in July of 2017! It’s all pretty darn exciting if you ask me but it’s because I have a genuine passion to create pretty things and share the “how to’s” with YOU.
A few FAQ’s
Why the name Stampin’ by the Sea?
It all started by the sea. In 2003 when I became a demonstrator I was living in Norfolk, VA. During my 9 years of blogging there has only been one place we were land locked… Colorado Springs. Although there wasn’t a beach it was a great place to live. A dream came true in 2013 where we are now permanently situated in Pensacola, Florida, home to the beautiful white sandy beaches.
How often do you post?
You will find new creative inspiration most days except Sunday. Sunday is my day with family and I try to stay unplugged. (I still post other places… you can’t get my iPhone out of my hands for long)
What can I expect to see from Kimberly Van Diepen?
Here you will see a little bit of everything. I love anything papercraft related and I love scrapbooking. I do love to share my family calamaties too. We are known for our crazy antics and I love to air my dirty laundry. Hope you don’t mind. I will tell you I speak my own language. Yes I will spell something wrong, and yes I flunked English in highschool. My guess is you will be able to understand it pretty well.
What are Kimberly Van Diepen’s other interests?
Believe it or not I graduated from college with my nursing degree and worked as a nurse for 9 years. I found out papercrafting was WAY more fun. I love photography, iphonography, graphic design and lazy days at the beach reading.
How can I join your Stampin’ by the Sea Team?
First, I would love for you to be a part of the growing Stampin’ by the Sea community. My team is a community of talented women who love to share, create and encourage each other. I’m the guide and mentor and I love to teach others how to be successful with their passion whether it’s a hobby or business. I provide both creative and comprehensive business training to our community. Together we can do anything and most importantly we keep it FUN. Becoming a part of this community is EASY. Click HERE to learn all about it.
How can I purchase Stampin’ Up! products from Kimberly Van Diepen?
Online ordering is fast and easy from my Online Store.
Click HERE to view my Online Store and start browsing the fun products at your fingertips.
When you order through my Online Store you will always receive a token of my appreciation and a FREE class tutorial for your purchase. I love what I do, and I love to share it with YOU.
Remember, I’m your creative coach and I can help answer your questions.
Contact me HERE!
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A few things I’ve accomplished in my 13 years with Stampin’ Up!
Artisan Design Team Member 2015-2016
*Awarded Founders Circle in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 &2015
Earned FREE trips to: Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii (2), Southern Caribbean, Alaska, Western Caribbean, Fiji, Disney, Mediterranean, Thailand
*Earned #7 Demonstrator of the Year in 2008
*Earned #2 Demonstrator of the Year in 2009
*Earned the #1 Demonstrator of the Year in 2010
*Earned 10th place for Sales in 2009
*Appointed to the Advisory board in 2009-2010