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Konnichwa!

Kim McDougal

I’m Kim, Welcome to Kim’s Handcrafted Cards!

A LIL ABOUT ME

My career began in business and secretarial studies. I learned to type early and that skill landed me many jobs but I was never fully happy. Something was missing but I wasn’t quite sure what it was. All I knew at the time was I wanted to do something creative and work with my hands. My career translated to word processing and to network administration. I found that I liked computers a lot so I moved into software and hardware repair. But, when my first husband passed away, my world turned upside down.

For years, I didn’t think I could actually call myself an “artist” because I don’t have formal art training.

For about 11 years, I was lost. I moved to Florida to start life over again and it was working as a word processor that things turned. I learned graphic design on the job and loved it. The two things I was good at came together: creating graphics and working on computers. That transitioned me into web design creating websites and blogs for clients several years using WordPress. Though I enjoyed creating graphics, that craving to create with my hands was still strong as ever. I prayed for a few years what to do. As time passed, I was able to move on again with my life and I owe it all to Jesus, my Savior.

I re-married in 2001, to my wonderful husband Ken, and then in 2012, we I moved to Oregon. We both love the place The Lord has brought us in our life since moving from Florida. If you want to know more about our faith, you can read it about here.

This is where I started crafting with yarn. I made hundreds of items from 2012 to 2018 but because of health concerns, I had to stop crocheting and kintting to save my hands and shoulders. Crafting is such a part of me so there was no way I would quit the industry entirely. I got interested in cardmaking again (I dabbled a bit in it prior) and I began following a few cardmakers on YouTube, soon I was hooked!

Now I make cards for my Etsy shop and love being a card designer. Hubby is a professional photographer and so we sells his photo cards in the Shop too. You can see more of his work at kenmcdougal.com.

Visit our Etsy shop! You’ll like it there!


Kim is also the creator, writer and designer of Growing Up in Grace“, where she shares her own faith in Jesus as well as write devotionals and she’s the designer behind Beautiful Food Photoswhere she showcases mouthwatering food photos from photographers all over the world.

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