Houston, Tx, United States
Hi. Welcome to my site; my name is Karen. I'm an avid scrap-booker, card-maker, and paper-crafter. I have been scrapbooking for about 12 years and I am just as excited now as when I first started. Scrapbooking is the instrument I use to record some of the greatest and most special moments of my family’s life. I love buying patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments, taking pictures of my son, teaching scrapbooking and hosting workshops. This hobby continues to be an obsession for me and it continues to challenge me to be a better scrapper. I love the escape that scrapbooking affords me and the fun it has brought into my world. I have one child, a son; he's 15 years old and he is my favorite scrapbook subject. I hope that you enjoyed my site and will visit again soon.

January 25, 2008

Birthday Scallops

Well, I'm back to my monthly birthday card making. I was interrupted for a bit by the water damage to my scrapbook room, caused by the broken water heater. Now it's time to play catch up, got a lot of work to do. My girlfriend is really into scallops and well, I think it's rubbed off on me, so here's a birthday card with scallops. I love green and brown together and ribbons and flowers are always in order.

Decorated Clipboard

I bought a small clipboard, some pretty paper and my favorite, ribbon. Here's what I came up with.

My Space

I have a new scrapbook room, which I absolutely love, and I thought I would make a pretty plaque to hang on the wall. Just looking at my plaque, makes me enjoy my space all the more. Isn't it pretty?

January 16, 2008

Challenge #5

Challenge #5 was truly a challenge. For this project we were required to use at least 2 different patterned papers, a Teddy Bear from the Doodlecharm cartridge, flowers, ribbon and buttons. I decided I would do a 2 page layout of my little nephew. He got a walker for Christmas and he is ready to hit the road (floor).

January 10, 2008

More Scallops

My girlfriend sent me a scalloped file from her Cricut Design Studio and this is what I came up with. Scallops just add something to any creation; don't you think?

Happy Anniversary

I've been playing with my new Cricut Design Studio software. I wanted to do a card with scallops, one of my favorites things, at the moment. I bought this patterned paper for a class I was teaching and I just love it, so I bought some extra. It's a simple kind of elegance.

Hideous Paper

Have you ever walked in to a scrapbook store, saw some patterned paper that you really like, purchased the paper, then got home and thought, "what on earth made me buy this paper"? Well, that's what I thought of this paper, until I started playing with it one night. After playing with it for a while, I realized how much I liked it and starting thinking of things to create. Here's what I came up with and I think I really like it.