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.

March 30, 2008

Spring Time Birthday

Spring is finally here and what a great time to bring out the bright, bold colors. I found this bright orange ribbon at Michael's and had to have it. I got home and thought, what am I going to do with this, hmmm, I'll make a card and this is what I came up with. Isn't it just perfect for spring? I sure hope that my friend will enjoy it and as much as I enjoyed playing with my big, orange ribbon.

Challenge # 7

This challenge was really a challenge; we were asked to incorporate a clipboard into the layout. Now I have altered clipboards to hang on the wall, but never added one to a layout. I spent the first week stumped, then the second week trying to decide which photo to place on the clipboard and the last week, trying to make sure I completed the challenge by the due date. Well, I did it and I like the way the layout turned out. I hope that you will enjoy.

March 26, 2008

Church Fan Anyone

Growing up in the baptist church, you always see ladies with pretty hats, lacy handkerchiefs, beautiful shawls and eye-catching church fans. I think the fans are more for looking at and less for keeping you cool. I had some pink and black pattern paper left, I liked it so much I thought, I have to make something else, so I made a "church" fan. I'll have to test it out on Sunday, stay tuned...

Mother's Day

Ooh, pink and black for Mother's Day, how girly. Mother's Day is around the corner, so I thought I'd start playing early with some of the new paper I bought a couple of weeks ago. I know I said I wouldn't buy any pattern paper this year, but who can resist all the new colors and patterns; I can't.

U Rock

Another lunchbox card for my son. I think that my son ROCKS and I thought I'd tell him so. What better way to do that, than to put it on a card.


Simply stated, "K"; my initial and name to some. I've been holding on to this letter K for a while, trying to decide what to do with. Low and behold, I've gotten into painting, especially Lumiere paints. I put the two together, plus some pattern paper, added a little bling and what do you know, an altered K. Isn't it fabulous.

Happy Birthday To You

What's more fun than making a birthcard for a special friend. I have always loved sending birthday cards and now I can make them and send then; and I'm having a great time. I made this card for one of my girlfriends to help her celebrate her birthday. You know how much I love flowers and I just couldn't resist using my new Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the look of seeds on the flower center. I hope that Kim enjoyed the card, because I certainly enjoyed making it for her.

March 11, 2008

You Are In My Heart

I found out about a friend, who's very ill, and wanted to do something to lift her spirits. I know for me, I love going to the mailbox and being surprised by a card from a loved one or friend, so I thought she'd like the same.

Remember always, that you don't have to do big things to let people know you're thinking about them, sometimes it's the small things that mean the most.

Celebrating CKC

My girlfriend, Velma, and I attended the Creating Keepsake Convention this year. We had a GREAT time, we took some AWESOME classes and did some shopping at the venor's fair. I wanted to do something to commemorate that event and I'd kept all of the tickets and armbans, not sure why, but they came in handy for the layout.


I know this is not a card or a layout, but I guess it could be considered a paper crafting project. My son had to submit a futuristic model plan as a part of a science project. He came up with the draft and I told him that he could use my supplies. Well, I didn't consider the fact that he'd want to make such an elaborate model, but I think he enjoyed putting it together. I was going to help him, but we didn't exactly see eye-to-eye on what needed to be done, so I took a backseat and just passed the supplies when he asked.

He was very pleased and proud, so was I. I think he did a fantastic job.