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.

June 29, 2008

Summertime Pinks

I wanted to play with some new fun summer papers I bought, so I made this card. I don't know what I'll do with it yet, but I like the way it turned out. I sure I'll be making this card again, using other papers; what, me scraplift, you better belief it.

My Little Flower

This layout is part of a challenge. The instructions were to create a 12x12 layout, with at least one circle in the background and a famous quote. Well, I had been holding onto these pictures of Josh at the new skate park in downtown Houston; well not quite at the skate park. The skate park was so crowded, that we left after about 1 1/2 hours. As we were walking to the car, we noticed there was a hill heading down to buffalo Bayou, so my son, having an adventurous spirit decided that he would sit on his skateboard and ride it down the hill. As always, my camera just happened to be handy and I caught it all.

Don't know if you can read the quote, but it says "Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of seasons". I don't know who said it, but I thought it fit the pictures perfectly and he is certainly my special flower.

I had a great time with this layout, but the challenge was being able to keep it mascline, while adding the flowers and ribbon I love so much.

I hope you enjoy it.

June 08, 2008

Challenge #10

For this challenge, Velma sent each of us a picture of a lady in black slacks, a black and white polka dot top and a red belt. She told us to use the picture as inspiration for the challenge. Well, first of all let me say how much I love black and white; throw in a splash of red and I'm thrilled. I wasn't sure what I was going to create with all of the black and white paper I've got, but I walked into my favorite scrapbook store, By Design Scrapbook Boutique, as they were unpacking some just-delivered pattern paper and what did I see; black and white polka dot paper. I saw it and thought this is perfect, so I bought a couple of sheets. I wanted to make something fun and festive, so I came up with this cute little purse-card.

I hope you like it because I had a BLAST making it. I was having such a good time with the paper, that I added a matching envelope.