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.

August 20, 2008

The Great Outdoors

I snapped these pictures of my son while we were waiting to tour the Caverns in San Antonio. I love to capture pictures of Joshua in his element and being out in the great outdoors is certainly his element.

Girly girl cards

I saw this georgous paper at By Design and couldn't wait to create some girly-girl cards with it. I had so much fun with this paper, that I made 2 styles.

August 19, 2008

Baby on the Move

I picked up some baby patterned paper at By Design and wanted to do a baby layout. I haven't done one of those in a long time, but I had some baby pictures of my son that I wanted to scrap. Scrapping these pictures took me back to twelve years ago and brought lots of smile to my face. Where did the time go?

Joseph turns 1

I have two nephews that turned one this year. Joseph turned one last week and he had a party this weekend. I wanted to make him a special card. I like to see little boys play with trains, so I thought I'd include a train on his card.

August 12, 2008

100% Original

Is it real or wax. I took these pictures of my sister while visiting a wax museum. I wanted to do a real girlie layout, but need a real "girlie" girl; I think I found the perfect one.

The Handsome Man in my Life

Isn't he just the most handsome "pre-teen" you've ever seen; well I certainly think so. We worked really hard on his Social Studies project in the spring. So, like any good scrapbooker, I had to commemorate the final project with pictures.

More Encouragement

What can I say, I really like black with yellow and grey with yellow. I wanted to make a card for a church member battling cancer, and when I saw this paper in my LSS, knew it would be perfect for the card I had in mind.

Encouraging Words

I wanted to send a note of encouragement to a church member, following a serious car accident. Yellow usually cheers me up, so I thought I would give it a try and add it to this card. What do you think?

The Gangs All Here

I've been so busy making cards lately, that my scrapbooking has begun to pile up, so I thought I'd take a break and do some scrapbooking. I have been wanting to complete the scrapbook for last summer's vacation, so it felt pretty good to get another layout completed.

August 08, 2008

Scallops Anyone

I'm back with more scallops; can you say "HOT"? I love scalloped cards and making the scallops.

All Ocassion Card

I generally don't like purple, but I think I've grown to love it over the summer. I've seen so many pretty papers in purple or shades of purple; and purple and green, I simply could not resist.

Many Thanks

This is a remake of a card I've done before, but this time I thought I'd add flowers and stagger the sentiment. It looks like a totally different card. Pretty neat, huh?


Does this card remind you of a dreamsicle? That's what I thought about when I saw the patterned paper and I knew I had the perfect orange ribbon to match it. This card is going to be included in a boxed set of cards for every ocassion. Enjoy.

Birthday Bash

I was going through a magazine, saw something that caught my eye and thought, they gave me an idea for a card, and here it is. Isn't that funny, how you're looking at something and it inspires your creativity and the color theme. I started thinking that the idea wouldn't come together well with the swirls on the paper, but I was pleased with the outcome. I hope you enjoy it too.

A Heartfelt Thank You

I think this card says it all.

August 04, 2008

Get Well Soon

Have you ever looked at something so much and didn't see anything, well, I did that with this black and white print, then came up with the perfect idea for it. I decided to make an envelope card and add a sunflower to match the cardstock. I really like the way it turned out; don't you?

Glitz & Glitter for Sisters

My baby sister had her 43rd birthday in July. WOW, my baby sister turning 43 is scary because that means I'm getting older. Anyway, I wanted to do something FABULOUS for her birthday, considering she gave us specific requirements for her cards; did I actually say that and possibly imply that she is a tad bit bossy; umph.... I really enjoyed making her card, but I couldn't afford a gift after making this card, so I was glad she enjoyed it.