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.

October 24, 2008

My Strong Handsome Little Man

Here he is, "My Strong Handsome Little Man". This layout will be featured as the Layout of The Week next week at By Design Scrapbook Boutique, where I'm a design team member. The papers are wonderful and the embellishments were so much fun to work with.


Newport Buddies

Josh and I vacationed this summer in Newport Beach with friends. The boys had a wonderful time, the adults did too; we were just exhausted when we got back. One of these days we'll take a relaxing vacation, but for now, there is too much to see and do and Josh is always determined to see and do it all.

Fall Cards

I picked up some beautiful fall papers at the store and went home to play. I used the paper for cards and layouts. The cards weren't for any special occasion; just wanted to play with my new paper. Take a look. I hope you enjoy.

October 10, 2008

Love this paper

Have you ever come across patterned paper and just feel in love with it? Well I did it with a new line from, Graphic 45. I saw the paper and thought, I have to create some layouts using the whole line, so I did. My son is the handsome gentlemen in these photographs.


Birthday #43

I made this card for my girlfriend's 43rd birthday. The card doesn't have a sentiment on the outside because it was too pretty for that. I told my girlfriend, you know what we're celebrating, so remember that when you look at your card. You can't tell from the pictures, but the brown designs on the paper are felt. When I saw the paper in the store, I immediately thought of the card I had to make for my scrappin partner in crime. It's not about the sentiment, it's all about the card design.

I was having such a good time with the card, that I decided to make a matching envelope and gift card box. Ooooh pretty.

October birthday

Wonderful October, the beginning of Fall and my favorite season of the year. Certain seasons bring about certain feelings. For me Fall is a cozy time, a time for turtleneck sweaters and good gumbo. It's also a time for beautiful shades of brown and pink. When I sat down to make an October birthday card, the weather was perfect, starting to cool down from the summer heat, and I was in a cozy mood. I had the perfect sheet of brown, pink and white patterned paper and I wanted to play up the colors. This was my creation.


Scrapbooking after Ike - Scrap Pink


It's been a while since I've posted to my blog. My son and I were in a mandatory evacuation zip code for Hurricane Ike, so we packed up and went to my sister's house. We were there for a week because we had no electricity at our house. When we returned home, I immediately began preparing for Scrap Pink weekend at my LSS, By Design Scrapbook Boutique. I was very honored to be asked to participate in the weekend by designing a card and teaching during the Friday night session.

This is the card I designed.