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.

April 30, 2009

My Dad's Birthday

My dad's birthday is tomorrow and I usually struggle with masculine birthday cards, but this time it came very easy for me. I'm certain it had something to do with this beautiful pattern paper I found. I hope my dad is okay with the flowers on it; he's a real man's man.

April birthdays

April and May are full of family and friends birthdays, so in addition to planning for classes, I was whipping out lots of birthday cards. Talk about having a great time and burning the midnight oil; a late night Dr. Pepper and some Pepperidge Farm cookies helped to keep me going; though some days I felt like I was walking around in a daze, but I would do it all again, in a heartbeat. Here are a few of them:

Happy Birthday

Mr. Al, the owner of the Kolache shop in the neighborhood is always so nice and friendly when we go into the shop. He makes sure to put a couple of my son's favorite kolache's back when they start to get low. Joshua and I wanted to help celebrate his birthday, so we decided that I would make him a cheerful card. I hope Mr. Al enjoyed his card.

Sincere Sympathy

Sympathy cards are never easy for me, but I always like for them to be very nice, soothing and comforting to the recipient. I will hold on to this and hope I don't have to send it anytime soon.

Many Thanks

Just a note to say thank you and what beautiful colors to say it in. Summer is definitely on the horizon, so I thought I'd get an early start with the summer colors. It's amazing what you can do with pretty paper and the right Cuttlebug folder.
Thanks for stopping by.

April 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary

I wanted to create an anniversary that would be pleasing to both male and female alike. The colors are masculine, but I think the butterfly gives it that soft look. I just love these crocheted butterflies, and then I remembered that I had some Tattered Angels spray that I'd been dying to use. I think the colors and the butterfly compliment each other well.
TFL, Good night

Thinking of You

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything, but it's been really busy lately, I was preparing for a card class at By Design Scrapbook last week and I'm preparing for a scrapbooking class I'll be teaching next weekend. I will try to play catch up tonight. Here's the first card: a bright and sunny "thinking of you".
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

April 10, 2009

You Did It - CardPatterns Sketch

My godchild, who is very special to me, had a big academic accomplishment and I wanted to make a very special card to commemorate the event. Wow, I can't believe that she's already in 10th grade. Seems like it was just yesterday that she was wearing adorable little dresses, with matching hair bows and now she's in high school. She has grown into a beautiful, smart and talented young lady and such a girlie girl. I hope that she will enjoy this card, created using the CardPattern sketch for this week; great sketch.