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 15, 2009

Friday Night Scrap Fest

This past weekend, I had my very own Friday night scrapfest. I started about 7:30 that evening and scrapped until 2:00 Saturday morning and I had a wonderful time. I don't know what they put in Dr. Pepper, but let me tell you, it gave me the boost I needed; I'm sure the Pepperidge Farm cookies helped. I was pretty wired after that, so though I knew at midnight that it was time to stop; the creativity wouldn't stop and I hate to waste creativity.
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June 12, 2009

With God All Things are Possible

I needed to make a card for a friend this week, so I thought I'd use the CardPatterns' sketch for the week. I really like the sketch and I was pleased with the way the card turned out. I hope the card lifts my friend's spirit.
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A Boy's Toys

This is what my son's loves about visiting relatives in the country; he has plenty of open rode to ride in the dune buggy and on the ATV, with wild abandonment. He loves speed and there's never a thought of danger on his mind. I only hope that when he's riding, he here's my low voice in his conscience, telling him to slow down and to be careful. I told him this was going to be the summer of 'no emergency room visits'. We'll see how that plan plays out.
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The Kelly Girls

I created this layout about a month ago, for a class I was teaching and was waiting for just the right girly pictures. So what better girly pictures, then me with my mom and sisters. We're all very girly girls.

June 03, 2009

Play time in Black and White

What great paper, black and white, and what better to coordinate with it, then pink. I was playing around with some stamps last night and here's what I designed. I am going to get a lot of use from these stamps this summer. Now that school is out, and I'm no learning about the Civil War, water erosion, wave patterns and formation and right angles, or be the homework warden, I have so much more time to play. I think I was looking forward to the summer break almost as much as my son was.

June 02, 2009

1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown

Here is my take on the 2S4U sketch for the card showdown. I wasn't real sure about what I wanted to do with this sketch, but as I started playing, the card just came together. I think it's very festive and summery; I like the way it turned out.
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