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.

July 30, 2009

Silhouette Flowers

Here's another card I'll be teaching in the August 13th card class. When I saw the silhouette flowers on this pattern paper, I immediately thought of the silhouette feature on the George Cricut cartridge. I think they play nicely together.

Delicate Flowers

I was in Jo-Ann's and Michaels looking at clear stamps, but you can't tell anyone because it's a secret. I said I wasn't going to buy anymore stamps "this year", because I've got a couple of file cabinets full of them. But I found these great sets of memories, travel and laughter stamps and they were on SALE. So to not just file them away with the others, I rushed home and made some cards. Here's one of them:

Black, Pink and Tulle

I am making some cards for the card class I'll be teaching August 13th at By Design Scrapbook Boutique. When I saw this black tulle ribbon, I began planning a card around it. I think tulle adds a certain elegance to anything. Combine tulle with black and hot pink and you've got a elegant card.
I hope you enjoy this card and TFSB.

Life is Better When It's Fun

When I saw this stamp, I thought to myself, how true. I also starting thinking about a card, something with soft summer colors. Can you tell that I'm hooked on card making: I see a stamp and think about the card possibilities. Hmmmm, might need a 12-step program. While I ponder that, I like the end results and I hope that you do.

July 29, 2009

Is There a Doctor in the House?

If not, don't worry. I'm sure this sweet card will take care of what ails you. I wanted to play with my ScorePad, so I adding some scoring at the bottom of the card.

Scallops and more scallops

I keep telling myself that I need to make a card, without using a border punch. Well, I failed miserably on this card. It was like my arm had a mind of its own; it kept going to the drawer where I store my border punches. I like the way the card turned out, so I won't be too upset with myself.

Paisley, It is

I don't generally like the western looking patterned paper, but I saw this sheet of paper and it was screaming at me to make a card with it; so, I did. The dark colored cardstock looks black, but it's actually navy blue. Doesn't this make you thing of a picnic table? Hmmm, I getting a little hungry.

July 24, 2009

A card catch-up day

I was supposed to complete a few cards before I left for vacation, but with trying to get ready for that and an out-of-town family reunion, I didn't get a chance to. Needless to say, I've been burning the midnight oil since I've returned. I am hoping for some scrapping time this weekemd; we'll see.
But anyway, here are the cards I completed this week. I just love this brown and Tiffany blue. I think these are my favorite colors of the summer.


I was on vacation last week, in Cancun, with my whole family; yes that includes my mom and dad. It was easy getting dad to go, but my mother; well, that took some convincing. We had an absolutely wonderful time.
I'm looking so forward to working on the layouts from trip; I took lots of great pictures and managed to be included in a few of the pictures.
99% of the time, I'm a real "girly girl", but for the 1% when I want to get out and dirty and sweaty, here's what I enjoy doing with my son:

July 08, 2009

Pink and Green birthday

It's been a few weeks since I have posted anything, but I've been busy creating. I took pictures of the other projects and I tried a different method of uploading my pictures. The new method didn't quite work for me and I lost the pictures and the cards had already been mail. These were the only two remaining.
I bought 4 sheets of very pretty paper this past weekend at Archivers and I couldn't wait to get home to play with the paper. I made both of these cards from one of the double-sided sheets. I like the way they turned out. I may a little biased because pink and green are my favorite colors.
Thanks for stopping by.