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.

September 24, 2009

Cards, Cards, Cards

I haven't posted anything in over a week, not because I haven't been making cards; I've been busy doing just that, and doing layouts to teach at the store and for the monthly kit club. I'm also making cards for a card class I'll be teaching October 24th, at By Design. I'll share some of what I've been working on. Enjoy and as always, TFSB

September 15, 2009

Serving up slices of Lemon Meringue

We're serving up Lemon Meringue this month at Le Bistro Rose Kit Club. The layouts, card and painted wooden frame are my contributions to the meal. We are given a kit, filled with great papers, cardstock, ribbon and embellishments, and asked to work exclusively from that. We are able to add paints and a few other items. Talk about challenging your creativity, but at the end of the day, I can say that I had a great time. Head on over to the Bistro to see the kit and other great creative dishes: http://www.lebistrorosescrapbookkits.typepad.com/

September 14, 2009

A Day to Remember

I participated as one of the designers for yesterday's Sunday Night Layouts (SNL) at By Design Scrapbook Boutique. Here's my layout. I wanted to make the layout as bright and fun as that beautiful summer day was. The green, blue and orange combination helped to achieve that objective.

September 12, 2009

Our Summer

So much fun; that's all I can say. Yesterday, while I was in Michael's, with a coupon of course, I saw this paper mache book. I thought about the Lumiere paints, distressing inks, distressed Stickles and Tattered Angels glimmer mist I had at home, and the crackle paint I could purchase at By Design Scrapbook Boutique and WALLAHHHHH, here's what I came up with. I'm going to store paraphenalia and extra pictures from our vacation inside the book.

Football #37

This is my son's last year in middle school and I'm sure the last year that he'll let me make stuff to put on his school locker. I'm going to take advantage of it too. He's playing football again this year, #37, so I cut this football and will be adding magnet strips to the back of it, to hang on his locker door. I cut the football from the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge, layered it then covered it with Mod Podge to perserve it. He was actually pretty excited when he saw it; I was excited that he was excited. I told you, I'm going to take advantage of this year.

September 07, 2009

Same Papers

Sometimes, I can't get enough of certain patterned papers; such was the case with the papers below. I had a few cards to make last week, for different ocassions. I used the papers on the first card and thought, "hmmm, I really like this paper"; so as you can see, I used it each time.