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.

February 27, 2009

CardPatterns Challenge

My girlfriend found a new Card challenge site for us to participate in and here is my card for that challenge. This has been a great week because I needed to get some cards and layouts done for the scrapbook store, where I'm a design team member and I was successful; so I've been busy and not had a lot of sleep.

Let's Try It Again - 2S4U

Sometimes I think we are our own worst critics, as with the card I posted before this one. I love the card, but the posting didn't do it justice, so I thought I'd re-create, with different paper. What do you know... I like the way this one turned out also.

February 26, 2009

Love comforted - 2S4U challenge

Am I on a role or what?, week no. 8 of 2S4U challenges. I bought this beautiful paper this week and this photo does not do it justice; it's textured, fabric like and has a nice gloss to it. I found a stamp in my stash that I'd been wanting to us, so I thought this card was the perfect opportunity.

February 25, 2009


Last night I decided to do a layout featuring guess who? ME. The thought was much easier than doing the layout. The problem was finding a picture of me. I realized that I am always behind the camera and rarely in front of it. Once I found a picture, I had a blast. You know... I think I'll do other layouts featuring me.


Priceless is how I feel about my son. What a joy he is in my life. I know, I know he's almost 13, but so far I'm seeing very little "teenage" attitude. I guess I had better cherish each moment, up until that time comes and I understand that it is surely coming.
Enjoying the moments.

February 18, 2009

Beautiful Flowers - 2S4Y #20

I saw the 2S4U sketch for this week and immediately loved it. I knew I had to participate and use one of the swirl stamps that I bought recently. I thought I was over stamping, until all of the beautiful swirls became popular again. Glad I held on to some of the old stamps. I was in my LSS store the other day and saw these incredible ribbons with bold flowers and you guessed it...had to have it.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look; come back soon.

Card Making Marathon

Well, let me first say that I have been having a great time; I had a card making marathon. Each night I played until about 2:00. I was tired the next morning, but what's a lack of sleep, when I can get a few hours of uninterrupted scrapping time. I got cards done that for February and March birthdays, and one encouragement.

February 13, 2009

Sweet and Cherished

Because I love doing "girly" layouts, I sometimes have to borrow pictures of other people's daughters. This is one such case; I was scrapbooking some photos for an album and in the pictures was a great picture of their daughter. I thought the layout was just perfect, so I asked if I could post it. I had so much fun playing with the beautiful papers and flowers. Somehow, I don't think my son would have been pleased to see his picture on a layout like this, lol.

Valentine - 2S4Y for Feb. 9th

I wanted to make a special Valentine's card for the special person in my life, my wonderful son, and when I saw the 2S4U sketch for this week, I knew I wanted to use it for my special card. There's lots of texture on this card because I used the CuttleBug hearts and swiss dots embossing folders. I also added foam dots in between layers, so that the card would POP.
Once again, I had a great time playing along with 2S4U this week.