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.

March 27, 2009

Retro Birthday Card

I found this great retro paper and instantly, I thought about making a funky card. I like it the way it turned out.

March 14, 2009

A Saturday of Scrapping

I have been looking so forward to a day of scrapbooking and I finally had it today. I have been holding on to pictures of my son, that needed scrapping, so that's where I started, I was cold and raining outside and just a perfect day to be inside all day and in my scrap room. I popped some popcorn, had a few candy bars and got busy.
What a wonderful day.

Here he is on locker day, we went to school to set up his new locker and I thought he looked so handsome. I just happened to have my camera on hand, so I snapped a couple of shots. I was careful not to let his friends see; didn't want to embarrass him.
Isn't this just one of the best looking football players you've ever seen? I cerainly think so.

Homecoming 2008. FUN, FUN, FUN...

Our Texas history project, and yes, I said our. My assignment was to design a cover for the project. Of course, I was given all of the specifics...talk about a micro manager.

March 13, 2009

On a Roll - 2S4U

It's been a crazy week, certainly glad it's Friday. I didn't get a chance to play with my paper and tools all week. My new border punches came in the mail on Wednesday, so I used one of them on the first card . I needed to get a couple of birthday cards done; it worked out great that there were two sketches this week. I decided to jump on in and take on both of them. Both of the sketches were great; I'll certainly be using them again.
Thanks for stopping by.

The bonus sketch

Card Pattern - Challenge #5 God Loves You

This was such a fun sketch, I had a great time with this card. I wanted to make a card for a girlfriend, who was a little down this week, and remind her that she is loved. We all get a little down every once in a while and it's nice to know that there's someone who's thinking about you.
Thanks for stopping by.

March 03, 2009

Card Pattern - Challenge #4

What a great sketch Card Patterns has for this week; so much fun. I wanted to do something other than a card, so I created this 5x7 scrapping journal. The papers are so bright, vibrant and fun to work with and the journal is functional. I will be using it to keep track of my cropping projects.

Sketch 21 - 2S4U

I got an early start this week. When I saw this sketch yesterday, an idea came to me immediatly, so I started on it right then; sometimes I suffer from "forgetism" and I didn't want that to happen. I like the way it turned out and I hope that you enjoy it.

Fun Times

I enjoyed doing the layout last week so much, I thought I'd do a second page to finish it out. I will be teaching both of these pages at By Design this month. I think the class participants will enjoy both layouts. It's so funny, once I start doing layouts again, that's all I want to do, so I am busy printing pictures that I want to scrap. Hey, I've got to do something to use all of the beautiful paper I keep buying. LOL