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 25, 2010

Clear Acrylic and paper

You can't see it on this photo, but the top layer of the card is a piece of clear acrylic, attached to the pink floral piece. The bling and flower are actually attached to the piece of acrylic, not the pattern paper. This is the last card for the card class I taught over the weekend at By Design Scrapbook Boutique. I think I'll pick up some more acrylic to play around a little more; really like it.
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June 24, 2010

So Not Disney

When I saw this paper and ribbon, I automatically thought about Disney, though that's not the theme I had in mind. The pattern paper has raised bling dots on it, so I wanted to make a "happy" card. I think I succeeded.
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June 23, 2010

Happy Father's Day

In my haste to get ready for a card class, I almost ran out of time for Father's Day cards, then I looked at the Card Pattern sketch for last week, sketch #68 and thought it would be just perfect. This is my interpretation of the sketch.
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June 22, 2010

Monday Mojo Challenge #144

I needed to make a masculine birthday card and I wanted to participate in the Mojo Monday sketch, so I combined the two and here is my take on the sketch. I like the way it turned out and I finally used one of the Hero Arts stamps that I purchased a few months ago; had to have it that day but hadn't used it until last night.
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Mulberry flowers, Cuttlebug Border, black and white striped paper and bling, putting that all together sounds like a card to me, how about you? I had a great time making this card, didn't have to think about it too long, once I grabbed for the border embossing folder. I created the card around that folder and I like the final product.
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June 21, 2010

Flowers & Glitter

This photo doesn't do this paper justice, the flowers on the paper are glittered with jeweled bling in the center; beautiful. Creating this card was like welcoming in a ray of sunshine on one rainy evening.
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Vintage Card

Hi there, I'm back. It's been several weeks since I've posted anything, but I've been making cards and scrapping. I've been on a scrap-a-thon, completing a 20-page album for a customer. I will post some of those pages later, but for now I wanted to post this vintage looking card I created for one of my card classes.
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