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, 2011

It's Your Birthday

I wanted to make a masculine birthday card for a friend and I always struggle with colors and embellishments for male cards. I reached into my stash and pulled out these great brown and beige tone papers; maybe a little boring, but I love these colors. I paired the papers with a great background stamp from the Cutting Cafe's Bingo Month Card Set and dark colored accessories. Ummm, mission accomplished.
Enjoy, TFSB

June 17, 2011

Last Graduation Card

I've really enjoyed making graduation cards this year, for the graduating seniors at my church. Here's one that I made for one of the young ladies I've watched grow-up. I found this great Mind's Eye paper on sale at Hobby Lobby and thought the subdued colors would make great graduation cards.
Enjoy and TFSB

June 16, 2011

DAD's Day

Father's Day, what a wonderful time to let your dad know how much he is loved and appreciated. I have an amazing dad; we're very close and I take every opportunity to tell him and show him just how much I love and appreciate all that he means to me. So as I was looking through some of the digital stamps from the Cutting Cafe, I saw this set, Dad I Love You Text, and knew it would be perfect for the masculine card I wanted to create. I paired it with the great black and white striped paper I purchased over the weekend at Archiver's. I pop-dotted the layer right under the sentiment, to add some dimension, then added ribbon, because it's one of my favorite embellishments. I told myself that I wouldn't put ribbon on this card, but my hands went on auto-pilot to one of the ribbon drawers; what can I say?
Enjoy & TFSB,