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.

July 31, 2011

You Color My World

I've been wanting to make a wall hanging with positive affirmations to hang on my wall and I've also been collecting chipboard books from Maya Road. Well, I bought another one while at CKC-Houston a couple of weeks ago and decided the wait had been long enough. I started with my glimmer mist paints and painted the chipboard, then I covered it with beautiful black and white pattern papers, each in a different design. I used the You Color My World Sentiments set from The Cutting Cafe for the affirmations, then cut sentiment shapes from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridges for each sentiment. This was such a fun project; all the ribbons and bling. It's going to be perfect on my wall.
Enjoy and TFSB

July 23, 2011

Birthday Greetings Inside & Out 1

I've been playing around with an all white card for a while now, but each time, I end of adding a little color to it, either with paint, glimmer mist or dimensional pearls. Well, not this time. I'm so proud of me. I embossed one layer of the card, then used pop dots to add some dimension to it. The butterflies were cut with my Cricut Expression and the Paper Lace cartridge. I added a little bling to the butterflies, but clear; still no color. I used a fabulous stamp set, Birthday Greetings Inside and Out 1 from the Cutting Cafe . I love this set because I do a lot of birthday cards and can't always think of something to say on the inside of the card; this set takes the guess work away.
Enjoy and TFSB

July 05, 2011

Let's Play Dress Up

Ready to play dress-up? Try this adorable dress shaped card from the Cutting Cafe. I had the pleasure of babysitting my niece and nephew this weekend; my little niece always wears the cutest dresses. Not that those dresses make a difference to her. She's generally crawling under a table in it or writing on it with a crayon. Maybe this will be one she doesn't draw on.
Enjoy & TFSB

July 04, 2011

Everyday is a New Gift

Every Day Is a New Gift digital stamp from the set by the same name, from the Cutting Cafe was the perfect stamp for this summer-time card. I'm very thankful for each new day and consider each a special gift from God. I hope that this will brighten your day.
Enjoy and TFSB,