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.

August 30, 2011

Milk Carton - Inspiration

There's an inspiration blog-hop going on over at The Cutting Cafe this week. So for this inspiration, I used the Milk Carton digital stamps and the Milk Carton Sentiments. We'll be giving this set away, so be sure and leave a comment on my blog. I'll draw one name by Saturday to win the set. Also, be sure to visit the other designers at The Cutting Cafe, who are participating in the inspiration challenge.
For this challenge, I decided to also create a matching card for the milk carton
Enjoy and TFSB

August 23, 2011

Bubble Gum Bubble Gum

This week, the inspiration over at The Cutting Cafe came in the way of gumballs and gumball machines from the Gumball Machine Shaped Card digital stamp set. This set was so fun to play with; who doesn't love gumballs? I decided to emboss the gumballs, to add more dimension to the gumball machine and of course a little pink decorative time, bling and a cute flower.
This digital stamp set is definitely a must for your stash, so drop by The Cutting Cafe to order a copy of it.
Enjoy and TFSB

August 15, 2011

Silhouettes - The Cutting Cafe

I was playing with the "Fun With Silhouettes" digital stamp set from The Cutting Cafe and decided to make a wall hanging, using the dress silhouette. I cut the dress in black for a shadow effect, then cut it again in a pink and white pattern. Then, I cut a pink postage stamp from pink card stock, then I embossed it with a CuttleBug folder. The gray piece behind the pink is a piece of Grungeboard, that I painted with Black Magic Glimmer Mist and layered over a piece of black cardstock. I added a quick sentiment and of course ribbon to finish up the design.
Enjoy and TFSB

August 06, 2011

Back To School & Off To College

WOW, I can believe the summer's coming to an end already. Seems school was just letting out for the summer, now it's time for back-to-school shopping already. It's also a great time for making cards to send with your students as they prepare to go back to the class room or prepare for campus life, at college. I made this Off-to-College card for my godchild, who's headed away to college, for her freshman year; where did the time go. For this card, I used the Off To College digital stamp set from The Cutting Cafe. I was having so much fun, that I decided to make a matching envelope. The fabulous flowers were cut from the Paper Lace Cricut cartridge and of course, my Martha Stewart border punches were near by for the scallops.
Enjoy and TFSB