Hi, it’s Karen! I’m a Christian, have been married for nearly 37 years and am the mom of one awesome daughter.  I’ve been a paper addict/hoarder for most of my adult life and a stamper & card-maker since 2009.  I also enjoy experimenting with art journaling & mixed-media projects.

While I like to stay current on all of the newest products & trends (and, OK, many of those products do end up in my craft room), I am currently on a mission to use up my stash.  I also love to save old books, clothing tags, wrapping, packaging and found objects to recycle onto my cards and other projects.

I design most of my cards with a person in mind and am inspired by elements or sentiments that will mean something or be pleasing to the recipient. When I’m creating with no specific purpose in mind, I often get the idea for the next card from all the stuff that’s usually lying around on my desk!!

When I’m not crafting I also enjoy my friendships, reading, putting together jigsaw puzzles on the dining room table, going to concerts, and browsing magazines & craft stores for inspiration.

I am a nature lover as much as one can be without actually going out in nature and a coffee lover as much as one can be without actually drinking coffee! My preferred drink is tea 🙂

I’d also like to give a shout out to my DH for putting this blog together for me 🙂 His expertise has been invaluable and I probably would not have even started if it hadn’t been for his encouragement and help!

Thanks for visiting & have a great day!!