Hi :) My name is Karen, and I've been scrapbooking for almost seven years. I live in a semi-rural area in south-east Queensland, Australia, with my husband, 10 year old daughter and two guinea pigs. I work full time and to relax I enjoy gardening, sewing and scrapbooking.
I've been making albums and decorating journals with memorabilia since I was little, but I first started 12x12 scrapbooking in 2004 or 2005 when I needed an album for some special photographs. I discovered a scrapbooking store with more papers than I ever imagined - "real" 12x12 scrapbooking products! I sought out an online forum to find out more... and I've been out of control ever since!
What I love about scrapbooking, is that it ticks all the boxes. It's a way to preserve my photographs and memories in a meaningful way; a creative outlet; it's tactile and fun; there's no rules! I've been so fortunate to meet some wonderful people through scrapbooking, both online and in real life, who have become very dear friends.
Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer at ARTastic this month!
I'd love you to visit me at http://beingkaren.blogspot.com
Here are some of Karens favourite layouts......
Each Day is a Gift
J and Mia
Such beautiful pages Karen, I think my favourite is J and Mia (you have used beautiful soft colors and I always love a cat layout!)
Could everyone please make Karen welcome at ARTastic and dont forget to check out her blog and become a follower :)