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I always wonder how designers get their gigs. Thanks for sharing this! I've been a fan of your line for many years (since the Bay Area Scrapbook Expo when you taught a mini-book class at the night crop with your transparencies). Can't wait to see your future creations!


Thanks for sharing this story Karen, it was really interesting and inspiring!!

Kelly Bryan

I love that you were so willing to share your story. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

Laura Vegas

i've had big ideas of "making it" in the scrapbook industry ... but have realized that it's never going to enable me to quit my dayjob! lol! i can vouch for the fact that an unknown can win a major contest (having been on the now-defunk 2006 pk power team) ... but it didn't do anything for me. it still took me over a year to even land a single dt gig. and it takes so much time and effort to stay on top of submitting and dt contests. i still try ... but i'm not devoting my life to it anymore!

thanks for sharing your story. fun to read how people make it to where they are ... and i still have the ck hof book from when you won!

Lori Hudson

Karen - to quote Donna Downey - You Rock! Thanks for such good information


wow...what a story. Thank you so much for sharing that. Dreams DO come true....Congratulations on your success. I love your products and try to buy everything you come up with. Keep creating...You are a true inspiration in your work and with your family.


kim in Camas

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.


Thanks so much for sharing this Karen! For someone with a career outside of sb'ing and no intents of getting into a full time sb career (or even being pubbed) this was just a great read.

Thanks for being so open and willing to share.


Thank you so much for taking the time to share that with us, Karen! I'm so happy for your success! It is an inspiration to all of us! You so rock! :)


I'm with everyone else... thank you for being so honest and open... and approachable! You create such quality products, and have such a unique style.. it's so fun to here how you got to were you are now! i promise to continue purchasing your products.. as long as you continue putting them out there! (by the way.. FINALLY got my hands on your new [love] transparency.. SOOOOOOOOO loving it!)

Bek~Aussie Chick~

You Karen... *you* are so inspiring and giving.
And simply WONDERFUL.
Thanks so much for your ability to share and encourage the best in everyone.
It is a beautiful quality.
You make me want to cry, big happy tears for you.

Tanya Webster

here's the thing ARE SUPER TALENTED and have CRAZY skill when it comes to this industry sooooo, that being said I think that you deserve to be right where you are (and deserve to be making a TON of money doing it!!) on top of all that you are hands down one of the most inspirational people I know and you have changed my life in a number of ways....big and what I am saying is you may be oh so humble in your story and how you got to where you are....but I know the's because you worked your butt off, you are SUPER SUPER creative and talented....and we are all blessed to benefit from this...I hope you never stop because you have ALOT more ahead of you...i just KNOW it!! (loved hearing this story again--and my favorite part are those cute little coley toes poking out...:) T


Wow, thanks so much for sharing all this information! So very happy for you and looking forward to seeing many more of your creations!


Thanks for sharing! I LOVE your products and I'm so glad there are people like you out there who have the ability to come up with new products and ideas. I just scraplift everything I see and couldn't come up with a new product if my life depended on it! LOL! Keep up the good work!


Thank you for sharing your story with us!

Ashley Schultz

I loved reading your story Karen. I love your stuff. It was so fun to read about how you got where you are. Thanks for the information and your inspiration.



You once left a comment on one of my layouts @ 2Peas ... And quite honestly I was as excited over what you said as I ever was over being published in any magazine or book. I've always wanted to tell you that. Thank you Karen!


hi karen

I'd love to do one of your classes. when are you coming to teach in England?


Pam Alexander

Thank you for taking the time to put this down for us to see. It is very helpful.


Delinda McLaughlin

I was wondering if you have tried Creative Memories' Memory Manager, photo organizing software? Also, Creative Memories Photo Center cost per (pre paid) print is .12. Creative Memories also has a digital scrapbook, called StoryBook. The StoryBook software is free to upload. September 4th there will be a free upload to 2.0. You can have several themes in 1 book, change the fonts, templates, etc. It's amazing! Also, Sept. 4th there will be StoryBook Plus software to purchase, virtual scrapbooking!


How do I order the Snapshots of a good life kit?

Shelley Beaumont

Karen, I took a class from you in 2007 in Germany. Remember that? Those scrapbookers are crazy. I've been using your suggestion of and was trying to get to them tonight to start a project but can't find them. Are they still around? Your photography has really become stunning. I think of you often when I'm in the zone and hope all is well!

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