About Me

Hi, I'm Karen and welcome to my little crafty blog where you will find my projects, inspiration, personal favorites, and more. My paper-crafting passions are scrapbooking and card making. Occasionally, I even sew. My creative style is sophisticated, artsy, girly, and full of textures. I love to embellish with layers and so my creations are full of flowers, ribbons, buttons, charms, stitching, & stamping. I’d be happy to answer any questions about my projects or share my crafty knowledge just leave me a comment. Thanks for visiting!

Creative Process:
I strive to express my passion for originality with an innovative style and demonstrate a high quality of work that shines through in every little detail. I am passionate about the need to create original works and to find unique ways to embrace paper. On cards, I primarily use rubber stamps and various inking techniques. For scrapbooking, my process of creation begins with a journey exploring different color combinations, discovering intermingling patterns, and emphasizing various textures. My personal fulfillment comes from the originality of the completed creation using my artistic flair. The process of creating brings me joy. Art is what I do and I do it with my whole heart and soul. As a result, Art & Soul. Designs was born in November 2008.

What I’m about…
I’m about embellishments.
I’m about color.
I’m about design.
I’m about combining randomness into beauty.

What I’m NOT about…
I’m not about die cut machines.
I’m not about layout sketches.
I’m not about using kits.
I’m not about “companies, brands, or lines”

Behold style,
Embrace imperfection,
Cherish beauty.

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