Friday, December 30, 2011

A baby & my top 10

Firsty, I have some HUGE news.........
 I am very excited to announce that I am a Grandmother !!!  (for the 2nd time eeek) My daughter Ashlee gave birth to her second child, a little boy on Wednesday evening. I was very fortunate to be with her throughout the birth, and she was amazing. It is an incredible experience to be with your child, when she gives birth to her own child.

 It is with great pleasure that we welcome


BORN ON 28/12/2011 at 8.03 pm


Ive seen lots of blogs where people are displaying their favorite layouts they have created throughout the year, and thought I would do the same. I have had an amazing year this year with my Scrapbook. I feel very honoured to have been given the opportunities that I have been given. I cant wait to see what 2012 has in store. So, here are my favorite creations from over the last year. Theres some others that Ive done, which I would have included, but they are out for publication, so I will share those as soon as I can.

My heartfelt thanks to everyone for their constant support, and wonderful comments left on my blog throughout the last year. Coming here and reading them really does brighten my day. I wish everone a safe, and happy new year, and I hope all your dreams and wishes come true in 2012.


  1. Congratulations my friend. What a wonderful experience that must have been. Happy snuggling.

    Gorgeous layouts, one and all.

  2. Awesome array of layouts Karen...I adore the Wedding one - such pretty pretty colours! Congrats to your that must have been an amazing experience to have been there. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Huge congrats!

    Beautiful layouts! I sent you a message on facebook, do u mind to check?

  4. Love all your shares Karen. Such gorgeous work and congrats on the new arrival in your family. Such a big bubba but what a cool name! All the best for 2012 xo

  5. CONGRATULATIONS Grandma!!!! I still think it is a outrage you are a Grandma as your way too young lol! Ow well you can be a hot Grandma can't you? lol. All your work is stunning Karen so it would be hard to choose just a few! Have a great new year :o) *hugz* xo

  6. HI.. oh w big congrats on your new Grand son.. it must be amazing to share in the birth like that..and i know he will be in some stunning layouts next year!! i love all of these layouts.. you have a wonderful neat style, it always looks like everything is just perfectly in its place!! and a Happy New Year to you too!! may twenty twelve be full of scrappiness!!

  7. Congratulations with the birth of your grandson!!! Sounds really special to be with your daughter at such a moment.
    Love the layouts you made in the past year and hope to see a lot more of your wonderful work in the new year!!!
    Best wishes for 2012 with lots of fun, luck, joy and creativeness!!!

  8. I looove your work.Big congrats on your grandson,God bless him!!

  9. Congratulations on becoming a granny again xxx
    And what a cool name he has!

  10. First of all: CONGRATS KAREN on being a grandmother again ! :o))))

    And your LO`s are stunning. I love them all !! You give me a lot of inspiration :) I hope to se a lot more of you in 2012....I guess some of them will be with your new grandchild ;o)

    I wish you a Happy New Year Karen.

    hugs and kisses

  11. Congrats on the new arrival of a dear little grandson Karen and how special to be at the birth. Your top ten LO's are amazing. Thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration and sharing in 2011. I look forward to sharing scrappiness with you in 2012. x

  12. Congratulations Karen. Enjoy the cuddles . Great selection of layouts there! I hope 2012 is a great year for you!!

  13. Lovely news, congratulations to Ashlee. Your layouts are beautiful and I can't wait to see what 2012 brings, keep up the great work.

  14. oh Karen soooooooooooooooo glad you got your blog back woohoo !!!!!!!
    now congrats on your second grandchild .. awesome news
    and the journey through your pages is like walking through an exquisite garden of color and magical sparkles... love them all .. soooooooooooo beautiful xoxo

  15. Congratulations on your new grandson, he is beautiful!!! Love your top 10, best wishes for happy crafting in 2012!!

  16. oh wow ... congratulations from me too ... lots of snuggles and some new scrapping inspiration as well ... bonus ... have fun watching the wee man grow.

    Fabbo creations as well too, by the way.

  17. Congrats on the birth of your 2nd grandchild Karen (even though you look way too young to be a grandmother). :)
    I love your layouts and I must admit there are quite a few of my favourites in your selection.
    I hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you and your family.
    Take care. xx