Hello and welcome to Karen's Kreative Kards! I discovered card making in the spring of 1999 and have been totally addicted to this awesome hobby ever since. I am recently retired and am having so much fun sharing card making ideas on my blog, in classes I teach, and now on my YouTube channel. I am blessed to have two grown children, two sweet grandsons, a loving and tolerant husband, and some special stamping sisters in my life. I am also the previous owner and design team coordinator of a charitable blog called Send a Smile 4 Kids, where we collect and distribute handmade cards for children inpatient in many children's hospitals and I remain on the design team. I have been honored to have hundreds of my cards published in national stamping magazines and dozens of full length articles on stamping techniques published by Scrap and Stamp Arts and at All Free Paper Craft (Prime Publishing).