Congratulations to the new Bliss Girls!!!


I am thrilled to say the newest members of the FABULOUS Scrapper's Bliss design team were announced today! Come on over to and say hello!

Andrea Hill, Owner & Supreme Leader
Jen Fortney, Jen of all Trades
Karen Carter, Marketing Director (that's me!)
Paula Barber (ScrapNTexN), Design Team Coordinator
Jill Godon (Jill-in-Canada)
Jlyne Hanback (Jlyne)
Kristin Bennett
Monica Schoenemann
Rebecca Bollman

Adrienne Looman (acanlooman)
Colleen Stearns
Jaime Warren
Jen Jockisch
Kendra McCracken
Stacey Kingman
Staci Etheridge (bobstac)

September Contest & Celebrity Guest


Come Chat with Karen Russell, the designer behind the innovative line of scrapbooking products; Narratives by Creative Imaginations. is pleased to announce that Karen Russell will be joining our message board for a live chat on September 11th at 7pm PST / 10pm EST. Stop by and say hello!


We want to see your amazing layouts using any of the inspiring products from Creative Imaginations. Layouts should consist of at least 75% Creative Imaginations products, which should be easy to do since they have so many exciting lines to choose from. All entries will be judged on the best overall use of Creative Imaginations products, so lay it on thick and please list those products in your description.

Post your entries in the "September Contest" section of the gallery by 11:59pm PST on September 26th.

Feel free to enter as many layouts as you like. The winners will be announced on September 31st.

Creative Imaginations has generously donated the following fabulous prizes...

The 1st Place Winner will receive $75 in CI products!!

The 2nd Place Winner will receive $50 in CI products!

The 3rd Place Winner will receive $25 in CI products!

OK, Bliss Girls....


Today is the big day! Andrea, Jen & I will be deliberating on who will become the newest Bliss Girls. I am a complete wreck. My heart is pounding, my tummy is in knots. I can hardly wait!!! I have my list of favorites ready to go and I just hope we all agree. This is going to be nuts!!!!!! I can hardly stand it!!! Good luck to all who entered!!!

Love these handbags


I am just loving handbags right now. Nora Griffin (Norascrapsmac) bought me a cool pink Fossil bag for my birthday this year and got me hooked. Until then I was a basic black bag kind of girl. BORING! So here are two of the super cute bags I am trying to get my hands on! Link me to your favorite bags!

This one is from "Made By Tess".

This one is from "Baby Bug Boutique".

Tap Tap Tap.... Is This Thing On?


Is anyone here? Is anyone even reading this? I would love to see some comments now and again. If I find out that people are actually reading my blog, I may just update it more often. Right now I feel like I am just talking to a wall. Who's here? What are you hoping to read when you do come here? More Bliss info on contests, sales and celebrity chats? More personal info? Should I be posting my scrap projects? Give me a sign that there is life out there.

Time is running out....


This DT Call ends August 25th, 2006.

If you sincerely want to be considered for our Design Team, please fill out the following questionnaire and email it along with three to five small images of your best work to We will acknowledge all received entries with access to our private Design Team Search Yahoo Group. (It is not mandatory to join.)

We are truly stunned at the overwhelming number of fabulous entries we've already received and due to this incredible response, the Design Team Search Yahoo Group's gallery is filled to capacity. We are no longer able to load contestant albums to the group. This does not mean you can not apply. It simply means your layouts will not be visible to other contestants.

*We are accepting applications from U.S. residents only.

If you have any questions, please contact

Scrapper's Bliss Design Team Search 2006
Applicant Questionnaire

NOTE: All information is kept in strict confidence by the management of Scrapper's Bliss and will not be shared with anyone for any reason. Please be as detailed as possible in your responses.

Screen Name at Scrapper's Bliss:
Mailing Address:

Why do you want to be a Bliss Girl?

If you have been published, please list the publications and dates:

List any design team experience you have (indicate past or present):

List any teaching experience you have (scrapbook-related):

You may include any additional information about yourself below:

I haven't forgotten you


Life is just really crazy busy right now. Noah started Kindergarten last week. Cole is sick. Drew is worn out at work. I am trying to juggle the family, house and Bliss Girls design team search. For the record, the house isn't looking too good. I really need to juggle that ball a little better.

On the up side, Drew and I got to have a full 24-hours to ourselves. We went to Disneyland/California Adventure Park, had dinner at the Vinyard Room, saw a movie, bought the boys new twin beds and just enjoyed the quiet. It was perfect! Thanks to Rich & Sarah for taking the boys overnight!

I'm keeping it short right now, but I will try to be a better blogger soon. i have some FABULOUS news to announce for Scrapper's Bliss later tonight too! So come back!

About me

  • I'm Karen (Cupcake) Carter
  • From Orange County, California, United States
  • I am happily married to my best friend and proud to be the Mommy of two sweet little boys. My world revolves around these three handsome guys. Everything I do is for or because of them. I am happy to the core!
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