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I'm the luckiest woman out there. I'm blessed to be married to my best friend. I have two amazing children, one son-in-law and the most adorable grandson ever with grandson number two due February 2013!!! My passion is people and preserving their memories for generations to come.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009


Yep, Happy Valentines Day to all my friends!! Today is not only THE day of "lurve" it is also a day of great news!!!

As most of you know, I have been designing for Am I A Scrap Addict - Sketches for the past 6 months and loving every minute of it!!! Well, I have been honored by being allowed to return for a second 6 month term!!! I am just so excited as I just love De's sketches and always get so much inspiration from all the girls involved!!! I still have one more release from my current term which will happen on Monday and then my releases will be on the 1st of each month starting with the new term. De has two teams and has decided to do half on the 1st and half on the 15th so even though I will showcase my release on the 1st you should totally check out the site on the 15th of each month as well!!!

Check out my new tag De made for us!!!


Even though it is the day of "lurve", we won't be doing much since Rob has to work tonite but.................I did have a surprise for him when he got home at 2 this morning!!!! Over at Just Scrappin' and Treasured Scrapbooking Cristal (aka Pinky) challenged us to an altered item gift this month for a loved one. She made a coupon book for her hubby and encouraged us all to do something similar giving our loved ones "coupons" for "stuff." So, I made a board book for Rob and included little "tickets" for "stuff" ranging from Date Night to more naughty things and I love how it turned out - and so did he I might add!!! Wanna see??? Well of course I am gonna show it whether ya wanna see or not!!! LOL









So, tell me what ya think??? I am just tickled with how it turned out. I don't usually go on and on about anything I make but I've been gushing about this since finishing it up around 1:30 this morning!!!

Other than that I haven't really gotten anything scrappy done at all!!! With the last 2 1/2 weeks being filled with sickies around here I finally got everyone well and have seemed to avoid getting sick myself (so far, knock on wood) so I hope this next week I can get back in the loop of things and knock some challenges out over at a couple of the boards I play on regularly!!!

My parents are due up any moment to celebrate Cait's birthday this weekend since we postponed it last weekend so I am going to wrap this up until Monday most likely - when I'll have my DT release to show ya and hopefully that will be the start of a very productive scrappy week!!!

By the way, the We Love Our Members contest is still going strong over at Treasured Scrapbooking so if you haven't stopped by yet you totally should - the work there is always amazing but the ladies competing are really pulling out all the tricks of the trade to create some fantabulous layouts!!!

As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope that with just one of my posts I can inspire one person to create something beautiful! Happy Scrappin' to you all and I leave you with this on a beautiful Valentine's Day!!!

My Scrappy Kitty Valentine:


I stopped in to see what Cait was up to the other night in her room and she was scrappin' a bit. She taken the cover from the K&Co. Smitten pad and laid on the bed and the cat decided it made a nice canopy to sleep under. I just love this pic and think I'll do a layout with it soon!!!


Karen said...

What a stunning gift. It's really lovely Karen. Love those papers.

Love Karen (UK) xxx

karen In Houston said...

I followed your blog over here from FH2S, and i love your blog. I will definitely be back more frequently. BTW the book you did for your dd is fantastic, i love it too. You are a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing, from one Karen in Texas to another Karen in Texas (I am right aren't I).......

ropergirl3 said...

oh I can see why Rob would love it--how cool!
That kittie is so darling!! What a face!

michele said...

absolutely gorgeous...so did DH love the book or the coupons better?


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!