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Monday, June 1, 2009

Oh Goodness!!!

Well, moving has gotten the best of me!!! I set up a post to automatically go up today with my DT cards for Am I A Scrap Addict - Sketches and The Cuttlebug Spot and blast it, it didn't work!!!

So, my card for Am I A Scrap Addict - Sketches was inspired by this fab sketch De gave us to work with this month. I told her that she keeps outdoing herself as I think this has to be my fav sketch of hers so far!!!

Here's the sketch:


And here is my card - isn't this MFT stamp just too darn cah-yute???? I am loving it!!!


And my new DT spot that I am just thrilled to be a part of at The Cuttlebug Spot challenged us to bring out the stamps and boy, Nilda sure picked a great challenge for my first reveal because we ALL know how much I love my stamps!!! I used this darling Magnolia stamp - Tilda is just the cutest little girl, I can't get enough of her. I only have two Tilda stamps right this moment but you KNOW that I am gonna get more right??? LOL

So, here's my card:


I'm kind of disappointed in how the photographing of this card turned out. You can't hardly tell I used my CB Embossing folders and that just stinks because up close it is just so cute!!! On the checked background paper I used Bloom & Dots while on the layered flower I used three different embossing folders then spritzed it with my home made "glimmer mist" using Ranger's Perfect Pearls. Overall I love love love the card but wish my embossing would have shown up better.

On to the moving news:

We didn't leave Texas til after 3 pm and we were already whooped when we headed out. About midnight we decided we needed sleep something crazy like!!! We stopped in Tucumcari (spelling????) for the night but ended up pulling out of there around 4 am because we just couldn't sleep anymore - we all wanted to just get to our new home. We pulled in Albuquerque around 7:15 am and started unloading. By 11 am we were feeling the lack of sleep and showered off and took naps til around 2 pm then finished unloading the truck. Slept like a baby last night let me tell ya - I am NOT supposed to work that hard..............LOL!!!! Rob and the kids were amazing. With my back I just can't do what I used to and I hate to freaking admit it but after this move it was a big slap in the face that my back has gotten the best of me!! Oh well, what's a girl to do right???

I am off to help Rob finish getting the screen put up in the bedroom so we can watch TV tonite. We have a ton of unpacking to still do but with him working I am taking it slow. I did get our bed moved into the bedroom (with the help of the kids, it's solid cherry wood and HEAVY) and the night stands and dresser. I managed to get it all put together (again with the help of the kids) and started putting our clothes up where they belong. I have my suitcase and another bag of clothes left and I'll be done. Rob got our washer and dryer hooked up tonite so I have some of his clothes going since he's been here with no washer/dryer for 3 weeks and has only ran to the laundromat for necessities!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!!! I am so excited and can't wait to get my scrap stuff unpacked and in my new scrappy area (aka the dining room closet....LOL) and to get creating!!!


Carol said...

I love your Desperate Housewife card. That stamp is too cute!!! Your card for the CB Spot is so cute too. I am really liking the ladybugs. Please take care of yourself and don't overdo it. Miss ya,


Anonymous said...

Karen, first of all, welcome to the design team! I love the papers and colors you used on the Tilda card and those funky papers on the desperate housewife card are perfect! P.S. My brother just moved from Albuquerque back to New York, but he LOVED it out there!

Anonymous said...

I love both your cards - they are great!!!

Dont overdue it getting things put together in your home - I know your eager and want it done but take it slow and be careful.

Karen said...

Karen I've left something on my blog for you.

Love Karen xxx

Steph said...

I love your Tilda card! She's so cute, and you've colored her pefectly! The whole card is fabulous!

I'm glad to hear you and your family made it to NM safely. Good luck with the unpacking and getting settled in! *hugs*


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'!!!!