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Sunday, August 29, 2010


...............I did it again!!! I've neglected the old blog here. Things have been really hectic lately. Two weeks ago tomorrow we almost lost my mother to pneumonia. The first two days in the hospital were very touchy - so touchy both my Mom and my Dad admitted they didn't think she was going to make it. By Wednesday morning she kind of "bounced" back and started improving. By Friday she got to go home but has been to the doctor daily for testing here and there to make sure all is still clear - she had blood clots, one in the leg and one according to her (two according to my Dad the day she was admitted) in her lungs. She is still weak and tires easy but her attitude is definitely there making me know she is going to be OK!!!

Other than that (as if it wasn't enough) I've just been exhausted from work and life. So, hopefully I am back on the crafting bandwagon after Labor Day when we go to Texas.

But........................today, August 29, 2010, I received my Copic Certified Designer certification!!! Now, I can teach anywhere anyone wants me to!!! Although Albuquerque will be a hard market because we only have one scrap store and one stamp store and we had about 3 people from each store getting certified along with me but hey, that's OK because I will always have my certification!!!


One little girl I started in class - finished her while sitting in my recliner this evening with little to no light so didn't see my "oooppsss" until after I uploaded her, oh well, will do another. If anyone knows the brand of this stamp I'd love to know, our instructor Jennie gave us these to practice on with hair and skin. I think I'd like to add black to the white area of the eye then put some white on top of the black to make the eyes pop out more, next time :)


And a little something I did this last week that did turn into a card.............but I forgot to take a pic before I gave it out!!!


Thanks for stopping by and hopefully, someday soon, I will return with some work!!!

Happy Scrappin!!!

OK, so after the post I decided to try the black in the center of the eyes with the white added on top - like it. Then I got smart and decided to use a silver pen for the buckles - don't like it. Live and learn :)


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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'!!!!