Sunday, May 10, 2015

A tribute to Karen

Good morning.  It is with much sadness that I am announcing that Karen is retiring from our Design Team.

Karen has been here at Scraps of Darkness/Elegance since the beginning, she is one of our Core Designers, my good friend, and a beautiful person.  And I am going to miss having her on the team.

I didn't want this to be a totally sad post though, I know Karen will be spending some of her new free time in her gardens, and with her beautiful grandsons, and I am happy for her, I know I'd rather be spending time on the garden and with my grandson than doing most things!

So as I thought about what I wanted to do in this post, I thought rather than go on and on about it being sad, I would share some of my favorite projects that Karen has done for us, so without further delay, I bring you some of the amazing work of Karen Zueger-Brownell.

From our October, 2011 SOD kit:
From our June, 2012 SOE kit:
From our June 2012 SOD kit:
From our September 2012 SOD kit:

From our October 2012 SOD kit:
From our February 2013 SOD kit:
From our May 2013 SOD kit:
From our October 2013 kit (can you tell I love Karen's Halloween layouts?!)
From our November 2013 SOD kit:
From our March 2014 kit:
From our March 2015 kit:
From our April 2015 kit:

And I just want to end this post with a thank you.  Thank you, Karen, for all the time you designed here, for all the beautiful projects you did, and for being my friend.  Scraps of Darkness would not have been all it is without you, my friend...

~Melinda

8 comments:

  1. You are going to be greatly missed Karen! You are my hippie chick sista and I <3 you! Enjoy your time off! xoxo

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  2. :( This saddens me! Karen, your creations are so gorgeous! I hope that in your "spare time" between gardens and grandkiddos that we still get to see what you make! Xoxo!

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  3. Your creations here will be missed but I totally relate with your decision, enjoy sweet karen!!!

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  4. What a great blogpost about you karen! You always have been one of the faces from SOD! So many beautiful layouts you made! I am still in love with that March 2014 layout by the way :) . I am sure you wont stop scrapbooking and we see you around ! xxx

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  5. I will miss seeing your SOD creations! Your creativity is amazing! I have enjoyed the last year and half being on the team with you. Thank you for everything!

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  6. Thanks so much for this post and for all the love, I will miss you all soooo much!! I'll still be around creating, just slowin down some. It's been the best of times and I'll remember every minute with this team!!!! Peace Out My Sistas!!!!!

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  7. Karen, you are simply amazing as a person, artist and fellow scrappy sister and I am going to miss you immensly!! Have fun and be sure to plant a daisy in your garden for me :) Hugs~Renea

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  8. Karen, you are simply amazing as a person, artist and fellow scrappy sister and I am going to miss you immensly!! Have fun and be sure to plant a daisy in your garden for me :) Hugs~Renea

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