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Karen Poirier-Brode
Worked at DebbieHodge.com; The Permanente Medical group; University of Calfornia Davis
Attended McGill University
Lives in Sacramento
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Update
 It's been a while. Life just comes in torrents, at times. Doctor appointments, classes, friends all add up but while a busy life, I am not complaining. Actually, had a procedure that has reduced my pain some and now, at least temporarily, I can increase my...
Actually, had a procedure that has reduced my pain some and now, at least temporarily, I can increase my activity a bit. Maybe I can lose a bit more weight. I've kept off the big weight loss but still want to lose more. I recognize why I've not made more progress - too many calories in and not ...
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Fast as a Speeding Bullet
I took over 500 images yesterday. At the end I turned the camera to auto and shot snapshots until my battery died. I tried to get great photos but realized I would need a lot more physical abilities and energy to keep up with a 2 year old. For now, I will r...
I took over 500 images yesterday. At the end I turned the camera to auto and shot snapshots until my battery died. I tried to get great photos but realized I would need a lot more physical abilities and energy to keep up with a 2 year old. For now, I will refer to that lovable bundle of boyish ...
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These turned out well
I think the room scene turned out best, though Eve is a fun piece. Definitely, that room scene is one of my favorite pieces from 2015. The wine bottle has a touch of Picasso inspiration and the setting is inspired by a Van Gogh room. That tile and my Dia de...
I think the room scene turned out best, though Eve is a fun piece. Definitely, that room scene is one of my favorite pieces from 2015. The wine bottle has a touch of Picasso inspiration and the setting is inspired by a Van Gogh room. That tile and my Dia de los Meurtos shrine, that I've posted ...
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Bib Pattern Give Away
The Craft and Hobby Association show is not just about paper crafts. Fabric crafts are also a part of the show. Lorine Mason  is a very talented designer who gave me a fun bib pattern to give away on my blog. I'm a recent step great-grandmother; so, as we w...
Lorine Mason is a very talented designer who gave me a fun bib pattern to give away on my blog. I'm a recent step great-grandmother; so, as we were talking about crafty subjects like the Digiscrap Geek Podcast and sewing we were also discussing babies. Lorraine had this pattern collection of ...
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Trends
Here I am, in Anaheim, curled up in bed and thinking of things I still need to organize for my visit to the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. I'll be riding a scooter about the show floor Saturday through Tuesday and doing my best to see where some of...
Here I am, in Anaheim, curled up in bed and thinking of things I still need to organize for my visit to the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. I'll be riding a scooter about the show floor Saturday through Tuesday and doing my best to see where some of the trends I've spotted are showing up ...
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Interesting New Scrap Stuff
Something lovely I'm finding in the new releases, for the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim, are Prima's color bloom sprays in delightful new shades of Impress Gold, Berry Wine, Boysenberry, Deep Teal and Yellow Mustard. The Pima markers ...
Something lovely I'm finding in the new releases, for the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim, are Prima's color bloom sprays in delightful new shades of Impress Gold, Berry Wine, Boysenberry, Deep Teal and Yellow Mustard. The Pima markers look intriguing, too.
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 I've been making a few scrapbook pages recently and decided that I've not been spending as much time at my hobby as I'd like. Truthfully, once I get creating art, it's hard to get into my crafts. Not from too much creative energy but more of "What a mess!"...
I've been making a few scrapbook pages recently and decided that I've not been spending as much time at my hobby as I'd like. Truthfully, once I get creating art, it's hard to get into my crafts. Not from too much creative energy but more of "What a mess!". Lots of stuff needed in creating.
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Fast as a Speeding Bullet
I took over 500 images yesterday. At the end I turned the camera to auto and shot snapshots until my battery died. I tried to get great photos but realized I would need a lot more physical abilities and energy to keep up with a 2 year old. For now, I will r...
I took over 500 images yesterday. At the end I turned the camera to auto and shot snapshots until my battery died. I tried to get great photos but realized I would need a lot more physical abilities and energy to keep up with a 2 year old. For now, I will refer to that lovable bundle of boyish ...
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More observations from CHA
 I am not doing a comprehensive analysis of the CHA show. I just did not make it everywhere. I took a lot of classes and I do get tired and sore if I overdo. I was there several days and did get to check out quite a bit, though only just a few in any depth....
I am not doing a comprehensive analysis of the CHA show. I just did not make it everywhere. I took a lot of classes and I do get tired and sore if I overdo. I was there several days and did get to check out quite a bit, though only just a few in any depth. This is where I miss the two shows a ...
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My resolution scrapbook page using a GIS template
  Supplies: Sketch/template from GIS membership template library – Kim Watson, kits – Just Jaimee (at The_Lilypad) Storyteller September and October 2014 collections,styles – Mommyish, fonts – Courier new regular, Gill Sans Ultrabold   This page was posted ...
The membership has access to over 110 Photoshop templates and sketches searchable by number of photos and layout type. Check out the article at Get It Scrapped's blog where you can see how other creative team members interpreted the sketch. There are lots more wonderful benefits of membership at ...
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Karen this is AWESOME! the topic and the treatment.
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Happy New Year and more cards for Just 12 Days
copyright Karen Poirier-Brode 2015, Just 12 Days Hope everyone is having a fabulous New Year! I played around today learning a bit more from Danielle Young at  Scrapaneers . You can download these cards to print subject to the usual rules re: personal use o...
The classes Danielle teaches are great and really helped me recall things I've learned before in Illustrator. I highly recommend you check out Scrapaneers for classes. Lots of fun and useful stuff there. I probably should have done more around the house today since time is counting down to my ...
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Just 12 Days scrap designs and a little art
Some Pocket Cards for a "Just 12 Days" Project I'm pretty new to designing but I did want to play a little. The cards use the deep colors of the palette I chose. I am putting into play some of what I learned from Danielle Young's Pocket Pops 2 Adobe Illustr...
Some Pocket Cards for a "Just 12 Days" Project I'm pretty new to designing but I did want to play a little. The cards use the deep colors of the palette I chose. I am putting into play some of what I learned from Danielle Young's Pocket Pops 2 Adobe Illustrator Class and Pocket Pops 1 Adobe ...
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  • McGill University
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  • McGill University
    Medicine
  • University of California, Davis
    OBGYN residency, Psychosomatic OBGYN and Pediatric and Adolescent OBGYN fellowship
  • Los Rios Community College
    Art, Art New Media, Anthropology, Photography
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  • DebbieHodge.com; The Permanente Medical group; University of Calfornia Davis
    Creative team; retired MD; retired UCDMC volunteer clinical professor
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