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Meet the Altered Pages Designers: KAREN CONNER

At Altered Pages we have a very talented Design Team!
 We are proud to introduce you to one of our members

Hi! My name is Karen Conner. I live in Southern Virginia. I just had a birthday-turned 54. I've been married for 35 years (to the same man!) We have one furbaby-a Shih tzu named Snickers. I have one son who married a beautiful young lady. They've blessed me with 2 wonderful grandchildren.

In 2005 I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Bone cancer in my right bottom jaw. I spent a year in the hospital taking chemo. They took my jaw bone out and replaced it with a bone from my leg! What a miracle! God blessed me so much that year! I am now a 10 year cancer survivor!

I've been crafting my whole life. In 2004 I went to my first Stampin Up party. I instantly fell in love with cardstock, punches, stamps and ink! Then I found YouTube! Oh my! What a world that opened up!

In 2011 I joined my first design team-Word Art Wednesday. I've had the privilege to be on several design teams: Perfect Sentiments, Nice Crane Designs, Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium, Stamp-N-Doodle, Party Time Tuesdays. Guest artist for Paper Artsy, Marks Finest Stamps and Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

I currently design for Stencils by Retta and Altered Pages. I am a member of DecoArt Helping Hands Artist program.  My style has definitely evolved-I do a little of everything from clean and simple to shabby chic.

I LOVE mixed media. Combining paints and inks to create something is like magic! I love trying new techniques and experimenting with new products. I create cards, layouts, mini albums, mixed media canvas....I love to draw, paint with acrylics and watercolors, use colored pencils.

Visit me anytime @
Have a blessed day!!
Karen Conner

Happy Valentines From Karen!!!



Now for an organization tip from Lyneen...
she loves STICKLES!!!

In a plastic box all the bottles are stored upside down... no waiting for the STICKLES to flow to tip... the STICKLES are ready to squeeze out of the bottle!

When you comment today share some of your organization ideas!!!


  1. Karen, great bio and Valentines. Good to hear you're living Cancer free. And WOW, are you a busy lady with all the design teams. Good for you!

  2. Karen it was very inspiring reading your bio♥ The only tip I have is cutting holes in the bottom of foam egg cartons to hold sprays, dabbers , etc! I keep them sorted so I can pick them up and carry to my table.

  3. Karen your bio is a testamony that with God all things are possible. Great idea on how to store Stickles.

  4. Karen, I am touched by your strength and survival. We are so very glad to have you on or Team! Your work is beautiful.

  5. Lovely to meet you and learn more about you Karen!
    You truly are a strong and brave woman-congratulations on being a ten year survivor~best wishes and blessings for you.
    Your valentines are so sweet and you are truly an inspiration Karen- huge hugs ")

  6. Karen, I so enjoyed reading your bio. Your survivor story is heartwarming, and we are so happy to have you with us here at Altered Pages. You are certainly one busy, very talented lady. Your valentine's are so sweet and pretty. TFS

  7. Karen so lovely to get to know a bit more about you given I left the team pretty much upon you joining AP. Your cards for Valentines Day are just beautiful! xx

  8. Thank you all for the sweet comments! I love making new cyber friends! This bio intro for everyone is so helpful! Hope everyone has an awesome week!

  9. p.s. the card using vintage and the black and pink background is my favorite, it's unexpected but works so beautifully!

  10. Love your valentine's and it's great to get to know you a bit more!

  11. Love your valentine's and it's great to get to know you a bit more!


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