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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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A quick post to join in with Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop. Here's the inspiration photo: When I first saw it, I immediately thought of an older Papertrey Ink set called "Gracious Vases." Then life got really busy, and I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at random reflections
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The new Time Out Challenge is "Celebrations." There's an optional twist to make a one-layer card, but as usual, I wanted to use my dies for a little dimension. A good friend recently retired, and I wanted to get a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random reflections
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I'm joining in with Mary Lou at Patio Postcards, posting three "photos that are linked somehow: by theme, by color, by date, by moment, or by points of view." We spent yesterday at the Seneca Park Zoo. The photos I'm... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random reflections
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A very Happy Father's Day to those celebrating today. I have a friend for whom today is very difficult, so I know that it's not always a joyous occasion, and there can be a variety of reasons for that. Luckily... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at random reflections
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I'm joining Mary Lou at Patio Postcards where "the idea is to take 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment, by points of view." I spent last weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake at a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at random reflections
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These photos were all taken on June 6th when we returned from trips to two garden centers. By the time the weekend is done, most of them will surely be planted. These don't include all the annual packs we bought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at random reflections
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I was invited to a lovely luncheon this week, and wanted to take a hostess gift. The hostess is someone who regularly sends cards and notes to friends and family so I knew a card set would be appreciated. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at random reflections
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I subscribe to several card challenges through Feedly, and frequently post to one or another of them. Rarely do I set out to create a card specifically for two challenges at once, but yesterday I did. I thought I had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at random reflections
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A quick post to share two identical anniversary cards for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes. Using some Fresh Snow Linen cardstock, I die cut a Simon Says "Stitched Rectangle" and then the "Tic Tac Toe Hearts." I die... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at random reflections
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Waving to Sian and other Monday Memo Makers! Today’s post is another long and photo heavy one as we spent the holiday weekend on the road to visit my brother in the Hudson Valley. He recently moved from the east... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at random reflections
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Today is Sarah and Adam's 11th anniversary---how is that possible!!! Nonetheless it is, and I have a card for them inspired by The Card Concept: Freshly Elegant challenge. Here's the inspiration photo: I was inspired by the colors that are... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at random reflections
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As I noted on Wednesday, my niece had a baby girl on Tuesday. Hopefully, I'll have photos for my Monday Memo post, but I thought I'd share the card I made for her as well as one I made for... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at random reflections
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It's been awhile since I participated in a Simon Says Challenge, but I wanted to break out the Simon Says April Card Kit. The Furry Friends challenge was a perfect fit for it. I knew when the kit arrived, I'd... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at random reflections
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It was supposed to be a quiet weekend after a very busy week once we returned from Chicago. Somehow, it flew by, and here we are at Monday evening already! Friday night we had dinner with Tracy’s sister and brother-in-law... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at random reflections
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I'm joining in with the Take Three Thursday meme at Patio Postcards this week. The idea is to take 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by color, by date, by moment, by points of view. Not only... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at random reflections
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Monday, the typical day for a memo post, was spent in the car. Traveling home from Chicago always seems much longer than going. Partially because we "lose" an hour coming back, but this time is was longer due mostly to... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at random reflections
My dad's favorite holiday was Valentine's Day. He always made it a really special occasion. When I was growing up, there was always a new outfit to wear to school. (He had exquisite taste, and loved to shop for clothes!) When I was older and married, I got flowers and sometimes packages of food stuffs the whole family could enjoy. No sentimental cards--not his thing--but always a recognition that he loved us! It's still one of my favorite holidays even though he's been gone for many years.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2017 on May 2017 Release Day at {capture the moment}
A great photo to add to you memory keeping projects!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2017 on weekending... at Morning Glory Studio
Such a lovely way to spend time with friends.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2017 on Currently... at Morning Glory Studio
I'm already pretty addicted to the Mix and Match sets, and this month's release is no exception! Especially You is such a beautiful set.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2017 on May 2017 Release: Day 5 at {capture the moment}
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Today is Mother's Day in the United States which this year falls on my birthday, and thanks to some wonderful planning, is also the day of Hannah's baptism. I have four cards to share today, and will be back in... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at random reflections
Sun and Moon is just fabulous! Love all the projects shown today!
Toggle Commented May 13, 2017 on May 2017 Release: Day 4 at {capture the moment}
Have a great time!
Toggle Commented May 13, 2017 on Fri-YAY! at Morning Glory Studio
Cool cards! I'll bet these would work great for teen-age boys as well as Dads.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on May 2017 Release: Day 3 at {capture the moment}
Yes, retirement (I love your spin on that word!) does make for nearly one perfect day after the next. On the rare occasion when I feel overwhelmed, I remember that I have total control over how I choose to spend my time. The only problem is too many interests!