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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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The last of the Nantucket SNAP collections, assuming I can come up with something original and interesting this week. There seems to be no end of the images from Nantucket that interest me. When I took the upper left photograph,... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at random reflections
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Truthfully, I wasn't really sure I'd ever catch up with my monthly PL spreads. When we returned from vacation two weeks ago, I was eight months behind. But shortly after we returned, I read on a blog about a woman... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
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As I expected, I found quite a few of the items from the 2016 Summer Scavenger Hunt while we were on vacation. Some of them are duplicates of items I found earlier, but I couldn't resist adding them to the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random reflections
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Only two of the three lighthouses on Nantucket are easily accessible. To reach the third, you need a special pass, which evidently is not that hard to get, but there wasn't enough time to follow through. I have multiple views... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
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Each month I like to participate in Sandie's 5 in 5 photography meme. I was quite sure I'd be able to come up with five photos in five minutes somewhere on Nantucket, and it proved easy to do. I finally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at random reflections
That is definitely one of my favorite Waterlogue photos---I've said it before, but I think they get better and better!
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on summer magic ... at Morning Glory Studio
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We've just returned from ten days visiting Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Providence, Rhode Island. It's been years since we were on Cape Cod or in Providence, and we'd never visited Nantucket. Betsy grew up with summer vacations on Nantucket, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at random reflections
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I have a couple of cards to share that shout summer to me. The first one was for a friend who has a pretty healthy dislike of flamingoes. Her brother regularly sent her flamingoes from all over the country when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at random reflections
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Every time we visit Niagara-on-the-Lake we are taken with the gorgeous flower displays along the main street. All of these photos were taken within one block. They'll be just as gorgeous in October when we return with our friends for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at random reflections
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For one of our friends, and definitely for my brother, retirement means more golf! This is actually the second retirement for my brother. He worked for many years, retired, needed something to do, and started driving a school bus. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at random reflections
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There were two special birthdays this week. The first was that of a friend who turned 80 on Monday. He certainly looks a lot younger that his age, and is quite the bridge player. We sang "Happy Birthday" to him... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at random reflections
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Thursday was our 43rd wedding anniversary and we celebrated with a day trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see their new musical, "Alice in Wonderland." I'd give the musical a mixed review---the production was amazing with wonderful videography that served as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at random reflections
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I'm plodding along with my Project Life pages, trying to keep ahead of being behind an entire year! Meanwhile, we (fortunately) continue to accumulate photos and wonderful memories, so once the summer is over I need to dedicate myself to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at random reflections
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It's July 31st, and time for the July edition of Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. The first item on the list was a "wild heart-a naturally occurring heart." I wasn't sure where I'd find that one, but one morning while... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at random reflections
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Recently the town of Brighton, where we live, opened a new nature park and trail. Round trip, it's about 1.75 miles, just the right length for a short and pleasant walk. I've walked it several times already, and have enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at random reflections
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Papertrey Ink hosted a Stamp-a-Faire on Saturday. There were nine different challenges with video tutorials. I've watched all the videos, and they were all wonderful, but time constraints limited me to participating in just three of them. I picked the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at random reflections
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It's the 25th of the month and the day for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge. No surprise, I'm still working on the Stamp-a-Faire projects, and hope I'll be back later with another post before the galleries close tomorrow morning.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at random reflections
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Today is the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire. Because we'll be going to the lake soon, I won't get to participate in the challenges as they appear, but hope to play along tomorrow. Last night they opened up a gallery so you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at random reflections
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Tracy's family rents a cottage each summer on one of the Finger Lakes. This year it's on Honeoye Lake, and luckily, a week for the full moon. Here are four shots taken on two different nights, checking off #13 on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at random reflections
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As soon as I saw this sketch from CAS)E) this Sketch, I knew I wanted to use a new piece of patterned paper I picked up over the weekend in Buffalo. I bought it to use with some summer layouts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at random reflections
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On my creative calendar was to try another technique from the Online Card Class, Heat Wave. Kristina Werner created a card that combined stamping some images with colored inks and embossing others. I ended up using three different stamp sets... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at random reflections
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It's been a few weeks since I could truly say I'd done something new over the weekend. But this weekend, friends of ours met us in Buffalo, NY to visit and tour the Darwin Martin House, one of Frank Lloyd... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at random reflections
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Day 2 of the Online Card Class focused on heat embossing techniques. Who knew you could emboss with a Quickie Glue pen? Not I, but I decided to give it a try. I stamped the image from Penny Black's "Blooming... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at random reflections
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We spent more time with our grandchildren last week than we usually do. Caleb's visit combined with the arrival of Madelyn meant we had lots and lots of time together. They played in Matt and Betsy's wonderful yard, went to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at random reflections
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The Online Card Classes are among my favorites, and I'm currently enrolled in "Heat Wave," a class on embossing. The first day was lots of quick tips for embossing with different inks, embossing powders, and different kinds of cardstock. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at random reflections
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