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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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There is a baby shower today in Hyde Park for my niece who is expecting her first baby, a little boy. She's due the day after my birthday, so I'm hoping for a delivery a day early! I wish I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random reflections
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The last day we were in Florida, we went to visit Selby Gardens in Sarasota. One of the things I enjoy doing in a botanical garden is to look for pattern and light. Once I found one of these pairs,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at random reflections
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When these cards were made I was so sick of winter I decided to break out the butterflies for some of the March/April birthdays. This card uses my new favorite paper pad, "Watercolor Wonder" by Maile Belles, "Life is Beautiful"... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
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There won't be any scrapbooking done in March since we'll be away more than we're home. Once we get settled in again, Project Life needs to rise up to the top of the priority list. June was a pretty quick... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at random reflections
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Recently a friend celebrated her 65th birthday AND her retirement. We had a great time at her open house, and took this card and a bottle of wine. The card turned out to be a snap to make. I picked... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at random reflections
We have exactly the same situation!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2015 on Photo Pairs Week 11 at Odds and Ends
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One of the top items on our To Do list for this vacation was to visit The Ringling Museum. We spent the afternoon at the Circus Museum, and walked down to Ca'D'Zan, the Ringling mansion but never made it to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at random reflections
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Today is Tracy's birthday, and what fun to be able to celebrate it in sunny Florida! When Papertrey Ink released "Zappy Birthday" I just fell in love with it. I decided I didn't need the stamps, just the die cuts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at random reflections
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As soon as I saw the dies and stamps designed for Papertrey Ink's anniversary by Maile Belles, I knew I'd be adding them to my collection. I also purchased her new paper pad, "Watercolor Wonder," and some of the gold... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at random reflections
Raising two children who have become successful, happy adults who are raising happy, successful children of their own! it's been such a wonderful adventure!
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I was looking through some Christmas Pinterest boards this morning (another nice thing about vacation), and remembered I wrote this post before I left. Hard to think about Christmas here, but as far as I know there's still plenty of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at random reflections
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One of the great pleasures of being on the beach are morning and evening walks. Although I took my DSLR on one walk, most photos are taken with my iPhone which I always have with me. These are both iPhone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at random reflections
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I'm late posting my Pairs for Helena's meme this week, but intentionally so. I took a photo on Wednesday morning as we pulled out of the driveway, and one again this morning, our first on Longboat Key. I was pretty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at random reflections
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There were so many people who contributed to Sarah's wonderful Ordination service that I needed to crank out some new cards. I have several "Thanks" die cuts, so pulled them out, and die cut them all in black. With that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at random reflections
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Tracy looked out our kitchen window one morning this week, and saw a large package sitting on the front step. It was a fabulous box of oranges sent directly from Florida from friends of ours who are there visiting now.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at random reflections
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You've seen many cards over the last six months that were created for a friend who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The prognosis was rather iffy, but this week she got great news. The chemo has halted the progress of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at random reflections
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Today is Matt's 32nd birthday. He's celebrating with his three favorite girls, Betsy, Skylar, and Ella in Niagara Falls. They're staying at a hotel overlooking the falls with a swimming pool, and have plans to visit the aquarium and perhaps,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at random reflections
Karen is now following Margaret Patch
Feb 26, 2015
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Two posts in one day is unusual, but I'm already a day late for Helena's wonderful Pairs meme. Those of you that have been following me through several winters know I rely on grocery store flowers to get some early... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at random reflections
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It's been a week since I've posted and I really can't explain where the time has gone! It's not for lack of content. I have quite a bit to share, and hopefully, will get most of them drafted before we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at random reflections
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In my continual rant against the weather, it is -4° this morning, with a wind chill of -22°. Really? Worse yet, we discovered ice damming in several places yesterday, which can cause all kinds of damage. The last time it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at random reflections
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I have three pairs to share with you today for Helena's wonderful meme. Yesterday afternoon Adam's parents, Tracy, and I spent the afternoon at The George Eastman House. After we saw the new exhibit on Technicolor, we took a tour... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at random reflections
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It’s been a whirlwind around here for the last few days. Sarah, Adam, Caleb, and Sadie (their dog) arrived on Thursday as did Adam’s parents from Chehalis, Washington. We all gathered for Sarah’s ordination service yesterday at Third Presbyterian. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at random reflections
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I'll be saving my points for this one. Love the Smile tulips card, and the last card. Happy Anniversary! I'll have a big order tonight, and a wish list for later.
I love so much of this release, but my faves were the first day when Maile released her Swoosh stamps and dies, and the great watercolor paper pad!