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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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When Nicole posted the inspiration piece for April's Blog Hop, I wasn't sure quite what to do with it. The colors certainly aren't anything I usually reach for, and I rarely create stamped backgrounds. In the end, I went for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
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It was a quiet weekend. Nothing much on Friday (I should have been much more productive.) On Saturday, we babysat for Miss Madelyn while Matt and Betsy took the two older girls to a birthday party. She started to crawl... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random reflections
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I've been following Anne Butera's blog for some time now. She's a watercolor artist, and not only do I love her artwork, I love her philosophy of life. Each Monday she posts "Joy List Monday" where she shares the joys... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
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It's been awhile since I've participated in a challenge despite my intention to get to at least one each week. This week I have a trio of butterfly cards that I made Sunday night. The pink ones will get entered... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at random reflections
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It's amazing what two beautiful, unusually warm days will do for the view. On Friday, I wrote that there were almost no flowering trees in bloom, and very few trees greening. Last night Tracy and I took a walk after... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at random reflections
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It feels like spring, the sun is shining, the daffodils are blooming, and there are a few crocus popping up, but still no leaves on the trees nor any flowering trees. The tulips aren't out yet either. But I did... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at random reflections
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Stunning cards today; love the new sets!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2017 on April 2017 Release: Day 5 at {capture the moment}
I just love this watercolor; wish I could recreate it! The poem is the perfect accompaniment.
More wonderful projects from you and the DT! Was happy to see some more with the Made with Love tags from yesterday, too.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2017 on April 2017 Release: Day 3 at {capture the moment}
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It's the 8th birthday of the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says. Not surprisingly, the challenge prompt is Happy Birthday, and I have two (almost matching) cards ready for some April birthdays. Both were made with the new "Beautiful Berries: Spring"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at random reflections
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On Friday morning, we awoke to this: Yes, several inches of wet, heavy snow. By yesterday, it was 70° and we were off to the garden center for some spring flowers. Despite the warm temperatures, there is still a bit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at random reflections
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I'm quite sure I do not need another project, but it's been over a year since I have sketched on a daily basis. During an online class on visual journaling, I came across a book called The Zen of Seeing/Drawing:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at random reflections
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It’s rare that I’m writing a Mondaly Memo post after dinner, but the truth is I find it hard to get back into my usual routines after we’ve been away for over two weeks. In January, it took several weeks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at random reflections
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This has turned out to be a last minute post. Entries to Sandi's 5 in 5 meme are due by tomorrow. Not that I don't have photos from our road trip, but 5 in 5 minutes hadn't happened. Yesterday as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at random reflections
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Saturday evening we arrived on Longboat Key, Florida to spend a week with friends. We took a road trip on our way, and there will be another road trip on the way home. We left just in time to escape... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at random reflections
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By the end of February, I had just four items left on Eileen's Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt. In the end, one of my final entries is a bit questionable, and there's no excuse for it. Number 4 on the list... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at random reflections
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Creating cards for guys isn't as easy as it is for my female friends or even for the kids. It's even worse when you've missed someone's birthday. Admittedly, I don't miss many. I keep a birthday calendar on the bulletin... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at random reflections
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Our weekend started with a lovely birthday dinner on Friday night with Tracy’s sister and brother-in-law at a new Italian restaurant. Delicious food; good conversation! Saturday I spent most of the day working on a project I’ll be able to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at random reflections
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Here are two birthday cards in the same color scheme--teal and white. This card has a lot of color and texture but came together in a hurry. The background paper is from Papertrey Ink's "Winter Woods" paper pack, covered with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at random reflections
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If I think about the number of cards I make each year, Christmas cards would be #1, followed by birthday cards, and then thank you cards. Even when I'm creating cards for a challenge, I have a recipient in mind,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at random reflections
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In December I received the most wonderful invitation to guest design with a talented group of women who host The 12 Kits of Occasions each month. Michelle Leon and I knew each other only from blogland despite living within a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at random reflections
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My mail wasn't anywhere near as interesting as yours. LOVE the tee shirt and the Kate Spade rotating stamp. That might be in my mail sometime soon as well . . . Glad everyone is feeling better.
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It's Monday, and I'm waving to Sian at From High in the Sky and fellow memo makers from afar! Matthew and his family just returned from a week long vacation in Florida. Before they left, we decided we would celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at random reflections
We're lucky enough to be the home town of Wegman's and I can attest to how delicious the carrot cake is, as well as the Stilton with cranberries! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Although I spend a fair amount of time with good friends, it is almost always over a meal, and not spent doing something together. I miss those gatherings.
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There was, once again, a beautiful inspiration piece for the Papertrey Blog Hop this morning, and I was glad I was around to take part in it. It took me awhile to think about how I might want to interpret... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at random reflections
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