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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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It's a crafty Memorandum Monday! Having been away so much, I needed to make a lot of cards for a busy month of May. In addition, I had a couple new stamp sets I hadn't played with yet, so I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at random reflections
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I enjoy using vellum in my card making so when I saw the latest Online Card Class, Sheer and Clear, I signed right up. The first lesson dealt with different ways to attach a vellum piece to your card. This... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at random reflections
Sorry to hear about the allergies. It's been too cold here to have any significant pollen count. I've been dragging, too, though. I'm chocking it up to recovery from all the traveling we've done. So grateful to be home now for several months in a row.
So happy to see your post pop into my Feedly, but so sorry to read that you've had yet again another surgery on your shoulder. We had frost on the lawn and the cars this morning; more forecast for tomorrow. I put away my winter sweaters before we left for Chicago, thinking when we got home in early April, it would be spring. Not. so. much. Hoping your recovery goes quickly, and thinking of both you and your dad.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Midori scrapping ... at trimmingthesails
As soon as I saw this prompt, I knew I was out. I rarely watch a movie on TV, but the first two on your list and several on Norman's were favorites of my when they were shown in the theater.
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The New Orleans Botanical Gardens has a special exhibit on called "China Lights." It was recommended by a friend of my SIL's who lives in New Orleans. It would have been much more beautiful at night, but the only chance... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at random reflections
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I always seem to be cutting it close to the deadline to join in with Sandie at "itchifingers" for her 5 in 5. I actually had several subjects I could have chosen this month, all from our trip to New... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at random reflections
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As most tourists in New Orleans, we spent quite a bit of time walking in both the French Quarter and the Garden District. The two areas have very distinct personalities which you'll see more clearly in later posts, but there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at random reflections
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I'm a day late with this post, but we just got home tonight from a six day trip to New Orleans for a family wedding. Thirteen of us shared a house on the water out near Lake Ponchartrain, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at random reflections
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We took Caleb to the Skokie Exploratorium while we were in Chicago. I'm always looking for an interesting shot that's a bit different and colorful, and took the first shot (top left) in the Week 15 collage there. Afterwards when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at random reflections
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This week's challenge at Addicted to CAS is inlaid dies. I made an earlier version of this card for two guys in grays with one red stripe, but today's are for two female friends who celebrate their birthdays later this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at random reflections
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For the last several years, I've wanted to join in with Julie Kirk and her month in numbers project. Earlier this year, she and I had a lovely email exchange about the project, but I never seem to be able... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at random reflections
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Tracy and I took the train into Chicago last week to see the current exhibition, "Van Gogh's Bedrooms," at The Art Institute. Van Gogh painted three variations of his bedroom in his yellow house in Arles, and this may be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at random reflections
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It's good to be home, despite the 4 inches of snow we got as a welcome home gift from Mother Nature. This week's challenge at Less is More is an interesting one. One of their designers questioned whether or not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at random reflections
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You deserve a celebration! This is truly stunning!
March flew by for me, but we were only home for five days of it, and those were really busy trying to clean and reorganize after lots of renovation during February. I'm looking forward to a bit quieter month of April with time to do some crafting which I've missed. I always enjoy perusing your daily photos, and like the scattering in this month's collage of the skyscapes.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2016 on moments | march 2016 at Morning Glory Studio
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I have another card for the Less is More Challenge, "Polka Dots," this week. It uses the same paper pack as the last card, but a different design. So, once again, a piece of Silver Luxe paper from Papertrey Ink,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at random reflections
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Celebrating Easter in Chicago is always fun. Sarah's church in Winnetka is lovely, and the service is always beautiful. Caleb's Cherub Choir sang during the service, and the weather was good enough that the Easter egg hunt could be held... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at random reflections
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This week's challenge at Less is More is Polka Dots. I'm a huge fan; I just bought a cute hat in Florida and the initial draw was the black and white polka-dotted ribbon on the band. I'm also a fan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at random reflections
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Before I had grandchildren, I don't think I did much Easter crafting, but now it's lots of fun. Two of these cute bunny boxes work for the current Card Concept Challenge, "Naturally Pink," so I thought I'd post them a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at random reflections
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Helena's meme, SNAP, causes me to be on the lookout for opportunities to make photographic connections. Here's this week's edition, and you can find others right here. There was a small shopping plaza a little over a mile from our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at random reflections
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Sunday we met Tracy's high school friend and her husband for a boat tour and walk in the Myakka River State Park, about an hour from where we are staying in Florida. The photo opportunities on the boat were not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at random reflections
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It's St. Patrick's Day, but more importantly in this house, it's Tracy's birthday! It's the second year we've celebrated in Florida, and it's been a really lovely day. It started out foggy. But by 10:30 it had cleared up. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at random reflections
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When we come to Florida in March, we always try to find something to do about halfway between where we're staying and where my mother-in-law spends the winter. This year we decided on Arcadia, FL, where the All-Florida Rodeo was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at random reflections
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While we're enjoying the beach, I thought it would be a good time to share a nautical card I sent a friend for his birthday. He's the owner of a large boatyard in the Chesapeake Bay, so nautical works for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at random reflections