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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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When I took on the #100DayProject I knew it would be hard for me to commit to doing a sketch every day for 100 days. I also allowed myself some slack so if I missed a day, it would be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at random reflections
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I don't remember the last time I took a two week break from blogging. This one was unintended and it's the result of just having too many things on the calendar. We're definitely enjoying the end of summer weather with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random reflections
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A quick post to enter a couple of cards in this week's CASology challenge: Juicy. One of my go-to kits for quick cards is the Papertrey Ink: Still Life-Summer kit. When I saw this challenge, and needed a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at random reflections
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It's time for an update on the scavenger hunt being hosted by Mary-Lou at Patio Postcards. I found 11 of the 25 items in June and I was certain I'd find most of the remaining items on the list while... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at random reflections
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Today is our 44th anniversary, and my card says it all. Wonderful husband, best friend, fabulous traveling companion, amazing dad and grandfather--Tracy is the best! As soon as I saw this amazing "Mountain Majesty" cover plate released this month at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at random reflections
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It's CASology's fifth birthday, and they're having a party! You can find the blog hop right here. The word for the week is "balloon." It was the perfect opportunity to get a birthday card ready for an upcoming birthday, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at random reflections
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I've been so busy recently, that I didn't even realize it was the 25th of July until I got on the computer this morning. Luckily, I had time before I set off on errands and to the refugee center to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at random reflections
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When I need a card in a hurry, I often turn to the Papertrey Ink Mini-Market kits. They're typically a great value, including patterned papers, stencils, die cuts, and stamps. Thanks to a lovely gift certificate Sarah gave me for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at random reflections
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I'm joining in with Mary-Lou at Patio Postcards for Take Three Thursday. The three photos were all taken today, which started very early. A friend and I spent the night at her family's cottage on Owasco Lake. Our alarms went... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at random reflections
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Although I don't often check my email on my phone, as we approached Cape Cod last week, I decided to see if there was anything of interest, and indeed, there was. Anne from Artful Journey had sent me an email... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at random reflections
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While we were away my mother-in-law celebrated her birthday, and she turned a young 88! We actually celebrated her birthday last month, when the whole family was at Honeoye Lake. Sarah and her family arrived from Chicago in time for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at random reflections
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Yesterday was Maddy's first birthday, and we're lucky to be celebrating with her on Nantucket. Spending time with Matt, Betsy, Skylar, Ella, and Maddy is simply wonderful. Maddy was ready to celebrate and so were her sisters. Her tee shirt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at random reflections
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Greetings from the Common Grounds in Vermont on an absolutely gorgeous Fourth of July! Our niece was married here yesterday afternoon in a lovely ceremony. It was a fabulous wedding. It began on Sunday afternoon and extends through most of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at random reflections
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I'm trying to get all the cards I need for the month of July completed, and I started with three challenges for an anniversary card for my niece and her husband. The first is Addicted to CAS: White on White,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at random reflections
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As promised, I'm back again with another card for the CASology Fly challenge. And it's another feather card, this time a very quick and easy one created with one of the patterned papers from the "What the Doodle Feather" set... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at random reflections
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Thanks to Mary-Lou at Patio Postcards we have a list for a Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt. I've managed to tick off 11 of the 25 items this month, and should be able to find a few more on our trip.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at random reflections
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This week's challenge at CASology is "FLY," and I have a card to share that fits right in the challenge. I'm not sure why I fell in love with this Papertrey Ink set when it was released over three years... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at random reflections
Sounds like a good way to spend the day to me. Much too cool, and rainy, here to consider the pool. Don't think I'll get there until after our trip. My grandson was wearing a pair of Christmas jammies when he was here; alternating with Bat Man jammies.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2017 on more rare june days... at Morning Glory Studio
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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 Jun 25, 2017 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 Jun 23, 2017 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 Jun 22, 2017 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