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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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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 16 minutes ago at random reflections
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2 days ago
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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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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!
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I have the rest of the family valentines to share today. All of them feature animals. And all of them qualify for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: "All Creatures Great and Small" and the CAS-ology "Love" challenges. The first card... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at random reflections
Definitely the most comprehensive planner I've ever seen, and what fun to be able to customize it!
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Another valentine, this time for the Addicted to CAS "Hugs and Kisses" challenge as well as the CAS-ology Challenge: Love. Nothing but die cuts on this card, all from Simon Says. I love the new Heart Banner die. It makes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at random reflections
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A little break in the action from all the valentines. My niece's birthday is this weekend, and the Less Is More challenge to combine pink and gray appealed to me. I also wanted to put the Simon Says December card... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at random reflections
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Although it was quite unexpected, I ended up with a new car today. It turned out I could move up to the nicest of the Subaru Foresters for less money/month than I was currently paying for my older Forester. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at random reflections
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Once I saw the Virginia's View Challenge for shaker cards, I knew I wanted to make a shaker valentine for Skylar this year, but didn't have anything specific in mind when I started. For once, that turned out quite well.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at random reflections
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I'm jumping around with the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges. Today I finally finished all the valentines I need, so you'll be seeing quite a few cards in the next few days. The first one I made today fits today's (#5)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at random reflections
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The first of the Papertrey anniversary challenges required that you choose a color combination and a sketch from a wonderful selection you could download. Here are the ones I chose: I knew pretty much what I wanted to do with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at random reflections
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It's Papertrey Ink's 8th Anniversary, and every day a new challenge is posted. I thought I'd see if I could combine one of their challenges with another Valentine. This is the second challenge---to CASE a card by Maile Belle's. That's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at random reflections
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Valentine's Day was my father's favorite holiday. Thinking about it now, it seems just a bit odd, since he was a very undemonstrative father. I could easily count the number of times he told me he loved me, but I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at random reflections
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The initial forecast for Rochester was that the heavy snows crossing the Midwest would travel south of us, so we were rather surprised to discover Sunday evening that it was expected to move north and come right through here. Indeed,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at random reflections
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A friend of mine was laid up for several months last year with a shattered wrist. She just got to the point where she could drive and get around pretty easily in November. Then early this month, she broke her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at random reflections
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There's a great quote that a friend and I keep reminding one another of: "You can do anything, but you can't do everything." And it's so true. Nonetheless, there are SO many things I want to learn, and I keep... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at random reflections
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We finally got a sunny day over 20° today, so I headed off to the car wash. Not surprisingly, so did a lot of other people. I have a tag that allows me to "whisk" through the special line. Today----not.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at random reflections
No sunshine here, and lots of flurries, but gratefully we're nearly 400 miles west of the blizzard predicted for the east coast tonight and tomorrow, so there's no complaining here. Your photo book is looking great!
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2015 on Me on Monday (26 Jan 15) at trimmingthesails
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The inspiration for today's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is hearts. That's a theme that's hard to resist this time of year. In my ongoing attempt to use products I've never used or haven't used in a long time, I whipped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at random reflections
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