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Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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My friend, Cheri, sent me this adorable die a few months ago. It's taken me awhile to get to it, and Mr. S'Mores does take a bit of time since there are so many little pieces. He is, however, totally... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at random reflections
Here we are at Week 51 of Zoom In, Zoom Out. I was happy to see that Helena's planning to host another photography meme for 2015. This one will be a little looser, and I'm trying to decide if I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
My Christmas cards are all in the mail. Since I send so many, I usually mass produce one design. This year I did three different designs which made it more interesting. When I'm sure all the recipients have their cards,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at random reflections
My brother celebrated his birthday this week, and it was the perfect opportunity to break out a new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called "Uncorked." I knew as soon as I saw this set that it would make great birthday,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at random reflections
I took these photos about 10:00 this morning, and then left for a lovely luncheon at a friend's house. By the time I returned we'd gotten at least five more inches. It's beautiful, and fortunately the roads weren't as bad... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at random reflections
Sian has once again come up with a great idea for some holiday blogging--a revival of her 2010 Christmas Club stories. Just begin with: At Christmas we . . . At Christmas we have a family band. It started in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at random reflections
I'm trying to figure out what happens to my days. They are simply flying by too quickly, although I am truly grateful for my happy, healthy, busy life! A friend and I enrolled in Jane LaFazio's "Sketching and Watercolor: Journal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at random reflections
We had a fabulous few days with family over the Thanksgiving holiday. We stayed up too late chatting with Sarah and Adam, and up too early with Caleb who decided after a couple of nights, that 5:30 am was about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at random reflections
It's already a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Matt and Betsy welcomed Ella Renee at 9:20 Monday morning. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 9 oz. and 20.5 inches long. If her first two days are any indication, she's going to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at random reflections
I was hoping to have several projects to share for today's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, but the days just got away from me, so there's just one. Sarah, Adam, and Caleb are on their way here from Chicago, and we're... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at random reflections
I have a fun card to share for a great event. Last week I found out my niece and her husband are expecting their first child in mid-May. Maybe Aunt Karen will be lucky and the baby will be born... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at random reflections
I almost always find lots to love about the monthly Simon Says Card Kit. Usually I tire of kit club subscriptions after a few months, but I've never been tempted to give this one up. It's a great value, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at random reflections
I don't think we're supposed to get snow when some of the trees have yet to lose any of their leaves. But that's what happened this week. And I'm not complaining, because we ended up with just a couple inches... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at random reflections
I had to take a break from my online class assignments this weekend to make cards for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, and to send to some friends needing some encouragement. Now there's a bit of fodder for future blog posts as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at random reflections
One of my best friends retired October 1st. We went out to breakfast the first morning of her retirement and I gave her the retirement card I'd made then. Last week a group of us took her out to dinner.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at random reflections
Recently, a good friend of mine lost her mother. Another friend and I drove to Elmira for the funeral. It was a beautiful funeral mass that celebrated a long life, well lived. I thought Papertrey Ink's "Mums the Word" would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at random reflections
In about ten days, we'll be welcoming the newest member of our family. Matt and Betsy are expecting another little girl, and her due date is November 24th. Recently, a small group of friends and family "sprinkled" Betsy with some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at random reflections
This afternoon I went to the Rochester Museum and Science Center on a sketching assignment. I can't say I was terribly happy with my progress for the assignment, but I did enjoy wandering around the museum. It's been quite a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at random reflections
It's been a wild, hardly been home, wet (with snow showers!) week. Finally, yesterday morning Tracy and I got out for a walk and I brought my camera hoping for a good subject for ZIZO. I found it in a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at random reflections
Actually the weather wasn't very cooperative for Halloween Trick or Treating tonight. We've had a steady drizzle all day and evening, and it's chilly. In Chicago, it was worse. They had hail and rain. After three houses, Caleb announced he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at random reflections
On Wednesday afternoons, I volunteer at an after school program in the inner city. Typically, I help 4th, 5th, and 6th graders with their homework, but this afternoon the whole center (K-6) went on a field trip to a local... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at random reflections
When I pulled out the new "Birdsongs" stamps and dies (Papertrey Ink) over the weekend, I die cut a pile of birds, leaves and flowers. Yesterday I put a few together to make two cards, one for a friend's birthday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at random reflections
I finally got some time to get a couple cards made, both using new stamps that arrived in the last month. The first is one I need to send out tomorrow. A friend from church invited Tracy and me to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at random reflections
Hi, I love the way you scrap lifted my layout and admire your persistence in trying to find a traditional layout on my blog! Its been awhile since anything like thats been done here. Thanks! Karen
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2014 on LOAD: Days 22-25 at random reflections
On our way home from Chicago, we met our friends for our annual weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a Shaw Festival show (this year a fabulous production of "Caberet,") and a visit to a few of our favorite wineries. It was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at random reflections