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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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I have two bins of 6X6 paper pads, and I do use them for both card making and scrapbooking (although it's been far too long since I've worked on Project Life), but they aren't my go-to supply like they used... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
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Once a month during the summer, the Eastman Museum hosts a concert in their beautiful gardens. Last Wednesday was the first one. The group was from Louisiana playing cajun tunes, so it was a lively event. In the first photo,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random reflections
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This week's challenge at CASology is perfectly timed for high school graduations. Today is the graduation ceremony for Brighton High School (our local school), and I needed to make a card for one of the graduates. Brighton's colors are navy... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random reflections
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It's Father's Day, and I made cards for three of the "very best" dads I know: my husband, my son, and my son-in-law. All three of them spend as much time with their kids as they can, have great relationships... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at random reflections
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Helena set up a wonderful meme for this year: three or four related photos. I'm really enjoying participating each week, and usually have several photos from the previous week to link together. There were no particular photographic events last week,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at random reflections
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CASology's challenge this past week was "Sunshine." As soon as I saw it I knew I had some stamp sets that hadn't seen much use that would be perfect for the challenge. This afternoon was the first opportunity I've had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at random reflections
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A last minute post and entry for the Addicted to CAS challenge, Petals. I have several new floral stamps and was determined to get another card made for this challenge. I won't even begin to tell you how many mistakes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at random reflections
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Monday I shared a photo from the Eastman Museum's beautiful garden. I was particularly taken with the red poppies which sometimes are a challenge to photograph. This time I had enough good ones to share for Helena's SNAP meme which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at random reflections
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It was a weekend filled with new activities. Friday evening we attended the opening of the new exhibit at the George Eastman Museum. This is the Centennial of the National Parks in the United States, and in recognition, the Eastman... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at random reflections
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Sarah and Adam celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Saturday. I forgot to take their card to them, so it got to them a bit late, and I didn't want to post it until I knew they'd received it. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at random reflections
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We made an unexpected trip to Chicago last week to lend Sarah a hand. We were there just five days, but were able to help out in a variety of ways. The most fun, of course, is entertaining Caleb, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at random reflections
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This week's list for Carole's Ten on Tuesday asks for 10 things you did on the weekend. Mine was a busy one, but most of my photos are from the last part of the weekend. It was a three-day weekend... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at random reflections
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I recently started following the My Favorite Things release posts after seeing some really cute cards on Kay Miller's blog. For the May release one of the designers created a card with primary colored stripes on a black background. I... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at random reflections
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In February (SNAP #5) I posted photos of a walk through the Poet's Garden in Highland Park, and I promised to do another walk through this spring. I must say, it's a lot lovelier in the spring than it was... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at random reflections
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Good ice cream ranks right up there along with a moist chocolate cake. I'm not a huge fan of desserts; would much prefer to splurge on appetizers!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2016 on ten on tuesday | dessert ... at Morning Glory Studio
I've been working again to clean and clear out; little by little it's getting done. That's a huge project you've undertaken. Love the idea of hiding a coin under a plate for a giveaway. I'll be giving that a try this summer.
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Because we were on the road so much in March and April, I didn't have much crafting time. I'm finally getting around to using some new products which qualifies this post for something new you did over the weekend. I... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at random reflections
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Yesterday was one of my college friend's birthday. Since mine was last week, we typically celebrate together which we did with another college friend a week ago. When I was in New Orleans I picked up two bookmarks for them... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at random reflections
Today I did my morning Bible reading (I read a portion every day, expecting to have read the Bible cover to cover by the end of the year), a commentary on the Psalms that I read, several recipes, a proposal for a Sunday Seminar series at our church, a rating form for an observation I needed to complete this afternoon at Cameron Ministries, several blog posts, email and several texts, price comparisons at the grocery store, a section of the Sunday New York Times (it takes me most of the week to get through it), and finally, some of David Brooks' The Road to Character. (Thanks for the inspiration to keep track.)
Toggle Commented May 18, 2016 on on a rainy day... at Morning Glory Studio
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It was a bit belated, but the lilacs are finally in bloom at Highland Park. I've made a couple more trips to the park to take photos, not only of the lilacs, but of the festival since there were a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at random reflections
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I'm a fan of Papertrey Ink's Mini-Market kits and have ordered three or four of them. They're very affordable, and filled with great coordinating products. I rarely splurge for one of the large Make It Market Kits, but last month... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at random reflections
Colorful Words went right to the stop of my bucket list! Love it!
The light in your last photo is just gorgeous! I like your tee shirt, too. A perfect choice for spring. Not warm enough here yet for tees, but today just might be.
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When I edited the photos Sunday night from the Lilac Festival Parade, I realized I had a great set of photos of Matt, Skylar, and Ella on one of the "rides" at the Lilac Festival. We knew Skylar would love... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at random reflections
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It seems quite unbelievable to me that I have never attended the Lilac Festival parade, but in fact, I have not. Even though we've lived near the parade route for over 30 years. On Saturday I joined Matt, Betsy, Skylar,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at random reflections