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Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
We had a great trip, but I'm glad to be home and settling into our usual routines. It was raining most of the time we were in Chicago, but we did manage to get an hour or so in at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at random reflections
Autumn brings mixed feelings. I’m not a fan of the upcoming long, dreary winter, but I love the autumn splendor. I'm joining Abi's meme with a photo taken at the beautiful Pennisula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at random reflections
We were on the road for four days, and arrrived at Sarah and Adam's last night. I have lots of glorious fall photos to share once we get home (a week from today), but I wanted to share these ZIZO... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at random reflections
Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and I didn't have any time to sit down to create at all! This afternoon, however, I set aside some time to make four cards that I need to get in the mail this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at random reflections
Skylar turned three a week ago, and Matt and Betsy hosted a party for friends and family at their new house. Here's Miss Skylar just before the company arrived. Tracy and Matt finished the swing set in plenty of time,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at random reflections
I had another post planned for this week's Zoom In, Zoom Out, but I'm glad I didn't get it written. We've had a week of absolutely fabulous weather for late September, lows in the mid-50's and highs in the mid-70's.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at random reflections
Although it's felt like fall for over a week now, I still have trouble believing summer is over! It's so hard for me to let go of the sunny, warm weather knowing a long, cold winter is in front of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at random reflections
It's been the second crazed week in a row, filled with appointments and volunteer commitments, and almost no time at my desk. I'm managing to keep up with a daily sketching lesson, but that's been about it. I realized this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at random reflections
Skylar will turn three years old on Sunday. They're planning a party at home, and I'm sure to be back with photos then. I wanted to post her card today since the challenge for patterned paper at Virginia's View ends... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at random reflections
Tracy and I spent a lovely weekend (Saturday-Monday) in the Adirondacks with our good friends, Bob and Cathy. Tracy and Bob traditionally do a two-night packback hiking trip to one or more of the 46 High Peaks. This year, however,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at random reflections