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simple scrapbooker, wabi-sabi traveller
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Such a striking design, and I am sure Sarah will love it. It's full of bright warmth. Congratulations to you all on your birthdays/anniversaries - our son is going to be 41 next week too, and similarly I can't believe it ... Hoping the move goes well for Sarah and her family, and that they settle in happily.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2021 on Happy Birthday, Sarah! at random reflections
That's a very vibrant combination! Very clever work on the title, and perfect matching with those enamel dots.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2021 on Color Hues #24 at random reflections
So very fresh and delicate - I can understand the attraction of a die if you use this lovely floral often. Hoping you enjoy the zoo, and have some good weather!
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2021 on Shades of Blue at random reflections
My goodness, those stars are so pretty - and what a fiddly job! Well done to Sarah. That's a very tidy pantry :). Many congratulations to Tracy's Mum; those Bundt cakes look delicious. You have a real eye for finding interesting shapes in your photos ...
This is indeed very cute. How clever to make a garden with a picket fence and fill it with flowers - and a very sweet little figure. I am in awe!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2021 on In The Garden at random reflections
Really clever, with those nested circle shapes. That bright pop of lime green is great against the raspberry.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2021 on AAA 2nd Birthday Party at random reflections
This is such a clever idea, Karen. I can see it being used for lots of different die-cuts ... Your colour combo works beautifully with the gold trim.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2021 on Color Hues #18 at random reflections
It looks wonderful and that photo is a classic! I love your little copper trees too. I know what you mean about hybrid - I started out like that, but prefer to do either total digital, or paper scrapbooking (planner-style - little bits). Your design is lovely ...
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2021 on December Daily 2020 | 12 at In the Storm
Absolutely super! What a sweet little image, and beautifully watercoloured as usual. Amazing to be able to fulfil the requirements of four challenges in one go ...
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2021 on Wish Big at random reflections
So beautiful! These gorgeous colours remind me of the Mediterranean sea (sigh!). It's such a striking combination, the long lines and the little squares. I like the mix of fonts too. Glad I'm not the only one who wakens in the night, though I've never had inspiration as lovely as this.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2021 on Three Shades of Blue at random reflections
The splattering really does add a lovely texture to the cards - and I like that 'hello' font too. Both the Zig markers and the watercolours provide lovely subtle shading - you're a dab hand at that :).
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2021 on Watercolor Challenges at random reflections
Oh my word, what a super card! I can't imagine the patience and skill it took to construct, let alone envision. It brought a big smile to my face :).
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2021 on Warm Wishes at random reflections
These are both so stylish. That subtle background in your first one just sings to me; and there's something lovely about those textured lines which anchor the sentiment. You are alsways so clever in your placing of little pearly/translucent drops.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2021 on Color Hues #10 at random reflections
Such a strong word, as are all the synonyms. And that's a lovely vibrant page with a hint of softness too. Organic and creative sounds good to me, and your scrapbooking shows those in abundance already - wishing you lots of good times with your word this year.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2021 on One Little Word 2021 | RISE at In the Storm
My first reaction was 'Wow!' - so admiring of your colour shading skills. And the dimension of 'Hello' on top is a perfect touch. Still the Queens of Cards in 2021 :).
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2021 on Just Us Girls: Trend Week at random reflections
Such a full list of interesting things! You sound really positive and relaxed about the swimming decision, and allowing yourself more freedom in your choice of books. I share your feeling about too much craft stuff - but my daughter wants me to hold onto mine because she thinks her little daughter will love doing crafty things with me. And no, she doesn't want it all in her house, alas! I always enjoy your digital designs, so am looking forward to the year ahead.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2021 on 10 Things | January at In the Storm
It really is charming indeed - I do like the fact that you've coloured just part of it, which makes it pop all the more. It must have been therapeutic to work with bright colours during such a terrible day. Himself caught the start of it as a news flash on his phone so we turned on the television and were transfixed in disbelief as events unfolded. Hoping that it has revealed something to many, and that it is the beginning of a walk back towards integrity, truthfulness and decency. Thinking of you all at this difficult time for your nation.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2021 on Time Out Challenge at random reflections
I have so enjoyed reading your post, Karen, and find it inspiring and helpful. 'Explore' is such a positive word, full of promise and surprise ... I so look forward to seeing it weave its way through your year! I am grateful for the books and class you mentioned too - I have been looking for a class for my DH to gift to me for Christmas (I know it's nearly ten days ago but I hadn't been able to find one that really spoke to me until now) and think I might join you if you didn't mind. Wishing al good things for your life this year!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2021 on One Little Word for 2021 at random reflections
Wow, that's quite some project! Admiring your forward planning too. I love it when I find notes in cookbooks (my Mum's are a particular favourite) and have started doing the same in mine. Looking forward to your culinary and digital scrapbooking skills :).
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2021 on Cook through the Magnolia Table. at In the Storm
My goodness, that looks complicated to make! Looking forward to your One Little Word :).
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2021 on Color Hues #9 at random reflections
These slider cards are so clever! What a neat idea - and perfect execution. I am sure they will be loved :). Can they really be 9 and 4 already? Hoping the Zoom call is full of bright cheer and happy moments.
Given the year we've all had and the effect it is having on us, minimal goals sound very helpful ... Though two books a week seems a lot to me! (And I would class myself as an avid reader). I like your scrapbooking plan and look forward to seeing your pages - however minimal, they are sure to be beautifully designed.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2020 on 2021 Reading Goals at In the Storm
Golly, so many delightful cards ... I love the elegant simplicity of 'Joy', and I love the little crimped edge around it. That 'Signature Christmas' sentiment is a super combination of fonts - I have really struggled to find one I like, and am sad to read it's no longer available! Your pinecone card must have taken a lot of work and skill ..
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2020 on The Last Christmas Card Share at random reflections
Such fabulous cards and gifts! You are truly the Queen of Cards :). It must have been lovely to have family with you at Christmas, and hoping it was a warm and nourishing time.
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2020 on An Interactive Christmas at random reflections
I absolutely love these, especially the white against that dark shimmery sky - truly of the season. Hoping you have had a lovely and happy Christmas.