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simple scrapbooker, wabi-sabi traveller
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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.
Another stunning page, with lots of visual interest and texture ... I've not come across The Mandalorian so am off to google :).
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2020 on December Daily 2020 | 7 at In the Storm
A lovely spread, and I do like the overlapping bits and the vellum. I so admire your determination - a mile is a really long way to swim, especially if you're not feeling well.
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2020 on December Daily 2020 | 5 at In the Storm
What a great idea! It both fulfills the 'clean and simple' look as well as having a complexity of colour. Such neat work in getting that 'twinkle' on it.
That's a very pretty and realistic-looking wreath - how clever to have two shades in there. It goes beautifully with the blue ...
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2020 on Color Hues #8 at random reflections
These are just lovely ... I am sure Caleb were intrigued about the 'snail' mail. (Though I find it extraordinary that it now takes letters here longer to arrive than it used to in Victorian times!) Nearly four? How can that be! The bright pink and little sparkle is perfect ...
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2020 on In Praise of Snail Mail at random reflections
Another stunning design - you could run a class and I'd sign up in a heartbeat! Your salad jars are such a great idea. I've been experimenting with a warm version for winter, but they need making each day, alas.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2020 on 30 Days of Gratitude | 25 at In the Storm
Lovely happy photo! That must have been wonderful to be able to get together ... We've just finished another lockdown here but gone into Tier 3 restrictions which still means no visiting or seeing others. Hopefully at Christmas! Your pages are so lovely to look at; I always enjoy seeing how you exploit the design. Masterful!
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2020 on 30 Days of Gratitude | 26 at In the Storm