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simple scrapbooker, wabi-sabi traveller
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Wow, these are spectacular photos, Karen, especially with those lovely blue skies and white clouds behind them. Your lunch spot looks idyllic ... and I love that fence with the infill of wobbly sticks. That walk must have lifted your spirits :).
I can see the gold shining brightly in that last photo - and such a classy, elegant look, perfect for Christmas. Though I have to say that I have a soft spot for your first card, with those delicate pinks - such a pretty change to the usual Christmas colours!
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2020 on Christmas is Coming at random reflections
This is so lovely - elegant, warm and simple all at the same time. The word "Love" seems perfect for your delicate filigree gold work ... Hopping over :).
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2020 on Color Hues #3 at random reflections
Wow, that must have been such an experience! It sounds wonderful and I look forward to learning more about what you got out of it. If it got its own album, then it must have been important. Love the 'Story Camp' you are holding. Knowing your considerable digi skills, I can't make up my mind if you've added this in on top of the photo, or whether you are actually holding it at the time!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2020 on 30 Pages in 30 Days | 19 at In the Storm
Such a happy page! Love the design and the colours too. That's a fascinating list ...
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2020 on 30 Pages in 30 Days | 8 at In the Storm
My heart goes out to you ... Is is very hard when we have love to give and a desire for connection, and there is no way of making that happen. Hopefully one day, when Ella is able to travel herself, she will come and find you and you get to know one another. A beautiful page.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2020 on 30 Pages in 30 Days | 7 at In the Storm
Your 'masculine' card is stunning, especially against the black. Those pencils give a real depth of colour. Revealing the strip of red is a nice touch, and I can see that would work well with all kinds of cards. And I love the watercolour effect on the leaves of your second one ... Glad to hear that you've enjoyed your time away and not let the weather get in the way!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2020 on Two Cards for Two Challenges at random reflections
These are both beautiful - I love that photo where you can just see the white rim of the raised embossing outside the delicate blue of the ink. Very skilled and clever techniques!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2020 on Stencil Fun at random reflections
What a truly lovely thing to do, and what a blessing you are to others - especially when your own health has to receive attention too. Inspiring! (And your page is beautifully done too :).
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2020 on 30 Pages in 30 Days | 6 at In the Storm
Loving those rainbow colours with the black - so cheering! "Joy" is such a welcome word these days :).
Toggle Commented May 1, 2020 on Addicted to CAS: Silhouette at random reflections
I am sure that Caleb and Hannah will be thrilled with their virtual hugs - they're so colourful and warm :).
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2020 on Spring Card Camp Fun at random reflections
Hi Sharon! Lovely to see you and thank-you for visiting :). We are all still under lockdown here - we went into voluntary quarantine as a household (no going out at all anywhere, not even shopping) for fifteen days when our younger generations came to stay. I think we will all be glad to have a bit more freedom of movement, whenever it is that it comes!
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2020 on Life now (April 2020) at trimmingthesails
The angling of the two frames is inspired - looks wonderful with that vibrant red. And your bursts of yellow against the blue skies is very uplifting. Sounds as if Spring is a little late - we too have very cool winds here but lots of sunshine which is most uncharacteristic for us, so we are really enjoying it before the customary grey descends!
And this comment is for this post :). I so admire your thoughtful honesty, and how you capture so well our internal inconsistencies ...
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on #100dayproject | 014 at In the Storm
This is a comment for your previous post, which for some reason I couldn't get it to accpet: "Oooh, thank-you for this! We have some "is-there-anything-to-nibble" queries here and these look very nice indeed. I am currently out of chocolate but might try raisins and/or chopped nuts instead :). That's a very stylish page too."
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on #100dayproject | 014 at In the Storm
I love your words about gratitude and fear having no room to roam. It's always an inspiration reading your thoughts.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on #100daysproject | 013 at In the Storm
Fascinating story! Very brave of you, and clearly you were valued and accepted. What a great project.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on #100daysproject | 012 at In the Storm
That purple with the fresh lime green is just luscious, and I really like the lettering addition - it adds a lovely sense of texture and depth. Having a card that's right for any occasion is so useful ... You could do a class for us all!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on A New Challenge at random reflections
Your peeking rabbit card with a shaker tweek is just so delightful, and the sea glass is such a pretty contrast to the pink! Your family and friends are very lucky to have such a talented card maker and generous giver in their midst.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on Happy Easter! at random reflections
Well, that's a brilliant way to make cards! They look super - so varied, it's hard to believe they have the same format. I will have to check out Cathy's post :). I like your third group especially - such a nice 'hello' font.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2020 on Made in Minutes at random reflections
Oh, this is just so lovely ... you have such an eye for detail, and I'd never had thought of a crimped edge. That sounds like a great 100 day challenge for developing skills - looking forward to seeing more!
That's a supersweet little card - I have a fondness for hedgehogs, and this one is high in cuteness factor. You will be well ahead and very prepared for the next few months - great to have your commitments so clear, so early in February. I hope your dinner went well - three little girls sounds delightful :).
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2020 on February – COMMIT at random reflections
Another stunning page - I do love a grid! And you've brought tweaks to it which catch the eye. I'm with you on reducing digital kits - last year I moved all mine into an external hard drive but my February task is to ruthlessly prune.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2020 on Stories 2020 | You Make Me Smile at In the Storm
That's a very upbeat read this morning, and delighted that you are finding that 'Commit' is serving you so well - it stretches across so many areas of your life. I've not come across Paprika before ... Your reading selections this month are wide and full! Hoping that February is another great month for you.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2020 on OWL: January Assessment at random reflections
That is indeed lovely - so fresh and clear, yet delicate in its shading - love the little yellow bits on the leaves! Nice to be able to use what one's learning to actually produce something instead of just practice pieces?
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2020 on Using Colored Pencils at random reflections