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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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I'm a huge fan of die cuts so this no stamping challenge from Seize the Birthday is right up my alley. I have a card that went to one of our male family members a week or so ago, but... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random reflections
It's always so much fun to see what vibrant colors you choose. These are fabulous cards; my favorites are the arches birthday cards!
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The Less is More Challenge is one I always enjoy, but rarely seem to find time to participate. Last night I had some free time, and decided to play around with some butterflies that were already die cut. I found... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
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Sadly, today's Color Hues Challenge brings with it the news that one of our teammates has died after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was a design team member for several challenges and a warm, supportive, and creative human... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at random reflections
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For a very long time I've wanted to use The Greetery "Curio Divider" and "Curio: Summer Findings" which I purchased at the end of last summer. I decided on using my metallic watercolors with a few stamped images as well... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at random reflections
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It's our 49th anniversary today---hard to believe, but true. Tracy spent the morning on the golf course, and I had lunch with a friend. We're going out to dinner out in a bit, but that's the only celebrating for today... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at random reflections
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The blog's been pretty quiet recently, but we've returned from our week on Chautauqua Lake, and I've got just enough time to enter a couple of cards made for some guys in the family using the current challenge at Seize... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at random reflections
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Welcome to the next round of the Color Hues Challenge. Kristie is our hostess this time around, and she chose Peach and Gray. When I first saw the color combination for this Color Hues Challenge, I immediately thought of watercolored... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2022 at random reflections
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The Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt is on. I was trying to remember how many years I've participated, and it took me awhile to figure it out. The first scavenger hunt was posted in June of 2011 and was organized by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2022 at random reflections
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There was wonderful news at a recent extended family gathering--a baby boy is expected this winter! It's a long hoped for event, and I wanted to send a card of congratulations. The sweet images are from Waffle Flower's "Little One... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2022 at random reflections
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I have a set of thank you note cards I created with Pinkfresh Studio's Beautiful Blooms I'd like to share before one of the challenges closes. I decided to leave off the sentiment on the white notecard. I liked it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2022 at random reflections
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It’s the first of July, and time for a new Color Hues Challenge. I’m the hostess this time around, but the colors were chosen ahead of time. Our Design Team has accepted a gracious invitation from Michele of I Card... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at random reflections
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It's hard to believe it's been over a week since I posted. I've been busy crafting, but not much I've made can be shared yet. I'm trying to work ahead for my Design Team commitments so when the summer schedule... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at random reflections
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Here's another card made especially for two challenges. First the CAS Mix-up Challenge which calls for "Stencils and Embossing Paste." I created the portion with the embossing paste several days ago, and put it aside because I didn't have a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2022 at random reflections
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We've had a busy day. I was a participant in this morning's worship service where we welcomed a new member. I'm co-chair of the Membership and Evangelism Committee, and this is one of the pleasures of that commitment. It was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2022 at random reflections
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I don't often participate in sketch challenges. I have a good friend who loves to use sketches for inspiration, but I usually prefer theme or color challenges thinking it leaves a lot more open for interpretation. However, when I saw... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2022 at random reflections
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Julie is our hostess for the new Color Hues Challenge, and she's chosen Blue and Green. This is the second card I made for this challenge. I had another card posted on the Design Team post, and then created this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at random reflections
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As soon as I saw the Pinkfresh Studio June Challenge for Rainbow Colors, I knew just what I wanted to do. One of my birthday purchases was the "Brighter Days" suite of products. Today I used the hot foil plates,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2022 at random reflections
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I took a variety of images to watercolor while we were away, and as usual, not much got done. I did, however, get these beautiful images from Altenew's "Magnolia Ballerina" finished. They don't need much embellishment, and take up an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at random reflections
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After creating this card, I still had lots of flowers and leaves left from my watercolored "Bold Blooms" by Spellbinders. Papertrey Ink had a good sale a few weeks ago. I needed some paper and wanted a few of their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at random reflections
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The Greetery has a fabulous suite of products that use stamps, stencils, and die cuts to create fabulous cards. Thanks to a lovely birthday gift, I was able to purchase two of their latest Print Shop sets. This one is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2022 at random reflections
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I'm always in need of birthday cards, and this is the perfect time of year for floral cards. I have a bunch of new floral dies, many purchased during a big Spellbinders sale a month or so ago. In the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at random reflections
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When I enrolled in the Online Card Class "Spring Card Camp 2022" I knew I wouldn't have much time to participate. The first week of class we were in Wisconsin, and the two weeks since have been packed. I don't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at random reflections
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I love the color combination Hannelie chose for this Color Hues challenge, and I had lots of different ideas for it. In the end, I reached for Honey Bee's "Lovely Layers: Coneflower" die, and made two cards, both with black... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2022 at random reflections
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The current challenge at The Paper Players is a Clean and Simple one with "House" as the theme, and I have the perfect card to share. I made this card for a housing warming party at my nephew's beautiful new... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2022 at random reflections