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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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My intentions for this year were inspired by a comment in an email from fellow blogger, Honoré, indicating she was thinking of 19 things to do in 2019. I thought it was an inspired idea and have settled on 19... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
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I’m off to a slow start this year, but not because I had trouble finding my word. It ended up leaping out at me from a wonderful blog I discovered through Michelle GD. (More about that coming up.) It’s a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random reflections
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Seize the Birthday has become one of my favorite challenges; possibly because at least half the cards I make each year are birthday cards. Any birthday card is allowed for all of the challenges, but there is also a "topping"... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random reflections
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I have another card made with the Pinkfresh Studio "Dainty Flowers" and "Noteworthy Frames." This one is a thank you note for a friend who gave us a very generous and unexpected gift certificate for Christmas. The dainty flowers were... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at random reflections
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I had lots to choose from last week for my photowalk, but Animal Kingdom was definitely my favorite park. I'll have other photos to share from this trip, but here are seven from our day at Animal Kingdom where I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
Love that pinpoint die. Your card is fabulous!
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We arrived in Florida late afternoon on Tuesday. Our first day at Disney World was yesterday, and I thought I'd pop in with three quick photos from the Magic Kingdom. Balloons on Main Street Caleb and Sarah on Dumbo's Flying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at random reflections
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The current challenge at Time Out is "Loving" and although it's definitely time to think about Valentines, I have a wedding card to share. It's another CAS design, but one I love and will definitely use again. It would work... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at random reflections
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Hannah and Caleb have a shared birthday. On January 30th, Hannah turned 2 and Caleb turned 7. It's the first year in many that we were not present for the birthday celebration. We did share the lighting of the candles... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at random reflections
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I'm back with a CAS birthday card for the current challenges at Seize the Birthday and Wednesday's Simon Says Challenge: Use Something New. Sometime in November I purchased two dies I'd been eyeing for some time: the Pink Fresh Studio's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at random reflections
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The latest challenge on CAS on Friday is "Make a Christmas Card." I've shared a few of the cards I made, but haven't shared the ones I made using the tags for Tracey McNeeley's 25 Christmas Tags challenge. I spent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at random reflections
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One thing I wanted to do this year was come up with a photography project. I've completed two Project 365s, and didn't want the pressure of taking a daily photo. In addition, I wanted to be more deliberate about the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at random reflections
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Today is the monthly blog hop at Papertrey Ink. I truly did not expect to get a card made for the hop, but found some time this afternoon to play around. I love the pretty inspiration piece. Strangely, considering the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at random reflections
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Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! The meteorologist wasn't sure if we'd have a white Christmas, but it looks like we're well on our way. I took this photo about three hours ago, and it has continued to snow ever... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at random reflections
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Despite the quiet nature of this blog, it's been anything but quiet around here the last few days. I'll be back later with a Me on Monday post, but wanted to get this elegant Christmas thank you card entered in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at random reflections
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It was a busier weekend than usual---not surprising considering the season. Friday was a pretty calm day, but we were greeted by a spectacular sunrise when we left the gym. We had to go to the gym earlier than usual... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at random reflections
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I had a few spare moments yesterday, and had a pile of new die cuts laying on my desk, calling to me. I took advantage of some of the Black Friday sales and two of the things I picked up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at random reflections
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It's Matt and Betsy's anniversary. We'll be babysitting tomorrow night so they can go out to dinner to celebrate. Here they are last week at the Eastman Museum with their darling girls. And here's the card I made for them.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at random reflections
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A quick post to enter a card in the current Time Out Challenge: Joyful. I spent part of last weekend turning some of my tags for the 25 Tags of Christmas Challenge into cards. I ended up liking quite a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at random reflections
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This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is perfect for the season. And a perfect excuse to use the new "Floral Fantasy: Christmas" stamp set. Despite the fact that I didn't make all of my Christmas cards this year, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at random reflections
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Tonight was the annual Holiday Open House at the George Eastman Museum. Matt, Betsy, and the three girls joined us, and although they are still reluctant to talk to Santa, we always seem to have a good time. Here's a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at random reflections
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The current challenge at AAA Cards is Mostly White. I love white on white, and needed another holiday card so was anxious to create one for this challenge. I started by die cutting Memory Box's "Bianca Snowflake." It's so intricate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at random reflections
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Today is my brother-in-law's birthday. Later this evening, we'll be celebrating with him at dinner. A week from today is my brother's birthday. Sadly, I won't see him on his birthday, but we'll definitely talk on the phone. When I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at random reflections
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As it turns out there was a bonus day for Tracy McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge, so here are the last five. Day 22 was inspired by Channin Pelletier who created a series of tags with poinsettias. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at random reflections
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Ella celebrated with her friends earlier in the month, but on Saturday she was officially four years old, and the family gathered to celebrate with dinner. She requested a confetti cake, no frosting which she helped make earlier in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at random reflections