July 14, 2013

SHOREBIRDS

Do you ever have the experience of having your nighttime dreams solving a problem/dilemma that had been plaguing you during your waking hours?

I am fortunate enough to have that happen to me on occasion. You know, waking up with a creative idea completely formed. I am so grateful when that actually happens. As a result of my dreams, I have been able to come up with some pretty good projects.

Well, that happened to me the other day. But, unfortunately it was a work day and, instead of heading downstairs to fulfill my dream, so to speak, I had to head off to work.

And the prospect of fulfilling my dream was postponed until the evening. By that time, the idea was a little murky. Oh, those missed opportunities in life. How sad. So we just soldier on as best as we can.

Mr. Brown (our UPS guy) had delivered a new Stampin' Up! stamp set to me a couple days before, Wetlands. As soon as I had spotted that set in the new catalog, I was immediately smitten. Could hardly wait to get my hands on it. It would make the most delightful cards!

That was the dream I set out to make come true when I arrived home from work that evening then. I dug deep within my buried consciousness, trying to retrieve the awesome project I had "planned" while I slept. The basic premise was there . . . but that was about it.

So I set to work anyway, and this was my result:


After all that work, only ho hum. And what's this? The sentiment is CROOKED? I even used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I guess I should have called in sick today and just worked on my dream. JK.

Granted, it did possess a few acceptable features, such as: 


a cool background,


nice details and MUSIC!

But, alas, that was about it. I hated the blank area above the birds. And THE SENTIMENT WAS CROOKED! Aaaagh!

The next night I headed back downstairs to try to save the poor unfortunate victim of my haphazard dreams.

After a lot of time and work, when I set the new and improved card on my cupboard . . .



I smiled.

I had fixed that dratted crooked sentiment in a much more palatable manner:


Ah, nice. And the oval echoes the oval surrounding the main image, as well as re-introducing a bit more of the music.

But, most of all, I was very happy with the blank area above the birds:


A dream realized:


If you have any questions or comments about this project, I would love to hear from you.

Smiles.











30 comments:

  1. Sometimes what we think is a mistake turns out to be the best thing that could happen. Good work, Linda!

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  2. You did good! I love the second card and that set is on my list. I have crafty dreams at times too.

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    1. You cutie, you. Dontcha just love those crafty dreams? Talk about not wasting any time sleeping, eh? :>)

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  3. You did great! I would love for your to link up a few of your projects to my party @
    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-creative-linky-party-2.html

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B’s too

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    1. Thanks, Suzie! And thank you for the invite -- I have taken you up on your offer. :>)

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  4. Pretty birthday card! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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  5. Very pretty!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  6. Absolutely wonderful and I love the music notes. I found your delightful blog via the No Rules blog hop and I am now happily following along :)

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! I so appreciate your comments and your follow! :>)

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  7. It looks great. And that is so awesome that you are able to plan some things out in your dreams. You lucky dog!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! And, yes, I feel lucky (and tired!) being able to plan projects in my dreams! :>)

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  8. I love it!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday favorite things hop xo

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    1. Oh, thank you, Katherine! You are so sweet! :>)

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  9. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!!

    Krys @thet2women.com and www.worshipingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Krystle! And thanks for letting me link up! :>)

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  10. I just love these cards! The seabirds are really cute and I love the colors you chose.

    Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen LInk party!

    Cynthia at Feeding Big

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    1. A precious thing to say. Thanks, Cynthia! :>)

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  11. So cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  12. So pretty! The colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

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  13. Very creative! I love the leather and music sheet! Thank you for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  14. Are you kidding? This is great!! I'd be thrilled to make a card like that but I know your standards are super high, huh? I think it's wonderful and I'm so grateful and happy that you link to What to do Weekends all the time! Your friend, Linda

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    1. Linda, Linda, Linda, you are adorable! Thanks so much! I'd love to help you out if you'd ever care to have me do so! Let me know! :>)

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