Sunday, February 20, 2011

dream everyday of your life...

What do YOU dream about?


Oh boy, do I have a long list of "If I won the lottery...."  The funny thing is...I don't buy lottery tickets:)  BUT, I think it is fun to dream anyways...

This card is a pub reject...although I haven't had much recent luck in the pub subs, it doesn't stop me from trying when I have the time..that is really the thing for me, the time.  

I was frantically working on a project for today's post when I just had to step away and say, I can't do it...I don't have the time...that's a huge step for me.  So it sits on my work top and yes, I will finish...but when I'm not feeling so rushed...I hate that feeling and it zaps the fun out of creating for me.

I'm a huge fan of my Compendium quotes that get emailed to me....this one was especially fantabulously timed for me:

Learn to pause...or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.
-Doug King-

Dontcha love that?  I think as women, mothers, daughters, paper artists...we tend to pile too much on our "To Do" plate...we all need to step back and take a deep breath every once and awhile...

**Just a reminder**


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57 comments:

  1. Such a darling card! I hear ya on the time. If only we didn't HAVE to sleep, lol.

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  2. You are so right Amy!! Hope you have a great Sunday!
    And again your card is so beautiful!

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  3. Ya THINK!?!

    Amen, SISTA! You are SO amazing on your WORST day, but when little you says "enough"... that's BIG! You take it easy, dear one! I support you! AND...!!!! I would have TOTALLY published THAT gorgeous and totally uplifting card! Just sayin'... xoxo!

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  4. The card is amazing, fun and bright!! And that quote is so right...sometimes I feel I have so much to do and so little time and I need to rush before its too late. But I guess you are right, I need to step back and take a breath!! :D

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  5. Such a happy card,Amy! I love that quote so much!

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  6. So know what you mean! But I must say I'm amazed at how generous you are with your time giving tons of people positive, engouraging and valuable response to what we create -ALL the time!!! - know it means a lot to all of us!!!
    Another WONDERFUL card btw.
    Have a great Sunday, hugs Karin

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  7. Love your card and the quote. I totally agree sometimes we just have to push it aside for another day.

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  8. You're so right Sista... That's one stunning and fabulous card!! ... Well like u said ... Keep tryin... Have a lovely Sunday ... Take it easy ... And chillax... Hugs ... xoxo

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  9. Love that quote Amy and the one on your card and I can totally relate :) Your card is gorgeous.

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  10. I hear you Amy - time pressure does nothing for the crafty mojo or the stress levels. Walking away and taking a breather is hard but necessary for our sanity!

    I LOVE this card! That MME cloud paper is so happy. I love how you used it here. I can not imagine this not being picked up.

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  11. i was Woooooowwwing ur card.. like a long WOW!! im amazed. i dont believe this one being rejected.. but i do love this card.
    thanks for sharing!! ^^

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  12. I have a big lottery win list too. I try to consistently buy lotto tickets but always forget.

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  13. Lovely card Amy, but most of all, thank you for this post and that quote...

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  14. Love it Amy! Like you I haven't had much pub luck, nor have I put in as many as I used do. Funny thing is lately I have enjoyed my scrapping time so much better... just scrapping/cardmaking for me... not so many DT or pub calls - less pressure!

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  15. If only the lottery just TOLD me when I should play... that would take the guessing all out of it!! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the card....the colors are GORGEOUS and loving the banner work!! YOU ARE AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  16. I'm sorry but you post make me laugh, you can create everything. I think we all have moments like this, and you know what ....I simply love your card!

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  17. It may be a pub reject but I think its very cute and fun! Love the buttons on the sides of the banner.

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  18. This is so cute, Amy! That banner and the paper is so cute and spring-y!

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  19. soooooo fun and fabulous! Love, Love, LOVE it!!!

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  20. This is such a fab card! Love the colors and especially the orange! Great quote too!

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  21. I dream of using up my huge stash of DP LOL! Working towards it using your cards as inspiration!
    So true about time, girlie! It's a precious thing not to be wasted or stressed out about :D
    Super sweet card BTW!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  22. Very cute card Amy! Love the bright colors and beautiful banner!

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  23. Gorgeous...definitely brings on daydreams of spring yet to come!

    {sMILES}

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  24. I loved that quote too ... and I agree about the different between creating at your own pace .. and creating because you have to get something done. Hugs, S

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  25. Which ever mag failed to pub this is....stoooopid! I love this card! Love the banner and everything! Hope you have a fabbie day. Just hopping around looking at your fabbie work. Hugs!

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  26. i love your card, amy! love that adorable banner and the layered sentiment. thanks for sharing!
    thank you for your bit of advice. i agree, i have been piling on my "to do" list and it stresses me out. i'll just try to take it one at a time.
    have a wonderful Sunday!!!
    *hugs* steph :)

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  27. Can't for one second believe this card is a reject!! It's perfection!! I SO love it!

    LOVE the quote!

    (-: Heidi

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  28. Love your reject card, but I really needed to see that quote. All I seem to dream about anymore is what it was like when I was healthier. Thanks for making me stop to see the bigger picture.

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  29. Trend alert...super springy dude!

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  30. First of all, I LOVE your card! So fun & cheerful! And I am like you...love to dream, yet never buy lottery tickets! :D

    I agree about piling too much on your plate. I have made the commitment this year to pub calls, which means a little less playing along with challenges & less to show on the blog. BUT something had to give, & I really wanted to focus on getting published this year. So far, so good... :)

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  31. I love this card. The colors and design is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I don't know why it was a reject!

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  32. Love your card and your post! I had to step outside and run some mindless errands earlier when I was about to have a breakdown in the house! :) Thanks for that quote link, I'll have to check it out!

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  33. What a bright, fun and cheerful card.

    I totally agree with that quote. I think I have been pausing too much lately. Time for me to get crackin'. Time is a big issue for me. Either I have time to create or comment. I try to find a fine line for both...but it isn't going so well. One or the other suffer.

    Hugs~
    :)

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  34. What an awesome card Amy! I love the mix of fun elements! :)

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  35. Ok, so I have like 500+ in my google reader and its overwhelming and I'm thinking must hit mark as read but then...ThEn I saw this! EEEkk, its soooo cute :D Love it to pieces and sorry it didn't get picked up. But delighted we still got to see it!!

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  36. LOVE this card and cannot believe it didn't get picked up! I really like your quote too; thanks for sharing and reminding all of us.

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  37. Well if I were a famous magazine, this card would be on the cover, it's so happy!! I had to do the stepaway thing too, with the exploding box. Tucked it away for a while actually. That quote is a to-the-heart one!! =)

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  38. you statement is so right but it will never change unfortunately. we all just have to make time for us. love your card.

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  39. first of all amy---i dunno how you do it. blogging everyday with a card or 2 or 3 to post each day. plus working and being a mom to 2 kiddos! you amaze with that alone! not to mention you 'get around' in bloggy world leaving so many of us sweet comments!
    it's ok to step back & walk away...
    i love that banner card though! why they didn't pick it up is their loss :)

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  40. how can they reject this????? IT's GORGEOUS!!! I super love it! I want it! I want it! :D

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  41. This card is absolutely so YUMMY!! I guess you are right, Amy. Sometime, we just have to keep on trying. You are so darn right, sometime we do need to step back a while and things may change and hope for tomorrow a better day! I have no luck at all on lottery, that's why I don't play! Your work as always Fabulous! Cheers :D

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  42. Amy this card is perfect! I love the banner, the cloud paper and the quote is perfect! I totally agree with what your saying..that quote is right on target! Tfs! :)

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  43. WOWZAAA!!! How could they NOT pick this? Their loss! LOL!

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  44. Gorgeous card, Amy! Love the wonderful colors! Just fabulous!

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  45. So stinkin fabulous! Amazing paper choices too, it's awesome.

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  46. Lovin' the PP, this is one happy card. Now a deep sigh and instead of creating I am off to bed - yikes!!!

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  47. This is sooo beautiful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.

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  48. Very cheery colors! I love the DSP!!

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  49. it's a fabulous card in my book! so delightful and so YOU! yes, sometimes i drive myself crazy by keep going when things are not working out. not good... so glad that you are fine with it and that definitely leads to more fab creations!! =)

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  50. ok, missus, i'm gonna need to know immediately *WHO* could possibly have *REJECTED* this amazing bit of papery goodness so i can cancel my subscription immediately due to them being blind and tasteless and everything!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY! this should be on the COVER of all magazines RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ok, mebbe NOT "rolling stone" tho obviously it's prettier than lady gaga...so ok YEAH! rolling stone, too!) :) :) :)

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  51. I have all great intention to submit but when the deadline comes it's either too late or not motivated :) Oh well, it'll be there still. Great card! Can't believe it's a reject!!

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  52. awesome card!!!
    you do not want to know what i dream about!! lets just say "stranger than life" dreams due to this medication i am on for the next few months. but is so worth it!! this is day 4 :)

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  53. Hi Amy,
    Sorry for not stopping by in a while. Love to stop by and just admire all your work. Hugs!

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  54. First off, your card is so cute and happy! I love it! Secondly, I think I need that quote you noted stamped in permanent ink on my forehead! Good for you for taking a moment to step away from te worktable. *hugs*

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Cheers,
~amy~