Thursday, January 19, 2017

Every Card Has A Story......Fusion





The plan was simple: make a card - have lunch - go to work at the library.  Just as I started stamping lemons and limes the dishwasher repairman came.  I headed downstairs to discuss the problem then left him with the big guy to work it all out. Back upstairs I rechecked the sketch on our Design Team blog because I had forgotten where to put the sentiment.  There I spotted Karren's gorgeous lemon and lime card so I scrapped my card and started over using flowers. Soon there was a request from the kitchen.....can you bring down a tape measure??  Sure thing.....then back upstairs to stamping. And then I heard....do you know where the dishwasher manual is??  Yes I do and it seems no one could possibly find it but me......then back upstairs to stamp. And what was all that noise in the cellar?  My curiosity got the best of me so down two flights of stairs I go to find the repairman and the big guy looking for clamps, boards and wire.....not good. Then it was back up to the kitchen for another conference on my one year old dishwasher.  An incorrect installation had caused problems.  Four separate issues would be fixed - while I finished my card.  But it just wasn't meant to be. All too soon I got called back down to learn about filters and shut-offs.  And then the dreaded "Let's just watch a cycle and see if everything is fixed."  Mojo had definitely left the building......

But there's good news:

........my dishwasher is now working great
.......my son showed up with a pizza for lunch
.......freezing rain and icy roads closed the library so I took a nap

And the bad news:

.......I still put the sentiment in the wrong place!



There's great inspiration at Fusion this week!  I used the Jar of Love stamp taking my inspiration from both the sketch and the picture.  Hope you join us!


13 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

And that's quite a story for this cute card! Love the jar and the sentiment is perfect where it is. Glad your day worked out after all that!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh our Momma's tell us there will days like this! You've given me a giggle, and OH can I relate about the 'nobody knows' comment! Linda, I think your sentiment is in exactly the perfect spot, on a most darling little card! Now get back in there and retrieve the lemons... I know you've got what it takes to make lemonade!!!
=]

Marjorie Brackett said...

Love your card however it evolved. I look forward to your creations.

Mary Deatherage said...

Haha, Linda! Sounds like a day to remember - and you sure ended up with a beautiful card!! And glad that your dishwasher is working again! :)

Patty Burrows said...

I love your story and your card!

Debora Chandler said...

I've had days like that and I'm hoping nothing else breaks down. I love your card and it has inspired me very much to use new colors and styles from the rut I've been in.

Cheryl said...

Mom said "There will be days like this..." There are some times when it seems like everyday! Glad all worked out...the lemonade from all this...wait for it...you got your exercise in for the week! Those stairs! LOL!!! Blessing to you and Thank you for sharing your card!

LeAnne said...

I think the best part about this story is that YOU GOT TO TAKE A NAP!!! Ahhhh....that sounds wonderful right about now! Anyway, your card is cheery, regardless of where that sentiment ended up! I think I need to make a yellow & green one too!

Karren said...

Your card was worth all the interruptions - so fun and such a great take on the challenge! But inquiring minds want to know - was waiting for a cycle to run through more or less exciting than watching paint dry :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Well who can blame you for a little sentiment malfunction with all those interruptions! It's a great card just as it is. Bright and sunny, just as it was meant to be!

Lesley said...

Hahaha! Well I love what you created and I am glad you had a nap!! Naps are wonderful! You probably needed one after climbing all those stairs! Hugs!

Kate said...

I have a house with 3 levels too so I can appreciate the stair climbing involved. Your card is gorgeous - love the mix of greens and yellows.

Cécile RIBON said...

I don't know whether your story make me smile or sigh, but what I know for sure is that, in spite of all these disruptions, you created a fabulous card and no matter the sentiment is at the right place or not .