Wednesday, May 1, 2013

word trend watch

Ethereal
Ethereal means not only "celestial" or "heavenly," but also "marked by unusual delicacy or refinement."

When:       Lookups spiked on April 19, 2013.

Why:       NASA released a new photograph of the Horsehead Nebula – an image of gas and space dust that various commentators described as "ethereal."





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I have vivid dreams. Usually I can remember a small part of the dream, like the other night I dreamed I found a tiny orange butterfly in my house, and I scooped it up in my hand and as I was walking to the door to release it, muttered to the poor thing that I hoped it was Ok....and it answered me and said "yes".

Now I also believe in dream interpretations as much as I do horoscopes, fun to look at but not basing my life around them...so here are the interpretations of the dream:

To dream of butterflies means happiness and the coming of change in your life. the transformation of something, could be your self or your life style. a new beginning.

Orange denotes hope, friendliness, courtesy, generosity, liveliness, sociability, and an out-going nature. It also represents a stimulation of the senses. You feel alive! You may want to expand your horizons and look into new interests

To dream that animals can talk, represents superior knowledge. Its message is often some form of wisdom. Alternatively, a talking animal denotes your potential to be all that you can be.

Or it could mean I just have butterflies on the brain since I have been playing around A LOT lately with them and it was just my daily life imposing itself into my dreams.

Anything but a Card#18 - ATC Extravaganza
PanPastel Challenge Blog - #17 Dreams
Die Cuttin Divas - #113 Anything Goes
Pixie's Crafty Work - #70 Snippets


A few of you might know by now that the wax paper that I keep in the bottom of my spray box is much loved and put to many uses. ♥ I cut out these butterflies using the die that came with the stamp.
 I layered the butterflies and stapled them together, then fluffed their wings a bit.
 ~lve ~ 
The hardest part was choosing which one to put on the top!


Our Daily Bread - butterfly grunge stamp and die cut
CARDZTV - sentiment stamp
Ranger - Dylusion Ink sprays
Really Reasonable Ribbon - lace


34 comments:

Carole Z said...

Beautiful..very dreamlike! Love your butterfly, hugs Carole Z X

TwinkleToes2day said...

Beautiful card, but TOTALLY gorgeous butterfly!! :0) Mo

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hoe lovely to know the meaning of butterfly etc, I often dream but forget them only to remember really random things that make no sense! your butterflies are fab, love the layered look. Take care Zo xx 77

Mary Pat Siehl said...

sooooo pretty!!

Winnie said...

What a great idea to line your box and then make art! I have been wasting my inks I see! Thanks as always for inspiring and sharing your ideas.

Kristi said...

Sandee,
this is simply stunning! I love winged creatures,butterflies and birds and bees and fairies! It's awesome how you upcycled your overspray into a beautiful work of art!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I really, really MUST get some wax paper. I'm missing out on so much.

Dreamscapes!! A story unto itself.

Laura said...

I love the layered butterflies. I was inspired, when you mentioned it another time, by your idea of using wax paper in your spray box. I've got a piece "marinating" in mine right now. Do you have any trouble adhering the paper to projects? My inclination would be to try Glossy Accents or PPA. . . hope you're having a good Wednesday. ~ Laura

MaryH said...

What a gorgeous butterfly, and I never thought to line where I spray with wax paper -- just use old packing paper that comes with 'stuff'. You have certainly made something lovely with your 'snippets', and you should visit the Playground (see my blog for the link). This would make a delightful entry. I shall certainly try this. Loved the dream story. Would hate to interpret some that I have! On the other hand, today's horoscope was pretty close to home! Hugs & TFS

May said...

Gorgeous card Sandee... Love the background.. & the butterfly is AmAzing... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Rita said...

Love your layered waxed paper butterfly!
I think dreams are exactly what you think they are. Only the dreamer can know. ;)

fairy thoughts said...

fab card ... so delicate
janet #32

Alison Scott said...

The card is lovely. The butterfly using those pieces from the bottom are amazing.
You are lucky to remember dreams, I never do. I don't sleep well or for long, I think that is why. I don't get into is it, REM sleep?

Jean said...

So cool!

Pat N. said...

Very cool! Great look with all that layering! Love your butterfly.

Katie said...

What a cool dream. And I love the picture you included for ethereal. I also love the butterfly card!

Von said...

Ohhhhhhhhh so THAT's how you did that butterfly!!!!!! You're brilliant ... flat out brilliant!! If I could have one of everything you make, I'd be the happiest camper! lol Love your bits, Sandee!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

SOOO beautiful. And WHAT a great idea to line your box and then use up the results. You are a GENIUS!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Di said...

Oh my golly gosh Sandee - just stunning!! Perfect use of snippets too - welcome to the Playground :)

Hugs, Di xx

MaryH said...

Sandee, so happy you hopped over the Pond to the Playground. A perfect card to share there...Hugs

Terry said...

Hey there Sandee, what a fabulous project you have made and thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK wowwzerss loving the colours and the butterflies lovely hugs terry xxxx

Mrs A. said...

Pleased to see you in the playground. This is such a pretty butterfly. Like how you have created it. Hugs Mrs a.

Juls said...

Love your dimensional butterfly!! Fabulous use of snippets!! Hugs Juls xxx

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous idea...I have never sprayed but own some now and want to give it a try. I'm sorried about overspray as my room is carpeted so i have been waiting for warm weather and thought i would spray outside. I will line the box with wax paper too! Great idea!

Don't think my eventualy overspray project will look anything like this beautiful butterfly though!

Beautiful!!!

BJ said...

Beautiful - I love its soft dreamyness. BJ

Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the butterfly!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the colours, the background is beautiful and the butterfly looks gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your dream and it's interpretations with us to it was a very interesting post to read =). Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Cathy said...

Fantastic butterfly, the spray gives such a great effect. Great idea :)

Lisette Baker said...

I just love how you have created that butterfly, it looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time. Lisette x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Sandee, Just found your blog through Diane Wray's blog post: http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/pixies-crafty-snippets-playground-week.html Lovely effect on the butterflies! Great idea :)

Beverley Baird said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the way you use the wax paper and create unique papers>

diana fernandez said...

Wow!!! This is a beautiful ATC! Thanks for joining at Anything but a Card! Check out our new color challenge that just came out today

Julia S-W said...

On catch up as usual Sandee! Glad I didn't miss this little beauty. I rarely remember my dreams and envy you for that. I had to laugh at your last comment about butterflies on the brain - think I'm in that state most of the time!
I LOVE this ATC. Using your sprayed wax paper is such a neat idea and the whole composition works perfectly.
Enjoy your week.Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.
Juliax

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Love... Love... LOVE this ATC!!! And I also love your shell ATC holder. Colorful and full of dimension, your gorgeous layered butteryfly is a BEAUTY!