May 21, 2010

Cloud lift hot air balloons


STRANGE STORY!

So I made this card last week...on Thursday May 13th to be exact. Just a simple quick card for a friend who needed something to cheer her up. I mailed it out that same day because I knew I was going to be leaving for a long weekend. I planned to post it eventually but I have quite a few cards in my files that I never get around to posting.
Fast forward to Tuesday of this week. I'm blog hopping, visiting all my favorite stops and leaving comments on some awesome creations when I happen upon Laurie's Blog, Soapbox Creations.
I literally gasp out loud.
Because I see THIS card. (you HAVE to go see...I'll wait...) OMG. I know, right?!
Apparently, great minds really DO think alike! *grin*

Same card base. Same cloud stamp. Same sentiment. Almost the same colors of buttons. Same LO. Image stamp from the SAME SET, and even the same color BG paper for photographing!
*cue Twilight music now* doo do doo do...

Has this ever happened to you? Because it happens to me fairly regularly. Really. In the past few months it's amazing how many people have emailed me to say they created a card similar or vice versa. 

Stamps used: You're Dandy by Practicing Creativity Designs, Everyday Button Bits by PTI.

Thanks for stopping by today friends and reading my crazy story! TGIF!

29 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is adorable Dana :)

~amy~ said...

Wow!!!!! LOVE your card...soooo sweet!!! Good grief, that's fabulously fun that you gals have the same'ish card but different card...

Happy Friday!

Cassie_lu said...

love how you did the grass.

Sue Ann said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I could go for a hot air balloon ride just about now!!!! xoxo

Laurie said...

I LOVE it Dana! Great minds DO think alike LOL! I love how you grounded it though! The grass is perfect! And of course I love the red Swiss Dot background for your photo! LOL! The funny thing about that is I ALWAYS ALWAYS shoot with a white background! Just this one time...in a long time...did I pick a colored background! I love it! Let's see if we can do it again! :)

Keva said...

I am ALWAYS paranoid that when i come up with an idea it's subconsciously one that i saw on a blog recently..lol. It hasn't happened YET, but i'm sure it will. I liked Laurie's card the other day and like yours,too! I have You're Dandy (and love it thanks to you), but not the Everyday Button Bits. I love my buttons, but tend to hoard them so having a stamp set that pretty much requires me to use them isn't good...lol

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute and cheerful looking card! Hope your friend enjoyed it. And yes, I have come across cards that were posted almost the same time as mine that looked so similar. Spooky! But as you said, Great crafing minds think alike! Have a good weekend.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Beautiful card! That's so funny, how it is so similar to the other one. They are both wonderful... gmta!

Amy said...

You're story is great!!! Both cards are fantastic!!! I may have to CASE!!!!

InspiredByInk said...

Awesome card! But yours is SO much better... well more eye catching and I'm a bit biased! LOVE it!

Bobbie

Nadine said...

Such a cute, fun card Dana. Yours may be similar to Laurie's but I hadn't seen hers, so yours is fresh and new to me! I had the same thing happen to me when I created a card for a challenge. I had the card completed, the picture taken, just hadn't gotten around to posting it on the blog when I saw that Jennifer Holmes had done the SAME thing. So of course I did not use that card for the challenge, lol!!

Noora said...

How did that happen Dana!! and if I recall right..this is not the first time this happening with her...:)...you both are super talented! beautiful work!

Jennifer K said...

That is so bizarre, Dana. You both created such lovely cards. I love how you made some of the clouds 3-D. The grass looks like it was combed - was it? I'm curious now. :)

Terri said...

Very cute! As they great minds think alike. :)

Jennifer Carter said...

That is TOO funny!! It is a great card! Love how your cloud goes slightly off the top of the card!

Sasya said...

ohhhh your buttons, Dana!!! this is a masterpiece! :) love the high blue sky... ♥

Sasya said...

p.s. I saw Laurie's card, it is unbelievable! 0_0

Kara said...

Cute cards, both of them:)
Kara

Aimes said...

Freaky! But yours has the sweet blades of grass for a little differentiation ;D
Loving your design (and Lauries!) so sweet!
x

Lindsay said...

This card is so cute! It put a smile on my face for sure. That, and the fact that there was a little bit of telepathy goin on' and nobody knew it! HAHA!

Sara Mac said...

Great card Dana! Love the story. How cool that you both created such similar and fantastic cards.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Dana, your card is awesome! Love the clouds!

Earlier this year, I had someone tell me via e-mail that they were surprised they weren't given credit for the project on my blog. Because they made something very similar with certain details almost identical. This actually irritated me a bit because her blog was not one that I follow so I had never seen her project. I told her it was a simple case of great minds thinking alike.

Barbara said...

Adorable, Dana! (Laurie's, too!). I love the grass and all the clouds!

Mara... said...

Such a pretty card, I love the clouds and hot air balloons. And I like the story, too!

Baseret said...

This is so cute! That is crazy that your cards are so alike.

jen said...

Great card!! And what a crack up that your cards are so similar! I have seen cards posted that I think "I've done a card like that too!"- but with so many of us in love with the same products (PTI/practicing creativity/etc)... I think it's more surprising it doesn't happen more often!
Have a great weekend!

Alice Wertz said...

that's some amazing coincidence!! wow! LOVE your card! so lovely and i love those clouds!!

Belinda said...

Heehee, love the card and the grass! :) And the clouds are so fun too!

BethieJ said...

Dana I LOVE this.. I bet it was just what your friend needed!!!