My first thought was to write to Paperlicious . She would know exactly what to do, and which questions to ask to see if he's worthy of my precious time. But since time was of the essence, I was afraid I wouldn't have time to receive her reply. So I said yes....I will go to dinner with you. If Paperlicious has advice for me, I need it quickly. I fear that he doesn't know the difference between red rubber and photopolymer, or pigment and dye ink. And I won't even speak of hybrids. If he thinks rubber stamping is putting a return address on an envelope, that just may be a deal breaker. I cannot raise and educate yet another child! He is also a Methodist and fellow Republican, but I know there is much we cannot discuss without emotion. What if he doesn't like Sarah Palin??? What WILL we find to talk about?
So last night I spent hours plucking, shaving, delousing and chiseling off layers of old nail polish so I could replace it with a fresh coat. You know the drill. Geez...what A LOT of work! This meal had better be damned good! Should I order the 16 oz sirloin with a loaded baked potato? Or go for only a dainty side salad, then eat when I get home because I'm still starved? Do you think I could order a double shot of tequila? Or should I just stick with mineral water? So much to deal with! What's a girl to do?
But I KNOW you didn't come here to listen to my woes, now did you?
On to the card...you know, the one that I didn't have time to redo the sponging?
The stamp I used for the main image is Penny Black's Pine Cones . I colored on the rubber using Tombow markers, then spritzed with water using a JudiKins Extra Fine Mist Spritzer . It was stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I sponged the edges with Ranger Distress inks.
Then I mounted it to Herbal Green Prismatics cardstock and added Chocolate Pearls to each corner. I LOVE those pearls!
The sentiment, also from Penny Black, is called Merriest Christmas .
I stamped it using VersaMark Ink then embossed with JudiKins Malachite embossing powder. It was cut out with a Spellbinders Petite Oval and sponged with Ranger Distress inks.
The designer paper is new from the Memory Box Frost paper collection. The ribbon is May Arts .
Now...for those of you who have been paying attention and actually reading my posts, here's a little reward for you. (Lord knows you deserve it after reading all this!) I'm going to sweeten the pot by adding a second prize if my counter reaches 100,000 hits before the drawing on Sunday! The second prize is a Curlz Font and Border Kit. How sweet is that??? If you leave a comment on this post, you get yet ANOTHER chance to win one of the Dreamy Treats! Yep...that's right. This will be your third opportunity to register for one of the two prizes, so you can definitely increase your odds! Any comment will do...you decide. I'm too stressed! I have to go fluff my hair and get all gussied up for "the date". He will be here soon.
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