March 6, 2007

Promises

I made a really stupid pledge on Splitcoast the other day -- I promised that I wouldn't buy any more paper until I've used up 1/2 my stash and I won't buy any more stamps until I've used all the ones I have. I hate when I say stuff like that! How I made this card: Stamps: Rice Paper Background by Cornish Heritage Farms and Asian Art by Stampin Up. Recollections Paper, Naturals Ivory and Cranberry Crisp paper by SU. Stamped the flowers in Chestnut Memories ink and used Cranberry Crisp and Mellow Moss ink pads with an aquapainter to color in the little flowers and leaves. The "Thank You" is stamped in Chesnut ink and then outlined with the aquapainter with Cranberry Crisp. The layout and construction is obvious -- if you look closely, you'll see that I stamped the base of the card with Cranberry ink and the Rice Paper background on the Naturals Ivory cardstock and gently did the same on the background of the main image. I really like this basic layout -- simple, straightforward, easy to mail (nothing bulky) AND it is using up lots of paper!! LOL Speaking of promises.... Almost 17 years ago I promised THIS guy that I'd do the till death do us part thing. He's a keeper -- so far!! How I made this guy: I met Mike when we were both lawyers at the Department of Justice handling environmental cases -- suing polluters. Oh, the good old days when we were knee deep in bad guys and bad chemicals! Then, I bamboozled him into walking down the aisle, fed him brownie cheesecake, and kept him totally under my control!! The layout and construction of this guy is obvious -- cute red hair (well, it used to be red; well, it used to be hair!!!) and orange eyes (oohh) and a smile that will melt your heart. You know what this sweetie said to me yesterday as I quickly grabbed the latest (pre pledge) package of stamping goodies to arrive at our house?? . . . "Go ahead, order something, you NEED to buy some more stuff. It's a good stress reliever!" Nope, you can't have him! He's all mine!

19 comments:

  1. Very very sweet post!!
    Does he have a mentorship program!?!

    LOL!!
    (Actually I have no complaints with my dh--he is a keeper, too)

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  2. I love this card...you did such super work!

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  3. This (re: your DH) just made me grin from ear to ear! As far as the stupid paper pledge? Sssssshhhhhh! You're secret's safe with me! ;^)

    And, the card? Divine, yes--not just for how pretty it is, but all those other bonus reasons, too!

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  4. Joan, you are hillarious. But your honest. Gotta keep these good men of ours right where they need to be. :) Thanks for telling us how the 2 of you met. Your husband is very handsome.

    Mary

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  5. Dang! I thought your card was seperate from the post about your husband. Joan, I *love* this card. It is so elegant and I love elegant cards.

    Mary

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  6. I really love the simplicity of your card! The Rice Paper BG adds a perfect touch to your Asian inspired theme. Darn...now I have another stamp to put on my Wish List for my DH to discover ( S ).

    BTW, I enjoyed reading about your wonderful DH. Your post made me smile this morning!

    - dlm.

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  7. Thanks for the morning chuckle. You've got a terrific way with words - and stamping, too. My DH is also a keeper - taught me what a 'REAL' husband should be.

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  8. Love the card. Your "instructions" about Mike are hilarious. He is so sweet. My DH is very supportive too. Don't you love it when he says, "That's a pretty card." Especially cool when you weren't too sure. Happened to me yesterday.

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  9. This is such a cute post - congratulations on almost 17 years! DH and I will be 10 years in June! Wow - time flies, doesn't it?

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  10. your watermark is hilarious! sounds like you've got a real keeper.

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  11. My husband (also of 17 years) had reddish hair when we met. His eyes are the color of slightly tarnished copper pennies which I've never seen on anyone else. You mentioned Mike has orange eyes. Wonder if they're similar? I love your tribute to him!
    quietlystamping on SCS

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  12. Great card and husband.
    I have a "Mike" model also but his name is Rudy. We've been together for 45 years and it seems like a flash at times and at other times it seems aeons ago.
    TFS how you met - it is delightful.

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  13. That card is BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE IT!

    And about your DH, how cute!!!! I love the "controlledby" comment on the pic. HEE HEE!

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  14. Not fair, not fair! What a great and generous guy ya got there. Good luck with your pledge!

    Stefanie
    www.scrappedsilly.typepad.com

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  15. LOL, this post really cracked me up, I have the same hair issue. I'd say yes my husband is a redhead, then pause, then have to say, well, when there WAS hair anyway :) I like him better this way, the old pictures with hair, oh dear :) LOL

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  16. Joan,
    Though I know you don't know me, I have to tell you how much your post speaks to me. The first post of your was about not getting swept up in the competitive atmosphere that paper crafters get into. I've been a member of SCS for some time, but have never felt confident enough to post my creations for fear of the criticism (or even lack of response) that might ensue.

    I too am an attorney. Sort of. I practiced as an employment lawyer for 14 years before a series of small strokes took me out of my practice 2 years ago. But, my life has moved on, I married the love of my life last year, and then relocated from California to Virginia.

    As much as I love stamping and scrapping, I don't want it to become more of an obligation than the relaxing outlet I had planned for it to be. Thanks for reminding me that it's ok for it to be just that.

    Sorry for rambling, I just wanted to share how your posts touched me.
    Kimberly

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  17. I like this card you did, I like the contrast of the cranberry with the vanilla color. The rice paper background really adds a nice contrast to the card, yet sticks with the Asian feel of the card.

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  18. The card is beautiful and so is the story about your husband. You are a lucky girl...

    I have to tell you something that my hubby said that just melted my heart the other day. I was reading him a post that I thought was comical on SCS the other day. It was a women who had gone out and bought all of something off the shelf, can't even remember what they were, lunch boxes or something. She was talking about how excited she was and that she had not taken them out of her trunk because she did not know what she was gonna tell her husband and she was hiding them for awhile. The next girl posted....isn't that what trunks are for....I thought it was a funny comment and after I read it to my hubby, he said...How sad that they have to hide what they purchase for something they just love to do!

    Isn't that heart warming? I thought it was. We have good ones Joan!

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  19. Joan your dh is very nice looking.
    I see why he would be a keeper.

    Just like mine he is someone that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world.

    Took me too long to find him and I'm not letting go of him.

    Love your blogsite.

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