It was announced two years ago that "GOOGLE FIBER IS COMING TO AUSTIN!"
All of us on AT&T and Time Warner started marking on the walls of our DSL/cable prisons the days, as they passed, until the end of our bondage.
There was kerfuffle when someone posted a map (I'm pretty sure it was a Google employee) of all the supposed digging permits - HUNDREDS of them - where Google was laying fiber.
Then there were these "signups" for certain neighborhoods (not ours, of course) that were going to be the first to be Fiberhoods.
Except nothing ever happened.
I know someone in the first "Fiberhood" and she's got exactly Jack Squat in the way of Google Fiber. So if the FIRST Fiberhood has Jack Squat two years-ish later, I can only imagine what those of us who haven't been allowed to do the fake signup yet have to suffer through. It's sort of a "this way to the Great Egress" situation, as far as I can tell.
It's best just to move on, at this point, with the knowledge that we are all stuck with service that doesn't allow you to operate Netflix and a dishwasher at the same time.
I think it even says in the Bible that hope deferred makes a person stabby.
(That's paraphrased, obviously.)
You know what DOES come right when it's supposed to?
Your Stampin' Up! order.
Especially if you expedite it, like I did. :) My excuse is the RETREAT so stop scolding me.
I thought the first thing I'd play with was a stamp set, but since I needed to put together my Paper Shares, I actually got sidetracked.
WITH THIS GORGEOUS, TIMELESS ELEGANCE PAPER. OMG.
I almost fell out of my chair when I opened it up to cut it into share stacks. I cannot believe how amazing it is. And these flowers were hand drawn by one of the designers - amazing talent.
I decided to bring to life another mythical thing - the fake Japanese blue roses all over the internet - with this paper. And holy cow, are they gorgeous. They are nearly as pretty as a truly high speed internet connection, of which I know nothing. Take a look for yourself. You can see the subtle shimmer I added in this closeup (after watercoloring with FineTec) with the Irresistible Embellisher.
I wish I could draw like that.
This card is for tomorrow's Mix-Ability challenge on Splitcoast, but I can't tell you why just yet. So you'll have to play along :).
Here's a quick video on how I made this card, which includes the Endless Thanks Set.
Because I love these so much, I have a special present for some of you. Anyone who places a qualifying order in my store this month will receive via email, a project sheet with detailed instructions and photos for the three cards I'll be making in my monthly card class this weekend.
I never post these online, so I thought it would be a fun reward for all of you who place orders in my store, using hostess code RPZFP7AY. If that's something you like, I'll do it every month.
If your order includes both this paper and that stamp set, you'll also get a surprise via snail mail from me :).
Here's a story on the fake blue roses, which are actually lavender. And also fake.
Although we did grow a "silver" rose at our house in Bryan that sort of resembled these purple roses.
But no one was daft enough to call it a BLUE rose and Photoshop hadn't been invented yet.
Now I know I'm a wee bit late, but I have my winners from the Damian Card Giveaway - thank you ALL for your sweet comments and for sending a card to this nice man. You are GOOD people and I appreciate you all.
To my winners - please use the email me link in my sidebar to send me your mailing address so I can send your stamp sets out!!