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View Poll Results: In an organized swap, how would you feel about getting an off-the-wall one or two?
Risque is okay with me (e.g., the he & she Cold Play snowmen card) 29 23.20%
Slightly risque is okay with me 15 12.00%
No risque swaps, please 17 13.60%
Demented is okay with me (e.g., the card with Pumpkin chef serving Voila chef's head on a platter) 34 27.20%
A little demented is okay with me 20 16.00%
Nothing remotely demented, please 12 9.60%
Sick humor is okay with me (e.g. the belly-up goldfish in All Wrapped Up) 41 32.80%
No sick humor, please 13 10.40%
I just want to get pretty/happy cards 26 20.80%
What's one or two weird cards in a big swap? If I don't like one, I'll just toss it 55 44.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 125. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-08-2007, 07:59 AM   #41  
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what about a row of dots on the bottom of the shelf? Poss a piece of ribbon with cute tacks so it is far enough from your cards as not to detract?
I like that idea! I have a bunch of different widths of black and white polka dotted ribbon to hold up there...Might be a nice compromise....hmmmmmm.....

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Old 06-08-2007, 08:04 AM   #42  
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I would NOT DOT it!! Being there is already so much (cute!) dotty stuff going on, the plain black shelf gives the eye a place to rest, and look at your fab creations on it!!

Do you want to see the dots or do you want to see the cute cards on top???
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Go ahead and do it.

I'd hate to think what would happen if your dh thinks he has any say at all on your stamping room
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and I just looked at the other pics of your stamping room and I just love the whole totally polka-dotted theme going on, it is just too cute
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:14 AM   #45  
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Life's too short not to surround yourself with stuff you love. You love polka dots, so paint the polka dots, I say! Like someone else pointed out, if you don't like 'em later or if they do detract from your displayed items, you can paint back over them.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:47 AM   #46  
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Polka dots are really cute but personally I think your shelf will look better if you keep it the way it is. I think it would be visually distracting for the shelf to have dots on it. IMHO shelves are there to display items and feature those items and they themselves should basically fade into the background. I think you'd have some pattern clash if you painted it. In any case, it is your room so do what you want! But if your DH is really against it, throw the poor guy a bone.
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I voted no polka dots. I think it looks great the way it is and from I can see the polka dots make great accents in the room.
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I voted dont!! I would cut polka-dots out of white contact paper. Then you can change the decor any time you want!
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Did you dare to dot or not to dot...that is the question!
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I voted no polkas even tho if it were my room, I would be tempted to I heart them soooo much! I wasn't sure how 3 dotted shelves would look. Maybe do one and see! Whichever you choose will be perfect for you. Love your studio!!!
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i agreed with the other ladies... i voted NO polka dots. those shelves are so classy i think the dots would ruin them.
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I say leave the black shelf as is - you need some all black and all white things to balance out the black/white polka dot look, IMHO.
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You're talking to a polka dot queen here but this time I say NO to the polka dots on the shelf. Really it would cause a distraction from your cards and they are the focus. Niki
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Well not to be left totally behind even if I am a day late and there is no poll for me to vote on I say leave it black too. It will match that little black cabinet you have in your room.

Just looked through your stamp room photos in your gallery - loved them. It brings new meaning to that saying "seeing spots (dots) before your eyes). LOL!
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Just curious to see what your final decision was?
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I voted not to polka dot--think the polka dots will take away from the stuff you have displayed on the shelf.
Totally agree. I'm a big fan of polka dots but I think that would really take away from your great display of cards.
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I wouldn't....But it only matters what you like! I just decided yesterday to break it to my dh that he is terrible at decor. (Unless you like collegiate dorm room) So in that dept. I only listen to myself. Boy, I am mouthy this morning.
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Another polka dot lover who wouldn't add polka dots to the shelf... I think it's a nice accent without and really lets the item on the shelf shine.
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Thanks everyone for your input! Really! As you can see the poll got wiped out with SCS being down yesterday....Which basically is my opportunity to pretend the no polka dots point of view wasn't winning by a landslide!

I still have mixed emotions...I am not gonna to anything at this time...Yesterday, I was gonna dot it....today I am not! Yikes...how can this be so hard! Maybe I will just re-do my whole room and go with stripes! LOL!
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I voted not to polka dot--think the polka dots will take away from the stuff you have displayed on the shelf.
I agree! Looks great the way it is.
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OMG! After the crash, my poll was missing and now........

Did you see the poll attached to this! How funny....someone else probably is sporting my polka-dot thread in their thread!

Thanks for all your opinions...shelf made it through the weekend....still not dots on it.....
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IF the swap was specifically for risque or weird humor, I would definitely enjoy the humor. If the cards just popped up in a regular swap and I THOUGHT they were funny, I wouldn't mind. I the swap had a theme and the cards didn't fit the theme, I'd be irritated. If some random person sent me a card like this, I'd be concerned. If a close friend did, I wouldn't mind.
See, all a matter of where, when and how the cards popped up.
Thinking about pop-ups....I can think of a couple risque ideas.
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Between reading the posts, answering the poll and posting my reply, the thread totally changed.
Kinda funny.
In a twisted way.
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