…that maybe when I am in my studio I don't need the tv on…I mean American Idol is over so what do I need to be watching? Grays Anatomy is over for this season, and oh oh, when I was in the dentist office today I was reading a magazine that says that Katherine Heigl was changing her mind about leaving the show, so perhaps when the elevator closed it is when they pull Izzie back to life…what do you think?
So since the stupid cable modem strength has taken a dive since the cable guy came and did something to Eric's tv last week and they can't get out here till the 10th of June…can you believe that crap? So they suggested I unhook the splitter that splits the power between the modem and the tv to my studio and just hook the modem up directly. My neighbor said whoever hooked it up was wacked cause he said they never should have split that and if they did they should have put an amplifier on it…so I unhooked the splitter and plugged the cable directly into the modem and that works but now I have no tv out here. So perhaps it is the tv God's way of saying get your work done, or go watch tv with your hubby.
So tonight, Jeff and I watched 7 pounds, and I pretty much had it figured out. It was pretty good, Jeff had to go to bed before it was over so I won't say anything more since he reads my blog first thing when he gets to work, and just in case anyone else has not seen it, I don't want to ruin it. I will never forget listening to the radio one day and the stupid traffic reporter guy spilled the secret out of the movie Sixth Sense, I was so mad. We had not even seen it, and I had to kind of watch it through Jeff's eyes cause he had not heard the secret.
So that being said, I was cutting paper, class planning and getting my teeth cleaned today, so I did not get a card made, but I do have this one to show you, it is the Sepia Photo technique from my TLC class. I copied and just changed the set from Jan Tink and I think it turned out great.
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Ver Vanilla, Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Very Vanilla Craft
Misc: Twill Tape, Brown brads, aqua painter, ticket corner punch
Don't forget that you only have a few days left to get the free Designer Series paper. Buy 3 get one free. You can't beat that deal.
So let's see what day is it for questions? I do believe it is day 5, and that will mean that tomorrow at noon, I will pick a winner for the Mystery Blog Candy….how exciting is that?
So the last question is: What are your three favorite embellishments? My answer is: brads, ribbon and buttons (especially the corduroy ones).
Have a super Wednesday and thanks for stopping in!
Hi, Di! Bummer about your TV situation! We have satellite TV and cable internet, so the two never disturb each other! :^)
My three fav embellies are flowers, ribbon, and buttons.
Mary Sabel says
My three favorities are ribbon, buttons and embossing powder.
Your favorite embellishments are the same as mine! When did eyelets lose their popularity?
Sheena B says
Waiting for the cable guy is no phone. On July 1 last year we had to get a temporary line run because we were losing signal whenever it rained. It was only LAST week that a new permanent line was run. I hope you have BETTER luck. And yes, you definitely need an amplifier, we have one right where the cable comes into our house.
Favourite embellies are definitely brads, ribbon and flowers…..making masculine cards VERY hard for me to make!
Linda Watts says
We only have 1 TV hooked up to cable and use net flix for our other viewing option. I get a lot more done that way : )
My 3 favorite embellishments are ribbon, die cuts, and glitter in small amounts.
Di, that is stunning!!! Love the soft whites with the browns!
My favorite embellies…. ribbon, bling, and cut out stamped images. Not sure if stamped images count as embellies, but I use them alot to embellish a card.
MY favorite embellishment would be ribbon. I put it on everything. I also love to use chipboard and the large brads. LORI K.
Well it's nice to see that cable guys suck all across the world!
I really really like this card. I am gonna try out the technique and see if I can grasp it and then try to teach it!
My favourite embellishments are brads, ribbon and eyelets – I'm loving those big brads!
Not as much as I love you though!!
janet mack says
Hi, We Tivo everything so I just saw Grey's, so sad, but she has movie stuff going on so….. My favorites are dew drops, glitter and ribbon.
Donna McEwen says
My three favorite embellies are: (1) Bling, (2) Bling, (3) Bling.
I'm attracted to sparkly things…what can I say?
Love your blog.
My three favorite is Dazzling Diamonds- Embossing and Ribbon
I love the ribbon, ribbon pulls and buttons but I think glitter is the bomb!!!
My favourite embellishments are brads, ribbon and glitter (only a twinkle here and there though). And, I absolutly love this card!
Kathryn Kuffel says
glitter,dry embossing and ribbon!
Michelle Krstyen says
Bling, ribbon and buttons. I love buttons and use them all of the time. The new corduroy buttons are great. Hope they come out withe new colors. Michelle
Taylor Prystawsky says
I love Dazzling Diamonds, rhinestone brads and corduroy buttons! Anything sparkly is my favorite!
Ruth N says
Ribbon for sure! Love it! Especially the wider ribbon. What else, the corduroy buttons and brads.
Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!
Brads, ribbons, and dazzling diamonds would be my 3 favorite embellishments. Actually, those are the only 3 things that I've tried so far. I'm still in the gathering stage of buying products. Smiles – Joanne
I LOVE the new cordouroy buttons as well as the filigree brads and ribbon, (I think taffeta is my favorite!)
Brad, brads and more brads…I use them on just about everything I make!!!
Lorree Bosworth says
Based upon the concept that I hoard the stuff I love the most, I'd have to say "Heavy Metal" (aka Hodgepodge Hardware), buttons, and ribbon. Isn't it crazy to "save" the stuff you love the most? I'm trying to get over it, but it is baby steps!! LOL!
Okay, there must be a universal plague going on since my satellite box crapped out on me and as much as I have loved satellite over cable, the love affair is going through some serious issues right now. Nothing like watching 45 minutes of a show to have the box decide to reset itself over and over and over again. AND I can't get someone to come look till the 4th! AAARGH! I told them they were darn tootin' lucky that this didn't happen until AFTER American Idol was done!
Katie K says
My favourite embellishments are ribbons (taffeta and organza), pearls, and tags. I wish SU would carry twinkling H2O or Shimmerz products.
Good luck everyone!
My three favorites are Ribbon, Buttons and glitter glue!
Can hardly wait to make this card in the TLC Class!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Who needs t.v. when we have YOU to entertain us??!! ha!! hugs,
Linda E says
I love gems (pearls or rhinestones — I don't discriminate) ribbon and brads!
Melissa Vannoy says
Glitter, brads and ribbon… almost on every card!
Cathy Green says
Ribbons and buttons and brads, oh my! Those are my 3 favorite embellishments, not part of the Wizard of Oz song. I liked 7 Pounds. Do you know what the name means? My DH thought it was the weight of a heart, but I told him that was only about 2-3 pounds. I haven't seen Sixth Sense and don't know the secret, so I'll have to watch it. Love the card, by the way!
Love the card, and wish I was closer so i could take the class. Will be back home by then and that is a way too long drive!!Dazzling diamonds, brads and taffetta ribbon are my favorite three.
Ribbon, flowers, and sparkles (every girl needs a little sparkle)!!!!
I love this card and am sad that I am not in AZ to take your class. Will you share the technique with those of us who love you from afar?
I haven't seen 7 Pounds although it's on my "to watch" list. There was NOTHING on TV last night so you didn't miss anything. I ended up watching "Chopped" on the Food Network. The final challenge was to make a dessert out of frozen pie crust, a container of dried dates, a bag of caramels and a bottle of Stout Beer. It was interesting to see how they incorporated all of those ingrediants but I can't say I would have eaten of their creations.
I hope you have an awesome day!!
I have to say eyelets, brads, and Primas are my top 3 embellishments.
Barbara Pirk says
My favorites are ribbons, buttons and hodge podge hardware. They all make a card look so much more "complete" and sophiscated.
Will you be doing a "kit" for your technique classes. I would love to do them but can't make it to Arizona every month:)
Ribbon (incl. twill), pearls and my aged copper Hodgepodge Hardware! Oh, how I love to make a masculine card with my Hodgepodge! But if it is for a girlfriend, then bring out the ribbon and pearls! I think you are quite brave and wonderful for making sure Eric has cable tv. To keep the peace in my house, I would have done the exact same thing for my son James (who is much like Eric). Happy Wednesday!
Sharyn Jensen says
My 3 favorite embellishments are Glitter, Brads, and Ribbon. Glitter is my number one favorite. I just love how it makes things sparkle!!
I love glitter, the diamond colored brads, and regular brads. I use one of these on everyone of my projects!
Stephanie P. says
Ribbon is an absolute must, and I love paper piercing, buttons and/or brads. Is that actually 4 favorite embellishments? I'm slowly working in eyelets and try to remember to use by Hodgepodge Hardware pieces, especially antique brass on masculine cards! Your card turned out lovely, I love the vintage look! TFS!
I absolutely love the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Harware, Pretties Kit & Fluerettes! It can give a vintage feel to many designs.
Cula Parker says
wow… only 3? well… ribbon is a must have, buttons, and brads. i always have atleast one of these on a card sometimes all of them.
My favorite three embellishments are pearls, ribbon and brads. Thank you for the chances this week to win.
Very pretty card.
My three favorite embellishments are:
3. punch outs
Jackie W. says
Oh Diana, I thought of you last night because guess what? My two teens came home from their gymnastics/church activities and grabbed a flashlight and went outside to go frog hunting! They actually picked up 3 toads (not frogs, but remember to me they are all called frogs, even if they're not) and named them. Then of course, they went back. It sure made me smile, seeing them enjoy their "frogs" again!
Beautiful card! I have never done the sepia technique. I'll have to check it out.
My 3 go-to embellishments are ribbon, buttons & then something to go inside the button, like hemp twine, linen thread, or the like. I really like Scrappers Floss by Karen Foster. Wish we sold that!
Have a great evening!
Anne Granger says
What a great question!! My 3 favourite embellishments are Ribbon, Flowers and Brads.
Jan G. says
I just love the jumbo eyelets and, of course, you have to have ribbon and glitter! Thanks for the chance to win! We watched 7 pounds a couple of weeks ago – I enjoyed it also!
The three most fabulous embelishments in the whole world are: jumbo eyelets, glitter, and brads. I like the 3-D effect the eyelets and brads give to a card, and I am of the opinion that every stamped image could use a little glitter. Thanks for the chance to win. It's been fun!
Melissa S says
My faves are ribbon, brads (especially vintage), and buttons.
Julie Temple says
Oh goodness…can I just say the entire Pretties Kit? LOL I love Ribbon, brads and pearls or gems. This has been fun to see everyone's answers..thanks so much!
Roberta aka RubbertaStamper says
Glitter, ribbon, and pearls. I just described 90% of my cards! 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win because I need more stuff to organize…but it's fun!
Con"GRAD"ulations on yoru son's graduation!
Sheri Smith says
Ribbon, dew drops, and stickles are my 3 faves.
Tomi Jo says
Mine would be:
Embossing or glitter
Thanks for your site, good projects, and the great blog-candy.
Blessings, Tomi Jo
My 3 favs are ribbon, dazzling diamonds and
more ribbon!!!! Cards just don't look finished
Becky Volpp says
My three favorites are:
1. Brads especilly the jumbo ones.
2. Pretties flowers- love dying them to match the card
3. Dazzling diamonds glitter.
My favs are ribbon, jumbo eyelets and glitter!!
I love this card! It looks so vintage!! You did a great job! I wish I was taking your class!