Where do I start? Seems like the to do list never fully gets done does it? Heck sometimes I'll even add stuff to my list that I finished at the end of the day to just check it off as done to make me feel better.
Today was a busy day, Toby had a grooming appointment so after I dropped him off I ran some errands as it makes no sense to run back home for half an hour and then just have to head back to the groomer again, so I picked up some stuff for my Open House on Saturday, I had to stop and gas, oh my gosh these prices are crazy! Why don't we use American oil instead of relying on other countries? When I went back to get Mr. Toby I asked Susie if I could take their picture.
What a good boy eh? Too funny, Susie called me and asked how I wanted his face cut, cause his bangs were trimmed some, and I was like well ummm…I did that, I was trying to apply for a job and show off how great a groomer I would be…she just laughed. Actually I had put a band in his hair to get it out of his eyes, and he had that rubbed off in no time, so I took a pair of scissors and snip…he could see again! He looks way better now, and struts around knowing he does too.
So this card was fun, I had the idea in my head but kept changing it and now I really like how it turned out. I originally only had one dress form but it got lost with the DSP in the background, so adding two more really made it better. What do you think?
I did some paper piecing again like I did last night, that is one thing that I forget how much fun it is and then I want to paper piece everything. See that "measuring tape ribbon" on the card?
Wanna know what it is?
It's actually the ruler part of the grid sheet you use to stamp on. This stamp set does come with a ruler stamp, but I wanted to "go green" and recycle, so I sponged So Saffron ink on the cut strip of the ruler part of the grid sheet and puckered it on the card with the sticky strip. This way it was nice and thin to pucker too. Neat eh?
Did you notice the longer jewelry tag punch shape that the TO DO LIST is stamped on?
All I did was cut the strip of card stock small enough so I could fit it in the punch so just the end would get punched, and then I just punched the tip. Neat eh. I know I have shown that on here before with a different punch, I wonder if I could find it? If not I will show you another day, I am trying to get this posted and hit the hay. OK so I am still looking for the punch tip, but here is one for the getting the fish tail (but just use the square punch instead of the one I show cause this one is retired, but it is the same concept. Well poop, I can't find it so maybe I only thought I did it, I will show you tomorrow ok?
Here is the full card, and I'll brag and say I love the shabby vintage-y look of it.
Stamp Set: Sew Suite, Eat Chocolate (this is where I got the TO DO LIST greeting)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP, Basic Black, Grid Sheet, Sweet Stitches DSP, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Misc: Jewelry tag punch, vintage trinkets, white gel pen, scallop border punch, framed tulips embossing folder
OK you know what's coming right? Those of you that have not watched American Idol tonight, please don't read anymore.
So the 12 guys were up first, hey whatever happened to ladies first? Ha! Maybe they flipped a coin.
First up was:
Clint: Ugh, I can't wait till he goes home, he sang not bad, but I don't like him.
Jovany: He looks like a younger Sylvester Stallone doesn't he? He is such a cutie with his chiseled face, and he sings pretty good too.
Jordan: Mr. I was not auditioning people they were coming to me for singing help…ok whatever dude. You keep saying it and eventually you will believe it. I didn't know the song and that always makes me never sure if it is good or not, but I thought he was horrible.
Tim: I didn't know this song and it was so-so.
Brett: Mr. Hair. I thought Taylor Swift flung her hair all over when she sang, this guy was ridiculous! Plus he said he didn't realize he was doing it? I can't believe the judges liked his performance.
So when they were talking about J-Lo's new video coming out it looked like Steven mouthed the words "Hi Liv" to the camera and that is his daughter so it made sense if that is what he did.
James: OK so now the show has really started. I love this guy, he has so much talent and I want him to go all the way. He is so danged cool!
Robbie: He has a Seinfeld kinda look about him. I think he totally ruined a beautiful song and he should have sang it regular, and I can't believe that Steven & J-Lo liked it, and I was like Yo Dawg when Randy was like no way it was pitchy…yeah man, speak to me dawg!
Scotty: I love me some country & western and he did this song proud. The last word was kinda odd the way he sang it, but I hope he stays on for a while, I can't wait to see what he does when they do weirder music.
Stefano: He sounded pretty good, and he looks like he is 10.
Paul: His voice is so unique and distinctive, and the song he picked was perfect for him. His teeth are so white, and he is rail thin with toothpick legs, and he wore all black and it looks like he wears a size too small.
Jacob: He is such a character and he can sing anything. It is almost like he is two people, there is the singer, with the flirtiness, and then when he gets talking he gets so excited he is jumping all over the place. He is fun, and I bet everyone loves him on the show.
Casey: I am so glad he got better, as they said he was sick. He sang so good and he reminds me a bit of Jason Segal in the Knocked Up movie, with a bit of Amish thrown in. He is so talented.
I think they got quite a few talented guys this year, and I look forward to the season.
I voted for: James, Scotty, Paul & Casey
Who do you think was the best? Who did you vote for?
The girls are up tomorrow night, I hope I can watch it, Mark is supposed to be here getting the rest of the stuff installed.
Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.
Carey Rogers says
Toby is great isn't he, quite the ham!! You cut his hair (bad mom) but I love your explanation for it. My mom used to cut our bangs and we have a pic (the only professional photo of all three of us together) that shows how awful she did.
The card is marvelous dahling. Are you having a preconvention class this year? I would love to take it if I go to convention.
Carey and Roscoe
Carole RB says
Have a nice day!
Margaret de Witt says
Cute – very vintage and I like how you scrunched the tape measure.
Lou Ann Cruttenden says
Loved this card. Paper piecing can be so relaxing in a wierd sorta way, with great results.
I am with you on the choices for AI, adding in Jacob. Should be interesting week….
I really like this card and I enjoy your posts.
Love your card and, especially, what you did with the ruler; great idea!!!
Kimberly S. says
YOU ARE SOOOOOO SMART!!!!! I LOVE the ruler idea! I don't have the Sew Suite set, so this is a FANTASTIC idea to make a ruler! LOVE it!!! And, I do the same thing some days with my to do list…add something at the end of the day JUST SO I can cross it out! LOL! 🙂
OOoohhhh Love that card! Always look forward to reading your posts!
Gorgeous card lady! I LOVE this set and what you've done with it!
Scotty 1st!!!! Oh man he could sing to me anytime! and Paul…those fab white teeth! Keep smilin!
NOW where is Toby's finished pic! mom!!!!
tiffany bauer says
Love this card Di!! I will be featuring it on My Crafty Picks #6 on 3-6-11. If you wish to decline please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss you!!! Will I be seeing you soon on the cruise??
Patti C says
Great card – love the grid paper idea; so out of the box. Didn't vote last night because I record the show. By the time I fast forward through the songs that don't sound good to me, negative comments about a song that I enjoyed, commercials, commercials, commercials, the voting has ended. I like the idea you can vote on-line this year. This is a great group of singers, male and female. Hard to choose.
Great card Dianna! When I first looked at it, I thought you had found a funky antique frame before I realized that it was a card done with the embossing folder…duh!!!
Ashlee Townsend says
Vote for Stefano!! He is my sister-in-laws cousin! How exciting. Great project btw. Love the to-do list!!
Dana Wilkerson says
Wow! What a TOTALLY unique card! It is beautiful! I have a card that I would like to mail to you if you want to email me your address. Remember…my sister-in-law, Kim is the stalker….not me! LOL!
1st of all that card is amazing. I think it is one of my all time favorites that you have made! Love, love, love it! On Idol: You are spot on with all your comments. Sometimes I don't understand how the judges can't hear the off pitch parts. That said, I'm sure being there is way different then watching it on tv! Casey is my favorite!
Linda McClain says
Oh my goodness gracious gravy – What a smart idea for your tape ribbon. Yep, expect to be copied.
Kathy Mc says
Great card and love how you used the SU grid paper and colored it for your tape measure. Have to agree with Ashlee re American Idol favorite ~ Stefano. He is not only nice looking, has a great voice and graduated HS in my area. Have to go with the local guy. My 2nd favorite is Scotty as he has an excellent C&W voice.
Sue Sansoucy says
AWESOME card, Di. Thanks for the inspiration.
Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja says
I love everything about this card but the yellow measuring tape "ribbon" out of the paper that we stamp on??? I LOVE THAT! You sponged it so well that you couldn't tell that it wasn't really a saffron colored measuring tape! I was floored when I read how you did that! I love your blog and enjoy reading about your adventures – thanks for sharing with us!
Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja
Judy Marshall says
Love this card and what an awesome idea to sponge the grid paper! I think I feel a case coming on! Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs ~ Judy
What an adorable card.
You think your petrol is expensive..ha..you should one come over to the uk and fill your car up here….
LYNSAY MAHON says
I LOVE, love, LOVE this card!