Sunday, December 10, 2017

Vintage Rusty Lid Ornament!

Good morning! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with a vintage ornament.  Over the years my style has evolved, but vintage still makes my heart flutter.
Over the summer I take lids from candles and soak them in vinegar water.  You can do this with silver jingle bells too! I leave them all summer until they are beautifully rusted! I die cut a circle to fit inside, sponged ink on the edges, and stamped the image in black. I colored it using Copic Markers. I added a bit of glimmer using a Wink of Stella pen.  
I didn't want the image to sit too far inside the lid, so I used Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam tape.  I stacked 3 layers under the image and adhered it in place.  I used the Dual Tip Glue pen to add the glittery snow underneath her. 

I die cut the poinsettia using a Spellbinder's die.  I colored it with Copic Markers and then gave each layer a coating of glue using the Dual Tip Glue pen.  I sprinkled it with glitter.  I assembled the flower and wanted it to sit up on the lid, so I once again, used the Crafty Foam Tape underneath it.  I added some gems (Queen & Company) and dots of silver Stickles around the perimeter.  
Have a wonderful Sunday! Thank you for popping by!

Friday, November 24, 2017

No Line Coloring!

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
It is so hard to believe that we are officially in the holiday season!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with another no line coloring card.  I had used this same stamp set by Prima before to create a birthday card. You can see that one HERE.  I loved it so much that I wanted to make a winter themed card. I stamped her with a pale brown ink and colored the image with Copic markers. I stamped some snowflakes and the sentiment.
I adhered the layers of card stock using  E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips.I added a few Petite Posies from Queen & Co,  using Dodz-micro Adhesive Dots.  I also added a vertical bow tied with jingle bells.  To prevent them from flopping around, I secured them with Dodz-Medium Adhesive Dots. 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Get LOTS of shopping done! :)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Shaker Teacher Card!

Good morning!  
It's been has been crazy ( I think I say this a lot lately!) 
We are extremely involved in Cortney's group home, Misericordia.  Her dad an I serve on the board and I came up with an idea to create jewelry for the families.  I had worked with a local jeweler for over a year.  So with the holidays approaching we are attending numerous events and selling our jewelry.  (Proceeds all benefit Misericordia)

So crafting has been pushed aside lately.
I did manage to make a card for the SRM Blog though.  I used bits and pieces for the shaker portion, from Queen and Co
The apples were stamped on an oval frame from the Healthy Plans Clear Planner stamp. Each one was colored with Copics. I gave each apples a coating of glossy accents.  Once it was dry, I used the White Reminisce gel pen to give the apples a highlight. 
I used a teacher sticker from the Quick Cards Back to School set. 
I appreciate you stopping by today

Friday, November 10, 2017

Christmas Shaker Card!

Good morning! I hope you have had a great week!  
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with this Poinsettia shaker card.
A bit of crafty foam tape, acetate, and some fun shaker elements from Queen and Co!

I layered and assembled all of the pieces.  I cut a Poinsettia flower using a Spellbinder's die.  Copic markers gave it a bit of color.  It was adhered to the corner using Dodz Adhesive Dots. 
 I also added a bit of silk ribbon tied with silver twine. 

For more detailed information about the products used and how this card was made, please be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog!

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate it very much!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Topiary-Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

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Good morning my fellow crafty peeps! I am excited to be participating in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!  Today I have a  Christmas Topiary! I have a friend who LOVES pink and I thought I would make her a tree to match her craft room!  
The base of the tree is a flower pot that is so sparkly in real life! 
And since I am a girl who is all about the sparkle, why not make the star on the top of the tree shimmer too?

It was an easy project to make and here are some of the supplies you will need. 
1. white paint
2. Pink paint
3. flower pot
4. cardboard cone
I painted the pot white and the cone pink.  You may be wondering why since it was going to be covered with flowers.  I like to do this to camouflage any gaps there might be.
These were the colors I used on my tree!  Who says you have to make them green?

I used Scrapbook Adhesives Dual tip pen to assemble the flowers and add silver micro beads to the centers. I did this in assembly line fashion! Once the flowers were dry ( I waited until the next day) I used a hot glue gun to adhere them to the cone. 
Dual Tip Glue Pen,  Home and Hobby, 3L Corp Adhesive
I cut two stars using a Spellbinder's star die. I used a sheet of music note scrapbook paper to add a vintage feel to the project. 

I gave each star a coating of glossy accents and sprinkled Diamond Dust glitter over it. 

I adhered them to a wooden dowel and used clips to glue it into place until it was dry. 
I added a silk ribbon. 
I glued the star/dowel to the opening at the top of the cone.  

I am so glad you were able to hop along with us! 
Hope you leave here inspired!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Quietfire Designs and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Good morning!  I was up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog yesterday with a card I created using stamps from Quietfire Design. The sentiment is in such a gorgeous font!
I die-cut the sentiment and left the die in place to ink a bit of pink around the edges. Set it aside to work on the background by stamping several snowflake stamps and heat embossed them in gold and white. After sponging pink ink around the entire background, layer the sentiment panel over the background using Crafty Foam Tape. Then continue to layer the card panel with white and then pink cardstock, using Crafty Foam Tape.
To embellish the sentiment card panel, I added a cluster of flowers, feathers and ribbon with a few sequins. For the larger flowers, I secured it with Adhesive Dots Medium and Adhesive Dots Micro for the teeny gems.
I colored the snowflake at the top with a pink Copic marker because I wanted to bring a bit more of the pink color in.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pumpkin Treat Boxes!

Good morning!
Michele here with some fall treats!
I think these little clear boxes are so dang cute!
I took a piece of burlap and adhered it to the outside of the box.
I cut a bunch of pumpkins with my Silhouette. I inked the edges and layered them using Crafty Foam Tape.   I did a bit of Copic coloring on the leaves and layered everything on to the top of the box.  I added a sentiment from the Express Yourself Halloween Sticker set  I even cut out the teeny candy corn and adhered it to a clear button.
I tied the black and white twine and tucked the sentiment underneath and glued the button/candy corn to the top.  
My boxes are all ready for my co-workers to receive, for a little sweet pick me up!! 

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 16, 2017

The No Line Coloring Trend Continues! Macaroons!

Good morning and happy Monday to you!
I am literally obsessed right now with no line coloring.  I chose this set from Jane's Doodles, Tea Time.  I adore the macaroons in this set.  I did lots of masking and used my mini misti to line them up.
I did change my coloring medium to Prisma Colored Pencils.  I was at a charity crop a few weeks ago and wanted to pack light.  So all I brought were stamps and Prisma pencils.  When I got home I assembled my colored images into a finished card. Do you see the little stars around the image? That was due to my Mini Misti being dirty with black ink and me smudging the background with specks of black.  So I had to disguise it.  No way was I throwing all of my hard work away!  So I added more black specks with a Sharpie and glued tiny gold stars on.  Distraction works every time! HA!  I tied a long silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store and added a mini pink flower from Queen and Company
Thank you all for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Harvest Mice and More No Line Coloring!

Good morning!
It is a very gloomy, rainy day here in Chicago. 
I am heading out the door soon to pick up Cortney. We were invited to a charity bowling event tonight for her best friend, Patty.  It will be great seeing her and even greater that she gets a chance to catch up with her "old" friends!

I absolutely adore this stamp set from MFT called, Harvest Mouse. I also LOVE the look of no line coloring and am thoroughly hooked!  I did a bit of masking so my mice were behind the piles of leaves. 
I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I used my Mini Misti to line up my sentiment so it wasn't wonky!  I added a bit of polka dot paper and red gingham ribbon. For my final touches I used glossy accents on the cherries, and my Wink of Stella pen for the leaves. 
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 13, 2017

House Warming Cards and Bags

Good morning! I am sharing a  couple of cards and gift bags that I thought would be perfect for enclosing a gift card for a new home owner or a recent college grad! 
I used my Silhouette to cut the silhouettes! I adhered a dream sticker from the Everyday Life collection.
I added a few sequins and some glitter glue to the heart.
I am in love with these cute striped bags!  I added a silhouette and a sentiment from the Everyday Life collection. I wanted the word, Life to stand out, so I colored it with a pink Copic marker. 
I am loving the colors here of mint green, turquoise, and hot pink! 
I did the same set but used the pink polka dot bags instead and a slightly different color combination. I used the same sticker for the bag and again colored it with a pink Copic marker.  
Pink and baby blue....doesn't get much sweeter!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Guest Tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers!

Good morning! I am so thrilled to be participating in Splitcoast Stamper's Falliday Fest. 
I kind of feel like a superstar right now! ;)

I created a step by step tutorial on how I created this ornament using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam stickers, glitter, and a few fun trinkets from Queen & Company!
And since I am technology challenged, Dina Kowal also created a video for me,  with her take on these ornaments.  She created two gorgeous ornaments to share! 

You don't want to miss it! Be sure to hop on over to Splitcoast! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Birthday Girl! No Line Coloring!

Good morning friends!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog with this card.
I picked up this cute stamp by Prima and decided to use the no line coloring technique on it.  I really like how it turned out! I stamped the image in a pale grey ink and then colored it using Copic Markers.  
I adhered the image to a pink tag and blue background with Crafty Foam Tape to give it dimension.
Because this cute tag needed a little something more, I dressed it up a bit by tying a ribbon through the top opening. Then I secured the flower and sprigs with Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium.  To embellish her dress and hair, I added a couple of teeny flowers using Adhesive Dots Micro. Finally, add the embellished tag on top of a layered tall card base.


Thank you so much for popping in today!  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Halloween and No Line Coloring

Good morning! How are you all doing today?  
I went away this past weekend to a charity scrap event and decided to pack lightly. 
I brought my Copic markers and Prisma pencils.  I am loving experimenting with the look of no line coloring.
This image is by Hero Arts and it was colored with Copic markers. I was trying to be a bit different with the dies....and I am thinking it was a bit of a fail. But the image was colored and at that point was NOT throwing it away! ;)
So is it my favorite card? Nope. But I am sure the person I send it to will not be critiquing it the way I do. (Or at least I hope not!) 
I added a few purple gems and some cute polka dot paper to finish off the card. 
Thank you all for stopping by!
I appreciate your visits very much!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lawn Fawn and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop!

Good morning and happy Friday to you!
I am excited to be participating in a blog hop between Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Lawn Fawn!
For my post today I used this cute set called, On the Mend.  (So popular that it is sold out at the moment! )
This set was so cute that I ended up making 3 cards with it!  The first one uses Zig Clean Color Markers, water color paper, and a bit of masking.  I used my Mini Misti to line up the sentiment and added a few sequins using Dodz-mini.  The layers were adhered using my favorite Crafty Foam Tape.
Lawn Fawn Blog Hop and Giveaway - Day 5 Speedy Recovery Card by Michele Kovack
This second card is a one layer card.  I stamped the images, masked them, and layered a stencil over it.  I used a Tim Holtz ink to get those cute polka dots.  Then I removed my masks.  I Copic colored the images and attempted my first wood grain table.  ;)  I once again added sequins with Dodz-mini
For my third card, I stamped a bunch of the Band Aids.  I work with 9 year olds, and have learned that Band Aids make EVERYTHING better! ;)  I adhered my sentiment and colored panel with Crafty Foam Tape.  I also added sequins.  (There is definitely a pattern here I think! LOL) 
Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog and the Lawn Fawn blog for your chance to win some great prizes!  
I am off to a scrapbook weekend with my friends! I am ready for a bit of coloring therapy and girlfriend therapy! 
Have a wonderful weekend!