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!
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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!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Birdhouse!!

Good morning my friends! Here today with a bird house shaped box!
Every now and then I love to dust off the ole' Silhouette and do something "outside" the box!  (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) ;)
I cut the bird house out of kraft card stock.  I stamped it with a wood grain texture and assembled it.  I added flowers, leaves and a few sequins. I decided to finish it off with an SRM sticker!  Mine is from the Happy Birthday Sticker Sentiments, which is no longer available, but you can find a very similar sticker in the Sentiment/Congratulations sticker sheet!
Here is one last look at my bird house in all of its glittered glory! 
Have a wonderful day my friends! Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stampendous, Scrapbook Adhesives, and No Line Coloring!

Good morning! I have a couple of winter inspired cards! (As I am sweltering in this 90+ heat in Chicago!) I didn’t officially participate in the Stampendous blog hop a few days ago, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still love on their cute stamps called Snowmen Trio! 
For this first card I used a no line coloring technique.  I stamped it in a very pale blue and once I Copic colored it, the stamped lines fade into the coloring. 
 I cut a circle and made it my large snow ball by adding glitter and embossing powders from Stampendous! called Frantage Encrusted Jewels! So much fun to just sprinkle and heat ’em up!  I used more Crafty Foam Tape to pop up the snowmen and my snowball.
The second card was also done using the no line coloring technique.  The background was done with water colors but in a bit more vibrant palette. Instead of a snowball, I hand cut a snowy hill for this guy to slide on! I covered it with glue using the Dual Tip Glue Pen and then sprinkled it with glitter. Next, I adhered the hill and snowman with Crafty Foam Tape. For a final touch, I attached pearls and rhinestones with Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini.
Snowmen cards by Michele Kovack
I added a bit of coordinating twine, jingle bells, and a few rhinestones/pearls.
Thank you all so much for stopping by today!
Cortney is home for the weekend, so her and I are heading to the pool again!  It is unbelievable that it is 90+ degrees here in Chicago!  (But I will take it! Winter will be here soon enough!) ;)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!!

Good morning coffee lovers!! 
I am so glad to jump on in to the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I created this card using SRM's new stamp set called, Coffee Plans and incorporated it with a fun Silhouette cut called, Coffee Pulse.

The background was stamped in a light brown and the coffee bean.  I adhered my die cut and used my Misti to line up the words, including the hashtag, around it. 

I added a few teeny punched hearts covered them with glossy accents and sunk a bitty Queen and Co. flower in the center.  When it was dry I added some black enamel accents to the centers of the flowers and few scattered around.  
What a fun day for a hop! TGIF!
Have a great weekend friends!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Plaid Using Tape!

Good morning crafty friends! 
I hope you had a great weekend! 
I was lucky enough to celebrate my 46th birthday with dinner and a play with my hubby and friends. Then yesterday, on my actual birthday, we were at Cortney's home, Misericordia. They had their annual Family Fest and Brian and I were selling jewelry I helped design.  All of the proceeds go back to Misericordia.  We did well, but boy oh boy I was pooped last night!
(Maybe 46 is why? LOL!)

I was up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog yesterday with a Halloween card.
I used Double sided tape to create a plaid glittery background. 
Halloween Plaid with Premium Double-Sided Tapes by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
The image was stamped and die cut.  It was colored with Copics and given a bit of glitter with glossy accents.  I attached the sequins, including a few spiders, using Dodz-Mini.

Halloween Plaid with Premium Double-Sided Tapes 2 by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Thank you all for stopping by today!
I appreciate you taking a bit of time from your day to visit!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Linen Holiday Treat Bags!

Good morning!
I am up on the SRM Blog today with some holiday treat bags!  I know it's a bit early, but I am trying to get a bit of a head start!
I am loving these new bags from SRM.  Who doesn't love polka dots? I added silver Stickles to the centers of each of the dots for a bit more interest.
I used my Spellbinders flower and snowflake dies and gave them a bit of color with a Copic marker.  I adhered all of the layers and added more silver Stickles to the centers. I used a tag punch and stamped my sentiment from SRM's Seasonal Plans Stamp set.  
I punched a circle out of white card stock and stamped the snowflake in a pale pink.  I added Stickles to the center.  I tucked the tag under my flower/snowflake.  I added some silver twine and jingle bells to tie it all together. 
Slip a few treats in there and voila!
Happy Hump Day my friends!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Copics and a Cloud Stencil

Good morning! 
It's been a bit since I've last posted.  The start of school has thrown me for a loop.  My time has been a little more consumed.  I have a card that I created awhile ago and for some reason only edited one picture.  (Lately, I've been super lazy with editing my photos! Is it just me, or do you have the same issue?)  Maybe I need an assistant! ;)

This is a Stampin' Up! set I borrowed from my MIL. I stamped the dog and bird and masked them off to create the clouds behind them.  Then they were colored with Copic markers.  I simply added a ribbon and few clear sequins/droplets. 







I will be back tomorrow with some SRM love!  (I promise!) 

Have a great day!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Rose, Texture Paste, and Prismas!

Hello?
Did you just hear Adele in your head?
Now that you will have that song stuck in your head all day......your welcome.  ;)

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with this little number.
An Altenew stamp that was colored using Prismas. I used the coordinating die cut.
I love the look of texture paste on kraft paper so that is exactly what I did here.  I left the edges rugged and somewhat unfinished.  Once it was dry, I adhered my rose and leaves using Crafty Foam Tape.  I layered the image on black card stock and the white card using E-Z Squares. 
I die cut the word, hello and gave it a coating of glossy accents.  Once it was dry I attached it to the card using Dodz-mini adhesive dots.  I also used them to adhere the sequins and clear drops. 
Our family hosted our 3rd annual Cortney Kovack Misericordia Golf outing.  We were so excited to be able to present Sr. Rosemary a check for $21,116 on Tuesday.  And meeting her is honestly like meeting Mother Theresa.  She is such a phenomenal person with a heart that is as big as Texas.  I just love this picture too....pure LOVE! 
Wish me luck! Today is my first "official" day back at school! Kids and all! ;) 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to School!!

Good morning!  
I have been at school this past week getting my room ready for our open house on Monday of next week.  My students officially start next Thursday.  
It has been a great summer, but I think I am actually ready to get back to the art of teaching.
I miss my students and colleagues.  
The only thing I won't like is the getting up at 5:30 AM each day. 
I am definitely not an early riser! 

I was up on the SRM blog yesterday with a card that celebrates the start of a new school year.
It uses stamps from the Fall Plans Planner set. 
I repeated the apples in a row using my Mini Misti to prevent "wonky" apples! I colored them with Copics and gave them a coating of Crystal lacquer.  Once dry I added a highlight to each apple using the Reminisce White Gel pen. 
I added a few epoxy circles and black jute to finish off the card. 
Hubby and I are making the most of this weekend! We are heading to the golf course on Saturday and on Sunday we are heading downtown to see the air and water show!
What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rainbow Hearts!


Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today with a fun rainbow heart card using a cute stamp set from Sizzix. I used my Mini Misti and masking to line up the hearts in a straightish row. I colored each heart in the colors of the rainbow.  Where the hearts overlapped I blended both colors of Copics.  I added a drop shadow to each to give it more depth.  I used my Misti to line up the sentiment and stamped it in black ink. 

I decided to coordinate the background with each heart so I cut 1" pieces of card stock and adhered them to black card stock using Scrapbook Adhesive's  E-Z Squares® Refillable Dispenser.  I adhered the rainbow hearts to the background and tied a white ribbon at the top.  I used  Adhesive Dots Micro  to attach the sequins.  

This card just makes me happy looking at it!  :)
Have a great day my friends!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Polka Dots and Linen!

I am starting to face the reality that summer is slowly winding down, and the impending school year is near.
Crap.
Why does summer have to  go so fast?
Soon I'll be waking up at 5:30. 
Too early people....I really like the 7:00 time a whole lot better!

Honestly, I really do love my job. The kids, my school, the creative side to it....all of it. But if it could start each day an hour later, that would be great! LOL!

I was up on the SRM blog yesterday with a project all ready for winter.  
I used these adorable new linen bags!  Who doesn't love polka dots?
I stamped little tags using the Fall Plans Stamp set.  I embossed in red and white. I had these silk flowers in my stash and thought they were perfect for the top of the bag.
A couple of lime green glittery leaves, gold string and the bags were complete!
Thank you to all of you who contacted me about the R + F special that was going on! The Hydration Serums have all been taken!  Those of you that ordered are going to LOVE them!  Your skin is going to feel softer, more hydrated, and give you more youthful skin! If you didn't take advantage of the deal that is okay!  I have 3 mini eye creams to give away if you order a full regimen! (And you can still purchase the Hydration Serum!) Woohoo!
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Have a wonderful day!