Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Camper Card!

Two days in a row?  Are you kidding me?  I think this is record or something! ;)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with this camper shaped card.
Have you ever watched Tiny Homes?  I am seriously addicted and fascinated by that show!
How does anyone live in 250 square feet of space?
Not me. Nope. This gal needs lots of room for her stuff!
Shaped Camper Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I used Paper House paper, Dodz, and Crafty Foam tape for my card.  The card was cut out using my Silhouette.  And of course I had to add glitter....because who doesn't like a sparkly camper?
So glad you popped in today!  Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Adhesives blog for all the info and links! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cupcakes and Copics!

Good morning!
  I am on the final countdown to the end of the school year!  9 days left!
I am looking forward to the slower paced schedule this summer and having the time to do a bit more crafting.....and blogging.  ;)
I borrowed a bunch of stamps and images from a friend of mine at a crop we went to.  I should have been more organized and wrote down the names of the companies.  But stamps are like shiny objects to me!  I saw this cupcake and went , "Ooooooh a Cupcake!!"  Who needs to bog themselves in details like who makes it?  LOL!
After coloring the image with Copic markers, I added a bit of gold scalloped trim and then adhered the entire thing to this cute plaid Lawn Fawn paper.  I added a few gold sequins as well as gold cording.  
If you happen to know who makes this stamp, please leave a comment here.  I almost think it might be a MFT stamp? 
Anywho.....have a great day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Repeating a Small Design

Good morning friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! 
I have a card today that uses these cute purse images.  I borrowed this set from a friend when I went to an all day scrap a few months ago.  I am pretty sure it was a My Favorite Things stamp, but I am not a hundred percent sure!  (So if you know, would you please leave a comment?) When I get stuck creatively (which seems to happen quite often lately), I like taking my smaller stamps and creating a background with them.  

I colored each of the purses with Copic markers.  I added a sentiment and a flower from Spellbinders.  I adhered a scattering of sequins to finish the card off.  
I am in the last few weeks of school!  It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close already.  It's scary how fast time flies! 
My husband also surprised me with a trip to Vegas this summer! I am probably the only person who has never been to Vegas! We are seeing two shows too while we are there.  We are seeing the Beatles Cirque Soleil, and Jennifer Lopez. 
So needless to say, I am pretty excited!
Have you been there? Any recommendations?
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Coffee or Tea?

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog this morning with an all important question?  Coffee or Tea?  Which one is your favorite?  Inquiring minds want to know!  I am going to be quite diplomatic and say that I LOVE my cup of coffee in the morning but also enjoy a cup of tea in the evening. They are both sweet spots of happiness for me!  (It's the little things folks.....LOL) 
I used the same coffee set from Flourishes that I used on my last post.  This time I used my Prisma colored pencils. 
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I used several adhesive products from Scrapbook Adhesives...Dodz-micro to hold my sequins in place and crafty foam tape to pop up the main panel for more dimension.  I also added glossy accents to my lemon wedge and centers of the flowers.
I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comments and e-mails.  I won't be giving up crafting, but will be posting when I can with no guilt. No pressure.  I am thankful that you all understand because it seems that you have all been in my shoes at some point or another.  
So thank you again for stopping by my sporadic blog.  (Maybe I should rename?) ;)  You lift my spirits for sure! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Life Gets Crazy!

Good morning friends! 
I finally have a card to share.
Life seems to constantly get in the way lately.  I wonder if anyone even comes to my little corner of the world.  I know my posts are sporadic at best. 
So here are to the people that still come by to see what I am up to.... ;)
I stamped a one layer card using this cute coffee stamp from Flourishes. (It's an older set that I borrowed from my mother-in-law!)  
The image was colored using Copic markers.  I added a bit of glossy accents to the centers of the flowers and the lemon wedge.  I wanted to bring out the yellow a bit more so I squeezed a few Nuvo drops. 
Here are two very good reasons why I don't post every day.  :)

Cortney's 22nd birthday is today! She also just celebrated her 1 year anniversary at Misericordia.  She is involved in yoga, aquatic therapy, Developmental Time (similar to a school day), art club, Special Olympics, Showtime, and the church choir. We bring her home frequently, like this past weekend when we celebrated her 22nd birthday.  I have started a fundraiser for Misericordia selling jewelry with their logo. I worked with a local jeweler who made my vision a reality.  In addition to that, Brian and I were asked to be on the board.  We start in August.  And finally, this past weekend, we stood on the corner for Misericordia's "Candy Days."  It was cold, windy, and rainy, but we both managed to collect 4 cans of money for this wonderful charity! 
This young man of mine is finishing up his sophomore year in college.  He started an internship with a gaming company and will continue through the summer. I am extremely proud of him and can't believe he will a junior! 
I always thought with the kiddos older, I would have a ton more time.  In some ways I do, but in other ways I have taken on more.  I still love to craft, but it has definitely taken a back seat to other aspects of my life.  I think sometimes I feel guilty?  LOL! Any of you ever go through this?  Where you think maybe it's time to give it up?  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Paper House Productions

Good morning friends!  I am excited to participate in the blog hop between Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Paper House Productions.  I merged the two product lines together by creating a shaker card! I used two paper lines from Paper House, as well as the Cherry Blossom snapshot you see in the background of the card.
Hello Shaker Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L/PHP BHop17
I created the shaker portion using a frame, Cherry Blossom’s snapshot, and acetate square from Paper House’s Let Freedom Ring Collection. I used Crafty Foam Tape between layers.

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I added a sticker sentiment, heart, and arrow border from the Discover USA Collection directly on top of the acetate.  The red and green patterned paper are from the same collection.  I adore these papers so much! They remind me of an all American picnic! I adhered all of the layers onto my white card stock using E-Z Squares.
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There are lots of prizes to be won, so be sure to head on over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog and the Paper House Productions Blog!  Thanks so much for popping in today!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stamping and Die Cuts!

Good morning!  How was your Easter?  
Mine was probably one of the best one's I've had in a very long time! The weather was gorgeous! My entire family made it and the food turned out perfect! 
Today I have a card that I shared on the SRM blog a few days ago. It uses their new Heaven and Earth stamp set.
The clouds were stamped and heat embossed in white.  I stamped the mountains on a separate piece of card stock and then colored them in using Water Color Twist Pencils. I used a white gel pen to add snow to the tops of the mountains. I also added "water" to the front of the mountains and the reflection of the sun.  I adhered it to the sky using crafty foam tape.  I glued a small felt circle for the sun and added rays with a Copic marker.  
I stamped the sentiment and added shadows with a gray Copic marker.  I tied a bit of Marigold Twine and a few sequins. The entire image was placed over a kraft die cut filigreed square from Spellbinders.  
Thank you so much for popping in today!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Shaker!

Just popping in today to wish you a happy Sunday and a blessed Easter!
Just a quick little shaker card from me today!

I hope the Easter Bunny is very good to you! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stampin' Up! Happy Easter!

Good morning!
I need to get an assistant, I think, to help me get these blog posts up!  ;) 
But in any event, I got my booty on the computer and managed to squeak in this card!
I borrowed this cute Stampin' Up set from my Mother-in-law and colored it with Copic markers.  I added a bit of glimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.  
The cute plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn.  I added a bit of satin ribbon, a pink posie, and a few sequins.   
Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Rainbow Trees

Who doesn't love a good rainbow color scheme?  With glitter to top it off?
That's what I did here with SRM's new set called, Heaven and Earth.  I stamped the trees on white card stock in a rainbow pattern and then added clear Stickles for a bit of sparkle and dimension. 
I wanted to "ground" the trees so I added a bit of shadow under each one using a gray Copic marker.  I lined up my sentiment using my Mini Misti and added coordinating rhinestones.  I tore the top and mounted it on a piece of black card stock.  I tore the top of that one too.  
I tied Marigold twine vertically and adhered a purple rhinestone to the center. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Chicks With Dimension!

Good morning and happy Monday to you!  
I will sharing a boat load of Easter cards this week with you!
This one is up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today. 
I borrowed this cute set from my Mother in law.  It is from Stampin' Up!
I colored it using Copic Markers and added glossy accents to the far right chick.
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I used lots and lots of Crafty Foam Tape between each layer.  Can you say obsessed with this stuff? It is definitely my go to adhesive!
I added a strip of Lawn Fawn plaid paper behind the image, a bit of twine, a vellum flower, and a few sequins to finish the card off. 
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I will be back each day this week with a new card, so please stop by for a quick visit!
Thanks so much!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Clear Treat Box Perfect for Easter!

Howdy and happy Thursday to you!  It is raining and storming here in Chicago like crazy! 
Trees are down, water in basements, siding blown's been going on for about 24 hours and it is making me crazy! (I hate storms because I am a huge scaredy cat!)
So what's a girl to do when she is nervously waiting for the storm to pass?
I created this clear triangular treat box for SRM. 
I adhered a doily to the edge as a base for my watercolored/glittered Quickutz eggs.  I am total old school with my Quickutz.  I remember back in the day when they were super popular, us crafty girls would compare which dies we had and squeal when we got a brand new one! (Or maybe that was just me?  Because I am kind of a dork that way?)
I adhered a spring sentiment on white paper and then a strip of black paper to make it pop.  I placed it on top of my eggs with foam tape.  For my final touch I tied a bow with charcoal twine and glued a rhinestone to the center. 
As soon as it gets light out here, I can assess the damage to my house and property. Fun times.
I am praying that there is minimal damage.
This weekend the forecast looks warm and I just need to get through today and then I am home free!
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you all for stopping by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Water Color Vs. Prisma Pencils!

Good morning! I love this adorable stamp from Whipper Snapper called, Bow Wow Birthday!  I loved it so much I decided to make two cards with it.  The first card uses Zig Clean Color Markers.  I love water color,but due to my impatient personality, I sometimes mess up my images.  It is very wise to work on areas of the card that don't touch!  I've learned many times the hard way!
I added mini pom poms to their party hats, a few colorful sequins and a die cut sentiment. 
For my second card I used Prisma colored pencils.  Coloring with pencils is a bit more time consuming, but I do love the look it gives! I also felt like I had a bit more control with the pencils. I added highlights with a white gel pen.  

I used a plaid paper behind the image from Lawn Fawn, a sticker sentiment from SRM Stickers, and a few sequins.  
Here are the two cards side by side.  Which one do you like better?  What medium do you prefer?  Water colors or colored pencils?
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Small Stamps...Big Impact!

Good morning! I have a card for you today using a new stamp set from SRM Stickers called, Heaven & Earth.  I repeated the fish in a random pattern on a tag.  I added bubbles in between the fish using a Copic safe marker. Kind of gives a Zentangle vibe doesn't it? I colored the images with my Copic markers.  I used two colors on each fish to give a bit of shading.  Once everything was colored, I applied glossy accents for a bit of pop. 

 I matted the tag on black card stock and tied charcoal twine at the top.  I adhered that to kraft, black, and red card stock.  I stamped the sentiment in black for a final touch. 
I am enjoying my spring break with a bit of sleeping in, crafting, and catching up with my family a bit.  Yesterday I took Cort to see Beauty and the Beast, and tonight is dinner with Kyle.  
Enjoy your day today!
Thank you for popping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Embellished Egg Cartons!

Good morning and happy Friday to you!
I am off next week for spring break and couldn't be happier! A little time to catch up with family and sleep in for a few days! ;)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with these embellished egg cartons.  
Does anyone else have an obsession with Target's Dollar Spot?  Although they really should rename it to Target's Dollar(s) Spot!  Because let's be honest, is anything in that section really a dollar?
But nonetheless, I still love it and always seem to find something I have to have.  Like these gingham bunnies. 
Cute right?
And these egg cartons? Super duper cute!! My MIL bought me a set from Stampin Up! I added a bit of clear glitter to the sides. :)
I adhered the green polka dot paper using E-Z Squares.  The bunnies were self adhesive so they were just stuck right on top.  I used the Dual Tip Glue pen to adhere the gold trim and pink pom pom.  I cut a flower using a die from JustRite.  The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  All of that was added using a Dodz-Medium.
Thank you all for stopping by! I love your visits so much!
Have a great day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Combining Mediums...

Good morning! 
I hope you all had a great weekend! I was up on the SRM Blog last week with this card.  It is a stamp set by Altnew that I stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  I colored it using Watercolor Twist Pencils.  I added shadows with Copics in various shades of grey.  I also added a bit of stippling around the flowers.  I thought it added a fun and interesting element to the card. 
I lost a bit of control of myself with the crazy amount of glitter I used here! The panel behind the colored image was completely covered in a chunky white glitter.  Then I adhered an SRM sticker and surrounded it with additional glitter.  Too much? Probably.  ;) 
But that's how I roll....
A few sequins finished it off which was better than me adding more glitter!  
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Adhesive as a Design Element

 Good morning and happy hump day!  I have a card to share with you today that I created for Prime Publishing using products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I wanted to do something with these dimensional foam squares besides just placing them behind a piece of paper.  I wanted to create some type of design element with them.  While the foam squares are on the sheet I cut them into 3x3 pieces.  I carefully peeled off the tops and placed my light blue paper on top of it.  Since they are sticky on both sides I was able to flip it, peel the tops off of that side and then sprinkle it with silver glitter.  
I swiped the edges of the blue paper with Versamark and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder.  I adhered that over a pink scalloped square with Crafty Foam Tape.  The sentiment was cut using Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam sheet.  I ran it through my die cut machine, peeled off the top and sprinkled a pale pink glitter over it.  I glued it to the silver squares.  
I felt like it needed a pop of color and little bit of somethin' somethin', so I took two leaves and coated them in a lime green glitter.  I also cut a small flower from the leftover Crafty Foam sheet and adhered that to the leaves.  I tied a bit of white string and placed it under the blue glittery flower.  I glued a pearl to the center for the last finishing touch. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I truly appreciate your visits!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dog-Gone Awesome!

Good morning!
Congrats to Margaret Rajca for taking advantage of Rodan + Field's bundle! She will receive the egg carton full of goodies! :)

Today I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog with another doggy card using this adorable Whipper Snapper image.  I have been on quite the coloring kick lately!  I did a bit of "stippling" on the grass. I used my Mini Misti to line up the sentiment.  (Otherwise mine were ALWAYS wonky!) 
I used Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape between layers for added dimension and Dodz-Mini to adhere the sequins and keep the bow in place. 
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I love this plaid paper from Lawn Fawn too! So bright and springy!
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I am really glad it is Friday.....and can't wait to kick back a bit this weekend!
Any plans for you?  Anything fun and exciting?