Thursday, July 21, 2016

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and MFT Blog Hop!

Created by Michele Kovack
I am thrilled to be participating in the blog hop between My Favorite Things and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!  I have loved these adorable penguins for some time and was so excited to get my hands on them! They are part of a set called, Penguins in Paradise. I used my Mini Misti and a bit of masking to create my scene. I colored the images using my Copic markers.  I even gave the one little guy a sunburn! Doesn't the other penguin look a bit exasperated?  Like he is thinking, "Why didn't he wear sunscreen?" 
I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  Just a few sequins (attached with DODZ™-mini)  and some Donna Salazar Grungie Girl Twine.  The image was adhered to the card using Crafty Foam Tape. 
Created by Michele Kovack

My second card uses these adorable soda bottle dies! I inked each one with Tim Holtz inks and spritzed them with water.  I did the same to the background. 
Created by Michele Kovack

I stamped the sentiment from MFT's Soda Pop set and added that to the center bottle. I adhered a scattering of rhinestones and sequins using DODZ™-mini. I used Crafty Foam Tape to adhere the panel to the card.  
Created by Michele Kovack
Be sure to pop on over to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog and MFT's blog for more inspiration and your chance to win some fabulous prizes! 
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hello Sunshine with PolyChromo Pencils! (And a bit of San Francisco too!)

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning my friends!
Before I left on my vacation I had created this card using a cute stamp set from Stampendous and my Polychromo pencils.  I sponged the edges with a light blue ink and added a sticker from SRM's Sentiment/Spring collection.
I also added a few sequins, glittery clouds, and a water colored sun.
Created by Michele Kovack
To the very bottom of the card I added SRM's Sticker Stitches in black to help balance the card. 
Created by Michele Kovack
We had such a great time in San Francisco! 
I took quite a few pictures, but of course, being the one who took them, I am not in too many!  But this one, our tour guide captured on our way to sunny, warm Napa.  As you can tell in the picture, San Francisco was anything but warm and sunny! It was quite cold and misty.  But I love the bridge behind us, with the heavy fog.......and of course me and the hubby snuggling to keep warm! ;)
And one last thing I want to mention, over the next few days there is a fun blog hop going on with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and My Favorite Things Stamps! 
I will be sharing what I created tomorrow!  Be sure to pop over there and check out what my fellow design team members created!
Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PolyChromo Pencils and a Baby Card!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning friends!
By the time this is posted I will be taking off for San Francisco! I am nervous and excited all at the same time!  My life has changed so much the last few months and I am finally starting to enjoy the free time I have.  (And not feel guilty as many of us moms do). I know my girl is happy and well taken care of. My heart is finally in a better place.
So soon, I will be like a honeymooner with my hubby, exploring California.
Before I left I created this card for my neighbor who just had a baby boy.
I have been having so much fun pulling out old stamps that have been collecting dust for years.
This one is by Whipper Snapper.  
Created by Michele Kovack
I used my Polychromo pencils to color the image and create the tile background, along with a white gel pen. The tag was given a wash of water colors using my Zig markers.  I added a bit of ribbon and a few Dew Drops. Oh! and a bit of sparkle to the bubbles using Stickles.
Created by Michele Kovack
Have a great rest of your week!
Thank you for making me a part of your day! :)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Water Colors and Stencils!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning my friends!  
Remember yesterday I said I had to pack?
Yea, haven't done it yet.
Total slacker!  I need to get it done today or I will be visiting San Francisco in the same outfit for 5 days! ;)
I am up on the SRM blog today with this card.  I used this cool background stamp and embossed it in white. (And have no idea what company makes the stamp.....I looked, no name). I colored it in with my Zig Markers.
Created by Michele Kovack
I layered a sun stencil over it and applied clear texture paste.  I sprinkled it with a glittery embossing powder and heat set it after it was dry.  I wanted to add a bit of depth to the rays, so I went back over it with my Zig marker in gray.  
I cut two pinking edge circles and water colored those as well.  I added SRM's Summer Sentiment.
For a finishing touch I added some white dots with a gel pen and adhered a few sequins.
Created by Michele Kovack
Okay, I am not kidding....
I am going to pack! 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Watercolors, Diecuts, and Stamps! (Oh My!)

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning to you!! I am having a bit of coffee and computer time before I head upstairs to pack.  San Francisco is pretty cool, so sweaters and jackets are on my list!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today.  
Coffee=Liquid Sanity!
yep.  :) 
Created by Michele Kovack
I used a stamp set by JustRite and water colored it using my Zig Markers. I layered everything using Crafty Foam tape and DODZ™. (My absolute favorite "go to" products!)
The twine is from The Stamp Simply store. (My other favorite place to get ribbon and twine!)
Created by Michele Kovack
For more details on the card, please head on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.......This gal's got packing to do! 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Resurrecting Old Supplies and Using Them With New Ones!

Created by Michele Kovack
I have had so much more time in my craft room this week and am completely loving it!  It's been a long time since I've been able to craft consistently.  I've been reviewing my older stamps and came across this cute little watermelon and sentiment. The watermelon image is from Hambo stamps (circa 2002!).  Remember this company?  ;)  And the sentiment is from A Muse.  
I am not sure how true the sentiment is....but we'll roll with it! 
Created by Michele Kovack
I stenciled the sun using Tim Holtz inks in yellows.  I added a shadow using gray Copics. The watermelon was colored and then I added a bit of grass and green stippling. I stamped the sentiment and popped it up vertically. I added a few sequins and a bit of yellow twine

Created by Michele Kovack
Life hasn't been a breeze for this little cutie. 
She had to have emergency surgery on Thursday to take out a very large bladder stone. She is doing much better now, but not too happy about having to wear this cone!  I did end up going to Pet Smart to buy a soft one, but couldn't resist taking her picture first! 
Photography by Michele Kovack
Thank you for hanging out with me for a bit today!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Life is Good and Post Fourth of July Hangover!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning! How was your holiday weekend?
Mine was filled with family and friends! Friday night, Saturday, and Monday we had company.  AND we managed to swim with Cortney every single day she was home! Yesterday I was pretty tired from all of the socializing, swimming, eating, and drinking the occasional cocktail.... ;)  
So that explains my lack of posts! 
So today, I am back into my normal routine and have a card on the SRM blog.
Created by Michele Kovack
I used a stencil and Tim Holtz distress inks for the background as well as the shaker portion of the card.  I used this adorable sticker from SRM called, We've Got Your Sticker Plus/Birdie as the focal point of my card....along with the sentiment.  I used lots of adhesive foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere everything.  A few sequins and a bit of twine finished off the card. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I am so excited to announce that next week my husband and I are going on our first vacation alone in 23 years!  We are heading to San Francisco for 5 days!  He has planned a jam packed week complete with Sonoma Valley Wine tour, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, The Wharf, Bus tour.....
I have my camera be prepared for an onslaught of pictures! ;)
Thank you for stopping by today!!!