Wednesday, April 27, 2016

JustRite's New Release- Multi-step Pine Trees!

Good morning friends!  I know I've been doing a poor job keeping up with this blog of mine!  This house has just been such a time consuming task!  And in a way, I am really enjoying it!  We ordered new counter tops yesterday and picked out tile for our kitchen's back splash. It won't be installed for a few weeks, but I am excited nonetheless.  ;)

My crafty time has been quite limited, but I did manage to squeak out a few cards for JustRite's new release.  Today's set is the Multi-step Pine Trees with coordinating dies. I stamped the trees in varying shades of green, from light to dark.  I love the depth it creates!
Created by Michele Kovack
The background was done with water colors.  Once my shades of blue were dry I splattered some white paint to represent my stars.  The moon comes with the set and it was stamped, cut out, and given a coat of glossy accents and glitter. I hand cut some rolling hills and added glitter to those as well. The sentiment is part of JustRite's Best Wishes Sentiment Dies. I added glossy accents and glitter to it.  I added a strip of rainbow rhinestones to help ground my sentiment.  As a finishing touch I tied coordinating silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store.  
Created by Michele Kovack
Thank you for putting up with my neglectfulness! ;)
I am hoping very soon to get back on a more regular schedule.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop!

Today I'm delighted to be taking part in a blog hop with Stampendous
I had the pleasure of working with Stampendous' lovely stamp and die set called, Lovely Garden.  The flowers and leaves were stamped with Versamark and embossed in white.  It was colored using my Zig Clean water color markers. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I used some of my favorite Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.  Crafty Foam Tape was used to create depth among the flowers as well as the shaker element. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I used the DODZ™ Mini  to adhere the sequins and pearls to my project. 

Created by Michele Kovack
Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for your chance to win one of three prizes!
Winners will be announced on April 25th!

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And just in case you were wondering if I had left town or something, I hadn't! LOL! We had all of the carpeting ripped up on our main floor and had the wood floors refinished. Everything on the main floor was moved to my basement while we renovated.  That included my computer.  I am happy to say that the floors are done and we are slowly starting to move our furniture back up.
(Including my computer!)
So this gal is back in action!
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tim Holtz Distress Markers....

Good morning everyone! 
 I recently jumped on the Tim Holtz bandwagon and got a couple of sets of his Distress Crayons.  I don't really know what I am doing yet to be quite honest, so this card was a bit of an experiment.  I used a stencil and sort of "smooshed" the white crayon through.  Once the crayon was set, I inked around it in shades of pink, green, and blue.  It gives it an interesting texture I think.  
Created by Michele Kovack
I used several JustRite dies to create the focal point.  Flowers, leaves, and a circle doily.....plus an SRM sentiment sticker. Oh! and also a pretty silk flower from the Stamp Simply store!  My favorite adhesive to adhere all of the pieces? Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L DODZ™ Medium.  So much better than dealing with messy glue!
I also used their crafty foam tape to give a little lift off on the back panel. 
Created by Michele Kovack
Oh! And did I mention this little card of mine is up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today?
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

When Your Card Takes a Different Direction....

What I had envisioned for this new stamp set by JustRite, is not exactly how it came out.  At all.  Not even a little bit.
*sigh*
Almost wasn't going to post it. 
I wanted to create a CAS card where the flower is center stage and had minimal embellishments. 
Then I embellished anyway.
And kept embellishing.
Why can't I ever leave well enough alone?
In comparison to most of my cards, I guess it's about as CAS as this gal is gonna get.  ;)
I am off to see Cort today at Misericordia! 
My mom and I are taking her to lunch! 
:) 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Carrots!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning!  I am getting ready to start my cooking for tomorrow, but wanted to post these cute carrot boxes I made for the SRM blog!  I used my Silhouette for the box, and the JustRite flower dies to embellish them.  I added a bit of glitter, pink satin ribbon, twine, and a few sequins.  The sentiment is part of SRM's Spring Sentiment collection.  
Created by Michele Kovack
Since I had both kiddos home for the weekend, I took some photos of them.  I think Cort was a bit happier about that idea than Kyle! ;) It isn't often anymore that I can get pics of them together, so I was glad to capture this one. 
I hope you all have a blessed Easter!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Using Stickers!

Created by Michele Kovack
As typical for me, I am a day late (and a dollar short).  I am going to blame it on my kids. ;) 
I have both of them home and I had the pleasure of cooking for them (cleaning after them ha!), and reading TEN books to Cortney! 
So yesterday this card was supposed to be posted.
It didn't happen.
I was up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog with a fun and simple way to use stickers.  
Created by Michele Kovack
I created a little scene using SBby3L's 3D Garden Shape Stickers.  I peeled the tops away and sprinkled them with sugar.  No glue, No mess.  Just peel and sprinkle!
I added an SRM Sticker for the sentiment because it seemed too perfect not to!
Added some of Donna Salazar's Girlie Grunge twine to the top and a few sequins. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I am taking Cort for a much needed haircut today.
Afterwards I have to get some pictures of her in her cap and gown for the yearbook.  Her school is letting her come back to participate in the graduation in June.  I am so grateful for that. 
If you would like to "follow" her story and see her modeling pics as well as her "regular" pics, head on over to her FB page.  She would love it! 
She loves when her numbers grow and she gets new followers!
I will be back tomorrow with another Easter project!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bloom and Grow!

Created by Michele Kovack

Good morning!  I have another card to share with you today using the same egg shape as yesterday.  When I use my Silhouette to cut shapes, I tend to cut multiples.  And I don't know if you are like me, but I feel guilty throwing anything away, so I end up making more cards with the extra pieces! I used the same Honeycomb background stamp from JustRite.  I inked the edges in a soft Spun Sugar by Tim Holtz.  I added an extra oval down the center and stamped it.  I added a cluster of flowers using JustRite's Floral Trio dies.  An SRM spring sentiment sticker was added, as well as a bit of ribbon, and a few sequins.  
Created by Michele Kovack
Kyle comes home today (along with all of his laundry I am sure!).  ;)  Cort is home tomorrow and then I am off for the next week.  I feel blessed to have a bit of time off to spend with my family and get caught up with a few things around the house.  
Dinner with friends tonight too!  
All is good in my world!
Have a wonderful day my friends!