Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunshine in my Heart!

Created by Michele Kovack

Good morning friends!  What a whirlwind of a week it's been!  I started my first week of school and my youngest moved back to college to start his sophomore year.  Brian and I are officially "empty nesters!" (again!)  So now I am trying to clean my house....because those of you with teenage boys, know that they aren't the neatest creatures on the planet! LOL!

Anyway in between laundry, disinfecting, and dusting, I managed to squeak out a card.  Yep, it's another image from Suzy Plantamura.  (Can you say obsessed?) I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Markers and added shadows with a gray Copic.  I also added some highlights with a white gel pen.
Created by Michele Kovack
It was a quick easy card!  
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Love Birds!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog with this little number.   I am currently sitting here with toothpicks propping up my eyes! LOL!  I am officially back at school and getting up early in the mornings again is a bit difficult for me.  ;)
I used my Silhouette to cut this scene out as well as the scalloped edged circle.  I water colored everything, even the background pieces.  I used Crafty Foam Tape in between the layers to add depth.
I also used the Dodz-mini to adhere the sequins and keep the ends of my ribbon in place.  (Which by the way, is from the Stamp Simply store).
Created by Michele Kovack
I am off with a big cup of coffee in tow this morning!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Here Comes the Sun!

Created by Michele Kovack
I tried posting for an entire week....I really did!  But it was an epic fail! 
Life just snuck its way in! ;)
So before I head back to school tomorrow, I have another summery card to share. Which is kind of funny, because while I write this post, I am drinking Pumpkin flavored coffee and burning a Pumpkin spice candle! HA! 
I used another one of Suzy Plantamura's images.  It was colored using Zig Water color markers.  I added details with a white gel pen and gray Copic markers.

Created by Michele Kovack
I added a sheer ribbon, a few clear sequins, and some glossy accents.
Created by Michele Kovack
I have lots of lesson plans to write, so time to get to work!
Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Let's Chill!

Created by Michele Kovack
I missed posting yesterday! ACK!  I tried to be good this week and post EVERY day.....but I failed!
Too much going on this week trying to get last minute doc appts, visiting with friends, getting a tooth fixed...yada yada yada.  You know the drill!
So I am back today with another Suzy Plantamura card.  (ADORE these images!!) I colored this one in with my Zig Clean Color markers.  I added some shadows with gray Copic markers and some sand texture with a white gel pen. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I had this chipboard hello and thought it was perfect for this card.  So as usual Kovack style I added boat loads of glitter to it.  I adhered a few sequins and tied a vertical bow with black twine. 

Created by Michele Kovack
I have my school's open house tonight.  
The reality of school starting is upon me...... ;)
Thank you for stopping even when I'm a total slacker who makes false promises! LOL!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Some Great Advice!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning! Today is day 2 of my "Final Week of Summer....Summer Cards!" ;)  And this one by Suzy Plantamura has the best saying. Ever.  We all claim to be busy.  (myself included) But we need to slow down and take time for the things...or people that are important. 
We all know life is short, but we often forget in the midst of living our "busy" lives.
 Created by Michele Kovack
I colored this card using my Zig Clean Color Markers.  Once it was dry, I used my Copic markers to add shadows and polka dots.  The shadows help the letters pop off the page and give it depth. 
The card is so fun and colorful by itself that I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  Just a veritical gingham ribbon, and a bit of glossy accents on some of the words.
Created by Michele Kovack
I am so glad you stopped by today!!
Thank you!! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Week of Summer Cards!

Created by Michele Kovack
With great sadness, I tell you that this is my last official week of summer!  School starts next Monday, so the lazy days of no alarm clock, no schedule, and gallivanting around are quickly coming to an end! ;) 
LOL! I am okay with it actually.....I had an awesome summer, but I am ready to go back to my kiddos and see my coworkers! 
I love, love, love these images by Suzy Plantamura! They are called, Sizzling Series Watercolor Paintable Prints!
I had so much fun coloring them with different mediums. 
This one was colored with Copics and given some depth with glossy accents and my white gel pen for the sand.  I added some glitter to the water as well as a scattering of sequins. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I will be sharing a summer inspired card each day this week! 
I hope you will pop by tomorrow too!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coffee Make Every Day Possible!

Created by Michele Kovack
I couldn't agree with that more! I love this stamp set from JustRite!
The coffee cup, sentiment, and rings were stamped on water color paper using brown Memento ink.  I painted around the coffee cup with  plain water and then used my Zig markers to get these cool pools of color. I used Dodz-mini from Scrapbook Adhesives to add my sequins.  Since the card was fairly simple I added layers of crafty foam tape for a bit of dimension. 
A little bit of coordinating twine and the card was complete! 
Created by Michele Kovack
Our golf outing was a success!  We had beautiful weather and people were so incredibly generous!
I am now switching to school mode.  Yesterday I spent the entire afternoon getting my room ready and today I will do the same! Open house next Thursday evening!
This summer was one of the best ones I can remember, but it sure did fly by!
Thank you for stopping by today!