Sunday, May 17, 2015


Good morning!  I have a quiet house at the moment.  My son had prom and then overnight to an Aname convention. My husband is golfing, and Cort is sleeping.  So I am savoring my cup of coffee while listening to my dog snore in the background.  Once Cort gets up, my day will be crazy once again. 
She has been battling an infection in her knee.  If today it isn't any better, I will be taking her to the ER. :( 

Thank you for leaving me comments my last post. I was starting to feel a bit lonely here. ;) 
I have a card I made a couple of weeks ago before the crap hit the fan here in the Kovack household.
I love flowers almost as much as I love glitter.....and water colors. I love water colors too. 
So I used the Spellbinder's Rose die and created a cluster of roses.  I cut them with water color paper and used Peerless watercolors to add color. 
I used various Spellbinder's circle and scallop dies , Simon Says Stamp Circle die, as well as Lawn Fawn's Joy die to create the base of the card. And as expected, I added a healthy dose of glitter. 
In the midst of craziness, my son had his senior prom.  It was a couple of hours all about him.  My emotions have been all over the place this week.  I am so proud of my son. He is such a caring gentle young man. He has a heart of gold and I am going to miss him terribly in the fall when he goes away to school. 
His childhood has been spent in the shadow of his sister's medical issues, therapies, doctor appointments, and constant care. He has never complained. He goes out of his way to help me.
He has comforted me on bad days and let me cry.
To see my son happy, is the best gift a mother can receive.  I love him dearly and I adore the man he is becoming.
There is a good chance I will be heading to the hospital with Cort.  Unless she had some miraculous recovery last night.  Please pray that this infection starts to heal and she can get back to being her happy smiling self.
And thank you for not letting me feel like a lonely loser over here.  ;) 
Your comments certainly brightened my day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Clear Take Out Container...

Good morning!  
I have a fun embellished take out box to share with you today!
This clear take out box is super cute and is available at the SRM Sticker store.
I used a circle die to create a subtle background for my focal point...the flower.
The flower was cut using the Stargazer Lily from Spellbinders and water color paper.  I used Peerless Watercolors.  I shaped the petals using a stylus, rubbed a bit of glossy accents on it, and sprinkled it with glitter. 
I added a birthday sentiment from the Stickers by the Dozen collection.  A bit of ribbon and a few sequins finished it off. 
My son has his prom Friday!  
I finished Cortney's prom video, and will post tomorrow.  I have not made it into my craft room in over a week.  It's been nutty lately! 
Thanks for's been a bit lonely here.....I sometimes wonder if anyone visits this lil' ole' blog anymore.  

Have a great day!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Make a Wish...

Good morning and happy Mother's Day to you!  I  am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today! I have a complete step by step tutorial on how I created this card inspired by the talented Asia King! 
Her card had so many pretty details that I wanted to create something that had just as many.....
With glitter, flowers, ribbon..... 
Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for all of the details! And to see Asia's card! 
Have a wonderful day my friends!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I Turtley Love You!

Sometimes you just need a card to let someone know you love them. 
And the best way to do that?
Send a turtle card! ;)
I used this adorable stamp set from Jane's Doodles called, Garden Friends. The little turtle was colored with Copics and given a bit of sparkle using Stickles.
SRM Stickers Blog - Turtle Love by Michele - #clearstamps #card #janesdoodles #glitter
The sentiment was stamped on vellum.  The heart was cut using a Spellbinder's die called, Lace Hearts. I did a bit of embossing, added a glittery word, some shear ribbon, and a few pearls.
SRM Stickers Blog - Turtle Love by Michele - #clearstamps #card #janesdoodles #glitter
Isn't this set the cutest?
SRM Stickers Blog - Turtle Love by Michele - #clearstamps #card #janesdoodles #glitter
Thank you for stopping by!
I appreciate your visits!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

JustRite's May Release-Lilac Bouquet

Good morning my friends!
It is the beginning of a new month, which means it is time for JustRite's new release!
I actually used 3 sets today to make my card!
For the background panel, I used Garden View stamp in green. I inked the edges a bit too. 
For the center panel I used the new Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet in two shades of pink.  I added a few leaves scattered about.  The sentiment is part of the Sympathy Handwritten Sentiments set and was stamped in black.  I added a bit of glossy accents, glitter, and tiny black pearls to the centers of the flowers.  The butterfly was colored with Copics, cut out, and glittered.  I added a pretty satin bow for a final touch.
Here are the three sets I used today.  :)
Be sure to visit these other talented ladies for more inspiration!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Why I've Been Absent...

Proms, graduations, after school activities, retirement parties.....just a few of the reasons why I have been so quiet on my blog lately.  
This weekend was Cortney's prom and it was also her birthday. 
Her best friend...

And of course her "boyfriend."  He was trying to sneak a little hand holding!
Love that devilish smile!

Success! ;)

Kyle's prom is coming up...along with his awards ceremony and graduation.
Busy, busy, busy. 
But life ebbs and flows....and it will eventually slow down.
Until then, enjoy the ride. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Glossy White and Water Colors!

Good morning!  I know I sound like a broken record, but life has certainly been busy around here!  I haven't stepped into my craft room in over a week!  My time has been spent taking care of Cortney, attending school functions in the evenings, and speaking to legislatures in Springfield, IL.
I need life to slow down just a bit.  I've caught a cold now and it certainly isn't much of a surprise when you burn the candle at all ends!
But any who, on to my card!
I used a digital file from 17 Turtles called,Floral Bouquet.  I cut it in white and added glossy accents to it.  I added clear sequins to the center.  The background was a watercolor wash using my Peerless Watercolors.  
I added a sentiment from SRM Stickers, coordinating string, and a few more sequins scattered about. 
My hubby and I have to attend a parent meeting at my son's high school tonight.  He has his prom and graduation coming up very shortly. 
Lots of changes coming soon.....hope this mama can handle it all! 
Have a great day my crafty friends!