Saturday, October 10, 2015

Be Happy!

Good morning my friends!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today, sharing this little number.
Life can be rough as you know and sometimes we just have to decide to, BE HAPPY! 
It's not always easy though.
But we sail through those rough waters and try to find a bit of happy in each day. ;)
Lately water coloring makes me giddy.
I can't seem to stop and it inspires me. So that's how this card got started. A water color wash to the back panel in pinks, yellows, and git of gold. 
be happy
I cut the leaves using my Silhouette and the flowers from Spellbinders. They were all cut on water color paper.  I used my Zig Clean Brush Markers to bring them to life.  I added a sentiment from SRM Stickers and gorgeous silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store. 
I used Crafty Foam tape for dimension and DODZ™ - Medium
 to hold my flowers and ribbon in place. 
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I have a 3 day weekend and am so grateful for this time to catch up around my house.  I have piles of laundry, dirty floors, and clothes that need to be switched for the season. (not my favorite job).
On the upside, I am going to dinner tonight to celebrate with dear friends.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Water Colored Pumpkins!

I was featured on the SRM Blog yesterday with this little number.  The pumpkin was cut from water color paper using my Silhouette.  I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  Once the pumpkin was dry, I added a thin coat of glossy accents and sprinkled it with glitter.  Each layer was popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives crafty foam tape. 
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The flowers were cut from felt.  The ribbon is from the Stamp Simply store.  I then added a sentiment from SRM's  Sentiment/Fall collection.  
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I added a doily to help "ground" the pumpkin.  A few sequins were all that was left to add! :)
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I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Crafty Secret's Linky Party and Monthly Challenge!

Welcome to the October Crafty Secrets Linky Challenge and Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart. The design team was challenged to create a Thanksgiving themed project or a project that expresses thankfulness and gratitude. We hope you will join us for the hop, and then visit the Crafty Secrets BLOG where you can find a free download and details for entering the challenge yourself.

I am often asked how I create. I am a self proclaimed "tornado" scrapper!  I seriously have no rhyme or reason most of the time.  I tend to look at my focal image, like the one here from the Little Blessings, Creative Scraps collection, and start pulling items that are in the same color scheme. The strip of baby blue paper was a left over piece from the Birds and Bloom Digital Paper collection. Through a process of trial and error, I find things I like with the image....and things I don't. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I loved the browns and blues and picked coordinating colors with a pop of gold.  The delicious silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply store. I threaded it through the Spellbinder's die I used for a bit more contrast. I added a scattering of gold sequins to finish it off!
Created by Michele Kovack
Be sure to check out what the other designer's did for this month's challenge! 
Have a great day!
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Retro Toaster!

Good morning! 
I was going through old pictures and came across this one.  It was a card I had made when I was on the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Design Team. 
I thought is was such a cute idea to write your sentiment on the bread part that pops up!
(Little things in life thrill me! LOL!) 
Created by Michele Kovack
The cut is by Silhouette.  I added a bit of glitter, a sparkly button, rhinestone  (Because who doesn't like a blinged up toaster?), and a bit of ribbon. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I am keeping my post short and sweet today!
Have a great day friends!

Monday, September 28, 2015

70th Birthday!

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Yesterday we celebrated my dad's 70th birthday!

I created as manly of a card as I possibly could! Masculine is not my strong suit! ;) I feel lost without ribbon and glitter! LOL!
I used a Lawn Fawn number die with water color paper and while the die was in place sponged Tim Holtz inks on top of it.  I splashed water on it to get the cool pooling effect.
Created by Michele Kovack
 The numbers 7 and 0 were given a coating of black enamel as well as the birthday sentiment from Spellbinders.  I added a piece of acetate behind the panel, some foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and a generous helping of sequins to create the shaker element. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I took a few pics from yesterday.....and this one of my dad and Cort is my favorite!

My sister, dad, and I.

My dad with the four grandchildren.

I am off to work!
Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Autumn Banner and a Tutorial!

Good morning!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog with this little number!
I have a step by step photo tutorial on how I created my autumn banner. :)
Designed by Michele Kovack
The pumpkins were cut using my Silhouette in various shades of orange and red. 
I used so many of my favorite products from Scrapbook Adhesives and Donna Salazar. 
The cute denim ribbon, the canvas pennants, the star runner, adhesive sheets, and crafty foam name a few! 
Designed by Michele Kovack

Designed by Michele Kovack
Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for my tutorial on this creative process.
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Shabby Hello

Good morning! I have a shabby vintage card to share with you using a digital image from Crafty Secrets.  It is part of the Flower Garden     collection.  I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Markers.  The image is not on water color paper, but because the area I was coloring was so small, it worked just fine. After coloring the image I inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in frayed burlap.  
Created by Michele Kovack
I added a gold sentiment sticker. The soft blue patterned paper is also from Crafty Secrets and is part of the Birds and Blooms digital collection.  
And isn't the silk ribbon yummy?  The ribbon can be found at the Stamp Simply store.  I decided to let the ribbon drape and added a  glittery heart to the center.  
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I appreciate you stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!!