Saturday, September 24, 2016

Warm and Cozy!

Good morning! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with a simple card to share! 
This adorable stamp set is from My Favorite things.  I stamped it in black ink using my Misti.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I decided to make the little round pillow one of those fringe pillows. I adhered a Dodz-medium behind circle and added numerous strands of string.  Then I gave it a "haircut" so the fringe was even and short.  
I layered everything with crafty foam tape and tied a piece of hot pink twine to the top.

As you are visiting here today, I am in New York.  We are only here for a few days, but we are seeing 4 Broadway plays.  The Waitress, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, and Avenue Q. We are visiting the 911 Memorial, and taking a tour of Central Park.   We are cramming a ton into 4 short days!  
Thank you so much for your comments about New York.  I am hoping to take some of your suggestions!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ready For Fall!

Good morning! I have a card today that uses die cuts, foam tape, ribbon, and lots of glitter!
I die cut 3 leaves and popped the panel up with Crafty Foam tape.  I placed diagonal strips of ribbon under each leaf.  I covered the panel with a thin coat of glossy accents and sprinkled it with glitter.  As a finishing touch I die cut the word, Fall, inked it up in shades of brown and orange and adhered it to the card front.  I tied string around the card centered with a green pearl. 

This past weekend, I went on a "double date" with my soon to be 20 year old son.  I feel blessed that my kid actually wants to hang out with me and his dad!  So we spent the day apple picking. 
Here's me and the hubby! 
And my kid with his girlfriend! She is a baker so she was excited to bring a couple of bags of apples back to college.  :)

I will "see" you all next week! I am part of a Lawn Fawn Blog hop!
Until then, I will be pretty sparse! My husband and I are flying out to New York for the weekend.
We are seeing 4 Broadway shows and seeing the 911 memorial.
I am so excited, as I've never been to New York before.
This empty nester things is kind of awesome! LOL! 
(Especially knowing that both my kiddos are healthy and happy!)
Have a great week my friends!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Water Colors and Embossing!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning my friends! How is your week going so far?  I've had a busy busy week, and it has no chance of letting up anytime soon! Every night I've had something to do after work.  It's funny that I either have nothing to do, or I get a bazillion invites all at the same time! ;)

I was up on the SRM blog Monday (yes, I am late posting AGAIN!) with this little number.  It uses a brand new stamp set called, Just Believe. I randomly stamped the butterflies and ladybugs with Versamark and embossed it in white.  I water colored it using Marvy Water Color Twist Crayons.
Created by Michele Kovack
I finished the card off with a sentiment stamped and embossed on black paper, a few sequins, and a pink piece of twine.
Tonight's agenda you ask?
Wine tasting. On a Wednesday night.
I must be crazy! 

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Happiness is Fall! (And TWO cards!)

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning my friends!
Today is my birthday and I am a happy gal! I went out last night with the hubby for dinner and a show.  We saw Sully....and it was really a great movie! I feel like we are dating all over again! ;)
Tonight I celebrate with my mom and then my birthday will spill into next week too! ;)

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog with TWO cards to celebrate fall! They are in two very different color schemes, but the process was identical. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I cut a 3 x3 square panel and sponged various Tim Holtz inks.  I adhered Scrapbook Adhesive's 3D Foam leaves in a random pattern.  Anything hanging over was cut off.  I peeled the tops of the leaves off to reveal the sticky adhesive and sprinkled glitter over them.  I adhered coordinating sequins using Dodz-Mini.   
Created by Michele Kovack
I cut a strip of vellum and used alphabet letters from my very old and vintage Quickutz! I sponged the bottom of the letters With Tim Holtz distress inks and added glossy accents.  I adhered SRM's sticker over the top and attached it to the card front with Dodz-Mini.  For my final step I layered everything with Crafty Foam Tape and tied a vertical piece of twine. The patterned paper by the way, is by Lawn Fawn!  
Created by Michele Kovack
I love how different they look!

Created by Michele Kovack
Have a great day my friends! Thank you so very much for stopping by!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

You Make Me Smile!

Good morning friends! 
I hope you are all having a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend! 
I am up on the SRM Blog today with TWO cards to share! (Don't faint! I know it doesn't happen often!) ;) I used a background stamp that I have NO idea who it is made by, so if it looks familiar to you, please let me know the manufacturer! I stamped in Versamark and embossed it in white.  I used my Zig Clean Color Markers to give it a wash of color.  The first card was done in cool colors, the second in warmer colors. 
I cut flowers using my Silhouette and water color paper.  I colored those using my Zig Markers as well. I used SRM's Thinking of You Sentiment.  I added silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Store, and a few sequins. 
 My girl came home for the weekend and we've had so much fun visiting with her.  We took her to the zoo and she got to swim in our pool!  We take her back today.....and it's always bitter sweet.  A piece of my heart stays with her each time I drop her off. 
Thank you for stopping by!  
Have a wonderful day!

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!