Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tim Holtz Distress Crayon's Experiment #2!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning! Happy Memorial Weekend to you!
I was up on the SRM Blog a couple of days ago with this card. The background was another experiment in using Tim Holtz's Distress Crayons, a circle stencil, and a baby wipe.  I colored the background black, laid the stencil over it, and wiped it off with a baby wipe to reveal the lighter gray circles.  Why I thought it would be great for a spring card is beyond me!  But I did it!  I paired it with felt JustRite flowers and a sentiment from SRM Stickers. 
Created by Michele Kovack
It's an odd combination for sure, but I do think it makes the flower pop a bit!
Cortney is home for the weekend, so we are planning on spending the day in the pool.  
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Creating a Faux Tile Background!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning!
  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with a photo tutorial on how to create this faux tiled background.
I had so much fun with this technique that I made 3 cards!
Created by Michele Kovack

Created by Michele Kovack
I hope you will stop by the SBby3L blog today for all of the information! 
Thanks so much for popping in!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning my friends!  I have a card that is featured on the SRM blog using one of my favorite stamp sets by Jane's Doodles.  It is called, Tea Time..  It was stamped in a light brown ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Once the image was dry, I brushed on a bit of gold Stickles and added liquid applique for the coffee and steam.  I left it "wet" looking and chose not to heat it. 
Created by Michele Kovack
The background was created with a stencil, Tim Holtz new distress crayons, and a baby wipe.  I will have more cards soon where you will be able to see the background a bit more.  I tied an orange strip of fabric left over from a bulletin board I altered for my daughter's room.  Waste not, want not.....right? Lastly, I added a the celebrate sentiment from SRM's, We've Got Your Border-Birthday. 
Thank you as always for stopping by! I so enjoy your visits! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Blog Hop Between Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Little Darlings Rubber Stamps!

Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Never Blue Card by Michele Kovack
Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today for a fun blog hop with Little Darlings Rubber Stamps! I hope you will head on over there for all of the details of my card and to enter your name for a chance to win some fun prizes! 
Never Blue Card by Michele Kovack
I will post some prom pictures later this week...
Thank you for stopping by today! :)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrate Prom!

Good morning!  Tonight is Cort's very last prom.....I know I will be crying a bucket of tears.  Her journey has taken a new direction and all that she has known has changed.  The change has been good, but nevertheless, a change.  It is definitely bitter sweet.  
In honor of Cort's last prom, how about a pretty lil' dress box today?  
The dress was cut out using my Silhouette.  
Created by Michele Kovack
I stamped the dress with JustRite's new, Create a Flower Garden     stamp.  It was stamped with Versamark and embossed in white.  I sponged Tim Holtz inks around the dress panel in pink, orange, and yellow.  I splattered a bit of water over it and colored in the flowers with my Zig Watercolor Markers. I added a sentiment from SRM Stickers, and tied twine from the Stamp Simply Store.   
Created by Michele Kovack
Even though prom is actually tonight, I always take Cortney's individual pictures a couple of weeks in advance.  This allows me to concentrate on taking pictures of her with her friends. 
My sweet happy girl...... 
Prom 2016!

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Water Colors and Stickers!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning my friends! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today! I love Donna Salazar's Oak Tissue tape and that became the inspiration for the rest of the card.
I water colored this flower stamp by Stampendous in shades of brown, red, and gold. I added pearls to the centers using SBby3L's DODZ™ Mini. The sentiment is by SRM Stickers.
Created by Michele Kovack
The flower was adhered to some Girlie Grunge twine and then layered over the background created with the Oak tissue tape. The rest of  the layers were given depth with SBby3L's Crafty Foam tape. I added a few sequins and again attached them with the new DODZ™ Mini . Much easier than glue!
Created by Michele Kovack
And now for my continue home improvement saga......
Dum, dum, dum.........
I had left a can of brand new white enamel paint on my kitchen table because I have been painting all of the baseboard on the main floor.  My dog must have been scratching at the table looking for food when her paw caught the edge of the handle.  She managed to pull the entire can down.  An ENTIRE gallon of white paint spilled on my brand new hardwood floors.  I was hysterical calling for Brian.  He grabbed the dog and threw her in the shower. (She couldn't get out and track more paint throughout the house)  We spent 3 1/2 hours cleaning up paint.  I ruined my clothes, 7 beach towels, and entire can of paint, (obviously), and 2 packs of new washcloths.  We got the paint up, but due to the amount of scrubbing we did, we managed to take off the varnish.
I was in tears.
I called my floor guy and he is going to come out this week to buff it and put another coat of polyurethane on the floor.  Unfortunately that means I have to empty out my kitchen.
Keep your fingers crossed that he can match the other side of the floor which is my living room.
My life is never dull
Some day we will laugh about this right? 
Oh, and the dog?
Don't worry, she lived to see another day. ;) 

Have a great one! 

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.