Friday, June 24, 2016

Polychromo Pencils and a Summertime Image!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning my fellow crafty sisters! (And maybe brothers too?  Not sure who really reads this lil' blog!) I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with this fun summertime card! The image and sentiment are from Stampendous.  I stamped it on kraft cardstock with black Memento ink.  I recently purchased the Polychromo pencils and decided to practice a bit with them. To line up my sentiment I used my Mini Misti.  I added Stickles to the water as well as glossy accents.  I wanted it to look like the water was glittery and bright from the sun.
Created by Michele Kovack
I layered my image over white and a pink card stock base using Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty foam tape.  I tied Donna Salazar's Girlie Grunge twine in pink at the top.  I decided that the card didn't need anything else at that point.  (Sometimes it is difficult to restrain myself!)
Created by Michele Kovack
It is crazy to think that a year ago today Cortney was admitted to the hospital for the next 14 days, with a staph infection and subsequent skin flap. I didn't see much of summer last year.  Now one year later, she is living an incredible and busy life at Misericordia, and I am golfing, shopping, catching up with friends and family, crafting, and spending time with my hubby. What a difference a year can make!  
Tonight I am golfing for the 11th time this summer....dining el fresco afterwards.
Life is good.
Thank you for stopping and supporting my incredibly inconsistent blog! LOL!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stamping, Glitter, and Favecrafts!

I have a card to share with you that I made awhile back using a new set from JustRite called, Create a Flower Garden.  I stamped the leaves and flowers and decided to fill each of the flowers in with glitter.  I couldn't help it!  The glitter just calls out to me!
I stamped the sentiment in black, added a few clear sequins, and tied a silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Store. 
Have you headed over to Favecrafts lately?
I have quite a few projects over there and it truly is a great resource for inspiration!
I love that they include all crafts, from stamping, knitting, to DIY projects! 
Be sure to check out their site!
Have a great day my friends!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Inspiration From One of my Favorite Stampers and a Rainbow Challenge!

Created by Michele Kovack
Do you have a morning routine?
I do. ;)
I feed my pups, make my coffee, and sit down in front of my computer and peruse through my list of favorite stampy blogs. It is such a great relaxing start to my day, and also a great way to get inspired.  Recently, I fell in love with THIS card from one of my stamping idols, Laura Bassen.  I love everything she creates! Her videos crack me up because she has such a great sense of humor! (I appreciate people with a sense of humor!) I don't case too many cards, but decided to try my hand at a card similar to hers.
Created by Michele Kovack
I stamped the rows of butterflies using a Stampendous stamp and my Mini Misti.  It was embossed in white and colored in a somewhat loosely translated rainbow color pattern.  I splattered the background with white and black water colors for a bit of interest.  I added a sentiment from JustRite cut on white foam.  I added sparkly Stickles to it.  The sentiment was stamped on black and embossed on white. I added it to the front panel along with a few sequins. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I know my posts have still been a bit sparse, but summer has been so busy with baseball games, golf, graduation parties etc.  :)  
Life is good.
I truly appreciate you stopping by my little blog!
Have a wonderful day my friends!

Friday, June 10, 2016


Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning and happy Friday to you!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog with a patriotic card.  It is hard to believe that the Fourth of July is right around the corner!
I used a variety of Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L products including twine and ribbon from Donna Salazar.
created by michele kovack
And alphabet beads....remember those?  I had jars of them and they were hidden in the back of my crafty closet...until today! LOL! Sometimes going "retro" is the only way to go! ;)
Created by Michele Kovack
I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend that includes golf and hanging out at the pool.
Chicago is going to be an oven for the next few days, so being by water is a necessity!
Got any plans? 
Have fun in whatever you are doing!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Getting Back in The Swing of Things!

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning!
Did you miss me? ;)
I am home now for the summer, and I am hoping to use this time to get caught up 
on the many things that need to be completed in my house. (We just redid our hardwood floors, updated the kitchen etc) 
I am also hoping to get back to a somewhat normal blogging and crafting schedule.
I have a card today that I actually made about a month ago before I left the JustRite Design team.
It is one of their new sets called, Large Oval Celebration.
I colored the image with Copics in shades of pale pinks, greens, and blues.  I stamped the frame in a light aqua color and die cut the ovals. 
I added pretty silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store as a finishing touch.
Created by Michele Kovack
I am off to IKEA with my son today.  He wants a desk in his room for painting War Hammer models. (He's got a bit of crafty blood in him!) ;) 
It is nice being able to spend some one on one time with him.
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Rain or Shine..

Created by Michele Kovack
Good morning! I am up on the SRM blog today with a fun "pick me up" kind of card.
We all know that sometimes we just need someone to show they care, and a card is a perfect way to do that! 
I used Jane's Doodle's Rain or Shine set.  It was colored with Copic markers and then a bit of depth was added with coordinating colored pencils. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I added Stickles to give it a bit of sparkle and a scattering of dew drops.  I have joined the Misti bandwagon and have fallen head over heels for it!  I love that I can stamp my sentiment in a straight line rather than my usual wonky way! (Or a whole lotta prayin' and some luck! LOL)
Created by Michele Kovack
Tonight is a bitter sweet night. 
Cort graduates from her high school/Cross roads school.  This has been a school that has gone above and beyond for its students.  The staff shows such love and respect for our kids that I wish the outside world would take lessons.
I know I will be a mess tonight.  
So many changes this year for Cort.....for me. 
"How did she grow up so quickly?" 
And yet it's here.
The next chapter needs to begin......but with a few tears from this mama.

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!