Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Camper Card!

Two days in a row?  Are you kidding me?  I think this is record or something! ;)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with this camper shaped card.
Have you ever watched Tiny Homes?  I am seriously addicted and fascinated by that show!
How does anyone live in 250 square feet of space?
Not me. Nope. This gal needs lots of room for her stuff!
Shaped Camper Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I used Paper House paper, Dodz, and Crafty Foam tape for my card.  The card was cut out using my Silhouette.  And of course I had to add glitter....because who doesn't like a sparkly camper?
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So glad you popped in today!  Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Adhesives blog for all the info and links! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cupcakes and Copics!

Good morning!
  I am on the final countdown to the end of the school year!  9 days left!
I am looking forward to the slower paced schedule this summer and having the time to do a bit more crafting.....and blogging.  ;)
I borrowed a bunch of stamps and images from a friend of mine at a crop we went to.  I should have been more organized and wrote down the names of the companies.  But stamps are like shiny objects to me!  I saw this cupcake and went , "Ooooooh a Cupcake!!"  Who needs to bog themselves in details like who makes it?  LOL!
After coloring the image with Copic markers, I added a bit of gold scalloped trim and then adhered the entire thing to this cute plaid Lawn Fawn paper.  I added a few gold sequins as well as gold cording.  
If you happen to know who makes this stamp, please leave a comment here.  I almost think it might be a MFT stamp? 
Anywho.....have a great day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Repeating a Small Design

Good morning friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! 
I have a card today that uses these cute purse images.  I borrowed this set from a friend when I went to an all day scrap a few months ago.  I am pretty sure it was a My Favorite Things stamp, but I am not a hundred percent sure!  (So if you know, would you please leave a comment?) When I get stuck creatively (which seems to happen quite often lately), I like taking my smaller stamps and creating a background with them.  

I colored each of the purses with Copic markers.  I added a sentiment and a flower from Spellbinders.  I adhered a scattering of sequins to finish the card off.  
I am in the last few weeks of school!  It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close already.  It's scary how fast time flies! 
My husband also surprised me with a trip to Vegas this summer! I am probably the only person who has never been to Vegas! We are seeing two shows too while we are there.  We are seeing the Beatles Cirque Soleil, and Jennifer Lopez. 
So needless to say, I am pretty excited!
Have you been there? Any recommendations?
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Coffee or Tea?

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog this morning with an all important question?  Coffee or Tea?  Which one is your favorite?  Inquiring minds want to know!  I am going to be quite diplomatic and say that I LOVE my cup of coffee in the morning but also enjoy a cup of tea in the evening. They are both sweet spots of happiness for me!  (It's the little things folks.....LOL) 
I used the same coffee set from Flourishes that I used on my last post.  This time I used my Prisma colored pencils. 
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I used several adhesive products from Scrapbook Adhesives...Dodz-micro to hold my sequins in place and crafty foam tape to pop up the main panel for more dimension.  I also added glossy accents to my lemon wedge and centers of the flowers.
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I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comments and e-mails.  I won't be giving up crafting, but will be posting when I can with no guilt. No pressure.  I am thankful that you all understand because it seems that you have all been in my shoes at some point or another.  
So thank you again for stopping by my sporadic blog.  (Maybe I should rename?) ;)  You lift my spirits for sure! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Life Gets Crazy!

Good morning friends! 
I finally have a card to share.
Life seems to constantly get in the way lately.  I wonder if anyone even comes to my little corner of the world.  I know my posts are sporadic at best. 
So here are to the people that still come by to see what I am up to.... ;)
I stamped a one layer card using this cute coffee stamp from Flourishes. (It's an older set that I borrowed from my mother-in-law!)  
The image was colored using Copic markers.  I added a bit of glossy accents to the centers of the flowers and the lemon wedge.  I wanted to bring out the yellow a bit more so I squeezed a few Nuvo drops. 
Here are two very good reasons why I don't post every day.  :)

Cortney's 22nd birthday is today! She also just celebrated her 1 year anniversary at Misericordia.  She is involved in yoga, aquatic therapy, Developmental Time (similar to a school day), art club, Special Olympics, Showtime, and the church choir. We bring her home frequently, like this past weekend when we celebrated her 22nd birthday.  I have started a fundraiser for Misericordia selling jewelry with their logo. I worked with a local jeweler who made my vision a reality.  In addition to that, Brian and I were asked to be on the board.  We start in August.  And finally, this past weekend, we stood on the corner for Misericordia's "Candy Days."  It was cold, windy, and rainy, but we both managed to collect 4 cans of money for this wonderful charity! 
This young man of mine is finishing up his sophomore year in college.  He started an internship with a gaming company and will continue through the summer. I am extremely proud of him and can't believe he will a junior! 
I always thought with the kiddos older, I would have a ton more time.  In some ways I do, but in other ways I have taken on more.  I still love to craft, but it has definitely taken a back seat to other aspects of my life.  I think sometimes I feel guilty?  LOL! Any of you ever go through this?  Where you think maybe it's time to give it up?  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Paper House Productions

Good morning friends!  I am excited to participate in the blog hop between Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Paper House Productions.  I merged the two product lines together by creating a shaker card! I used two paper lines from Paper House, as well as the Cherry Blossom snapshot you see in the background of the card.
Hello Shaker Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L/PHP BHop17
I created the shaker portion using a frame, Cherry Blossom’s snapshot, and acetate square from Paper House’s Let Freedom Ring Collection. I used Crafty Foam Tape between layers.

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I added a sticker sentiment, heart, and arrow border from the Discover USA Collection directly on top of the acetate.  The red and green patterned paper are from the same collection.  I adore these papers so much! They remind me of an all American picnic! I adhered all of the layers onto my white card stock using E-Z Squares.
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There are lots of prizes to be won, so be sure to head on over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog and the Paper House Productions Blog!  Thanks so much for popping in today!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stamping and Die Cuts!

Good morning!  How was your Easter?  
Mine was probably one of the best one's I've had in a very long time! The weather was gorgeous! My entire family made it and the food turned out perfect! 
Today I have a card that I shared on the SRM blog a few days ago. It uses their new Heaven and Earth stamp set.
The clouds were stamped and heat embossed in white.  I stamped the mountains on a separate piece of card stock and then colored them in using Water Color Twist Pencils. I used a white gel pen to add snow to the tops of the mountains. I also added "water" to the front of the mountains and the reflection of the sun.  I adhered it to the sky using crafty foam tape.  I glued a small felt circle for the sun and added rays with a Copic marker.  
I stamped the sentiment and added shadows with a gray Copic marker.  I tied a bit of Marigold Twine and a few sequins. The entire image was placed over a kraft die cut filigreed square from Spellbinders.  
Thank you so much for popping in today!