Friday, February 24, 2017

Love Notes

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesive's Blog today with a collection of love notes.
When my kids were little I used to put them in their lunches as a reminder of how much I love them.  Now I have a son in college and a daughter living at Misericordia.  Which means I have to mail them...and when I mail one to my son, he immediately opens it looking for money! LOL!
Cortney just likes my pictures and coloring. :)
I have even been known to slip one in my husband's lunch too.
That's just how I roll.
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The stamp set is from Jane's Doodles and each image was stamped in black ink and colored with Copics.  I used a circle Tattered Angels die to cut the image.  I used a bit of black twine to thread it through.  I added a sweet little felt heart to the center of my bow from this cute Etsy shop. 
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The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and embossed in white for each of the sentiments.  
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The background was given a a water color wash in shades of blue using my Zig markers. Once everything was dry, I used Crafty Foam Tape for each of the layers to make it dimensional.
The Dual Tip Glue Pen was used to adhere the sequins.
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The cards are small...just 3 x 3 in size.  But big enough to remind those around you how much you care about them!
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Cortney is coming home for the weekend.  It is hard to believe that she just celebrated her one year anniversary at Misericordia. It is truly bitter sweet. So she has a few doctors to see and we have her meeting on Monday.  (Similar to an IEP meeting)
I am so happy to spend a bit of time with her!
We have our fun fair at school tonight and she is super excited to go with me and see all of her favorite teachers!
Have a great weekend my friends!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Puppy Love!

Good morning! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
The weather here in Chicago was glorious! Brian and I went on a 9 mile bike ride through forest preserves.  It felt so wonderful to soak up the sunshine!
I even had a bit of time to craft in the evenings.  I borrowed this cute Whipper Snapper stamp from my Mother in Law.  I colored it with Copic markers. 
I created some "fur" for my pup using quick short brush strokes.  I used Spellbinder's dies to create the round card.  Added Wink of Stella to my hearts and tied a bit of green gingham ribbon to the top!  
I am off today and it is still near 70 degrees.  I am going to take advantage of the warmth and get outside a bit!
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Be Mine!

Happy Valentine's Day!
I have a Suzy Plantamura image today to share!
It was part of the Love Notes collection and  I colored it using my Zig Watercolor Markers.  
I colored each in a gradient of color for more interest. 
I added shadows to each of the hearts and words using several gray Copic markers.  I also used a white gel pen to add some fun highlights and details to the words. 
As a final touch I added glossy accents to give it lots of dimension and tied some pink twine to the top! 
Valentine's Day at school is always a bit rowdy....but super sweet.  The kids will often write notes in their Valentines to me.  It always reminds me how much I impact their young lives and why I got into teaching in the first place.  
Enjoy your day today!!
Sweet wishes to all of you!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine Bag!

Good morning! 
I am on a roll lately aren't I?  Just cranking these posts out? 
Let the roll continue!! ;)
I am up on the SRM blog today with this Valentine treat bag!
I love these cute paper bags SRM is carrying.
I also used their new stamp set called, Walk by Faith.
I stamped the hearts randomly on water color paper and embossed them in gold.  I used my Water color Twist Pencils to color them in.  I die cut a heart and embossed the sentiment in gold.  I added a cute felt heart and pink and white twine.  I added a few highlights to my hearts using a white Gel Reminisce pen.
Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, February 11, 2017


3 days in a row posting? 
Yep! I had made all of these Valentine cards and realized that Tuesday IS Valentine's Day! ACK!
I created this card using these cute felt hearts from Andrea's Creative Paper Trail.  She has the cutest Etsy shop!  If you shop with her tell her Michele Kovack sent ya!
I lined them up and glued a small clear sequin to each. 
I used an SRM sentiment across the second row and placed all of it in a resin frame. 
I used SRM's pink and white twine, red satin ribbon, and a lacy Spellbinder's die cut to finish it off. 
I  am picking Cort up for the weekend.  The flu is going around her house, and she is one of the last one's not it will be good to get her home! 
Plus she gets to celebrate her brother's birthday with all of her grandparents too! 
Full house today!
Have a wonderful Saturday my friends!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day Decor!

Good morning!
Don't faint.....but I have another post today! Woohoo! I am on a roll!  ;)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesive's Blog with a tutorial on how I created this Love Shadowbox. 
It is resting on my fireplace mantle along with my other Valentine's decor.
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Here's my mantle in it entirety....
For the complete tutorial, head on over to the Scrapbook Adhesive's blog!
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Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Let it Snow.....

Have you missed me? 
I'd like to give you a really good excuse why I've been absent for over a week. 
I got nothin'.
Busy with other aspects of my life possibly.....not sure exactly.
The weird thing is I have lots of cards to post, I just haven't felt like sitting at my computer to edit them.
Can you come over and do that part for me?
I love using Suzy Plantamura's images.  Especially when I am being lazy.  (There is that L word again!)  I don't have to think too hard....just color and enjoy.  I used a rainbow of Zig markers here.  I did gussy it up a bit with liquid applique, rhinestones, a glittery panel of paper, and some purple string. 
My son turned 20 last week. So it is official that I have no teens anymore. It makes you wonder where the time has gone.  Cortney and Kyle come home this week to celebrate his birthday with the family.  It will be sweet to fill this empty house with family.
Brian and I have been toying with the idea of putting our house up on the market.  It just seems too big now.  We've looked at a few houses and had ours appraised.
I am not sure I can emotionally detach from it though.
Anyway that's life in my neck of the woods.
What's going on in yours?