Friday, June 4, 2010

Caffinated Cropper Blog Hop!

Good morning! Today will be my last post as guest designer for Caffinated Cropper! Thanks Amy and the rest of the DT for having me! I have so enjoyed working with Amy's kits! Today's card uses the Birds of a Feather kit! So much fun stuff to dig into in this kit! I used my scraps in a horizontal pattern and machine stitched them. I created the flower with the white sheer ribbon included in the kit.....just add glue and roll it!
Now the ribbon was originally white, and it was a bit too white for my taste, so I wanted to "age" it.......so I place my "flower" in a little bowl and dumped my used coffee grounds right on top of it! When they are dry, shake 'em off and voila! Instant vintage flower! : ) I added a pearl button to the center that was colored with a pink Copic marker.

Be sure to check out the rest of the designer's beautiful creations!!
Michele < -------- ME!!! : )
Karen NEXT Stop on the blog hop tour! : )
I have a busy weekend ahead of me.....my Grandma turns 90 TODAY! The entire family is coming in from out of state to celebrate her special day on Saturday! It will be so nice to see everyone together for a happy reason! : )
Take care and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cutting Cafe's Flower Pot Template!

Good morning and happy Thursday to you! I am doing the "non" rain dance today, hoping that the rain stays away for a bit. My 5th graders are going to a nature center today, where we hike and learn about ecosystems and such. It would make for an unpleasant and very muddy trip if it rains!

For today's card I used the Cutting Cafe's Flower Pot Template and October Afternoon paper. (Thrift Shop line) I did lots of distressing to the edges and added vintage buttons or pearls to the centers of the flowers.


The sentiment is also from the Cutting Cafe'. It was cut out using my oval Nestibility and distressed also. I added some scrunched seam binding that I colored myself and added a pretty stick pin.

I am off to put on my "hiking" gym shoes and grubby clothes! : ) Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Your comments truly brighten my day! (Yes, I am that pathetic! LOL!)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Life is a Journey.....

Every now and then, I like to create a page about me. I want my children to know me, understand me, not as only their mother, but as a person. I want them to know that even though life kicks you right square between the eyes sometimes......you need to get up, dust yourself off, and put a smile back on your face. It is hard. Very hard at times. I've had my share of heartache. But we have a choice in life......live sad.....or live happy. I choose the latter.




This page was created using Noel's Lemonade Stand kit. (only 2 left!) And just an FYI....her new kit, Sun-kissed is going up for sale on June 5th! Take a peek HERE if you want a glimpse of what's inside!
Thanks for stopping by! Crazy busy here in the Kovack household.........but it's all good!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Crafty Secret's New Product Blog Hop!

Good morning and happy Memorial Day to you! The DT gals have some fun projects to share with you using all new products by Crafty Secrets!! My card uses a new small set called, Material Girl. It is such a beautifully vintage set! I stamped it in Black Momento ink and cut it out using my oval Nestie. I left the Nestie on and Airbrushed it. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Antique Linen. The papers are by Papertrey Ink, Melissa Frances, and October Afternoon. I added a doilie, some satin ribbon, and a pretty satin bow.

I added a piece of vintage lace to create a "skirt" for the dress form as well as a small Prima flower.

Would you like to see the other DT's projects? They are fabulous!!!
Be sure to visit!!!
Michele Kovack < --------------ME!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sharing some Photos of our Anniversary!

17 years with my sweetie!!! Dinner downtown Chicago at a restaurant called Cite'. It is located on the top of Lake Point Tower......beautiful, expensive, but totally worth the price! : ) The food was delicious!


......crab gnocchi.......yum!

and lobster.......

Cheesecake......


Love Chicago......such a pretty town! We spent the evening at Navy Pier and stayed for fireworks.

....I acted like a total tourist.....I had the bartender take our picture in the restaurant.....I am such a dork!

My neighbor, Cheryl, took a few pics of us before our evening started..........(Thanks Cheryl!)

Thanks for letting me share! Have a wonderful Memorial weekend!!!