Friday, May 20, 2011

Cricut Blog Project and Two More Days to Enter Blog Candy Giveaway!

Edited: Contest is now closed! The winner will be announced in the morning! Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner of the $150.00 credit! Good luck! : )

Good morning to all of you! Last night Cortney had her Pops Choir Concert and her school's art fair. I took lots of pics of my girl singing to the Beatles.....who knew that she loved the Beatles? It has been busy here in the Kovack household......end of year activities, weddings, communions, and gearing up for Kyle's 8th grade graduation. So in the midst of all of this "regular" life stuff, as you probably already know, Provo Craft has launched their new Cricut Blog! For this brand spankin' new blog, I whipped up this card on Wednesday night using the Best of 2008 cartridge. When I used the umbrella cut, I immediately thought of a shower.....a baby shower. I decided to be different and not use traditional baby colors. : )
If you would like supply or cut info on my card please be sure to visit the Cricut Blog! : )

Have you become a follower yet over at the Cricut Blog? If so, be sure to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment HERE to be entered to win $150.oo store credit! Who wouldn't like a fun shopping spree? I will announce my winner on Monday morning!

Have a fabulous weekend my friends!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The New Official Cricut Blog is Coming! Win $150.00 at

Edited: Contest is now closed! The winner will be announced in the morning! Be sure to check back to see if you have won! Good luck everyone!!!

This is so exciting for all you Cricut fans! (and for those that will be soon!! ) Provo Craft is launching a brand new blog, The Official Cricut Blog!

Hello Thursday Cartridge announcements.
Educational videos and tutorials directly from Provo Craft.
Inspirational projects using your favorite Cricut machines. The Imagine, Expression, Cricut Cake, Cuttlebug, Yudu and more.
Occasional sneak peeks into the exclusive Cricut Circle Community.
Access to the latest deals.
And much, much more!

(Sponsored by The Cricut Circle)
For Circle members already enjoying the fabulous Cricut Circle Blog... now you'll have even more inspiration, even more chances to win fabulous Provo Craft prizes!

As part of the launch celebration, I have been given $150.00 credit at to give to one of my can have a chance to win by becoming a follower of my blog, as well as a follower of the Official Cricut Blog.

(The chance to enter will close Sunday night at 11 P.M. CST and the winner of the $150.00 credit will be announced on Monday morning!)

To help spread the word about the Official Cricut Blog, grab the ‘blinkie’ below and post it on your webpage, blog, facebook wall, etc. with a link to . Also be sure to become a follower of the Official Cricut Blog and enter to win fantastic Cricut prizes!
Cricut: The Official Blog

Have a great Wednesday! : )

Monday, May 16, 2011

Crafty Secret's Masculine Challenge!

Good morning to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was a cold and rainy one, but I got to have a "date night" with my hubby, so it was all good!

The Crafty Secret's gals are creating masculine themed cards for this month's challenge. I decided to use the, Car Classic's set. I stamped the Route 66 image 3 times, in black, red, and olive green. I cut it apart and reassembled it. I used Crackle accents and set it aside to dry. The tiny car was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol. I had this silver disc thingy in my stash FOREVAH and decided to finally put it to good use. I die cut the image with a circle Spellbinder's die, inked the edges in brown and applied crackle accents to it as well.
The "Note to Self" card is by 7Gypsies and I cut the center out with my rectangular Spellbinder's die. The edges were inked. I then cut out a piece of corrugated cardboard with a larger rectangular die, painted it with cream pain, and inked the edges in a dark brown. I assembled the pieces using foam dots here and there for added dimension! I love lumpy and bumpy! ; ) Since ribbon would be out of the question for man's card, I used some dark brown twine and wrapped it around the center image several times.

Love creating little "shadow" boxes to create depth! And since glitter would be another No No......crackle accents was my substitute! ; )

I love how it gives it an instant aged feel! Super cool stuff!

Be sure to pop on over to the other ladies' blogs for more "Manly" inspiration! ; )

•Pam Hooten
•Heidi Blankenship
•Linda Duke
•Michele Kovack <----- Me! : )

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blog Candy Winners!!

Good morning!!! I am sorry for the delay in my post today.........but I had to attend to my girl this morning which put me a wee bit behind! So without further delay, I want to announce my two winners! Normally, I use, but to make sure I gave everyone a second chance who linked back to my blog, I printed off all 206 comments, and printed those of you who linked to me a second time! I wanted to be as fair as possible!
I mixed them up REALLY well in my large red bowl! ; )

These are the two names that were pulled!

Congratulations to the winners! Please e-mail me with your address so I can get these out to you ASAP!

And THANK YOU to all that participated! I really, really, really appreciate your kind words and comments! They mean the world to me!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!