Saturday, May 23, 2015

Birthday Greetings.....

Good morning! You may have noticed  I've been absent a bit this week.(Or maybe you didn't!) ;)
Cortney ended up in the hospital for 3 days with a nasty staph infection to her knee.  She had 9 rounds of IV antibiotics and sent home on 7 more days of Keflex.  It was a difficult 3 days, and I have a new appreciation for parents who have children that are sick.  It was emotionally draining. She is finally starting to feel better and her knee is healing.  
My son also graduated high school this week. 
So there have been lots of tears this week....some tears of worry and some full of joy.

 I know you didn't stop by to hear all about my personal let me at least give you something pretty to look at. ;)
I had created this card for SRM Stickers awhile back.  It uses a stencil and various Papertrey Inks.  I loved the softness of the colors, so I adhered the birthday greeting on vellum.  The flowers were created with tissue paper.  I added a bit of coordinating twine and a few sequins. 
Michele Kovack
And here is the graduate with the hubby and myself. 
I love this kid.
I am so proud of him.
His next chapter begins...... 
Thank you all for your kind words and prayers too.  It has been a rough week for sure, but hopefully the black cloud we've been under is starting to drift away. 
I am in desperate need of sunny skies.
Have a wonderful Saturday!
I will be back tomorrow with a card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Good morning!  I have a quiet house at the moment.  My son had prom and then overnight to an Aname convention. My husband is golfing, and Cort is sleeping.  So I am savoring my cup of coffee while listening to my dog snore in the background.  Once Cort gets up, my day will be crazy once again. 
She has been battling an infection in her knee.  If today it isn't any better, I will be taking her to the ER. :( 

Thank you for leaving me comments my last post. I was starting to feel a bit lonely here. ;) 
I have a card I made a couple of weeks ago before the crap hit the fan here in the Kovack household.
I love flowers almost as much as I love glitter.....and water colors. I love water colors too. 
So I used the Spellbinder's Rose die and created a cluster of roses.  I cut them with water color paper and used Peerless watercolors to add color. 
I used various Spellbinder's circle and scallop dies , Simon Says Stamp Circle die, as well as Lawn Fawn's Joy die to create the base of the card. And as expected, I added a healthy dose of glitter. 
In the midst of craziness, my son had his senior prom.  It was a couple of hours all about him.  My emotions have been all over the place this week.  I am so proud of my son. He is such a caring gentle young man. He has a heart of gold and I am going to miss him terribly in the fall when he goes away to school. 
His childhood has been spent in the shadow of his sister's medical issues, therapies, doctor appointments, and constant care. He has never complained. He goes out of his way to help me.
He has comforted me on bad days and let me cry.
To see my son happy, is the best gift a mother can receive.  I love him dearly and I adore the man he is becoming.
There is a good chance I will be heading to the hospital with Cort.  Unless she had some miraculous recovery last night.  Please pray that this infection starts to heal and she can get back to being her happy smiling self.
And thank you for not letting me feel like a lonely loser over here.  ;) 
Your comments certainly brightened my day!