Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Blog Hop 2015!

*Blog Candy Drawing Now Closed.*

Good morning! Welcome to the Top Ten Blog Hop!  I hope you have a very large cup of coffee, because you're going to be here awhile!  There is an $80.00 USD to an online store of your choosing being given away! All you need to do is leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning.  There are 24 bloggers participating, so that means you can leave up to 24 comments! To be entered you will need to leave a comment on the blogs by 11:59 pm CST on January 3.  In addition to the $80 prize, many of the bloggers, including me, are giving individual prizes away as well. For mine, scroll down to the bottom for all of the details.  Are you ready?  Let's go!

#1 Rusty Ball Jar ornament
This was a recent post using a rusty Ball jar lid and a vintage image from Crafty Secrets.  You can see the full post HERE.  
Created by Michele Kovack
#2 Shaker Ornaments!
This was another recent post but I had to include them because I thought they came out pretty cute.  They use SRM's Jane's Doodles stamps, Copics, clear acetate, and sequins.  Click HERE to read more!
Created by Michel Kovack
#3 Heart to Heart
I love this little card because it was made using a sentiment from JustRite and left over pieces on my craft desk. Oh! And I had just gotten my new Zig Clean Color Markers and suddenly became addicted! Click HERE for all of the details.
Created by Michele Kovack
#4 Give Thanks
Some die cuts, water colors, and a sentiment from SRM made this one of my favorite fall cards.  Click HERE to see the original post.  :)
SRM Stickers Blog - Give Thanks by Michele - #card #fall #autumn #stickers #sentients #doily
#5 Hello
The combination of the image, glittery sentiment, and the long pieces of silk ribbon, make this another one of my favorites.  Click HERE to see the original post.
Created by Michele Kovack
#6 Autumn
I had rediscovered my old Quickutz die cuts for this card, along with an SRM sentiment and die cuts from Spellbinders.  Click HERE for original post.
By Michele Kovack
#7 Just a Note
This card uses SRM's Jane's Doodles and water colors.  It was my first time creating an image without lines.  I was pretty pleased with myself with how it turned out.  ;)  Click HERE for original post.
By Michele Kovack
#8  Lovely
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Donna Salazar featuring my Cortney and her BFF. How could it not be one of my favorites?  These two have the most special bond....and truly make my heart grow a bit bigger whenever they are together.  See the original post HERE.
Created by Michele Kovack
#9 Father's Day Card
I am not one to make many masculine cards.  But I actually really liked how this one turned out.  I had created my own plaid background using double sided tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  And glitter!  Lots and lots of glitter on a man's card! EEK!  ;)  Click HERE for more details!
Created by Michele Kovack
#10 Easter Carrots with a complete tutorial.  
I was so proud of myself for coming up with a way to make ornaments look like carrots.  (It doesn't take much people!) ;)  Click HERE if you want to see the complete step by step instructions. 

My Individual Giveaway! 
One winner will win all of this!  Just leave a comment below and I will pick a winner on Sunday, January 3rd at 8 P.M. CST.  If you are not a follower of my blog and decide to become one, leave an additional comment for an extra chance at winning!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

My Last Crafty Secret's Design Team Post.....

I have been with Crafty Secrets for many years now, and am saddened to say that Crafty Secrets will be sold to a new buyer for all of Sandy's digital images.  In the meantime all digital products will be transferred and sold to an Etsy shop.  Sandy will announce soon when that happens.  
I have loved my time on this amazing team, working with a multitude of talented ladies. 
It will be a loss for me for sure.
Created by Michele Kovack
Vintage is where my heart really lies. I created this ornament using this sweet St. Nick image from the Winter Printable Christmas Sheet. I cut it with a circle punch and gave it a dose of glossy accents. The rosettes were cut from glittery purple ombre paper, the bottom layer from gold. 
The wooden ornament was picked up at a craft store, Michaels I believe. It was also given a thin coating of glossy accents and glitter. 
Created by Michele Kovack
As a finishing touch, I added purple rhinestones.  
Here it is hanging snugly on my tree.  
Created by Michele Kovack
Lots of changes this year.  I am not always good with handling changes, so January should be interesting for me.  Hopefully other opportunities will come up.
In the meantime, I am trying my best to go with the flow.
Thank you for always being a constant in my life.