Friday, July 21, 2017

No Line Coloring!

Good morning and TGIF! 
I've seen a lot of no line coloring lately and decided to try my hand at it.  I scrounged around my craft desk and could NOT find my light grey ink, so I had to settle for a light brown instead.  Not ideal, but I think it worked okay.  
This cute penguin is from MFT's Penguin in Paradise set.  (Can you say addicted?) 
He was colored with Copic markers. 
I layered him over several die cuts (Spellbinders) and I added a bit of ribbon and sequins to finish the card off. I really enjoyed this technique and am creating a few more cards using it! 
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Thank you for stopping by today!! Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Birthday Box!

Good morning!  I am a day late (shocker, I know!) posting this.  I was up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog with this little number. My Silhouette was getting a bit dusty and I decided it was high time to dust it off and create with it again!

Who couldn't use a little birthday box?
I used Scrapbook Adhesives 1/2" double sided tape to add glitter underneath the birthday sentiment.  I also added a 1/2" strip and 1/4" strip along side the sentiment and sprinkled it with blue and clear glitter. I LOVE this stuff! So easy to use and adhere the glitter without the mess of glue. 
The flowers and leaves were cut using the Silhouette as well and were adhered using Dodz Medium Adhesive Dots
I also added a few sequins and rhinestones to finish off the box.  I used Dodz Micro Adhesive dots for those.

Now all I need is gift card or jewelry to go inside the box!
Thanks for stopping! 
Have a great day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pencils on Kraft Paper

Good morning! I have a card up on the SRM Blog using the new Heaven & Earth stamp set.  I stamped the clouds, mountains, and sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed it in white.  I filled in the mountain tops using a Reminisce white gel pen.  With colored pencils I gave the clouds and mountains color. I LOVE the look of colored pencils on kraft paper.
I wanted the sun to peek out from under the clouds, so I drew my own in.  I adhered a gold together sticker. under the word rejoice.  I tied twine to the top and glued a small gold heart to its center.   
Thank you so much for popping by today!!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

My Left Over Penguin!

TGIF! I am heading out to Geneva, IL to shop and eat with my girlfriends. It has become a yearly tradition and one that I look forward to! As you know, I have been totally addicted to Suzy Plantamura's cute images! When I don't know what to create, I just pull one of these babies out and BAM! I have an instant card! I used Copics and a white gel pen. 

See that cute little penguin?  I had originally stamped him for yesterday's card, but then felt he was too big.  He was sitting on my desk while coloring this card, with his sad puppy dog penguin eyes, just begging to be used.  So I thought to myself, "Self, wouldn't he look cute sitting inside the sand bucket?"  And yes, indeed he does! ;) 

Thank you for stopping by today! I will be back with this weekend with another penguin card. ( I figured why stop, while I'm on a roll?) 
Have a great Friday my friends!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This Penguin Needs Sunscreen!

This little guy needs to watch out! His belly is getting a bit pink! 
I adore this stamp set from My Favorite Things!  It is called Penguins in Paradise.  He does look like he's living it up, doesn't he? ;)
Everything was colored with copics.  The "sand" portion was done with a floral stencil I had and various shades of yellow, orange, and pink Tim Holtz inks. 
I usually do your "normal" sand but wanted to jazz it up a bit.  I think it worked pretty well! 
I lined up the sentiment using my Mini Misti and then added some seed beads and sequins to finish off the card.   
No sun here today.  Storms rolled in last night and apparently they are here to stay throughout the day.
*sigh* Guess that just means I'll have to craft...... ;)
Have a great day!!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Life is Better in Flip Flops!

Hey there my friends! How is your summer so far?
Mine has been spent catching up with family and friends who seem to get somewhat neglected during the colder months of the year.  I love seeing everyone and being outside every chance I can!
I have been taking some images outside and thoroughly enjoying the process of coloring. 
Suzy Plantamura's images are perfect for this! 
And life really is better in Flip Flops! Unless you have plantar fasciitis! Then you had better wear good supportive shoes! LOL!
I spent all last week with this gal! Lots of swimming and of course a bit of "modeling."   
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Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Love One Another....

Love One Another....
Sounds so simple.
Wouldn't it make the world a better place?  
I have to turn off the news lately.  It's sad and depressing. I hold my family a little tighter and try to be the light for other people.  Being kind costs nothing.

I am up on the SRM Blog today with a card that uses the "smooshing" technique and  a sentiment from SRM's Love One Another stamp set.  
I stamped the heart separately, colored it with Copics, fussy cut it, added glossy accents to it, and adhered it with foam tape.  I added enamel dots and pink twine to finish off the card. 
Have a wonderful day my friends!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Ice Cream!

Good morning!  I have been spending a bit of time in my craft room this past week.  My van is still in the shop, so I've been stranded at home.  (Which might be good, because it forces me NOT to spend money! LOL) 
I adore Suzy Plantamura's image! When I am in a creative funk, I take one of these babies out and just enjoy the process of coloring. 
For this image I colored everything with Copic markers.  
I added glossy accents and some chunky glitter to the ice cream.  When it was dry I flicked a bit of black water color for interest. I adhered it to red card stock. I kept the card simple since I wanted the coloring to take center stage.  
Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Good morning! I am excited to be participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with TWO companies! SRM Stickers and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  My first card uses a  brand new set by SRM called, Coffee Plans. I loved the images so much I decided to use ALL of them on my card! I cut the circles in various sizes, gave them a hint of color with Copics, added glossy accents and glitter.  I sponged a bit of ink around each one as well so it wasn't so stark looking.  

My second card uses the same set, but since I had a digital copy of it before it was released, I resized it.  I loved the larger size and colored it with Prisma colored pencils.  I added a bit of Stickles for some sparkle.  I adhered a little felt heart using Dodz-small and layered everything with Crafty Foam tape.  (My most favorite adhesive EVER!)

Coffee Break Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Summer17 Coffee Lovers BHop
My last card once again uses the same set.  I colored my cups with Copics and adhered them to a heart.  (because I love coffee so much! LOL!) I added another felt heart.  I layered everything with some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn.

Thank you for stopping by!  I LOVE your visits! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

My Other Passion!

Before you thrown something at your computer because of my lack of crafty posts today....hear me out.  ;) One year ago I started a skin care regimen with a wonderful company called Rodan + Fields.  I was so hooked that I became a consultant.  
I suffered from adult acne, redness, and of course the dreaded middle aged wrinkles! 
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Here are my results after 11 months.  No make up in either picture! YIKES! 
I shared this once before.  The picture on the left is me at 35 and the one on the right is me at 45.  Acne gone! Redness gone! Wrinkles softer, skin tone 100% better!! (These are my school pictures BTW!)

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Belated Father's Day!

  You know you don't post a lot when your very own Mother-in-law comments on your actual lack of posts!  I have seriously become a total lazy butt! I actually DO make cards! I just need someone to come and take pictures of them, edit them, and load them for me! Especially now with everyone getting fancy with their staging of photos! Such Pressure!! ;)

I have three dads to make Father's Day cards for.  Guess how many I actually made?  Yep. This one right here.  I had to draw straws to see who got it.  (FIL won by the way)
It was a Stampin' Up! set that ironically I borrowed from my MIL.  
The image was colored with Copic markers.  I added a bit of glossy accents to the watch and glasses.  I heat embossed the sentiment from an old Papertrey Ink set in white.  I also added a few matching sequins.  Is it appropriate to put sequins on a man's card?  
Thanks for not abandoning this crafty ship over here!  I really am trying to get better at posting! ;)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Water Colors and Texture Paste!

Good morning!  So sorry for my absence, but as many of you know, I was in Vegas over the weekend!  What a great time we had too! We walked in and out of all of the hotels, met Siegfried (of Siegfried and Roy), saw Jennifer Lopez in concert, and saw Beatles Love! (Amazing show by the way!) We did a bit of gambling, ate like pigs, and went on the High Roller.  It was exhausting, but so much fun!  

Over the weekend I was up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog with a card that combined water colors and texture paste. The flowers are by Altenew and were colored using my Zig Clean color markers.  
The background was given a swipe of texture paste and sprinkled with gold embossing powder.  I love that it provides a subtle yet fun background for the flower.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I popped everything up using Crafty Foam Tape.  The sequins were   adhered using Dodz-mini.   

Thank you for popping by today!  I always appreciate your visits! :)

Monday, June 5, 2017

Copic Coloring

Good morning!  It is hard to believe, but today is my last day of school!  Unfortunately, last week I came down with a nasty case of bronchitis and had to take Friday off.  (Fever, coughing etc)  Which seemed utterly ridiculous knowing I only had ONE day left.  But my body couldn't make it through a whole day!  I am still coughing, but at least the fever and body aches are gone.  And I've been on antibiotics now for 5 days.  I HAVE to get better.....Heading to VEGAS on Thursday!

I borrowed this stamp set from my Mother in law....and typical Michele style forgot to write down who makes it.  I will need to ask her and edit this post later.  (Unless you know, which in that case leave a comment below! ;)  
I love to color and I really took my time with her.  I wanted to preserve those highlights in her hair and pleats in her dress.  I was pleased with how the bear's fur looked too!  
I added her to layers of this sweet Lawn Fawn paper.  ( I can't get enough of it!)

I adhered a few sequins, satin ribbon, and a vellum flower to finish off the card. 

I really do appreciate you stopping by this very sporadic blog over here!  
Have a wonderful day my friends!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rainbow Hearts!

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Weekend!
I had both my kids home and it felt so good to have them there!
I did a ton of gardening and we opened up our pool.
The weather here was absolutely gorgeous!

I was up on the SRM blog last week and wanted to share it here.
I used the little heart from the Birthday Plans stamp set
I wanted to stamp the hearts as thought they were tumbling out from the left side.  I added black dots in between the hearts and a dot of color over it.  I adhered it to white and pink card stock and used a White Gel Reminisce Pen to add faux stitching around the squares. 
As a final touch I glued on several rhinestones and clear drops. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
I hope you have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Camper Card!

Two days in a row?  Are you kidding me?  I think this is record or something! ;)
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with this camper shaped card.
Have you ever watched Tiny Homes?  I am seriously addicted and fascinated by that show!
How does anyone live in 250 square feet of space?
Not me. Nope. This gal needs lots of room for her stuff!
Shaped Camper Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I used Paper House paper, Dodz, and Crafty Foam tape for my card.  The card was cut out using my Silhouette.  And of course I had to add glitter....because who doesn't like a sparkly camper?
So glad you popped in today!  Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Adhesives blog for all the info and links! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cupcakes and Copics!

Good morning!
  I am on the final countdown to the end of the school year!  9 days left!
I am looking forward to the slower paced schedule this summer and having the time to do a bit more crafting.....and blogging.  ;)
I borrowed a bunch of stamps and images from a friend of mine at a crop we went to.  I should have been more organized and wrote down the names of the companies.  But stamps are like shiny objects to me!  I saw this cupcake and went , "Ooooooh a Cupcake!!"  Who needs to bog themselves in details like who makes it?  LOL!
After coloring the image with Copic markers, I added a bit of gold scalloped trim and then adhered the entire thing to this cute plaid Lawn Fawn paper.  I added a few gold sequins as well as gold cording.  
If you happen to know who makes this stamp, please leave a comment here.  I almost think it might be a MFT stamp? 
Anywho.....have a great day!