Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!!

Good morning coffee lovers!! 
I am so glad to jump on in to the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I created this card using SRM's new stamp set called, Coffee Plans and incorporated it with a fun Silhouette cut called, Coffee Pulse.

The background was stamped in a light brown and the coffee bean.  I adhered my die cut and used my Misti to line up the words, including the hashtag, around it. 

I added a few teeny punched hearts covered them with glossy accents and sunk a bitty Queen and Co. flower in the center.  When it was dry I added some black enamel accents to the centers of the flowers and few scattered around.  
What a fun day for a hop! TGIF!
Have a great weekend friends!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Plaid Using Tape!

Good morning crafty friends! 
I hope you had a great weekend! 
I was lucky enough to celebrate my 46th birthday with dinner and a play with my hubby and friends. Then yesterday, on my actual birthday, we were at Cortney's home, Misericordia. They had their annual Family Fest and Brian and I were selling jewelry I helped design.  All of the proceeds go back to Misericordia.  We did well, but boy oh boy I was pooped last night!
(Maybe 46 is why? LOL!)

I was up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog yesterday with a Halloween card.
I used Double sided tape to create a plaid glittery background. 
Halloween Plaid with Premium Double-Sided Tapes by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
The image was stamped and die cut.  It was colored with Copics and given a bit of glitter with glossy accents.  I attached the sequins, including a few spiders, using Dodz-Mini.

Halloween Plaid with Premium Double-Sided Tapes 2 by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Thank you all for stopping by today!
I appreciate you taking a bit of time from your day to visit!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Linen Holiday Treat Bags!

Good morning!
I am up on the SRM Blog today with some holiday treat bags!  I know it's a bit early, but I am trying to get a bit of a head start!
I am loving these new bags from SRM.  Who doesn't love polka dots? I added silver Stickles to the centers of each of the dots for a bit more interest.
I used my Spellbinders flower and snowflake dies and gave them a bit of color with a Copic marker.  I adhered all of the layers and added more silver Stickles to the centers. I used a tag punch and stamped my sentiment from SRM's Seasonal Plans Stamp set.  
I punched a circle out of white card stock and stamped the snowflake in a pale pink.  I added Stickles to the center.  I tucked the tag under my flower/snowflake.  I added some silver twine and jingle bells to tie it all together. 
Slip a few treats in there and voila!
Happy Hump Day my friends!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Copics and a Cloud Stencil

Good morning! 
It's been a bit since I've last posted.  The start of school has thrown me for a loop.  My time has been a little more consumed.  I have a card that I created awhile ago and for some reason only edited one picture.  (Lately, I've been super lazy with editing my photos! Is it just me, or do you have the same issue?)  Maybe I need an assistant! ;)

This is a Stampin' Up! set I borrowed from my MIL. I stamped the dog and bird and masked them off to create the clouds behind them.  Then they were colored with Copic markers.  I simply added a ribbon and few clear sequins/droplets. 

I will be back tomorrow with some SRM love!  (I promise!) 

Have a great day!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Rose, Texture Paste, and Prismas!

Did you just hear Adele in your head?
Now that you will have that song stuck in your head all day......your welcome.  ;)

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today with this little number.
An Altenew stamp that was colored using Prismas. I used the coordinating die cut.
I love the look of texture paste on kraft paper so that is exactly what I did here.  I left the edges rugged and somewhat unfinished.  Once it was dry, I adhered my rose and leaves using Crafty Foam Tape.  I layered the image on black card stock and the white card using E-Z Squares. 
I die cut the word, hello and gave it a coating of glossy accents.  Once it was dry I attached it to the card using Dodz-mini adhesive dots.  I also used them to adhere the sequins and clear drops. 
Our family hosted our 3rd annual Cortney Kovack Misericordia Golf outing.  We were so excited to be able to present Sr. Rosemary a check for $21,116 on Tuesday.  And meeting her is honestly like meeting Mother Theresa.  She is such a phenomenal person with a heart that is as big as Texas.  I just love this picture too....pure LOVE! 
Wish me luck! Today is my first "official" day back at school! Kids and all! ;) 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to School!!

Good morning!  
I have been at school this past week getting my room ready for our open house on Monday of next week.  My students officially start next Thursday.  
It has been a great summer, but I think I am actually ready to get back to the art of teaching.
I miss my students and colleagues.  
The only thing I won't like is the getting up at 5:30 AM each day. 
I am definitely not an early riser! 

I was up on the SRM blog yesterday with a card that celebrates the start of a new school year.
It uses stamps from the Fall Plans Planner set. 
I repeated the apples in a row using my Mini Misti to prevent "wonky" apples! I colored them with Copics and gave them a coating of Crystal lacquer.  Once dry I added a highlight to each apple using the Reminisce White Gel pen. 
I added a few epoxy circles and black jute to finish off the card. 
Hubby and I are making the most of this weekend! We are heading to the golf course on Saturday and on Sunday we are heading downtown to see the air and water show!
What are your plans for the weekend?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rainbow Hearts!

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today with a fun rainbow heart card using a cute stamp set from Sizzix. I used my Mini Misti and masking to line up the hearts in a straightish row. I colored each heart in the colors of the rainbow.  Where the hearts overlapped I blended both colors of Copics.  I added a drop shadow to each to give it more depth.  I used my Misti to line up the sentiment and stamped it in black ink. 

I decided to coordinate the background with each heart so I cut 1" pieces of card stock and adhered them to black card stock using Scrapbook Adhesive's  E-Z Squares® Refillable Dispenser.  I adhered the rainbow hearts to the background and tied a white ribbon at the top.  I used  Adhesive Dots Micro  to attach the sequins.  

This card just makes me happy looking at it!  :)
Have a great day my friends!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Polka Dots and Linen!

I am starting to face the reality that summer is slowly winding down, and the impending school year is near.
Why does summer have to  go so fast?
Soon I'll be waking up at 5:30. 
Too early people....I really like the 7:00 time a whole lot better!

Honestly, I really do love my job. The kids, my school, the creative side to it....all of it. But if it could start each day an hour later, that would be great! LOL!

I was up on the SRM blog yesterday with a project all ready for winter.  
I used these adorable new linen bags!  Who doesn't love polka dots?
I stamped little tags using the Fall Plans Stamp set.  I embossed in red and white. I had these silk flowers in my stash and thought they were perfect for the top of the bag.
A couple of lime green glittery leaves, gold string and the bags were complete!
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Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Here Fishy, Fishy!

The minute I see fish, I hear Ernie from Sesame Street say, "Here Fishy, Fishy!"  (I've watched ALOT of Sesame Street in my day! ;) 
When I am in the mood to color I pull out Suzy Plantamura's images! So sweet and fun!
I used Zig Clean Color Markers to bring them to life!
I added glossy accents to each of them because not only do I love the dimension, I love that intensifies the colors as well! 

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Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

No Line Coloring

Good morning! Do you all go on kicks with crafting?  Find a technique and keep doing it over and over?  Please tell me that it isn't just me.
I've decided that I really LOVE the no line coloring look.  To me it looks like I really know what I am doing. HA! Like I am some sort of professional or something! ;)

I used this MFT stamp and stamped it in Tim Holtz Spun Sugar. After I stamped it, I masked it so I could create the background.  
The background was done using the negative space of a die cut circle from card stock.  I placed it down and sponged pink and green inks. Then I peeled my mask off and started the coloring of my mouse. 
After I was done coloring I stamped the sentiment and added some flower sequins. I added clear drops to the centers.  I tied satin ribbon to the top  and added a vintage button to its center.

Thank you all for your prayers regarding my daughter, Cortney.  She had the MRI and 24 hour EEG.  I am so happy to say that she did not have any seizures and is able to be weaned off of the Depakote!
The power of prayer is amazing!
Thank you so much my friends!! 
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Using Negative Space With SRM Stickers!

Good morning!  I am up on the SRM Blog today with a card that was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.  She had a video HERE that showed how to use negative space from a die cut.  I loved it so much I decided to give it a try!  It took a little bit of time to cut the image 6 times and carefully stack them up to give them the dimension that makes them really stand out. 
I colored the top layer with Copics and gave them a coating of glossy accents.  I die cut a flower, colored it, and gave it the same layer of glossy accents. 
I die cut the circle and added SRM's Life is Good Sticker collection as the focal point.  I adhered the flowers around the sentiment and glued on a few pearls and rhinestones. 
In a bit, Cortney and I leave for the hospital.  Prayers are appreciated that it all goes well!!
Have a wonderful day my friends!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fun Shaker Card!

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog with a fun shaker card! 
I borrowed this cute stamp from my Mother in Law.  I believe it is a Stampin' Up! set.  I colored it using Copic markers.  I added a few details with a white gel pen. 
I cut the image with two Spellbinder's rectangle dies.  I adhered my acetate to the back  and built it up using Crafty Foam tape. I added my sequins and adhered the main image behind it. The entire shaker was adhered to Lawn Fawn's plaid paper.  I tied satin string at the top and thought it would be fun to add 3 teeny pom poms to the center.  I used Dodz to adhere them. 
My sweet girl comes home for a week today.  Tomorrow she is having an MRI and a 24 hour EEG to check her seizure activity.  She has been on Depakote most of her life and unfortunately it is hard on the liver and detrimental to her bones.  (she already has osteopenia) So we are hoping that if her seizures have stopped (she hasn't had one in over 5 years) that we may be able to pull her off her medication.  We will be spending the night at the hospital.  Prayers are appreciated!

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!!