Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ahhhhh Babies.....

Babies. Just the one word conjurs up memories..... How long ago it all seems. Our late night feedings, the smell of their sweet little fuzzy heads, the cuddles, their insatiable curiosity as they grew.  And then..........they become TEENAGERS!!! Boy, oh boy, God really knew what he was doing didn't he? ; )

I created these invitations using the Imagine and the Nursery Tales cartridge.  I printed the actual invite on vellum that was run through my printer. I placed a strip of green paper under, "It's a Baby Shower" to help it pop a bit.
And since I always feel my cards need a little something "extra"  I decided to make Shrinky Dink baby bottles to tie onto my satin bow. : )
I am looking forward to a quiet weekend puttering around at home.  I am in the fall cleaning mode and want to organize and purge......
I am hoping too, to take "after" pictures of my basement so I can show you the transformation it went under. I am so pleased with how it turned out!

Have a wonderful (not too rainy) Labor Day weekend! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


It has been total craziness in my life the last few days. I am back at work and it has been a whirlwind of meetings, workshops, and more meetings! In between all of that, I've managed to teach a wee bit and meet my students. There have been lots of changes this year and I am trying to keep up with them all! So needless to say, my crafty self, hasn't parked her crafty butt, in her crafty room this week! ; ) Fortunately, I had the summer to create a few "extra" this lil' owl.
I used the Close to my Heart-Artiste cartridge.  I only glued down the top of the circles so that the bottoms flared out a bit.  I love the dimension it gives! And as typical Michele Kovack style....I added glitter.  I tell ya.....I probably need some good therapy! ; ) Glitters Anonymous or something!  
Well it's officially "hump" day and things can only get easier from here right? ; ) 
Have a great day my friends!

Monday, August 27, 2012


Summer is drawing to a close.(sniff, sniff!) I am so glad that this weekend was hot. Cortney loves the pool, and she had the chance to swim in it! Before you know it, we will be closing the pool and preparing for winter's arrival. I desperately want to hold on to these last few days of summer!

 I have a LO of my niece that was published in the June issue of Cricut Magazine. My dad had a place in Michigan that we visited quite frequently. The kids loved the water, and it was a place for all the cousins to hang out together.

My niece,Katie, was tentative about the water, just waking up from her nap, but it only took a few minutes for her to decide that being in the lake is where she wanted to be! I am so glad I was able to capture these photos of her.  I used Close to my Heart's Art Philosophy and the Creative Memories' Traveler carts.  
I added a few alphabet beads and twine to my title. 
I loved cutting all of the seashells, flowers, swirls and such! 
I am officially back at work today.  The students arrive tomorrow, and hopefully I am ready!  As much as the students get nervous on their first do teachers! ; )
Have a great start to your week!