Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stampendous, Scrapbook Adhesives, and No Line Coloring!

Good morning! I have a couple of winter inspired cards! (As I am sweltering in this 90+ heat in Chicago!) I didn’t officially participate in the Stampendous blog hop a few days ago, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still love on their cute stamps called Snowmen Trio! 
For this first card I used a no line coloring technique.  I stamped it in a very pale blue and once I Copic colored it, the stamped lines fade into the coloring. 
 I cut a circle and made it my large snow ball by adding glitter and embossing powders from Stampendous! called Frantage Encrusted Jewels! So much fun to just sprinkle and heat ’em up!  I used more Crafty Foam Tape to pop up the snowmen and my snowball.
The second card was also done using the no line coloring technique.  The background was done with water colors but in a bit more vibrant palette. Instead of a snowball, I hand cut a snowy hill for this guy to slide on! I covered it with glue using the Dual Tip Glue Pen and then sprinkled it with glitter. Next, I adhered the hill and snowman with Crafty Foam Tape. For a final touch, I attached pearls and rhinestones with Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini.
Snowmen cards by Michele Kovack
I added a bit of coordinating twine, jingle bells, and a few rhinestones/pearls.
Thank you all so much for stopping by today!
Cortney is home for the weekend, so her and I are heading to the pool again!  It is unbelievable that it is 90+ degrees here in Chicago!  (But I will take it! Winter will be here soon enough!) ;)

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!

Hello?
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?