Friday, June 19, 2015


Good morning my friends!
These past few days have been an emotional roller coaster to say the least.
But one thing I realized is that I am truly blessed.  
I am blessed to have so many people care.
I am grateful for the numerous messages, PMs, and e-mails.
It truly helps knowing that Cort and I are not alone.
I thank my lucky stars for this craft industry. It has saved my hide on more than one occasion.
Michele Kovack
Not just the craft itself, but the people I have met a long the way.....
So today I have a fun, happy card using a cute Jane's Doodle's stamp called Garden Friends. It is available at SRM Stickers.  It was colored twice with Copics. The wing was cut out and popped up with dimensional foam tape.  It was given a dose of glossy accents and sprinkled with glitter.  I added a gold doily and strips of patterned paper.  
By Michele Kovack
For the next few days we are striving for a bit of normalcy.  So today we are going to see the movie, Inside Out with friends. Cort will go to summer school Monday-Thursday of next week. And then of course Friday is her first round of surgery. 
Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers. 
We appreciate it very, very much.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Colorful Rooster

I have a card to share with you using an awesome digital image from Crafty Secrets! 
It is part of the Farm Chicks digital set.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I love the vibrancy of their colors!  I also gave it a bit of sparkle using my Wink of Stella pen. I used Stickles on the outside perimeter of the rectangle.
I added digital papers behind the image and a flower I cut using my Silhouette.  The flower was given color using my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers. 
Cortney is scheduled for a skin flap next Friday, June 26th.
I have been beside myself and having a hard time taking all of it in. She will be in the hospital for at least a week. The healing time will still be several months, but let's hope this helps her to heal.
I appreciate everyone's kind words, texts, e-mails etc.
It really helps to know I am not alone.
Thank you for helping me get through a tough time....

Monday, June 15, 2015

Birthday Boy!

Good morning!
Yesterday was my husband's birthday and we decided to spend it as a family.
We went to lunch and then headed on over to the movies to see Jurassic World in 3-D.
With Kyle working and such, we don't seem to do much "family" time these days.
My husband expects a homemade card and really gives me the business if I don't make one for him. You'd think he would cut me a bit of slack with all that's been going on with Cortney and such.
No such luck. 
So here is the card I had to sneakily create.
It took 3 tries to get a card that I kind of liked.
And remind me next time to take a picture before I write in it! 
And here is the young'un.
Cortney is headed to wound care again today. Tomorrow we have an appointment with the plastic surgeon.  They may perform a deep debridement and possible skin graft. 
We will know more tomorrow. 
I appreciate your kind words, your e-mails, and well wishes. 
She needs your continued prayers.
She is not herself and so far her summer is pretty lousy.
Hugs to all of you!