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!)

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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! 
I had spent hundreds...heck probably thousands on skin care products over the years with no results.  This is the first skin care company I truly believe in and am passionate about. The just surpassed Clinique, Lancome, and Estee Lauder to become the number 1 Skin care line!  And for good reason!
They also offer a 60 day money back guarantee on all of their products! 

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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They also have a new product that came out in December called, Lash Boost.  It is friggin' AMAZING!  I am a natural blonde with thin, wimpy lashes.  Not anymore!! I've been asked many times, if my lashes were fake.  
And what's great?  Is they are your very own lashes!
Rodan + Fields is now offering Lash Boost with their skin care regimen at 20% off their retail price!  It's almost like getting Lash Boost for free! 
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And this picture seriously cracks me up!  Look at how Lash Boost worked on him!  (One eye only!) LOL!
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If you would be interested in learning more about the products please e-mail me at 
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OR leave a comment with your email and I will contact you!
Thank you for allowing me to share these products that mean so much to me!

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?
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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!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Repeating a Small Design

Good morning friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! 
I have a card today that uses these cute purse images.  I borrowed this set from a friend when I went to an all day scrap a few months ago.  I am pretty sure it was a My Favorite Things stamp, but I am not a hundred percent sure!  (So if you know, would you please leave a comment?) When I get stuck creatively (which seems to happen quite often lately), I like taking my smaller stamps and creating a background with them.  

I colored each of the purses with Copic markers.  I added a sentiment and a flower from Spellbinders.  I adhered a scattering of sequins to finish the card off.  
I am in the last few weeks of school!  It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close already.  It's scary how fast time flies! 
My husband also surprised me with a trip to Vegas this summer! I am probably the only person who has never been to Vegas! We are seeing two shows too while we are there.  We are seeing the Beatles Cirque Soleil, and Jennifer Lopez. 
So needless to say, I am pretty excited!
Have you been there? Any recommendations?
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Coffee or Tea?

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog this morning with an all important question?  Coffee or Tea?  Which one is your favorite?  Inquiring minds want to know!  I am going to be quite diplomatic and say that I LOVE my cup of coffee in the morning but also enjoy a cup of tea in the evening. They are both sweet spots of happiness for me!  (It's the little things folks.....LOL) 
I used the same coffee set from Flourishes that I used on my last post.  This time I used my Prisma colored pencils. 
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I used several adhesive products from Scrapbook Adhesives...Dodz-micro to hold my sequins in place and crafty foam tape to pop up the main panel for more dimension.  I also added glossy accents to my lemon wedge and centers of the flowers.
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I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comments and e-mails.  I won't be giving up crafting, but will be posting when I can with no guilt. No pressure.  I am thankful that you all understand because it seems that you have all been in my shoes at some point or another.  
So thank you again for stopping by my sporadic blog.  (Maybe I should rename?) ;)  You lift my spirits for sure! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Life Gets Crazy!

Good morning friends! 
I finally have a card to share.
Life seems to constantly get in the way lately.  I wonder if anyone even comes to my little corner of the world.  I know my posts are sporadic at best. 
So here are to the people that still come by to see what I am up to.... ;)
I stamped a one layer card using this cute coffee stamp from Flourishes. (It's an older set that I borrowed from my mother-in-law!)  
The image was colored using Copic markers.  I added a bit of glossy accents to the centers of the flowers and the lemon wedge.  I wanted to bring out the yellow a bit more so I squeezed a few Nuvo drops. 
Here are two very good reasons why I don't post every day.  :)

Cortney's 22nd birthday is today! She also just celebrated her 1 year anniversary at Misericordia.  She is involved in yoga, aquatic therapy, Developmental Time (similar to a school day), art club, Special Olympics, Showtime, and the church choir. We bring her home frequently, like this past weekend when we celebrated her 22nd birthday.  I have started a fundraiser for Misericordia selling jewelry with their logo. I worked with a local jeweler who made my vision a reality.  In addition to that, Brian and I were asked to be on the board.  We start in August.  And finally, this past weekend, we stood on the corner for Misericordia's "Candy Days."  It was cold, windy, and rainy, but we both managed to collect 4 cans of money for this wonderful charity! 
This young man of mine is finishing up his sophomore year in college.  He started an internship with a gaming company and will continue through the summer. I am extremely proud of him and can't believe he will a junior! 
I always thought with the kiddos older, I would have a ton more time.  In some ways I do, but in other ways I have taken on more.  I still love to craft, but it has definitely taken a back seat to other aspects of my life.  I think sometimes I feel guilty?  LOL! Any of you ever go through this?  Where you think maybe it's time to give it up?  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Paper House Productions

Good morning friends!  I am excited to participate in the blog hop between Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Paper House Productions.  I merged the two product lines together by creating a shaker card! I used two paper lines from Paper House, as well as the Cherry Blossom snapshot you see in the background of the card.
Hello Shaker Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L/PHP BHop17
I created the shaker portion using a frame, Cherry Blossom’s snapshot, and acetate square from Paper House’s Let Freedom Ring Collection. I used Crafty Foam Tape between layers.

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I added a sticker sentiment, heart, and arrow border from the Discover USA Collection directly on top of the acetate.  The red and green patterned paper are from the same collection.  I adore these papers so much! They remind me of an all American picnic! I adhered all of the layers onto my white card stock using E-Z Squares.
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There are lots of prizes to be won, so be sure to head on over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog and the Paper House Productions Blog!  Thanks so much for popping in today!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stamping and Die Cuts!

Good morning!  How was your Easter?  
Mine was probably one of the best one's I've had in a very long time! The weather was gorgeous! My entire family made it and the food turned out perfect! 
Today I have a card that I shared on the SRM blog a few days ago. It uses their new Heaven and Earth stamp set.
The clouds were stamped and heat embossed in white.  I stamped the mountains on a separate piece of card stock and then colored them in using Water Color Twist Pencils. I used a white gel pen to add snow to the tops of the mountains. I also added "water" to the front of the mountains and the reflection of the sun.  I adhered it to the sky using crafty foam tape.  I glued a small felt circle for the sun and added rays with a Copic marker.  
I stamped the sentiment and added shadows with a gray Copic marker.  I tied a bit of Marigold Twine and a few sequins. The entire image was placed over a kraft die cut filigreed square from Spellbinders.  
Thank you so much for popping in today!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Shaker!

Just popping in today to wish you a happy Sunday and a blessed Easter!
Just a quick little shaker card from me today!

I hope the Easter Bunny is very good to you! 
HUGS!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stampin' Up! Happy Easter!

Good morning!
I need to get an assistant, I think, to help me get these blog posts up!  ;) 
But in any event, I got my booty on the computer and managed to squeak in this card!
I borrowed this cute Stampin' Up set from my Mother-in-law and colored it with Copic markers.  I added a bit of glimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.  
The cute plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn.  I added a bit of satin ribbon, a pink posie, and a few sequins.   
Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Rainbow Trees

Who doesn't love a good rainbow color scheme?  With glitter to top it off?
That's what I did here with SRM's new set called, Heaven and Earth.  I stamped the trees on white card stock in a rainbow pattern and then added clear Stickles for a bit of sparkle and dimension. 
I wanted to "ground" the trees so I added a bit of shadow under each one using a gray Copic marker.  I lined up my sentiment using my Mini Misti and added coordinating rhinestones.  I tore the top and mounted it on a piece of black card stock.  I tore the top of that one too.  
I tied Marigold twine vertically and adhered a purple rhinestone to the center. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Chicks With Dimension!

Good morning and happy Monday to you!  
I will sharing a boat load of Easter cards this week with you!
This one is up on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today. 
I borrowed this cute set from my Mother in law.  It is from Stampin' Up!
I colored it using Copic Markers and added glossy accents to the far right chick.
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I used lots and lots of Crafty Foam Tape between each layer.  Can you say obsessed with this stuff? It is definitely my go to adhesive!
I added a strip of Lawn Fawn plaid paper behind the image, a bit of twine, a vellum flower, and a few sequins to finish the card off. 
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I will be back each day this week with a new card, so please stop by for a quick visit!
Thanks so much!