Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Good morning!  This past month has been an emotional whirlwind! We finally moved and said goodbye to our house of 26 years.  I shed quite a few tears but am starting to settle in to the new place.  Our wood floors were just done and vinyl plank flooring was ordered for my new craft room.  It has been difficult not having a place to craft, but hopefully by next month, I will have a new space ready for me!
My term on Scrapbook Adhesives is coming to an end this month.  I am a bit sad, but I think it is good timing, since life right now is incredibly busy.  I had a post the other day using this old Stampin' Up! set.  With all of the cleaning and purging I did, I kind of "rediscovered" many of my older sets.
It was colored with Copics and framed with a die cut I had cut using my Silhouette.  
I added layers of cardstock using Crafty Foam Tape and Adhesive Dots to keep the rhinestones and paper bow in place.  
I really appreciate you coming by for a visit and sticking it out with me! I am anxious for life to get back to some kind of normalcy!
Have a wonderful day my friends!

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Trio of Valentines...and an Update!

Good morning!  
I am 5 days away from the big move! My house is about 95% packed and there have definitely been a few tears.....but I am starting to get excited about the new place.  
I feel like it is the next chapter in my life!
My time with Scrapbook Adhesives is coming to an end as well.  (So many changes!).
I need to focus on what lies ahead at the moment and will hopefully return to crafting with a vengeance very soon!
Before everything was put away, I found these 3 adorable images from Suzy Plantamura.
Colorful Dimensional and Glittery Valentine Cards by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I Copic colored this one, added some fun white gel pen details over glossy accents and used Crafty Foam tape in between the layers for dimension. 
For this next card I used Zig Clean Color Markers and loads of glitter! I added little gems to the centers of the X's  and a silver heart, using a Dodz-mini adhesive dots. 
You can see here how much dimension the Crafty Foam Tape gives!
My last card was colored using Copic markers and colored pencil.  
I love the detail the white pencil gives to the squirrel! I again added Crafty Foam tape between layers and a Dodz mini to adhere the bow/heart.  
This is it for me for a little while. I won't have Internet for about a week in the new house.
Fingers crossed that my closings go smoothly on Friday.
Thank you for your patience with me and for continuing to stop by.
It means the world to me! 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Water Colors and Chaos!

Let me start by saying this.
Moving is not for the faint of heart.
Holy moly it is way more difficult than I ever could have imagined,
and expensive!
We are still packing and my house currently looks like a UPS facility!
We are less than two weeks from moving,
and my craft stuff is officially in boxes.

I did manage to get a couple of cards done and this was one of them. I played around with SRM's water color twist pencils.  I "smooshed" a bit of the water color pencil on to an acrylic block and mixed it with water.  I used the wet on wet technique, meaning the paper was also wet.  This gives a lot of movement to the colors, which I like a lot! Once all of my various pieces were dry, I cut them into diamond shapes and placed them on the edge of the card. I cut the excess off.   
I added glossy accents to the diamonds and set aside to dry.  Once it was dry, I added a strip of silver sparkly paper and SRM's thank you sticker.  I adhered a few rhinestones and a simple knotted ribbon. 

Thank you for putting up with my sparse posts.....at some point we will be on the "other side."  That's when the real fun starts...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Rainbow Friends!

Good morning!
I am living in the midst of packing boxes, donations for AMVETS, Documents to sign, and phone calls galore. But finally everything seems to be falling into place and our move will hopefully take place on Feb. 16th.  
In the meantime my crafting stuff is pretty much in boxes, so I am working with the bare minimum.
I found this old SU! set and instead of tossing it, decided to resurrect it!
Rainbow Friends with Crafty Foam Tape by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I channeled my inner Laura Bassen and created the background with Tim Holtz Distress inks and low tack post it paper in a rainbow pattern.  I flicked it with a bit of water for additional interest. The sentiment was stamped in black and colored with Copic markers.  I added a bit of height with glossy accents.  
The panel was adhered to the rainbow background with Crafty Foam Tape. I added 3 rhinestones with Dodz Medium Adhesive dots. 
On top of all of this craziness, my Kyle turns 21 in a week and Cort has her 2 year meeting at Misericordia! Crazy how quick time flies!
Thank you for making me a part of your day today!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Touchable Texture!

Good morning!
I apologize for being away so long. Let me tell you what is going on in this crazy life of mine.  During my Christmas break we sold our house and then bought a new house!  It has been a stressful emotional journey.  We've lived in our house for 26 years and there a lot of memories attached to this house. But we also felt the house is too much for us and we wanted to simplify a bit.  So we found a townhouse that would require no yard work at all and a smaller footprint inside. So between lawyers, loan officers, realtors, purging, and packing, my time has been very occupied.  (Imagine trying to pack up your scrapbook room! ACK!)
I am trying to take it one step...one day...at a time.

Today's card is up on the Scrapbook Adhesives's blog.
Creating Heartful Texture to Cards by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
The fun little pop beads are from Queen & Company. 

My posts will be a bit sporadic until we move and get settled. Our closing is soon....Feb. 16th. 
Wish me luck that I don't lose my mind!
And for those of you that have moved, please pass along any advice!
Thank you friends for stopping by and paying me a visit!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas! ( A Day Late!)

Good morning!
I was supposed to post this yesterday and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.....but well I got a present of the flu instead. 
Fortunately it only lasted a day and a half and I seem to be pretty much back to normal!
I created this card with this adorable MFT stamp.  She was colored in with Copic markers. 
I masked her and used a snowflake stencil and inks behind her.  I added glossy accents and loads of glitter.  For a final touch I tied pink/white twine with jingle bells, and a sentiment from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen/Gingerbread Boy.
I really do hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas Eve!

Good morning! Merry Christmas Eve to you!
I have a few quiet moments before the kids get up (yes, they are BOTH home!) and get moving! 
I created this fun card for the Scrapbook Adhesives blog and a Stampendous stamp. (Unfortunately, the set is no longer available) The Christmas tree was colored with Copic markers.  There are several dies that come with this set and I used it for the garland, cardinal, and star.  I added plenty of glossy accents and glitter too!
Christmas Tree Holiday Card Making by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I wanted a bit of dimension so I popped the bird and star up using Crafty Foam Squares.  I held the sequins in place using Dodz-mini.  
I am keeping it short today! (like me!)
I will be back tomorrow with a card for Christmas! Hope you can have your morning coffee with me before you start your day!