Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Ice Cream!

Good morning!  I have been spending a bit of time in my craft room this past week.  My van is still in the shop, so I've been stranded at home.  (Which might be good, because it forces me NOT to spend money! LOL) 
I adore Suzy Plantamura's image! When I am in a creative funk, I take one of these babies out and just enjoy the process of coloring. 
For this image I colored everything with Copic markers.  
I added glossy accents and some chunky glitter to the ice cream.  When it was dry I flicked a bit of black water color for interest. I adhered it to red card stock. I kept the card simple since I wanted the coloring to take center stage.  
Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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!)

Coffee Break Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Summer17 Coffee Lovers BHop
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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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!!