Friday, April 24, 2015

Blog Hop With Bo Bunny and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

BoBunny - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop
Good morning! It is day 6 of the Bo Bunny and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop!
Be sure to go to the end of my post for your chance to win some fun prizes!

But first, let's talk about my card! I have a nephew who has a birthday coming up, so I thought the BoBunny Safari papers were a perfect choice!
I used my Silhouette for the lion cut.  I added dimension to him by using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape.  I hand cut the leaves from the designer paper and also adhered them using foam tape.  I added a bit of rustic twine, a gold pearl from Bo Bunny's Double Dot Jewels pack, and a few black sequins for a finishing touch. The layers of the card were fastened using  E-Z Squares® Refillable.
For more inspiration and fun be sure to "hop" along! 

Michele Kovack (ME!)
You can win prizes from each company and each company will have 3 prizes worth $25. Awesome right?!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Farm Chicks Blog Hop!

I'm taking part in the Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop along with the rest of the crazy creative designers on the Crafty SecretsTeam!  Each design team member has used the new Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps, or the new Digital Chicken Farm Print paper...or both to create a fabulous chicken themed project to inspire and delight you!   If you are coming here from Melody's blog then you are right on track.

So here are the deets on my card.  I used this fabulous rooster image from new digital stamps called, Farm Chicks.  I colored the image with Copic markers and gave the clouds and outer edge a bit of glitter.  (Because roosters love glitter right?)I matted the image using Spellbinder's circle and scalloped die.  The light blue paper is part of the Birds and Blooms digital paper collection.  The chicken wire paper (so awesome!) is part of the Vintage Patterns collection. 
I added a bit of ribbon, book paper glittered leaves, a sunflower, and a bit of twine. 

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog you visit for your chance to win prizes!
Now hop on over to Sheila's blog next!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sweet Lemonade!

Good morning friends! It is a gorgeous day here in Chicago!  It is warm and sunny, the birds are chirping away outside, and I am drinking my cup of coffee while the rest of the house sleeps.
I savor these moments. :)
I have a summery pillow box to share with you today!
It is also up on the SRM blog as well!
I used this super cute stamp set from Jane's Doodles called Life is Good.  I colored the lemons and jar with my Copic markers. I added some vellum ice cubes. I also adhered ribbon and posies with a sweet sentiment stamped on pink vellum.  

The lemons were also given a coating of glossy accents and some glitter for the rind. 
I have some house cleaning to do this morning.....don't be jealous! Ha! 
But then I am hoping to get outside, do some gardening, and take a walk with Cortney.
The rain comes in tomorrow, so I want to soak up as much sun as I can today.
Have a wonderful Saturday my friends!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spectrum Aqua Pens.... many people I got the new Spectrum Aqua Pens. I wanted to use them right away since I have been on quite the water coloring kick lately! I stamped these flowers from JustRite's Applique Flowers & Vintage Sentiment set with Versamark and embossed them in white.  I used the Spectrum Aqua Pens to give the flowers and leaves color.  For this image, I didn't use any water at all.  I colored with my darkest color first and then blended it using my lighter shades.  The color moved like butter! I cut out the flowers and leaves and adhered them to a circle/scalloped circles using Spellbinder's dies
The background uses the same Spellbinder's Criss Cross die that I had used on my last post.  I used the Spectrum Aqua pens to color it in shades of pink and yellow.  I added glossy accents to the entire panel and sprinkled it with glitter.  I added some ribbon, teeny flowers, and a few sequins and pearls. 
Thanks for having patience with me as I post somewhat infrequently.  My girl is taking up a  lot more of my time these days and my crafting /blogging time has been drastically reduced.  
But it's the way it is right now and things will get better! 
Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Watercolors and Acetate

Good morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend! 
I have a card today that was kind of my "goofing" around card.  
I have this Spellbinder's die called Basic Lattice that I love! I used it on watercolor paper and painted it with Peerless Water Colors in shades of pink, yellow, and orange. I adhered it to a piece of acetate.  
The flowers and leaves were cut using my Silhouette. I applied glossy accents to the leaves and sprinkled them with Martha Stewart's coarse glitter.  I added a bit of ribbon and string to finish it off. 
It's a short and sweet post again......sorry!
Have a great day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

You're Special

Good morning! 
I apologize for my absence this week, but let's just say that this week has been a wee bit trying.
Life sometimes has a way of sneaking up on you and biting you in the rear!
But I digress....
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with a step by step tutorial on how to make this easy shaker card.
Just a few supplies, and you've got yourself a fun, interactive card!
I hope you can pop by the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for my tutorial!
Have a great Friday!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning! 
Today is the day for Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! AND....we had the pleasure of using some gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon!
I normally have a tutorial, but the last couple of weeks with Cortney have made it a bit difficult to find time to craft.    
I used this beautiful image from the Little Blessings Creative Scraps. 
I love embellishing these images with flowers. 
So I raided my flower stash and incorporated them with the ribbons I had received. I loved the aquas, pinks, and a bit of orange together!
Be sure to visit the other gals! They have gorgeous projects waiting for you!

Have a wonderful day!
Thanks so much for stopping by!