Monday, August 3, 2015

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning!  It is the start of a new month and that means it is also time for the Crafty Secret's Challenge and linky party! This month's theme is to create an altered project or home decor piece.  
While cleaning my craft room, I found these cutie pie bottles.
By: Michele Kovack
I thought they would be super cute as a teacher gift filled with candy.
They were easy to make and really didn't take a whole heck of a lot of time! 
By: Michele Kovack
By: Michele Kovack
So here is the scoop on how they were created. 
I printed papers from the Crafty Secret's Sewing Paper collection.  I cut them into one inch strips.
I printed flowers from the Sewing Images and Ephemera collection. They were printed at one inch.
I wanted to "frost" the bottoms of the bottles with glitter.  I "painted" on the glitter using glossy accents and sprinkling it with Tim Holtz Distress glitter.  

I then wrapped the paper around the bottle, added a bit of glue, and secured in place.

I cut my flower, inked the edges, tied some lace, and die cut a few leaves using a Spellbinder die.
They were adhered to the bottle. 
Here is one last look at the finished product. :) 
By: Michele Kovack
For more creative inspiration, be sure to visit the other designer's blogs! 
Have a great day!







Friday, July 31, 2015

Make a Wish!

Good morning!  Today is an extra special day because it is this awesome lady's birthday!
Susan is such a sweet caring person, and I am blessed to create for her!
So in her honor, the team has put together a birthday blog hop!
You should be coming to my blog from Stacey Schafer's blog.
I created a card that has everything I love as a crafter....glitter, water colors, flowers, vintage, and a shaker element!  The cute teapot is part of Jane's Doodle's Tea Time set.   It was colored using my Kuretake water colors.
I added a glittery Spellbinder's die to the top and bottom, added my sequins, and a sentiment from SRM's, We've Got Your Border collection. 
I think Susan will know it is a card from me right away! LOL!  
Your next stop is my good friend Shantaie Caudill Fowler's blog!
Happy Birthday again to you sweet Susan!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Got Flowers?

Good morning fellow crafters!
Have you seen these new bags from SRM Stickers? I love all things floral, so the minute they arrived at my doorstep, I knew I had to create with them! 
SRM Stickers Blog - Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers! by Michele - #floralbags #fabricbags #giftbags #fancydoodles #stickers #DIY
They don't need much dressing up, but I knew I wanted to add another flower and a sentiment to the top of the bag. I used Jane's Doodles stamp set called, Fancy Doodles.  I stamped them in Versamark and heat embossed them in white.  I water colored and fussy cut them.  
SRM Stickers Blog - Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers! by Michele - #floralbags #fabricbags #giftbags #fancydoodles #stickers #DIY
I added ribbon, rustic twine, and a sentiment from the We've Got Your Border (bright) collection. 
SRM Stickers Blog - Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers! by Michele - #floralbags #fabricbags #giftbags #fancydoodles #stickers #DIY
If you love flowers, these little bags are perfect!
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Creating a Plaid Background with Tape!

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today. I am sharing a full step by step tutorial on how to create this fun plaid background. I used the new Home and Hobby double sided tapes.  I've used this technique before on THIS card!  
Michele Kovack
I've also used a few of my other favorite products from Spellbinders and SRM Stickers!  
Be sure to pop on over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog!
Have a great weekend my friends!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Retro Glam

Good morning!  I have a retro glam card to share with you today! It uses a fun image from the Girlfriend's Creative Scraps collection, by Crafty Secrets.  I dolled it up a bit  by using a doily that peeks out from underneath, a couple of red roses, ribbon, and a few rhinestones.
Michele Kovack
I love that making a card takes so little time, because the image itself is so cute! 
Michele Kovack
Cort is slowly healing, but definitely feeling more like herself these days.  She requested that she "model."  So I dolled her up and shot a few pictures of her.  
Here is one of her "Glamour Girl" shots!




Saturday, July 18, 2015

You Make Me Smile!

Good morning! Yesterday, I was up on the SRM Blog with this little number.  
I am on the 2015-2016 design team for SRM, and couldn't be more thrilled! 
I used a new set by Jane's Doodles called, Fancy Doodles. 

For all of the info and details of how I created the card, pop on over to the SRM Blog!
 Michele Kovack
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Farm Fresh

Good morning!  I finally got myself motivated to take pictures of my cards.! 
My card today uses a digital image from Crafty Secrets. It is part of the Farm Chicks collection.
I used my Spectrum Noir markers to bring the roosters to life. 
Michele Kovack
Once I was satisfied with the colors of the roosters, I took Cotton Candy Stickles and painted it on.  It gives the color a bit more pop and of course a bit of sparkle too!
I matted the image using a Spellbinder's die. 
Michele Kovack
Behind the die cut rectangle is rooster paper that you can find HERE. 
A bit of ribbon, a fancy glass doo dad, and a few rhinestones were added as finishing touches! 
Michele Kovack
I am excited to tell you that Cort's wound is healing and she gets to go back to school today!
She is so happy to see her friends and teachers!
This has been a long journey for her, and it does my heart good to see her happy and smiling again. 
Have a great day my friends!!!