Saturday, May 30, 2015
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, I am always looking for small gifts! Cortney has many people who take care of her throughout the course of the day.
I like to try and remember each one for their hard work and dedication.
And since I can't afford to buy them a trip to Hawaii, I opted for chocolates instead! ;)
All wrapped up in pretty glassine bags from SRM Stickers.
Topped off with a gold doily.
The pretty bows were cut using my Silhouette.
It is a rainy gloomy day here....perfect for catching up on the piled up laundry and doing a bit of dreaded grocery shopping!
I know how to rock out a Saturday, don't I?
Have a lovely weekend my friends!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Good morning! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today!
I have a sweet birthday card using an adorable stamp set by Lawn Fawn called, Baked With Love.
Each piece of my card was stamped with Versamark and embossed in white. I used Spectrum Noir's new Aqua Markers to add color.
I cut out each bakery item and adhered it to my card using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's Crafty Foam Tape in White
The entire panel of goodies was adhered to brown polka dot paper using
I added a couple of flowers and sequins with Dodz™- Small
Thank you for stopping by! :)
I am off to do two photo shoots today! Wish me luck!
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Good morning! You may have noticed I've been absent a bit this week.(Or maybe you didn't!) ;)
Cortney ended up in the hospital for 3 days with a nasty staph infection to her knee. She had 9 rounds of IV antibiotics and sent home on 7 more days of Keflex. It was a difficult 3 days, and I have a new appreciation for parents who have children that are sick. It was emotionally draining. She is finally starting to feel better and her knee is healing.
My son also graduated high school this week.
So there have been lots of tears this week....some tears of worry and some full of joy.
I know you didn't stop by to hear all about my personal stuff....so let me at least give you something pretty to look at. ;)
I had created this card for SRM Stickers awhile back. It uses a stencil and various Papertrey Inks. I loved the softness of the colors, so I adhered the birthday greeting on vellum. The flowers were created with tissue paper. I added a bit of coordinating twine and a few sequins.
And here is the graduate with the hubby and myself.
I love this kid.
I am so proud of him.
His next chapter begins......
Thank you all for your kind words and prayers too. It has been a rough week for sure, but hopefully the black cloud we've been under is starting to drift away.
I am in desperate need of sunny skies.
Have a wonderful Saturday!
I will be back tomorrow with a card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Good morning! I have a quiet house at the moment. My son had prom and then overnight to an Aname convention. My husband is golfing, and Cort is sleeping. So I am savoring my cup of coffee while listening to my dog snore in the background. Once Cort gets up, my day will be crazy once again.
She has been battling an infection in her knee. If today it isn't any better, I will be taking her to the ER. :(
Thank you for leaving me comments my last post. I was starting to feel a bit lonely here. ;)
I have a card I made a couple of weeks ago before the crap hit the fan here in the Kovack household.
I love flowers almost as much as I love glitter.....and water colors. I love water colors too.
So I used the Spellbinder's Rose die and created a cluster of roses. I cut them with water color paper and used Peerless watercolors to add color.
I used various Spellbinder's circle and scallop dies , Simon Says Stamp Circle die, as well as Lawn Fawn's Joy die to create the base of the card. And as expected, I added a healthy dose of glitter.
In the midst of craziness, my son had his senior prom. It was a couple of hours all about him. My emotions have been all over the place this week. I am so proud of my son. He is such a caring gentle young man. He has a heart of gold and I am going to miss him terribly in the fall when he goes away to school.
His childhood has been spent in the shadow of his sister's medical issues, therapies, doctor appointments, and constant care. He has never complained. He goes out of his way to help me.
He has comforted me on bad days and let me cry.
To see my son happy, is the best gift a mother can receive. I love him dearly and I adore the man he is becoming.
There is a good chance I will be heading to the hospital with Cort. Unless she had some miraculous recovery last night. Please pray that this infection starts to heal and she can get back to being her happy smiling self.
And thank you for not letting me feel like a lonely loser over here. ;)
Your comments certainly brightened my day!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I have a fun embellished take out box to share with you today!
I used a circle die to create a subtle background for my focal point...the flower.
The flower was cut using the Stargazer Lily from Spellbinders and water color paper. I used Peerless Watercolors. I shaped the petals using a stylus, rubbed a bit of glossy accents on it, and sprinkled it with glitter.
I added a birthday sentiment from the Stickers by the Dozen collection. A bit of ribbon and a few sequins finished it off.
My son has his prom Friday!
I finished Cortney's prom video, and will post tomorrow. I have not made it into my craft room in over a week. It's been nutty lately!
Thanks for stopping.....it's been a bit lonely here.....I sometimes wonder if anyone visits this lil' ole' blog anymore.
Have a great day!!
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Good morning and happy Mother's Day to you! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today! I have a complete step by step tutorial on how I created this card inspired by the talented Asia King!
Her card had so many pretty details that I wanted to create something that had just as many.....
With glitter, flowers, ribbon.....
Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for all of the details! And to see Asia's card!
Have a wonderful day my friends!!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Sometimes you just need a card to let someone know you love them.
And the best way to do that?
Send a turtle card! ;)
I used this adorable stamp set from Jane's Doodles called, Garden Friends. The little turtle was colored with Copics and given a bit of sparkle using Stickles.
The sentiment was stamped on vellum. The heart was cut using a Spellbinder's die called, Lace Hearts. I did a bit of embossing, added a glittery word, some shear ribbon, and a few pearls.
Isn't this set the cutest?
Thank you for stopping by!
I appreciate your visits!