Thursday, April 18, 2013

Guest Designer; Michele Kovack


What a treat to welcome Michele Kovack back to the SRM Blog today as our Guest Designer of the week.  Michele is a paper crafter extraordinaire.  She is crazy for her Cricut and we love it when she takes her SRM Stickers, TUBES, Twine and Glassine Bags along for the ride!  


Here's how Michele describes herself:  

"Hi! My name is Michele Kovack and I am thrilled to be guest designing for SRM Stickers! Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I am a wife of almost 20 years to my high school sweetheart, Brian.  He is my biggest cheer leader and supporter of me and this crazy hobby!  I am a mother to two teenagers, Cortney 18, and Kyle 16. I also teach 5th grade and have been with the same school district for the last 18 years. I love my "day job!"   I have two dogs, Myla and Skippers.  Both were rescued, one from a mill, and the other from a local animal shelter.  

I started scrapbooking right after the birth of my daughter, Cortney.  She was born with severe mental and physical challenges.  It became a way for me to heal and focus on the things she could do. (I thought it would be cheaper than therapy.....but maybe I was wrong? ;)  When my son was born two years later, I was up to my eyeballs with craft supplies, and card making was a natural progression for me. I discovered blogging in 2006 and was immediately hooked! My blog,"Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker!" became a place to share my projects, family, and connect with other people who had the same interests. 

And here's what Michele says about SRM Stickers.

I discovered SRM stickers several years ago and loved how easy they were to use. They became a staple in my craft stash. I've also been lucky enough to meet Susan in person, and she is as sweet as can be!  When I was invited to guest design, I immediately jumped at the chance!" 

For her projects Michele chose beautiful vibrant colors with the look and feel of Spring!  First up is a die cut Thank You card that Michele made using a Silhouette cut.  For the sentiment, Michele uses SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Thank You.  Love how this card shimmers and shines!  


Keeping in the bold and vibrant pinks and yellows, Michele created a fabulous treat bag using one of SRM's Glassine Bags, creating the lemon wedges using her Cricut.  Love the glitter on the lemon and how Michele trimmed a daisy sticker and added glitter to the center.  The "you make me smile" sentiment is from SRM's new Bright Borders.  And the twine is The Twinery's Pink Sorbet


Michele created this sweet trio of little treat jars filled with candies using Spring colors that are just a bit more muted. She decorated them with felt flowers, a touch of color coordinated twine and little banner with a sentiment from SRM's Pastel Borders.  


Then covered the tops with fabric and added SRM daisy Stickers by the Dozen with color coordinated centers.  How totally delicious!  


Thank you Michele for inspiring us with your beautiful creations.
Be inspired by Michele on a regular basis on her blog Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker!  And be sure to leave a comment here on the blog for a chance to WIN all of the SRM products that Michele used in her projects today.    

22 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects! I love Michele's work... I have been a follower of her blog for a long time!

~amy~ said...

super projects Michele!

Patti J said...

I have followed Michele for a long time - love her creativity and enthusiasm for teaching! Not to mention...she's the best mom ever! Fun projects today, Michele - thanks for sharing :)

Sue D said...

Very sweet projects and nice getting to know more about Michele.

Jennie said...

Such sweet packaging and LOVE the water pot card.

Angi Barrs said...

I love Michelle's beautiful projects. The yellow and the shine are so sweet for Springtime!

Pammejo said...

Love the bright and cheerful projects. Love SRM Stickers. TFS

Ravengirl said...

My goodness, such cute little projects! I just adore the watering can!

byAnnette said...

How fun to see you over here, Michelle!

Love your fun & bright designs, especially all the yellow!

starqueen said...

Oh, Michelle's projects are divinely delicious! I'm a regular reader at Michelle's blog. I enjoy seeing all of her beautiful creations, reading her sweet and inspiring family stories (Cort is a gorgeous model in every sense of the word!) and Myla and Skippers are a-dorable! Thanks for sharing her inspiration with SRM projects - more to love.

Celeste B. said...

Beautiful spring projects.

Keri said...

Really love these clever projects, and the wonderful ways they showcase the SRM stickers. I especially love the sticker-topped fabric treat jars, with those "it's the little things" tags...and I love love the lemon/doily-topped glassine!

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable projects! Loving that little watering can and the little glass jars, so sweet!

Andrea Amu said...

I adore Michele's creations! These are all super cute... and wonderfully showcase the SRM brand too! That bag topper is insanely sweet :)

wendipooh13 said...

SUPER super cute projects and LOVE the bag with the lemon!!!

Teri said...

What wonderful ideas! Would love to win!
Thank you for the opportunity! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Stunning creations!! So much beautiful inspiration!

Margie H said...

WOW~! Wonderful projects - so inspiring and so cheerful :) Super talented and a sweetheart <3 Love ya, Michele xo

Leanne said...

Such lovely projects! Love the watering can.

Rea' said...

Ooops... comment for Michele went to previous ... guess I'd better put my glasses back on !!

Chark said...

Love these--the colors on the flowers and stickers look great together!

Allie Gower said...

Very cute.