Sunday, September 21, 2008

Guest Blogger Michele Kovack

Please welcome this week's Guest Blogger Michele Kovak. Michele will be sharing all our her wonderful JustRite creations with us this week. You may remember that Michele won week 1 of our contest and was a Bronze Medalists in the Final Round of the JustRite Stampin' Champion Contest. Michele entered several projects in the contest that you may have missed. Here are just a few of her fabulous contest creations:
Michele designed personalized Birthday Cards:

Personalized Christmas Cards:

Even a card for a new puppy arrival:
For all the details on how to make all these great projects visit Michele's Blog - Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker! To see all of Michele's great projects in one glance visit her Splitcoaststampers Gallery. Here's a quick get to know you interview with Michele.

Michele where do you live?
I live on the south side of Chicago, and have lived here my entire life!
Tell us a little bit about your family:
I am married to my high school sweetheart. We just celebrated our 15 wedding anniversary. ( I actually graduated from NIU the week before my about stress! ) I have two children. My daughter, Cortney is 13. My son, Kyle is 11.
How long have you been paper crafting?
I started scrapbooking soon after my daughter was born as a way of dealing with my emotions. (My daugther has cerebral palsy. ) It was a great way to escape. After collecting tons of stuff.....and I know you allllll know what I am talking about.....I decided to get into cardmaking. So now I divide my time between the two.
Where do you do your paper crafting?
My sweet husband transformed our spare bedroom into a studio for me. Every single night, even if it is just for a few minutes, I do something creative. Sometimes it is just to pull out papers, sometimes I just color an image.

How long have you been blogging?
A year and a half ago my MIL started talking about blogs. I had absolutely no idea what blogs were! Not a clue! (Pretty sad that my 63 year old MIL knew more about it than me!) One morning I happened across someone's blog at the recommendation of my MIL and somehow ended up with my own! It has evolved since then. I have met a great number of talented and creative people, and have established some wonderful friendships out of it!

What is your favorite paper company?
My favorite paper company right now is probably October Afternoon. It does change frequently though, and I can honestly say, I probably OWN every other manufacturer's paper too! I do tend to use lots of vintage paper as well.
What are you currently addicted to?
I LOVE using ribbon and buttons. A card just doesn't look finished without them!
What is your favorite paper crafting season and why?
I love fall, and that Halloween is sort of the kick off to the holiday season! The kids are back at school, the air is cooler, and I love fall fashion waaay better than summer apparel. (Maybe it's the fact that more of me is covered! LOL) I love creating projects that center around this time of year. ( I will be sharing a few here! )
Here is Michele:
I am so excited to be JustRite's Guest Designer! I discovered their products a few months ago and have quickly become addicted. I love having the freedom to personalize anything I want! I hope you enjoy the projects I have to share with you! Thank you JustRite!

Michele Kovack
Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker!
JustRite Stampers can't wait to see what Michele has designed for us this week!!!
Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Basement Stamper said...

Awesome samples! I love the Christmas ones, so easy to personalize them.

Eveline said...

What beautiful work Michele created. Love all of it.

Anonymous said...

Nice samples, especially the holiday ones! Hello Michele, from a south suburb of Chicago. Nice to see a south side Chicago gal get some attention!

Ad K.

Deb said...

Hi Michele! Love your work and ideas are really great.
I, too, grew up on the South side of Chicago, Archer and Cicero to be exact. Later, we moved to Schaumburg and then onward to the sunny South where there isn't any snow to speak of!!!
Glad you this week's Guest blogger.

Anonymous said...

Loved reading this...I sooo love Michelles creations and am a great `Fan` of her work:)~X~