Welcome to Cards by Amy K.

I am SO GLAD you stopped by to check out my blog!!! Here I will be posting my current projects for you to see. PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment. I would LOVE to hear what you think about what I'm working on. I have been a scrapbooker/paper crafter since I first caught wind of this wonderful hobby in 2006. I am lucky enough to get to spend my days doing something I love so much and which brings so much joy into my life. I first started scrapbooking as a way to pass the time as I found myself at home alone all day suddenly, now I can't imagine life without it. Too bad I don't get paid for it, then I really would have it all!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mom's Mother's Day gift

This is the mini album I made for my Mom this year for Mother's Day. It's still in the works here and I will get more pictures to post later of the pages inside. I used several colors of Glimmer mist and a few color sprays I made myself using water, paint, and Pearl Ex and a touch of gum arabic. I sprayed it on water color paper to get this effect and then painted over it with Diamonds glitter paint from Plaid. I then used modge podge for bonding the cover paper to chipboard for the cover. I used stamps from Hot off the press and lots of Prima flowers that I used the same Glimmer colors on to match the cover. There are two flowers I made from Grundge board from Tim Holtz and then Painted and used pearl ex on. the rub on in green and the bling are from Bazzill and the rest is Buttons and 3d elements. I used as many of my own hand made items as I could to make it something truly from myself. I will have more pictures as soon as I can get this from Mom long enough to take them. lol. I hope this is something that she will enjoy and cherish for years to come. It's truly a gift from the heart! Happy Mother's Day, Mom, We all love you!!!!!

Mothers Day card with webster's pages

I made this card with Garden Gala from webster's pages. The blue bird is a stamp from Martha Stewart and I colored it using a colored pencil and Gamsol technique and I then cut it out and adhered it to the card. I used the 'Say it in style' stamp set from Close to my Heart for the sentiment. The stick pen is one that I just decorated with beads and the flower is one of my own and it's been glimmer misted. The lace is from Offray. I hope you enjoy it!!

Mother in-law Mothers Day card

This is the card I made for my mother in-law, Judy. I used some specialty papers that I punched with the large scallop border punch from ek sucess and just regular brown cardstock. I made the scalloped die cut with the cricut and the sweet treats cartridge. I also used a prima flower with Glimmer mist in Viva pink and some Prima lace for trim. The sentiment is a stamp from Close to My Heart stamped in Fire Brick distress ink from Ranger and it's on a die cut from the Sentimentals cartridge on the cricut. Enjoy!!!!!