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!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Altered wall hanging for Robin.MPG

Here I show the wall hanging I made for my friend, Robin. I used paper from K & co. and g.c.d. studio and a ton of my hand made flowers. thanks for stopping by and watching. Don't forget to leave a comment. tfw. Hugs, amy K.

Halloween in Wonderland card.MPG

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland card

I made this card for my nephew, Dylan and his family to have for Halloween this year. I don't make too many Halloween cards generally but I do like to make them for the special children in my life. I was able to get this paper line from Graphic 45, a month or so back, for free! Can you believe it? They had it up on their web site that you could down load the entire paper line for free. How awesome is that! I don't have a wide format printer so 8x8 is the biggest that I can print it but that works out great for cards and minis. I think this paper is just too cute and I know that Dylan enjoyed the new Alice in Wonderland movie this year with Johnny Depp so I felt like he would really like the card. I just wanted the card to really showcase the paper. I just used a Tim Holtz texture fade for the back ground and some Pumice stone distress ink over the raised areas. The flowers are from recollections and the rest is from the paper line. Hope you enjoyed this little card. And thanks for stopping by.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pink Hello, with flower, card

Whenever I participate in swaps I generally like to send some kind of Thank You to the hostest. I usually send a card along with my swap for the month. I think its important to remember how hard these people are working to make things come together smoothly for all involved to have a good time. I made this card for Reagan, the hostest for the Tim Holtz swivel clasp charm swap. I really do enjoy the swap and I want her to know that and to also know that I appreciate all the work that she has to put into it.
So, to make this card I went into my paper scraps, I try and use them up as I can so they don't overrun the scrappy spot. lol. I used this patterned paper from an older Basic Grey collection and I'm sorry, I am not sure which one it's from. I used a strip of Bazzill Basics card stock along the bottom under the ruffled eyelet lace, which is from my vintage stash along with all the buttons on this card. I used the Lacy Labels cartridge for the Cricut to make the label on Georgia Pacific white card stock and I made the shadow in brown Bazzill card stock. The sentiment stamp is from the Gracious Greetings stamp set from Close to my Heart and I stamped it with Berrylicious chalk ink from Clearsnap. The large flower is a white silk flower I had and I used the Berrylicious on the petals and I used Glimmer Mist in Wheat field over the whole thing then added a pink prima flower and the brown vintage button in the center. The stick pin is one that I made. Okay, I think that covers it. I hope you enjoy and, as always, thanks for stopping by.
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Butterfly birthday card

I made this card for my wonderful aunt, Shelia. She has been a special person in my life sense before I was born. I wanted to make an especially beautiful card for her. I know that she likes butterflies so what better paper line than the Mariposa line from DCWV. I didn't even have to do much to this card because the paper is so beautiful. I made the large butterfly with a Martha Stewart stamp and I used my colored pencils with mineral spirits to color it in. The mineral spirits makes the pencils easy to blend. You should use the odorless mineral spirits whenever possible and If you cant then make sure to use it in a well ventilated area. I used the Cindy Loo cartridge for the Cricut to make the frame and the swirls. I added a metal butterfly charm to the frame. That's about it. Like I said, the paper is so pretty that I didn't have to do much to the card. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Charms for the November swap

These are my charms for the Tim Holtz swivel clasp charm swap hosted by Regan at Emoradesigns. The theme for this months swap was fall colors and to use Copper hardware. I JUST LOVE doing this swap! I've really enjoyed making the charms for the swap. Thanks again to Reagan for hosting it. Hope you enjoy these and thanks for stopping by.
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Sweetie layout

Here's a layout for you today.  I haven't gotten around to doing much of my own scrapbooking this year.  I've made some mini's for gifts, and I've done alot of cards but I've just not gotten to do alot of scrapbooking for myself and so I was happy to get this one done last night.  This is my Niece, Penelope Ruth, just minutes after she was born.  Isn't she beautiful?   We are all so excited about having another baby in the family finally.  We love her so.
So, to make this layout, I used a piece of patterned paper that my wonderful friend, Robin, sent to me in a RAK.  She say's its from a DCWV stack.  I just loved the paper. I used flowers by prima and recolections, and the clock  and the bird is a stamp from the grils paperie, the paper girl stamp set, and ink by momento.  The journaling stamp is from Autumn leaves, ink from clearsnap. The alpha stickers are from ek sucess and the ribbon is Martha Stewart.
OK, that's about it for this post. Thanks for stoping by and I hope you enjoyed the layout.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Birthday card for uncle Tim 2010

Another Birthday card for ya.  This one is for my uncle, Tim.  I hope he enjoys it.  I tried to capture his down home style in this card.  Tim's just what we call a good 'ole country boy.   I love him to death.  He's just one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. This card was late, like all of them have been this year. lol.
I made this card using Tim Holtz' lost and found paper collection for the calendar page and the back ground was GA pacific white card stock that I colored with my Tim holtz distress inks in aged mahogany, chipped sapphire and wild honey.  I used some various stamps on the background from 7 gypsies and making memories in dark brown chalk ink from clear snap.  I used the time pieces clock face from Tim Holtz and the sentiment stamp is from inkadinkado and is stamped in blue dye ink from clearsnap.   I used the cricut to cut out the shape of the sentiment from the sentimentals cartridge.  Just added some ribbons for trim and that was all.  I hope you enjoy this little card. thanks for stopping by.  Hugs., Amy k

Charms I made for October swap

So, these are my charms for my first ever charm swap.  It was hosted by a lovely lady named Regan over at emmoradesigns on you tube.  I was totally excited to do this swap.  She's calling it a Tim Holtz swivel clasp charm swap because when you get all your charms you can attach them to a swivel clasp and they will all match and look good together.  This month we had an anything goes theme we just had to use the bronze metal for the hardware.
I loved doing this swap and had a ton of fun making the charms.  This is one of my new hobbies that I am really enjoying.  Thanks, Regan, for hosting the swap.