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, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and some handmade gifts

I will try and keep this post short sense there are so many pictures.  I got the bird house ornament template from A piece of Craft.  Marion issued a challenge for people to decorate the bird houses on You tube and I thought it was such a pretty ornament.  You could make this ornament in any color or theme and it would still be lovely.  I used paper from My Minds Eye for mine.  Love love love this little bird house ornament.
The altered charger plates was also an idea that I got from the lovely ladies on You tube.  I got the idea from "Lovemyella".  I used paper from Basic Grey and some floral picks I got from Michael's and a photo of Brian and I from a couple of years ago.  I didn't have a more recent pic of the two of us as I am always behind the camera. I made two of these plates just like I did the bird houses, one for each of our Mothers for Christmas.  I hope they like them.
I made these charms for my mother.  She saw one of mine in the car the other day and mentioned that she would like to have some of her own.  I made each of these charms on lobster clasp so that she could easily add them to her key chain or to her purse.  Just where ever she would like to add them.  Okay, that's all for now, I've got gifts to wrap and desserts to make.  I hope you and yours have  a very Merry Christmas this Holiday season as you spend time with family and friends. Keep in mind the real reason for this season and keep the Savior in your heart.

More Christmas Cards

Here are a few more of the Christmas cards I made this year.  I was going for more of a vintage Christmas theme this year.  I love these images that I got off the Internet.  I love going to graphic sites like "The Graphics Fairy" and "Magic Moonlight free Images" to find these kind of images and they are free!  Gotta love that!  The first card at the top was especially made for my good friend, Robin, and her family.  I used the flowers I got from Wild Orchid Crafts for that card.  I made almost 50 cards this year, and some handmade gifts for family members so I have been very busy every sense Thanksgiving.  I'm ready for the new year to get started so that I can possibly get some rest! lol. I hope you enjoy these and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Que Sera Sera birthday card

I made this card for my lovely Sis in law, Jennifer. Her birthday was a few days ago and true to form, I was late with mailing her card. lol. I wanted to do something special for her card anyway because she loves art too and I thought that she might really enjoy it. First of all, it's a huge card. It measures 8.25 x 5.5 inches.  I put some really dimensional embellies on this card with all the flowers.  I figured I could go all out sense I was going to send it to her in a padded envelope anyway.  The large flower and the lighter colored small one are some made by me.  That's a button in the center of the large one.  I just cut off the shank on the back and addhere it to the center.  I also used some Primas and Recollections flowers for this one.  I used some of that new yummy flower ribbon too.  Loving it! The paper and die cut is from K & Co., the sentiment is a stamp from Inkadinkado.  Hope you enjoy it=> 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas time decorated bag

My family hosted an ornament exchange this past weekend and I decorated this bag to go along with mine. I used a plain bag from Michael's and an older Basic Grey paper line, Mistletoe & Pear, that I've had in my stash for a couple of years now. I just love the paper too much to throw out for something new. I'm working on slowly using it up and enjoying every minute that I get to play with it. I used the Lacy Labels cartridge for the cricut to make the top note die shape on the background. I used the Winter Woodland cartridge for the snowman and the sentiment. I added some bling and some white lace to finish it off. Hope it gives you some ideas for decorating your own. I'm off to get back to work, got lots more of these type bags to decorate. Thanks for stopping by.
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