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!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

stick pins I've been working on

Here's just a peak at what kind of crafty projects I've been working on lately.  I've just been making these stick pins recently and I've also been working on making some charms that are beaded as well.  I just wanted to share them with you. tfsb. hugs amyk

Birthday card for Chris 2010

This card was made for Brian's cousin, Chris.  I don't get to make very many masculine cards so I am a little out of practice.  I wanted this one to look grunged up and tough.  I got the effect by using my Tim Holtz distress inks by Ranger and I used stamps that were by Tim Holtz as well.  I used a bit of chalk ink by Clear snap to stamp and embossing is done with versa mark ink and embossing powders by Stampendous in pearlustere sapphire.  the ribbon is from an unknown source and the pin is another Tim Holtz product. It was done on water color paper using a technique with water to blend the inks on the background. I hope you enjoy! tfsb, hugs amy k

vintage Hello card and mini album to England

This card was made for a lovely lady in England named Layne and her hubby.  They are a couple that Brian met online.  They play an online game with him.  I've spoken to her a couple of times and she's just the nicest person you could meet.  When she and I were talking and she asked about my interest, I told her scrapbooking, of course, and she said that she didn't know what that was.  She said they had card making where she was from but she had no idea what all went into the books. So I made her this mini album to show her.
It's just a basic board book that I used the Whimsy line by Making Memories on.  I also used a few Prima that i had layered to make them look like that and then glimmer misted them.  the paisley die cut is a cricut cut.  I used Bazzill card stock. I also included a little accordion fold album with some embellishments for her to give scrap booking a try. 

Little Sweet Heart congratulations card for Penelope's birth

I made this card to give to Brother and Mel as a congrats on the birth of their baby, Penelope.  I was happy to have the chance to use my Copic markers on a card for a change.  I think it turned out pretty good.  The paper is from the Berry sweet collection from K & co., the little sweet heart stamp and the bird are from Inkadinkado and the monkeys, clouds and  flowers are from Mindy's Zoo stamp set from Autumn Leaves.  I used various Copic markers to color the stamped images.  I don't have the numbers for the colors used right now but if anyone needs them feel free to message me and I will get that information for you. I also used Bazzill Bling card stock for the little green strip and I used my border punch from fiskars on it.  the ribbon and buttons are from unknown source.  I really hope you enjoy this card just as much as I enjoyed making it.  Thanks for stopping by. hugs. amy k