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, 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.