This is the card I made for the majority of cards I mailed out.
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!!!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
thru the first few years of our marriage and being around the Marines for so long some of the pride they feel begins to rub off on a person. I even went out to Miramar, Ca and stayed on the base there with my husband when he was activated and called up to go to war. I stayed out there with him until he shipped out. I was always so proud of our Marines and loved the Corp, still do. So I am very proud of my friend, Nekoda. I made this card for him graduating boot camp. I have had the camo paper for a long time in my stash but I believe it's from Provo Craft, the flag piece is a digital image I downloaded from the Internet, the banner and the USMC letters are from the Blackletter cartridge for the Cricut, I used Bazzill paper for the cuts, the sentiment is a stamp from Hero arts, and the Marine is stamped from an ABC set from studio G, I used a punch from ek success, the ribbon is from my stash. I glued it all to a kraft card base. That's all I've got for now, but please, as you are celebrating this holiday season please remember our service men and women and keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Micheals. I used a stamp set from Hot off the Press to stamp the tree and hearts, the sentiment is a studio G stamp. I used colorbox chalk ink for all the stamps. I used the lacy labels cartridge for the cricut to do the label shape on Georgia Pacific white and red from Bazzill Basics paper. I used detail clear embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. The felt flower and the organza flower are from Making Memories, the leaf is from recollections and I believe the metal bling brad and flower are from the Paper studio. Its that line that Hobby Lobby carries. I also used a piece of vintage lace to finish the card off.Well, that's about it for now, I hope you enjoyed the card and I appreciate you for stopping by. Please come back again soon. I hope you all have a very Happy Holidays. Be safe and enjoy the people or person you spend it with.
Friday, November 4, 2011
In sticking with the butterfly theme I went to my DCWV Mariposa papers, the cream and black are from g.c.d. studios "paris nights" paper stack. The sentiment label is a Tim Holtz die cut for Sizzix. The swirl die cut is also from Sizzix. The butterfly die cut is from Provo Craft with the cricut. The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink stamped with Versa fine ink. The flowers are from Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts and the bling are from and unknown source.
That's all for this post. stay tuned I have one more coming this morning. Thanks to you all for stopping by and having a look. Hope you have a great day.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
That's my card for today, I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I love to hear from you guys. Till next time, I hope you have a great day!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I made this card for my sweet aunt, Naomi. I hope that it's one that she will really enjoy and that she thinks it's pretty and all. She does so much to help out the family by doing so much to take care of, and just look out for, my Granddad now that my Grandmother has passed away. Grandaddy has got lung cancer and he has diabetes so he needs help keeping up with doctor's appointments and making sure he eats good, just basic things like that but it's hard for his own daughters, who don't live quite as close, to run their own families and try and take care of him and his home too. That's were Naomi steps in. She and my uncle live just across the road so she doesn't have far to go and she has always tried to do as much for him as he would let her do. I just wanted to make a special card for her to let her know how special she is to all of us and how much she is appreciated for all that she does and who she really is. I hope she really enjoys this card. I notice here lately that my card making style seems to be changing a bit. I hope its for the better. Let me know how you like it by leaving me a comment. I love to hear from you guys.
On to the card... I used the 'Butterfly Garden' design paper from PinkPaislee to cover the card base, for the sentiment I used a stamp from inkadinkadoo and I'm not sure about who made the butterfly stamps, I then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out from white card stock then, leaving the paper in the die, I used the die as a stencil and applied distress ink in Tattered Rose with an ink blending tool to the inside of the die cut. I then stamped the sentiment onto it with pink ink and added the butterflies in brown. The brown scalloped circle is card stock from Bazzill Basics. The flowers are from Recollections from the Micheal's stores. (It's their house brand). The sea foam (ish) green lace is from American Crafts. Love their trims. and the bling is from Prima. OK, that's my card for today, hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by.
To make this card I used design papers from My Minds Eye; the LaPaperie stack, a sentiment stamp from Hot off the Press in ink from Ancient Page in Bordeaux, I used some barn door distress inks to distress the edges of the sentiment piece and then sprayed it with some pearl spray. I used some red card stock from Bazzill to mat the sentiment piece with and layered it with a paper dollie. I added flowers from Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts and some white lace and braided trim to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by and peaking at my card. I hope you enjoyed it and have a great day!
I made this card using some K & co papers and flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, the sentiment stamp if from Close to my Heart and I die cut it using a Spellbinders label die and my Cuttlebug. I distressed the edges of the paper a bit using Vintage Photo distress inks by Tim Holtz and just added some lace to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my card. I hope you enjoyed it. :)
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This card was made using the Basic Grey paper line "Lime Rickey". I used the Cricut cartridge; Elegant Edges for the red label piece and the notebook and tab dies are from Papertrey Ink. I used stamps from Scrappy Cat and Inkadinkado and ink by Ancient Page. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I edged it with distress ink by Ranger, and an adage ticket from Tim Holtz, I covered the notebook die cut with Pearl glimmer mist. The leaf punch is by Martha Stewart and the stick pin is made by me. I hope you enjoyed my card today, thanks for stopping by.
Penelope is not only my Niece, she is also my Godchild. I love her and her brother very much. They are the special kids in my life. Penelope just celebrated her first birthday this month with a party at Jumping Jake's. They have those huge inflatable jumping gym things. (I don't know the technical name for them). She had a blast playing with her brother and all the other children. She liked to jump up and down and climb and slide down then do it all over again. We had cupcakes and then opened gifts, which she got a ton of. lol. Sense you only have one first birthday I wanted to make her a special card. One that she can keep in her scrapbook and have forever. I hope she looks back one day and likes this card. She sure seemed to enjoy trying to pull all those balloons off of it when I gave it to her. lol.
This was a pretty simple card to make. I used papers from My Minds Eye, the LaPaperie collection. I added some snow cap white dabber paint to the edges, then I cut out the label shape with the cricut using the Elegant Edges cartridge and edged that in Vintage Photo distress ink. I then added all the balloon shaped stickers from ek success then finished it off with a bow tied from some cream colored seam binding. I hope you enjoyed my card today. Thanks for stopping by.
This card was made for my BFF Wendy. She's such a great friend and she never forgets a birthday so I wanted to make her a pretty little card to let her know how special she is to me on her birthday.
I made this card using the Basic Grey "Sultry" paper line. Its an older paper line but still one that I enjoy very much. I used stamps from Inkadinkado and used my Prisma colored pencils to color in the images. It uses Hero Hues chalk ink by Hero Arts in night to stamp the images. I used my circut to cut out the circle and scalloped circle shapes. I think you can find those shapes on the Alphalicious cartridge and I just used the gypsy to hide the hole cuts. To finish it off I added some lace trim and some buttons. I hope you enjoy this card today. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I'm making the decorations and invitations for my cousins' baby shower that I'm thowing for her. I thought I would share those with you today. So here's the video so you can get a good look at what I've created. Hope you enjoy and dont forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Monday, July 4, 2011
I made this cute little card for my lovely Mother In Law, Judy. It just looks so yummy in person. The photo really doesn't do it justice. Like for instance, you really can't even tell there is lace layered across the bottom of the card under the seam binding. The paper line is from DCWV, the sweet stack. I used the Elegant Edges cartridge for the cricut to cut out the background oval shapes and I made the cupcake using the Sweet Treats Cartridge. I glittered the pink part of the cupcake and for the cherry on top I used some glossy accents with a tiny bling to show the reflection. The sentiment stamp is from inkadinkado, seam binding is from Martha Stewart. Her seam binding is really good quality. the lace is from an unknown source. I hope you enjoy my card today and that you and yours have a wonderful and blessed 4th of July.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This card was made for my step father inlaw, Frank for his birthday. I used a stamp set that you've also seen me use here. I made this card much in the same way that I made that one. The stamps are from Hot off the press. I used the cricut to die cut the label shape from cereal boxes. To do this look, I die cut the cereal box two times and then glue them back to back. That way you get the look of thicker chipboard but it's thin enough to cut on the cricut. Thanks for looking.
I made this card for my uncle, Harvey's birthday. I still struggle with the masculine cards more than any other type of card. I used several colors of distress inks for the background, the image is from Graphic 45, flower is Prima and it's been glimmer misted, and the embossing folder is from provo craft. Thanks for looking.
This card was made using an older DCWV stack; Far East, and a stamp set from Hot off the Press with the same name. I used some wild orchid crafts flowers and some flowers I got from the bridal department at Micheal's. The die cut is from the Lacy Labels cartridge for the cricut. I find that I go to that cartridge time and time again. Its so versatile. So that's my card, hope you like.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
My Brother and his wife are celebrating their second anniversary on the 16th of this month so I made this sweet little card for them. They are so good together and seem to make one another happy. They have had a busy couple of years with the birth of their new baby, Penelope. They already had one child, Dylan. They have such a sweet little family together.
I made this card using card stock from Bazzill Basics, patterned paper from G.C.D. studios, the die cut is from the celebrate with flourishes cricut cartridge. The label die cut is from Lacy labels for the cricut. The sentiment stamp is from inkadinkado and I embossed it using versa mark and embossing powder from Ranger. The trim and lace are from my stash. Hope you enjoy this card today, thanks for looking.
The card stock is from Bazzill and all stickers are from Jolees, I down loaded the library card off line, I used stamps by CTMH and basic grey and the label is a cut from the cricut.
That's my card, thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I know I've made a bunch of post today but I had several to catch up on. Its just that time of year when I have loads of cards to make. Lots of birthdays and anniversarys. This one is an anniversary card made for my Mother and step father in laws. The paper and floral die cut are from the Que Sera Sera line from k & company, card stock is from Bazzill basics, the large label is cut from the Elegant edges cartridge for the cricut and the small label is from the lacy labels cartridge. Stamps are from Tim Holtz for the flourishes and the sentiment is from Print works. I used some chalk ink and some distress inks. Hope you enjoy this today.
My Mom had me to make this card for her to give to one of her good friends at work for her birthday. The lady loves lady bugs so I wanted to incorperate that into the design of the card. I used the Paisley cartidge for the cricut for the lady bug cut. The paper is from the Twitterpated line from imaginisce, stamps are from inkadinkado "Thoughs for the day" set, Ink is stays on in Jet black and distress ink in tumbled glass, I used my prisma color pencils to color in the flower. Love this sweet little card and hope you do too.
This card was made for my dear friend, Robin. I used a Graphic 45 stamp from Hampton Art for the lady and embossed her and used a studio g stamp for the label and sentiment. I also used some distress ink and some ek sucess bling and a prima flower. I am uncertain about the paper line, sorry. This is a good excample of a simple and fast to make card. Hope you enjoy this post today.
I made this card to send along with a package to a wonderful young lady named Tosha. I used a couple of cricut cartridges for this card. Using lacy labels for the background label. I also used floral embellished for the beautiful bird. I used stamps from inkadinkado and colored them with my prisma color pencils. I loved the effect. I also used some distress inks from Ranger. The paper is the Miraposa stack from DCWV. I hope you enjoy this card today and have a wonderful Memorial day holiday.
Monday, May 9, 2011
I hope all you wonderful Mothers out there had a great day yesterday celebrating your day. I, myself, am not a mother and it makes me sad if I spend too much time thinking about it. I haven't been able to have children yet anyway being that I'm disabled and all. I still keep a glimmer of hope that one day I may become a mother though. I think that would be the single most important thing I could ever do with my life. I know it's a lot of work and it's a thankless job but the rewards must be out of this world. My brother and I and his two children spent the day with our mother yesterday. We had a great time with the kids doing some finger paint art for their mother and Dylan, who will be turning 7 this week, came and spent a couple hours with me and we made a card for him to give to his mother. He loves using the cricut machine.
I used Websters pages for the background paper and a stamp from Hot off the Press and colored it with my copic markers. I used some flowers from wild orchid crafts, and some that I made myself. The sentiment stamp is from studio g's ditto line of unmounted rubber stamps. Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I just love Easter, It's such a nice time of year. Time to spend with family, friends and loved ones. Time for renewed faith. I really enjoyed making these Easter cards too. This one is for my Mom. It's a reflection of the inner beauty she possesses. The paper is from K & Co. My dear friend, Robin sent me this paper in a RAK not too long ago and I thought it was just beautiful. Forgive me, I do not know the name of the collection. I used my Tim Holtz rosette die to cut out the big flower. The smaller flowers are some I get from the bridal section of my craft store. I also used a couple of Prima's and a button for the center. The leaves are from Recollections; the stamp for the sentiment is from Close to my Heart. And the pink button is vintage. I hope you enjoy this card and that you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wow, I can't believe it's already Easter time. Is it just me or is this year just flying by? I love Easter time. The weather is just right, not too hot not too cold, the sun shining and the wind blowing. Just right for getting together with family and friends for that Easter dinner and Sunrise services. Not to mention new Easter cloths, lol.
I will be sending this card to my in-laws, Brian's mother and step father to be exact. I sure hope they enjoy it.
I made this card using the Honey Pie designer papers from cosmo cricket. The eggs were die cuts from the line and I just adhered them to chipboard and used my Tim Holtz/Tonic scissors to trim them out. I added little drops of pearl paint for the wraper on the first egg. The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado and I stamped it with versa mark in and used some zing embossing powder in chestnut. So that's it for this card. I hope you all have a very wonderful Easter this weekend and that you get to spend it with someone you love. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I love to hear from you so leave me a comment before you go.;>
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Check out the new flowers my dear hubby, Brian, brought home for me yesterday. Aren't they beautiful? I just love them. Those of you who know me well will know that I love flowers and plants of all types and that I have a much too large collection of potted plants in my house already. lol. This is called an Oriental Lilly and the flowers on it are just huge. I bet they are 6 or 7 inches aross, but I didn't measure them. Oh well, you will just have to believe me; they are really big. And best of all, they are pink! I love them, a big thank you and lots of love to my darling hubby, who I love to pieces. lol
Monday, March 28, 2011
lol. I used a 5x7'' card base in white and covered that with a piece of hunter green Bazzill card stock and then layered a sheet of designer paper from the Life's Journey collection by K & co. I used some distress ink in tea dye on the white dollie, I cut the frame and vine from the Cindy Loo cartridge for the cricut and then I stamped the tea pot and tea cup from a stamp set by Hot off the press. I really like this stamp set. I get a lot of good use out of it, it has a ton of beautiful images. The stamp set is called "Fancy a cuppa". I stamped it with memento ink in rich cocoa. I used the memento ink because I knew I was going to use my copic markers to color part of the images with. I stamped the sentiment in dark brown chalk ink from clear snap. The stamp set is called "greetings" and its from TPC studios and its stamped on a shape from the Lacy Labels cricut cartridge. I used some lace from my stash and I used a flower from recollections and also three dew drops in the upper right hand corner. I hope you enjoy this card today, I hope to have more projects up soon for you to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Brian's birthday was last week and true to form, I was late getting his card made. lol. I love my Husband very much, He is wonderful in so many ways and I love to make paper crafted tokens of my affection for him but, bless his heart, he told me that he was running out of room to store all the little cards and such that I was making for him and he couldn't bare to throw any of them out. His solution to this problem was to ask me to simply stop making so much stuff for him. lol. God Love Him.... He makes me laugh.
I made this card with a die cut from Tim Holtz; its one of the labels but I don't know the name as I don't own the die, I had a wonderful friend cut these out for me. Lucky me, right? I painted it with gesso and then stamped it with the Masculine Collage stamp set from Hot off the Press. It's got some good images that incorporate the gears. I used some colorbox chalk ink in charcoal for the sentiment and the image under it. I used the heat gun to dry it then sprayed it with Juniper glimmer mist. I added it to a piece of card stock that I embossed with the gears cuttlebug folder that I went over with some distress ink to highlight the raised areas. I added that to a piece of silver glimmer paper. The washers are some I got out of the Hubby's tool box and just used glossy accents to glue them to one another all stacked up and then to glue them to the card front. I added the ribbon and stacked a couple of Tim Holtz's gears and sprockets together with a game spinner and left it to spin freely. Brian likes that kind of interactive stuff on his projects. I think that's it for this card. Thanks for stopping by.
I recently sent a RAK to my good friend, Robin, and I included this card for her. I am late getting to the Paper Doll party but I finally got the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge last month and promptly ordered three sets of Peachy Keen stamps sets to stamp their little faces with. This is little girl is the first project I've made using my new toys and I just love her. She is so cute! I used my gel pens to color her face and trimmed the dress and hair bow with stickles. The die cut in the background and the sentiment are from the Cricut lite cartridge, Lovely Floral. I used card stock from Bazzill and designer paper from the Sweet Stack by DCWV. I used a flower by Recollections and some assorted bling and pink dew drops. That glittered poka dots piece of paper is just a piece of handmade paper from my stash. I hope you enjoy this card today. Remember, you can click on the photo to enlarge. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Here are some pics of the charms I got and the tag she made and the card she made and sent along. I love the swivel clasp charms she made, they are so beautiful, everything is so beautiful and I've never had a swap partner from France. Wow!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I made this card to send to my snow bound friend in Penn. Well, maybe they aren't covered in snow at the moment but it sure is cold enough there to be snow. lol. I just found this patterned paper pad at My Micheal's and its the Kelly Panacci line for K & co. I was also able to find the journaling tags for the collection too. My Michael's isn't so great at caring all the products for each line they have and honestly, as much as I love mike's I don't ever find too much paper there and I LOVE paper. IN fact, we just started getting Primas this past year. I guess we're moving on up. lol I just wanted to share this card I made with you and see what you thought of it. OH, and yes, if you are noticing, it's a much larger card than normal. I think Its like 81/4 by 5 or something like that. I've had a lovely lady donate a ton of greeting card envelopes to me and they are in odd sizes. I'm trying to use them up.
Hope you enjoyed today's post.