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, March 28, 2011

enjoy the journey birthday card

I wanted to share this latest card of mine with you all today. It's a very colorful card but it's for a lively young man so I hope he likes all the color. I made this card for my Sister inlaws' boyfriend, Andrew. I used a texture fade for the background piece and then colored it with three colors of glimmer mist in a blue, yellow and a red. I used a sizzix die cut for the top piece. I colored it with my distress inks in wild honey and distressed the edges with walnut stain. I stamped the images and sentiment with my Tim Holtz stamps in jet black archival ink from Ranger. I finished off the card with a little ribbon knotted on the side, I hope that Drew really likes this card; I know I had fun playing with the colors to make it. Thanks for stopping by.

Tea cup birthday

Like all my cards, I made this for a family member, My cousin, Nicole. Her birthday isn't till mid April but I am trying to break the bad habit I have of sending all my birthday cards late. 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

Birthday Card for the Hubby

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.
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Paper Doll Diva

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.
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