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, July 14, 2012

Birthday card for Mother in law

I made this card for my Lovely Mother in law, Judy.  She's just the sweetest lady in the world and she has so much love to give.  She and I didn't always see eye to eye but all that is behind us now and we have found that we actually like/love each other very much.  I can turn to her for anything and I know that she will be there ready and willing to do whatever is within her power to help me out.  She is one of the people I keep near and dear to my heart.
     To make this card I started off  with designer paper from My mind's Eye, " lost and found" paper stack.  I layered the background pieces and distresses all the edges with worn lipstick distress ink from Ranger. For the die cut circle piece I used Die-namics "dizzy doily" die. The punch used for the sentiment piece is from ek Success. I also used a stamp from studio g in maraschino cherry by powder puff chalk inks. The flowers I used are from Wild Orchid Crafts, its the foundations puffy white daisy blooms and I colored them using glimmer mist in black cherry, electric blue, and juniper.  I used a Prima flower center for the flowers. To finish the card off I added a piece of vintage lace to the bottom and some Martha Stewart seam binding in pink.
     That's all for this post. thanks for stopping by today. I've got more cards to come in the next few days to keep an eye out.  Talk to you again soon. Hugs, Amyk

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Father's day card for Frank

I made this father's day card for my wonderful fil, Frank.  He's the best step father in law in the world. :)  He's so good to all of us and he just brings us all together in such a loving way.  I've said it before but I'm still just as happy as can be that Judy picked him to be our step dad. This card is made on a Kraft base embossed with the Argyle embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I went over the embossing with a blue distress ink from Ranger. The designer paper is from Recollections, it's from the Mosaic Memories paper stack.  I mounted the designer paper on a piece of brown bazzill bling card stock.  The sentiment is stamped with versa mark then embossed with chestnut embossing powder from American crafts on labels 9 from Spellbinders.  The sentiment stamp is from inkadinkado.  I used a bow made of Martha Stewart seam binding.  That's all for the Father's day cards, thank you for stopping by and checking out the blog today.

Happy Father's Day card for Father in law

This is the card I made for my wonderful Father in law, Dale.  He's been so good to my husband and I over the past 12 years that we've been together.  He's helped us out in many ways over the years.  He even took us on a cruise vacation for a week during Jan. in 2010.  I made this card with my cricut mini and the gypsy handheld designing device. I used a label die cut from the Sentimentals cartridge and made it into the card base by welding to of the die cuts together with the gypsy.  I honestly don't know how I ever got by before I had the gypsy.  I use it for every single cut I make.  I have my Mother in law, Judy to thank for the cricut Mini.  She and Frank got it for me for Christmas last year.  They are really good to me too.  I am very lucky with the in laws that I have.  They, all three of them, love me and treat me like one of their own,  I love them all dearly. I used the Styled Labels die cut for the sentiment. and a stamp from TPC studios in Maraschino cherry ink from powder puff chalk inks.  I also used some of the gears from Tim Holtz adhered with some glossy accents. (It makes the best glue). and some mini roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used some Glimmer mist in Candy apple red to color the base of the card.  I used bakers twine from We r memory keepers.

For the inside I used paper from Recollections from the Regent Street paper pad.  For the card base I used the Shadow feature for the pieces I welded together and the regular die cut for the pieces cut from designer paper.  for the sentiment on the inside I just made the die cut a little smaller than the original card base die cut.  That's all I've got for now, I'll be back a little later for the Father's day card I made for Frank.  See you soon;)