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!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

A Birthday card for a good friend

     I made this card for my good friend, Sara.  She is my oldest friend in the world and I always try and remember her birthday.  I want her to always know how special she has been to me over all these years that we've known each other and still is to this day.

     To make this card I used design paper from Prima, " the almanac collection". I added some vintage buttons from my stash and the orange flower is prima as well with some glimmer mist added for the color.  The sentiment is punch from McGill and the stamp is from Hot off the Press stamped in chalk ink from Powder puff. Okay, that's it for this post. I know I promised it to you yesterday but, Hey, better late than never, Right? lol. Thanks for stopping by to check out my card, I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. C U back here in a couple of days with another card, or maybe a layout or two?  Would you like to see more layouts from me? Or what about some altered projects?  I would be happy to do more of any of those things so leave me a comment and let me know what you would like to see more of.  It doesn't have to be all cards all of the time, ya know?  Also If you have any special request feel free to leave them in the comments too and I will see if I can help you out.  Maybe you would like to see a certain technique done and explained or maybe you need help with your Cricut or Gypsy machines.  It never hurts to ask, and you never know, I may just be able to help you out.  Have a wonderful Friday evening, Hugz, amyk

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Birthday card for Penelope's 2nd Birthday

This year for Penelope's 2nd birthday I wanted to make a real cute card so I turned to my Create a Critter cartridge for the cricut.  All the cuts on this card came from that cartridge.  I used design paper from DCWV, "the sweet stack", and the card stock is from Bazzill Basics paper co.  I added a little glitter glue from Martha Stewart for a finishing touch.
This is a shot of the envelope.  I don't ever really decorate the envelopes because of them having to go thru the mail and possibly getting destroyed but I had just gotten this washi tape and it matched the paper line so good that I had to add it to the envelope.  I think it's just so cute!  This card was going to be hand delivered at the birthday party so I knew that It wouldn't be damaged by the mail.
    Ok, that's all I've got for you today, thanks for stopping by, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card creations.  I love to hear from you all.  See you again tomorrow with another card.  Hugs,

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday card for my SIL, Mel

Mel is not only a great Sister In Law but she is also a great friend.  I just love her to death and she is such a joy to be around.  She has this kind of upbeat spirit about her that just lifts you up.
    I wanted to make her a special card so I broke out my favorite paper line, MME, "Union Square" stack.  I used the Tim Holtz Tattered flourals die to make all the distressed flowers and the black card stock is from Hobby Lobby, the ribbon is from CTMH, the punch is from Mcgill and the sentiment stamp is from Hot off the press.  I used inks from ranger in walnut stain and from Powder Puff chalk inks in marashino cherry.  That does it for this post. Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. Hugs, amy k

Monday, August 13, 2012

Masculine Birthday card for my Grandfather

 Is it just me are aren't Grandparents the most special people in the world.  This Grandpa that I made this birthday card is my last remaining living grandparent and i just love him to death.  His health is failing tho and i don't even know if he got to see this card I left there for him.  Bless his heart I want to keep him around for as long as possible but that is for my own selfish reasons.  I don't want to prolong his pain and suffering any longer than need be.  I know God will call him home when his time here is done.  We just try and spend as much time as possible with him now while he can still sit up and talk to us.

To make this card I believe i used a paper stack from Recollections and some spellbinders dies.  The stamp on the outside cover is from Hot off the press and the sentiments stamp on the inside is from Hero Arts. I know there's not alot to this card but I try to keep my masculine cards fairly simple.  I hope you enjoyed it and I'll be back soon with another card. Untill next time. keep on keeping it real. hugz, amy k

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A birthday card for my Bestie, Wendy

I made this birthday card for my best friend, Wendy.  She is one of those people who are just a joy to be around.  She is so real and down to earth and easy to talk to.  I just love her to death.  She has brought so much happiness and joy to my life.  I could never thank her enough for all that she has given to me.  I just try to be a good friend back to her.  I think this card turned out beautiful and is a reflection of her and not just just her outer beauty but her inner beauty as well.  I hope she likes this card as much as I do.
     To make this card I used designer paper from DCWV, the Mariposa stack, the flower and the black bling swirl is from Prima, The die cuts for the sentiment are from the cricut craft room, a cartridge called "Cricut craft room basics" I've got it on my gypsy.  the sentiment stamp is from Hot off the Press a set called "Birthday Greetings". That's all for this card, I hope you enjoyed it.  Have a great day and I'll be back soon with another card. Hugz

Monday, August 6, 2012

Get well card for Grandmother, aka Nanny

I made this card for a wonderful loving woman, she's Brian's grandmother and known to all who know her simply as Nanny.   She was feeling a little under the weather a little while back and I wanted to create a card to chear her up. I made this card using design paper from s.e.i. called "couture" and the Kate's ABC'S cricut cartridge.  I designed it all on my gypsy for the cricut and putting it together was a snap. I used the design papers to paper piece her out fit and I think she turned out so cute.  Hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful day I'm off to see what kind of crafty goodness I can get into sense the hubby is at  work for the day and I have the house all to myself. lol.  Hope you enjoy your day too!