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, September 14, 2012

altered note pads for purse

A few weeks ago I made these cute little altered note books that can be carried in your purse.  I gave them to my Sisters in law and one to my BFF, Wendy and I kept one for myself. Here's some up close pictures so you can check them out.
This one is mine

This one is Mel's

This one is Jennifers

And this one is for Wendy

Hope you liked my little share today.  Have a great weekend, I've got a family reunion to go to.  Hope you all have a relaxing time. See you in a few days with another card post, Hugs

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A really femine, shabby chic birthday card

I made this card for a special lady who just happens to be a wonderful aunt of mine too. Aunt Naomi.  She is such a  sweet lady and has always reached out to help others when ever she sees they are in need.  She never has to be asked to pitch in when she is needed she just always seems to sense that she is needed and just jumps right in doing whatever she can to be of help.  I know I am not alone in saying that I am ever so grateful for all the help she gave to my Grandfather after my Granny died.  Naomi and her husband, Tim, live right across the street from my grandparents home and it was so helpful to all the rest of the family to have her there so conveniently to help him out with any book keeping or paper work or Dr's appointments and medications that he needed help with.  She provided a priceless amount of service to him and in turn all the rest of us the rest of the family.  That's not to say that Tim didn't help out too because he did his fair share too but Naomi seemed to always know what was going on in the household and could usually answer any questions we had or at least help us out in finding the info we needed.
     I made this card using design paper from Close to my Heart, a journaling tag from K and co., a spellbinders doily die cut and a die cut from the art philosophy cartridge for the cricut.  The sentiment stamp is from Hot off the Press, I hand died the seam binding with the vintage photo distress stain from ranger, bling from recollections and vintage buttons.  Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my card, be sure and come back tomorrow and I will have a different kind of project for you. hugs

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Masculine Birthday card

Just a little card made for Brian's cousin, Chris.  I used some distress stains, grunge board numbers, some flourish stamps stamped in pearl paint daubers from Ranger and some little gears attached with a tiny brad. I hope your weekend is going great, enjoying a little bit of the cooler weather even if its raining off and on.  We are just having a laid back day around here today. Hope you enjoyed the card and remember that I'm always open for request and if you are stumped with a crafty project you are working on feel free to ask; I'd love to try and help out. I'll be back tomorrow with another card. c u then. hugs

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Birthday card for Nannie

This card was specially made for my husband's grandmother.  We all know her simply as Nannie.  She is so special to so many people.  We all really just love her to death. I can't believe this is her 88th birthday, she's so spry and just gets around so well.  She's maintained her home all these years with just a little help from family and home health care, overall I think she's doing really good.  I put this simple little card together with some design papers from Basic Grey, flower die cut from Sizzix, a little glimmer spray, (some of them made by me),  and a punch for the sentiment from McGill.  Thank you for stopping by the blog today, I hope you all have a wonderful, sunny weekend. and I will see you back tomorrow with another card.  Hugs