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!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Birthday card for our Nana's 89th birthday

Nana is actually my hubby, Brian's grandmother but she has claimed me as one of her own for years now and I have always felt like she and I had that kind of bond between us.  Brian doesn't have to be with me for me to stop by and check on her and spend some time with her just talking and catching up.  She's a wonderful lady and such a joy to be around.  You know how it is when a person has lived as long as she has and been alone for the better part of the last decade.  By that I mean her children are grown and husband is passed and she lives alone and has for years.  Most of her grandchildren are parents themselves now.  I can't remember how many grand children she has but I know that she has 25 great grandchildren.  Isn't that amazing!  She's so awesome and we all love her dearly.  I am always happy to make cards for her.  This year I got to make two cards for her, one from Brian and I and the other from the church.  I will show that one in another post.
For this card I used a card base from Micheals and went around the edges with white gesso and then added a sheet of patterned paper from a Paper Studio paper pad from Hobby Lobby and I just distressed the edges (I use my dremol tool to do that) and the added some Vintage Photo distress ink.  I just layered a doily then some vintage lace and some seam binding that I colored using some of my glimmer sprays and a few flat backed pearls on a strand.  I used my bow it all to tie the double bow then added a brad with a pearl in the center to the bow after I removed the prongs from it.  I added the chipboard flower after I went over the top of it with some white pigment ink to bring out some definition to the raised areas.  I stamped the sentiment from Close to My Heart with Black India ink from Hero Arts on cream card stock and then cut it down into a flag shape.

That's all  for this card, I hope you enjoyed it.  I thought it turned out really nice for Nana and I'm really enjoying this color combination lately.  I will show you another card in the coming post that uses the same color combo.  I just love the gold with the white and cream.  I think it looks so classy.  I will try and come back tomorrow with another card for you so until then I hope you have a wonderful day.   I will be back soon, till then, Much love and hugs, Amy K.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

BFF Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Well, morning is about over so I guess I need to hurry up and get on the ball before this day gets away from me.  I just wanted to pop in and share a birthday card that I made for my BFF, Wendy.  Yes, I'm still very behind on posting my cards because you all know her birthday was last month. lol.  I'm working on it, I promise, so if you've received a card from me or from the church but haven't yet seen it posted just wait a little bit longer, It's coming. lol.  I may catch up before the end of the year lol.  

So, Wendy's card.  Anybody who knows my girl, Wendy, knows she loves her some loud and gawdy stuff lol.  God love her.  She just can't help herself lol.   So I included some things I know she loves like flowers and feathers and bling.  I do hope I got it right, She did say she loved it when I gave it to her but you know she may be just trying to be nice :)  This is such a big card that I didn't even bother trying to make an envelope for it.  I think the patterned paper measures 6x6 so with that boarder around it who knows how big it is lol.  I knew I was hand delivering it so I really didn't worry about the size.  Anyway, here's the card I made for Wendy and I do hope she really liked it. :)  

That's all for now, I say for now because the way things are looking I may have to start posting twice a day to get caught up lol.  I'll see you back here real soon.  I've got to film a You Tube video for my birdhouse project I did for the Facebook group "The Craft Hole."  So keep a look out for that.  For all my Facebook peps I will be posting the link to the video there too so you wont miss it.  Thank you all for checking out my cards and videos, you mean the world to me.  Don't forget I love to hear from you guys so I know somebody is out there reading this and I'm not just talking to myself. (like usual). lol.  I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day.  Don't forget to be good to one another. Till next time, have a great day.  Much love and hugs, Amy K.