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, November 4, 2013

Masculine Handmade birthday card for my Uncle

 My Uncle, Tim is an original cowboy.  He grew up with his father being President of the Saddle Club here in the small country town of Summerville.  If you're ever down here in North west Ga. make sure to ride thru there but don't blink or you might miss it. lol.  Speaking of his dad, my Granddad, I can remember my child hood was full of horses.  I was riding a horse by myself from the time I was able to sit up on it by myself seems like.  Granddad had me training at the Saddle club to barrel race around the age of 7 or 8.  It was around that time that I turned severely allergic to the horses and could not only no longer ride but I couldn't even stand to be near a saddle that had been on a horse.  Alto dreams were dashed of being able to ride the rodeo and I had to send back the horse I had been given to ride at my home and when ever they would bring the horses into the yard at Granny's house I would have to run and hide inside, I still have fond memories of the family spending time with horses and the Saddle Club.  I can still remember Granddad and Tim working to break in the new horses.  Can you believe my mom used to help break the horses too when she was growing up? Isn't that great!  How's that for empowering women?  You go Mom!
Tim is the youngest of all my aunts and uncles from that side of the family and he's only 13 years older than me so he and I kinda grew up together in a way being that I am the oldest grandchild.  I love him dearly and at one time I felt like he was kinda my big brother that I never had. So... like I started out saying, he is like the original cowboy to me and when I saw this designer paper by one of the Lost and Found collections from My Minds Eye, I thought it was perfect all on its on and that it didn't need a lot of extra embellishment. The sentiment was stamped from an Inkadinkado stamp set and the only other thing I did to this layered card was outline it with Martha Stewart glitter glues, kinda like stickles,  I know this is a simple one layered card but sometimes that's all that's called for when it comes to masculine cards especially. I hope you enjoyed today's card. and I will be back later with a video on how I decorate my buttons. Talk to you all again soon, hugs, amy k.