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, August 21, 2014

Birthday card for my Sis in law

Melissa or Mel to us who know and love her, is a wonderful Sister in law to me.  She's such a sweet, caring and most of all, she's good to my Brother and their children.  She's very active in the kids activities such as coaching her daughters pee wee soft ball team (or t-ball or what ever they call it for 4 year olds lol).  She's got a great sense of humor and that's probably her most redeeming quality to me anyway.  She's great to just sit and chat with and I've never, ever sense meeting her for the first time, ever had that weird awkward silence when talking to her.  I just love her.  I love both my sil's and I couldn't have picked better ones myself.
I'm not sure that Mel likes the shabby chic type cards that I make but she's never complained about any that I've sent to her.:)  I believe this was a 6x6 inch card base and I used Prima paper for the background,  The banners are Close to My Heart stamps and they cut out with a coordinating cricut cartridge. I also used some cheese cloth on this card and some of my very treasured vintage lace.  The flourishes are from My Favorite Things, I just cut them down to make them smaller.  The flower is a stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations.  I just love this die set to make flowers.  I used a small bling button in the center and I used my distress ink to water color the flower. I just added a few flat back pearls to the trim to finish the card off.  I sure hope that Mel liked this card, I had a good time making it.
That's all I've got for this post, thank you for stopping by the blog today.  I will be back soon with more cards.  I've got some teen age "Thank You for Visiting the church" cards coming up.  They are fun cards so be sure to keep on the look out for them, you don't want to miss these teen themed cards.  It's not a category that I get to explore often and I had fun making them.  So till then I hope you all are having a great day and till next time, much love and hugs, Amy K.