Kurtis Amundson

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October 8, 2013

Engaged to be Married

Kurtis and Aubrey

He who finds a wife finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the Lord.
—Proverbs 18:22

A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul…
—Proverbs 13:19

It is with great joy and gladness that I am able to announce my engagement to marry Aubrey Lenz! The Lord has demonstrated his mercy and steadfast love to me by securing for me the desire of my heart. She is an excellent and virtuous woman, properly suited to join and follow me in my Christian duty to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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May 11, 2011

Thanks So Much!

Thanks So Much!

It’s been such a long time since I posted anything again! I need to write an update on what I’m doing, as well as well as my vision for the future of my blog. But in the mean time, enjoy this card which I created for a family who had me over for dinner the other week.

Supplies:

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Studio G
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals

January 31, 2011

Another Thank You Set

This is another set of thank you cards that I brought with me to Texas. The style is identical to the other set—all that’s different is the color scheme.

Supplies:

Stamps: Classic Stripe (SU!), Cute & Curly (SU!)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (GKD), Burgundy (SU!), Baja Blue (SU!)
Paper: Burgundy (SU!), Baja Blue (SU!), PL Ivory (GKD), So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: Curly Label punch (SU!), small flower punch, clear dot, pearl brads, dimensionals

January 27, 2011

Striped Label

I hope a few people remember me. It’s been such a long time since I posted anything that I wonder if anyone checks for updates, or subscribes to my RSS feed anymore.

I photographed a few projects while I was back home during December, and I still have some photos on my computer of projects that I created before I came to Texas, so I’m going to try to post a few of those projects during the next few weeks.

Here is the first—a set of coordinating thank you cards that I brought with me to Texas.

Supplies:

Stamps: Classic Stripe (SU!), Cute & Curly (SU!)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (GKD), Old Olive (SU!), So Saffron (SU!)
Paper: Old Olive (SU!), So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: Curly Label punch (SU!), small flower punch, clear dot, pearl brads, dimensionals

December 20, 2010

It’s Been a While…

…let’s see if I can remember how to post.

I’ve been extremely busy in Texas with my internship that I haven’t been able to post any projects to my blog in two months, or even update on my status! I’ve been working with Vision Forum in the Creative Media department, producing emails, web banners, product cover art, etc., and am excited to be serving their ministry! I’ve also been assigned reading material, speeches, manual labor, and much more—it’s been an extraordinary experience that has stretched me to mature in so many different ways.

Currently I am back home in Minnesota for a couple weeks break before I head back down to Texas to complete my internship. So I have time to enjoy my family and I even stamped a card today!

I made up this card for a challenge that Momma gave me last night—make a card using only two colors: black and white.

The main image is from the “Block Greetings” stamp set released by Gina K. Designs in the past two months—Momma purchased it while I was gone, and it looked like the perfect image to use  for a classy black and white card! I stamped it onto Pure Luxury white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, trimmed and matted it with PL Black Onyx cardstock, and then mounted it to the PL White cardbase with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and a piece of black ribbon was added to complete the card.

Supplies:

Stamps: Block Greetings (GKD), Spring Florals (GKD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (GKD)
Paper: PL White (GKD), PL Black Onyx (GKD)
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Dimensionals

September 26, 2010

“Buds & Vases” & “Lovely Labels 2″

Today marks the beginning of the  Gina K. Designs September Release Previews! I’m sure that the Design Team members have many wonderful projects this month as always, so be sure to follow the links at the bottom of this post to view them.

We’re previewing two stamp sets today. The first is “Buds & Vases” by Melanie Muenchinger, and the second is “Lovely Labels 2″ by Nina Bracket.

I created the card using two stamps from Melanie’s stamp set Buds & Vases, and the sentiment from Nina’s stamp set Lovely Labels 2. I stamped the vase image onto Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and then stamped the rosebud image over it using the same ink. I colored the images with Copic markers and I tried to create a watercolor look by leaving white highlights, “squishing” the light colors outside of the lines, and blending the colors more than usual to create the washed-out effect. The copics that I used are: RV10, RV21, RV23, and RV29 for the rosebuds; YG11, YG63, and YG67 for the leaves and stems; BG01, BG05, and BG10 for the water and vase; and YR20, YR23, W-3, and 0 for the background and shadow.

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of PL Ivory cardstock, trimmed it, and mounted it to the cardbase using dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added a length of black gingham ribbon.

Supply List

Stamps: Buds & Vases (GKD), Lovely Labels 2 (GKD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (GKD)
Paper: PL Ivory
Accessories: Copic Markers (GKD), Black Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals

This second project, I created using Nina’s Lovely Labels 2 stamp set, along with her Simple Elegance DigiPaper pack. I first printed out the Simple Curry Rosettes digi paper onto PL White cardstock at 60% and trimmed it to fit my PL Ivory cardbase. Using mustard and saffron ink, I sponged over the digi paper to created a soft yellow overtone.

The label image and sentiment were stamped onto PL Ivory cardstock using Rich Cocoa Memento ink, trimmed, and mounted to the cardfront with dimensionals. A length of cream organdy ribbon finishes of the project.

Supply List

Stamps: Lovely Labels 2 (GKD)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (GKD), More Mustard (SU!), So Saffron (SU!)
Paper: PL White (GKD), PL Ivory (GKD)
Accessories: Simple Elegance DigiPaper Pack (GKD), Cream Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals

For more samples with tonight’s new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer’s blog links:

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