Sunday, November 27, 2011

Felt Embellishments

Hi everyone! I actually managed to get a couple of cards done...well more than a couple but I can't show some them to you because they are for upcoming birthdays. :) (I will post them later.) I recently got some really adorable felt embellishments from on etsy seller ( and I had to put them to use.

Here is the first one I made:

This is actually a birthday card for my mother...she never uses a computer so I think it's safe to show you this one. The cardstock (Sweet Blush) and stamps (Button Boutique) are both from Papertrey Ink. The brown piece behind the button card is actually glossy paper covered with distress inks (Antique Linen and Frayed Linen). I used the technique I showed here in this video. Here is a close up of that cute little felt flower.

Super sweet, right?

Here's the second card I made using some of the felt goodies:

The snowflake is HUGE!! That card is 5" x 5". You can't really tell but the white felt has little flecks of glitter in pretty. I have an additional card in mind for another one of these snowflake then I think the rest will be saved for layouts. The patterned paper is Bo Bunny and the cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The stamps (sentiment and snowflake) are from WPlus9. You will probably be seeing more of these stamps as they may be my new addiction...they are soooo adorable.

Please let me know if you have any questions and as always...thanks for stopping by!


Giveaway Winner Announced!!

I want to thank all of you who participated in my giveaway. It was great to get all your kind comments. I hope you continue to visit my blog and my Youtube channel AKCaraboo.

The randomly selected winner of the giveaway was tika1225 over on Youtube! Congratulations!!

Your goodies will be in the mail to you soon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My First Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!! Just a short note to let you know that I am doing a little giveaway.

Here are the goodies:
If you win, you will get the following:
  • 6 x 6 Bo Bunny Paper Pad - Blitzen Collection
  • Bo Bunny Stamps - Blitzen Collection
  • Bo Bunny Trinkets - Blitzen Collection
  • Stickles - Holly
  • Liquid Pearls - Rouge
  • Two wooden snowflakes (from Michael's)
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of my blog or a subscriber to my Youtube channel, AKCaraboo ( You need to leave a comment on this post or on this video. If you do both then you get two chances to win. I am going to leave the giveaway open until midnight (Alaska time) on Friday (Nov 25th). I will pick a winner (randomly) on Saturday or Sunday (November 26th or 27th).

I just want to thank everyone who has been reading my posts and watching my videos!! I really appreciate it and look forward to sharing more projects and videos!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet 16!

Today is my baby girl's birthday and she is 16! We celebrated on Saturday and I wanted to share the cards I made for her. I have to admit...I made the cards at the last minute. I remembered a card I had seen on Dawn McVey's blog, which you can find here. Check out her post for November that doily card and just had to "lift" the idea. I think it turned out pretty cute.

My second card was for my hubby to give her and he wouldn't want anything too here's a simple card I came up with for him.

Simple and sweet, right?

It seems like yesterday she was just a baby...
And yes...that's me...a loooonnnnggg time ago.

And here she is now...

 ...with her new birthstone ring. (Don't let the hair fool you...she's still a blond. She just wanted to try being a brunette.) She a wonderful, dramatic, bright, caring (did I say dramatic) teenage girl and her father and I love her very much!! Happy Birthday Kassi!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!


P.S. Keep checking my blog and YT channel...I have a little giveaway coming up!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Post #2 for today - swaps

Hello again! I just finished my swaps for Mini Album Scraps. Hopefully they will go out in the mail tomorrow. (I fell and hurt my knee this Friday so I am moving more slowly than normal.) I am participating in three swaps. The first is the Package Tag Swap with the theme, naturally, being Christmas.

Here's mine:

I also participated in the recipe swap. And here is the front and back of mine.

The back opens up and has the recipe inside. All the dies I used were from Papertrey Ink. The paper was a paper pad from K & Company called Pepperment Twist which is an older collection. I used Perfect Pearls and Viva Decor Pearl Pens to decorate the ornaments. The stamps are also from Papertrey Ink, except for the letters which are from Close To My Heart. If you are interested in the specific name or color of something leave me a comment and I will let you know what I used.

I have to admit that I had a really hard time with these swaps. My mojo was missing!! It took forever to get these done. That last swap was the ornament swap and I got my idea from Betsy Veldman's blog which you can find here. Check out her beautiful card with the ornament and tiny tags...too gorgeous to pass up.

Here are my ornaments based on her creation:

I am sooo pleased with these...I think they are adorable. Again many of the products are from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the ornament shape with the Music Background stamp from Hero Arts. All the die-cuts you see are from Papertrey Ink, except the lacey circle background die which is from Spellbinders. Aren't those tiny tags adorable? All Papertrey Ink...and there will be another new tiny tags set released on the 15th (which Betsy shows off in her blog).

Well, that's it for me...hope my swap buddies like what I came up with...thanks again for stopping by!


A quick post

Hi everyone! I had actually intended to post this before my trip to Seattle but my computer would not cooperate...hate it when that happens. Anyway, as you may already know, I have added some videos to my YT channel, AKCaraboo. The cards shown below are some that I created using Perfect Pearls. To see how I used them please check out my video .

I hope you enjoyed them (& the video). Thanks for stopping by!


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