Monday, April 28, 2014

My First Shaker Card!

Hello all! I hope you are having a great week!

Well…technically this isn't my first shaker card. It's just the first one I am going to show you. :) I had a couple other ones that I worked on but I honestly wasn't happy with the results. I watched a ton of videos but until I actually tried putting one together…well, let's just say I learned a lot. I plan to do a how-to version of what works for me in a few days. 

I do have one I want to share…please remember it's my first attempt. 

And here's a bit of a close-up…

Not too bad for a first attempt, right? I am going to make a very similar one in the how-to video. (And I hope to have a few others to share.)

I think these shaker cards are really adorable and there are ton of options. If you want to see more shaker cards, head over to the the Pretty Pink Posh blog and check out the shaker card blog hop which can be found here.

So many awesome cards to see! Everyone did such a fantastic job!

Happy crafting everyone!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Honey Bunny Mini Easter Cards

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I want to share the mini cards I created to go with some simple little treat bags I made for friends.

It was a perfect excuse to pull out some of my new Mama Elephant stamps! I grabbed my favorite one…Honey Bunny…and got busy.

I wanted these cards to be relatively small so I cut some squares of paper which were 2 x 2 inches. I stamped on the images I wanted to use and got busy coloring with my Copic markers. I added a little bit of pattern paper and used some kraft card stock from Papertrey Ink as the card base.

I think they are pretty darn cute…and that stamp set is stinkin' adorable! Absolutely love it!

You can check out all these adorable stamps right here.

Happy crafting everyone!

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hello everyone! 

I have a small new Moleskine sketchbook that I have been wanting to start using for my art journal. (I showed it in a haul video on my YT channel/AKCaraboo.) It's 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Small by many people's standards for an art journal but I am finding myself liking smaller things like this lately. The larger pages of other journals seem somewhat daunting to me. Here's what it looks like...

I have been thinking about cracking open this journal for a couple of weeks but have been stuck thinking about the possibilities...what I want it to be, what types of things I want to try or do in it…and so on. But finally I decided to just DO IT. So tonight…with my daughter and hubby both out…I am ripping off the plastic and playing! Can't wait to see what is created…and I will share it with you from time to time. 

If you have been waiting to do something…try something new...just go for it. We over-think things so much…we need to just learn to enjoy the process. So that's what I am going to do…stop thinking and start playing!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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