Sunday, February 19, 2017

JANUARY GIVEAWAY WINNER... Valentine's Cards
























Hello and welcome!

Sorry it's been such a long interval but I ended up having to pick three times to get a winner to contact me! The winner is...

mariamightbe


from Instagram!

My cards Valentine's above are a few I made for giving and for selling! I used the new Simon Says Stamp Love dies and stamps and I DO love them! They make creating Valentine's a snap!

Short and sweet today to get this winner name out there!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
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CHALLENGES:
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #229 Clean and Simple


Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy-55th-Birthday-on-Friday-the-13th-to-Me Giveaway!




Hello and welcome!

My card above was sent to my grandson, Logan for his 8th birthday on January 1st! (I miss that boy!) I used the moon and sentiment from the Altenew "To the Moon" stamp set, the rocket and flame from the Studio Calico "Rocket" stamp set and lots of Ranger distress ink on Gina K Designs base-weight cardstock. I stamped the stars in silver ink. Unfortunately I put my shadow on the wrong side of the rocket but that may be only noticeable to me!

Yes, indeed, today is my 55th birthday and it's Friday the 13th (and I missed the full moon being on my birthday by one day!).

I am blessed by God and decided to share my blessings by having a big giveaway! Everything in the photo below is in the giveaway! Some are new and never used, others gently loved.

Here's the list of goodies:
*Fiskars large stamp press (loved)
*Spellbinders Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles (loved)
*Woodgrain background cling stamp (not sure which company) (new)
*Hero Arts Flower Box stamp (new)
*We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dial punch & eyelet setter (loved)
*Technique Tuesday "Dear Time" by Ali Edwards (retired) stamp set (new)
*Misc star pins and arrow clips (new)
*Anything else that finds it's way in the box before I send it to the winner!


To enter the giveaway:
This giveaway will run through January 28th and I will pick a winner on January 29th!

To win all you have to do is:
1. Comment on this post below for one entry.
2. Comment and/or like giveaway photo on my Instagram account for one entry (Alaska.Kris)
3. Comment and/or like giveaway post on my Facebook page for one entry. (Alaska Forget Me Not Designs)
4. BONUS ENTRY: For a bonus (4th) entry, repost on your blog, Instagram account or Facebook page about my giveaway and leave the link in the comments on this post only.


That is four entries total per person. You have until midnight Alaska time January 28th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on January 29th. Sorry USA entries only due to shipping costs.

I would love it if you followed me on all my social media but it isn't required for the monthly giveaways. I make cards for the love of creating and love to follow, like and comment on the blogs and other social media accounts of those who love to do the same. That is all.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
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CHALLENGES:
The Male Room Challenge: Anything Goes
Paper Craft Crew Challenges: PCC#226 Theme-Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Winter Birthday

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2017 is Here!
























Hello and welcome,

I just wanted to post my 2016 Christmas cards and let you know there will be a giveaway on my blog on my 55th birthday which happens to fall in January on Friday the 13th! Fifty-five on Friday the 13th... that has to be lucky or BLESSED! Right?

Happy New Year to you and may you be blessed in all your endeavors!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Giveaway Winner...JOY Pine Branch Card



Hello and welcome,

I've contacted the winner of the November giveaway and am waiting to here from her! I'll give her a few days to respond since she lives in the Netherlands (hint, hint as to who it is!). While I can't mail her the prize since I won't mail outside the USA, I can mail it to someone she chooses as a gift from her or someone who will send it too her. I'll put her name here when I hear from her...

UPDATED: I've had to pick a new winner due to not hearing from the first one chosen so

KREATIVE KRISTIE


won the Altenew cardinal stamp set! Congratulations Kristie! It's going into the mail ASAP!




One of my many Christmas cards, this one will go to my brother in Nevada. I used the Concord  & 9th JOY stamp set for the large JOY sentiment done in Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz then over stamped with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder heat set over it to keep that gold glitz front and center! I used Stampin' Up Definitely Decorative Pinecone in Stampin' Up Glorious Green ink for the evergreen needles and Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa pine cones and splatters. I used a Hero Arts sentiment from the Heavens Rejoice set to go around the JOY and just masked using my MISTI to over stamp it in Stampin' Up Ruby Red ink. I used the Wink of Stella pen in green glitter to draw my own pine needles over the stamped ones because I just gotta add glimmer to every card! (He'll never even notice it, I'm sure!). I mounted it on a Gina K Designs kraft card base to finish it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
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CHALLENGES:
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #221-Anything Goes
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #224: Masculine Christmas
The Male Room Challenge #39 Theme- ???Scapes (Going out on a limb here ;) ESCAPE to the woods! My husband always escapes to the woods when he needs peace, quiet, joy!)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: O Christmas Tree
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Giveaway Ends Nov. 24... Grateful & Blessings!












Hello and welcome,

Just a reminder that my November giveaway ends on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th at midnight Alaska time! Go to this post to see how to enter and what Altenew stamp set you can win!

Here's a few Thanksgiving cards I made with the Winnie & Walter set and Stampin' Up wheels that I've unmounted and used in my MISTI! The top two cards I used distress markers in greens, reds and orange and the "thumping" technique to the stamps. I used Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa ink for the sentiments and Wink of Stella glimmer pen coated with glossy accents for shine. The Nuvo drops added just the right touch of fun to each card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
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CHALLENGES:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Trio-tastic (3 acorns, 3 squares, 3 dots accents, 3 "s's" in blessings!)
Less Is More: Challenge #303-Vintage
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge#221-Anything Goes
Stamplorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop



Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Giveaway... Blue Bird Birthday


Altenew's winter cardinal stamp set... I have an extra for my November giveaway! See below!

Hello and welcome,

November has come and I can't believe we're so close to the holidays now! I wanted to use my new Altenew Winter Cardinal stamp/die set in the non-traditional way so I made him blue! I think he kind of looks like a bluejay/Stellar's jay, except their heads are mostly black rather than just the mask. I used some Hero Arts, Gina K Designs and Stampin' Up inks for all the blues onto Gina K Designs heavy base weight card stock.  I used my Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the dark areas of the bird. The background is an experiment with Brushos in yellows and greens. The branch (and bird) is die cut from the same combo stamp and die set from some Gina K Designs dark brown card stock. The sentiment is a combination of Papertrey Ink and Hero Arts. I added Nuvo drops in glossy black!

You can see the shimmer of the glitter pen on this photo.

Now on to the giveaway! I have the Altenew Winter Cardinal stamp set to giveaway because I accidentally bought two of them! Lucky you! See giveaway instructions below! I'll mail this out the Monday after Thanksgiving to the winner so they can get their own cardinal cards done for Christmas!


This is my used Altenew set but winner will receive the new set when it comes in the mail!

This giveaway will run through November 24th, Thanksgiving Day and I will pick a winner on November 25th!

To win all you have to do is:
1. Comment on this post below for one entry.
2. Comment and/or like giveaway photo on my Instagram account for one entry (Alaska.Kris)
3. Comment and/or like giveaway post on my Facebook page for one entry. (Alaska Forget Me Not Designs)
4. BONUS ENTRY: For a bonus (4th) entry, repost on your blog, Instagram account or Facebook page about my giveaway and leave the link in the comments on this post only.

That is four entries total per person. You have until midnight Alaska time November 24th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on November 25th. Sorry USA entries only due to shipping costs.

I would love it if you followed me on all my social media but it isn't required for the monthly giveaways. I make cards for the love of creating and love to follow, like and comment on the blogs and other social media accounts of those who love to do the same. That is all.


Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
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CHALLENGES:
Happy Little Stampers November Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies
Seize the Birthday Challenge: Stencils (I didn't do this topping)
30 Day Coloring Challenge

Monday, October 24, 2016

Birthday Wishes Bird... October Giveaway Winner!



Hello and welcome,

I'm still waiting for the October giveaway winner to contact me... so you may still have a chance at winning it if I don't hear from her by Thursday, October 27th! I've emailed her and am waiting to hear from her!

*******UPDATED: WINNER IS MARIE FLAYER AKA NJSTAMPING QUEEN********


This card was hard to come by because I'm terrible at multi-layer stamping! It took several tries to figure out how to do it for me! Personally, I do light to dark in stamping... lightest ink is the bottom layer (the most solid layer) with darkest ink on top (usually the sketchiest details). That's probably how you're supposed to do it anyway but I needed to learn that for myself by doing it multiple times!

This card combines three different stamps from Hero Arts (bird), Altenew (branch) and Papertrey Ink (sentiment). And inks from Hero Arts, Stampin' Up, Ranger and Gina K designs. It was worth the effort because I think it turned out very nice for a fellow co-worker/friend!

I'll let you know next weekend if I have to pick another winner! It could be you! ;)
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CHALLENGES:
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes (without the topping of Lots of Leaves)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #216: Anything Goes