Sunday, July 19, 2015

Take Time to Enjoy the Simple Things in Life... and a Giveaway!

"Take time..." one layer card

Hello and welcome.

Today I have a one layer card from two stamps I found at a thrift store! Do any of you shop thrift stores for stamping supplies? I check every time I go in, which isn't often now that I'm working full time. The stamp companies are either ones I've never heard of, are from a specialized area of the country or there is simply no company listed on the stamp, as is the case with the stamps used on this card!

I got the pocket of flowers stamp because it will be good for me to learn coloring... both Copic and watercolor if I heat emboss it. I did some minimal Copic coloring on this card. I'm still very much a novice at Copics and have about twenty in shades I prefer (blues, purples, greens).

The sentiment just seemed to really go with the sweet pocket of flowers and who knows... the same person may have given these stamps to the thrift store and used them that way themselves. I didn't even add Wink of Stella or bling/sequins to this card because I wanted it CAS (clean and simple) to reflect the sentiment.

Now are you ready for the GIVEAWAY I've been promising you? It isn't much by any means, but is a 2013 Simon Says Stamp 3"x4" set called "Happy" that I accidentally bought two of and three acrylic blocks with grids (a long rectangle, a medium and small square). (The actual items in photo below.)


How do you enter? For each of these things you do, you will be given an entry into the giveaway. I will use to choose a random number from six sources (numbered in this order too):

1. Comment on this blog post
2. Become a blog follower
3. Follow my Instagram account (Alaska.Kris)
4. Repost/comment on my giveaway post on Instagram
5. Like/follow my Facebook page for this blog: Alaska Forget Me Not Designs
6. Share my giveaway on your Facebook page.

That's six entries per person! You don't have to do all of them but it does give you more chances to win this small set with blocks (and who knows what else could pop into the package before I send it)!! I will keep the giveaway open through Friday, July 31st and announce the winner on Sunday, August 2nd. That gives you twelve days to do any/all of the above entry options!

I also plan on putting up a page of stamping items for sale. Ones I either don't use or doubled up on buying! So stay tuned for that page to show up within two weeks too!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless your day!

Stamps: Pocket of flowers (unknown), sentiment (unknown)
Paper: Gina K Designs 120 lb white
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories/Tools: MISTI, Copic markers (various colors), corner rounder
Happy Little Stampers: Stamping
Just Us Girls: JUGS #302 Color Week


  1. Very cute card! Love the pocket filled with flowers and that wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  2. Love the little pocket also. Pretty and colourful. Great sentiment too. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.

  3. Adorable image and I love your Copic colouring ... the shading on the pocket is awesome. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  4. Love those bright, cheery colours Kris and that quirky little pocket. This design made me smile! Thank you for sharing at Happy Little Stampers CAS! Hazel xx

  5. your card really pops--love the colors you've chosen and the message! Perfect!


  6. This is a really cute colorful card. Love it:)

  7. What a great sentiment that we all need to be reminded of! Wonderful card too! Thanks for joining us this week for our color challenge at Just Us Girls.

  8. That little pocket with the posies is adorable and I love that sentiment! What a great find at the thrift store. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  9. Great one layer card ..... love the pocket! Beautifully coloured too. Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx


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