Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year... and a Giveaway!

Some recent cards using new-to-me products!

Hello and welcome!
Happy 2016 from Alaska! I didn't make quite to midnight last night but I have reason to celebrate today as it's my grandson, Logan's, 7th birthday! I wish I was with him in California to help him celebrate!

I did some online shopping during the Black Friday weekend and have been getting the goodies in and using them on cards! I've wanted some of these for awhile now and have been experimenting with Brushos, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and the Minc machine! Those projects will be forthcoming! But I realized I had a lot of supplies I was not and would not be using due to my own style of card making.

I've been purging some of my card making supplies and you will benefit from it! I've also won a few blog hops and giveaways lately (December seems to be my lucky month!) and so the items that don't suit my style of card-making will be given away as I host monthly giveaways starting today! Some of these are brand new items and some have been used but are still in very good condition. I have stamps, dies, patterned paper, embossing folders and embellishments in my giveaways and I have enough for seven months of giveaways so far! So every month around the first I will host a giveaway on my blog that will run for two weeks. Here is the first:

Included in this giveaway: Stampin' Up Sassy Sayings 1 stamp set, Gina K Designs The Giving Tree stamp set, Kelly Purkey Numbers die, Cuttlebug spider web embossing folder, miscellaneous butterflies stamp and Hero Arts flower gems (not shown in photo).

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)

That is three entries total per person. You have until midnight Alaska time January 13th (my birthday) to do one or all three ways of entering this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on January 14th. 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. I also share Alaska scenery, wildlife and just living here photos.

Here's the details of the cards in the first photo above (I like to credit companies who make superb products that's why I give you the details):

Papertrey Ink Background Basics:Retro in Kaleidacolor Caylpso ink, Memory Box Tristan & Chloe butterfly dies, Copic markers on vellum; black glitter paper, Winnie & Walter "hi" in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah 110 lb Solar White card stock

Hero Arts Tree Trunks stamp, Ranger Distress Ink sky, Clearly Besotted "happy birthday" dies, Memory Box Birds of a Feather dies on Neenah 110 lb Solar White card stock, mounted on Gina K Designs kraft card stock.

Stampendous Jumbo Peony embossed in Hero Arts white embossing powder, colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Winnie & Walter "prayers" in Ranger Archival jet black ink, misc pink sequins on Gina K Designs white heavy weight card stock, black onyx card stock Gina K Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless you in 2016 and always!
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes (the trees birthday card)


  1. Hope this goes thru i'm hopeless at trying new things.. 😆 To start with Happy new year Kris and a very Happy Birthday for the 13th .. I love your style of card making for me it's clean and uncomplicated which I love .... Seize the day l love it and the Gorgeous Butterfly card too...😆😀😉

  2. Hi Kris ~ These cards are all beautiful but I especially love what you've done with the butterfly. Happy, healthy New Year and I hope you have fun with your new toys!!

  3. All your cards are beautiful and pieces of art! I am here to thank you for sharing your birthday card with us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Happy new year Kris! Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is outstanding! Love it. Your giveaway looks wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win. Best crafty wishes on 2016!

  5. Love the 'prayers' card! That peony is beautifully done.

  6. Lovely cards! Well done. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


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