Sunday, April 17, 2016

April Giveaway Winner... Butterfly & Creativity

Hello and welcome!

Just a quick blog post today! I decided to photograph my cards outside to get more natural light on them instead of fake light like all winter long! It's finally warming up here (in the 50's during the day... yes, that's warm to Alaskans!) and I'm doing a lot more outside chores!

I got this Ranger kit (on sale and with a coupon!) that included the new Distress crayons, the stamp set and some watercolor card stock and made this card! I was just testing the crayons on this piece of card stock and blending them with a brush (I find your finger works better for this but that will be a different post!). After playing around with them in rainbow order I decided to stamp the butterfly from the stamp set and the sentiment in Versafine black ink. I spattered some ink over it as well for that artsy look! I mounted a piece of blue card stock on a Gina K Designs white heavy base weight card stock and adhered the colored piece to black card stock and then to the base. Adding black pearls finished the piece nicely!

And now the winner of the April giveaway is

MOOSEYMARES on Instagram

Since Mooseymares doesn't live in the USA they have opted to "gift" the giveaway to a friend in Minnesota! What a superb idea! So since my giveaway is for USA only and you comment, like or tag the giveaway post and win I'll send it to someone you want in the USA! Sweet idea, Gabriel!

I'll start my May giveaway on May 1st so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Creative with Stamps Challenge #1: Butterfly
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Butterfly Beauty
Happy Little Stampers: Wings
Grab Our Badge!Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog


  1. Awesome butterfly! I really like the background using Distress Crayons and those splatters are a fun addition!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative With Stamps~Butterfly Challenge :-)

  2. Hi Kris ~ Gorgeous card (I <3 that butterfly!!) and I love how you did the crayon background. The Easter Bunny put those in my one daughter's Easter basket and I thought about stealing them!! LOL Nice work. ~HAPPY SPRING~

  3. Beautiful card! Love the background colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  4. beautiful card your rainbow background and one of my favourite butterfly stamps...thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  5. What a beautiful card and I love the background colours! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  6. I really love the style of this card and the colors you have chosen :) Thank you for joining us at "Creative with Stamps",
    Eunice (DT)

  7. I love how your butterfly pops off the rainbow background Chris. Lovely design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  8. Great use of the Distress crayons for your background! The silhouette butterfly is perfect against it. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.


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