Wednesday, May 18, 2016


 Hello and welcome!

Yes, we have a winner of May's blog post giveaway!! But first...

My cards! I sent these two cards to my sisters because I am getting together with them (and our brother) in Nevada in a week (I leave in a few hours to fly south!!!).

I love these Art Obsession "Wine Diva" ladies together and tried to make them like us (although we are more gray than blond these days) and of course, we are toasting each other! The inside sentiment is from the same set and says "At our age we need glasses... lots and lots of glasses!" and I crossed out "at our age" and added "on our road trip" instead!

I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens for my color on watercolor paper that I stamped the image on using my MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented). The MISTI really helps when you are stamping on rough watercolor paper because getting a good image is hard the first time around.

I backed these two cards with black and white diagonal or piano keyboard paper and some strips of black glitter tape at the bottom! My middle sister, Debbie, said she got her's today... and she called me silly for sending it! LOL

And now the winner of the May blog giveaway is...


who I happen to know from Haines! She liked my post and it was an easy entry too! Congratulations Regina!

My June blog giveaway will be starting late because I don't return from vacation until June 2nd but I will let it run a little longer to make up for the delay!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

GIVEAWAY Ending May 14th! Eagles and Father's Day

Hello and welcome!

Just a quick reminder about there's only five more days to enter my giveaway! Read all about the giveaway on the May 1st giveaway post here!  Here's a photo to remind you what's in the giveaway!

I'm in the process of making lots of Father's Day cards to sell at the Friday Fling arts and crafts fairs every Friday during the summer in downtown Palmer, Alaska! (Since the Fling hasn't started yet I couldn't get any Mother's Days cards created for it!) So I start out with the (Deep Red) eagle above and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color only the beak and eye the brilliant yellow! To give some depth and "life" to them I covered the beak and eye in Glossy Accents... the white "gleam" in the eye is actually the reflection of the light from the window onto the Glossy Accents! Both the base weight white and kraft card stock are from Gina K Designs. I splattered some Ranger distress black paint and Vintage Photo distress ink over the cards to also add some interest. You probably can't see but I did a few dots of Glossy Accents over the cards as well. The sentiments are in Ranger black ink (stamp set info coming soon!).

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
The Male Room: Shakespeare (“Yet looks he like a king; behold! His eye, As bright as is the eagle’s, lightens forth Controlling majesty.” [ Richard II – III, 3])

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Giveaway Starts Today... and more thanks!

On these blue cards I used a little messy "nest" of metallic string to give some pizzazz! These are stunning in real life!

The red cards got lots of BLING around their sentiments! The red card stock is very shimmery too!

The yellow cards are the prettiest, I think! I colored clear gems with Copics on one and black pearls really POP on the other!

Hello and welcome!

Happy May to you! I hope you've stopped by to see the rest of my thanks cards (see my last post) and to see what this month's giveaway is!

At top are the rest of my thanks cards that I made using embellishments (the "THANKS" dimensional stickers) by matching the card stock to the sticker and doing some tone-on-tone stamping and/or clear heat embossing! I used some cover-a-card stamps by Impression Obsession for most of them so it went quickly. Trying to find the right bling or pearls took the longest!

Now onto May's giveaway! Here's the photo:

Stampin' Up Build A Blossom cling mount stamp set (12 stamps) and RenArt airbrush Spritzer with 24 colored markers!

Because I am traveling in May this giveaway will run through May 14th and I will pick a winner on May 15th! The prize will be mailed May 16th.

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 giveaway post only.

That is four entries total per person. You have until midnight Alaska time May 14th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on May 15th. 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 your May!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Show Us Your Metal (the blue cards metallic string)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes