Sunday, June 26, 2016

June Giveaway Winner... and Galaxy Anniversary Card!

Hello and welcome!

I know I've been absentee for the last two weeks since I put up the June giveaway post but life has been crazy busy for the last two weeks after getting home from vacation and trying to catch up. Not that I've caught up but it will be less busy... I think... I hope!

My 32nd wedding anniversary was June 16th and the card shown is the card I made for my husband! I started with Ranger watercolor card stock and taped a 1-1/2" circle stencil over it on a Ranger craft mat. Then I used Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste and did uneven thickness over the stencil to make it seem more like planets or moons with craters on the surface. I let this air dry and used Ranger Distress Inks in Black Soot, Dusty Concord, and Blueprint Sketch over the planets/moons, concentrating the black around the edges. I also used a fairly dry foam pad over the planets/moons to color them gray. Then I splatter several Ranger Distress Paints in pearl white, picket fence, silver, Perfect Pearls for shimmer and black to add depth and splatters. Finally, using my MISTI tool, I stamped a Neat & Tangled set called "A Long Time Ago" (that I won in a blog hop!!) and finished the inside with the sentiment... "We Got Married"! It was fun and well received!

And now the winner of my June blog giveaway from my Instagram post is...


Congratulations, Isabel! I've messaged you for your mailing information! Thanks to everyone who liked, posted and commented! My next giveaway will be in July around the first!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless you!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add Some Shimmer

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June Giveaway Starts Today & Father's Day Pine Branches!

Hello and welcome!

I'm home from my two weeks vacation down south in California and Nevada! I had a FABULOUS time with family and even got to bring my 7 year old grandson, Logan, home to Alaska for a one month visit! That has made his Grandpa and I very happy!

My cards today are a few of the Father's Day cards I'm getting ready to sell at the Palmer, Alaska Friday Fling and Colony Days celebration this weekend! I painted with acrylics the pine branches and pine cones using the One Stroke method of painting on Gina K Designs kraft card stock. Then I spattered two of the card fronts with some brown and black distress ink over the painting. I inked two of the cards sides with brown distress ink and stamped the sentiments with Technique Tuesdays "Swanky Sentiments" set. The third [top] card I didn't spatter or ink the sides... it's a one layer card. On the bottom card I used I used Ranger's Glossy Accents to make the sentiment look highlighted and look 3D.

I'm a little late in starting this month's giveaway but I'll make it run for two weeks so there's plenty of time to enter! Here's the giveaway picture and description:

JUNE GIVEAWAY: Studio Calico "Message in a Bottle" stamp set (one stamp missing), Sizzix/Stampin' Up Finial Press embossing folder, Stampin' Up Stamp a-ma-jig (used but still very functional), Creative Memories Scallop corner punch, QuicKutz Nesting Dies Inverted Ovals (8 dies).

Studio Calico "Message in a Bottle"
This giveaway will run through June 20th and I will pick a winner on June 21st!

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 June 20th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on June 21st. 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 for stopping by and God bless.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Mask It! (Glossy Accents masked from spatters)