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)


  1. beautiful card!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  2. Hi Kris ~ So glad you had such a great time visiting with your sisters and other family members. How fun that you get to "keep" your grandson for a full month!! Such fun for all.
    Your cards are absolutely stunning!! The pine cones and branches are AMAZING....I can only wish that you'd do a video to show us this cardmaking technique in action!! These cards will sell like hotcakes!!
    Enjoy your time with your grandson! ~HUGS~

  3. Stunning, the pine cones look 3D, and very realistic, so glad to see you at ATSM.

  4. Kris, this is such great masculine card! Love the pine cones and the realistic scene you created. SO happy you joined my theme challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. Love the colouring of your pine cones and foliage - very dimensional. A lovely Father's Day card! Enjoy your extended time with your grandson - sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing it with us over at The Paper Players!

  6. Great Fathers Day card with rich colouring. thanks for joining in with TMR challenge
    Louise x


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