Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July Giveaway Starts Today... Best Wishes Bird!

Hello and welcome!
Happy Independence Day... probably a day late as I am writing this the evening of July 4th!

This is hopefully a quick post about the July giveaway (see how to enter below) and a quick card that's for sale at the arts and crafts fair called Friday Fling in Palmer, Alaska!

My card is pretty simple in that it has some blue glitter washi tape on the side and a simple stamped image from the set by WPlus9 called "It's a New Day". I colored it with Zig Clean Color Brush Pens and it was a practice piece for using these and getting blending down. Not sure I accomplished the correct blending but I am practicing! I left the branch uncolored to give the bird center stage and you can't see by this photo but he's sparkly with Wink of Stella glitter pen. I added a sentiment from the set that is mislabeled and it was from a blog hop I won a lot of stamps in so I'll have to add the company name when I find out! If you recognize the set please leave me a comment below and tell me (and that will be an entry into the giveaway too!!). I, of course, used Gina K Designs base weight card stock as my base for this card!

July giveaway: Heidi Swapp stencil; Technique Tuesday: Learn Something by Ali Edwards stamp set; Gossamer Blue stamp set from January 2014 main kit; Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Dainty Doily 4" x 4" die; and multi-color sequins.

This giveaway will run through July 18th and I will pick a winner on July 19th!

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 July 18th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on July 19th. 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: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Red, White and/or Blue
Seize the Birthday: Birds, Bees & Butterflies
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: Stamping, Markers, & Your Choice (glitter & washi tape)
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #91 Fly
The Daily Marker: 30 Day Color Challenge


  1. Love your gorgeous blue bird, Kris! The glitter strip is a great addition! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Beautiful colouring with your zigs on this sweet bird, Kris. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. You did a great job of coloring this bluebird, Kris! I love how you left the branch without color and the glitter strip! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Always beautiful art Kris. Hope all is well with you and you and your hubby are enjoying your summer!

  5. Lovely card, the bird looks amazing. The glittery edge is wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. Beautifully colored bird! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  7. Have had several friends who used to live in Alaska. They would send me photos of the wildlife and scenery that were just amazing. Your bluebird is very pretty and the washi tape matches perfectly!

  8. So sweet and beautifully colored bird and wonderful CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  9. Your bird is really gorgeous, Kris! I love how you colored him with your Zig pens and left the branch and leaves uncolored...very pretty Washi, too! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  10. I haven't jumped into the blogging world yet, but my friend included me in the info! LOVE your style!

  11. adorable colored the bird
    and many thanks for the chance to win your giveaway
    you made great and simple card
    I love it

  12. You did a great job colouring! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  13. Amazing bird, so pretty and nice effect leaving the branch simple so your eye is drawn to the bird! Thank you for sharing this at Seize the Birthday!

  14. Hi Kris ~ Your card is lovely and your blending is as well. Looks like wonderful blending to me!! Not sure about the stamp set, but I have that same floral die and love it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Hope you had fun at the Friday Fling and that the weather cooperated. ~HUGS~


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