Monday, August 22, 2016

Giveaway Winner... "I Moosed You" card

Hello and welcome!

The August giveaway winner is...


who liked and shared my Facebook post about the giveaway! Congratulations Peggy! (I happen to know Peggy from when we lived in Haines, Alaska so this thrills me for her to have won!)

My September giveaway will start Labor Day weekend so stay tuned!

My card today is another "Alaska" themed card I made to sell at the local Palmer, Alaska Friday Fling art fair. I had requests for cards with Alaska scenes on them so this is one of many I've done! This has a painted panel of blue metallic acrylic paint! I stamped the Misty Mountain Rubber Stamps "Moose collage" stamp in Hero Arts white pigment ink after the paint dried. It took some time for the ink to dry but eventually did! I used a thin strip of black glitter tape to offset if from the Gina K Designs base weight white card stock. I stamped (an unknown company)  "I moosed you" sentiment in Gina K Desings Blue Denim ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make for the Border
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Time to Color (blue painted background)
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark (painted background)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August Giveaway Ends 8/18... Matanuska Glacier Birthday!

 Hello and welcome,

Just a quick reminder post about my August giveaway that is ending soon! You enter the giveaway on the original post here! Some great prizes and here's a photo of them

UPDATED: BIG OOPS! I tagged this post in some links of my card project and had added the giveaway ends 8/18 instead of 8/16... so to keep it fair I'm extending the time to midnight Alaska time on Thursday, August 18th! Good luck!

Just be sure to enter by midnight Alaska time Tuesday, August 16th on the original giveaway post! I am working six days this week so I will close the entries at that time and pick a winner but probably not contact the winner until Sunday! (SEE UPDATE ABOVE FOR CORRECTION!)

My card is for my husband's 60th birthday! We went and walked on Matanuska Glacier on his birthday for the second time but this time we had our daughter, Megan, and seven year old grandson, Logan, with us! It was their first time and both were suitably stunned by the event!

My card started with a Hero Arts stencil called Elegant Pine. I used Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste on it with some ultra fine glitter that I colored with Mowed Lawn distress ink. Then it sat for a very long time... months in fact! Then when I needed a card for my husband, who adores walking in the wild woods around our Alaskan cabin to nearby Granite Creek, I picked it up along with a panel I had white heat embossed with Stampin' Up pine branch and then used more distress ink to brush in a background. I didn't like the look of glittery tree for my husband so I used some distress paint in blue to mute the glitter effect. It worked perfectly! I adhered the tree to the pine bough panel. Then using two different My Favorite Things dies (Brushtroke Birthday Greetings and Blueprints #26) I adhered them in front of the tree. I decided to do the Happy in front of the Birthday greeting and pop it forward for some extra dimension. The numbers are from Papertrey Inks By The Numbers die set in black card stock and then Glossy Accents over it to make dimensional and shiny!

He loved it, of course! And his 60th birthday was a memorable one! I'll post some glacier pictures in my giveaway winner announcement post!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp: Let's Go Wild (wild walk in the Alaska woods)
The Male Room: Challenge #41 Olympics/Sports (winter Olympics ski events in forested mountains!)
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #206 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies
MFTStamps Camp Create - Remarkable Resist


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August Giveaway Starts Today... Moose Card & Video!

Hello and welcome!

It's been a busy summer here in Alaska but Fall seems just around the corner... as evidenced by the return of the moose! *See the dancing moose video at the end of this post that I took a week ago!*

My card today features a stamp by a local Alaskan company called Misty Mountain Rubber Stamps out of Juneau, Alaska. I love their stamps because they are high quality and Alaska themed! I stamped the moose in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and masked him off to stamp the pine trees from the Stampin' Up set "Lovely as a Tree". I did some second generation stamping first to make the trees lighter in color compared to the moose. I doodled in the ground so he has something to walk on! I found this "I moosed you" stamp at a thrift store and it's perfect for my moose-themed cards! I wanted to keep it simple but it still needed a little something so I added black dots with my Copic multi-liner pen. I rounded the corners and he's done! A clean and simple one layer card for anyone! It's for sale at my booth at the local Friday Fling art market (or contact me to purchase it if you don't live in Alaska and  any other cards I show, if available. Cards are $6 and that includes a stamped envelope to mail it to your recipient and shipping it to you)!

AUGUST GIVEAWAY INCLUDES: Colorbox ink stack; Hero Arts "Cupcakes" stamp set (one stamp is stained but works perfectly!), Cuttlebug "Snowfakes" embossing folder, Fruit Punch Stickles and die set below.

AUGUST GIVEAWAY INCLUDES: Lifestyle Crafts/Quikutz Drink Sleeve die set (I only have three of six dies).
This giveaway will run through August 16th and I will pick a winner on August 17th!

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 August 16th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them within a few days. 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...

Now here's that moose video I promised you...

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday
Addicted to Stamps: Clean and Simple CAS