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



  1. Hi Kris ~ That Glacier is amazing, isn't it? Loved visiting them when we lived in AK. So glad your daughter (my daughter is also a Megan!) and grandson were able to enjoy family time. Fun card! ~HUGS~

  2. Love how you personalized the design! Simply AWESOME! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Let’s Go Wild” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  3. Fabulous card with an awesome background! Thanks for playing along at ATSM and good luck.

  4. I like your interpretation of our challenge LOL. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Olympic / Sport Challenge.
    Faith DT

  5. Thank you for joining us at TMR with this fab card, great way to dull down a glittery tree.

  6. Lovely card - great colours. Thanks so much for playing along with our Olympics/Sport theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT. Sorry to be so late commenting!!

  7. Fabulous card...Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge.


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