Monday, October 24, 2016

Birthday Wishes Bird... October Giveaway Winner!

Hello and welcome,

I'm still waiting for the October giveaway winner to contact me... so you may still have a chance at winning it if I don't hear from her by Thursday, October 27th! I've emailed her and am waiting to hear from her!


This card was hard to come by because I'm terrible at multi-layer stamping! It took several tries to figure out how to do it for me! Personally, I do light to dark in stamping... lightest ink is the bottom layer (the most solid layer) with darkest ink on top (usually the sketchiest details). That's probably how you're supposed to do it anyway but I needed to learn that for myself by doing it multiple times!

This card combines three different stamps from Hero Arts (bird), Altenew (branch) and Papertrey Ink (sentiment). And inks from Hero Arts, Stampin' Up, Ranger and Gina K designs. It was worth the effort because I think it turned out very nice for a fellow co-worker/friend!

I'll let you know next weekend if I have to pick another winner! It could be you! ;)
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cheers! October giveaway ends Tuesday!

Hello and welcome!

Just popping in to remind you that the October giveaway ends this Tuesday, October 18th! You have until midnight Alaska time Tuesday night! Here's what you can win:

 Go to the original giveaway post here to see how to enter!

I did this birthday card for a friend and co-worker! I just love these ladies from Impression Obsession! This one is from the set called "Wine Diva" and I stamped it in Ranger archival jet black ink. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color with but didn't use water, just the pens for blending. I added Nuvo crystal drops in red. I stamped the inside with the same ink and two sentiments from the same stamp set! My co-worker loved it!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Impression Obsession Challenge: Fall Birthday
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Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Giveaway Starts Today... Hello from Alaska!

Hello and welcome!

Happy October! I can't believe so much of this year has just flown by! I've been playing with distress inks to make some galaxy cards! And because I live in Alaska I've made them Alaska themed!

My card uses lots of Ranger distress inks and Perfect Pearls spray for the shimmery background and Simon Says Stamp die cut star! The mountain scene is an older Great Impressions stamp that I love to use on Alaska type cards! It's not Denali by any means, but it reminds me of Alaska! I backed the mountain scene with glitter black cardstock and foam mounted it to a Gina K Designs heavy weight cardstock. The HELLO and "from" is from Winnie and Walter "The Big, the Bold and the Happy" set. I wrote the word ALASKA because I don't have a stamp... yet! I decided to keep the background with color and the mountain scene just black and white or it would be too busy with both of them colored. I used Judikins diamond glaze on the star and sprinkled dark blue glitter on it before it dried for a little extra sparkle.

I've had requests from customers for Alaska themed cards and so I will continue with that venue for awhile!


Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies (5), assortment of stamps including Dot, Dot, Dot from Stampin' Up.
This giveaway will run through October 18th and I will pick a winner on October 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 October 18th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on October 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 so much for stopping by and God bless!

Great Impressions October Challenge: Anything Goes
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