Monday, November 28, 2016

Giveaway Winner...JOY Pine Branch Card

Hello and welcome,

I've contacted the winner of the November giveaway and am waiting to here from her! I'll give her a few days to respond since she lives in the Netherlands (hint, hint as to who it is!). While I can't mail her the prize since I won't mail outside the USA, I can mail it to someone she chooses as a gift from her or someone who will send it too her. I'll put her name here when I hear from her...

UPDATED: I've had to pick a new winner due to not hearing from the first one chosen so


won the Altenew cardinal stamp set! Congratulations Kristie! It's going into the mail ASAP!

One of my many Christmas cards, this one will go to my brother in Nevada. I used the Concord  & 9th JOY stamp set for the large JOY sentiment done in Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz then over stamped with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder heat set over it to keep that gold glitz front and center! I used Stampin' Up Definitely Decorative Pinecone in Stampin' Up Glorious Green ink for the evergreen needles and Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa pine cones and splatters. I used a Hero Arts sentiment from the Heavens Rejoice set to go around the JOY and just masked using my MISTI to over stamp it in Stampin' Up Ruby Red ink. I used the Wink of Stella pen in green glitter to draw my own pine needles over the stamped ones because I just gotta add glimmer to every card! (He'll never even notice it, I'm sure!). I mounted it on a Gina K Designs kraft card base to finish it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #221-Anything Goes
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #224: Masculine Christmas
The Male Room Challenge #39 Theme- ???Scapes (Going out on a limb here ;) ESCAPE to the woods! My husband always escapes to the woods when he needs peace, quiet, joy!)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: O Christmas Tree
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Giveaway Ends Nov. 24... Grateful & Blessings!

Hello and welcome,

Just a reminder that my November giveaway ends on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th at midnight Alaska time! Go to this post to see how to enter and what Altenew stamp set you can win!

Here's a few Thanksgiving cards I made with the Winnie & Walter set and Stampin' Up wheels that I've unmounted and used in my MISTI! The top two cards I used distress markers in greens, reds and orange and the "thumping" technique to the stamps. I used Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa ink for the sentiments and Wink of Stella glimmer pen coated with glossy accents for shine. The Nuvo drops added just the right touch of fun to each card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Trio-tastic (3 acorns, 3 squares, 3 dots accents, 3 "s's" in blessings!)
Less Is More: Challenge #303-Vintage
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge#221-Anything Goes
Stamplorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Giveaway... Blue Bird Birthday

Altenew's winter cardinal stamp set... I have an extra for my November giveaway! See below!

Hello and welcome,

November has come and I can't believe we're so close to the holidays now! I wanted to use my new Altenew Winter Cardinal stamp/die set in the non-traditional way so I made him blue! I think he kind of looks like a bluejay/Stellar's jay, except their heads are mostly black rather than just the mask. I used some Hero Arts, Gina K Designs and Stampin' Up inks for all the blues onto Gina K Designs heavy base weight card stock.  I used my Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the dark areas of the bird. The background is an experiment with Brushos in yellows and greens. The branch (and bird) is die cut from the same combo stamp and die set from some Gina K Designs dark brown card stock. The sentiment is a combination of Papertrey Ink and Hero Arts. I added Nuvo drops in glossy black!

You can see the shimmer of the glitter pen on this photo.

Now on to the giveaway! I have the Altenew Winter Cardinal stamp set to giveaway because I accidentally bought two of them! Lucky you! See giveaway instructions below! I'll mail this out the Monday after Thanksgiving to the winner so they can get their own cardinal cards done for Christmas!

This is my used Altenew set but winner will receive the new set when it comes in the mail!

This giveaway will run through November 24th, Thanksgiving Day and I will pick a winner on November 25th!

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 November 24th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on November 25th. 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!
Happy Little Stampers November Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies
Seize the Birthday Challenge: Stencils (I didn't do this topping)
30 Day Coloring Challenge