Monday, February 15, 2016

GIVEAWAY WINNER... and Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Butterfly: Stampin Up; Ink: Ranger distress; Sentiments: Papertrey Ink & Hero Arts; Card stock: Gina K Designs
Hello and welcome,

Thanks for joining me today! I've made a dozen cards to send to the Lasting Hearts Card Drive (read more about it here on Jennifer McGuire's blog) and I'm getting them ready for the mail. Here's a few of them that I'll be sending along

Coneflower: Stampin Up; Sentiments: Winnie & Walter; Ink: Ranger distress markers; Card stock: Gina K Designs; Butterfly: Fiskars

Tree: Stampin Up; Sentiment: Winnie & Walter; Ink: Stampin' Up; Butterfly: Fiskars; Card stock: Gina K Designs

And choose the WINNER of the February giveaway:


I also "know" Carol from Instagram as momgram69! CONGRATULATIONS CAROL!! I've contacted you for your mailing address so I can get these goodies to you! Stay tuned on March 1st for the next giveaway!

Remember, if you follow my blog, Instagram account or art business Facebook page you'll automatically get notified of posts including the giveaway posts!

Thanks everyone and God bless your day!

Friday, February 12, 2016


One Stroke painting puffin

One Stroke painting hummingbird

Hello and welcome!

I just wanted to do a quick blog post to remind you about the February giveaway ending soon! You have until Sunday, February 14th to comment, like on Facebook and/or like on Instagram the original post(s) about the giveaway! Here's a reminder of what you can win:

February's giveaway includes: Gina K Designs "Sent With Love" stamp set, Colorbox Queue "Baby's Breath" nested inkpads, Crate Paper rhinestone and resin flowers, We R Memory Keepers Lifestyle nesting dies: Eyelet Squares

I've been busy painting instead of card making lately as I've been teaching One Stroke painting classes in Anchorage! (I'm a One Stroke Certified Instructor: OSCI).  These classes are almost done so I'll be getting back to card making again after next week!

My most popular class has been a penguin canvas tote bag but I had students who wanted puffins instead of penguins are there are NO penguins in Alaska (bet you didn't know that did you?! Lol) So I adapted the penguin idea into a puffin instead! It's become more popular than the penguin class! I've also been busy with hummingbirds and the photo of this one was what I cut out (and by doing so made it look better, cutting off the larger head and belly) and I'll be using it on a card at some point!

Anyway, just wanted a quick post today! I'll leave you with some photos of my amaryllis in bloom and a scenic shot of one of our birdfeeders!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

Monday, February 1, 2016


Minc foil: mint; Gina K Designs kraft and black heavyweight card stock; bows-My Favorite Things Blueprints #26 dies, balloons, confetti, sentiment - Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Balloons, wink of Stella glimmer pen

Minc foil: mint; Gina K Designs kraft and black heavyweight card stock; balloons, confetti - Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Balloons; sentiment - Clearly Besotted happy & birthday word die in black foam, Ranger glossy accents, wink of Stella glimmer pen

Hello and welcome!

Happy February! Can you believe January 2016 has come and gone already!? I'm stunned to tell you the truth!

I got the Heidi Swapp Minc machine for Christmas and have only used it a few times but oh the fun! I used teal foil on a large sheet of toner paper and die cut birthday greetings, confetti and bows for balloons with it and added them to a kraft card base! (I'll find the paper pack I got the patterned paper from and add that info later... I rarely use patterned paper!). I thought with these colors these cards had a masculine feel to them with the striking black against the teal colors. Wink of Stella glimmer in a few places adds to the festive feel!

Onto the giveaway... as I said in January, I've been purging some of my card-making supplies and you will benefit from it! I've also won a few blog hops and giveaways recently and so the items that don't suit my style of card making will be given away as I host monthly giveaways at the beginning of each month! Some of these are brand new items and some have been used but are still in very good condition! I have stamps, dies, patterned paper, embossing folders and embellishments in my giveaways and I have enough for eight moths of giveaways so far! So every month around the first I will post the giveaway on my blog and it will run for two weeks. Here is the second giveaway:

February's giveaway includes: Gina K Designs "Sent With Love" stamp set, Colorbox Queue "Baby's Breath" nested inkpads, Crate Paper rhinestone and resin flowers, We R Memory Keepers Lifestyle nesting dies: Eyelet Squares

I thought since February is the LOVE month I should giveaway a love stamp set with some soft ink colors and lovely embellishments! This giveaway will run through February 14th and I will pick a winner on February 15th!

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 February 14th to do one or all four ways of entering for this giveaway. I will pick a winner and contact them on February 15th. 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. I also share Alaska scenery, wildlife and just living here photos... like these:

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless!