Inktense Sunflower Bouquet

Inktense Sunflower Bouquet

Hello and welcome! It’s so nice to see you today!

School is back in session and all of the sudden I’m dreaming of fall, cozy knits and all things pumpkin spice! I’m sharing over at The Ton Stamps on this Fall Inspired Sunflower Bouquet created with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and Bristol Smooth paper. Bristol paper isn’t designed to be wet, but those crisp clear stamp impressions it provides encourage me to do it anyway. No need to follow the rules in crafting! #BreakingTheLaw #BreakingTheLaw

Head on over for tips and all the creative details! Fall Inspired Sunflower Bouquet post here.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

xo, Janette

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Sunflower Bouquet
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Sunflower Bouquet Coordinating Dies
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Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
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Summer Soiree Couture Mix
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
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Essentials by Ellen, Julie's Smooth...
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Aquash Water Brush 3 Pack
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Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
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Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
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Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
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Derwent Colored Pencils, Drawing,...
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Hitting the Books

Hitting the Books

Oh my, how did summer come to such a swift end?! I’m sharing Hitting the Books over at The Ton Stamps today as a tribute to all those headed back to school this week and the coming weeks. These cards are perfect for wishing our teacher friends fabulous first days back!

Head on over to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season here, for more details and to find out how a laser copier just might benefit you!

 

Thank you so much for visiting today!

xo, Janette

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Haute Books
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City Girls: Book Life
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Banners - Basic
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Banners - Basic Coordinating Dies
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Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
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Glass Slippers Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 5,...
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Summer Soiree Couture Mix
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink -...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
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Clarity Stencil Brushes (Set of 4)
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Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
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Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
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The Ton – Summer Challenge

The Ton – Summer Challenge

Welcome to today’s installment of sunshine! I am back from a revitalizing week at the beach and am excited to share with you The Ton Stamps August Challenge. This month’s theme is “Summer”! I’d say it is perfect timing as August tends to be our hottest month here in Central California. Though, it also means that the school year is fast approaching. Just 10 more days or so to hang on to to these last lazy mornings!

This month I tackled stamp layering. Honestly, if you’ve got a stamp positioning tool like the Misti, it is nearly foolproof!

These are my tips:

  • Use a stamp positioner like the Misti.
  • Check for air pockets between stamp and positioner lid/acrylic block on larger stamps. Having air pockets will cause uneven stamping.
  • Use clear acetate over your stamped image to line up the second step and subsequent steps. One- to protect your first image from smears, and two- take a trial stamp run on the acetate to make sure you are in the right place. Wipe acetate clean with alcohol.
  • Allow each ink layer to dry. Stamping the next too quickly will cause image edges to blur.

To complete: die cut palms and flamingo and layer in/around die cut oval. Pop elements for dimension. Add clear Wink of Stella to wave and Glass Slipper Sequins for sparkle.

You can find this card as design team inspiration over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. Remember, this month the theme is “Summer.” Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps retail shop. The odds are ever in your favor!

Come play along and see what all the fuss is about! And even if you choose not to enter, it is a great place to check out inspiration created with The Ton products by the design team and by all the entrants. View contestant entries or enter your own by clicking the blue froggy InLinkz button near the bottom of the post. You can also search Instagram and Facebook using #thetonchallenge!

Thanks to you for popping in and taking the time to read about my latest Creative Bliss! See you again soon!

xoxo, Janette

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We’re Not Weird, We’re Limited Edition

We’re Not Weird, We’re Limited Edition

Hiya, friends! I’m back today with another G’Day Mate post. Ellen Hutson, LLC has teamed up with Avery Elle to release this exclusive set as a part of the “United We Flourish” campaign. This set has been featured all week over on Instagram. So many great projects with it. Search the hashtags #unitedweflourish, #ellenhutsonllc and #essentialsbyellen.

Here is what Ellen Hutson has to say about United We Flourish.

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun. 

We are thrilled to present the second one to you… G’Day Mate Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

  • Using Blending Tool w/foam pad, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide onto Bristol paper.
  • Splatter clear water onto panel. Lift with paper towel.
  • Squish Oxide onto craft mat, add a few drops of water and pick up with paint brush. Splatter color onto panel. Set aside to dry.
  • Die cut grassy fringe on green cardstock.
  • Curl fringe over pencil for dimension. Adhere to cardstock.

 

To see another card with this same stamp set, click here or watch the video!

Thank you so much for popping in today. See you again soon!

xoxo, Janette

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G’Day Mate

G’Day Mate

Hey there, friends! I’m excited to be sharing a fun post with you today. I was invited by Ellen Hutson, LLC to take part in their “United We Flourish” program highlighting a new release with Avery Elle. The G’Day mate set was designed by Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson. You can view the CLASSroom post over at EH here.

Here is what Ellen Hutson has to say about United We Flourish.

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun. 

We are thrilled to present the second one to you… G’Day Mate Avery Elle exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

  • Adhere acetate to back of inked background panel.
  • Adhere Koala in tree to front.
  • Then adhere 2 layers of foam to back, aligning diamonds.
  • Mound shaker contents on A2 folded card panel.
  • Adhere panel over top of shaker contents being sure that all pieces are within shaker window.
  • Heat emboss sentiment on black strip, add strip and adhere to panel. Trim strip to size after application.

If you’d like more detail or are a visual learner, click the YouTube video tutorial above. If you like the content you’ve seen, please consider subscribing and giving the video a thumbs up! If you are more text inclined, you can subscribe to this blog and get updates straight to your email box!

Thank you so much for popping in today. I love to share my Creative Bliss and I’m so pleased to have someone to share with!

See you again soon!

xoxo, Janette

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I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!