Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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My Fabulous Friend – Ton October Challenge

My Fabulous Friend – Ton October Challenge

Good day to you and welcome to another edition of Creative Bliss! It’s the 1st of the month and that means a new challenge over at The Ton Stamps! This is my last regular post as a design team member with The Ton, but I will still join them for special occasions and hops. In fact, there is something extra coming later this month that you can begin to preorder next week. Keep an eye out for the news!

This month we are taking our nods from a caffeine inspired October mood board. It worked for me as this is one of my favorite cards. I love to combine different stamps sets, die cut them and weave them around each other to create an arrangement. Only on paper though, this is not a talent I have with real flowers. I’m all about the 2D, no 3D for me, thanks – lol!

  • Stamp mini cluster floral images from The Ton Stamps onto Gina K Artist’s Choice #110 cardstock (perfect for pencils!).
  • Color the images. I used Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.
  • Die cut the images.
  • Copper heat emboss The Ton’s Minor Stripes and Hug in a Mug.
  • Pencil color the mug and die cut.
  • Die cut Concord & 9th’s Heartstring die into heavy white cardstock.
  • Adhere striped background to A2 folded card base.
  • Layer heart panel leaving area near heart free of adhesive.
  • Tuck in floral images under and over each other and edges, adhere.
  • Add Basic Banner and mug.
  • Add any remaining floral clusters to matching envelope. Adhere them well so they make it through the postal system or hand deliver.

You can find this card, and many others by the amazing design team over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. Head on over to enter your own! Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps retail shop.

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!

xoxo, Janette

Supply List

Banners - Basic Coordinating Dies
[ TON ]
Banners - Basic
[ TON ]
Minor Stripes Cling Background – The Ton
[ TON ]
Christmas Mini Cluster Coordinating...
[ TON ]
Peony Mini Cluster Coordinating Die –...
[ TON ]
Peony Cluster Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Sunflower Cluster Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Sunflower Mini Cluster Coordinating...
[ TON ]
Floral Banner Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Floral Mini Banner Coordinating Die –...
[ TON ]
Anemone Cluster Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Anemone Mini Cluster Coordinating Die...
[ TON ]
Hug in a Mug – The Ton
[ TON ]
Hug in a Mug Coordinating Dies – The Ton
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Noir Dye
[ TON ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | AMZUS | 3DC | ELH ]
Gina k Artist's Choice 110lb
[ GNK ]
Heartstrings Die
[ 3DC | C&9 | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder, 0.5-Ounce...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener
[ AMZUS ]
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Glittery Christmas Rose Bouquet

Glittery Christmas Rose Bouquet

It’s Friday, it’s Fri-Yay! I’m so happy to be sharing WPlus9‘s newest release as a part of their release week. There are several new sets from floral to the new Crew. Today I am featuring, Christmas Rose Bouquet. You guys, it just blew me away! The full swag is beautiful and I love that it was drawn with simple details. These types of designs, with open petals and leaves, are among my favorite because they lend so well to marker, pencil and watercolor. All of my faves!

I even created a video tutorial for you! Score one for me! It is loaded with tips, as well. If you have a few, I’d love for you to give it a view, like and subscribe!

You can find my post on the WPlus9 blog here.

To create depth and dimension I applied the Zig color first in Wine Red and then in the darker shaded areas, Deep Red. The orange-ish touch was added to the secondary flowers in Scarlet Red. The leaves were colored with Mid Green and Olive Green. Each color was applied in the area I wanted to appear most recessed, and then blended out with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss marker. The sparkle is phenomenal! You can see this pretty lady shine from across the room… reminiscent of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, lol!

Die cut the Christmas Rose Bouquet and pop with dimensional adhesive above black and white polka dot and striped paper for an eye-catching creation. Final touches on this A2 card were added with a sentiment from The Crew: Garden Club new release stamp set and topped off with Ivory Seashell Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The video tutorial is loaded with more detailed instructions and is chock full of tips for accurate and smart crafting! Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more from me on YouTube!

Head on over to the WPlus9 blog to take a peek at more from the design team and guest designers. Find the WPlus9 YouTube channel here and their shop here.

Thanks so much for visiting today. So much gratitude to Dawn, Jana and WPlus9 for allowing me to be a part of release week! I hope you all have a long and luscious weekend! If you get crafty with tip, tricks or something you’ve seen here, I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram!

xoxo, Janette

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Christmas Rose Bouquet - WPlus9...
[ WPL | 3DC | SSS ]
Christmas Rose Bouquet Die - WPlus9...
[ WPL | 3DC | SSS ]
Wplus9 CHRISTMAS ROSE BOUQUET Clear...
[ SSS ]
The Crew: Garden Club - WPlus9 Design...
[ WPL | 3DC | SSS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real...
[ AMZUS ]
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Canson Montval Watercolor Pad, 9"X12"...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | SSS ]
Sweet Nothings 6x6 Paper Pad
[ 3DC | SBC ]
Black Dye Ink - WPlus9 Design Studio,...
[ WPL ]
Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink Pad...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (3-Pack)...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (3-Pack)...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Tough Tabs, 48 Pieces...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS | BLIC ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops 1.1oz-Ivory Seashell
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Micropore Tape with Dispenser /1 in.
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Fiskars 12 Inch SureCut Deluxe Craft...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Original MISTI Tool
[ 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
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Humble and Kind

Humble and Kind

You guys, this showed up in my mailbox today! I had a super busy day between minimum school day, parent-teacher conferences, dentist cleaning for the Littles and a trip to my favorite Target – but, I could not wait to create with the new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember collaboration set with WPlus9! Ahh, I’m obsessed with these darling tulips!

The STAMPtember releases tend to be super hot commodities so if you are interested in any you see throughout the month, I recommended popping them in your cart and checking out right away. I’ve missed out on a few in the past and have been super disappointed!

Here is a similar card I watercolored with an exclusive WPlus9 set just for those that attended Simon Says Stamp Create in April 2017.  So many folks messaged me on how they could get it, but it just wasn’t available outside of Create. I am so happy to see that Dawn designed more gorgeous tulips so that everyone can oooo and ahhh over them in their own hot little hands! Remember, you won’t find these anywhere but Simon Says Stamp. They are a STAMPtember exclusive. There are limited supplies. When they are gone, they’re gone.

I created this card by heat embossing with Ranger Copper powder onto Canson Montval watercolor paper. I then colored with my Zigs, heat embossed the sentiment in Ranger White and added a few matte Little Things by Lucy Champagne sequins onto SSS black cardstock which was framed with SSS Butterscotch Glimmery cardstock. Delicious!

Make time to squeeze in your Creative Bliss today. It’s a decision you won’t regret!

xo, Janette

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WPlus9 HUMBLE AND KIND Stamps and...
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WPlus9 HUMBLE AND KIND Dies...
[ SSS ]
WPlus9 HUMBLE AND KIND Clear Stamps...
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 24 SET Real Brush...
[ SSS ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 36 SET Real Brush...
[ SSS ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush...
[ SSS ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush...
[ SSS ]
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad...
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#...
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE...
[ SSS ]
Little Things From Lucy's Cards...
[ SSS ]
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Star Trails for Him and Her

Star Trails for Him and Her

I rarely make masculine cards. I don’t need them too often and there are even less stamp sets that suit men. The Ton Stamps new release has a set perfect for them, Star Trails. Today, I am sharing Star Trails for Him and Her.

Head on over to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season here, for all of the creative details!

 

First up, the ladies, of course! Holiday Ballet, Christmas Tree and Star Trails are the featured stamps sets on this Tombow Dual Brush marker colored A2 card. The products are linked below and the instructions can be found here.

Masculine and Milky Way go hand in hand, right? At least I think they can! This A2 card features Star Trails and a deep space galaxy background with Distress Oxide inks. The products are linked below and the details can be found here.

Thank you so much for taking a peek today. I appreciate your patronage and hope that my Creative Bliss has inspired you!

xo, Janette

Supply List

Holiday Ballet
[ TON ]
Holiday Ballet Coordinating Dies
[ TON ]
Christmas Tree
[ TON ]
Star Trails
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Silver
[ TON ]
New Year Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Frosted Spearmint Couture Mix
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers,96...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Black...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Micro...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
[ TON | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Black Sparkle
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Silver Pearl
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]

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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Blog Hop

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Blog Hop

Yay, it’s the finally blog hop. It has been such a fantastic week. I hope you have enjoyed all the offerings this week as much as Effie, the design team and I have enjoyed creating it for you. Today, we have several special (and supremely talented) guests joining us for the hop. The first card I am sharing with you today is my favorite design of the whole week!

The Ton Stamps Fall 2017 Release is available now!

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. You can find the details to this promotion here.

View the entire blog hop lineup, including special guests, by following the links at the bottom of this post!

1. Stamp Holiday Love in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock.

2. Watercolor with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used a red, blue, green and an orange. I added a drop or two of clear water at the tip of each poinsettia petal for effect. Set aside to dry.

3. Cut a circle inside of a circle using The Ton’s Stitched Circle dies in small and large on white cardstock.

4. Die cut Geometric Lattice cover plate into The Ton’s Smooth Gold Adhesive Glitter paper and snip strategically to your liking.

5. Adhere lattice work and circle onto A2 folded card base going over and under each other.

6. Die cut Holiday love and pop with dimensional adhesive onto card base.

7. Stamp sentiment in Caviar Hybrid ink.

8. Adhere Sugar Cookie gift with purchase sequins for that extra oomph of sparkle.

All 3 of these cards are virtually the same. There are a few small details in difference, but I adored them all – so here they are! And in order to have any ready in time for Christmas, I best get crackin’!

1. Stamp Poinsettia Close Up onto Bristol Smooth paper for Zigs and watercolor paper for more standard watercolors with Versamark ink.

2. Heat emboss in Wow Iridium embossing powder (gorgeous, I say!).

3. Watercolor in your choice of medium. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on the first, Daniel Smith Watercolors on the second and Colorburst watercolor powders on the third.

4. I misted the first card with clear water once it was dry, let it dry and repeated several times to achieve a mottled look.

5. The second card has Honey Gold Nuvo dots at it center. For this look, place a few liquid Nuvo dots in center that do not touch. Once they are dry, add a few more. Repeat until the space is filled. Stack a few on top for added dimension.

6. The first two cards were completed with The Ton’s Crystal Pewter Couture color ink and The Ton’s Freestyle Stripes as accent paper. They are mounted and bannered with Lawn Fawn Mermaid cardstock. Banner tails were created with the corners of The Ton’s Large Double Stitched Square dies and Holiday Love sentiments stamped in Delicate Golden Glitz. Deck the Halls sequins add a touch more sparkle.

7. The third, and more traditionally colored card, is mounted on The Ton’s Smooth Glitter paper in gold. It is accented with a vellum Holiday Love sentiment strip stamped in black Stazon ink.

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from days 1 – 4, you may click their photos below to take you to them.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.
Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton, its talented designers and our special guests have to share with you.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. If you’ve been with us the whole week, a bonus thanks to you. I hope that you have seen many cards and stamp sets that spark inspiration in you. Now, hop along, maybe place and order, and then create! See you soon!

xo, Janette

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until September 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

Extended Supply List

Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Crystal Pewter Dye
[ TON ]
Freestyle Stripes Cling Background
[ TON ]
Double Stitched Circle Dies (Large)
[ TON ]
Double Stitched Circle Dies (Small)
[ TON ]
Double Stitched Square Dies (Small)
[ TON ]
Geometric Lattice Coverplate Die
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Real...
[ AMZUS ]
Aquash Water Brush 3 Pack
[ TON | AMZUS | BLIC | SSS ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn 100lb Cardstock LF1121...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Wow Embossing Powder WS124R Embossing...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops Honey Gold
[ 3DC | AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Tough Tabs, 48 Pieces...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed...
[ SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA...
[ SSS ]

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C9 Happy, Happy Birthday!

C9 Happy, Happy Birthday!

Now that school is back in session we are up to our eyeballs in birthday parties! This set from Concord & 9th is perfect for the young or the young at heart. Who doesn’t love rainbows and shakers?!?!

I’m sharing all the details over on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog where the shipping is fast and the service is second to none!

 

Thank you so much for giving me your time today.

Butterfly Reflection’s, Ink blog is here. You can shop for the goodies here!

Hope you have the opportunity to enjoy your state Creative Bliss today, whatever that may be!

xo, Janette

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