D2BA Love is in the Air

D2BA Love is in the Air

 

Anyone else have an Easter candy hangover? Tell me I’m not alone, gah!

Today, I am sharing a card created with the D2BA Love is in the Air stamp set and Prismacolor colored pencils. I love the texture that pencils offer on a rough surface, paper with tooth. The most important step, for me, with colored pencils is dark and light. The shadows must be deep. The closer to black the better. And the lights must be bright, preferably white.

Head on over to the Dare 2B Artzy blog here to find out how I created this no-line colored pencil card.

You can shop for D2BA goodies here!

Thank you so much for popping in today. I enjoy sharing with you and it gives me all the feels when you enjoy it too!

xox, Janette

Marine Hero

Marine Hero

 

Today’s post, again, is in celebration of our armed forces! Sweet Stamp Shop is releasing the individual sets sets today, following up bundled sets yesterday.

I had to add those red stripes for the Marine uniform, it just wouldn’t be the same without them – even if they aren’t an exact replica of the real deal. There is just something about a man in uniform – am I right?! *insert smirk, and a hot flash here*

Stamp images in Copic friendly black ink, color and fussy cut. Stamp text background with beige ink. This one is by Heidi Swapp and may be retired as I have been unable to locate it. It has the perfect Constitution feel. Apply self-adhesive metallic tape, create tag and add fussy cut elements. A bit of Gilded Gold Stickles makes the hat band and medals shine.

Tip: If you want to add an accent stripe, like I did with the red, leave a white line when coloring with markers. That way the red colored pencil pops!

Copic colors: E51, E53 and E55 for skin. FB2, B95, B29, B39, C00, C2 and 100 (and red colored pencil) for uniform/hat.

Be sure to follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration. You can find their shop here.

If you find yourself in the company of a active or past service member, thank them – from all of us! Thank you for popping in today, I hope to see you again soon!

xox, Janette

Air Force Hero

Air Force Hero

 

I have a soft spot for our military. Truly, the heroes of our great nation. Their sacrifices are beyond what we can expect from a single man, or lone woman. They not only give life and limb, but some return home and battle scars not seen. Their selfless acts allow you and I the freedom to be right here, right now. Thank them, for they have given more than we can ever know. To those who serve, have served and the families that support them – Thank You!

Given my adoration of our military, I am honored to be participating along with Sweet Stamp Shop and their Military Heroes release. I am sharing one card today for the Military Heroes bundle new release ($29.95) and another tomorrow for the individual release.

Squish Distress Inks onto a plastic surface, add a couple of drops of water, pick up with a brush and scribble onto 110# Neenah cardstock while simultaneously drying with a heat tool. Because the inks are water reactive awesome texture is achieved… and splatters, well because… splatters!

Tip: Be careful to not overlap colors much or our fab red, white and blue will be purple too!

Images were stamped in Copic friendly ink and colored using Copic markers in 100, C00, C2, C4, C6, C7 and C9 for goggles/helicopters. YG91, YG93, YG97 and YG99 for flight suit. E51, E53 and E55 for skin. Heat emboss the sentiment and attach along with airman and copters.

A Silver Gelly Roll pen added the metallic look to the copter blades and the tail rotor. It’s the little things, right?

Add “Thank you,” “Happy Birthday,” or even a just because note to the interior to let a military hero know you are thinking of them.

Be sure to follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration. You can find their shop here.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy your state Creative Bliss today, whatever that may be!

<3, Janette

The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Blog Hop

The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Blog Hop

Hello, Hoppers and Friends! Thanks for joining me for The Ton Stamps 2017 Spring Release Blog Hop! There are a “Ton” of great designers enlisted, so I invite you to put your feet up and hop along. Today I am sharing what developed from what was apparently my “gold” phase… glitter and shimmer – oh, my!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs, 13 new dies, and 14 new couture mixes! There are several 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 April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).

All new release products are available now!  ​

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS:
Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop 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, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Continue on the hop with the link up list at the bottom of this post!

Oh, so elegant is this Dearest Peony! I adore this Peony so much. You’ll be seeing more of her, from me, I am sure!

There are many ways to play with glitter, but a new favorite of mine is glimmer paste.

  • Leave stamp in place, clean and then stamp again with Versamark.
  • Heat Emboss clear.
  • Color image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
  • Die or fussy cut peony image once dry.
  • Die cut 3 Hello sentiments from black cardstock backed with double sided adhesive.
  • Adhere 3 Hello sentiments together in a stack.
  • Adhere prepared pieces to card with tape, liquid glue and/or dimensional adhesive.

Next up is a shaker card with the awesome new stamp layering Pragmatic Wreaths set! The image is flexible so it can be manipulated to fit many shapes. For this card, I chose an oval.

So much versatility with this Pragmatic Wreaths stamp set. Perfect for any season. Can you imagine it in fall colors?!? Lovely!

  • Die or fussy cut wreath images.
  • White emboss sentiment on narrow black cardstock.
  • Adhere prepared pieces to card with tape, liquid glue and/or dimensional adhesive.
  • Add a double layer of foam tape to back of shaker. Surround window area with no gaps so that sequins cannot escape.
  • Add background sentiment on white to black A2 mat, carefully aligning with shaker window.
  • Pour generous amount of Spring Fawn Couture Mix sequins over background sentiment.
  • Remove from tape backing and adhere window panel to background.
  • Adhere shaker unit to A2 folded card base.

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

 Carry on to continue swooning over all the creative bliss The Ton and its talented designers have in store for you.

Thank you so much for hopping by!

xoxoxo, Janette

Remember to comment for your chance to win one of 5 $25 gift certificates!

  1. The Ton
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen <—- You Are Here
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

18 New Stamp Designs, 13 New Dies and 14 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are several 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 April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).

Day 1

Day 2

Day 4

The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Day 4

The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release – Day 4

Friends, Hello! We have made it to day 4 and it is release day! Whoo hoo! The entire 2017 Spring Release is now available at The Ton Stamps. Hurry over to shop – items have been known to fly off the shelves! All the stamps are linked up at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Every time I see this chandelier I can’t help but sing the song Chandelier, by Sia. *Iiii’m gonna swiiing from the Chandeliiieeera*… can you just imagine, the singing or the act – hahaha! Too funny!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs, 13 new dies and 14 new couture mixes! There are several 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 April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS:
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS:
The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

View the other talented design team member daily release posts by following the links at the bottom of this post!

Distress Oxides make this technique a breeze!

  • Smoosh Distress Oxides onto wipeable craft mat and add a bit of water to each.
  • Messily paint onto watercolor paper. Dry with heat tool as you paint. Add more paint, water, splatters and random strokes until your desired effect is achieved.
  • Stamp Chandelier with Caviar Hybrid ink. When dry, coat with a clear sparkle marker.
  • Stamp and white emboss sentiment from Chandelier on black cardstock strip and add to strip of Gold Adhesive Glitter Paper.
  • Adhere sentiment strip to card with tape, liquid glue and/or dimensional adhesive.
  • Adhere select Summer Skies Couture Mix sequins.
  • Adhere to folded A2 card base.

The Ton’s April Challenge is now live! Anything goes for this month so head over now to join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! Super fun, super generous prize and with the theme “Anything Goes” there is no better time to enter!

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from days 1-3, you may click on the photos below to take you to them.

 This has been an exciting week so far! Don’t forget to hop through the blogs and comment tomorrow to see what The Ton and its amazing designers have created for you. There are even more prizes!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

xxoo, Janette

Remember to comment to have a chance to win some of the generous bounty The Ton Stamps is offering!

  1. The Ton
  2. Tae Eun Yoo
  3. Jenny Yamasaki
  4. Janette Kausen <—– You Are Here
  5. Brenda Noelke
  6. Laura Jane Head
  7. Vera Yates
  8. Mayline Jung
  9. Lisa Harrolle
  10. Emily Midgett
  11. Eunji Jung

18 New Stamp Designs, 13 New Dies and 14 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are several 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 April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).

Day 1

Day 2

Day 4