Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

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Guesting with Pinkfresh Studios

Guesting with Pinkfresh Studios

Today, I am honored to be guesting over at Pinkfresh Studios. I have got 3 projects to share there with you featuring Shine, Scootin By and the Simple Joy stamp sets. Click here to head on over and take a peek!

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

xo, Janette

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Hero Arts: Intro & a Jumpstart on Christmas.

Hero Arts: Intro & a Jumpstart on Christmas.

Just a teaser on my site today as I am so excited to announce that I have joined the ever fabulous Hero Arts Creative Team! I’m getting into the swing of things today with my first official post on their blog using the My Monthly Hero Add-Ons. I hope you will pop on over to the Hero Arts Blog for the full post including a card and gift here. It’s not too early to be thinking of Christmas!

See you again soon with a full post from any of a number of fun cards I have lined up!

xoxo, Janette

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Hero Arts: November My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts: November My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hello there and welcome hoppers, friends, and soon to be friends! I am so happy that you have popped in today as I am sharing with you the November My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. It is sure to get you in the holiday mood. Obviously you can create cards, but there is so much more. Imagine gift wrap, tags, ornaments… endless possibilities!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday November 10th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

6x8 Clear Set
4 Tag Dies
4 Shaped Dies
60 Assorted Gift Tags (ornament, star, tree & snow flake: colored, kraft, white)
10 yards of red & white baker’s twine
2 Delicata Ink Cubes (Golden Glitz + Celestial Copper)

The value of the kit is $72, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

November MMH Add-Ons

CM 215 Winter Animals
[ HA ]
DI445 Tag Frames Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
SA109 Festive Star Bauble Stencil 6x6
[ HA ]
CG723 Snowflake Pattern Bold Prints
[ HA ]
CG722 Festive Bauble Bold Prints
[ HA ]
DI443 Paper Layering Santa Tag
[ HA ]
CM214 Holiday Badges
[ HA ]
CM213 Holiday Labels
[ HA ]
DI448 Happy Hanukkah Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
DI447 Winter Animals Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
CM216 Happy Hanukkah
[ HA ]
DI446 Snowflake Tag Fancy Die
[ HA ]

This card is a breeze with the tag style ornament stamps included in this month’s kit.

  • Blend Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink along the perimeter of Smooth Bristol cardstock sized at 4 “x 5.25”.
  • Stamp your choice of ornament (or even a variety!) in Hero Arts Grape Juice, Cornflower, Pool, Tide Pool and Green Apple inks and die cut.
  • Weave several strands of heavy weight thread through hanging holes at one time.
  • Adhere ornaments to blended panel, popping one or more with dimensional adhesive.
  • Hero Arts Gold heat emboss sentiment on black cardstock strip. Adhere tucked behind an ornament on one side.
  • Adhere thread to back of panel, apply foam tape and adhere panel to A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) folded card base.
  • Add Hero Arts Champagne Sequins for sparkle!

I hijacked the hair pretties drawer for this bow – shhh, don’t tell my girls!

  • Heat emboss snowflakes in Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder on A2 Bristol Smooth cardstock. I chose to have more flakes at toward the top and less near bottom for a flurry effect.
  • Blend Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers from dark to light down the card.
  • Buff card panel lightly with paper towel to remove any excess color from the snowflakes.
  • Stamp tree in the included Delicata Golden Glitz, allow to dry and die cut.
  • Heat emboss sentiment on black cardstock in Hero Arts Gold embossing powder, die cut.
  • Pop tree and sentiment with dimensional adhesive and adhere to snowflake panel.
  • Swipe cut ends of ribbon quickly trough a small flame to melt ends just a bit to avoid fraying. Adhere “upcycled” bow or create your own with grosgrain ribbon.
  • Adhere panel to A2 folded card base.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, November 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, 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!

November 2017 MMH Kit
[ HA ]
My Monthly Hero Kit Subscriptions |...
[ HA ]
PW100 Gold Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
PW105 Sparkle Embossing Powder | Hero...
[ HA ]
CH306 Champagne Sequin Mix | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF344 Green Apple Bold Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF223 Tide Pool Shadow Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF212 Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink | Hero...
[ HA ]
AF235 Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
[ HA ]
AF227 Grape Juice Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
[ HA ]
VC250 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad |...
[ HA ]
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 -...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Salty...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Madeira No 30 Heavy Metal Machine...
[ AMZUS ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS...
[ SSS | SSS | AMZUS | ELH | SBC ]
Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement...
[ ELH | SSS | SBC ]
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch by 36-Yard...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]

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The Ton Stamps October Release

The Ton Stamps October Release

Hello there my friends! I am back today featuring The Ton Stamps new Thankful Chrysanthemum for their Special October Release. Effie has teamed up with the amazing Eun Ji Jung, a Ton design team member, with many of the stamps created for October. I’m so excited to be participating in the hop today. You know I have undying love for florals and The Ton Stamps. I cannot wait to see where Eun Ji takes us with her amazing designs. She blows me away!

View all of the other talented design team members and special guests by following the links at the bottom of this post!

A simple card is all this gorgeous stamp needed. I stamped it on Gina K Artist’s Choice cardstock (perfect for pencils!) in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I used only the pencils in the image at the top. Just 7, that’s it. I started with the darker purple hue at the base of each petal then blended through each lighter shade a smidge further into each petal. I left the tips white for highlight.

The shaker was created with In The Navy Cardstock by Gina K (her cardstock is my favorite!) and Hero Arts Acetate (which is super sturdy, yes!). Die Cut the circle, adhere acetate to the back and build walls with foam tape. Make sure to leave no gaps where clear rhinestones can escape. Adhere the back panel and card base. Heat emboss a sentiment and pop on the front along with your die cut colored image.

Blog Hop

We’re giving away one stamp of choice from our October Release to a commenter! To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog on the hop. The comment period will close on Sunday, October 29 at 7pm EST. The winner will be announced on The Ton blog thereafter.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Supply List

Thankful Chrysanthemum – The Ton
[ TON ]
Thankful Chrysanthemum Coordinating...
[ TON ]
Clear Rhinestones – The Ton
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Gina k Artist's Choice 110lb
[ GNK ]
Gina K In the Navy Heavy Cardstock
[ GNK ]
DI199 Circle Infinity Dies (H) | Hero...
[ HA ]
PS762 Acetate Sheets 5" x 6" | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
PW100 Gold Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
[ HA | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Tombow 88 oz Mono Multi Liquid Glue...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ ELH ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
[ AMZUS | HA | 3DC | ELH ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | HA | 3DC | ELH ]

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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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