Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Creativity is inventing, experimenting growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. – Mary Lou Cook

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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...

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Featured Products

Destash 10ish Full Size Ink Pads, 10+ Stamps/Dies

This listing is for 1 flat rate padded envelope of 10ish full size ink pads and 10+ stamps/dies from popular and trendy stamp companies. As much as I love them, I am really trying to not be a hoarder of all crafty things. Space is at a premium and for may companies I have moved to mini ink cubes. If you are interested, click the button below to purchase (the button is set to not oversell). And I will promptly get them shipped to you at no cost as long as you are in the U.S. Others are welcome to purchase, but will incur shipping fees. I will not be held liable for any damage that may occur in shipping. Feel free to click here to get in contact with me, but please know I will not be listing each ink color. Take the plunge. Don’t miss this steal! 🙂

Destash 10+ Stamps/Dies, Trimmer, ATG Gun and Mini Inks

This listing is for 1 medium flat rate box including 1 small guillitone trimmer, pink ATG tape gun, 10+ popular manufacturer stamps/dies and mini inks that I am purging from my collection in order to make room for new goods. If you are interested, click the button below to purchase (the button is set to not oversell). And I will promptly get them shipped to you at no cost as long as you are in the U.S. Others are welcome to purchase, but will incur shipping fees. I will not be held liable for any damage that may occur in shipping. Feel free to click here to get in contact with me, but please know I will not be listing each stamp, die or extra included. There are so many, and they are a steal! 🙂

 

Destash Full Size Ink Pads

This listing is for 1 flat rate padded envelope of 10ish full size ink pads and 10+ stamps/dies from popular and trendy stamp companies. As much as I love them, I am really trying to not be a hoarder of all crafty things. Space is at a premium. If you are interested, click the button below to purchase (the button is set to not oversell). And I will promptly get them shipped to you at no cost as long as you are in the U.S. Others are welcome to purchase, but will incur shipping fees. I will not be held liable for any damage that may occur in shipping. Feel free to click here to get in contact with me, but please know I will not be listing each ink color. Take the plunge. You know you want to! 🙂

Featured Shops

Greg and Angie are the two masterminds behind Concord & 9th. They have a passion for crafting, design and product development that is apparent with each monthly release (on the 9th, no less!). Together, they “hope to inspire your creative side, and provide exciting, high-quality, and innovative products.” I may or may not be a hoarder of all things C9!

Hero Arts, home of the My Monthly Hero kit, provides an innovative line of original stamp and gift set designs, crafted with only the highest quality ingredients. They are a Certified Green Business and have won many awards on the local and state level honoring their commitment to our environment.

Charitable contributions are woven into the fabric that makes up Hero Arts. Their site states, “The Hero Arts brand was founded on the ideas of integrity, innovation, and community. We express these beliefs in everything we do from our design and manufacturing to our customer service and marketing. We believe in the power of expression through creativity, and sharing is a pathway to connecting with others through the thoughtfulness of a creative community. To support these ideas, and to give back to the community we love, Hero Arts has the following ongoing Charitable Campaigns that focus on giving in the places we feel need our support most…” You can read about the ways they support, share and give here.

Butterfly Reflections Ink is the epitome of the American Dream and working for what you want. This is a mom and pop type shop, except it is Vanessa. All Vanessa. She is on the east coast, I am on the west. When I place an order before the post office closes, she’s got it packaged and shipped off that day. I have it in 3 or less. It’s incredible. She is incredible. Her customer service is second to none. With a supportive husband that gave the go ahead for that initial $5000 investment, she has grown her business by leaps and bounds. She moves products in and out quickly, has a reward program for everyone and always has the latest and greatest!

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Featured Artists

Meet Ali.

Ali has only been on Instagram for 6 months or so with cardmaking. I am not sure where she was before that, but I was elated to stumble across her. She creates a good 10 cards or so a week. She is amazing. I am consistently awe struck by her talent, time and dedication to this craft. Keep your eyes on her. She is a rising star, indeed! Follow Ali’s YouTube channel here and her Instagram here.

Ali Farmer

Cardmaker, AliLovesCardmaking

Meet EunJi.

You guys, seriously, have you seen EunJi’s creations? She has such an eye for color, composition and design. Her florals are to die for! EunJi is also an accomplished illustrator. She has an Etsy shop where you can find many digital creations ready for instant download.  A few of her designs have been released in collaboration with The Ton Stamps. Find her blog here, Instagram here and her Etsy shop here.

 

EunJi Jung

Cardmaker, DotBstamp

Meet Francine.

Francine is a scrapbooker and cardmaker from Switzerland. She is fluent in German and French and adores her fur babies. Francine is a master with Copic markers. She achieves such depth and dimensions – and I am green with envy at her ability! You can find her blog here and her Instagram here.

Francine Vuilleme

Cardmaker, 1001 Cartes

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