Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Blog Categories

Showing posts in category: Birthday
Launching MFT’s Super Girl

Launching MFT’s Super Girl

Whoot, whoot, I’m guesting for My Favorite Things stamp company today! I’m featuring the You’re Super stamp set with an interactive Copic colored card. I hope you have a few minutes to check it out. Watch the teaser above for a 45 second overview and then you can find the blog post and full length video over at MFT Stamps! Be sure to like and subscribe to both channels for more paper crafting goodness from us!

I hope your Christmas was filled with laughter and cherished memories. May those carry you through the New Year.

xo, Janette

Read more
Hero Arts: December My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

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

Welcome! You guys, I am so in love with all of the elements from this month’s Hero Art My Monthly Hero Kit, Magical Nights. I am absolutely obsessed with a few of the add-ons. Both the Mandala Bold Print and the Henna Flower Pattern have absolutely become favorites. They will certainly have a long life in my collection. And the 4 new skin safe Henna inks?!?!? Now that’s fun!

It’s hop day so make sure you are leaving comments on each of the blogs so that you increase your odds of winning a kit of your own. No worries if you have already purchased one, you’ll be reimbursed! Comment away!

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, December 7th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

6 x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Fancy Window Die
5 ink cubes (Exclusive colors only available in this kit – Sapphire, Teal Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Tiger’s Eye)
5.25″ x 6.5″ Stencil
Assortment of glitter stickers

The value of the kit is nearly $80, 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.

December MMH Add-Ons

MMH December 2017 Kit
[ HA ]
My Monthly Hero Kit Subscriptions |...
[ HA ]
AF409 Onyx Henna Ink
[ HA ]
AF410 Lapis Henna Ink
[ HA ]
AF411 Scarab Henna Ink
[ HA ]
AF412 Amber Henna Ink
[ HA ]
K6268 Henna Flower Pattern
[ HA ]
CG726 Mandala Bold Prints
[ HA ]
CG724 Filigree Patten Bold Prints
[ HA ]
CG725 Floral Tile Bold Prints
[ HA ]
CM220 Make a Wish
[ HA ]
CM221 Ornate Henna Patterns
[ HA ]
CM222 Magical Nights Messages
[ HA ]
DI458 City Skyline Fancy Die
[ HA ]
DI460 Make a Wish Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
DI461 Filigree Border Fancy Die
[ HA ]
DI462 Old World Courtyard Fancy Die
[ HA ]
DI457 Gems Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]

This magical birthday card features several add-ons.

The back ground is ink blended with Ranger Mini Ink Blenders and Hero Arts inks on Bristol paper in this order:

Blog Hop

GiveawayWe 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, December 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

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

xo, Janette

Shop

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!

CM220 Make a Wish
[ HA ]
DI460 Make a Wish Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Mandala Bold Prints
[ HA ]
DI458 City Skyline Fancy Die
[ HA ]
PW105 Sparkle Embossing Powder | Hero...
[ HA ]
VC250 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad |...
[ HA ]
AF345 Intense Black | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF335 Crimson Bold Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF386 Rose Madder Bold Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF247 Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
[ HA ]
AF331 Dandelion Bold Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF387 Aegean Bold Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
AF235 Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
[ HA ]
AF337 Orchid Bold Ink | Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | SBC | SSS ]
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Papers...
[ HA ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
NK301 ClearDesign Double Scrubber Pad...
[ HA ]
NK202 ClearDesign Ultra Clean Stamp...
[ HA ]

Read more
Let’s Celebrate You

Let’s Celebrate You

Cards that can be personalized for multiple events rank near the top of my faves. “Let’s Celebrate You,” by The Ton Stamps is a perfect example. This pretty, but lets face it, generic card, can be for birthday, graduation, promotion… even a congratulatory card for a baby.

This card features The Ton Stamps Celebration Rose Cluster and Copic coloring.

Copics Used:

  • Flowers: Y11, YR31, YR15
  • Leaves: YG95, G85, G99
  • Grey Shading: 0, C00, C2

(I recommend Carpediemmarkers.com for Copics. Great prices, excellent service!)

Stamp image on 110# Neenah Solar White cardstock in Hero Arts Intense Black ink. Color image with Copics using darkest shade near the petal base and blending up through lighter shades. Color petals in green shades and line left and lower sides with grey for a shadowed effect. Cover colored flowers with clean Celebration Rose stamp in the same orientation that the image was stamped. Splatter panel with Silk Luster in charcoal (I believe this has been discontinued. Try Hickory Smoke Distress Ink watered down and mixed with silver, pearl or white Perfect Pearls). Stamp sentiment in Black Stazon Ink on vellum and adhere strip to back of panel. Add Sparkling Clear Sequins for that perfect pop of sparkle.

We are nearing December, I hope all your holiday plans and purchases are coming together swiftly and easily!

Make time to squeeze in at least 5 minutes of Creative Bliss today. You deserve it!

xo, Janette

Shop

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!

Celebration Rose Cluster – The Ton
[ TON ]
Celebration Rose Cluster Coordinating...
[ TON ]
Glass Slippers Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 5,...
[ TON ]
AF345 Intense Black | Hero Arts
[ HA | ELH | ELH | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110# Cover Solar...
[ AMZUS | ELH | ELH | SSS ]
Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Bazzill Vellum 8.5"X11"-White 40#
[ AMZUS | SBC | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger TDP47339 Distress Mini Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger Perfect Pearls, Confetti White
[ ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Perfect Pearls, Pewter
[ ELH | SSS ]
Read more
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

Read more
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 ]
Read more
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 ]

Read more

Pin It on Pinterest