Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

The Hero Arts 2018 Catalog has officially been launched in the Hero Arts shop! There are so many items I am excited about. Some of my favorites are of course the new liquid watercolors. They are so heavily pigmented that it only takes a drop or two to complete images. I also adore the Dragonfly Fancy die set, the Antique Keys Bold Prints and the new florals and… and…. Truly I just need an extra day in my week. Preferably between Saturday and Sunday. I just want to play all day with all of this goodness!

Quick Links:

2018 Catalog Products     |     Blog Hop / Giveaway     |     Project Supplies     |     Giving

So I may have a thing for dragonflies. So much so that I have one permanently inked. This glittery dragonfly was created with the new Dragonfly Fancy Die and Be Creative Tape. I adhered the tape to heavy cardstock and die cut it, tape side up, setting my machine so that it would cut through the release paper of the tape, but not through the cardstock backing. Working from dark to light I removed select areas of the release tape and applied glitter. I buffed it with an old paintbrush to firmly attach it to the tape and tapped off the excess. I moved through the colors, even gradating the color on the wings. Using the dragonfly outline die, I cut into Handmade Watercolor Paper for amazing texture on the face of the panel.

You can see a YouTube video tutorial here on the same technique done a couple of years ago. It was the first video I ever did and have since improved, so go easy on me! It is still viable and provides good information!

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

 

I love these Antique Keys too! On my bucket list is the bridge full of locks in um… Paris, I think… Anytime I see images of it I think how cool it would be to attach one of my own. Someday… after I research it a bit, ha!

This card is super quick and simple. I airbrushed it with my Copic markers. It could easily be recreated with Hero Arts inks or Distress Oxides. Then I white heat embossed it and adhered a Swans & Cattails sentiment over a black and white Candy Stripe Bold Prints strip. I trimmed the finished panel slightly narrower than A2 and then adhered it to an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) folded card base.

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

Giving for Destinations

Hero Arts is a tremendously generous company and I am honored to be able to share with you that 100% of the profits from the stamps below directly support charities in order to help those most in need from recent hurricane and fire destruction. You can read more about Hero Arts giving campaigns HERE.

Destination Napa Valley
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
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Blog Hop

Giveaway: We will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

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

xo, Janette

2018 Hero Arts Catalog

All the goodness from the new Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog is available now in the Hero Arts shop!

Artprint Brown Liquid Watercolor
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Pine Liquid Watercolor
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Moss Liquid Watercolor
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Mulled Wine Liquid Watercolor
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Strawberry Liquid Watercolor
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Dandelion Liquid Watercolor
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Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor
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Indigo Liquid Watercolor
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Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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Swallowtail Layering Dye Inks
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Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
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Swan Layering Dye Inks
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Nasturtium Layering Dye Inks
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Pink Pop Flowers Sequin Mix
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Seashore Sequin Mix
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Butterfly Garden Sequin Mix
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Newspaper Bold Prints
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Antique Keys Bold Prints
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Abstract Skyline Bold Prints
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Floral Mandala Bold Prints
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Urban Skyline Bold Prints
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Color Layering Swan Bundle
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Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
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Color Layering Nasturtium Bundle
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Color Layering Swallowtail Bundle
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Color Layering Elephant Bundle
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Color Layering Caterpillar Bundle
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Mermaid Stamp & Cut
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House Stamp & Cut
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Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut
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Wishing Well
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Weird & Wonderful
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Welcome Neighbor
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In the Study
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Headline Messages
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Mouse Tea Party
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Make A Fountain
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Alphabet Soup
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Story Time
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Layered Topiary
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Swans & Cattails
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Woodland Tea Party
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Color Layering Swan
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Color Layering Rabbit
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Color Layering Nasturtium
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Color Layering Swallowtail
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Color Layering Elephant
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Color Layering Caterpillar
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Support, Prayers, Love
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Safari Wild About You
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Safari Huge Tanks
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Mermaid Kisses
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Bookcase
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Mermaid Ink N Stamp
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Safari Ink N Stamp
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Modern Uppercase Letters & Numbers
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Modern Lowercase Letters
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Golden Age Large Letter Set
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Flowering Magnolia
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Flowering Nasturtium
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
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Destination Napa Valley
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Elephant Pair
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Meerkat Pair
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Garden Gnome
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Into The Woods Stencil 6x6
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Spades Stencil 6x6
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Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil 6x6
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Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
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Radiant White 4x6 Cardstock (24)
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Paper Layering Swan w/Frame
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Trellis Fancy Die
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Dragonfly Fancy Die
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Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Nesting House Infinity Dies
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Flower Confetti Fancy Die
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Wishing Well Frame Cuts
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Flowering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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In the Study Frame Cuts
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Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts
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Make a Fountain Frame Cuts
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Story Time Frame Cuts
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Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swan Frame Cuts
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Woodland Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Caterpillar Frame Cuts
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Swans & Cattails Frame Cuts
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Welcome Neighbor Frame Cuts
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Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Mermaid Kisses Frame Cuts
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Coral Fancy Dies
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Safari Sunset Fancy Die
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Safari Wild About You Frame Cuts
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Safari Huge Thanks Frame Cuts
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Project Supplies

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!

Dragonfly Fancy Die
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Support, Prayers, Love
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PS767 Handmade Watercolor Paper
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Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
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Tonic Studios 723N Violet Infusion...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Tonic Studios 712N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios NOM533772 Nuvo Pure...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Nuvo pure Sheen Glitter...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 713N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
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PS623 Sea Mix Layering Papers (12) |...
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Antique Keys Bold Prints
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Swans & Cattails
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COPIC Sketch Marker BG07, Petroleum Blue
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG2, Fluorescent...
[ ELH | SSS | AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BV08, Blue Violet
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Candy Stripe Bold Prints
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Black India Ink
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CH300 Ombré Ocean Sequins
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Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
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Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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White Embossing Powder
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Snow Layering Papers (10)
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PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
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PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
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Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | SSS | ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
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Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | ELH | BLIC ]

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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

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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
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My Monthly Hero Kit Subscriptions |...
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AF409 Onyx Henna Ink
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AF410 Lapis Henna Ink
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AF411 Scarab Henna Ink
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AF412 Amber Henna Ink
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K6268 Henna Flower Pattern
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CG726 Mandala Bold Prints
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CG724 Filigree Patten Bold Prints
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CG725 Floral Tile Bold Prints
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CM220 Make a Wish
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CM221 Ornate Henna Patterns
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CM222 Magical Nights Messages
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DI458 City Skyline Fancy Die
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DI460 Make a Wish Frame Cuts
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DI461 Filigree Border Fancy Die
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DI462 Old World Courtyard Fancy Die
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DI457 Gems Confetti Fancy Die
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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
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DI460 Make a Wish Frame Cuts
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Mandala Bold Prints
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DI458 City Skyline Fancy Die
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PW105 Sparkle Embossing Powder | Hero...
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VC250 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad |...
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AF345 Intense Black | Hero Arts
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AF335 Crimson Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF386 Rose Madder Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF247 Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF331 Dandelion Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF387 Aegean Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF235 Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF337 Orchid Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | SBC | SSS ]
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Papers...
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
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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...
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NK202 ClearDesign Ultra Clean Stamp...
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Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How Lovely are thy branches…. blah, blah, blah… I don’t know the rest of the lyrics (all in my best sing-songy voice, of course)!

Our Christmas tree is up and glowing. I love to turn off all the lights and enjoy it in all its glistening goodness. No denying that is what inspired today’s card created with Hero Art’s Classic Christmas Tree!

I created this card by first stamping the Christmas Tree in Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink on Black Midnight Layering Paper. I blasted it with a heat tool to speed up the dry time. I’m impatient like that *snicker*. Next, I colored the image by tracing the white lines with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. A Signo White Uniball Pen provided the crisp white of the candle bases and ornament details.

Next, I die cut the image and blended ink from the inside toward the outside of the the negative space with Hero Arts White Dye Ink and a touch of Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink. Adhere to A2 folded card base and I then replaced the positive into the opening. I added the Christmas Banner sentiment on kraft, a few stars from Hero Arts Champagne Sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell. Place in a safe space to dry overnight. Nuvo drops are awesome, but they do take a bit of time to dry completely.

Thank you for spending a few minutes reading about today’s card. I’d love to see what you are creating and pictures of your Christmas trees. Tag me!

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!

S6252 Classic Christmas Tree | Hero Arts
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DI424 Classic Christmas Tree Frame...
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DC218 Christmas Banner Stamp & Cut |...
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PS627 Kraft Layering Paper (10) |...
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PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Papers...
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AF249 Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad | Hero...
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AF136 White Ink Pad | Hero Arts
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | BRI | ELH | SSS ]
AF101 Black Ink Pad | Hero Arts
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CH306 Champagne Sequin Mix | Hero Arts
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Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
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Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
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Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
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Uni-ball Signo Broad Um-153 Gel Ink...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops 1.1oz-Ivory Seashell
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

I hope your turkey week is off to an awesome start. I’m over on the Hero Arts blog today sharing a card created with the Paper Layering Wooden Door and Woodgrain Cardstock. Click here to head on over and take a peek!

May the lines be short, the cooking times fast, traffic nil and the laughter music to your ears. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

xo, Janette

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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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