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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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 1

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 1

Guys! I am ecstatic to be sharing with you so much goodness from The Ton Stamps new Fall 2017 Release! Today is day 1 of 4 and then day 5 is a fabulous blog hop with a Ton of super talented guests. Kick back an enjoy all the inky awesomeness this week has in store for you! I’m starting you off with Creative Bliss in blues and yellows…

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are two new 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 September 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

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

  • Stamp Magnificent Magnolias in Salty Ocean Distress Ink onto watercolor paper for a no-line look.
  • Watercolor images keeping darkest shade near base of each petal.
  • Watercolor thin strip of watercolor paper for sentiment.
  • Cover dry image with clean magnolia stamp for protection and splatter background.
  • Carefully remove stamp.
  • Stamp sentiment on watercolored narrow strip with The Ton Stamps Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink.
  • Adhere sentiment strip with dimensional adhesive.
  • Apply watercolored panel to A2 folded card base.
  • Apply Blue Ice Couture Sequins Mix to card.
  • Loosely watercolor background on watercolor paper. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Fresh Cut Carnations lining each layer up carefully matching point and crevices. I layered with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Beach Blonde, Bright Fern and Everglade Moss.
  • Fussy or Die cut images.
  • White heat emboss sentiment on black strip.
  • Adhere sentiment strip and flowers to dry watercolor panel using dimensional adhesive.
  • Apply panel to A2 folded card base.
  • Adhere Blue Ice Couture Color Sequin Mix.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps 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. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton and its talented designers have to share with you today.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to see you again tomorrow!

xo, Janette

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

The Ton
Mayline
Eunji
Vera
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Brenda
Lisa
Janette <— You Are Here
Anna
Olga

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three new 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 September 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

Day 1

Extended Supply List

Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Cards -...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Daniel Smith 285610005 Extra Fine...
[ AMZUS ]
Daniel Smith 285610016 Alvaro...
[ AMZUS ]
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors,...
[ ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Arches Watercolor Pad 9 in. x 12 in....
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Vanilla Frosted...
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Beach Blondie Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Lemon Drop Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Bright Fern Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Everglade Moss Dye
[ TON ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]

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Ton September Challenge – Who Gives a Fox

Ton September Challenge – Who Gives a Fox

Guys, I am so excited for today’s post! Not only is there a new challenge up for The Ton Stamps, but my blog has a whole new look, yay! If you are viewing this as an email, pop on over to the site here to take a peek. If you are at the site – what do ya think? Pretty fun, right? I have a few areas that are still under construction, but wowzers! So much fun to come!

Today’s card, Who Gives a Fox sings of all things fall. Is that pumpkin spice I smell? Yum! We had a beautiful mood board to work from and did it ever!?! I zoned right in on the fox in the top row and new I could create a similar look with the colored pencils, Distress Oxide ink, Hey Foxy, Thankful Cornucopia and Fresh Cut Poinsettia Coordinating Outline stamp sets.

You can find this card as design team inspiration over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. This month is Mood Board inspiration. 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

Hey Foxy
[ TON ]
Thankful Cornucopia
[ TON ]
Fresh Cut Poinsettias (Coord. Outlines )
[ TON ]
Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Natural Wood - 16in, 12in
[ TON ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DARK...
[ SSS ]
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ ELH ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Includes...
[ AMZUS ]
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE Ink Pads AND...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxides 12...
[ AMZUS ]
Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black...
[ AMZUS ]
Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH | SSS ]
Tsukineko 1/2 Fluid Ounce StazOn...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
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The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release – Day 1

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release – Day 1

Hi there! Today, I am sharing with you Day 1 of 4 of the The Ton’s Daily Release posts for the 2017 Summer Release. Day 5 brings a fab blog hop with guest designers and giveaways, yay! I don’t know how Effie does it, but every release is more amazing that the last. This go ’round does not disappoint! **Updated to add a YouTube tutorial on the Anemone Bouquet card!***

All new release items will be available in the shop on June 8th (Day 4).

For The Ton’s Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies, 1 new couture mix and 6 new backdrop board designs! There are four new 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 June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix) 
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix)

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS: For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps 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 RELEASE GIVEAWAYS: There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice.

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (June 9): Three $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, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th 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!

  • Stamp Anemone Bouquet in Antique Linen Distress Ink on watercolor paper.
  • Stamp Vase in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
  • Watercolor image. I used Daniel Smith Watercolors.
  • Draw an offset vertical line avoiding painted areas.
  • Fussy cut (or partial die cut) along and around vase/bouquet.
  • Cut A2 black panel.
  • Add Gold Glitter Trim & fussy cut image to black panel. If they are larger than black panel turn to reveal black panel and trim to match.
  • Stamp sentiment on on vellum with StazOn ink to avoid smearing.
  • Attach vellum around card on back of black panel only.
  • Adhere to A2 folded card base.
  • Adhere Summer Soiree Couture Mix sequins.
  • Stamp Anemone Wishes on Bristol paper in Caviar Hybrid ink.
  • Zig Clean Color image.
  • Once dry cover image with clean Anemone Wishes stamp and splatter exposed area.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • Trim colored panel and adhere to black mat.
  • Adhere to A2 folded card base and add Summer Soiree Couture Mix Sequins.

The Ton’s June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

I’ve linked up the fabulous Ton Design Team below. They have created some amazing things. Don’t forget to leave comments to increase your odds of winning the giveaways!

Thank you so much for visiting my slice of Creative Bliss today!

xxoo, Janette

24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies, 1 new couture mix and 6 new backdrop board designs!

Gifts with Purchases

There are four new 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 June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix) 
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix)

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

Day 1

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W Plus 9 Tulips

W Plus 9 Tulips

So this is a bit of a humility post, stick with me. I painted the watercolor portion of this card at Simon Says Stamp Create back in April. It was a class taught by Dawn Woleslagle of W Plus 9 with the exclusive Create Something Beautiful stamp set designed especially for Create. I adore Dawn and was all too happy to be able to take a class with her in person. I had previously participated in a class she instructed on onlincecardclasses.com called Watercolor for Card makers: Intermediate Techniques. I learned so much. The most valuable lesson, for me, was about watercolor and what makes it move: pigment loads versus water and the like. You’ll learn to create or avoid what some people call the dreaded “bloom” and so much more. It was a $25 well spent! Since OCC students have lifetime access to classes they have purchased, I intend to go through it again. There is so much information to absorb!

Here’s the humility part of the post. Look closely at this image. I painted it in and hour and half. It has so many flaws. Blow it up by clicking View and then Zoom at the very top of your screen. I wanted to go back and add depth, shadow and crisp lines before I shared here, but I decided the piece deserved to stand alone – mistakes and all. Yes, it is easy to go back and add detail to watercolor. Let me ask you this though, how many mistakes did you see, even after I asked you to go back and look it over? I’m willing to bet it is nowhere near the dozens I can count. The point is this: no one will critique your work like you do. If you stop or slow your creation because you are obsessing over perfection – stop. No one notices that level of detail but you. As a Type A personality, I get it. Completely. I love the details, I do. Don’t let them steal your mojo or confidence though. Create, share, engage, post. You will be so impressed with yourself when you revisit those old posts. The proof is in my Instagram feed, and many other creatives feeds too.

I’ve come along way baby! I’ma keepin it goin and I hope that you do to. Practice makes progress.

Oh, and yes, this was supposed to be for Mother’s Day. Let’s just say I am super early for next year! *insert huge cheesy grin*

Thanks so much for joining me in my Creative Bliss today. I hope that you’ll visit yours today too!

xxoo, Janette

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, no matter how you came about that title! May your day be filled with those you love, enjoying all the best motherhood has to offer!

I’m sharing 2 cards that aren’t specific to Mother’s Day, over on The Season at The Ton Stamps, because let’s face it, as much as I always like to be prepared, I’m not. I cover myself by making cards like these that are versatile and can be personalized on the interior of the card to suit the occasion. In this case, Happy Mother’s Day is stamped on the interior of the second card.

Head over to The Ton Stamps for all the sparkly details!

xo, Janette

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