Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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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 ]

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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 2

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 2

Hiya! Welcome back to day 2 of The Ton Stamps new Fall 2017 Release! Today we are revealing 5 new stamps sets with coordinating dies. I’m featuring Christmas Wreath Builder, Holly Branch and Holiday Movie Sentiments. I’ve got a project with Star Trails in the works for another post. Be sure to check out all the design team has to offer, they are creative geniuses!

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. You can find the details to this promotion here.

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

  • Stamp Holly Branch in Versamark on black cardstock.
  • Gold heat emboss branches.
  • Color leaves with Spectrum Noir Holly Leaf sparkle pen.
  • Copic color pup from The Ton’s Dog Life and fussy cut.
  • Adhere pup to mini action wobbler. Wobbler to panel.
  • Add The Ton’s red foil tape across top of panel.
  • White heat emboss Holiday Mini Movie sentiment.
  • Adhere card panel to A2 folded card base.
  • Adhere New Year Mix Couture Color sequins.
  • Add Cranberry Stickles to berries. Set aside to dry.
  • Loosely watercolor background with several shades of gold from the Finetec Palette on watercolor paper. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Christmas Wreath Builder on white cardstock lining each layer up carefully matching point and crevices. Create 3. All the colors I layered with are linked up at the bottom of the post.
  • Fussy or Die cut 3 wreaths and chosen accessories.
  • Stack and offset 2 wreaths with dimensional adhesive between the layers.
  • Adhere accessories to your liking.
  • Trim watercolor panel to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Cut a small slit between each pine bough to allow the wreath to straighten.
  • Adhere straightened wreath behind bottom edge of watercolor panel.
  • Adhere watercolor panel to red cardstock A2 base. If you feel the red color is too dark for an interior sentiment, add a slightly smaller white cardstock rectangle to the inside back panel.
  • Adhere decorated wreath to watercolored panel.
  • Adhere Frosted Spearmint Couture Mix sequins.

If you missed or would like to revisit the project from day 1, you may click on the photo below to take you to it.

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. Be sure to check back each day this week!

Thank you so much for hopping along today. 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

Day 2

Extended Supply List

Dog Life
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Lemon Drop Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Coral Cavern Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Valentine Red Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Lipstick Red Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Found Topaz Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Dark Roast Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Bright Fern Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Deep Emerald Dye
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Everglade Moss Dye
[ TON ]
Arches Watercolor Pad 9 in. x 12 in....
[ AMZUS | ELH | MCH ]
Gina K Cherry Red Heavy Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#...
[ SSS ]
Finetec M600 Artist Mica Watercolor...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | BLIC ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
StazOn Solvent Inkpad-Jet Black 1 pcs...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine...
[ TON | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine Gold
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Cranberry Stickles Glitter Glue .5oz...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble, 6 pk
[ ELH | SBC ]
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble,...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble,...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]

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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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The Ton – Summer Challenge

The Ton – Summer Challenge

Welcome to today’s installment of sunshine! I am back from a revitalizing week at the beach and am excited to share with you The Ton Stamps August Challenge. This month’s theme is “Summer”! I’d say it is perfect timing as August tends to be our hottest month here in Central California. Though, it also means that the school year is fast approaching. Just 10 more days or so to hang on to to these last lazy mornings!

This month I tackled stamp layering. Honestly, if you’ve got a stamp positioning tool like the Misti, it is nearly foolproof!

These are my tips:

  • Use a stamp positioner like the Misti.
  • Check for air pockets between stamp and positioner lid/acrylic block on larger stamps. Having air pockets will cause uneven stamping.
  • Use clear acetate over your stamped image to line up the second step and subsequent steps. One- to protect your first image from smears, and two- take a trial stamp run on the acetate to make sure you are in the right place. Wipe acetate clean with alcohol.
  • Allow each ink layer to dry. Stamping the next too quickly will cause image edges to blur.

To complete: die cut palms and flamingo and layer in/around die cut oval. Pop elements for dimension. Add clear Wink of Stella to wave and Glass Slipper Sequins for sparkle.

You can find this card as design team inspiration over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. Remember, this month the theme is “Summer.” Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps retail shop. The odds are ever in your favor!

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! See you again soon!

xoxo, Janette

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Ton Stamps, Father’s Day w/Beer

Ton Stamps, Father’s Day w/Beer

We are swiftly approaching Father’s Day – are you prepared? In case you are not, I have got Beery good inspiration for you today! I’m over at The Ton Stamps sharing all the details for this Father’s Day card. No worries if the dad in your life is not a beer drinker, use rich brown tones for a rootbeer, or even rootbeer float! Nom Nom Nom!

Head on over to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season here, for more details!

 

Thank you so much for visiting today!

xo, Janette

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