Saturday, October 19, 2019

Joy of Sets - One Stamp 3 Ways!

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For those who are stopping for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop 
and the Theme is to use one stamp 3 ways.  I Love to get as much use out of a stamp set as I can!!

I decided to take a break from Christmas and choose a Stamp Set that is not a part of a bundle and decided on Beautiful Day. 
Here are my cards:

First I Stamped the Butterfly image in Black and simply added colour with a Sponge Dauber.  I used Grapefruit Grove.  

On this card I pulled out my Blends and coloured the butterfly using both light and dark to add depth.  I used Blackberry Bliss, Real Red, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, and Balmy Blue. Then using glue dots just on the body I adhered it to a Balmy Blue Card base that I embossed using the country floral folder.  I bent the wings up a little to add dimension.  

Lastly I simply Stamped the Butterfly randomly around the card in Black.  Can't go wrong with a classic Black and White Card.  What you can't see is that I actually used my wink of Stella and painted the wings to give them shimmer.  It looks Beautiful in real life.  Give it a try, Wink of Stella is a must have!

So there it is, one stamp set used 3 ways, you can also do this with the flower image and pretty much any stamp set!

All the products used are available on my online store, click on the Canadian Flag to your right as I can only sell to Canadians.  The products are listed at the bottom.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  You can leave a comment below.
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I can't wait to see what other did with this challenge!!

Products used:

Beautiful Day Stamp Set item# 151257
Tuxedo Black ink item# 132708
Grapefruit Grove ink item# 147142
Sponge Daubers item# 133773
Polka Dot Tulle ribbon item# 146912
Grapefruit Grove 1/8" grosgrain ribbon item# 146954
happiness Blooms Enamel dots item# 148805
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends combo item# 148544
Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends combo item#147932
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends combo item#147276
Real Red Stampin' Blends combo item#147935
Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder item# 151823
Rhinestones item# 144220
Clear Wink of Stella item# 141897

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Fall

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For those who are stopping for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball welcome to
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Today I am participating in a Blog Hop and the Theme is Fall and instead of the normal things like leaves and pumpkins..I decided to use some fall colours.

I Hope you Like my card!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Stamp 'n Hop - CASE my own card

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For those who are stopping for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop and the Theme is to Case my own card.  So I went back to my very first Stamp 'n Hop Blog Post and this was my card.

I remember being obsessed with the To a Wild Rose Bundle and I had to make myself put it away so I could move on to other It's Fun to be able to pull it out again!! It is truly a Favourite and I am so Happy we will have it for 2 whole years since it is a million dollar achievers set!! Can you believe there are quite a few demonstrator's who have sold $1,000,000,000 worth of stamps, paper and ink!! What an achievement!!

So onto my new card!

Looking back I think this card is kinda busy.  So Using the same stamp set I embossed 2 flowers with White Embossing powder and added the Seaside Spray colour with a Sponge dauber.  The background is one of the 3 step flower stamps with lots of white space.  I added silver glimmer floral die cuts and a couple Pear Pizzazz Leaf die cuts.

I Hope you Like my Card
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Monday, October 7, 2019

Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights October 2019

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For those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball the crafty hands at
Stampin' with the Bees.  
I hope you Love my card today!

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights Event and you are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so I would Really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!  There is a button at the end you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects!!  So 4 plus mine!!

Our weather has changed a bit lately and Fall is definitely in the air as we head into our Thanksgiving Weekend her in Canada.  So I pulled out some water colour paper and got at it!
First I soaked the water colour paper with water, then stamped large leaves with Crushed Curry and small leaves with Cherry Cobbler.  The Stamp set is an oldie but a goodie from the Annual Catalogue called Colourful Seasons item#143726
I added the leaf outline in both gold embossing and cajun craze.
Then to add the speckling I used a stamp from the Artisan Textures item# 151278 with Crumb Cake.

Card Measurements:
Watercolour Paper 3.75" x 5"
Cherry Cobbler 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Very Vanilla Cardbase 5.5" x 8.5"

This picture includes a shot of the Kylie would naked insides!!! I completely agree!!

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Stamper's Showcase - Holiday Catalogue Favourite

Welcome, for those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball I am an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada 

The Theme this month is Holiday Catalogue Favourites!!
And right away I was wondering how on earth I would choose just one!!  There are so many things to LOVE in this catalogue!! 

So I cheated and combined 2 of my Favourite Bundles!!
Still Scenes (the snow globe one) and
Snowman Season!!

Right away when I saw the catalogue the snow globe was a must have and I could not resist the snowman and the cutest little guy needed to go into one of those globes!!

I hope you Love my Card!!

First I cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Card stock so it is 4.25" x 8.5" and score it at 5.5"
The Night of navy card front is 4" x 5.25" and embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing folder.  Plus it doesn't photograph well, but I sprayed it with Frost White shimmer paint (mixing it with 70% isopropyl alcohol in a stampin spritzer.
Then I stamped the snowman, the sentiment and inside the card from Snowman Season with night of navy ink.  
Adding snowflakes with Seaside Spray Ink.
I then die cut the snowman using the snowglobe and the base from seaside spray.  it has 2 pieces so I layered them.
Next everything gets assembled. And lastly, another item that does not photograph well, I put shimmery crystal effects on the snowballs in the air to make them shiny and a little 3D.  That was last so I could set it aside to dry.

All the products used are available at my online store.  I have provided a list below.
Please keep hopping and check out the next blog as there are lots more Holiday Catalogue Favourites!!
Thanks for stopping by!

If you Live in Canada I would Love to earn your business.  
Click on the Canadian flag to shop at my online store!
Still Scenes Bundle item #153023
Snowman Season Bundle item #152337
Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder item #150646
Shimmery Crystal Effects item #150892
Frost White Shimmer Paint item #147046
Stampin' Spritzer item #126185
Seaside Spray Cardstock item #150883
Night of Navy Cardstock item #100867
Whisper White Thick Cardstock item #140272
Seaside Spray Ink item #150085
Night of Navy Ink item #147110
Balmy Blue Ink item #147105
Sponge Dauber item #133773

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Joy of Sets - Double Z fold

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For those who are stopping for the first time, 

my name is Annette Ball welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop 
and the Theme is Z Folding cards

I have been wanting to create a card like this for a VERY long time!! It was a wee bit time consuming but so worth it!! I love it!! And now that I have it completed I want to make more..with lots of different dsp!!  Perhaps even do it in a class!! 
I hope you Love it as much as me!

I decorated every surface with a layer of Real Red and Let it Snow Designer Series Paper.
The cardbase is Basic Black

I put this panel on the back so I have a place to write a message.
Stamp set is Snowman Season item# 150458
Let it Snow DSP item #150393

Metric Recipe
A4 Basic Black 28 x 14cm
A4 Basic Black 23.5 x 9.5cm
A4 (Front) Real Red 9cm Square
(Insides) 6.5 x 9cm [x2]
DSP (Front) 8.5cm Square
(Insides) 6 x 8.5cm [x2]
2nd DSP (Back)  13.5cm Square
3rd DSP (Front) 6.5 x 13.5cm

Inches Recipe
A4  Basic Black 11" x 5 1/2"
A4 Thick Basic Black 9 1/4" x 3 3/4"
A4 Real Red (Front) 3 1/2" Square 
(Insides) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" [x2]
DSP (Front) 3 1/4" Square 
(Insides) 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" [x2]
2nd DSP (Back) 5 1/4" Square
3rd DSP (Front) 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"

  1. Place large panel LANDSCAPE (long side along top) on trimmer
  2. Score at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2" (7 & 14cm)
  3. Place small panel LANDSCAPE on trimmer
  4. Score at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2" (7 & 14cm)
  5. Adhere larger papers on card front & back
  6. Adhere back section of top/smaller Z Fold onto square Back of main/larger card AND AN IMPORTANT TIP! Think about what needs to go where!!! Otherwise you will just stick your whole card together!! Suggest a dry run with no glue the first time... it should all become obvious!
All the products used are available at my online store; click on the Canadian flag to your right.  Must be Canadian to Order from me.

Product List:
Snowman Season Bundle item# 152337
Let it Snow Secialty Designer Series Paper item #150393
Real Red Cardstock item# 102482
Basic Black Cardstock item# 121045
Silver Metallic thread item# 138402
Coastal Cabana Ink Pad item# 147095
Tuxedo Black Momento ink pad item# 130728

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Stamp ' Hop - My Favourite Stamp Set and DSP

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For those who are stopping for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop and the Theme is to choose your Favourite Stamp Set or DSP (Designer Series Paper) so I immediately decided to pick something new from the Holiday Catalogue.  And I thought it would be cool to combine both the First Frost Specialty DSP and Still Scenes Stamp set.  I think those papers will make amazing backgrounds for these snow globes.  The hardest part was choosing which piece of dsp to choose as the entire pack is Gorgeous!!

 item# 150444

This bundle is all about creating these gorgeous snow globes and it was a MUST have for me the moment I saw it!!

item# 153023

I hope you Love my card today!

I embossed the card front with the Subtle Embossing folder..just can't stop using it!! And I Embossed the piece of Vellum under the snowglobe with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  I ended up using the foil side of the dsp.  Smoky Slate for the snowglobe base with a silver glimmer paper overlay and I stamped the house in Night of Navy to match the cardbase.

I tried to get really close to show where i used the fine tip glue pen to adhere the new ice Glitter to the snowy areas.  Plus there is Wink of Stella brushed on the trees, which is near impossible to see.  

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