Thursday, May 28, 2020

Oh Snap!

Oh Snap!
Still on this Stamp set!!
 Capture the Good done 2 ways!!
It's about to retire.
First is Night of Navy ink on Smoky Slate Cardstock with the focal stamped on Whisper White and fussy cut.  These cards were inspired by Rick Adkins a creative demo in the US.




Hope you enjoyed my cards!  
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Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Capture the Good

Capture the Good

Yesterday I used capture the Good to talk about Summer Memories.  I have been working with the new Incolours a lot and could not resist using the same layout with them.  The Brand New 2020-2022 Incolours are Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Cinnamon Cider and you are going to Love them!!!

These colours will all be available when the new catalogue goes live on June 3.  If you don't have one yet, you can comment below, or contact me to request one.




This Stamp Set is retiring on June 3.  It is perfect for scrapbooking and I just Love this Big Camera image!  Get it before it is gone!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mystery Stampin’ with Annette

Last Night I held my first Mystery Stampin' Class.  It was so Much Fun!! I Love the zoom meeting where we can talk and see each other's faces.  I miss my inperson classes and this is absolutely the next best thing!

So everyone cut the following list of 'ingredients' I called them.
  
Recipe:
4.25” x 5 .5” Cardbase
2.75” x 4” Watercolour Paper
2.75” x 4” dsp (designer series paper)
2” x 3.25” Whisper White Cardstock
1” or less strip of Whisper White Cardstock for Sentiment
Embellishments; Sequins, Rhinestones, Pearls
Stamp Set with Images and Sen
timents

And gathered the necessary Tools:
Blocks
Aqua Painter/Paintbrush
Paper Towel
Coordinating ink
Markers if you are planning to colour in your stamped image
Scissors
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Adhesive of your choice
Heat Gun

Then following a list of clues they built their cards. Below are my samples. I wanted to show them the various ways they can use this card layout for future cards! The first card is the original layout. Followed by a peek of the inside.



This version simply turns the 'focal' piece horizontally to accomodate a larger stamp.



Next I changed the focal piece by punching out a circle.



And finally I changed my focal piece by die cutting a scalloped rectangle and by die cutting my stamped image and adhering with dimensionals.
And my embellishments are the banners I strung across the watercolour piece.



This layout has so many possibilities!!

The final task was to show our cards and then take a picture and add it to the Facebook Post on my page for us to see.

The stamp sets used were Bird Ballad, Painted Poppies and Bonanza Buddies.  Bonanza Buddies will be retiring on June 3 and the bundle prices (10%off) are going too!  Check out my Online store if you need any of these products in your craft room!  The Canadian Flag on your right will take you there!

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Stamper's Showcase - Summertime, Summertime!


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 Summertime, Summertime!

There are so many Great things about Summertime; Sunshine, Beaches, Camping, Fresh Product and time spent with family.  So I began to think about all the memories that are made over the summer.  And thought the Stamp Set Capture the Good was a perfect solution for what I could create.



So I took strips of So Saffron, Mango Melody, and the brand new colour Bumblebee and cut several strips. I saw a version of this card on Hammond and Penny and could not gt it out of my head and had to make my own version!!
The strips are elevated with dimensionals to add lots of depth.  And I chose yellow for all that Summertime Sunshine we are all hoping for!


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Please keep hopping to see all the other beautiful cards my fellow demonstrators have made!!



Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Around the World on Wednesday - Favourite colouring tools


Thanks so Much for stopping by!

For those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball, I am an Independant Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada.  Welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  

Thanks so much to Angie McKenzie for inviting me to participate in the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!!  I was so excited to be asked!! 


Today's Theme is All Things Crafty;
Favourite Colouring Tools

One of my go to colouring tools is my Sponge Daubers. I find you can control how much ink by adding it gradually with a dauber. I stamped the Magnolia on Whisper White cardstock with Smokey Slate. Then I used Petal Pink and Pear Pizzaz to dauber the colour on the flower making it darker where I thought shadows would fall.




There are many ways to colour and another favourite is watercolouring. I stamped the Magnolia onto Shimmery White Cardstock with Tuxedo Memento Black Ink. Then I pushed an empty block onto my Melon Mambo ink pad. I used an Aqua painter to fill in the colour. I paint one petal at a time, trying not to colour petals that touch. First I wet the petal with a clean Aqua painter. Then I add colour to the part of the petal I think will be the darkest. Then with a cleaner brush I move colour around to fill in the rest of the petal. I used the same method with Old Olive on the leaves. 



Watercolouring can be lots of fun. Don’t be discouraged. I learned mostly by playing with it. I do have some painting experience. But that was with acrylics. 

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Floral


 Thanks so Much for stopping by!

For those who are stopping for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball, I am an independant Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Canada.  Welcome to 
Stampin' with the Bees.  

Today I am participating in the Kre8tor's Blog Hop 
This month's theme is Floral

So I pulled out Floral Essence and the retiring vellum that is part of the product suite,  I Love coloured vellum!!
So I heat embossed the flowers with white and fussy cut out the flowers.  I used both the Petal Pink Vellum and the So Saffron Vellum for the flowers and the Old Olive Vellum for the leaves. And I made lots of cards!!



For the first card I used a standard card base of 4.25" x 5.5" Whisper White.  The first layer is 4" x 5.25" of Petal Pink and I embossed it with the Subtle Embossing folder.  The top layer is 3.75" x 5" of Whisper White.  I stamped the floral image all over this piece with Petal Pink Ink.  I glued the layers down placing them slightly askew with multipurpose liquid glue.  I adhered the flowers and leaves with glue dots to minimize seeing any adhesive.  I used Champagne Rhinestones, silver thread and Clear faceted Gems (now retired) to embellish.


For the second card I used a standard card base of 4.25" x 5.5" Whisper White.  The first layer is 4" x 5.25" of Petal Pink and I embossed it with the Subtle Embossing folder.  .  The top layer is 3.75" x 5" of Whisper White.
I wanted to have a vintage look for this card so I stamped using Very Versailles.  First the words with Sahara Sand after stamping off.  Then used Artisan Textures and Petal Pink to add more colour.  I sponged Sahara Sand around the card and the edges.  I glued the layers down placing them slightly askew with multipurpose liquid glue.  I punched Whisper White sprigs then used Artisan Textures to add a little Pink speckle to them so they weren't stark white.  I adhered the flowers, sprigs and leaves with glue dots to minimize seeing any adhesive.  I used Champagne Rhinestones and Clear faceted Gems (now retired) to embellish.




I hope you enjoyed my cards as much as I enjoyed making it!!

Everything used is available at my online store if you live in Canada, just click on the Canada Flag on your right.

Please keep hopping to see what others have done with this theme!!



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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Joy of Sets - Florals Blog Hop


Thanks so Much for stopping by!

My name is Annette Ball I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada.  
Welcome to Stampin' with the Bees.  

Today I am participating in the Joy of Sets Blog Hop 

and the Theme is Floral.
Well Flowers are totally my thing...

So I pulled out Floral Essence and the retiring vellum that is part of the product suite,  I Love coloured vellum!!
So I heat embossed the flowers with white and fussy cut out the flowers.  I used both the Petal Pink Vellum and the So Saffron Vellum for the flowers and the Old Olive Vellum for the leaves.



For the first card I used a standard card base of 4.25" x 5.5" Whisper White.  The first layer is 4" x 5.25" of Daffodil Delight.  The top layer is 3.75" x 5" of Whisper White.
I sponged the top layer with some coastal cabana and arranged the flowers and leaves in the bottom corner.  I punched Whisper White sprigs then used Artisan Textures to add a little Green speckle to them so they weren't stark white.
I adhered everything with glue dots to minimize seeing any adhesive.  I used Champagne Rhinestones and Clear faceted Gems (now retired) to embellish.



For the second card I used a standard card base of 4.25" x 5.5" Whisper White.  The first layer is 4" x 5.25" of Daffodil Delight.  The top layer is 3.75" x 5" of Whisper White.
I embossed it with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  
I arranged the flowers and leaves adhering them with glue dots.  I embossed the sentiment on a 1.5" strip of Basic Black  with White Embossing Powder.




I really hope you enjoyed my cards today!

Everything I used is available at my online store.  If you are Canadian just click on the Canadian flag to get there.


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