Monday, April 6, 2020

Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! log Highlights - April 2020




 Thanks so Much for stopping by!

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


The Ornate Garden Mega Bundle is now available in my online store as an Early Release for the upcoming Annual Catalogue debuting in June.  During Saleabration I completely fell in Love with the Flowering Foils Paper and was Happy to see some gorgeous foil paper as part of this Mega Bundle!  Here are the new products.









I am enjoying making Thank you cards for my lovely customers and thought I would share what I have made!

Please click on the button below and vote for my card!!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Joy of Sets - March 2020


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 Easter / Spring.
What could be more Spring than tulips??  I have 2 cards today because I couldn’t decide which one I liked better!!



Flirty Flamingo
I embossed a piece of 4" x 5.25" FF cardstock with the Gorgeous Parisan embossing folder and used the stitched so sweetly dies for my scalloped rectangle.


Grapefruit Grove
I embossed a piece of 4" x 5.25" GG cardstock with the Subtle embossing folder and used the stitched so sweetly dies for my scalloped rectangle. And added a rectangle of Vellum for a little more layering.

I really hope you enjoyed my card today!
Everything I used is available at my online store.  If you care Canadian just click on the Canadian flag to get there.

Please click on the Next button and check out all the other blogs.  There are so many pretty things to see and make!!



March 2020 Blog Roll

Monday, March 9, 2020

Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper


Sponging Technique

The Saleabration 2nd release started March 3 which brought us more products to earn for FREE with every $60 purchase!!  Yesterday I posted a Gorgeous (if I do say so myself) card using a sponging technique with the sold our Honey Bee paper and I mentioned that there was new paper available.  Well here is is!!



I think it is so Pretty!!

Click (Here) to see the video

Here are a few cards made with it!



Please Click on the Canadian Flag to access my Online store
every purchase of $60 gets you a Freebie until March 31!!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Kre8tors Blog Hop-Monochromatic Green??!!


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 

and the Theme is Monochromatic Green.
Green....so not a colour I gravitate to..it usually is a supporting colour to the gorgeous floral stamps that I Love!! But I enjoy a challenge and wanted to try a new technique so her goes!! Please comment and let me know what you think!!


When it comes to Green..Granny Apple is my go to!! 
Such a Bright Happy Green!!
For the background I sponged Granny Apple Green on a piece of the Honey Bee Paper with the foil accents.  Don't worry if you missed out on this now sold out Saleabration Freebie!  There is a new foil paper available and it is gorgeous and you can use the same technique on it!!  I am REALLy hoping to see more of this in the Annual catalogue coming out in June!!


The stamps in So Sentimental beg for you to play with colours so I stamped this sentiment in Pear Pizzaz then sponge daubered the centre with Granny Apple Green and the end with Shaded Spruce to do an ombre effect.
Then using the amazing dies that come with this bundle cut out the sentiment and a piece of green vellum from the Floral Essence products to add a cool layer.


I have been crushing on some of the pretty bows I am seeing on Pinterest lately and I spent the day with my "Pinterest obsessed" friend Jen, she spoiled me with a fully prepped day of stamping and didn't she teach me a new bow tieing technique!!


First I stamped some colour on the ribbon..I did not want a solid green.  I used the speckle stamp from painted poppies.  Then I layered 4 pieces and tied a bow..on about the fourth time I was happy with it LOL!! this bow is not for the faint of heart!!  But with lots of patience...totally worth it!!

I hope you enjoyed my card 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 challenge!!





Roll Call List


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Joy of Sets - February 2020

Thanks so Much for stopping by!

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 Love is in the Air.
Now I am not a lovey dovey kinda girl, I am the girl who tells her hubby not to buy flowers on the day because the price increases to ridiculous!!  
He is the kinda guy who doesn't listen LOL!
 I give him chocolates.
And I haven't made a valentines card like ever.....
This year I have had a few Valentine's Day classes! And for those who know me well..you will be shocked to know that I did not use even one flower!!!




I used the Over the Moon Stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.  I just Love those cows!!!


The background is the Artisan Textures Stamp set.  It is a valued staple in my craft room!!  I used Melon Mambo for all the pink!  I used blends to colour my cow and the rhinestones!! To make dark pink rhinestones use the light real red.  And finally I used my favourite our polka dot tulle ribbon!!


And here is a wee reminder to stamp the inside..it's a nice surprise to add a little something in that bottom corner!! Some of my class attendee's got real creative and made little scenes using the other stamps in the set.



I really hope you enjoyed my card today!
Everything I used is available at my online store.  If you care Canadian just click on the Canadian flag to get there.

Please click on the Next button and check out all the other blogs.  There are so many pretty things to see and make!!



February 2020 Blog Roll

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Joy of Sets - January 2020

 Thanks so Much for stopping by!

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 Something New.
Well with the Brand New Mini Catalogue that was easy...or was it!!  I have another Painted Poppy Card for you today!!
I just cannot get enough of this gorgeous bundle!!



Today I embossed the flowers using Versamark, Black Embossing Powder and my heat gun.
Then I water coloured the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and the balance of the card Granny Apple Green.  Then I stamped  the stems using the smaller stem with the
Timeless Tulips stamp set and the leaves from painted poppies then using my Aqua painter I washed the colour around to fill in the leaves. 


The sentiment is from Peaceful Moments..I just Love these fonts!! And I cut it out using the smaller label from Painted Poppies layering it with one of the floral dies from Peaceful Moments and a little silver thread and some dimensionals


And I glued an extra poppy on the inside.  I can't have a naked inside!!

I really hope you enjoyed my card today!
Everything I used is available at my online store.  If you care Canadian just click on the Canadian flag to get there.

Please click on the Next button and check out all the other blogs.  There are so many pretty things to see and make!!







Monday, January 6, 2020

Pink Poppies



Thanks so Much for stopping by!

For those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball 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!!

We have a new Mini Catalogue out right now and I am completely in Love with the Poppy Stamp sets!!  
Yes 2 sets that co-ordinate.  One is all Flowers and the second are Beautiful sentiments that were at the top 
of my  "MUST HAVE" list

Researching the colours of poppies I was delighted to see they come in a variety of colours!! This card was made using 3 of my favourites!  Blushing Bride, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mambo.  I also used a brand new Embossing folder and the Gorgeous new White Seam binding ribbon that can be coloured to match everything!!



I actually Stamped on the ribbon using the spotch stamp in the set.  All these products are available at my online store by clicking on the Canadian Flag.  You have to live in Canada to shop with me!


Thanks so Much for stopping by!  Please click on the link below to Vote for my card!