Sunday, April 14, 2024

Coast to Coast Creators - retiring products

Welcome friends!  Today is team hop day!  We are showcasing the products that are retiring when the current mini catalogue ends on April 30th.
The Hey Chuck bundle was a MUST have when I saw it.  Having worked in the chicken business for more than 25 years, I still have a soft spot for these birds!!
I have showcased this stamp set using a super fun fold!!

 Please go check out the others!!!!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

AWOW - March Blues


Hello friends!  Today is an Around the World on a Wednesday kinda day!!

I am very excited about the theme; March Blues.  I Love all the Stampin' Up! Blues!!

Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Misty Moonlight, and Night of Navy 

are the blues for the challenge.

So as not to make any of them feel unloved I played with them ALL!!

I pulled out the much loved, but somewhat neglected Colour and Contour.  I used it at my card buffet recently and thought it would be perfect for this theme.  I also used the Sympathy sentiment from Heartfelt Hexagon.  While stamping that sentiment with some daisies I was struck by how I could easily make a simple card with this set and could not help myself!!
These were made using the last bits of Boho Blue and Mistly Moonlight.

First up is Balmy Blue, I stamped with Balmy Blue all over the card front, tied a bow with my favourite variegated ribbon (which I have also been neglecting).  Blended a little colour to the flower centers then a sploosh of Wink of Stella.  I stamped and fussy cut a few out to add some sparkle to the middles then went nuts with the Basic Rhinestones LOL!

Pool Party!! One of my favourite colours although I don't think I would consider it a blue so much.  This is all over the card front stamping with pool party.  I started in the center and worked my way out from there.  The centers were coloured with a Blends marker.  Stamped and cut out a few leaves.  added somePool Party Ribbon and Rhinestones.  To make the sentiment stand out I inked it up with Versamark then Pool Party and finished with clear and embossing powder and my heat tool.

Night of Navy, I am sure that I could have stamped Night of Navy on Night of Navy, but I thought the white heat embossed flowers would stand out more.  
More importantly it photographed really well!!
There is some blending of Night of Navy around the edges..but it is pretty faint in this photo.

Misty Moonlight.  I punched out a bunch of Hexagons, randomly stamped flowers on them.  Arranged them on the card front and blended some Misty Moonlight on the bottom right edge to create a cool effect.  All the shapes are adhered with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed my cards and that you give these ideas a try. 
Really you can do this with any flowers!!  
Please keep on hopping and see what my friends around the world have made.. 

Friday, February 23, 2024

Fun fold

Hello Friends!!
I’ve been sewing for my dancer and got behind in posting. 
Today’s card is featuring the gorgeous Meandering Meadow Designer Series Paper.  I used a fun fold to show off this paper. 

Card Base 4.25 x 11", score at 2, 4, 7.5"
2nd piece 2.5 x 11", score at 5.5
Blueberry Bushel

Meandering Meadow dsp item# 162735

You won’t find this paper in a catalogue. 
It is online only and you can find it in the Online Exclusives section of the shopping website. 
Click on the Canadian Flag!!
Click on Shop Products 
The Online Exclusives are just below the kits! 

Hope you give this card a try!!


Thursday, February 15, 2024

Beautiful Balloons

Today I am sharing a card I made with the Beautiful Balloons Bundle
It was a set I had to have because balloons are fun for Birthdays!!

Here are the measurements

 Cardbase 4.25 x 11", scored at 5.5" Basic White

Dsp 2.5 x 5.5"
Basic White layer 3.5 x 4.75"
Sentiment layer is 3/4 x 2.75"
dsp 2.5" strip and the pink scallops were made using the Scalloped Contour dies

The dsp is a fun colourful stripe from a dsp pack that I think has retired.
So my balloons co-ordinate with those; Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Polished Pink.

You can make this card by choosing any striped dsp and pulling colours from it.  This layout is super versatile!!

Happy Stampin!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Team Hop!!

 Happy Valentine's Day!!

It's also Team Hop day and today we are showcasing products from the Mini Catalogue. 

I chose my bees!! I was feeling the Love!!  

I saw someone make a card with the bees and pair them with blue and had to try it!! So I reached for Tahitian Tide.  It is a retiring colour and I feel as though I haven't used it as much a I should have considering that I Love this colour!!

I played around with the backgrounds.  But I cannot, not put 3 bees on a card LOL!!

For this background I cut 1.5 x 1.5" squares, stamped honey combs on them and blended the edges with Tahitian Tide.  Embossed the card front 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" with the time worn text embossing folder.

Now the blending with Tahitian looks good, but it is a bit faint.  So for this card I punched out hearts with the Bee punch, and blended Tahitian first, then added Orchid Oasis.
The background was done the same except I stamped Love you all over it, and embossed it with the Softly Sophisticated embossing folder then blended the edges with Tahitian then Orchid Oasis.  I also spattered some Orchid Oasis on the front before attaching the bees and hearts with dimensionals.

Hope you all have a Great Day!!
Thanks for stopping by and Please go see what everyone else is playing with today!!

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Day 11 - Bee’s!!

 Why do I call my business Stampin’ with the Bees??

Well my initials are AB  and we call my husband Kaybee so I totally stole that.  Who doesn’t love a cute bee??

When this stamp set first came out I missed the preorder!!

Then I was, hmm I don’t need it…I have new sets…

And I was truly not going to get it…

Then Emma Goddard, the Coastal Crafter made a card on her Sunday live and it hit the cart the next day LOL!!

I still haven’t made those flowers!! Maybe that can be tomorrow’s card!!

I kept picturing these bees with lots of red hearts. And I wanted to play with a cool background technique. 
I think I started with Lemon Lolly 4 x 5.25”
And stamped honey combs, words and flowers in Daffodil Delight. I blended the edges with the same. And added some depth with Crushed Curry. 
Red layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8”
Black Cardbase 4.25 x 5.5”
Bees are Daffodil and hearts are punched from Real Red and I blended some Cherry cobbler on the edge. And added  swish with white ink and my take your pick stylus. 

Fun colourful Bees!!

And my first bee card was a play with the background like above on white. And I added some hexagons with Pool Party flying dotty lines

Hope you enjoyed my new cards…
More to come as I’m not done playing with this set yet!!

Hope you enjoy the last parts of your weekend!!
Happy Stampin’

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Stamping Inkspiration - Colour Challenge

Hello friends!!
Today I am playing with a colour challenge!!

I have used Lemon Lolly, Real Red, Misty Moonlight and Pretty Peacock. 

I heat embossed the Detailed Dogwood stamp then watercoloured with Lemon Lolly. I used Real Red for the flower centers. The leaves are Pretty Peacock. 

I’m an attempt to bring in another colour. I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Scalloped Contours dies in Misty Moonlight. I used some other images from the Digwood Stamp set and stamped in Mist Moonlight and blended the edges. I put it on a Lemon Lolly Cardbase, added the new Peacock Ribbon and some Lemon Lolly embellishments. 
Hope you enjoy my card and keep hopping to see all the other ways people have used these colours!!