Saturday, April 10, 2021

Happy Birthday Rachel!! - Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop

 


Welcome!! Annette here for those of you who are new to my blog.  This is a BRAND NEW Group of stampers and an Exciting new Blog Hop Group!!! So Excited to be asked by Angie MacKenzie to participate!! Grab your favourite drink..sit back and hop along to see all the Gorgeous Inkspiration we have planned for you!!

Let's Celebrate You!!  Birthdays is this month's theme!

Well y'all know I took a month to celebrate my birthday.....so I thought I would celebrate my beautiful daughter as April is her birthday month!! She will be 15...15!!! Where does the time go?? It feels like she was just off to her very first day of school ever and now she is starting the last quarter of her first year in high school!!

My girl Loves Pineapples!!  So I decided to pull out the retiring set Cute Fruit!! I hope you Love these as much as I do!!



 


 

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and they have inspired you to stamp and create.

If my instructions leave you with a question, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

All these products are available at my online store. Click on the Canadian Flag.

I can only sell to Canadians.

 

Please keep hopping along to check out all the Beautiful creations!!

 



Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

Chris Smith  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Teri West


Monday, March 29, 2021

Spring has Sprung - Stamper Showcase Blog Hop

 


Welcome, and for those who are here for the first time, 

my name is Annette Ball I am an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada.  Today I am hopping with my friends on the Stampers Showcase Group.

 

The Theme this month is Spring has Sprung...all things spring, flowers, birds, pastel colours..you get the idea.  I actually don't have an Easter stamp per say...but I do have a bunch of flowers Tee Hee...but the Hey Chick Stamp set recently arrived in a brown box and I was itching to make use of it!!  

As I was taking a look and deciding what to make I thought the corn dies kinda looked like tulips.  So I cut out the little dies that looked like tulips in Blushing Bride, Highland Heather and So Saffron and a few cornstalks from Garden Green.  

For my background I used the blending brushes to make a simple Balmy Blue Sky and Granny Apple Green ground...then started gluing on my sign and tulips.  The stems and leaves were made by cutting up the corn stalks.  I hope you think it is super creative and one more way to use this bundle.




For the second card I had seen a chicken 'crowd' card on Pinterest.  It is from Hey Birthday Chick Bundle and I don't have that set...yet...Tee Hee.
So I thought it would be fun to replicate it with the chicken with the wild hair and make it super colourful for Easter.



I used Blends for my colouring; the hair is mostly Dark Blends; Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Mango Melody,  Granny Apple Green, Melon Mango, Light Bermuda Bad and Light Night of Navy.
The bodies are all Light Blends; Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Pool Party, Macron and the yellow was a So Saffron/Mango combo.
The sentiment is on a piece of Flirty Flamingo; heat embossed with white, 3/8's of an inch.  And lastly it is up on dimensional so that I could put a double linen thread bow between two of them.

Hope you enjoyed my cards!  Please keep hopping along to see all the other amazing cards created by my Stamper's Showcase friends!!

I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Everything you see is available at my online store.  Just click on the Canadian Flag to get there. 

You do have to live in Canada to shop from me.

Please keep hopping to see to see what everyone else has made!!

And please leave comments..we Love feedback!!

 

Happy Stamping!!





Friday, March 19, 2021

Landscape Split Card tutorial


Hi Welcome to my Split Card tutorial!

You can find a video to show you how I assembled these cards.

The purple flowers were coloured using our Highland Heather Stampin' Blends.

The pink flowers were coloured using Flirty Flamingo and a sponge dauber 

for the petals then Mango Melody for the center.

I should have said the flowers are fussy cut from the Gorgeous True Love Designer Series 

from our Jan to June Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue 2021

The card base is Basic White and cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored at 4.25"

The dsp is cut at 3.75 x 5.25" and then I cut a 1" strip off the bottom.  I Laid the dsp on the front as they will later be adhered with the 1/2" opening so that I could stamp my sentiment.  Then if you screw up by stamping too low or too high you can get a new card base and use this one for another card.  

To adhere the dsp I covered both pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I also put dimensional on the flower making sure they would catch the dsp.  Then I tucked in twine bows and pool dot tulle ribbon.  I think in the video I lay them down then put the flowers on top, but I like the tucked look on the pink card.




I hope you enjoy my cards and that I have shown you how easy not is too make these pretty cards!!
Everything you see is available in my online store until June 30/2021
Click on the Canada Flag to access my store.

Click HERE to see the assembly video!

Happy Stampin!!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

February Thank you Card Kits

 February was my Birthday Month and one of the ways I celebrated was to offer some extra special gifts for all purchases during the month!!

The following cards were gifted as card kits and the video below demonstrated how to assemble the kits.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who placed an order in February!!!



Basic Black card base 5.5 x 8.5", scored at 4.25"
Basic White layer 4 x 5.25" embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing folder
Large Stitched circle using the Flower and Field dsp
Scraps of Oh so Ombre and Flower and Field cut at 3/4" and made into banners
1/2" strip of Basic White for the sentiment
Granny Apple Green Leaves using the Strawberry Punch
Pool Party Sprigs using the Sprig Punch
Bumble Bee Gingham ribbon
Basic White Daisies using both the medium and Large daisy punches.
Embellished with Artistry Blooms adhesive backed sequins.


Calypso Coral Cardbase 5.5 x 8.5", scored at 4.25"
Basic White Layer 4 x 5.25" embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder
Strip of Butterfly Bijou dsp 
Rectangle of Butterfly Bijou dsp
Magenta Madness Strip 
1 1/4" circle punched and then embossed with the Parisan Embossing Folder
Die cut Butterflies in Blushing Bride and Basic White
Finished with a Magenta Madness Bow and I tied these for all my customers!!

Click HERE to view the video


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spring is Coming!! - Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop

 

Welcome!! Annette here for those of you who are new to my blog.  This is a BRAND NEW Group of stampers and an Exciting new Blog Hop Group!!! So Excited to be asked by Angie MacKenzie to participate!! Grab your favourite drink..sit back and hop along to see all the Gorgeous Inkspiration we have planned for you!!

Easter or Spring is this month's theme!

Spring to me is all about the sun shining for days at time, birds chirping happily in the mornings, and watching the world turn green and my gardens come to life.  And as we prepare  for Spring the grocery stores fill up with all the spring flowers, hyacinth, tulips, easter lilies and hydrangea's. The Hydrangea Haven Suite recently arrived in a brown box delivery and I can't believe I was not going to buy it!! I have been having so Much Fun!! If you check out my Facebook live this week I made 4 cards.  The paper is gorgeous and so is the Stamp set and dies.  So enough blabbering..here is what I made for you today.


As I was watercoloring I thought I would put a soft wash of soft seafood over one of the die cuts to imitate a white hydrangea.  Have you ever noticed the hint of green?  To add little dimension I also used a sponge dauber to add more colour.  
The White layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" and I stamped a hydrangea in the top left corner and bottom right corner.  The horizontal piece is die cut using the ornate frames dies and I put a piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock.  The center piece is a scalloped rectangle of soft seafoam and a rectangle cut to fit so that I could emboss it with the Parisan Embossing folder.  The stem and leaves have been sponge daubered with soft seafoam ink.  The bow is crinkled white seam binding.  I wrapped it twice around the band and then I coloured 2 extra piece of ribbon with a mint macaron blender pen..one is light and the other is dark and then I added polka dot tulle ribbon.  The sentiment is thank you and it is on a punched out circle, the sun was shining so bright when I took this photo it is hard to see!! Welcome Spring!!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and it has inspired you to stamp and create.

If my instructions leave you with a question, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

All these products are available at my online store. Click on the Canadian Flag.

I can only sell to Canadians.

 

Please keep hopping along to check out all the Beautiful creations!!

 





Wednesday, March 10, 2021

AWOW - 3D Projects



 
Thanks so Much for stopping by!

For those who are here for the first time, 
my name is Annette Ball, I am an Independent 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 a 3D item. I thought about just grabbing one of the acetate boxes Stampin’ Up! Makes and decorating it...but then as I was browsing Pinterest I saw this REALLY neat card and decided that was it!! I am going to attach the video from Pinterest as explaining this card will be difficult. 


I used the gorgeous Butterfly Brilliance Bundle.  I know butterflies are everywhere right now...but I could not resist!!  My card base is Coastal Cabana and is your standard 5.5 x 8.5", scored at 4.25.  The designer series paper Butterfly Bijou is 2 x 5 3/8" and tucked behind a piece of Basic White that measures 3 x 5".  I stamped the large butterfly stamp in Coastal Cabana after stamping off twice as I wanted a very soft background.  Then I used my blending brush to add some more Coastal Cabana to soften the look.  Then I ran the piece thru the Stamp, Cut and Emboss machine using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.  
I die cut a bunch of the butterflies from Basic White and a bunch of the detailed butterflies from vellum.  Then I used the blending brushes and sponge daubers to add colour to the butterflies then glue the vellum overtop.  The sentiment is white embossing on black cardstock using the Happiest of Birthday's Stamp set.


The inside of the card is the 3D portion of the card..even though I bent out the wings on the butterflies on the front.  I really like to do some stamping on the inside, so this cards screams WOW!!  I used a 4 x 5.25" of Basic White stamping the butterflies on the outer edges so as not to leave them stark white.  The butterflies were created just like the front and are on pieces of acetate. Below is the Pinterest link to see how the card was made.  I simply copied what the hands did in the video.


Here is an Aerial view.

To go to the Pinterest link click here

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that it has inspired you to stamp and create.

If my instructions leave you with a question, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

All these products are available at my online store. Click on the Canadian Flag.

I can only sell to Canadians.

 Please keep hopping along to check out all the Beautiful creations!!





 

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


Monday, February 22, 2021

Stamper's Showcase - Attitude of Gratitude

 



Welcome, and for those who are here for the first time, 

my name is Annette Ball I am an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada.  Today I am hopping with my friends on the Stampers Showcase Group.

 

The Theme this month is Thanks and Gratitude

I decided to focus on the Flower and Field Designer Series Paper.  Truth be told...I do not love this paper.  I got it because pictures do not always do the dsp justice.  Well..I still didn't really Love it.  But my customers did...so I thought I would play with it and decided to make a bunch of thank you cards playing with the different colours that co-ordinate with the dsp.  Guess who??  I like some of it now LOL!!

I will list the colours and embellishments below each individual card.  I made some portrait cards and some landscape cards.  Hope you like them! 




Bumblebee card base & Gingham ribbon, die cut flowers are from Stitched Blooms dies and the leaves are from Forever Flourishing dies and I put Basic Rhinestones in the Real Red flowers.


Granny Apple Green Cardbase, Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon. I used the Everyday Label Punch for all my cards, I just trimmed it down for a couple.  The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.


Flirty Flamingo Cardbase, Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon.
The flowers are from the Dressed to Impressed stamp set 
and co-ordinating All Dressed Up dies.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but the flowers have Wink of Stella for sparkle!


Just Jade Cardbase, the dsp is 3 x 4.25" on ALL the cards.  
Some cards have 2 layers and other have 3 like this one.  
Each layer is 1/8" bigger for each layer.  The ribbon it the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon. 
I Used the Medium Daisy Punch and layered 2 together, then daubed a wee bit of Coastal Cabana to add some colour to the daisy.  
The flower center is So Saffron and I used a die from the Stitched Blooms dies.




Just Jade Cardbase, the dsp is 3 x 4.25" on ALL the cards.  
Some cards have 2 layers and other have 3 like this one.  
Each layer is 1/8" bigger for each layer.  The ribbon it the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. 
I Used the Medium Daisy Punch and layered 2 together, then daubed a wee bit of Coastal Cabana to add some colour to the daisy.  
The flower center is So Saffron and I used a die from the Stitched Blooms dies.
Finally I scattered on some Basic Rhinestones for sparkle.


Cardbase is Very Vanilla as is the sentiment punch out. 
I used the Stitched Blooms dies to make the Real Red and Petal Pink Flowers to mimic the dsp. 
 The layer peeking out from under the dsp is Flirty Flamingo. 
 I used the Petal Pink Organdy striped Ribbon.
And I finished the card off with a few Basic Rhinestones.



Granny Apple Green Cardbase, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. 
I also coloured 2 - 4" pieces of Crinkle with my 
Stampin Blends with Granny Apple Green and Pool Party.


Cardbase is Petal Pink as is the Striped Organdy ribbon.  
I used the flower from the Strawberry Builder punch for the Petal Pink flowers 
and the Small Bloom punch for the Real Red flower.
Finished the card with some Basic Rhinestones.


Cardbase is Misty Moonlight, ribbon is Just Jade Gingham ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season combo pack.  And I added a 4" piece of Polka Dot Tulle ribbon to mimic the polka dots in the dsp.  The flowers are from the Dressed to Impressed stamp set 
and co-ordinating All Dressed Up dies.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but the flowers have Wink of Stella for sparkle!

Hope you enjoyed my cards!  Please keep hopping along to see all the other amazing cards created by my Stamper's Showcase friends!!

I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Everything you see is available at my online store.  Just click on the Canadian Flag to get there. 

You do have to live in Canada to shop from me.

Please keep hopping to see to see what everyone else has made!!

And please leave comments..we Love feedback!!

 

Happy Stamping!!