Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back To School

Here's my card for the next challenge, one of my favourite challenge to try and that's the Friday Mashup!
There is always two options at the Mashup, of course I usually try to do both.  This week it's a back to school theme.  I can honestly say I don't miss the craziness of back to school, it's been a long time since I've had to deal with that!  Here's the challenge:

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with the "Sketch Liliana created."
  2. Create a project with a "School Theme (books, pencils, rulers, numbers, etc."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "School themed project using Liliana's Sketch. "

I mixed up the sketch a bit,  Here's My Card:

Here's the details:
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey
DSP: Birthday Basics
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids (R), Measuring Stick Stampin' Around Builder Wheel
Ink:  Basic Grey, Black Stazon, Primrose Petals and Strawberry Slush Markers
Accessories: Neutrals Brads

Grade 4!

Happy Thursday everyone, tomorrow begins a long weekend for most - I hope everyone has a great Labour Day Weekend!

I've been busy in my craft room getting ready for some Christmas classes , but also took a little time to play along in a few challenges.

The first was a sketch challenge from The Paper Players .  I wanted to make a card for someone going back to school, so this sketch came in handy.

I used the Chevron embossing folder with Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock in keeping with the theme over at Catherine and Cathy Create coming up on Sept. 1st.  The card base is Tangerine Tango, and the accents are This and That Washi Tape.  The Stamp Set is retired, but one I can't give up, called Take A Spin.   I printed the words with the new Chalk Marker.  Quick and easy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

MDS Monday #29

Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted; so much on the go lately.  This morning I was being totally lazy and was playing on my computer when I saw the new challenge from MDS Monday, so I thought, why not?  I was babysitting my Grandchildren a couple of days last week and one day we went to the park - what fun we had! I took lots of pictures and already have used  the My Paper Pumpkin freebie kit from Convention to create a mini album so I was eager to try something else.  NOTE: if you are interested in half price Paper Pumpkin kits see the info at the bottom of this post!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my page:

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Thursday, August 8, 2013


Welcome to the FIRST (Yippee!!) Blog Hop from Catherine and Cathy Create!  Of course to celebrate their first hop the gals are giving away blog candy!!  See all the details later in this post.

The theme of this Blog Hop is Back to School!  So when planning my projects the first thing that came to mind was the chalkboard technique that is all the rage right now.  Well, the first set of chalkboard style stamps that I ordered has not arrived yet so I had to improvise.   Here's My Card...

You can't tell from the angle of this picture but the label and the "For You" are popped up with dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: Layered Labels, Close as a Memory (retired)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White Craft for stamping and sponging
Tools: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Accessories: Basic Jewels

I had such fun playing, I decided to do a second card.  
This one has a removable bookmark - think Teacher gift!

Here's a pic with the bookmark removed

Here's a close-up of the bookmark

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Layered Labels, Tiny Tags (retired)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White Craft for stamping and sponging, Crisp Cantaloupe for sponging, VersaMark and Black embossing powder
Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Jewellery Tag Punch (retired)
Accessories: Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Mini Brads, Hung Up Cute Clips

Now for the fun part - BLOG CANDY!!!!   Up for grabs is the Label Love stamp set from the new Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog!
Label Love

In order to win you must do the following:
1. You must be a follower of Catherine and Cathy Create. Please follow via email, Google or BlogLovin'!
2. Leave a comment on each of the designers blogs by August 11th at 11:59 EST. For every comment you make you will get one entry.

The winner will be announced on August 14th along with the Tag Challenge.

Click the button below to take you to the fabulous Justin Krieger to see what he has in store!

To go back to Catherine Stockley at Catherine Loves Stamps click the button below:


Here's the order of the hop:
Tiz Barnes - You are here!
Make sure you check out the three monthly challenges as well, link up by August 31st!:
Tags Challenge: To be released on August 14th

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In The Garden

Here's My Card for the August Cool Cards Challenge over at Catherine and Cathy Create. The theme is "In the Garden".  I decided to try out this cool technique that I saw somewhere in blog-world called ghosting. You stamp first in white, then again in colour and slightly offset.  The trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig came in quite handy here.


Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Ink: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Versamark
Stamps: Secret Garden
Tools: Secret Garden Framelits, Bird Builder Punch
Accessories: Natural Trim, Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter

Make sure you come back tomorrow for our first ever Catherine and Cathy Create Blog Hop!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Here Comes the Bride....

Here's My Card for a new challenge over at Catherine and Cathy Create. It's wedding season so today's challenge is everything bridal.

Here's a close-up of the cake.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Smokey Slate, Versamark
Stamps:  Love & Laughter, Banner Greetings, French Script (This stamp is retired but is very similar to the current set En Francais.)
Tools: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Silver Embossing Powder