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


  1. Love the bookmark! what a great idea for birthdays too. thanks for sharing

  2. So neat!! Love the effects that the white has on the black. Very pretty.

  3. Great idea to use the Chalkboard Technique for back to school !! Great job !!

  4. Those bookmarks are just darling! The chalkboard effect is so neat looking.

  5. That is so smart Tiz!!!!!! I love that removable book mark!!!!!!! (We should have coffee soon!!

  6. Oooo, the bookmark idea is awesome! Love the chalkboard effect, too!

  7. never mind the teacher... I want that bookmark! What an awesome idea Tiz!

  8. Bookmark is very pretty and I love ALL cards!!!

  9. Chalkboard technique - duh! You're so clever and these projects are great :)

  10. So pretty ~ I LOVE the black and white. It's even better with the pop of color ~ great idea!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  11. That is such a neat idea, using the Apothecary label for a pocket! -Brenda

  12. Don't you love it when you get on a role and can't stop creating ;) The book mark is So pretty and such a good idea.

  13. Love the card!

  14. Love the chalkboard effect. The bookmark is GORGEOUS!!

  15. Love the cards. The bookmark is especially great!

  16. Replies
    1. Thanks Theresa! Congrats on winning the blog candy!!! BTW, my maiden name was Edwards; where are you from?

  17. Charlene Hancott GillinghamAugust 11, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    I love the look of this card. Including a removable bookmark on the card is an awesome idea!

  18. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left me some love! So glad you participated in the blog hop!


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