Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's Back to School Time

Hi Everyone,
It's August, end of summer and ......... now we hear the dreaded words................. BACK TO SCHOOL.
I remember when I was a kid, back to school, well it wasn't one of my favorite times. LOL Although I got new shoes and new clothes. I loved that.

Back to school, hmmmm,  I had a hard time finding stamps that fit the theme this month, and believe me I looked hi and low. LOL

After much searching through all my stamps, I decided to use an image of a little boy and girl. I imagine them going off to school with flowers for their teacher. This stamp reminds me of me and my brother when we were about that age. Since its time for back to school, I also wanted to use a chalk board look so I finally found a stamp of a pile of books and I stamped it on the black card stock. And since I was back to "no school stamps" I used my VersaMark marker to print  "Back to School"  at the bottom of the chalk board.

I thought I'd make one more card and I searched and found some of the cutest stickers with the Back to School theme. Let me share this card with you. 

Now wouldn't this card be great to give to a little one on their first day at school.

School has started already in some of the school districts in my area, so this really is right on time, I guess.

 Love the black and white stripe of that ribbon. I also used a rich red and a beautiful golden yellow ribbon as accents.To make my single loop bow for these cards I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is THE tool to use to make your bows. It makes bow making a snap!!! Click here to place your order.Need it shipped internationally??? Go to the side bar and email Donna.

I am so glad you stopped in today. Thursday I am teaching a class at Stampaway, the stamp convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Donna will be meeting up with me Thursday afternoon as we visit a few stamp stores in the Cincinnati area. And she will be manning her booth Friday night and all day Saturday at  the convention.If you are planning on coming to the Stampaway convention, stop in at the Craft-Dee BowZ booth and say hi to Donna

Hope you have a great week


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Shona Erlenborn said...

Two awesome cards, though I love the first image - they look petrified to be going back to that mean teacher!! Gorgeous bows too Barb.

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are so cute. Love the chalkboard technique with the stack of books. Beautiful bows and ribbon too.

Donna Maligno said...

Fantastic job on capturing the back to school theme! I especially love the first one with its nostalgic look (must be my age :-)! The second one is totally adorable and I love the chalkboard technique used in both. Love how you incorporated your bows and ribbons. Great job!

April said...

What a sweet card! I love the chalkboard technique.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

cute! see you at Stampaway!!

Gerlinde said...

Love them both, but especially like the vintage image with the chalkboard! The bows are gorgeous! Hope I run into you Sat!

Vicki said...

Love these back to school cards!!

n. olson said...

Very cute cards. Loved the blackboard! I think I might have erased a few back then!