Friday, December 7, 2012

Angel Mosaic

Good morning!
It's the day after our FUN Texana Designs Play Day!
I love this team!
I worked on my Make n' Take for Scrapbook n' More (this Sunday).

Speaking of Christmas, this is one awesome card design by Design Team Member Libby Hickson using our Jam'n BW Angel.  Be sure to check out Libby's blog for the tutorial.  You don't want to miss this one!  This is one MOSAIC Technique.  Thanks, Libby!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n BW Angel and Texas Angels
White cardstock
Carta Bella patterned paper
Mod Podge
Spellbiners die
Maya Road star pins
Ribbon, Twine, Button

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cardinals and Christmas Make a Great Combination

Good morning!
It's 47 degrees in Round Rock and 
feeling a little more like the season.

I received this beautiful Cardinal card from Design Team Member, Libby Hickson, yesterday!  It's been so much fun to receive these Cardinal cards and what the Team did with them!  Using black, red, and white adds such a nice touch to this card (don't you think so, Jilda)!!  Love it, Libby!

BTW, Libby's Christmas Texas card made it to the Fab Four at The Play Date Cafe!!  Check it out!  Congrats Libby!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Cardinal and Holiday Spirit
Spellbinders dies
Hero Arts gems
Glossy Accents
Patterned paper
Black & White cardstock

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A little Cardinal Christmas

Good morning!
22 years ago, I was given my favorite Christmas present.
Kenneth Robert Mitchell
He continues to be a very special gift in my life.

As we continue in the Christmas spirit, these cards by Design Team Member Karen Lambert, certainly put me in the Holiday Spirit.  I love how Karen used pieces of scraps and sewed them together to create these cards!  Be sure to check out Karen's blog for the tutorial. 
Thanks, Karen!!

Supply List for both cards:
Texana Designs TD008—Cardinal  and  60901L Holiday Spirit (large) stamps
Various coordinating small scraps from my stash
Sewing machine
VersaFine Black Onyx stamp pad
Xmas Red Stickles
Ranger Distress Markers
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Angels all Around!

Good morning!
I have so many Angels in my life!
And there's always room for more.

Design Team Member, Janet Bradshaw, made these precious tags and card using our Jam'n BW Angel and Texas Angels stamps with Distress Stains and Markers.  They are beautiful in the photo, but in real life - well, Janet, you rock!!!

 Product list:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n BW Angel and Texas Angels
BoBunny: Powdered Mountain
Core'dinations:  Chipped Sapphire
Sparkle Black Embossing Powder
Distress Markers with Water Pen
Dry Glitter: Rock Candy Crystal
Product list:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n BW Angel and Texan Angels
SEI Patterned Paper Silver Valley
Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette and Tattered Banners
Ranger Black Sparkle EP
Distress Stain - picked raspberry
Glitter.  Rock Candy Crystal.  Stardust Gel Pens
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Cardinal

Good morning!
I love watching cardinals outside my window.
And, I love the Christmas cardinal card by Jilda Bolton!

Is this not gorgeous?!?!?!  Love the colors and the Die-namic die is just perfect for this stamp.  Stamp Salado owner, Sandy Shaw, ran out of the cardinal stamps as soon as she displayed this sample card.  She doubled her order!  Thanks Jilda!! 

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Cardinal and Holiday Spirit (large)-also comes in small
Die-namics larger Oval Decorative Doily Duo
Paper: Bo-Bunny's 12"Mistletoe Twas the Night
Copics: R24, R27, R39, G24, G28, E35, N4, 100 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Good morning!
Decorating the house with my Christmas western decor. 
Just bought this burlap runner on Etsy.
Supporting the artists, you know!

And speaking of artists, Design Team Member Karen Lambert (maker of my daughter's wedding dress and my sweet Roxy's dresses, heritage bear and crocheted hats) designed these great cards using our Jam'n BW Snowflake Frame, Jam'n Merry Christmas, Y'all, and Jam'n BW Snowperson mini.  Be sure and visit Karen's blog for the tutorial.
Love them all, Karen!
Supplies Used:
Card Stock
Making Memories Gold Mini Brads
Gold Offray Ribbon
Flower by Prima
VersaMark Ink
Ranger PolySparkle Embossing Powder
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink

Supplies used:
Card Stock
CuttleBug Snowflake Embossing Folder
CuttleBug Snowflake Die
VersaMark Ink
Rouge Embossing Powder by American Crafts

Supplies used:
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp Pad
Distress Markers by Ranger to color Snowman
Scraps of patterned paper and ribbon from my stash to create the background for this card.
Spellbinders Label Nestability to cut sentiment block

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Day Trip to Lost Maples with some of my besties!

Good morning!
I LOVE Fall.
The cool mornings.

Thought I would share some of my favorite photos from our (Tom, Joyce, Jilda and moi) day trip to the Lost  Maples.  Joyce and Jilda had never been to Lost Maples.  It was a "must" trip.  The weather was perfect.  The colors were gorgeous!
Joyce, Jilda and JS at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg

Joyce, JS and Jilda at near Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg





Lost Maples

Lost Maples

Joyce in awe on the trail

Joyce and Jilda have fun

Lost Maples

Lost Maples

Lost Maples

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Angels Candy Holders and Snowperson Ornaments

Nice and chilly morning!
Taking down Thanksgiving decorations.
Putting up Christmas!

Speaking of Christmas decor, I absolutely love these Christmas ornaments and candy holders by Design Team Member Jilda Bolton, using our Jam'n BW Angel and Jam'n BW Snowperson mini.  I have the ornaments hanging on my bulletin board wishing I had many more just for my tree.  If I start early, I will have them ready for next year.  I believe that's called delayed gratification!
Thanks, Jilda!  

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamp:  BW Snowperson mini
Tools:  Die-namics Open Scallop Doily, Rosette die, Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflake rosette die, Cutouts of Sizzix embossed snowflakes
12" Doddlebug Santa's Scarf paper, 1/8" ribbon
Copics:  R29, YG09, G28
Products used:
Texana Designs stamp:  Jam'n BW Angel
Paper:  Dooodlebug Santa's Scarf
Copics: R29, red & white 3/16" ribbon
Candy holder - Cut paper 2 1/2" x 10", score and fold at 4 1/2" 5 1/2", cut top edges with corner punch
Tape or gluesnack size Kit Kat in holder.
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Friday, November 23, 2012


Thanksgiving is over and it was wonderful!
Christmas is coming soon!
The design team has been busy designing with our
Jam'n Barbed Wire Angels!

Design Team Member, Karen Lambert, made these adorable Angel cards and tag with some lace techniques.  I told her I wanted something a little different - maybe using lace.  Lace it is!!  Please check out her blog for detailed tutorials!
Thanks, Karen!  So, so, so cute!

 Texana Designs TX055—BW Angel and TD028—Texas Angels
Venice Lace
card stock
Ranger Distress Ink Reinker Fired Brick
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Diamond Dust by Twinklets
Ranger Distress Markers to color face, hat, stars, and hair
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp pad
7 Gypsies Walnut Stained Tag
Random Fibers for tie
scrap of sheet music
Modge Podge to adhere sheet music to tag
Scrap of red paper for sentiment.

Sulky KK2000 Temporary Spray adhesive
scrap of lace
card stock
Ranger Distress Ink Reinker Broken China
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Mister
Ranger Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy
Ranger Distress Markers to color face and hair
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp pad
scraps of K & Company patterned paper for banners
red staples to form X's on Banners

Sulky KK2000 Temporary Spray adhesive
scrap of lace
card stock
Ranger Distress Ink Reinker Broken China
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Mister
Ranger Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy
Ranger Distress Markers to color face and hair
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp pad

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Texas Style!

Good morning!
I'm lovin' this weather!
Thanksgiving is next week and
Christmas is right around the corner!

There's nothing like Christmas in Texas!  And there's nothing like Texas Christmas cards.  This design by Design Team Member Libby Hickson is no exception!!  As I told Libby:  Love the card.  Love the colors.  Love the lace.
Thank you!

Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Christmas Texas, Jam'n Merry Christmas Y'all
Memento Tuxedo Black
doily - colored it gray with Mr Huey Slate spray
green, gray, white cardstock
PTI polka dot DP
scalloped border punch
pink lace
Hero Arts gems
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Friday, November 16, 2012


Good morning!
Back from New York!
Done with Stamp Salado Make n' Takes!
Wedding Planner Hat is on!

But before the wedding, there's Thanksgiving and Christmas!  I just love this Christmas card by Design Team Member, Megan Bickers.  For a  complete tutorial on this card, please go to Megan's blog!  Don't you just LOVE the tinsel!!
Another awesome card, Megan!!

Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Black Soot); Foam Blending Tool; Stickles (Diamond, Candy Cane)
EK Success: Zig Writer (Black)
Copic: W3, Y17, YG63
Spellbinder Nestabilities: Labels 18
Tim Holtz: Silver Tinsel Twine
Foam Tape
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

How many days until Christmas?
These adorable Christmas ornaments by Design Team Member, Jilda Bolton, using our Jam'n Christmas Texas and Jam'n Merry Christmas Y'all have really caught my attention.  If I wasn't having this awesome wedding in January, I just might switch out my Christmas tree ornaments.  Next year!!

Products used:
Texas Christmas ornament #1
Side 1 - Texana Designs Jam'n Christmas Texas stamp
Red & Green stickles
Stampendous red dot sparklers for berries
BoBunny Mistletoe Strip double-sided cardstocki
Rosette die
Side 2 - Texana Designs Jam'n Merry Christmas Y'all
Scalloped circle punch
Texas Christmas ornament #2
Texana Designs Jam'n Christmas Texas mini
Red & Green stickle
Doodlebug Design, Inc. North Pole Santa's Scarf double-sided cardstock
Tim Holtz Alternations Snowflake rosette die
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wimberley Market Days!

Good morning!
Lovin' this weather!

Last Saturday, Texana Designs participated in the Wimberley Market Days with Scrapbook n' More.  Thank you, Susan, for inviting us!!

I met so many people who were very excited about our stamps and thrilled to have so many Texas stamps available!  Lots of stamps were sold, business cards handed out, and great conversations on the techniques used in many of our samples.  Thank you Design Team for the great samples.  I could have sold them many, many times!
We will join Scrapbook n' More on Saturday, December 1, for another fun-filled Market Day!

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Friday, November 2, 2012


It's a beautiful day in Round Rock, Texas
Not really looking like Christmas.
Texana Designs will be working with Scrapbook n' More
at Wimberley Market Days tomorrow.
Don't you know it will look like Christmas!!

Janet Bradshaw made this fabulous gift card holder using our Jam'n Christmas Texas and There's no place like TEXAS for the Holidays stamps.  She used the Twisted Card design by Splitcoast Stampers.  What a great stocking stuffer!  Thanks, Janet!!
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Christmas Texas and "There's no place like TEXAS for the Holidays"
My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Christmas Papers
Chipboard Swirl
Gold Embossing Powder
Twisted Card Design from Splitcoast Stampers

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Monday, October 29, 2012


Good morning!
It's a crisp, cool morning here in Round Rock.
My thoughts are elsewhere.
Thinking about my family in NY and NJ and 
sending lots of good energy their way, 
and to all concerned,  
during Sandy and afterwards.

Here's an amazing card by Design Team Member Janet Bradshaw.  This photo does not do it justice.  It's a pull-out card with leaves and pumpkins stamped on the fold.  It's a Concertina Card Design from Splitcoast Stampers. And the "Have a gratitude-filled Day" is on a Wobble.  So clever!

Thank you, Janet
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Pumpkin Trio, Jam'n Pumpkin, Jam'n mini Leaf 1 (inside fold), Jam'n mini Oak Leaf (inside fold), sentiment: Have a gratitude-filled Day!
Reminisce Patterned Autumn Harvest Papers
Die-namics Layered Label Die
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Foam Tape
Concertina Card Design from Splitcoast Stampers
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkins and Treats!

Good brisk morning to you!
I seem to be obsessed with Pumpkins these days!
Check out my Pumpkin Board on Pinterest.
Check out this adorable candy holder!!

Design Team Member Jilda Bolton designed this adorable candy holder using our Jam'n Pumpkin Trio mini and Have a Fabulous Fall and also this really cute card using our Jam'n Pumpkin, Jam'n Square (large) and Have a gratitude-filled Day.  You can't see it in this photo, but inside the candy holder are 3 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups!  Yum!
Thanks, Jilda!!

Candy holder:
Texana Design Stamps:  Jam'n Pumpkin Trio mini and  Have a Fabulous Fall!
Paper:  5-1/2” X 4-1/4” green card stock, ivory and orange cardstock
Tools: Embossing folder, border punch, brown stamp pad and markers
Emboss green card stock then score at 1-1/2”, 3” and 4.5.”  Fold and use glue dots to secure 3 miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups inside.  Use three ½” glue dots to close the candy holder.

Paper: Green, orange, ivory and brown cardstock
Tools:  Die-namics Sentiment Strip, Die-namics Chevron Stripes, brown stamp pad and markers
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Another Day of Pumpkins!

Woo! Hoo!
The cold front has arrived!
Pumpkins are lookin' better everyday!

And this canvas by Libby Hickson (more about it on her blog) just made them better.  This is the second canvas design Libby Hickson's done for Texana Designs and I just love what she is doing with canvas, our stamps and using a print theme.
Thanks, Libby!

From Libby's blog:  I paper pieced the Pumpkin Trio from Texana Designs with some fun Halloween paper. The canvas was covered with more paper (carrying through the definition print theme) and some Mod Podge. The Have a Fabulous Fall sentiment is also from Texana Designs. I removed the barbed wire from the original stamped image - it was too difficult to cut around for this project. So I replaced it with a bit of wound hemp twine to look like a sweet bit of vine. Fun!
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Thursday, October 25, 2012


The cold front is coming in tonight.
Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner.
And, pumpkins are everywhere.
Guess who's flying to NY next Tuesday in a storm?

Karen's (please check out her blog for the tutorial) design using our Jam'n Pumpkin Trio and Have a Fabulous Fall! is so cute.  I just love the the Spellbinder Scalloped Nesbilitity she used and the little Hemp Twine on the side.  Adorable!  Thank you, Karen!

Supplies used:
Texana Designs Stamps TD032—Have a Fabulous Fall! and TX053—Pumpkin Trio
White Cardstock for card base and a scrap of Kraft Cardstock for the banner
Patterned Paper from 7 gypsies Venice 6x6 paper pad
Embossing powder by American Crafts Zing
Small piece of Hemp Twine
Mini Brad by Making Memories
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!

Oh my!
I've never seen so many pumpkins!
'Tis the Season!

All I can say is "WOW"!  This Pumpkin Trio card by Design Team Member Megan Bickers is just "RICH"!  I love the Hexagons!! 
Thank you, Megan!

Supplies Used:
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Bazzill: Green and Yellow Cardstock
Recollections: Autumn Pattern Paper
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Walnut Stain); Foam Blending Tool
Creative Memories: Hexagon Punch
Coats & Clark: Brown Crochet Thread
Copic Markers: YR02, YR07, Y17, YG03, YG17, YG67, E33, E37
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