Thursday, March 29, 2012

What a Unique Card by Janet!

This is what I woke up to this morning!  Wow!  So unique!  So clever!  And personalized!  I love, love, love, the door!  
Like I said yesterday:  I love being surrounded by my crafty friends.  
Thank you Janet!  
If you go to Janet's blog, she shares with you how this card was made!

Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Stamp Design:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer

Inside Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Stamp Design:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer
Janet used the following products:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Welcome, Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas, Jam'n Barbed Wire Bluebonnet Wreath, and Jam'n Barbed Wire Heart
White cardstock
Sand cardstock
Unknown patterned paper on inside
Thin wood paper
Copic Markers
Stardust Gelly Pens
Zig Painty Twin Pen
Silver brads
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I love being around crafty people!  Keeps me smilin' and on my toes!  Karen Lambert (Texana Designs Design Team Member and the awesome person who will be custom making Maggie's wedding dress), also makes the CUTEST crocheted hats.  She will be selling these adorable hats during the Spring Craft Fair at Central Baptist Church across from Round Rock High School.  See her blog for details.  Here's a sampling of these hats!

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Happy Birds!

    Oh my!  The birds outside my office this morning are soooooo happy!  I just couldn't let another day go by without posting this card by Jilda using Texana Designs Jam'n Birdhouse, Jam'n Wildflower Border and I'm WILD about Texas FLOWERS.  Jilda is quickly becoming the Die-namics Queen.  Have I told you lately how much I love Die-namics and this card has two!!
   This is a "Truly Texas" card with the Texas flag on the birdhouse and wildflowers.  Oh, did  I mention we have a "Truly Texas" stamp?

Thanks Jilda!
Love this card!
Products Jilda used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Birdhouse, Jam'n Wildflower Border, and I'm WILD about Texas FLOWERS
Paper:  White and Green card stock and Light Blue Check Memory Box card stock
Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass and Woodgrain Fence dies
Paints:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, Copics
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Sunday, March 25, 2012


Book Design:  Libby Hickson
Texana Designs Stamps:  Bluebonnet small and Texas Wildflowers
Libby is so missin' Texas and the bluebonnets.  To soothe her soul just a tad, she created this little book of bluebonnet photos with Carter and Courtney (from previous years) while living in Texas.  I absolutely love the Texana Designs stamps she used for this project and those little pockets are too cute for words!  Visit Libby's blog for complete details.  I love that she photographed this book outside.  Such a nice touch.
This card was designed for the Catered Crop Recipe Swap
Thanks, my friend!  

Book Design: Libby Hickson
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Wildflower Border and I "heart" wildflowers

Book Design:  Libby Hickson
Texana Designs Stamps:  Cactus Ranch and Howdy Y'all

Book Design:  Libby Hickson

Book Design:  Libby Hickson
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n BW Heart Flag mini and Texas

Love these little pockets for photos!!!

What treasured memories!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Janet's Triple Treat Class -New Braunfels-April 22nd

This class is for those of you who have taken and have not taken one of Janet's classes.  She is calling it "Triple Treat" and it is definitely a triple treat. Here's Janet's description of the class:
"Is there anything better than a triple scoop ice cream cone?  Probably not, but Janet is on a roll and has three different technique cards for you to make.  She will be doing another iris fold card from one of Texana Designs newest chicken stamps.  She has pulled out the ol' string art spirelli just in time to complement all of the beautiful spring flowers.  She will also be introducing Spellbinders Cut, Fold & Tuck dies released at the 2012 CHA show.  (Scrapbook n' More will have several of these new dies in the store in time for the class.)  Sign up quick, you know how fast "ice cream" fills a room."
Mark your calendar!
 Sunday, April 22nd (Earth Day!)
  Contact Susan to sign up.

Cut, Fold & Tuck Card
Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw

Iris Folding Card
Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Chicken 1 and Just chickin' in!

Spirelli Card
Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Bluebonnets and Sunshine!

What a gorgeous day!  I'm so blessed to live in this part of the country where I have Bluebonnets in the neighborhood!  And, of course, I will never run out of Bluebonnet cards to show you - like these two from Karen Lambert!  Once again, Karen has used her skills with the Silouette Studio Software to create mats using Texana Designs Jam'n Bluebonnet Wreath.  Go to Karen's blog to download the mats.  Thanks, Karen!  Love them!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  There's no place like TEXAS in the Springtime and Jam'n Bluebonnet Wreath
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Prisma Color Pencils
Standard Cardstock and scraps from Daisy D's
1/4" Corner Rounder
Tim Holtz Bricked Texture Face
Ranger Distress Ink:  Fired Brick
Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
As a side note:  Very exciting news!  Karen has been designing and making wedding dresses most of her life.  She met with us last night and will be making Maggie's (my daughter) wedding dress for her January wedding!  We are thrilled!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Love Ribbon!

I absolutely love ribbon, but I'm terrible at putting the ribbon back when done!  I've tried all kinds of ways to store my ribbon and always end up with a pile of ribbon waiting to go back home.  I finally found the best solution!  An IKEA tie rack!  I don't even have to take the ribbon off.  Just a little measuring and a little snipping!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bluebonnets continued!

   Good morning!  What a storm last night!  And this morning, the sun is shining and the grass is green!  And I bet the wildflowers are doing their happy dance!  
   The Design Team's next Texana Designs stamp is Jam'n Bluebonnet Wreath.  This stamp is one of our new ones introduced in December and already a best seller.  How could is not be -- combine Bluebonnets and Joyce's talent = the best!!
   Here's Jilda's card design using one of our new favorite products, Die-namics (MFT) and let me tell you Jilda is a complete Die-namics fan.  I absolutely love all her card designs using Die-namics!  Well, I actually love all her card designs!  :-)
Thank you, Jilda!

Card Design:  Jilda Bolton
Stamp Design:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer
Texana Designs Stamps:  Bluebonnet Wreath and Texas Bluebonnets
Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Bluebonnet Wreath and Texas Bluebonnet
Die-namics:  Open Scallop Doily
Ribbon:  May Arts MKK-34 Blue and Green Stripe 
Paper:  Blue, Green and Silver (Frosted Silver Canford) card stock
Silver embossing powder

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Monday, March 19, 2012

An afternoon at Scrapbook N' More in New Braunfels

Good Monday morning!  Janet, Joyce and I got back late last night from a wonderful afternoon at Scrapbook n' More in New Braunfels!  The store was filled with a Class, 3 tables of Make n' Takes, a Texana Designs Trunk Sale, and lots of fabulous new paper.  I think I bought every color of the new Bo Bunny Vintage paper!
We had the best time visiting with 20+ of Scrapbook n' More friends.

Mark your Calendars
April 22nd - Janet's Class
"Triple Treat"
July 15th - Joyce's Class

Janet's Make n' Take: this adorable mini Texana Designs catalog!  Of course, I'm just a little biased!  It's my catalog!  Perfect for those customers who can't remember what TD stamps they have or have a wish list going.  Just keep this little catalog in your purse and circle the ones you have or want.  Janet even has a detailed tutorial for you on her blog!

Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Texana Designs mini Catalog
Jimmye Sue's Make n' Take:  Chicken tags with the Crafters Workshop 6 x 6 templates - chicken wire and mini wood grain.
Tag Design:  Jimmye Sue
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Chicken 1, Howdy!, and Just chickin' in!

Joyce's Make n' Take:  Bluebonnet #2 stamp and the Cuttlebug. We gave her sample to Scrapbook n' More so I don't have a photo.  :-(

Here are just a few of our friends who shared the day with us.  Thanks everyone for a great day!
Pat, Joanne and Cynthia really concentrating!

Susan with a customer.

Texana Designs Trunk Sale

Texana Designs Trunk Sale

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photos and Stamps - Great combination!

With all the bluebonnets and other wildflowers blooming and the butterflies so happy, this is a great time of year for a photo shoot and Janet's cards are just perfect examples for combining your photos and stamps! 

Now I know what I can do with all the bluebonnet pictures from last week!
Thanks Janet!

Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Texana Designs Stamp:  There's no place like TEXAS in the Springtime!

Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Texana Designs Stamp:  I'm WILD about Texas FLOWERS!
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Friday, March 16, 2012

A Whole Bunch of Bluebonnets!

The Design Team completed their Jam'n Frame - Bluebonnet designs and I thought you would enjoy seeing them altogether.  I've included the one I did using the brayer technique.  Once again, I'm amazed at the different looks from this one stamp, but that  was my intention when choosing this awesome design team -- to provide you with a variety of styles!

Thanks everyone!
Have a Bluebonnet Day!

Card Design:  Jilda Bolton
Stamp Design: Joyce A. Meyer

Inside Card Design:  Karen Lambert
Bluebonnet #2 Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer
Sentiment:  Jimmye Sue 
Card Design:  Karen Lambert
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

Card Design:  Linda McClain
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

Inside Card Design:  Linda McClain
Sentiment:  Jimmye Sue

Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer
Sentiment:  Jimmye Sue

Card Design:  Libby Hickson
Stamp Design: Joyce A. Meyer
Sentiment:  Jimmye Sue

Card Design:   Jimmye Sue Mitchell
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Speaking of Bluebonnets!

   Yesterday was truly (Texas Truly) a BLUEBONNET Day!  You know our stamp "Have a Bluebonnet Day!" - well, I had a Bluebonnet Day!  Before my mini wildflower road trip yesterday, I received this amazing card from Texana Designs Design Team Member (trying saying that 5 times really fast!) Linda McClain using Texana Designs Jam'n Frame - Bluebonnet and Everythin' is comin' up BLUEBONNETS stamps.
   Linda said:  I hope this knocks your socks off!  Well, I'm still trying to find my socks!
   Normally, I would write down techniques and products she used (on this blog), but that might prevent you from visiting Catered Crop (Linda's blog) and that would truly (Texas Truly) be a disservice to you.  Be sure and read her story while photographing these cards.  It's a great visual!!
    So, please visit Catered Crop to find out the products she used and the technique.
Thank you, Linda! 
Have a Bluebonnet Day!

Card Design:  Linda McClain
Stamp Design:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer
Texana Designs Stamp:  Jam'n Frame - Bluebonnet

Up close and personal
Inside Card Design: Linda McClain
Texana Designs Stamp:  Everythin' is comin' up BLUEBONNETS

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