Monday, April 30, 2012

All Together Now - Verbenas and Wildflowers (tall)!

Now that all the Verbena and Wildflower (tall) designs are in, I wanted to post them all together, plus some extra!  It's been amazing to see what can be done with these cute little wildflower Jam'n stamps!!  Thanks to everyone!

Card Design:  Jimmye Sue
Stamped image (bleaching technique):  Joyce A. Meyer
Stamp Design: Joyce A. Meyer
Card Design:  Libby Hickson
Stamp Design: Joyce A. Meyer
Tag and Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

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

Card Designs:  Janet Bradshaw
Stamp Designs:  Joyce A. Meyer

Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Verbena and Wildflower (tall) stamps:  Joyce A. Meyer
Sample (Ranger Distress and mini mister technique) Design:  Jimmye Sue
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

Coaster Design:  Karen Lambert
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

 Coaster Design  Karen Lambert
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer
Card Design:  Jimmye Sue
Ranger Distress Ink and mini mister technique
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stamping Uniqueness!

Karen confessed that cards are usually not her first choice when stamping.  I'm so glad!  I want to share as  many stamping ideas as possible while using Texana Designs stamps.  Remember the Oak Leaf Wreath in a previous post?  Look what she's made with the Texana Designs Jam'n Verbena and Jam'n Wildflower (tall) stamps:  Coasters!
Take a minute to check out the details on Karen's blog!
Thank you, Karen!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Verbena, Texas Wildflowers, Jam'n Wildflower (tall), Welcome
Versamark Stamp Pad
Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Pool, Butterscotch, Stream, and Meadow
Embossing Powder:  Black, Silver, Metallic Marmalade (Bmuse)
Tim Holtz ink applicator
Acrylic Disks

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Oh my!

Wow! One of the many things I love about Janet Bradshaw is her passion for learning and creating new techniques!  These cards are simply  - I don't know what word would you use?  I'm tired of awesome!!!
Janet will be teaching a Spirelli (dutch string art) class at Stamp Salado on May 6 and will be making a card very similar to the easel design card.  She is one "awesome" instructor.  Sign up early.  Her classes fill up fast!

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Verbena, Jam'n Wildflower (tall), Jam'n I "heart" Wildflowers, and Have a gratitude-filled Day!
Paper:  White cardstock, Metallic Blue and Mirror Gold from Paper Cut, and Bazzill Dotted Swiss
Ink:  Distress Ink (Faded Jeans & Bundled Sage), Green Marvy Marker
Embossing Powder:  Queens Gold & Adironack Denim
Embossing Folders:  Tim Holtz Wood Grain & Cuttlebug Polka Dots
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Beaded Circles and Standard Circles Sm and Tim Holtz Tattered Banner
String: DMC Gold embroidery thread and SewEasy Fancy Floss (glitter primary) by We R Memory Keepers
Gold Stickles & Gold Pearl Pen from Viva Decor
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Friday, April 27, 2012

It's another Verbena day with Libby's card!

I know the days are getting warmer here, but the mornings are fabulous! Since I'm working on a weight loss program, these mornings walking in the cool breeze and enjoying all the Spring blooms have become my best friend!

It's another Verbena day and this design by Libby is so soft and subtle.  I felt a sense of peace when I first saw it.
Love it, Libby!

Card design:  Libby Hickson
Stamp designs:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer
I'm jealous that Libby used Ranger Distress Markers for this card.  I'm still waiting on mine!They really added a nice touch!  I just got Memory Box paper yesterday in all colors and can't wait to use them.  Love their dots and checks!  

Other products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Verbena, Jam'n Wildflower (tall) and Welcome
Paper:  Hero Arts (green), Memory Box (dots), Basic Grey (woodgrain), white cardstock
Ink:  Distress markers (Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters)
Distress Ink (Vintage Photo
Other:  Water with Perfect Pearls, scallop border punch, Hemptique hemp cord

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Verbena by Jilda

Good morning!  Happy Thursday everyone!  

Here's one classy card designed by one classy lady!
Jilda designed this card using Texana Designs Jam'n Verbena and I "heart" wildflowers stamps.  I love the layering on this card using red and black cardstock, Memory Box specialty paper, Die-Namics Oval Decorative Doily Duo and Large Scallop, and May Arts JD01 ribbon.  She also used red and black stamp pads, Clear Spica pen, and Black Diamond Stickles.  Sometimes (in my opinion) a card can be so busy the stamped image gets lost.  In this case, it brings the image right to the front.  
Job well done Jilda!  Love it!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fall Came Early at My House!

I continue to be completely amazed at this Design Team!!  Don't get me wrong, I know they are talented, gifted, creative beings  --  and so much more!  The time, energy and talent they have given to this team is truly appreciated.  I'm so blessed!

This week, my friend, maker of Maggie's wedding dress, and Design Team Member Karen Lambert, gave me this beautiful wreath filled with Texana Designs Jam'n leaves.  Wow!  It's amazing!  There's really no need for me to go any further, you just have to go to Karen's blog to see the detailed tutorial for this wreath.
Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!
Design:  Karen Lambert
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Oak Leaf (large, small, and mini) and Have a gratitude-filled day!

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Petit Jean State Park

Tom and I spent 4 days at Petit Jean State Park, AR last weekend.  So beautiful.  So peaceful.  So lush and green! We hiked 10 miles (and I mean climbed/hiked) in two days with most of the trails to ourselves.  It was truly a zenful 4 days and wanted to share some of the gorgeous scenery with you.

Sunrise Point at Tanyard Spring.  Not another soul around.  Peaceful.

Cedar Falls - 95 ft.

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls

Petit Jean Grave Site Overlook

Our home away from home.  Tanyard Springs log cabin.  Awesome!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Birdhouses and Wildflowers!

Good morning!  It's been a few days.  I took a 4-day trip to Petit Jean Park in Arkansas - so gorgeous.  I will be posting pics later.  
The Design Team just completed their designs using the Jam'n Birdhouse and once again, so unique and different.  I love them all!  

Libby created this beautiful canvas using the Texana Designs Jam'n Birdhouse, Jam'n Cactus Cluster, Jam'n Wildflower Cluster, and I'm just WILD about Texas FLOWERS!  She painted on the canvas using her Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints.  Wow! And even more wow photographed outside with all the greenery!   Libby highly recommends going outside one's comfort zone from time to time.  Libby, please go outside your comfort zone - ANYTIME!

Karen is the queen of the Silhouette Studio and you can find the Birdhouse file on her blog.  She created this card using Texana Designs stamps Jam'n Birdhouse, Jam'n Cactus Cluster, Jam'n Wildflower Cluster and I'm WILD about Texas FLOWERS and painted the images with Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolor Paints (another favorite of mine!).  I love how she made the Cactus Cluster pop using the masking technique.  Love this card!  

And then there's Jilda, the queen of Die-namics!  And this card has the Die-namics Woodgrain Fence and Fresh Cut Grass (one of my favorites!).  Using Texana Designs Jam'n Birdhouse, Jam'n Wildflower Border and I'm WILD about Texas FLOWERS, Jilda painted the images with Lindy's Gang Magicals and Copics!  So Spring fresh looking and those wildflowers look so natural with the grass die!  Awesome!

Janet made several cards for the assignment (she was having too much fun!).  This is my favorite.  She turned the Birdhouse into a Mailbox by using metallic tape.  Check out Janet's blog for the whole story.  Here's an excerpt from her blog:
"I just couldn't help myself.  I kept seeing a mailbox when I looked at the birdhouse and I got to thinking "what if I just changed the front a little to make it a door instead of a hole?"  And it worked... I stamped the image with black stazon on metallic tape and was able to modify the front slightly.  I added a brad for the knob and "US Mail" and voilĂ !  I stamped it again on thin wood paper for the post.  I painted the roof with sharpie markers and a white pen.  I liked what I was seeing."
I'm so glad she couldn't help herself!
Happy Stamping!
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Janet's Birdhouse/Mailbox

Good morning! I've missed a few days of posting, but for a good reason - an engagement party for Maggie (my daughter)!  Perfect weather.  Lots of yummy food!  Great company!  Ping pong.  Frisbee.  Bubbles.  Apples to Apples.  
This last group of Texana Designs stamps for the Design Team was way too much fun for Janet.  She got a little carried away (in a good way) with the Jam'n Birdhouse stamp.  See you yourself!  Also, go to Janet's blog for details.
Love them all, Janet!

Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Birdhouse and Daffodil stamps:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer

Tag Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Birdhouse and Wildflower Borders stamps:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer

Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Birdhouse, house, cactus stamps:  Artist Joyce A. Meyer

Products used for these designs:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Birdhouse and mini Daffodil
Papers:  Cardstock
Punch:  Martha Stewart - Punch around the page - Wildflowers
Pens:  Red & Blue Sharpies, White Signo Paint Pen, Stardust Gelly Pen & Silver Metallic Gelly Pen
Birdhouse Tag
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Birdhouse, Wildflowers Border, mini Cactus and TD Wild about Texas Flowers
Papers:  Tag
Distress Inks for brayering: Broken China, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint
Pens:  Marvy Brush Markers, White Signo Paint Pen, Stardust Gelly Pens & Silver Metallic Gelly Pen
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Birdhouse, House Border, Cactus Border and mini Cactus
Papers:  Creative Imaginations - Real wood thin cherry, Ranger Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper - matte coated, Core'dinations Distress Collection, silver tape for roof and mailbox
Distress Inks for braying:  Broken China, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage, Tea Die and Gathered Twig
Pens:  Red & Blue Sharpies, White Signo Paint Pen, Red Stardust Gelly Pen
Sizzix Die:  Fence, Spooky

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jam'n Bluebonnet Wreath

The Bluebonnet Wreath designs are all in!  It's always so much fun to include them all in one post to see the variety of ways the Design Team used one of our stamps.  And this one is no exception!  I've also included Joyce's (you know, Joyce -- the awesome artist behind most of Texana Designs stamps) adorable step card.
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Blubonnet Wreath, Everythin' is comin up BLUEBONNETS!, Welcome, Jam'n Barbed Wire Heart, Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas, Texas Bluebonnets (words), and There's no place like TEXAS in the Springtime!
Card Design:  Joyce A. Meyer
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

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

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

Card Design:  Karen Lambert
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

Card Design: Karen Lambert
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer

Card Design:  Libby Hickson

I love the all!
Thanks everyone!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bluebonnet Wreath Tag!

I cannot wait until I have time to begin the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Classes!  I'm already seeing the results of others taking his classes.  I received this awesome tag today made by Design Team Member Libby!  She made this tag (after one of her online classes) using  our Texana Designs Jam'n Bluebonnet Wreath and Texas Bluebonnets words stamps.

Libby couldn't go wrong with this tag since I love tags, love the colors, love TH's products and love our stamps!  Put them all together and you get AWESOME!
Thanks, Libby!

Libby used the following products for this tag:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Bluebonnet Wreath, Texas Bluebonnets words
Paper:  Manila Tag
Ink:  Distress Inks (Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo), Distress Markers (Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Black Soot, Picket Fence), Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Other:  Perfect Pearls (added to water in Mini Mister), various ribbons
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