Friday, June 22, 2012

Beautiful chickie!

Good morning!
My sweet girl is coming home from Woods Hole today!
Been missin' her!

In a previous post I said chickens can be beautiful.  These cards designed by Janet Bradshaw are proof!  Aren't these just the cutest!!!!!
You've done it again, Janet!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Chicken 1, Just Chickin' in, "to say" from Stoppin' by to say, and How are you?
Paper Studio "Simple Elegance" Paper Pack
Die-namics Layered Labels Dies
Corner Adorner - Lotsa Slots
Judikins EP - Rustique Bent Nail
Liquid Applique - Red
Pearl Pen - Gold
Craft Feathers
Craft Wiggle Eyes

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chicks Rule! Day 3.

Look at this darling candy holder that Jilda Bolton made using our Jam'n Chicken 3 and Hey chickie stamps!  Perfect for a 4th of July gathering!!  
Jilda was thoughtful enough to give me the original without the chocolate!
She knows I'm watching my WW points!
Thanks, Jilda!  So cute!!
Jilda was kind enough to provide instructions:
1)        Cut 2 blue tags and score bottom at 1-1/8”, emboss with small dot folder 
2)        Cut blue card stock rectangle (measuring 3-1/2” X 5-1/2”, scored on 3-1/2” side at 1” on each side,        scored on 5-1/2” side at 2-1/4” and 3-1/4”) to create candy box
3)        Cut stars from red, white & blue decorated paper
4)        Stamp chicken and Hey chickie. banner on white card stock, color chicken with Copic R29
5)        Fold two tags at score lines and adhere with glue dots
6)        Fold candy box at score lines, cut at 4 sides of 1” center and use glue dots to construct
7)        Stamp chicken on large star and pop dot white chicken over stamped image
8)        Adhere stars and Hey chickie banner to front of treat holder with glue dots
9)        Fill with candy and tie ribbon loosely
Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Chicken 3 and Hey Chickie!
Sizzix tag die
Small dot embossing folder
Blue and white card stock
Red, white & blue star paper created with Balzer Designs Crafter's Workshop template "Mini Stars & Circles" and festive berries and stormy sky distress ink pads
Copic marker R29
Red ribbon
(Note from Jilda:  my friend, Lily Cooksey, taught me how to make this treat holder.  It will hold 4 Hershey's nuggets!)
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chicks Rule! Day 2.

Good morning!
Had a little rain this morning.  So nice!
And some thunderstorms as I complete this post!!!

I've done a lot of paper-piecing with our chicken stamps, but I've not done any Copics with them.  Megan has inspired me to have a little Copic fun with our chicken stamps.  These cards that Megan designed are so rich in color and beautiful.  Yes, chickens can be beautiful!
Thanks Megan!  I love them!

 Products used: 
Texana Designs stamps:  JB004 Chicken 1, JB005 Chicken 2 JB006 Chicken 3, TD040 Just Chickin' In! (cut words apart and rearranged them to better fir on the label cut from the pattern paper)
Bazzill:  Yellow, Red Cardstock
Georgia Pacific:  White Cardstock
Chatterbox Inc.: Rec Dots Pattern Papers
Tsukineko:  Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black), Walnut Ink Antiquing Spray (Eucalyptus)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Brushed Corduroy)
Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y21, E31, E33, E37, R24, R29, R39, W1
EK Success:  Punch (Photo Labels)
Fiskars: Decorative Scissors (Pinking)
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Foam Tape
Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps: JB004 Chicken 1 and TD040 Just Chicken' In! (cut words apart and rearranged them to better fir on the label cut from the pattern paper)
Bazzill: Brown, Blue, Red Cardstock
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Making Memories: Kraft Polka Dots Pattern Paper
Sweetwater: Autumn Sweet Stripe Pattern Paper
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black), Walnut Ink Antiquing Spray (Eucalyptus)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Brushed Corduroy)
Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y21, E31, E33, E37, R24, R29, R39, W1
Fiskars: Border (Apron Lace)
ED Success: Punch (Photo Labels) (stamped the saying on the label, matted it with the red cardstock, then cut it in half to layer above and below the chicken image.
Jillibean Soup: Bean Stalks (Red & Brown Twine)
Foam Tape
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chicks Rule! Day 1.

Good morning!
I love my chickies!  
We have 4 that provide us with fresh eggs daily.  
They loved to be petted.
They love yogurt, spinach, watermelon, strawberries.
They get so excited every evening when the back door opens for their evening treat!

We got our first chickens about a year ago.  I named them after neurotransmitters!
Two of them had head-on collisions with a raccoon.  It was painful.
Now they are all called "Hey chickies"!

This week is all about chickens!  We have 4 chicken stamps:  Chicken 1 (below), Chicken 2, Chicken 3 and Chicken 3 flipped (someone had to do it!)  These chickies are so versatile and paper-piecing definitely adds a little personality to each chick!  Karen's card design uses our brand new stamp "Chicks Rule!"  Yes, we do!
Love the die you used for the sentiment Karen!  Thank you!  
Products used:
Texana Designs JB004 Chicken 1 and TD057 Chicks Rule!
Kraft Card Stock Card Base (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Chicken Wire Template
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
VersaFine Ink - Blacvk Onyx
My Minds Eye Patterned Paper scraps from the Lost and Found Union Square Collection

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Janet's TH 101 Day!

Good morning!
Just returned from Galveston/Clear Lake City.  Great trip!  Awesome B&B!
Fun, fun, fun Ferry Ride!
Check out photos here!

Before we start our "chickies" postings, I wanted to share some cards Janet made during her TH 101 lessons using our new/renewed Jam'n Mexican Hat and Jam'n Brown-eyed Susan by artist Joyce A. Meyer.  Oh how I love the colors Janet used on the 4 Jam'n Mexican Hat samples and she distressed the ribbon!!  AND all the fun dies and punches she used on the Brown-eyed Susan card!
Thank you, Janet!
You've inspired me to go back and do more of his classes.
It's a good thing I can do them on my own schedule!!

If you haven't taken Tim Holtz's Chemistry 101 classes, I highly recommend them.  They are so much more than a class.  He really packs the information into these pre-class videos and classes.  

Products and Techniques:
Texana Designs Jam'n Mexican Hat and "Have Fun!"
Water colored distress inks
Ribbon colored ;with distress stain
Liquid Applique - Brown
"Mexican hat" handwritten under flower

Texana Designs Brown-eyed Susan, "Texas Wildflowers" and "Have Fun!"
Water colored and inked distress inks
Sakura Stardust Gel Pen - Bronze
Spellbinders - Circles and Large Circle Scallop
Whale of a Punch -Curved Photo Corner
Sizzix Flip-its-Die-circle
Creative Imaginations Paper Pad-Gingham
"Brown-eyed Susan" handwritten
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Peep! Peep! Peep! Day 4.

Happy Almost Father's Day!
I've been in Galveston the last two days and now Clear Lake to spend Father's Day with my FIL.  Such a sweet man.

While in Galveston, I received these fabulous 2 birdie cards (via e-mail) from Design Team Member Megan Bickers.  I couldn't wait to post them, so I'm sitting at my in-law's computer creating this blog post.  I love the color combinations on these cards and the little pearls add a wonderful touch!
Thanks, Megan!

Megan used the following products:
Texana Designs stamps:  JB001S Bird 1 and TD041 From one "peep" to another
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
American Crafts Letterbox Collection Pattern Papers
Tsukineko Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger Distress Inkpads: Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw
Coats & Clark Crochet Thread (Brown)
Fiskars Border PUnch (April Lace)
Adhesive Pearls, Google Eyes, and Foam Tape
Texana Designs Stamps:  JB001S Bird 1. TD041 From one "peep" to another
Bazzill Green Cardstock
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
American Crafts Letterbox Collection Pattern Papers
Tsukineko Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger Distress Inkpads: Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint
Copic Markers Y21 and C1
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Fiskars Border Punch (April Lace)
Adhesive Pearls, Google Eyes and Foam Tape
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Peep! Peep! Peep! Day 3.

Good morning!
Trying to finish up some last minute Texana Designs projects, business and stamp orders before heading to Galveston/Nassau Bay (Houston) this weekend staying at what looks to be a very nice B&B in Galveston called Coppersmith Inn.  Going to Moody Gardens, morning and evening walks on the beach, ride the ferry and then spend Father's Day with Tom's family.

But right now it's time for another "peep" card designed by Karen Lambert.  These birdies always make me smile and I love the colors Karen used on this card.  Go to Karen's blog for this card tutorial about what to do when you don't leave room for a sentiment!
Thanks, Karen!
Card Design:  Karen Lambert
Stamp Designs:  Joyce A. Meyer
Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Bird 1 (small), Jam'n Bird 3 (mini) and From one "peep" to another.
Kraft and Dark Brown Card Stock
Patterned Paper by Daisy D's
Red RickRack
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Xmas Red and Yellow Stickles
VersaFine Onyx Blank Ink Pad
Imaginisce Love Crystal Heart

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peep! Peep! Peep! Day 2.

Good afternoon!

Peeping right along with another awesome card or two designed by Janet Bradshaw!  For those of you that know Janet, you know she is a lover of Tea Bag and Iris Folding techniques.  These "so cute" cards using our Jam'n mini birds are perfect examples of her creativity with these techniques!!  These are just plain "HAPPY" cards!
Thanks, Janet!  

Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Bird 1 mini, Bird 2 mini, and sentiment From one "peep" to another
Technique:  Tea Bag Folding    Kite Fold
My Mind's Eye - Everyday Flair Paper Pad
Paper Shaper - Whale of a Punch - Curved Photo Corner & 2" Scallop Circle
Marvy Uchida Mega (1") & Super Jumbo 1 3/8" square punches
Sakura Stardust Gel pens
Kite Fold Gemlet 
An Acrylic guide for placement of images
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Peep! Peep! Peep! Day 1.

Good morning!  
It's time to focus on some "peeps"!!  Jilda designed this adorable card using our Texana Designs Jam'n Bird 3 and From one "peep" to another" stamps.  As earlier stated, Jilda loves (actually, we all do) die-namics and regularly uses their dies on her Texana Designs cards.  This card is so bright and happy.  One can't help but smile while chickin' it out!!
Thank you, Jilda! 

Card Design:  Jilda Bolton
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer
Products used:  
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Bird 3 (small) and From one "peep" to another.
Paper:  BoBunny Crush Collection, black and white cardstock
Stampendous Dot Sparklers Red stickers
Die-namics Dizzy Border

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Friday, June 8, 2012

A week of Sunflowers! Day 4.

Good morning!
Well, what can I say!  The rain didn't happen here again yesterday.
But, I'm confident it will happen today because we are moving Kenny,our son, to an apartment!

I love to look at this card by Design Team Member Megan Bickers!  The colors are so rich and the button and ribbon embellishments add such a nice touch to the card - not to mention the watermarked background.  Once again, this team has accomplishment my intended goal of showing how versatile our stamps can be!
Thanks, Megan!  

Card Design:  Megan Bickers
Stamp Design:  Joyce A. Meyer
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Sunflower and thank you
Ranger Distress Inkpads:  Scattered Straw, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain
Black Inkpad
Cardstock:  White and Dark Gray
Copic Markers:  YG03, YG63, YG67, Y11, Y15, Y17, R20, R22, W5, E33, E37, BG10
Embellishments:  Button, Brown Crochet Thread, May Arts Ribbon
Foam Tape

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

A week of Sunflowers! Day 3.

Good morning!
  Well, we didn't get the rain yesterday, but it looks like some is on the way this morning!

   Have you noticed that Janet never makes one card?  I wish I had her motivation!  Next best thing, I have her on the Design Team!  Woo!
   Janet's cards using the Jam'n Sunflower stamp and sentiments (happy birthday, I appreciate you! and thank you) are soooooo colorful and uniquely paper-pieced.  Now I know how to use my big flowers that have been sitting on my shelf for way too long.  I love these sassy cards!  Thanks, Janet!

Products Janet used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Sunflower, happy birthday, I appreciate you!, thank you
Safari patterned paper, flowers, and gems
Yellow card: Stickles
Purple card: Smooch spritz

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A week of Sunflowers! Day 2.

Good morning!  Is it going to rain today??????  Please????
In the meantime, I'm showcasing Karen's card design using our Jam'n Sunflower and thank you stamps.  Yes.  It's felt!  Paper-pieced!  How fun!!  And the felt gives it such a nice touch!
I love it!  Thanks, Karen
Karen tells you all about how she made this card (tutorial) on her blog.  Go check it out!
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Sunflower and thank you
Yellow and Green felt
Yellow Ribbon
Yellow Sharpie to color frame
VersaFine ink Onyx Black
Cardstock: White, Green and Yellow
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Time for some Sunflowers!

Good  morning!

I've been seeing a variety of sunflowers around Central Texas the past couple of weeks and it just so happens that Joyce's Jam'n Sunflower stamp is what's happening at Texana Designs!  The Design Team sent me some pretty amazing sunflower cards and I'll be posting them all this week.  Today's card design is by Design Team Member Jilda Bolton.  I always love to see what colors Jilda will use with her cards and this one is pretty outstanding.  I have this EK Success Plaid border punch and was wondering how best to use it.  Now I know!
Thank you, Jilda!  Love this card! 
Card Design: Jilda Bolton
Texana Designs Sunflower Stamp:  Artist, Joyce A. Meyer
Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Sunflower and happy birthday
Paper:  Marbled paper by friend, Christine Monzingo, caramel, red and gray cardstock
Copic markers: R24, N5
Black Embossing powder
EK Success 54-40089 Plaid border punch
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Friday, June 1, 2012

Oh my! Megan's first card design for Texana Designs!

Good afternoon!

   If you've been reading my blog, you know that we have a new Texana Designs DESIGN TEAM member.
   I have been anxiously (in a good way) awaiting the first card design of our new Design Team Member, Megan Bickers, and she does not disappoint!  This card is so rich and gorgeous and TEXAS!!  I could not be more pleased!
Thanks Megan!  And, WELCOME to the team!
Products Megan used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Frame - Cactus, "Texas" from Texans is a State of Mind".  Handwritten word: "my"
Ranger Distress Inkpads:  Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Black Inkpad:  Marvy Matchables
White and Kraft Cardstock
Brown Houndstooth Paper:  Making Memories
EK Success: Black Zig Writer
Copic Markers:  YG03, YG63, YG67, Y11, Y15, Y17, R29, E33, E37, W3, W5
Ribbon:  Bazzill Basics
Foam Tape
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