Monday, July 30, 2012


 Butterflies just make me smile!  Drinking and fluttering!  Check out these great samples using Texana Designs Butterfly (large, small and mini) stamps!  
Card Design:  Janet Bradshaw
Technique:  Tim Holtz Custom Distress Ink Pad
Texana Designs stamp:  Butterfly small

Card, Bookmark and Clip Design:  Jilda Bolton
Texana Designs stamps: Butterfly (small and mini), Caring thoughts during this difficult time and Thinking of you.
Copic markers R81, RV09, YG03, Y11
Balzer Designs Crafter's Workshop Mini Flower Frame stencil
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays: Pretty in Pink, Wake me up Before you Go Gold
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Key Lime Pie

Canvas Design:  Karen Lambert
A variety of techniques
Texana Designs stamps:  Butterly mini, Hummingbird/Hibiscus and Caring thoughts during this difficult time.

Card Design:  Jimmye Sue
Texana Designs Stamps:  Butterly (large) and Just a Note

Card Design:  Jimmye Sue
Texana Designs Stamps:  Butterfly (large) and Thank you

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Everything is SWEET in Texas

Well, maybe not the heat!
But tea is my favorite beverage in the summer!

I love, love, love this card!  Megan made this card (using Texana Designs Jam'n Mason Jar, Jam'n Rectangle and Everything is "sweet" in Texas! stamps) during our last team stamp/play day and it was such fun watching her experiment with this "pencil and ink resist" technique.  Check out the tutorial on Megan's blog.  I also love Megan's way of using our sentiments: she cuts each word separately from the sentiment for better placement and "sweet" touches to the card.
Thank you!   

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  TD031 Everything is "Sweet" in Texas, TX019 Jam'n Mason Jar and FR008 Jam'n Rectangle
Bazzill:  Tan, Red Cardstock
Georgia Pacific:  White Cardstock
Tsukineko:  Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger:  Distress Inkpads (Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy); Glossy Accents
Copic Markers:  BG10, C1, E31, E33, E37, R29
Making Memories:  White Scrapbook Stitches String
Prismacolor:  White Colored Pencil
Fiskars:  Border Punch (Scalloped Sentiment)
Foam Tape

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Cactus Weather

One morning last week, I found these awesome cards on my front porch!  Design Team Member, Karen Lambert, made these cards using Texana Designs Jam'n Prickly Pear, Jam'n Yucca and Jam'n Thanks, Y'all!  Both cards made me feel all prickly inside (in a good kind of way)!
Thanks, Karen!

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Have I told you lately...

how much I love to paper-piece!
Thank you, Joyce, for introducing me to this awesome technique!

I spent the afternoon paper-piecing using our Texana Designs Jam'n Mason Jar mini with a little Smooch, some ribbon and several 6 x 6 paper pads.

Design by JS
Paper:  Authentique-Collection: Genuine
Design by JS
Paper: lilybeedesign: double dutch marigold
Design by JS
Paper:  Authentique-Collection: Carefree
Design by JS
Paper: lilybeedesign - This & That

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

More Hummingbirds!

Good morning!

I'm finally seeing a card done with distress markers.  Maybe it's due to a 6 month delay in receiving them.  Talk about delayed gratification!!

Janet's card using Texana Designs Hummingbird/Hibiscus and Caring thoughts.... is just beautiful!  The Colorbok patterned paper perfectly match the distress markers.  It has a very calming effect - so the sentiment is very appropriate.
Thanks, Janet!  

Products used:
Patterned paper from Colorbok - Delphinium Garden
Core'dinations Distress Collection - Worn Lipstick
Distress Markers
Distress Stickles - Worn Lipstick
Smooch - Sundance
Hummingbird embossed with Stamp Stuff - Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder
Alterations Die - Mini Labels
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Megan's Magical Card

Good morning!
Oh this is such a magical card!

Design Team member, Megan Bickers did an incredible job using Texana Designs Humming bird/Hibiscus, Thinking of you and Caring thoughts during this difficult time stamps.  Love, love, love the color combination!!  Please visit her blog for instructions.
Thank you, Megan!

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps: 80815 Hummingbird/Hibiscus, TD059 Caring thoughts.., TD060 Thinking of you.
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw), Foam Blending Tool; Distress Stickles (Rock Candy)
Nestabilities:  Labels 8 Die Frame
QuicKutz: Geometric Circles Embossing Folder
Sakura: Gelly Roll Clear Glitter Pen
Martha Stewart:  Glue Writing Pen
Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y21, R22, R24, R29, R39, BG10, BG15, B02, E31, E33, E37
Wausau: Ivory Cardstock
Foam Tape
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Joyce in Action!

Good morning!
We had a fabulous time at Scrapbook n' More yesterday!  Joyce taught her famous Cuttlebug Class for the first time at Scrapbook n' More.  She had 15 enthusiastic participants.  Joyce said she could not have done it without her long-time friend, Ginger!

Many, many thanks to Design Team members Karen and Jilda for setting up the trunk sale while I did  Make n' Takes.  Karen also took these great photos of the event.  And thanks to the entire team for such creative samples that were displayed on the table.  I consistently hear from our customers that our samples are the best!!!

And many, many thanks to Susan (owner of Scrapbook n' More) for making life easy for us when we "took over" her store!!  Many of the products we used for the classes and Make n' Takes were "sold out" by the end of the day and orders placed for more.
Thanks everyone!  We'll be back!
Texana Designs Trunk Sale.
Great job Karen and Jilda!

I made just a few stamps for this trunk sale!
Fortunately, not this many came back home with me!

I used Ranger Tag Die, Smooch, Bo Bunny Double Dots paper and Die-namics for the Make n' Take
Make n' Take

We love Die-namics.  Selling like hotcakes yesterday!

Samples!  Samples!  Samples!

Susan has a wonderful area to disply  all our Texana Designs stamps with lots of samples!
Samples sell stamps!

Joyce's Cuttlebug Class.

Joyce's Cuttlebug class.  Many of her long-time stamping friends came to the class.

Joyce's Cuttlebug Class.

Joyce's Cuttlebug Class

Joyce's Cuttlebug Class

Joyce's long-time friend, Ginger, helping  out with the class

Joyce's Cuttlebug Class

Just in case you don't know what a Cuttlebug Machine looks like!

Class participant playing with the Cuttlebug

Joyce Cuttlebug Class

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Friday, July 13, 2012


Good morning!

Mark your calendars!
Sunday, August 12th
Stamp Salado
Watercolor Class - Joyce A. Meyer
Using our new Jam'n Coffee Pot and Mason Jar stamps!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Break is Over! Let the New Creations Begin

Good Morning!
I took a little break from the blog!
So excited about the daily rains and storms here in Central Texas.
I might even need to mow the grass this weekend.
Actually, one of my favorite things to do, especially since I have a "sweet" riding lawnmower!

The Design Team (we missed you Libby-next time I'll Skype you) had a fabulous play day.  The inspiration was so thick in the room one could actually grab it!!

As we begin the second half of the first year's Texana Designs "Design Team", we shall begin with this amazing canvas design by Karen Lambert using our Texana Designs Hummingbird/Hibiscus, Butterfly mini and Caring thoughts during this difficult time stamps.  You absolutely must go to her blog to see the tutorial on this one!  She has step by step photos of acrylic painting, paper-piecing, watercolor paper techniques.  You won't believe all that went into making and designing this beautiful creation!!  Thanks, Karen!
Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Hummingbird/Hibiscus, Butterfly (mini), Caring thoughts..
5 x 7 blank canvas
Green, Yellow and Pink Acrylic Paint
Scrap of Patterned Paper
Scrap of water color paper
Naked wooden tag
Small piece of ribbon
Archival Ink by Ranger
Small Magnet

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