Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Pot of Cactus!

Good morning!

I'm constantly amazed at the variety of designs this Design Team produces and this card by Karen Lambert is no exception! So unique!!!!  Check out Karen's blog for the tutorial!  I love the Granite Ware using Ranger's Alcohol Inks!  Thanks, Karen!!

Products used:
Texana Designs TX020-Jam'n Coffee Pot, WF010-Jam'n Prickly Pear and TD009 What's brewin' (cut apart for a different configuration)
Kraft Card Stock
Glossy Photo Paper
Ranger Alcohol Inks
Versafine Black Onyx Stamp pad
Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, and Mustard Seed
Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad and Blending Tool to Distress edges
Scalloped Border Punch
Various Patterned Paper scraps
Gelly Roll White pen for faux stitching
Spellbinder's Label #4 Nestabilities Die 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mason Jar continued

Finally!  My blog has been a little cranky when it comes to uploading pics!  Found out it wasn't my blog, but Chrome. 

Libby e-mailed me this fabulous card design using our Jam'n Mason Jar, Jam'n Verbena and sentiment I'm WILD about Texas FLOWERS!  Love the Glossy Accent on the jar to create water in the jar and distress inks for the background.  Thanks Libby!!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Mason Jar, Jam'n Verbena and I'm WILD about Texas FLOWERS!
Bazzill cardstock
Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain) to make the background panel
White gel pen

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another Mason Jar Day!

Good morning!
It's another hot day here in Texas,
but there's no place else I'd rather be!

I love this patriotic Jam'n Mason Jar that Megan designed using a masking technique. And, once again, the  colors!!!  It makes me want to go find a fireworks display!
Thanks, Megan!
Product list:
Texana Designs:  FR008 Jam'n Rectangle, TX019 Jam'n Mason Jar, TD022 Have a PatrioticDay, TX010 Jam'n Star Trio
Bazzill:  Navy Blue and RedCardstock
Georgia Pacific: White Cardestock
My Mind's Eye: Blue Polka Dot Pattern Paper
Making Memories: Tan Pattern Paper
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass)
Foam Blending Tool; Stickles (Midnight Blue, Diamond, Red); Glossy Accents
Inkssentials: Opaque Pen (White)
Coats & Clark: Crochet Thread (Red)
Fiskars: Border Punch (Scalloped Sentiment)
Foam Tape
(Mason Jar image was stamped, then reverse mask was cut to color in mason jar and stamp star image.  Glass highlights were also masked and left white, then coated with glossy accents.  Added stickles to the star shapes.)
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Just a Mason Jar Full of Candy!

Good morning!
Today is going to be a
SCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE!
kind of day!

It's a Texana Designs Team Play Day!
Inks, Sprays, Watercolors, oh my!

This card design, by Karen, using alcohol inks, embossing and sandpaper is on the list of fun techniques for today.  This is one of those card you really have to see in person to truly appreciate!  Visit Karen's blog for the tutorial.
Another creatively beautiful way to use our 
Love it, Karen!

Product list:
Texana Designs Stamps: Jam'n Mason Jar and SCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE!
VersaMark Ink, Silver embossing powder on vellum
Candy dotted with Souffle Pens by Sakura
Jar colored with Zig Photo Twins Photo Tinting Pen
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink
Glossy Paper
Ranger Alcohol Ink
Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder
Sand Paper
Stock Card Stock
Spellbinders Dies
Ranger Broken China Distress Ink 
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Thursday, August 9, 2012


Good morning!

Sunday, Joyce will be teaching her awesome watercolor class at Stamp Salado this Sunday using our Jam'n Coffee Pot, Jam'n Mason Jar, Jam'n Wildflower Tall and Jam'n Verbena.

Since we are featuring card designs using the Jam'n Mason jar, I thought I would share with you one of Joyce's samples.  I've probably posted this one before, but it is definitely worth a repeat. Is this not gorgeous!  I want to learn how to do this.  Are you reading this, Joyce?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE!

Good morning!
I was driving to who knows where one morning 
thinking about sentiments for our new plate of stamps.
I wanted a positive, fun message.
One most could relate to.
The word SCRAP came to mind and then "honey do" and "to do".
And, if you know me at all, you know I love to ENJOY LIFE!
New sentiment:
SCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE!

And this card design by Jilda Bolton certainly makes me happy and life more enjoyable!  Look at those colorful gumballs in the jar!  What a great way to show off our Jam'n Mason Jar and SCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE! stamps!!
Thanks, Jilda!

Product list:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Mason Jar and SCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE!
Paper:  White and colored card stock, Memory Box yellow & white polka dot paper
Copic Markers
Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder
Die-namics:  Stacking Stars
Spellbinders:  Fancy Tags
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Monday, August 6, 2012

My Daddy loved Horny Toads!

Good morning!
Yes, indeed.
My Daddy collected Horned Toad trinkets!
There was just something about them that made him smile!
So, to carry on the tradition I have a horned toad stamp and collect card designs! :-)

To start your day, here are 3 great cards with our Horned Toad (small) stamp.  
We also carry this in "mini"

Libby has been on summer vacation with her two adorable kiddos.  Even though she moved to Georgia, I feel like she lives next door by following her on Facebook.  She is great at posting daily activities of her life and family.

Libby's card:  Love that she watercolored him!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Horned Toad (small) and Truly Texas
Ranger Archival Ink
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Watercolor Crayons
Patterned paper, Card Stock
Dies (Spellbinders, PTI)

Megan's card:  this little guy looks like he is about to take off!  Love this layered card!

Products used:
Texana Designs: 80820Horned Toad, TD056 Truly Texas
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Bazzill: Brown Cardstock
Autumn Leaves:  Black Polka Dot Pattern Paper
Scraps: Vellum
Sandpaper (Coarse and Fine)
Tsukineko: StazOn Inkpad (Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy); Foam Blending Tool
Coats & Clark: Crochet Thread (Brown)
WeR Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper (1/4")
Waterbrush, Foam Tape, Hot Glue Gun

Karen's card:  Used embossing paste to create the stone-like effect.  So cool!

Product used:
Texana Designs stamps:  TD056 Truly Texas and 80820S Horned Toad (small)
Kraft Card Stock
Translucent Embossing Paste
Flair Bandanna Paper scrap
Sewing Machine
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink
7 Gypsies Walnut Stained Mini Shipping Tag

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

What's Brewin' - Day 5

Good morning!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  It's been one of the best at our house.

I know I say this all the time, but I'm constantly "blown away" with this Design Team and the various magnificent ways they bring our stamps to life.  These two by Megan Bickers are no exception using our Jam'n Coffee Pot, Jam'n Coffee Pot miniJam'n Square (large), Jam'n Star TrioSCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE! and What's brewin' stamps.
Megan, you really have a gift for colors!

Product used:
Texana Designs stamps:  FR007L Jam'n Square (large), TX020 Jam'n Coffee Pot, TX020m Jam'n Coffee Pot mini, TD009 What's brewin'
Bazzill:  Brown Cardstock
DMD Inc.: Kraft Cardstock
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Daisy D: Plaid Tan Paper
EK Success:  Green Pattern Paper
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Black Soot); Foam Blending Tool
N=Making Memories: Scrapbook Shimmer (Espresso)
Martha Stewart: Glue Writing Pen
WeRMemory Keepers: Corner Chomper
Foam Tape

Close up
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  FR006 Jam'n Square Trio, TX020 Jam'n Coffee Pot, TD058 SCRAP the "to do" list and ENJOY LIFE!, TX010 Jam'n Star Trio
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Sweetwater: Black Polka Dot Pattern Paper
Making Memories: Tan Pattern Paper
Bo Bunny Press: Yellow Pattern Paper
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy); Foam Blending Tool; Stickles (Yellow)
Tim Holtz: Texture Hammer
Prismacolor: Colored Pencils (Silver, Brown)
Gamsol: Odorless Mineral Spirits, Paper Blending Stumps
Foam Tape

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

What's Brewin' - Day 4

Good morning!
It's another day of coffee and What's brewin' post

Karen designed this card using some beautiful polished stone paper that she bought several years ago.  Unfortunately, the company is no longer, but Karen said you can get the same effect with Gloss Paper and Alcohol Inks.  I must try!
Love the colors, Karen!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  TX020 Coffee Pot mini and TD009 What's brewin'
Silhouette SD Die cutter and Bird's Graphic Doily Cutting File
Polished Stone Paper Scrap
Basic Grey Skate Shoppe SKT-304 Grind circa 2007
Martha Stewart Rings Punch

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Friday, August 3, 2012

What's Brewin' - Day 3

What is Zentangle?
Creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Janet took the Zentangle class and created this Zentangle Coffee Pot card using our Texana Designs Jam'n Coffee Pot and Jam'n Square (large).  This is what Janet had to say:
"Any excuse to practice a new technique with wonderful Texana & Jam'n Stamps.  I call this my tangled coffee pot.  Stamped the Jam'n Coffee Pot and Large Square in black ink, then used various Zentangle designs to decorate it.  Foam mounted the tile on Spellbinders die called Fleur de Lis Squares and then on a 5" x 5" card."

Stamp Salado has offered 3 Zentangle classes all of them filled with a waiting list.
Thanks Janet!  What a cool way to use this stamp!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

What's Brewin' - Day 2

Good morning!
Wow!  Record-breaking temps today!
Oklahoma City 114 degrees!  Ouch!
No matter what the temp is, I always, always, look forward to my first cup of coffee!

The design team is on a roll with our Texana Designs Jam'n Coffee Pot , Jam'n Mason Jar and What's brewin' stamps.  This card design by Jilda Bolton is soooooo creative, cute, coffee-like.....  Look at her coffee beans!!!!  And that cute little Jam'n Heart Flag on the coffee pot.  The Memory Box paper (that I love) is so perfect for this card.

Jilda, I'm smilin!!  Thank you!
Card Design:  Jilda Bolton
Products used:
Paper:  Red and White card stock, Memory Box red & blue checked card stock
Copic markers:  B29, E29, R29
Die-namics:  Wonky Scallop Border
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What's Brewin' - Day 1

There's nothing like doing your Texana Designs blog post
What's Brewin' 
while drinking that first cup of coffee.

I was greeted this morning by not 1 but 4 e-mails from Design Team Member Megan Bickers.  She created 4 amazing cards using our Jam'n Coffee Pot, Jam'n Mason Jar and What's brewin' stamps.  Such rich colors!!  I can just smell the coffee from this first card.
Megan, you've done it again!
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  TX020 Coffee Pot and TD009 What's brewin'
Bazzill:  Grey Cardstock
Georgia Pacific:  White Cardstock
Vellum Paper Scrap
Daisy D's, Creative Imaginations:  Pattern Paper Scraps
Tsukinido:  Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger:  Distress Inkpads (Walnut Stain); Foam Blending Tool; Glossy Accents
Cuttlebug:  Embossing Folder (D'Vine Swirl)
Paper Mate: Flair Black Pen]
Copic Markers: W1, W3, W5, E31, E33, E37
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Foam Tape
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