Thursday, September 27, 2012

Techniques Galore!

Good morning!
Thought I would do a little blogging after tennis this morning
before heading out to Craft Crossing in Gonzales!
A full day of fun with my buddette Joyce!

Awesome doesn't really do these tags justice.  Maybe Aaaawwwweeeessssoooommmmee!  These tags by Design Team Member Janet Bradshaw are filled with fun techniques including shrink plastic, alcohol inks, and Distress Metallic Stains.  Looks like a new class could be in Janet's near future????

Products used:
Tag 1
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Barbed Wire Heart (Distress Inks and Distress Stickles), Jam'n Houses Border (stamped on shrink plastic and colored with alcohol inks and Sharpie markers) and Home is Deep in the  Heart of Texas (Rock Candy Crackle)
Tag colored with Distress Stains and Distress Metallic Stain Brushed Pewter
Distressed Ink Pads
Alteration Die - mini labels
Tag 2
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n House and Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas
Stardust Pen Clear
Distress Markers
Distress Stains and new Metallic Stain - Brushed Pewter
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Alterations Die - mini labels

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Good afternoon!
Like I said yesterday:
Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas!
There's no place I'd rather be!

Jilda designed this adorable card using our Jam'n House, Jam'n rectangle and Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas stamps!  I love her heart punches that match the heart on top of the chimney and the red and white polka dot  paper is so cute! 
Thank you, Jilda! 
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n House (large), Jam'n Square (large), Jam'n Rectangle, and Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas
Kraft and black card stock
Memory Box red and white polka dot paper

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Monday, September 24, 2012


Good morning!
There's no place like home in Texas!
I'm at least a 4th generation Texan!

Karen (KALDesign) made this adorable card using our Jam'n Houses Border and There's no place like Home in Texas!  Look real close and you will see the she used a variety of embossing  dies for the houses.  Go to her blog for a detailed tutorial of this card.
So so cute, Karen!!

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  JH001 Jam'n Houses Border and TD054 There's no place like  Home in Texas!
Card stock Scraps from my stash
Various Cuttlebug and Quickutz embossing folders
Peeled Paint Distress Marker to color grass
Light blue chalk to distress edges of cloud
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Blue Christmas

Good morning!
I wants some boots just this color!

Libby sent me this card via e-mail this morning!  I want boots this color and I want all my Christmas decor these colors.  The Christmas greens and red with the stonewashed blue!  Love it.
Thanks, Libby!

Products used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic markers
Basic Grey Nordic Holiday papers
Scallop edge dies

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas

What a gorgeous day here in Central Texas!
My home.
Deep in the Heart of Texas.

Oh my, just look at these two adorable cards by Megan Bickers using the sentiment "Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas!! - and - Jam'n Houses Border, Jam'n House, Jam'n Christmas Texas and Jam'n Christmas Texas mini.  I know I say this every time, but I love the rich colors Megan uses on her cards!  Feels homey!
Thanks, Megan!
I think I'll keep you around! 
Product List:
Texana Designs Stamps:  JH001 Jam'n Houses Border, JH002 Jam'n House, TD053 Home is Deep in the Heart of Texas, TX002 Christmas Texas, TX002 Christmas Texas mini 
Bazzill Cardstock:  Yellow and Red
Georgia Pacific Cardstock:  White
Making Memories:  Blue Stripe Pattern
October Afternoon:  Green Pattern
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ushida:  Marvy Matchables Inkpad (Black)
Ranger:  Distress Inkpads (Walnut Stain, Fired Brick); Distress Marker (Brushed Corduroy); Foam Blending Tool
Copic Markers: C1, W1, W3, W5, B21, B24, R29, Y17, YG03, TG63, G94
May Arts:  Red Gingham Ribbon
We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper (1/2")
Foam Tape 
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Good morning!
Pinterest is filled with Halloween ideas!
I guess it's time to post a few Halloween cards

This Lefty tag using our Lefty and Hats off to You! stamps is sooooo clever!

And I love this Cact-o-Lantern card using our 
Cact-o-Lantern mini and Jam'n Square Trio stamps
with the Memory Box meridian border die.
Thanks Jilda!
I know how you love Halloween!

Product List:
Texana Designs Stamps:Lefty, Hats off to You!, Cact-o-Lantern, Jam'n Square Trio and Jam'n Square (small)
Paper:  White, Purple and Orange cardstock, BoBunny Crew Masquerade and Stripe paper
Memory Box meridian border die
Tim Holtz tag die
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Texas.Boot.Christmas combined!

Good morning!
The sun is shining!
The grass is green!...
Fall is right around the corner.
So let's talk about Christmas!!

This is one of those cards I wish everyone could see in person!  It's great in the photo, but it's one of those cards you want to touch.  Janet Bradshaw designed this card using our Christmas Boot and Merry Texmas.  The paper is like parchment paper and she burned the edge.  So rustic to look at and feel.
Thanks, Janet!

Product list:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Large Christmas Boot and Medium Merry Texmas
Distress Markers
Sarkura Metallic Gel Pens - Silver & Red
Sarkura Stardust Gel Pen - Purple
Bo-Bunny Patterned Paper - Double Dot Wild Berry
Corner Chomper
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Life is Amazing!

Life is truly Amazing!

What a week!  What a month!  
Last week, we had to put my sweet, sweet, Lady dog to sleep.  
She had been with us 14 of her 16 years of life.  
Sweetest dog ever!  She didn't suffer.  I'm thankful.  
Tom, Jimmye Sue, and Lady
Yesterday, a new member of our family was born - Alister James Griffin.  
Alister is the brother of our sweet Roxy
 and son of my nephew Dylan and his wife, Nina. 
I have the honor of being their Earthly Mimi, 
while Dylan's Mom (my sister) is their Heavenly Mimi.
Roxy and Mommy (Nina)
Alister James Griffin
Born: September 15, 2012
Roxy and Daddy (Dylan)

Life and Death in one week.  Life is Amazing!

We are celebrating the birth of the newest member of our family and 
celebrating the 14 years we had with our sweet little dog.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

A Texas Morning!

Lovin' This Texas Weather!!

It just doesn't get any better than this!  This was the sky during my morning neighborhood walk!    
And to add another touch of Texas, look at this card designed by Karen  Lambert (check out her blog for the tutorial) using our Jam'n Square Trio, Boot, Hat, and Truly Texas.  I love this card!

Thank you, Karen!!
Product List:
White and Craft Cardstock
7 Gypsies patterned paper from the Venice 6 x 6 pad
Tim Holtz Distress Markers
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink
Offray Organza Ribbon
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Quilling and Stamping

Good morning!
The weather is fabulous!!!
Just walked an hour and feelin' so good!

Just look at this card!!

Janet, you've done it again!  I love, love, love the quilling/stamping combination.  It is absolutely gorgeous!!
Thank you!

Product list:
Texana Designs Stamp:  Jam'n Mason Jar
Patterned Paper:  DCWF - The Glitter Mat Stack
Acetate stamped with Azure StaZon
Spellbinders - Parisian Accents
Quilled Craetions - quilling papers & patterns

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Christmas and Chocolate!

Good morning!
One more day of triple digits and then cooler weather!
Maybe these Christmas cards are working!

Today's candy  holder designed by Jilda Bolton is just too cute!  Well, first of all, anything using chocolate will get my attention!!  But this candy matchbox using our Christmas Boot and Merry Texmas is whip cream on the chocolate and what a great stocking stuffer!
Thanks, Jilda!

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Christmas Boot (small) and Merry Texmas (mini)
Card Stock:  Black and Kraft
Matchbox Die Cut
Copic Markers: B24, E07, #13, E50, G03, N3, N5, R29, YG67, Y17
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

More coolin' off!

103 today and tomorrow!
It's not beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
except at my house -  
with all the wonderful cards I'm receiving
using our Christmas Boot and Merry Texmas!

Karen's "very cool" card was designed and created using Ranger Distress Markers, making this card very western and rustic.  Karen indicates on her blog (where she has a tutorial for this card) that she's always loved the look of water coloring, but never felt satisfied with her results until using the Distress Markers.  Thanks, Karen!  Love this card!

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Christmas Boot (small) and Merry Texmas (large and mini)
Red, Kraft, and White Card stock
Ranger Black Archival Stamp Pad, Versamark Stamp Pad and VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, and Barn Door
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Christmas Card to Cool Things Off

A little Christmas Fun!

I love our Texana Designs Christmas Boot and Merry Texmas stamps.  These were designed back in 2008 (part of our first group of Christmas stamps).  

I thought it would be fun to see what the Design Team could do with these stamps.  

Today's card design by Megan Bickers is awesome!   I love the darker greens and reds and the background with the mini stamps embossed.
Thank you Megan!
Feeling a little cooler!    

Product List:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Merry Texmas (small and mini), Christmas Boot (small and mini)
DMD Inc. Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill:  Black and red Cardstock
Georgia Pacific:  White Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black), Versamark Inkpad (Clear)
Ranger Distress Inkpads (Black Soot, Walnut Stain)
Copic Markers: E00, E04, E07, E31, E33, E37, C1, C3, W3, Y15, Y17, YR02, YG03, YG63, YG67, R20, R29, B34, BG10
Prang: Watercolor paint set (Green, Blue)
CTMH: Clear Embossing Powder
Coats & Clark:  Crochet Thread (Black)
Pewter Brads, Corner Chomper (1/4"), Foam Tape
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