Monday, October 29, 2012


Good morning!
It's a crisp, cool morning here in Round Rock.
My thoughts are elsewhere.
Thinking about my family in NY and NJ and 
sending lots of good energy their way, 
and to all concerned,  
during Sandy and afterwards.

Here's an amazing card by Design Team Member Janet Bradshaw.  This photo does not do it justice.  It's a pull-out card with leaves and pumpkins stamped on the fold.  It's a Concertina Card Design from Splitcoast Stampers. And the "Have a gratitude-filled Day" is on a Wobble.  So clever!

Thank you, Janet
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Pumpkin Trio, Jam'n Pumpkin, Jam'n mini Leaf 1 (inside fold), Jam'n mini Oak Leaf (inside fold), sentiment: Have a gratitude-filled Day!
Reminisce Patterned Autumn Harvest Papers
Die-namics Layered Label Die
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Foam Tape
Concertina Card Design from Splitcoast Stampers
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkins and Treats!

Good brisk morning to you!
I seem to be obsessed with Pumpkins these days!
Check out my Pumpkin Board on Pinterest.
Check out this adorable candy holder!!

Design Team Member Jilda Bolton designed this adorable candy holder using our Jam'n Pumpkin Trio mini and Have a Fabulous Fall and also this really cute card using our Jam'n Pumpkin, Jam'n Square (large) and Have a gratitude-filled Day.  You can't see it in this photo, but inside the candy holder are 3 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups!  Yum!
Thanks, Jilda!!

Candy holder:
Texana Design Stamps:  Jam'n Pumpkin Trio mini and  Have a Fabulous Fall!
Paper:  5-1/2” X 4-1/4” green card stock, ivory and orange cardstock
Tools: Embossing folder, border punch, brown stamp pad and markers
Emboss green card stock then score at 1-1/2”, 3” and 4.5.”  Fold and use glue dots to secure 3 miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups inside.  Use three ½” glue dots to close the candy holder.

Paper: Green, orange, ivory and brown cardstock
Tools:  Die-namics Sentiment Strip, Die-namics Chevron Stripes, brown stamp pad and markers
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Another Day of Pumpkins!

Woo! Hoo!
The cold front has arrived!
Pumpkins are lookin' better everyday!

And this canvas by Libby Hickson (more about it on her blog) just made them better.  This is the second canvas design Libby Hickson's done for Texana Designs and I just love what she is doing with canvas, our stamps and using a print theme.
Thanks, Libby!

From Libby's blog:  I paper pieced the Pumpkin Trio from Texana Designs with some fun Halloween paper. The canvas was covered with more paper (carrying through the definition print theme) and some Mod Podge. The Have a Fabulous Fall sentiment is also from Texana Designs. I removed the barbed wire from the original stamped image - it was too difficult to cut around for this project. So I replaced it with a bit of wound hemp twine to look like a sweet bit of vine. Fun!
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Thursday, October 25, 2012


The cold front is coming in tonight.
Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner.
And, pumpkins are everywhere.
Guess who's flying to NY next Tuesday in a storm?

Karen's (please check out her blog for the tutorial) design using our Jam'n Pumpkin Trio and Have a Fabulous Fall! is so cute.  I just love the the Spellbinder Scalloped Nesbilitity she used and the little Hemp Twine on the side.  Adorable!  Thank you, Karen!

Supplies used:
Texana Designs Stamps TD032—Have a Fabulous Fall! and TX053—Pumpkin Trio
White Cardstock for card base and a scrap of Kraft Cardstock for the banner
Patterned Paper from 7 gypsies Venice 6x6 paper pad
Embossing powder by American Crafts Zing
Small piece of Hemp Twine
Mini Brad by Making Memories
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!

Oh my!
I've never seen so many pumpkins!
'Tis the Season!

All I can say is "WOW"!  This Pumpkin Trio card by Design Team Member Megan Bickers is just "RICH"!  I love the Hexagons!! 
Thank you, Megan!

Supplies Used:
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Bazzill: Green and Yellow Cardstock
Recollections: Autumn Pattern Paper
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Walnut Stain); Foam Blending Tool
Creative Memories: Hexagon Punch
Coats & Clark: Brown Crochet Thread
Copic Markers: YR02, YR07, Y17, YG03, YG17, YG67, E33, E37
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Christmas Texas

It's a great morning!
I've been married to my Zen man for 26 years!
Headed to the Big Bend area next week for 5 days!
But first, Christmas is right around the corner
(well after Halloween and Thanksgiving)
and here are 3 awesome cards to get you in the mood!

Karen designed these 3 outstanding Christmas cards using our Jam'n Christmas Texas, Jam'n Christmas Texas mini, Jam'n Have a Texas-size Christmas!, Jam'n Square Trio and There's no place like Texas for the holidays! stamps.  Be sure and check out Karen's blog for the tutorial.
Oh, how I love these cards!

Products used:
Kraft and White Card Stock
Old Paper Distress Ink by Ranger
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp Pad
Stickles by Ranger
Scraps of BoBunny-A Gift of Love Back to Basics Patterned Paper Classic Christmas Tree
Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Christmas Texas and Jam'n Have a Texas-size Christmas
Kraft Card Stock
My Mind's Eye Santa Claus 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Martha Stewart Border Punch
VersaMark Stamp Pad
Stickles Glitter Glue
Hemp twine and DMS Embroidery floss 

Texana Designs stamps:  TX002m Jam'n Christmas Texas mini, and FR006 Jam'n Square Trio
White Card Stock
Old Paper Distress Ink by Ranger
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp Pad
Stickles by Ranger
Scraps of BoBunny-A Gift of Love Back to Basics Patterned Paper Classic Christmas Carol

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Janet!

Happy Birthday, Sweet Friend!
You are so talented!
You have such a sweet spirit!
And such an awesome friend!
Always, always willing to share your ideas!
Have a wonderful birthday!

I've known Janet for about 5 years and I'm constantly "blown away" by her talent and creative ideas.  Many of us often say:  "I would love to spend a day in your head, Janet Bradshaw!"  Janet just laughs with such humility.

Today's card and by Design Team Member Janet Bradshaw using our Lefty and Hats off to You! stamps is filled with Halloween color.  Yes, Janet used a real doily on this one! 

During our Texana Designs Play Day, she demonstrated the Shrink Plastic technique and made me these adorable (if you can call Lefty adorable) earrings!  I love them and can't wait to make more earrings using our Texana Designs stamps.  The possibilities are endless.
Texana Design Stamps - Lefty & "Hats Off to You"
4" food grade doily - white
    stamp with black and emboss in clear
    color white parts of the image with versamark pen and emboss with clear again
Distress Stain - Orange Marmalade to color doily (embossed image works as resist)
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo to distress edges of doily
Graphic 45 & Memory Box patterned papers
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Lefty is at it again!

Is it my imagination or has Fall arrived earlier this year?
I'm not complainin'!
Time for a little more Halloween fun!

Megan Bickers designed these two Halloween cards using our Lefty, Hats off to You!, Have a Fabulous Fall, Cact-o-Lantern mini and Jam'n Square small stamps.  I love the stripes and dots combination on Lefty's card with the "x" stamples.  The Rock Candy Distress Stickles adds a great touch on the Cact-o-Lantern card!  Thanks, Megan!  I'm definitely getting into the Halloween mood!   

Products used:
Texana Designs Stamps:  TD034 Hats off to You! 10709 Lefty
Georgia Pacific:  White Cardstock
Bazzill:  Black Cardstock
Making Memories:  Tan Pattern )Polka Dot
Sweetwater:  Black Pattern (Polka Dot)
Bo Bunny Press:  Red Pattern (Stripe)
Ranger:  Distress Inkpads (Walnut Stain, Black Soot); Foam Blender Tool
Tsukineko:  Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
We R Memory Keepers:  Corner Chomper (1/4")
Tim Holtz:  Tiny Attacher
Sakura: Gelly Roll Pen (White)
Copic Markers: W1, W3, W5, B60, E04, E07, R39
Foam Tape
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Bazzill:  Brown Cardstock
DCWV: Purple Cardstock (Latte)
CTMH: Stripe Pattern (Added purple color to the pattern with a Copic Marker
Spellbinders:  Scalloped Square (small set)
McGill: Punch (Word Tags)
Fiskars: Border  Punch (Scalloped Sentiment)
Ranger:  Distress Stickles (Rock Candy); Distress Inkpads (Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint); Foam Blender Tool
Tsukineko:  Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper (1/4")
Coats & Clark: Crochet Thread (Brown)
EK Success: Zig Writer (Brown)
Copic Markers: W1, C1, Y15, YR02, YR07, YG67, B21, B34, V15
Foam Tape

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hats off to You!

Good morning!
It's going to be a fun day at Texana Designs!
Texana Designs Team Play Day.
It's become a favorite of mine.
We share techniques, product, bring fabulous salad makings and
Libby will be joining us from Georgia via Google!

Fall is definitely in the air in Central Texas and with Fall comes Halloween!  Design Team Member Karen Lambert (see her blog for the tutorial) made this COOL Halloween card using our Texana Designs Lefty and Hats off to You! stamps.
Thanks, Karen!
Lefty is lookin' good!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  100709 Lefty and TD034 Hats off to You!
Black, White, and Orange Card Stock
Scrap of Patterned Paper
American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder
VersaMark and VersaFine Stamp Pads
Cuttlebug SpiderWeb Embossing Folder
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