Sunday, December 29, 2013

Snowglobe Layout

Texana Designs 100706L Snowglobe (large) Stamp
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp Pad
Prisma Color Pencils
Crystal  Stickles
Holly cut on Silhouette (discontinued Silhouette File C00762 22157 Holly Berry Border)
Card Stock
Old Music Book Page
Scraps of Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Peeled Paint Distress Marker
Snowflake Charm
Shipping tag

by Karen Lambert
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Monday, December 9, 2013

HONEY in my tea!

Jimmye Sue made this card today using our Bee mini, You are the HONEY in my tea and Jam'n Cup.  Cute patterned paper for the paper piecing of the cup.  What an adorable card!
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

What's hop-ning?

 Here's a simple, yet hop-ning, card using the new stamps created by Karen Lambert for Texana Designs.  I used specialty stamping paper and colored cardstock.  I inked the card with distress ink and love the way the blending tool puts the color down on the specialty stamping paper.  I colored the images with stardust gel pens and a waterbrush, sometimes using a bit of the distress ink to get a closer color to the edges.  The banner is cut out and attached to the white card which is mounted on the same colored cardstock.

Below are several variations where I was trying out the "reverse stamping technique" so I could get the two hoppers looking toward the center of the card.  I found a couple of tutorials online.  There's a video here and Splitcoast stampers has a tutorial here.

The reverse image is lighter like a second generation stamped image.  On the yellow card, I tried going over the little guy with a  marker, but it burred a little.  It can be done, but it takes a little practice too.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

BEE in the moment TODAY!

Texana Designs Stamps:
Bee (large)
Sentiment:  “Bee in the moment”

Sizzix Layering Stencils

THCC 102 Day 2 Tag 3
Layering Stencils: Embossing
through Stencils Technique

Texana Design Team
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy New Year's

This card features the new banner stamp and "Have a Texas-size New Year's" stamp.  I also used the Texas Wine Glass (mini).  Patterned paper from my stash and some gold paper - fast, simple, fun!

Here's another variation using the large Texas Outline stamp, the wine glass and the same sentiment.

Then I stepped outta my comfort zone and cut my cling stamp into three individual strips (thanks Megan!) so that I could layer them with the large WORD stacker stamps.

I used with HAPPY and I used it with JOY filled.  The way I used it on the joy card could have been stamped and then cut the words apart.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Texas Angels

Texana Designs - Angel
Sentiment:  “Texas Angels”

BoBunny - Powdered Mountain
Core'dinations - Chipped Sapphire
Sparkle Black Embossing Powder
Distress Markers with Water Pen
Dry Glitter - Rock Candy Crysta

Texana Design Team

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Chalkboard Stamping

Techniques used from Tim Holtz
Supplies Used:
Texana Designs Stamps JL001 Jam'n Oak Leaf (large, small, mini)
Black Card Stock and a few colored scraps
VersaMark Ink Pad
Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder
Chalkboard Chalk
Signo white pen for journaling

It was fun creating this layout with stamps.  
Visit my blog for more details.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Pumpkin Carving

 Texana Designs Stamps:
Lg Pumpkin (lg)
Faces - Pumpkin (lg)
Sentiment:  Carving memories...

Distress Paints
Distress Inks
Distress Pens

THCC 102 Day 1 Distress Paints:
Distress Paint Marbling Technique

TDDT 10/15/13

See samples of three cards I made from tags on my blog.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Longhorn Santa - Design Team Samples 09/15/13

 Texana Designs Stamps:
Santa Longhorn, lg
Sentiments:  Sm “Merry Christmas Y'all”

Distress Markers - Pumice Stone,
Festive Berries & Fired Brick
Distress Glitter - Rock Candy
Cuttlebug Cricut Companion Embossing Folders 4/Pkg - Heritage (discontinued)
Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 102 Day 1
Distress Paints: Industrial Technique

Texana Design Team

Texana Designs Stamps:
Santa Longhorn, lg
Sentiments:  Sm “Merry Christmas Y'all”

Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire applied to EF
Peeled Paint to edges
Die'sire Embossalicious Folder - I Believe!
Die-Namics Die - Snow Drifts
Poppystamps Die - Pine Tree Border
Distress Markers - Pumice Stone, Festive Berries & Fired Brick
Distress Glitter - Rock Candy

Texana Design Team
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Carving memory at a time.

Hi!!  I am Karen Lambert, Design Team Member and I wanted to share my latest Scrapbook Page using Texana Designs Stamps.

Supply List:
Texana Designs Stamps: TX052 Jam'n Pumpkin and TX052m mini,TX053 Jam'n Pumpkin Trio and TX053m Mini, TX058 Face Pumpkin Trio, TX069 Face Pumpkin (L) smile, TX071 Face Pumpkin Trio Mini0o, (for the mini pumpkins I inked just one face from this last trio), and TD126 Carving Memories
Dylusions Sprays - Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, and Black Marble
VersaFine Ink Pad to stamp images
VersaMark Ink Pad to embossed Sentiment on Tag
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad and Foam Blending Tool by Ranger
White Embossing Powder
White Uniball Signo Pen
Sand Paper
Gems from Stash
Fibers from Stash

For Step by Step Tutorial and more Scarecrow pictures, please visit my blog, Who I Am.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

I love Texana Designs Stamps .....

Hi!! I am Karen and I am a Texana Designs Addict.  I have been on the Design Team for almost 2 years and I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon.  I am so honored to get to create with these awesome rubber stamps.  I have loved making cards with the stamps, but recently decided I can make use of them for my scrapbook pages.

I am a scrapbooker at heart.  My husband and I travel around Texas taking pictures just for fun.  I am thrilled to have Texana Designs Stamps to use to make unique and different embellishments for my scrapbook pages.
Here are some of my layouts.  Watch my blog for future posts with tutorials on how I created some of my embellishments.

Stamps used: Cactus Border with snake #50806 and TD037 There's no place....springtime

#120701 Longhorn (Texas) , TX027 Texas, and TX030 Longhorns

TX061 Tripod and TD115 Capture life one memory....

TX016 Fence, WF026 Bluebonnet #2,  WF019 Wildflower Border, WF047m Jam'n Texas bluebonnets mini,
TD039 Everything is comin'..... ,and TX062 Tag

Come visit my blog, Who I Am to see other things I have created using Texana Designs Stamps.
Scroll through my posts.  I have a few tutorials on how I created some of my cards.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Faux Patina with Alcohol Inks

Faux Patina
Here's another sample of Day 4 - Alcohol Inks and altering metal.  I took a silver leaf and distressed it just the way Tim instructed.  This one did actually turn our okay, but it was my second piece.  The feather just reminded me so much of the Jam'n bird stamps from Texana Designs that I had to stamp a little bird on there.

I pulled one of my practice tags from Creative Chemistry 101 Spritz and Flick technique and paper pieced the bird.  Finishing touch was adding some stickles and the white of the eye.  I like the background much better now that it has something cute on it!

Thanks for looking.
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Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 3 - Brayered Stains

Brayered Stains
Here is a completed tag from Day 3 using the brayered stains technique for the background.

I used Texana Designs Stamps and embossed with Antiquities Enamalware embossing powder for the coffee pot.  I love how it turned out!!!

Remember you can get your Texana Design stamps at the Etsy Store
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Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 5 Metal Leafing

Oh yes... this is much better!
The picture says it all!

Here's a sample of the metal leafing with sticky embossing powder.  I used the Jam'n Barbed Wire Christmas Tree.  I think the background colors need to be darker to show off the gold leafing, but I do like it.  Will probably like it more when I've completed the tag!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Creative Chemistry - the bluebonnet way

Day 3 of Creative Chemistry 102 showed a technique called smudge stamping.  It is created using second generation stamping so I got two-for-one.  -Janet
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Janet's Day 1

Wow... look at Distress Paints and Texana Design stamps!!!  Too cool!  If you haven't looked at the Tim Holtz' Creative Chemistry classes you owe it to yourself to do so.
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Have a fangtastic day!

In preparation for T!m Holtz Creative Chemistry 102, I have been brushing up on techniques taught last year in Creative Chemistry 101.  This is a tag colored with water brush and distress reinkers.  I used the Cact-O-Lantern, Bat - solid and Have a fangtastic day! stamps.  I inked the edge of the tag with a blending brush and distress ink.  Images are stamped in Archival ink.  And stickles adds a bit of sparkle.


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Baby Bear

Texana Designs Stamps:
Wooden Frame
Baby Bear (mini)

Distress Ink - Pine Needles
Distress Markers - Pine Needles, Gathered Twig
& Brushed Corduroy

Metallic Gel Pen - Hunter Green
Uniball Gel Pen - Silver

Patterened Paper:
Authentique Collection - Curiosity

Texana Design Team


Texana Designs Stamps:
Baby Bear

Baroque Die Cut
Mover & Shaper Baroque
Woodgrain Texture Fade

Distress Ink - Pine Needles
Distress Markers - Pine Needles, Gathered Twig
& Brushed Corduroy
Metallic Gel Pen - Hunter Green
Uniball Gel Pen - Silver

Patterened Paper:
Authentique Collection - Curiosity

Texana Design Team

More info on my blog

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Something New...

I have had the honor of working on the Texana Designs Design Team for the past two years.  It has been great fun and the samples made by each of the design team members has been awe inspiring.  In an effort to expand the methods of sharing these great samples, I suggested to Jimmye Sue that the team members be able to post to the Texana Designs blog and she graciously agreed.

Some posts may be simply photos and supplies, other posts may have more detail or direct you to a different website for more details.  The feedback of our readers will allow us to fine tune the way we do this.  If you have a Texana Designs or Jam'n Stamp rubber stamp and would like to see samples we just might be able to post one or point you to one of our other websites.

and get to know our team members here
Left to right:  Jilda, Karen, Megan, Libby online, Joyce & Janet 2012
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Octopus Sample & Supplies

Texana Designs Stamps
Jam'n Square (large)
Sentiment:  Step Outside Your Box Today!
Dylusions spray inks
Die-namics Sun Ray Die
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Jam'n Boot Design Team Sample & Supplies

Dylusions Spray Inks & Stencils
Large Square Stamp
Jam'n Boot Stamp
Sentiment:  "Step Outside Your Box Today"

Janet Bradshaw
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Armadillo Design Team Sample & Supplies

Texana Designs Stamps:
Armadillo, large
Armadillo, mini, Solid Texas Shape, Star Trio
Barbwire Frame
Sentiments:  Howdy and
If you don't like… it should change

Distress Paint for edge of card - Vintage Photo
Stickles for eye - Cinnamon
Brown Embossing Powder
Idea-ology Tissue Wrap

Dylusions Spray Ink - Chocolate, Turquoise
Dylusions Stencil - Stars

Texana Design Team

Janet Bradshaw
More pictures and techniques on my blog
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Your friendship is like a gentle warm breeze.

Here are two ceramic pieces Jillian and I made at Ceramic Lodge.

1) First step was to roll out Armadillo White Clay 1/4" thick
2) Then firmly stamp image into the clay - this takes lots of practice to get it just right, not too light, not to deep, etc.  I need more practice, but this was my first attempt to step outside of my comfort zone and try something different.
3) Trim around the image - for this sample the cut was freehand outlining the stamp of the stamp.  Other samples I used a tool like a cookie cutter to cut shapes.
4) The clay must dry for about a week before the first firing in the kiln.

Ceramic Lodge fired the clay and I returned to paint the bisque.

1) This time I used the writer pens filled with the Mayco glaze, I carefully painted the longhorn, windmill, cactus and ground.  I am not satisfied with the polka dotted longhorn, but I didn't know how to fix that without creating a bigger mess.  I talked Jillian into painting the inside of the words (she's had more practice and a much steadier hand).  Thanks Jill!

2) When finally satisfied, the pieces were left to be dipped in a clear coat and fired a second time.

3)  These were a bit too heavy for a magnet but work well on a small easel.

If you are a stamper and want to try something different just swing by the store.  The store is located at Chisholm Trail directly across from the post office just south of Sam Bass or visit them on facebook .  If you are a ceramic enthusiast and want to try Texas styled stamps in your works of art visit check out Texana Designs or check out their facebook pages.

I'll be posting other samples of my ceramic creations shortly (yes I have more) - Janet

Cross posted from
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Break and Spring Flowers!

Good morning!
Oh how one appreciates being healthy 
when one experiences being not so healthy!
I'm healthy again. 
And, just in time for some glorious weather and a
road trip to Novel Approach in Friendswood.

   To kick off Spring Break, here's an amazing sample from Design Team Member Jilda Bolton using our Jam'n Iris mini, Jam'n Daffodil mini and Happy Easter!
   Now, I haven't always like to cut out or paper-piece my stamped images.  With a little help from Joyce, I learned to have  fun with it.  And then there's Jilda!  She LOVES to cut out for hours at a time.  I believe my eyes would have crossed many times trying to make this card sample.  Jilda even admitted it took a little time, but my eyes are so appreciating her time and effort on this one.  Thanks, Jilda!

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n mini Iris, Jam'n mini Daffodil and Happy Easter!
Pastel yellow, lavender, green, pink and blue card stock
Copics:  G94, V22, V28, Y02, Y08

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Monday, February 25, 2013


Good morning!
Celebrating Texas Independence Day all week!

Libby Hickson designed this card using our Jam'n Texas Flag for the Catered Crop Recipe Swap.  Just looking at this card makes me want to celebrate being a Texan!
Thanks, Libby!  

Product List:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Jam'n Texas Flag and Thinking of you
Ink:  Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Kraft, Blue, denim & star patterned paper
Other:  Hemp twine, star brad, Spellbinders die, Stickles

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Friday, February 22, 2013


Good morning!
Another great day in Round Rock, Texas

Dylusions Class by Jimmye Sue, Owner of Texana Designs
   Have you ever been to Novel Approach in Friendswood, TX?  If yes, then you know what a great store it is!  If no, take time to check it out next time you're in the Houston area.  The store  is huge and filled with the most up-to-date products.  Sue and Melissa are so much fun and when we teach classes, they are incredibly supportive.  And the customers, well, we just love them!

   It's been a year since we've taught at Novel Approach and we are so excited to be returning with some great classes.

Friday afternoon  
Come join us for the afternoon with free Make n' Takes with Jilda and Joyce
 (while I set up the trunk sale). 

Saturday morning
Dylusions Class with JS
WARNING: This class is MESSY and so much fun!
Bring an apron or old clothes and wait to have a manicure!!

   Dylusions has become one of my most favorite products!  I have been training under Janet Bradshaw (thank you, Janet) for the last month so I can bring the best possible class to the table.
   In Part 1 of this class, you will learn 4 Dylusions techniques to include ghosting with stencils and bleach out and in Part 2, you will create these 2 tags using the techniques from Part 1.

Saturday afternoon
Embossing Extravaganza with Joyce A. Meyer
Joyce is called the Cuttlebug Queen in this part of the country.  She has taught over 25 beginner and advanced classes and continues to add new ideas to this class.  She will be using the Big Shot and Tim Holtz's folder for this class.
Embossing with Stencils
Embossing with Flash Tape
Fourth of July sample

Reverse Ink Embossing

Embossing and sanding
Embossing with Diffusers
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