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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Thursday, February 21, 2013


Good morning!

The Texana Designs Team has so many wonderful classes and events planned for Spring.  On March 9th, Janet Bradshaw will be teaching a Spellbinder's class at Craft Crossing in Gonzales.  I'm tagging along to do a Trunk Sale and help in any way AND to learn how to make these awesome cards!

Janet says .....  Spellbinders Dies are versatile and so easy to use.  They make the complicated quite simple.  There are a few tricks and tip I will be sharing with you in this card class.  Two of the cards will feature the Cut, Fold & Tuck dies and the third card will be using the Pockets & Swirls dies.  This class is filled with Texana Designs stamps and Tim Holtz distress products.  Contact Craft Crossing ((830-203-5303) to sign up.

Wright Designs Patterned Paper:  Blue Bandana
Spellbiners Shapabilities:  Triumphant Blossom
Distress Ink:  Faded Jeans
Prism Colored Pencils: True Blue & Grass Green

Wright Designs Patterned Papers - Red Tooled Leather
Spellbinders Shapabilities:  Diamond Strips & Accents
Prism Colored Pencils:  Crimson Red & Grass Green

Core-dinations - Distress Cardstock - Worn Lipstick
Choice of colors - Worn Lipstick sample
Spellbinders Shapabilities:  Pocket & Swirls
Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick
Distress Markers or Ink Pad and Waterbrush - Worn Lipstick 
Clear Embossing Powders

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Yellow Rose of Texas!

Good morning.
Beautiful here in Round Rock, TX
Doesn't feel like February and our  flowers are starting to bloom.

Speaking of flowers, look at this great Yellow Rose of Texas card by Design Team Member Jilda Bolton using our Texana Designs Yellow Rose, Jam'n Have a Texas-sized Birthday and Jam'n Love  ya with  all my Texas heart stamps.  Memory Box paper is one of Jilda's favorites and I love how she used it on this card.  Thanks, Jilda

Products used:
Texana Designs stamps:  Yellow Rose, Jam'n Have a Texas-sized Birthday and Jam'n Love ya with all my Texas heart.
Craft, black, and yellow gingham card stock
Memory Box small yellow polka dot card stock
Black WOW embossing powder & ultra high gloss black embossing powder
May Arts JD01 ribbon

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Good morning!
I love everything about Texas!
Well, maybe not the heat and drought of summers.
I'm at least a 4th generation Texan and proud of it!

Continuing with our celebration of Texas Independence Day, Megan Bickers has created this beautiful card using our Texana Designs Yellow Rose and Wishing you some Texas Twinkle! stamps.  This card is so much more than what the eye can see in this photo.  The Yellow Rose is raised and so sparkly.  Thanks, Megan!

Product List:
Texana Designs Stamps:  Yellow Rose and Wishing you some Texas Twinkle
Bazzill Green Card Stock and Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Sqeezed Lemonade, Tumbled, Glass, Peeled Paint), Distress Stickles (Rock Candy),
Foam Blending Tool
Letraset Promarkers/Flexmarkers: Primrose, Lemon, Canary, Lime Twist, Bright Green
The Crafters Workshop: 6x6 Stencil (Mini Punchinella)
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist (Pearl)
Kid Made Modern: Washi Tape (Yellow)
Recollections: Washi Tape (Green Polka Dot)
ED Success: Punch (Photo Labels)
Sakura: Gelly Roll Pen (Clear Star)
Foam Squares

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Good morning!
It's a Valentine's kind of week!
and then on to
Celebrating Texas' Birthday!

The Design Team is busy making samples using our Texas stamps in honor of Texas Independence Day!  Karen delivered these wonderful samples to me yesterday using our Jam'n Lone Star State (large and mini), and Yellow Rose of Texas stamps!  Thanks goodness I get two of most of these samples, or none of the stores would ever get any.  It's so hard to give them away.

Design by Karen Lambert
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Lone Star State (mini) and Jam'n Sending you a Texas Smile!
White Cardstock for base and scraps of red pattern paper for mats
1/4" corner rounder to create patchwork and mats.
Cuttlebug embossing folders Houndstooth and Herringbone
Paper Studio embossing folder little stars
Letraset Promarkers Lipstock Red and French Navy
Versafine Black Onyx Ink Pad 
Design by Karen Lambert
Texana Designs stamps:  Jam'n Lone Star State (large) and Wishing you....
Cuttlebug folder Stars folder for the background
White Card Stock and scraps of blue and red patterned paper for Texas Flag
Diamond and Burgundy Stickles to add twinkle
Versafine Black Onyx Ink Pad
Burlay and Red Metallic thread to hand stitch around mat

Design by Karen Lambert
Texana Designs stamps:  Yellow Rose and Jam'n TEXAS is a State of Mind
Yellow patterned paper scrap to paper-piece yellow rose
WeRMemoryKeepers Patterned Paper Scraps to create banners
Yellow and White Card Stock for Base and Mat

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

One last Lemurs in Love!

Good morning!

It saddens me a little to be posting the last of the Design Team's samples of Lemurs in Love.  They have all been so darn cute and this one by Karen Lambert is no exception.  Look at all those tiny hearts on the tree!!  Thanks, Karen!

Product list:
Texana Designs stamps:  
50803-Lemurs in Love and TD047 Happy Heart Day!
VersaFine Black Onyx Stamp pad
Blue, Brown, Green and Red Card Stock
ProMarkers by Letraset in Burnt Sienna, Sandstone, and Vanilla to color Lemurs
Darice Leafy Tree Embossing Folder
ProvoCraft heart shaped hole punch to punch tiny heart
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Friday, February 1, 2013

I (heart) Lemurs!

Good morning!
Wishing you a Heart-Filled Day!

Continuing the Lemurs in Love  theme, here is an adorable card by Jilda Bolton using our Texana Designs Lemurs in Love stamp.  I love the new Die-namics Heart Doily!  It's on my "must have" list.  As always, Jilda uses her favorite colors (red and black) to make another die-namic card!  Thanks, Jilda!

Product list:
Texana Designs stamp:  Lemurs in Love
Red and Black card stock
Die-namics Heart Doily
Craft Concepts Brocade Embossing Folder
MS Word 36 pt. Matisse ITC font
Memento Black Ink
Copic Markers: 100, E35, YR23

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