Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Merry Texmas

What a great Christmas card!  I love the watermark Texas shape on the background.  Megan combined the two barbwire strips, the holly and the Merry Texmas stamp as if they were designed to be one stamp.



Supplies Used:
Texana  Designs Stamps: Texas Solid-small, Lg Merry Texmas, 
Jam’n Holly, BW Lines 1 &2
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Letraset: Promarkers (Cool Grey 3, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna)
Kuretake: Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolors
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Brushed Corduroy), Foam Blending Tool
Best Creations: Red Glitter Paper
Recollections: Washi Tape
3M: Foam Tape
WeR Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper (1/2”)
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Texana Christmas by Megan

I just love the way Megan's creative mind works.  She never ceases to awe use.  Check out these three cards.


 Supplies Used:

Texana Designs Stamps: BW Lines 1 & 2, Jam’n Texas Large, Jam’n Holly, Have a Texas-size Christmas
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Kuretake: Gansai Tambi Japanese Solid Watercolors (White, Red, Green, Yellow)
Pentel: Aquash Waterbrush
3M Foam Tape
Eclipse: Art Masking Tape

I started by stamping the Texas outline and the words on the background, then I masked off the Texas shape with art masking tape so I could stamp the starburst.  To create the starburst, I stamped at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 with one BW line.  Then I stamped from the card’s four corners to the TX shape, and filled in with another BW line stamped in between each of those corner stamped images and the original clock grid I stamped.  The background is totally stamped on the kraft cardstock, and I used the solid Japanese watercolors and my water brush to color the red and white sections (I had to go over the sections a couple times with the white and dry them with my heat tool until I got the opacity I wanted- I also used less water to make the white brighter).  I colored the green outline on the TX shape, and then also colored the holly images with the same watercolors.  The Holly is cut out of white cardstock and attached to the card front with foam tape.


 Supplies Used:

Texana Designs Stamps: Mistletoe Spray, Holiday Spirit
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
CTMH: Clear Vellum
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black), Versamark Inkpad (Clear)
Akashiya Sai: Watercolors (Maroon, Green, Yellow)
Pentel: Aquash Waterbrush
Bic Mark It: Bronze Marker
Stampendous: Embossing Powder (Gold)
The Paper Studio: Brads (Gold)


I stamped the mistletoes all over the background, then used my watercolor markers on a craft mat, and picked up the color with a waterbrush to color in the images. I colored the background with the yellow and used my permanent marker to color the berries gold. For the sentiment, I stamped the words on some clear vellum and embossed them with gold powder. The vellum is attached to the card with gold brads.

Supplies Used:

Texana Designs Stamps: Mistletoe Spray, Wishing You some Texas Twinkle
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Best Creation: Red Glitter Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Akashiya Sai: Watercolors (Red, Green, Yellow)
Pentel: Aquash Waterbrush
Making Memories: Brads (Silver)


I stamped the mistletoes all over the background, then used my watercolor markers on a craft mat, and picked up the color with a waterbrush to color in the images.  For the sentiment, I stamped the words on some white cardstock and cut a curved shape along the bottom to create a “tab”. I edged the white cardstock with some watercolors also. The glitter paper was added to the sentiment layer with brads.
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

How many ways can you decorate a signpost?

The signpost is so very versatile and can be used for any season or sentiment.  See many more samples below from all of the team members.












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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Joy Christmas Card

Check out this great Christmas card by Megan.  I love the way she dropped the "O" from the word stacker "JOY" and replaced it with the jingle bell.  Stunning!


Supplies Used:

Texana  Designs Stamps: Joy word stacker, Jingle Bell
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Bazzill: Black Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Letraset: Flex Markers (Chartreuse, Berry Red, Warm Grey 3); Metallic Marker (Silver)
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Black Soot), Foam Blending Tool
BoBunny Press: Pattern Paper
Recollections: Washi Tape
3M: Foam Tape

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Winter & Christmas Collage Pages

 Check our colored samples of all of the available Winter and Christmas stamps from Texana Designs.  Samples of each stamp have been made by team members using various techniques.  The images are true size on a 12x12 scrapbook page layout.



Below are the numerous sentiments available.


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

2015 Christmas Scrapbook Layout

Design team member, Karen Lambert, has created a beautiful scrapbook page layout using Texana Designs stamps.  She also used the Ornaments in a new way by turning the round ornament into balloons.  I love to see how she incorporates the stamps into layouts.  If you want to see more such samples, check out this Pinterest Board.

12" x 12" Layout


Supply List


TD stamps: large Elf, holly, Merry Christmas, 
Y'all, and Ornaments

Card Stock

Carta Bella Multi dot paper from 
Have a Merry Christmas Line

Burlap

VersaMark Ink Pad and Embossing powder 
(red, green, silver, and black)

Prismacolor Pencils

Vaseline

Holly berries colored with Fiskars Gel Pen


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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

From our house to yours

Design team member, Megan Bickers, never ceases to amaze me with her creativity.  She has done it once again using new sentiment "From our house to yours." with stamps from previously released stamps.  Thanks Megan for sharing your creativity with us!


 Supplies Used:
Texana  Designs Stamps: Houses Border, From Our House To Yours
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Letraset: Promarkers/Flex Markers (Chartreuse, Berry Red, 
Gold, Duck Egg, Lilac, Cinnamon, Henna,  Ice Grey 5)
Ranger: Distress Inkpad (Shaded Lilac), Foam Blending Tool
My Mind’s Eye: Pattern Paper
Recollections: Washi Tape
3M: Foam Tape


Supplies Used:
Texana  Designs Stamps: Jam’n House, From Our House To Yours, 
Sending you a Texas Smile!, Mini Heart Outline
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Letraset: Promarkers/Flex Markers (Chartreuse, Berry Red, 
Gold, Duck Egg, Lilac, Cinnamon, Henna, Ice Grey 5)
Recollections: Washi Tape
3M: Foam Tape
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Texana Tag Stamp






One of the most versatile stamp in the Texana line is the tag stamp.  Artist, Joyce Meyer, created a fun tag with a border of circles of all sizes.  There are so many things to do with that border by coloring them or filling with stickles and glitter.  The three tags above are a great make 'n' take at Sassy Scrappers in Wimberly on Saturday, November 7th, 2015.  Check out the three different looks.  The tag on the left is stamped with Kaleidacolor, Fruitcake.  Then the tag is stamped with the mini bells or jingle bell and with the to and from stamps.  The middle tag is stamped with the mistletoe sprig and sentiment "Happy Kisses".  It is folded in half and the to and from is stamped on the inside.  The last tag features the sentiment "From our house to yours" and a mini house.


Here are a bunch of tags that that are using other Texana Designs.  A tag for any reason or any season.


The tags also make great elements for your cards.  Check out these samples:

 

 













House Border
House (mini)
Tag
“From our house to yours”
Merry Christmas (script)

Versafine inks
Viva D├ęcor Glitter Pens

Tim Holtz Kraft Core Paper
Metallic Collection



Texana Designs Stamps

Tag
Happy Birthday (script)
Cupcake (mini)

Spellbinders Die - Fancy Ribbon Threader

WRMK - Sew Easy Fancy Floss

American Crafts POW! Glitter Paper

Wink of Stella Pens








Don't forget to use the tag stamp in your layout pages.  See below,  I love hidden journaling.


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Oklahoma Stamps!



Texana Designs is expanding to welcome our neighbors to the north.   We have added a wordstacker "OKLAHOMA" and a mini "OKLAHOMA" that will fit inside the signpost.  We've added a state shape outline and eight sentiments that will fit inside the shape.  There is a new background stamp with city names.  New state butterfly, Black Swallowtail, and state bird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, in two sizes.  We have many existing stamps that are Oklahoma Icons.

Above is a scrapbook layout showing all of the stamps that would be specific to Oklahoma icons.

Below are several cards Janet created using these new stamps.






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Saturday, September 5, 2015

New Halloween 2015

Check out the newest Halloween stamps and sentiments added to the Texana Designs Stamp collection.  Thanks go out to Jillian O'Diorne for the great art work!





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Friday, July 10, 2015

Christmas in July - New Release of Stamps




Texana Designs is gearing up for Christmas.  Check out the new stamps available now.

If you are near New Braunfels 7/11/15 morning, stop by Scrapbook 'n' More for a great make'n'take.



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