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Monday, March 30, 2009

Wildflower Week!

Hi y'all! Spring has sprung here in central Texas! I've been meaning to post this for a few weeks now but it just hasn't fit into the posting schedule - a few weeks ago my favorite spring event happened - I saw my first bluebonnet of the season!! The Texas Bluebonnet is our state flower, and it just *means* spring to me! Some years the sides of the roads are just covered with them, it's a beautiful sight! Unfortunately we've had too much drought in recent years to get that kind of display, but I'm happy just to see random clumps of them along the road! :-) And because these little blue beauties put such a smile on my face, I've decided to dedicate this week to bluebonnets, wildflowers and all things Texas! I hope you don't mind! Especially those of you in cold weather states - I hope this will just brighten your day and not make you hate me. :-) Today's card features a bluebonnet stamp and sentiment from Deadbeat Designs, which I picked up at my LSS. I colored directly on the stamp with my SU markers for this - stamping off the background bluebonnets, then stamping those in the foreground at "full strength". :-) I added the white part of the flowers with a gel pen. The sketch was one of Taylor's, a few weeks back. Thanks for looking today, and may YOUR days be filled with wildflowers too!
  • Stamps: Deadbeat Designs
  • Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, To the Nines DP (SU)
  • Ink: Night of Navy ink pad, Night of Navy & Always Artichoke markers
  • Accessories: White gel pen, Scallop Edge punch, Michael's ribbon

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty! When we drove to Dallas there were many patches of bluebonnets along the way! Maybe we'll be as lucky going to San Antonio!

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  2. Libby! A girl after my own heart!!! Hubs and I drove down to Ennis on Sunday. OMG! The bluebonnets are B-U-T-FUL!!!
    Thanks for sharing and your card is gorgeous!!!! I'm working through my Sunday photos and I'll be posting a few to my blog in the next few days.

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  3. Oh I'm lovin this so much. Pretty, pretty.

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  4. libby that is a beautiful card!!!!

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  5. yes i will get right on that for u the easyest way for payment right now is a USPS money order......... I know pain in the neck but i am haveing problems with my paypal!!!!! so just e-mail me with your addy and i will get started in the morn!!!you wanted a blue one right????? $45.00

    sarah331980@yahoo.com

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  6. Wow! Truly art! I love how you made the different tiles and they all come together!

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  7. Libby - Your card is beautiful. I'm lovin' all these beautiful bluebonnets. I hope the rain this week keeps them coming. Reminds me of all the years we dragged our kids out to sit in the middle of them for pix. I love the tiled look of your card. Can't wait to see what else blooms in your blog this week.

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  8. Um fabulous! It actually looks like tile- did you just stick dimensionals behind the kraft paper. I am telling you, you should make some of those tile coasters with this, so pretty!

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  9. WOWZER Libby!! This is one gorgeous card!! I love the inchie panels and your pretty flower arrangement on it!! Love the kraft with this too!! TFS! :)

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  10. Oh this is so beautiful; love the images, the color, the white, the blocks. So pretty!

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  11. what a beauty! I didn't see a bluebonnet until Sunday before last.

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  12. Gorgeous card- LOVE IT!!!! Oh, how I miss the bluebonnets AND CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK!!!!!!!! Yee Haw!!! You betcha we can be stampin BFFs!!! :-) We are looking at a neighborhood in RR right off of 620 and west of 35. The hubster will be working in Lakeway right off of 620 and will drive right by the turn off to the Oasis on his way to work!!! Man, I wish I could do cartwheels, cuz if ever there was a time for a cartwheel or two or ten- this would be it!!!!

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  13. OMG, Libby...I love your Bluebonnets!!! What a great layout and I love the colors you used!!!! I'm surprised we have any of them this year...I need to get the grandsbabies out for a picture!!!

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  14. What a beautiful card! Love the tiled effect. Just gorgeous!

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