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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Texas Tuesday

Howdy y'all! I warned you last week that I was fixin' to turn Tuesday into Texas Tuesday here on my little ol' blog, and by golly if I'm not back for another Texasy post! But here's a bit of exciting news - a few of my fellow Texas stampers loved the idea too, so they are going to be joining me!! This week Betty is playing along, so be sure to check out her Texas-inspired creation! Then going forward we are going to be having Texas Tuesday posts on the first and third Tuesday each month, and TWO MORE of my favorite Texas gals will be playing too! Can I just say - YEEHAW!! And just for fun - if you feel at all inspired to play along with us, please do! Send me a link via comment on a Texas Tuesday post, and on the fourth Tuesday each month I'll share a little Cowgirl Roundup! Well, I say "cowgirl" - but please note that cowboys are more than welcome to play too! :-)

This week I am inspired by bluebonnets. I did a crop at Archiver's this past weekend, and one of the demos was an amazing idea by Marci - she took Hero Arts paper flowers, Glimmer Misted them and arranged them into a bluebonnet shape!! I completely SQUEALED when I saw it, and had to give it a try...

Marci had used three shades of blue Glimmer Mist on hers, which looked amazing - but I was too cheap to invest in that much blue Glimmer Mist! So instead I used two shades of blue Copics to color the flowers, and then spritzed with the sparkly gold mist that I already owned. Bluebonnets have a bit of white in them, so I added some pearls. This doesn't look exactly like a bluebonnet, but it gives the impression of a bluebonnet, I'd say. Actually, for those of you who aren't familiar with bluebonnets, here's what they look like:

Every spring us Texans take our kids, our pets, our cars - whatever we love - and plop them in the bluebonnets for a photo. It's required that you behave like this if you are a Texan. Truly. This year I didn't get a super great bluebonnet photo, because Courtney felt the need to make her "I'm not smiling for a photo and you can't make me" face in nearly every shot.

Her big brother Carter got pretty frustrated with her lack of cooperation.

In the end, this was my favorite shot - no smiling faces, but a sweet moment between brother and sister.

We had a really great display of bluebonnets this year, but now they are fading, which makes me sad. But, I know they'll be back next year! And until then, I'll just have to make lots of bluebonnet cards to keep me happy! :-)

See ya next week with another Texas Tuesday creation!

  • Stamps: Deadbeat Designs
  • Paper: Archiver's (green), Hero Arts (kraft)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
  • Accessories: Hero Arts paper flowers, Glimmer Mist, pearls, velvet ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, machine stitching


  1. Wow..Libby..this is So so beautiful!!!! and lovely photos too!

  2. Libby your card is beautiful, love your interpretation of blue bonnets, just so pretty.

  3. Gorgeous card Libby!Your photos of Carter and Courtney in the bluebonnets are adorable and so funny!

  4. Thud. What a great idea. LOVE THIS CARD! And what cute kids!

  5. The photos are priceless! Love your bluebonnet card too!

  6. LOVE the card Libby! Awesome idea to use the copics! And Carter and Courtney are too funny, hee hee! :)

  7. love your card! but the pictures of the kiddoes in the bluebonnets, well they are priceless!!!

    I'm so happy to be a part of Texas Tues-Step!

  8. nice card!
    this texas tuesday thing could turn into something!

  9. awwww... your card is so pretty! your kids are so adorable in those photos! =)

  10. This is gorjuss!!! Texas Tuesdays? I LOVE it! I'm a displaced Texan, okay, Houstonian to be exact...can I play too even though I'm livin' up here in Michigan? :)

  11. Libby - Your bluebonnet card is stunning!! What a great idea. Ah, this is gonna be fun! Love the kids pix - all of them, smiles or no smiles - they're precious.

  12. Love your glimmer mist paper flower card. What a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing these precious photos....they are definitely the kind of pictures worth scrapbooking for!!

  13. I have only been to Texas once and it was awesome to see fields of Bluebonnets that seemed to go on forever. I love this card. The colors are perfect bluebonnet blues.

  14. Libby,
    I love this bluebonnet card! What a great way to use the Hero Arts flowers! And yes, it's true--I have millions of pictures of my kid in the bluebonnets! And they were gorgeous this year, along with the other wildflowers! Thanks for sharing your pix!

  15. wow---he's about to do the choke hold on her! my older one always poses w/ his lil bro like that....on purpose i'm sure! lovely photos!

  16. Gorgeous and bold look of all the blue flowers! I love the pics of your kids, sweet and precious! So cute sitting together like that!


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