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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Texas Tuesday with an old Texas relic...

Howdy y'all! It's time to shine up yer boots and crank up some Lyle and hang out fer a little Texas Tues-steppin'! Ok, ok, I know, I really shouldn't attempt to talk Texan. Even though I've been here for about 15 years, I'm still too much of a yankee at heart. But even if I wasn't born in Texas, I got here as fast as I could! hee hee That's a popular Texas bumper sticker. I couldn't resist. BUT ENOUGH SILLINESS!!! Let me show you my card!

Ok, I apparently wasn't done with the silliness because this card is completely silly too! First of all, I used a Deadbeat Designs image that completely cracks me up! Well, sort of anyway - I pulled this one out because I'm feeling like a bit of a (transplanted) Texas relic. I'll be "celebrating" my first annual 39th birthday this Sunday, and I am none too pleased about it. The clock has begun ticking - only one year left to become 40 and fabulous! ACK! Or not, if I just start celebrating my 39th birthday annually...

As for the sketch for this card - I used Maria's Mojo Monday idea but took it in my own somewhat silly direction:

Check out the historical marker, does it kinda sorta look stonelike? I tried the technique where you pour a little Copic colorless blender solution onto a rag and smoosh it onto the image you've colored. It gives it a fun look. Of course, I think all the historical markers I've seen have been metal not stone. WHATEVER!

Since I mentioned cranking up some Lyle, I feel it's my civic duty to provide some Lyle to crank. Here's a favorite, since... that's right... I'm not from Texas...

And be sure to check out my fellow Texas crafters - Mark, Betty, Tina and a new member of our merry little group, Karen. I believe a few of my other Texas friends are taking this week off - but Jennifer may have a post a little later. And of course if you ever want to join us with your own Texas-inspired creations, you're welcome to!

Until next time - Happy Stamping!

  • Stamps: J-242 Historic B-Day from Deadbeat Designs, S5215 Clouds from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Cardstock from Stampin' Up, DP from American Crafts
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise, Copic markers & Copic colorless blender solution
  • Accessories: Cork, grass die from My Favorite Things, scallop die from PTI, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Spellbinders oval nestabilities, ribbon, brads


  1. Guess I won;t be getting that card any time soon LOL.
    I adore Lyle...thanks for the link :-)

  2. love it! The mterial you used is great on this card!

    x Anouk

  3. Such a fun, creative TX card! And you know I always love me some Lyle... :)

  4. I saw your card in my reader this morning and it TOTALLY cracked me up! Love it! You're so creative!

  5. LOVE. it. How fun!

    Condolences on your upcoming birthday.... ;)

  6. Very creative! I love it! One note on age - my 40's were awesome, much better than my 30's!
    The jury is still out on the 50's as I have only been 50 for 3 months! Keep creating, it keeps you young!

  7. Super cute card Libby. Love the historical marker. I've seen a few historical markers that are on a stone.

  8. Lyle sure has a face that only a mother could love, doesn't he? Like the song though.

  9. I hope you don't mind. The Taylored Expressions badge was centered on your sidebar and shouldn't have been. The badge code included some html code for centering so I removed it. :D Just keeping your blog beautiful...

  10. This is such a funny birthday card Libby! Love your design and the sentiment is brilliant. Thanks for the tip about applying Copic colourless blender solution with a rag – great effect! Hope you have fun on Sunday celebrating your first annual 39th birthday!

  11. Great card! I have a few Texas stamps but I have to have the one you used on this card. I love the colors you used, and especially the cork.


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