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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Merry Texmas!

Hi y'all, it's time for another Texas Tuesday! Today I am here to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, Texas-style! Up first, a super fun and Texas-y Christmas image from Texana Designs:

I love the boots! I gave them a little Glossy Accents shine, as well as some Stickles shimmer on the tree:

The sketch is more or less the latest Mojo Monday, and the colors were inspired by last week's Color Throwdown (why can't I ever play this challenge on time anymore??):

For my second card, I thought I'd *attempt* to be creative with my stamps. I loved this Texas Christmas tree card that Mark made last year, but sadly never got around to getting the stamps I need to recreate it. So I stared at my Texas-themed stamp stash trying to find something to use for a holiday card, when I saw my Deadbeat Designs bluebonnet stamp...

What do you think, can it pass for a wreath? I inked up the stamp repeatedly with a marker, so I could color the leaves green and the flower portion red. It was hard to space it perfectly, but I sorta like how it finally came out. I added a little Stickles to this one, too - I happen to think that Christmas cards REQUIRE a little shimmer and shine!

Before I go, I thought I'd share this little Christmas ballad that my dad used to sing to me when I was a kid. Ahhh, the memories. Isn't it sweet?

Now make sure and head on over to the sidebar and check out what my Texas Tuesday buddies are up to! Betty and Geeta are sitting out this time, but the rest have Texas-y goodness on their blogs!

And until next time,

  • Stamps: Granny Heifer Designs Christmas Tree in Boot, Snowglobe (sentiment) from Texana Designs
  • Paper: Espresso, Ballet Blue from SU, GP white
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copic markers, brown marker
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU ribbon, Glossy Accents & Stickles (Ranger), machine stitching
  • Stamps: Bluebonnet from Deadbeat Designs, CL343 Holiday Sayings from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Always Artichoke, gold from SU, GP white
  • Ink: Real Red & Always Artichoke markers from SU, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Accessories: Gold Stickles, gold ribbon


  1. nice cards! how have i never thought of a bluebonnet wreath? crap! that will be on my list for next year!

  2. Wow great Texmas cards, Libby! The first one is so fun and cute! Brilliant idea to use the bluebonnet stamp to make the wreath - it's gorgeous!

  3. Fabulous cards! Love those boots and all the sparkle! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  4. Love them Libby! The sparkle on the tree one is perfect. And what a great use of the bluebonnet stamp.

  5. Love the cards! And that video is too funny!

  6. Wowzers! Libby, these are both amazing. Dang, now I gotta have these stamps.

  7. Both cards are great! I love the bluebonnet stamp made into a wreath. Love it!

  8. I LOVE IT! Keep up your great work.

  9. Was here for the blog hop and figured as I like your work so much, I signed on to follow you and was checking out some stuff and watched this video, so funny and cute!! Wonderful job, to all involved!!
    Very nice site Libby!!!
    Take care, and will be back.


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