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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Yellow Rose of Texas...

Howdy y'all, it's Texas Tuesday! Today's card doesn't necessarily jump right out at ya as being Texas-y, but it is...

I had the idea for this card when I saw the latest color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe:

Black and white with a pop of yellow - ah yes, how about a yellow rose of Texas!?! Now I have to tell you - I've lived in Texas for a while now, about fifteen and a half years I think - but I never actually knew the story of the yellow rose or why Texans like it. I googled it for this post. Whoa Nelly! Not what I was expecting, hahaha. I'm not going to go into the details here as my blog remains G rated, but let's just say now I know why they name strip clubs after her. HA!

But back to my card... my yellow rose has a little bling going on, are you surprised?

That beautiful rose image is from FireCracker Designs by Pamela. I'm sorry to say that Pamela closed her store this month. I just wanted to take a minute here to wish Pamela all the best - she is one talented, top-notch lady and I am honored that I got to serve on her design team and creative council in the past. And even though her store has closed, she's still blogging! So visit her often. :-)

Alright my dearies, time to wrap this up and tackle more things on my Christmas/Carter's birthday to-do list! I'll be back TOMORROW with that big announcement I teased about last time, EEEK! I can't wait. And until then, be sure to visit the Texas Tuesday blogs listed on my sidebar - I know that Danielle, Tina, Betty and Mark were planning to play today!

  • Stamps: Paper Roses from FireCracker Designs by Pamela, Fancy Flexible Phrases from Stampin' Up
  • Paper:SU black, Imaginisce DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, SU white craft ink
  • Accessories: MFT dienamics die, Spellbinders oval die, white ribbon, machine stitching


  1. Wow! This is stunning! LOVE black mixed with the vibrant yellow! Happy Holidays to you and your family Libby!

  2. Just gorgeous!! LOVE that big yellow rose with the bits of sparkle! All that yummy stitching has me thinking I need to play with my machine more :)

  3. Great take on the challenge! I adore yellow roses, and I DON'T want to know the true story behind the yellow rose of TX!

  4. Lovely card Libby :) that rose really pops!

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Libby! The yellow rose with the touches of sparkle looks fab against the black background. Your design is beautiful and that bow is perfect! Now I'm curious about the yellow rose, I'll have to google it!

  6. lovely Libby...and THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
    (love the fresh clean look of your blog btw!)

  7. very nice! somewhere the original yellow rose is smiling!

  8. Really stunning Libby! Just love everything about it!!!

  9. gorgeous flower! Love the yellow and the glitter. Going to check out that big announcement now if it's posted as I haven't made it through my reader yet.

  10. Great card! I love the yellow rose of Texas - wonderful idea! Very pretty!

  11. Libby, that is a great card! And, even though I too lived in Texas for a while (Houston), I never knew the origins of the Yellow Rose of Texas. Suffice it to say that you have me intrigued!

  12. Gorgeous card Libby. And congratluations on the exciting news you shared.

  13. the drama and your fat bow here!

  14. This is magnificent, Libby! Hmmmmmm... I'll be thinking twice about singing that song out loud now. Probably everyone within earshot will be happy about that. I'll be sure to tell them they have you to thank.


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