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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Follow the Recipe #16

Oh my goodness, it's been over a month since I've played along with Linda's Follow the Recipe challenge!! That is just way too long. But... the good news is, I've unpacked the majority of my stamp room, and last night I broke it in with my very first card! I'M BACK, BABY!!! And, I followed the recipe! :-)

I *had to* play along this week, the sponsor is one of my very favorite stamp companies, Deadbeat Designs! But I have to admit, going through my drawer of Texas stamps, figuring out what to use, made me a wee bit sad that I'm no longer actually a Texan! *sniff* I guess it only makes sense that I created this card as I was feeling blue...! Other than the color choice, I did a pretty decent job of following the recipe...

Inspired by Christine's darling card, I chose to incorporate:
  • Stamps – flowers
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham
  • Color Mediums – markers
  • Embellishments – banners
  • Tools – border bunches
  • Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing (I "drew" the greeting myself...)
  • Theme – birthday
I hope you'll play along this week too, you could win some Deadbeat Designs goodness!

Mark has a lot of great stamps of all different themes, but of course I happen to love the Texas stamps the most. And last night as I was digging through them, I found that I own more than I realized!

Aren't they FUN?

Hey by the way, want to see my in-progress stamp room? I took this yesterday before opening a lot of boxes. It's still not settled, but here's a little preview... I am beyond thrilled about all the table space I have. And a window!! No more stamp cave for me!! :-)

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!!

  • Stamps: F-346 Medium Bluebonnet from Deadbeat Designs
  • Paper: Hero Arts Kraft, Archiver's blue, GP white, gingham DP from stash
  • Ink: Memento markers (Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves) from Hero Arts, black Copic multiliner, SU Crumb Cake marker
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Spellbinders circle die, SU ribbon, SU border punch


  1. awesome! glad to see you're back at it <3

  2. Gorgeous card, Libby, and let me set you will ALWAYS be a Texan!

    Can't wait to see more pictures of the stamp room, it is an amazing space.

  3. Love your card, Libby and love all of that space you have!! Lucky you.. Good to have you back at FTR!

  4. Libby, Just because you don't live in Texas dosen't mean you can't still be a Texan! Just my opinion. And BTW, great card!

  5. What a fantastic and SUNNY space! Welcome back!

  6. YAAAAAAAAY YOU!!! It's so pretty! Can't wait to see the finished room!!

  7. Ah, I'm sorry we made you homesick. Your card is perfect, as always, for the challenge, and adorable! Your space is FAB-U-Lous! You're going to have so much fun!

  8. Your space is gonna be gorgeous!! Congrats on making your first card in your new stamp room! I am sorry you're not a Texan an longer, BUT you'll always be a FABULOUS artist!!

  9. Such a great card...feeling inspired to get back at it my,wow,wow. That craft table cool is that???

  10. WOW! What a great card--love those stamps! I have NEVER hear of Deadbeat Designs--totally checking them out:) And WOWOWOWOWOWOZA! I love your studio table! TOTALLY jealous--my husband heard me say that out loud and said, "Have you been in your studio? Be happy!" I said, I want a table like that!" LOL! JEALOUS:) Hope you are doing well! HUGS!

  11. Libby...are you going to know what to do with all the space...very cool! Glad you are settling into your new home! Send me your address when you get a few moments! Sue

  12. Those flowers are very pretty and I love your new set up. I have that same table from Ikea but it resides in the closet under my stairs with my light box right now. Can't wait to see it all finished.

  13. Wow...totally love your new table. I would love one like that too. Where can I order one?? Just love it! Glad to see your getting settled in.

  14. thanks for the mention and for using my stamps! Look at all those Deadbeat Designs stamps! You've got great taste!

  15. Love the Texas stamp collection! Your new stamping room looks wonderful!-Leesa Berry

  16. Eeek! You're going to be so happy in that room! Wish I could come play with you ;)! And your card is beautiful!

  17. What a welcome back, Libby, with this gorgeous card! Love the sweet blues, gingham and flowers!
    And I'm so jealous of your crafting space...I wish I had HALF the room you have! I know you're going to generate some fabulousity from that space...I can't wait!

  18. Oh what a beautiful card, Libby! Those flowers look so pretty! Wow to all that crafting space and light! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun getting inky there!

  19. Yeah...glad you are getting all unpacked and things in order. What a job! Your crafty area looks AWESOME - no more cave for you. Can't wait to see an "after" pictures to see how it turns out with work in place. Now I just need an email from you... ;)


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