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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Texas Tuesday!

Something truly horrible happened a couple days ago. My son was reading a book for school about people who wear glasses. He was reading along... "Moms wear glasses. Doctors wear glasses. Mail carriers wear glasses." Whatever. Then the page said "Cowboys wear glasses." And his response to that... are you sitting down???... "But mom, there is no such thing as real cowboys!" ***GASP*** ***THUD*** Did my child really just say that?? We clearly took that boy out of Texas much too soon!!

So, in my own warped little way of righting this incredibly horrific situation, I feel the need to start doing Texas Tuesday posts again, STAT!! I cannot let my family forget their Texas past! Because me making and posting Texas-themed cards makes such a difference in their lives... HA! So last night I played with one of my favorite symbols of Texas, the bluebonnet...

I broke out my Prismacolor pencils for this one. I really need to do that more often, I just love them! The background is from a page in a book I bought used just to sacrifice for cards. Can anyone tell what classic novel it is by scanning this bit of text? I would be very impressed!! (and fyi it has NOTHING to do with Texas!) :-)

But mostly I was playing along with this week's Catered Crop Follow The Recipe challenge!! My friend Linda invited me back this week as a Top Chef Emeritus! WOOT!
Here are the elements I chose to borrow from the featured recipe:
  • Papers: Kraft
  • Colors: kraft, black, cream
  • Ink: pencils, distress ink
  • Tools: embossing folder, die cuts, circle punch
  • Miscellaneous: ribbon, pearls
  • Techniques: dry embossing, distressing

The gorgeous bluebonnet stamp is from my dear friend Jimmye Sue and Texana Designs! She is the sponsor of this week's challenge. I do hope you'll play along, because I know you'd just love to own some Texana goodness for yourself!

I have to steal from Linda for a minute and share this photo that she has on her blog today! It's me, Linda & Jimmye Sue from a little while back. Oh how I miss my Texas friends!

And one more little announcement before I go!! I've set up a new Etsy shop called COWBOY CARDS!! I will be posting all of my Texas Tuesday cards in there, if you're at all interested. And sorry that the shop doesn't look pretty yet - I just set it up today and I still need a banner! :-)

Happy stampin', y'all!

  • Stamps: Texana Designs
  • Paper: Hero Arts Kraft, Eggshell, Text is a book page
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Hero Arts pearls, American Crafts twine, Spellbinders die, Cuttlebug folder (Swiss Dots), circle punch, ribbon


  1. Libby. Love your card and what you did with our Texana Designs (Jam'n) Bluebonnet Stamp!! And, of course, I love this photo of us!

    Thanks so much!
    Jimmye Sue, Texana Designs

  2. What a gorgeous card, Libby! The bluebonnet with pearls is so beautiful and looks great against the text(The Three Musketeers) bg! Great photo of you and your friends too - hopefully you'll get back to visit Texas again soon!

  3. Libby love your reason for this card you gave me a giggle, and so love your card! :> I recognize the book but can't place it!

  4. Who are those stunningly beautiful women? ;-)

    Love your card. Hope it restores Carter's faith in Cowboys! Sounds like he needs to visit Texas and bring his Mom for a visit. Come back! We miss you.

  5. What a beautiful card, Libby! I love that flower--and I LOVE your pearls!! So glad you opened up a store on Etsy! FUN!


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