I dearly love the state of Texas,
but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.
– Molly Ivins (1944-2007), Texan and Political Commentator
I'm happier than a gopher in soft dirt to be part of Libby Hickson's Texas Tuesday. We're making Texas themed cards on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and, if it makes your wild hair blow, you can join in, too. Just visit Libby's blog, Libby's Little Addiction, and she'll tell you how you can be part of the Cowgirl Roundup at the end of the month.
You can follow the links below to sit a spell and howdy to Libby's other Texas Tues-Steppin' gals and guy:
One of the perks of my job as a nursing home surveyor is that I get to visit some terrific small Texas towns. A few weeks ago, I was in Llano, about 80 miles west of Austin. It's known as the "Deer Capital of Texas," but I like Llano more for the scrumptious ribs at Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Q and yummy cookies at Berry Street Bakery. Oh my!
I found these treasures at a fun store in downtown Llano, Whimseys Antiques.
Yep, I used the package from the sewing pattern to make my card. You can see I didn't have to distress it at all!
The sketch is from Card Pattern Sketch 62 – although you may barely recognize it in my card since I moved the sketch around a bit.
Don't you just love that stamp, "Whatever Makes your Wild Hair Blow?" It's from Texan Mark Jetton's Deadbeat Designs collection of Cowgirl stamps. You can find Mark and his stamps at Stamp Salado about 40 miles north of Austin.
What?! No Copics markers? Not this time, but here's the rest of the recipe.
- Embellishments – A button from my Mom's button jar; Bazill Half the Edge die-cut border; Prima flowers
- Fibers: May Arts Ribbon, DMC embroidery floss
- Ink – Tim Holz Distress Inks (Faded jeans, Tea Die and Scattered Straw)
- Paper – Wright Designs (Quilt), Basic Grey Basic White Paper Pad, Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry card stock
- Stamp: Deadbeat Designs
- Tools: Nestabilities
- Misc.: Vintage Simplicity sewing pattern
Hope ya'll enjoy your Texas travels – come back soon.