Texas Our Texas Tuesday

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.     

            ~"Texas, Our Texas," the official state song of Texas, 1929
              lyrics by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright.

A few weeks back, Mark Jetton, from Deadbeat Designs, challenged the Texas Tuesday gang to make a project with a yet-to-be-revealed mystery stamp. We accepted, and I was happier than a tick on a fat dog when this gorgeous stamp, Texas our Texas, showed up in my mail. If you've been following the on-going saga of our move (God bless you!), you know I just finished unpacking my craft studio. So, this bookmark is a quick a dirty tribute to Texas and Mark's incredible stamp.

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We're so crazy busy these days, that my Summer reading is just what little reading I can do during lunch breaks and before I crash to sleep at night. I love books that have a historical context, and, in honor of Texas Tuesday, let me share with you that one of my all-time favorite books is True Woman by Janice Woods Windle. Ms Windle tells Texas history through the eyes of the woman in her Texas heritage, from the Alamo to World War II. Think James A Michener as a woman of Texas lineage.




I stamped Mark's image three times on three different papers and then embossed the images with black embossing powder. Then I cut out the images to paper piece the final collage design. No Copic markers this time because embossing powder will ruin the nibs of the pens. I had these great tea/walnut stained tags in my stock. I've had them for a long time, so I'm afraid I can't tell you where I got them. Love their look. Here's the rest of the recipe.

  • Embellishments – Stampin' Up! On Board Accent (chipboard star); Tim Holtz ideo-ology corners
  • Fibers: Household string; Stampin' Up! retired ribbon originals (Jersey) that I tea stained
  • Ink – VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress ink (Antique Linen and Old Paper)
  • Paper – Stampin' Up! retired designer series paper (Western Sky)
  • Stamp: Deadbeat Designs Texas Our Texas (N416)
  • Misc.: ranger Distress Crackle Paint (Clear Rock Candy), Stampin' Up! black embossing powder

Wanna see what everyone else made with the same stamp? Here's the rest of gang. And, if you want to play along, just click on Libby's blog below – she'll hook you up with a place to link your creations.





Sweet Comments

  1. Great job – Love the colors and layering! Glad you're getting settled, whatever that means!

  2. Great idea Linda.  The long vertical design is perfect for a bookmark!  I love it!  Great job!

  3. Linda it's terrific! I love the way the black just makes everything pop!
    Hope the moving dust  has begun to settle down for you.

  4. I love your bookmark!! It is just perfect!  :)

  5. This turned out really gorgeous, Linda!  Glad you're starting to get settled!  (Although sounds like life is still a bit crazy for you!!)