Heart of Texas

The sage in bloom is like perfume
Deep in the heart of Texas.
Reminds me of the one I love
Deep in the heart of Texas.
    ~ lyrics by June Hershey, 1941

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here in Waco we have several places with "HOT" in their name. There's the HOT Fair and Rodeo, HOT Tropical Tan and HOT Speedway . . . well, you get the idea. Honestly, I thought it was a little risque for them to put HOT in their neon store-front sign, especially here in the Bible belt.

We moved to Waco about 18 months ago, and I'm a little embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to figure out that HOT wasn't some code for a sexy, spicy strip joint. It wasn't until the Fair and Rodeo actually rode into town that I figured out that HOT was short for Heart of Texas. Oops.


Yep, we're deep in the Heart of Texas. Big hair, big belt buckles, cowboy hats, and rhinestone-studded jeans. Come to think about it, the HOT is hot.

I made this card to show off another fabulous Texana Designs stamp. This one's called Jam'n Barbed Wire Heart Flag. A heart-shaped Texas Lonestar flag – what a great way to show off our Texas pride.

Unfortunately, the paper, ribbon and buttons are from some colors Stampin' Up! released and retired in 2008 and 2009. I liked them so much I hoarded every little scrap. The sketch is from last week's Mojo Monday (Mojo227) and I took some inspiration from Teresa Kline's bows when she used the sketch, kind of like the 1980's side ponytail. Remember those?

To make up for my transgression of using some retired ingredients, I'm leaving you with a ditty from one of my favorite shows, the Big Bang Theory. Sheldon sings "Deep in the Heart of Texas." Enjoy . . . clap, clap, clap, clap!



























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  1. I just love your HOT story—what a hoot!!! I must check out that Texana Designs, as I was looking in vain for a country-themed stamp recently and couldn’t find a thing. I love the colors & textures you’ve used here…fabby card. And I am a Big Bang Theory fan as well……it just cracks me up every time I watch it! TFS!

  2. This is such a great image! Your card is gorgeous.

    Your “HOT” story made me chuckle. Thanks. :)

  3. *giggle* As soon as I read your post title I started hearing Sheldon singing in my head. Thanks for including him in your post!

    Love your card. The colours are fabulous!

  4. Loved your HOT story. I would have thought the same thing you did. ;/

    I’m currently in love with this color combination, and I may have hoarded those SU papers, too. Slumber Party, right? And did you fussy cut all that barbed wire? Cuz if you did, you may be my new hero.

  5. first off, being a transplanted Texas card, I sooooooooooooooo love this card! what a fab stamp! of course I’ve got all of these memories of ‘home’ coming back now…. thank you for that. :)

    next, oh my lawsie, are we EVER Big Bang fans over here…. so much so that nothing gets planned on Thursday nights at 8pm. we even text our sons away at college during commercial breaks to talk about what has been happening during the episodes. have all of the seasons on DVD and watch them on weekends. yep, we’re FANatics… grins!

    have a great day!

  6. Linda I LOVE this card. So many wonderful textures. The colors are wonderful, and yes, I have a few tiny scraps of that blue left. It was one of my all time favorites. The HOT thing just made me laugh right out loud. I would still be trying to figure that out. Thanks for that pearl in my day.

  7. Gasp! This makes my country heart skip a beat! SOOOO cute! I LOVE that barbed wire! And the piecing. And the buttons. So darn cute!

  8. OMGoodness, Linda. Has it been that long since you moved? I remember your posts about finding a new home and looking forward to setting up your new craft space… seems like it wasn’t 18 months ago! Your HOT card is darling (of course!!)

  9. I know what you mean. I didn’t know what HOT stood for either for the longest time.

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