Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Texas Tuesday Challenge - Better Late Than Never

"Better late than never."  I heard that saying a lot growing up. I'm not sure if it's an old Texas saying or not, but it fits here. I have been w/o internet access at home for the last week and a half thanks to a lousy wiring job from the box at my house to the pole at the top of the driveway.  And thanks to the tropical storm that blew through here a week before last, plus probably all of the other rain we've had over the last year or so, the connections were shot.  I missed the Texas Tuesday deadline yesterday, so I guess this is Texas Wednesday for me.  I hope all of you are enjoying this "fall" weather.  Personally, I'm looking forward to highs in the 70's.  I had a great time with my friend Beth at the CKC convention in San Marcos last week.  We attended some classes, got a boatload of great ideas, saw a ton of great scrapbooking stuff, a bunch of which came home to live with us.  We finished up about 3PM on Saturday, and decided we should take advantage of being on the south side of San Marcos and take a drive further south to New Braunfels.  I'd never been to the Scrapbook Haus, and it was a real treat!  I picked up a few new Deadbeat stamps while I was there and this card is the result of one of them. I really like the Texas collage.  It has all things Texan in it, including a teeny armadillo!  The base card is Bazzill in a burnt orange, the mat is some scrap that came from a 6x6 paper pad.  I stamped the design on Neenah Super Smooth white cardstock and colored it with Copics.  It looked a little plain, so I distressed the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Hope you like it. I'm going off to check the other Texas Tuesday bloggers to see what everyone else had done.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Texas Tuesday Challenge

"Texas Our Texas", our State Song. I used Zing embossing powder to bring out the lovely details in this Deadbeat Designs stamp, then added Distress Inks in various colors to blend in the background. Added a bit of Signo Gell White ink to the star to make it stand out a bit. Hope y'all enjoy looking at my card.

Y'all get ready for some rainy weather the next few days. It will be a good time to stay indoors and do crafty things. Hermine is on her way, and we are hoping she moves through quickly and doesn't do too much damage, although the NWS says we will be under a flash flood watch beginning later tonight and to expect 3-5 inches of rain over the next couple of days. That should bring the lakes up and make all the creeks run. Take care out there if you have to get out in the weather.

Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day Weekend! Back to the grind tomorrow.