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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Texas Sized Birthday

Just put together my first ever card using a pre-colored digi image. almost seems like cheating, but gosh, this one sure is cute! I am trying to catch up on a few more of the challenges over at The Outlawz that I mentioned in my post this morning. This card is for a 'where are you from?' challenge.


The image is currently a freebie from The Doodle Pantry. (hint hint hint....you should go check out all of the cutie ones that are available for free right now. wow!) papers are K & Co. Americana, rustic ribbon is May Arts, linen thread is SU!, and star sticker strip down middle is Jenni Bowlin. buttons are just from my stash jar.

Even though it has been years since this Texas gal has been to her home state, there will always be a part of the Lone Star that resides in my heart no matter where I live. :)

Kaboodle Doodles - colors of your nation's flag
Moving Along with the Times - birthday
Crafts and Me - birthday
Celebrate the Occasion - birthday

22 comments:

Penny said...

Love this, Jennifer! It just looks like Texas! (Oh, yeah, that's because it IS Texas!) I love how rustic the card is--makes me feel like I am out West. Wait a minute--I am out West. Oh, never mind me. I do love your card, though! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- what a cool sentiment! I have to get over to the Outlawz and play! You have inspired me today : )

NickelNook said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer! Second post in one day! YAY for you! I think I did my second post in one week! lol Yay for me! haha
I don't think using a colored digi is cheating at all...especially with the cost of some inks! ;o)
Your Texas shape reminds me of a funny story! Well, I tend to think EVERYTHING is funny! lol Years ago I worked in a craft store. In the clearance section one day there was this bag of wood pieces, all the same, and just tons of them. They were packed up pretty good so we couldn't really see them very well, but hey, they were too good a deal to pass up, you know? So I got them and took them home. Do you think we could figure out what they were? NO! I kept them for years and could never use them because I didn't know what they were! Turns out they were the State of Texas! Now what's a girl from Saskatchewan, Canada gonna do with a million wood States of Texas? haha I'll watch for your third post, okay? :o)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Spectacular design, Jennifer. :)

Trina said...

Love it! The paper, ripped edges, buttons - all of it!

HeatherLynn said...

Wow!!! What an awesome card!! LOVE IT!!:)

Norma Gomez said...

I love this!! I'm a Texas girl so you know I'll about some TX pride ;D hehehe. Thanks for the link too!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the image/sentiment. TFS.

Joan said...

what a fabulous card. this is one of my favorites on your blog. and your last post made me sad and angry. try to remember that the bad is outweighed by the good!! some people are thoughtless but most of us are not! hugs

Tracy said...

So you're a Texas gal huh? You picked a great image to use. Patriotic and fun. Great job GF!

Sandra said...

Jennifer, your card is totally awesome and the sentiment is totally synonymous of Texas that's for sure!

Don't worry about using a pre-colured digi image, there are times when you just can't find the appropriate image that you are looking for. You either have to do what you've done or improvise and draw one, which we all know not everyone can do, lol.

Well done :)S

ThePurplePlace said...

It's funny because the few times I will use a very awesome sticker or pre-colored image, I can of feel like I'm cheating too...but then again, we did the rest and came up with the design and added elements.

I think your TEXAS card is fabulous and did not know you were from Texas, so that was fun to learn.

PS: They extended the PARTY until July 7th, so that everyone has a bit more time to play. I'm excited as I want to try and get a card done for each challenge. I am totally STUMPED with Pryn's Word Scramble...but did okay with the Crossword...oh and forget about name the tune...I'm awful at that! Maybe that's one you'll do well!!

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Hugs,
Lis

nancyparker55 said...

Jennifer, what an awesome card. I know what you mean about pre-coloured images but boy they do come in awful handy sometimes. Thanks so much for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Hope you have a fanastic weekend also. hugs

Cheryl said...

Love, Love, Love this!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Adrian said...

Great job, thanks for playing @ CTO Birthday Challenge!

Michelle VP said...

I didn't know you were from Texas - what a great image - love how you tilted it and the shape you chose to frame it. :)

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the Texan feel and look of your card, Jennifer! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Colors of your Flag” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Oh this is super, what a great card, thanks for playing on our Birthday Celebrations on MAWTT, Love Hazelxo

Mau xx said...

what a great card, Love the image and the stitching is perfect for this card.
thanks for joining in our Birthday at MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

Crea-Sandra said...

Wow, awesome! I am speechless!
Thanks for joining our bingochallenge at Aud Sentiments.
Hugs xx Sandra

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love all your fabulous details, really stunning card! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge :)

Lisa xx said...

wonderful card! thank you for joining in with aud sentiments