Howdy my blogging friends!
It is no secret that I am a Texan, born and raised.
Love this place. The only State in the nation that has the
ability to cede from the nation if we ever get really mad.
Yes, we are just that special!
I got this album from The Crafty Scrapper a few weeks ago and knew
that I would have a great time with it. I have been collecting Texas
stuff for a while now.
The album comes with the plate already cut in half and the chipboard pages inside.
The big red flower here is from Canvas Corp.
I bought this acrylic shape so many years ago I cannot tell you who makes it. The flowers I cut using a Tim Holtz die and vintage sheet music.
I used a variety of beads including hand blown glass hearts from Murano, and some
charms I found in and antique store.
Paper is from Authentique, WRMK, Pink Paisley, and Pebbles.
I used washi tape here to make a hinge for the tag.
I used my Cricut to cut the chipboard star on the left. For the right page I used a Sizzix die and cut two of the chipboard pages. I sandwiched a piece of acrylic in between them and and reassembled to put back in the album. I colored the acrylic with alcohol inks to look like a sky. I bought that armadillo YEARS ago. The journaling says "if you are from Texas, you know that armadillos are not born flat on the side of the road"!
On the other side of the acrylic page, I made my bluebonnets. I used a McGill punch for the bushes and beads for the flowers themselves. I love that you can look back through each side of the page to the picture before/after it. Cool huh???
Seriously,, we have a ranch here in Texas that is bigger than the ENTIRE state of Rhode Island.
We love Whataburger here in Texas and it is pronounced "WATERburger"
So there you have it,, my ode to Texas. If you are in North Texas and want to take a look at it,
you can stop by The Crafty Scrapper. They have it hanging out for display.
I am linking up today at the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Distress, kinda all over
Use Your Stuff - Polka Dots - Paper and washi tape
Divas By Design - Celebrate
Southern Girls - Chipboard - album pages, die cuts
4 Crafty Chicks - Back to School - my cutie pies in Cheerleading uniforms
Unique Crafters - Sparkle and Shine
Thanks for stopping by today!