Monday, March 11, 2013

Texas Bluebonnets

This week Texas families are hitting the highways as they set out to celebrate spring break. As they do, many will be keeping their eyes peeled for a sight of the first bluebonnets of the season. Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas, and they beautify the highways of the Texas hill country for about eight weeks every spring.

In their honor today, I am featuring the Texas bluebonnet which Maria, owner and creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps, designed specifically for a Texas workshop she did in Pearland a couple of years ago to introduce Texans to her multi layered stamps. She also created her Cowboy Hat, Cowboy Boots, and Texas Longhorn for that wonderful event.

Here are the 10 minute designs I created with my Texas Bluebonnets.

Do a Texas Bluebonnet search on Pinterest or Google Images and see what we get to experience here in Texas each spring!



Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Brilliant Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Nautical Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves 


Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Once Upon a Springtime Collection by graphic 45
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Danube Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off twice, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves



Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Danube Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off twice, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, EK Success Punch, the Paper Studio Embossing Folder



Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets, Words of Comfort, Never a Loss 4 Words, and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, and Pacific Point by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Danube Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off twice, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Scalloped Square Nestabilites

See the latest from the Kitchen Sink Crew:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

20 comments:

  1. I can only imagine the beauty of your hillsides with bluebonnets! Each card is beautiful but I especially like the third card, such pretty shades of blue!

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  2. Ah.....these just make my heart happy! Love all your cards Lynn. Don't think you can live in Texas and not love bluebonnets! We saw our first ones for the year on the way to San Antonio a couple of days ago!
    So pretty!
    Lynn

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  3. They are truly what makes Texas so heavenly in the spring! All of these cards capture the beauty we are all looking forward to seeing here in Texas, soooon!!!

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  4. Love your bluebonnets! Each card is gorgeous! What a great way to celebrate spring.

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  5. Oh, can't wait until the bluebonnets start to show, although this next week is going to be warm it will help. Your cards are wonderful as always, love my Mondays when I get to visit your blog.

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  6. Beautiful card,Love your coloring...

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  7. Such pretty flowers and your cards are pretty too! I wish I could enjoy your blue bonnets and your weather, LOL

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  8. Both the stamp and colors you have used for all these cards is gorgeous Lynn. All your designs are fab, I particularly love the second one teamed with the Graphic 45 papers. xx

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  9. Ohhhhh pretty pretty blue bonnets, Lynn! I can just envision the lovely sprawling lands of texas dotted with their beauty, much like your cards! :) x0x0

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  10. Very pretty Lynn. I always love your 10 minute designs!

    Jenn

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  11. What gorgeous flowers and gorgeous colors Lynn. Texas Sounds like a beautiful place.

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  12. It must look so beautiful down there in TX with all the blue bonnets blooming!!!

    Your cards are stunning - of course! What a great mix!!

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  13. Beautiful cards! I do love Bluebonnet season..and they make the most beautiful photos!

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  14. I did a bit of googling, and those fields of blue look stunning. Your cards are a great way of capturing their beauty.

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  15. All your cards featuring the bluebonnets are beautiful. It must be a very stunning sight to see the hills covered with these.

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  16. Are you taking a break too and getting a chance to see those beautiful hills Lynn. I beleive one of the presidents wives was involved in a project to protect the native plants of Texas. Is that right.
    Anyway back to you cards. The colour is wonderful and I really like how you have added just the smallest details so your wonderful stamping can shine.

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  17. I am so bad at two step stamping so when I see that someone else has done it - and it looks so great like yours does...I can't help but be amazed and dazzled! Lovely cards!!! Love the colors - makes me want to be in a field on a summer day running around in my bare feet...oh come on spring & summer! :)

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  18. Beautiful card Lynn! I imagine the sight of bluebonnets across Texas is wonderful!

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  19. There is nothing prettier than the Texas countryside in the Spring....your bluebonnet cards are just as pretty. The bluebonnet stamps look sooo lifelike...awesome cards, Lynn!!!

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  20. A few weeks ago, I was thinking of you and your much earlier spring...

    and again...today, we had snow. haha. It didn't stick...but there is no sign of flowers! But I do hear the birds!

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