Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Arrives in Texas

Texans know that spring has truly arrived when the Texas roadsides are blanketed with bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes. Last week in my neck of the woods, the paintbrushes showed up and this week the bluebonnets are beginning to appear. If you want to see our grand state covered with glorious wild flowers, this is the time of year to hit the road.

To honor this annual arrival of our state flower, I have used Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Bluebonnets to create my 10 minute and 20 minute cards.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Multi Step Texas Long Horn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and Unknown Blue
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Danbue Blue, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove,
Tangelo, and Tuxedo Black
Tools: Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio and Spellbinders Die

20 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Seed Packet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and Unknown Blue
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Danbue Blue, Cantaloupe, Bamboo Leaves,
Tangelo, and Tuxedo Black
Tools: Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug and Marvy Corner Punch

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  1. Beautiful cards, great inking & love the butterfly :)

  2. Both are beautiful, Lynn! The addition of the butterfly is the perfect touch

  3. Lynn, your cards are just so gorgeous, I love the vibrant blue! Your coloring, as always, is flawless and such charming cards - happy Spring indeed! (though it's perpetual Summer here, LOL!)

  4. Both of your cards are sensational and gorgeous colors! Can't say that I've ever seen a bluebonnet but from your cards, they must be beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous flower image. I like the embossing folder on the first card.

  6. Loving both of your cards- this image is so pretty! I can just imagine the roadside blanketed with these pretty flowers!

  7. These flowers are gorgeous Lynn. Love the embossing too.

  8. Love the flowers!!! So pretty. I think wild flowers are my favorite.

  9. So pretty! please send a little spring to Chicago! ;)

  10. Wow Lynn!! The blue really stands out beautiful for both of these designs!! Really love the butterfly and your added texture as well!! :)

  11. Lynn, your added texture makes both of these just pop! I'm loving your use of blue. Both cards are lovely and I can't believe how fast you make them.


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