Saturday, March 24, 2012

On The Texas Road Again!

Happy Spring Saturday everyone crafty! I am the hostess again this week at Our Creative Corner. First, I would like to say "WOW!" The entries from last week's "Bingo" challenge were fantastic, and it will be hard for me to choose a winner, even though there are so few entries.  Thank you so much for participating!
Spring has sprung yet again! It's time to take that annual well deserved Spring Break vacation. Where would your postcard come from? Make whatever paper craft you like and show us your "spring break vacation destination". Remember to include the name of your destination somewhere on your project.
I decided to make a postcard of my Spring Break destination, and I'd love to tell you I visited one of the places above, but alas I cannot tell a lie. I spent last week on the road (Interstate 20 to be exact) to several wonderful Texas destinations...well sort of. We had a hockey tournament in Dallas and Fort Worth, and a golf tournament in Lubbock, then back home. Once home if was back on the highway to tote kids to and fro for their entertainment purposes only...for sure not my own. However, Hubby did take me to a fantastic stamping store in Dallas (Plano actually), called Stamp Asylum, so I guess I had a wonderful break! The nice thing about traveling around Texas during this time of year though, is definitely the scenery. The blue bonnets are just starting to emerge, and by next month, a sea of purplish blue will be able to seen all around our roadways.
If you are looking for more inspiration or just wanting to look, please visit my fellow OCC Design Team Members, or this week's Guest Designer, Carla Suto.
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
I had two pieces of this bluebonnet postcard. I adhered them together on cardstock leaving a border. I stamped the tread image in Jet Black Archival, making it roadway instead.
I stamped all my other images in Jet Black Archival, on this Texas fact sheet, cut them out, and inked the edges in Black Soot. I replaced the 66 in the Route image with 20 using Thickers, that I first inked in Black Soot. I added the Texas plates to the car, then the welcome sticker.

I am also submitting this tag to The Artistic Stamper's monthly challenge of "travel" ;0)!
From My Stash: Texas ephemera (bluebonnets, fact sheet, sticker), ivory cardstock

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon, and here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend with beautiful Spring weather!


  1. It looks great Anita, I love the blue bonnets, and the road trip text, this is a wonderful Challenge.

  2. This is gorgeous, the car looks great against the background of blue bonnets. I love these stamps, Kaz over at the Shabby Shed blog has used them on her cool travel tag today. And over at, Michelle has a lovely photo of the blue bonnets on her farm.
    Hope you have a great weekend Anita.

  3. Hi Anita! Your project is so CLEVER. I love the tire treads. We have no blue bonnets here just tons of bulbs that are blooming very early. Enjoy your Spring.

  4. Very cool Anita, have a safe and fun Spring Break! Love your post card!! Very cool. We are going to Maryland next week for Spring break, I'm really looking forward to it, a few days at the beach will refresh my soul.

  5. Your card is wonderful! and I love how you showed us your process. So many times, we don't know how someone got their card elements, and I appreciate the info.
    I'm glad you enjoyed part of your spring break. I'm not so good being on the road so much. But, I think the stamp store would be my prize. {smile}
    Have a restful weekend, hugs, sharon w.

  6. Wow Anita, your card is amazing, so love the old time feel to it! That car is very cool and the font for the "road trip" I LOVE!! Great challenge this week, have a great rest of the weekend!!

  7. Fantastic Texas postcard, Anita! Love the background and the fun stamps you used! Thanks for the great challenge!

  8. Hi, Anita, this is such a beautiful card. The challenge this week is great! Have a nice weekend.

  9. Very beautiful card! Love it! The car steals the show!

  10. Love your project, Anita. What a clever theme! Those new stamps are beautiful.

  11. OH EM GEE!! Anita, this card is FABULOUS!! I had no idea about all the work you put into this! I love how you incorporated those beautiful state flowers! Hugs, Marcy

  12. Great idea to upcycle a postcard and add your own stamped elements. I really love the vintage feel and the story behind it. Have a great week! -Holly

  13. Oh girly I just love what you did with that vintage Route 66 set! Way cool to place it in the field of blue! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  14. Fabulous artwork! So creative! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge!
    Alison xox

  15. Awesome piece of artwork here, Anita. I love the way you stamped your images on the Texas fact sheet! Love the license plate and the teensy tiny post card. It's always so cool to see the way you put everything together! Thanks for two wonderful challenges these past two weeks!


  16. Wow Anita! this is such a clever project. At first, I thought it was an actual postcard! - I love how you did this - you really have the very best of ideas! The stamping on the printed text was so clever and really effective!

  17. Fantastic .... What a great card .... I love the stamped images on the text paper ... Your theme is great!
    Thanks so much for your greatl challenges these past two weeks


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