Friday, October 1, 2010

Howdy


I'm so excited to announce that I'm a digi Guest Designer for Firecracker Designs by Pamela for the month of October!!! What a wonderful store Pamela has. Check it out and you'll see all the digital images, plus red rubber and clear stamps. There's a big sale going on right now as the store will be closing soon (sadly), so pop over there and take a look. Also, go take a look at Pamela's blog! Fantastic!

This little cowboy image, star, and the "howdy" sentiment are from the Cowboy Roundup set at Firecracker Designs. The set has several little cowboy images and sentiments. I used some Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla card stock. The patterned paper is from CTMH. I colored this little guy with SU markers and a couple of Copics. After completing the card, layering, piercing, etc....I felt it just needed a little something extra. That's when I remembered I had some burlap left over from using in a deer blind! So I frayed part of it and also added that to give it a "rustic" look.

Just a very short story here about the "howdy" part. When my son first started college at Texas A & M University we made a trip to visit. As we walked around the campus and passed students, they all said "howdy"! Not hi, hello, or anything except "howdy"! My son greeted everybody the same way. We found out that was one of the traditions of the school. By the time we left there I thought if I ever heard another person say "howdy" in my life, I would just strangle them!!! So before anyone asks.....no, we do not all greet each other with "howdy" here in Texas!

Thanks for stopping by.................

Lynn

22 comments:

Spelled With An I said...

Love the burlap!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Ok, now that I have stopped giggle because that is what everyone thinks, we say howdy and all were bluejeans and cowboy boots. Ok, I have the boots but don't wear them year round. Now CONGRATS!!!! I am so happy for you being a guest designer, it is well deserved you have the best cards ever. Love today's card and the burlap was a perfect touch. I think I will hop over the Firecracker I have not heard of that one. Have the best weekend.

Tammy said...

Really cute card Lynn and fun story too.

Paige said...

Congrats on the DT assignment! Cute card - love the burlap!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Lynn this is AWESOME - thanks for choosing one of my drawings for your artwork this week! You did him up right - love the burlap!!

Christine Riley said...

This is SO cute! Love that fun image and I love the mesh behind it. Great touch.
Hugs, Christine

Anne Marie said...

Your post cracks me up! I am from NY and all of my friends and family think we say "howdy" all the time. So I say it, occasionally...to be sassy! Your card is fabulous! That adorable image, the burlap and the star brad are so...well, TEXAN! :) Love it! :)

Carrie said...

BIG CONGRATS LYNN. LOL about your son's school. I love this card especially how you added the burlap to it.

Marilyn S said...

Great card Lynn. Love the image & the burlap is perfect!

Lynn McAuley said...

Congratulations, Lynn!! I know we are going to see some hot stuff out of you with those Firecracker Designs. That buckaroo looks sensational with the burlap and big red star!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Congrats on your DT selection.

You pulled in so many western themed elements with the plaid paper, suede colored paper, piercing, stars and especially the very clever use of the burlap.

At least the people at the campus were friendly even if they were adding to the Texas stereotype.

Crafty Creations said...

Howdy Lynn! ha ha- sorry - I had to do it!
Congrats on being on the design team!! Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations! This cowboy is just adorable! He definitely just got off a horse right?
I LOVE the burlap! PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend :)
Maria

Karen said...

I can't resist, howdy Lynn, sorry...Love the cowboy and how ingenious to use the burlap.

Southern Moments said...

Ohhh how exciting Lynn..CONGRATS!!! Your card is just so adorable. Love the burlap it's just the right touch!

Sew-Ink said...

How cute is that, love the burlap you added!

Gina said...

Great card, but that burlap is the best touch here, love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card! I love the addition of the burlap- very cool! Love the sentiment too. YeHaw! We are thrilled you joined us at FCD!

Karen Howard said...

Howdy, Lynn!!! This is fantastic, love the cowboy theme!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Lynn this is so CUTE! The burlap is a wonderful idea!

Patty said...

Congrats on being a guest designer, Pamela has some wonderful digi images! I really like the background on your card, what a great idea!

Rach said...

Love the use of the burlap! This is a fantastic card! :o)

Ronnie said...

This card is perfect in every way! The DSP, burlap, everything!