Monday, March 14, 2016

Barbed Wire and Bluebonnets

A very dear friend of mine sent me this stamp from Texana Designs last month and as a thank you, I worked up a card for her.  She's actually the one that got me started on this hobby/addiction several years ago.

Barbed wire and bluebonnets are abundant in Texas and especially right now.  The bluebonnet (a wildflower) is the state flower and they've started covering the fields and sides of the highways all over Texas.  It's so beautiful to be driving down the road and see millions of these gorgeous flowers everywhere.  It's like a sea of blue.  Of course we have barbed wire all the time here since so much of the land is still fenced off with that.

The sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps and I added a little red and white gingham patterned paper and twine.

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

30 comments:

Doreen said...

Fab colours and design.xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Truly a nice way to say thank you, A Big Texas Howdy. I would love to see those gorgeous flowers along the sides of the roads. The gingham just seems to fit this card perfectly and your touch of twine is the perfect final touch. Hope you are drying out down there and stay safe. Have a good one today.

Lori Kobular said...

Oh those bluebonnets are so beautiful! I wish they grew like that here in NJ! Love your sweet card!

Lynn McAuley said...

I am loving this fabulous barbed wire wreath with its beautiful bluebonnets and bandanna, Lynn! What a sensational Texas design this awesome card is!!

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Lynn, another beautiful card, love the blue bonnets. I hope you are keeping well.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful design here Lynn!! I love how you explained all the representations of your home state! :) The gingham along the edges makes a wonderful Texas feel to it as well!! Stunning card!! HUGS

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! The gingham borders and the twine are perfect accents!! What a beautiful card this is, Lynn!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

This is so cool and so appropriate for a card for someone living in TX! I love the barbed wreath and that gingham with twine. This is one dandy card and I know your friend loved it!

Tammy said...

Terrific card Lynn and the gingham and twine are just the perfect touches!

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Lynn, I love that image!! Beautiful clean design and the red gingham paper is a perfect match for this image!
Hugs, Tammy

Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Lynn :-). I am glad to see that I am not the only one who was seduced into this addiction by a friend.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

Now this is a TX card! lol I love it too!!! The gingham paper is perfect, and I just love the hard barbed wire with the softness of the flowers. They just go together so well and you have finished it off perfectly with the sentiment Lynn. That little bit of twine take the card over the top! Yep, I am loving this one for sure! A sweet gift and a sweet card, doesn't get any better than this. Hugs, Brenda

MiamiKel said...

Howdy indeed! This sure is purty!! Oh Lynn, what a gorgeous burst of color with the pops of red and blue - your cards are always so striking that way. I'm smiling at your post, as I actually stumbled upon stamping by way of scrapbooking - seeing someone stamp on the pages and went to ebay to find out what a stampin up was - LOL! The rest was history ..... this one is a beauty, and VERY Texas :)

lauren bergold said...

oh that really is PERFECTION in card form. totally screams TEXAS as well... but in such a subtle, cool way! (ok, so "screams" was probably the wrong word, lauren... how would one scream, subtly??!?!?) :) :) :) and i've only been to texas once (for a wedding) but the most enduring memory i have is of the amazingly lovely oceans of bluebonnets surrounding every highway... & a plush armadillo i bought at the airport! :)

Bonnie said...

I remember my Mom telling me how beautiful the Blue Bonnets were in Texas when they traveled through. They sure are pretty on your card! The barbed wire makes a very interesting wreath and the flowers make it gorgeous! Love the gingham too!

NanaConnie said...

What a fantastic stamp, Lynn! Great CAS design and I love the gingham borders. Can you tell I'm healing well -- I can actually type again. Soon I'll be crafting and making cards. :-D

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! And Texas sounds pretty! It would be nice if "someday" I could visit there, I so many family members living in Texas!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just darling. What a great friend to send you such a cute stamp!

Hugs,
Chrissy Lou

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Wow! The strips of gingham DP really make this card... gorgeous!

Tracy Freeman said...

Hiya Lynn, really lovely card. I bet it looks so beautiful with all the flowers everywhere, here we dont really get that..just weeds lol You do get the odd poppy and wildflowers but mainly weeds !
Hope all is well with you. Take care xxx

Davi said...

Very cool card Lynn! I love the checked borders with the barbed wire wreath :) Have a great weekend!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful Lynn! I saw a few of the bluebonnets on the side of the roads when we were in Tx- adds such a wonderful color to the landscape. Love this wonderful card!

Margaret said...

Beautiful design. What a perfect Texas card. Great job. Hugs, Maggie

MaryH said...

Hi Lynn
Finally got some time (and motivation!) to sit down to visit. Thoroughly enjoying this crisp wreath with the lovely bluebonnies (as I've heard them called). I've never been lucky enough to see them in bloom, but pictures are gorgeous, so bet your highways are wonderful to drive just now. This sweet image certainly made a pretty card, trimmed with the gingham borders, and that bold sentiment. Your enabling friend is sure to love this as much as I do! TFS & Have a wonderful week.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I follow the blog of a TX photographer and stamp designer, and she has photographed her animals if fields of solid Blue Bonnets. It is enough to take your breath away. I love how you country-fied this card with the bit of gingham and twine! Nice work, Lynn.

nwilliams6 said...

This is so fun, Lynn! Love the image but you so brought it to life with your twine and colors and layout. You know this gives me an idea to make a wreath - wouldn't that be a fun one to do? I am going to see if we have any barbed wire laying around outside or see if hubby can get me some. Many hugz!

Diane said...

Greetings Lynn, your Bluebonnets are so pretty, what a fun stamp and card design.

Hugs diane

Nancy in Iowa said...

What a great stamp! The sentiment is perfect as well.
Great mashup!

Evie said...

This is gorgeous! Love the beautiful image.

Anne Temple said...

This image definitely reminds me of Texas and the few years I lived there. Love the gingham on the sides.