Since Texas Independence Day is just around the corner (Friday, March 2), I thought I'd pull a Tim Holtz and just recycle last year's 6 Tags of Texas. I know technically Tim makes new tags every year but seriously... can you tell them apart? They might as well be the same ones over and over! And now apparently he's tired of Christmas tags and will do tags all year long. Lucky us! Anyway, here's a list of my tags - check them out. You've probably forgotten them since last year so they'll be like new to you!
Here's an idea that didn't make the cut last year. I stamped the Rose three times, colored them yellow (and I really don't like yellow at all!) Then I cut out different sections of petals and popped them up.
Of course, if you're not interested in Texas history, your roses don't have to be yellow. Pink or red would do just fine and would make a very nice birthday or Mothers' Day card.
The Yellow Rose of Texas is as old as Texas itself. According to legend (and Wikipedia), the real 'yellow rose' was spending some quality time with Santa Anna while Sam Houston's army attacked at San Jacinto. And by 'quality time' I mean they were doing it... having a shag... mattress dancin'... wrinkling the wamsuttas. Although they were in a tent and probably didn't have a mattress or proper linens. Anyway, poor ol' Santa Anna was surprised and overpowered and the Republic of Texas was born! This was back in 1836, a mere 176 years ago, so who really knows if the yellow rose legend is real or embellished or completely made up. But as it is now, so it was then.... truth is stranger than fiction!
P.S. Dee finally got her card. Over a week to travel a few blocks. In other words, the USPS is pretty amazing. Except when it isn't. You have no control.