Texana Designs  Unique Stamp Products
Rubber Stamps with mostly a Texas Flair
Texana Designs began when native born Texans Jimmye Sue Mitchell and daughter Maggie, who have been scrapbooking, rubberstamping, and cardmaking together for several years, wanted to make Texas-themed gifts to sell, but couldn’t find suitable graphic designs and rubber stamps in the market place. Fortunately, local artist Jon Claeton, with his own love of all things Texas, designed the first Texas stamps for Texana Designs.  In November of 2008, Joyce A. Meyer (JAM'N stamps) joined the Texana Designs team as artist, teacher, and friend.  Joyce and Jimmye Sue have traveled all over Central Texas teaching classes and promoting Texana Designs stamps.

In November of 2008, Joyce Meyer of JAM'N Stamps joined the Texana Designs team!  JAM'N Stamps was in business from 2000-2005.  In 2006, Joyce wanted to devote more time to her art and spend more time with her family.  For those of you who know Joyce, I'm thankful to report that her eyes are improving!!  Joyce has her BFA in Art and MA in Art Education.  She taught art in the Texas Public Schools for 21 years.  She has been an artist all her life and loves drawing, painting, photography and LOVES TEXAS.

 


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Jimmye Sue Mitchell         Joyce Meyer       

Texana Designs Design Team

Janet                    Jilda              Karen               Libby            Megan           

Janet Bradshaw, Design Team Member

My name is Janet Bradshaw.  I was born and raised in West Texas.  I now make my home in Austin.  My professional career is in the oil and gas industry, but my passion is scrapbooking and chronicling.  I created my first scrapbook in 1980.  My interest in scrapbooking was renewed in 1997.  Scrapbooking photos of my daughter rekindled my quest for ancestors and genealogy.  I love to create heritage albums.  I love to share my enthusiasm of stamping and paper crafting with everyone.  I worked many years for a local scrapbook store.  I have created and taught many classes at various stores around central Texas and have led a number of online courses about scrapbooking.  In my spare time I enjoy visiting with family and friends, but mostly I love paper crafting.   I am delighted to participate in this design team.  Paper crafting has so many outlets, find yours and enjoy!

Jilda Bolton, Design Team Member

My name is Jilda Bolton. I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and moved to Austin, Texas when I was 20 (41 years ago!).  I am blessed to live with my amazing husband and three fine pets – two dogs and a cat.  We live near our wonderful daughter & son-in-law and two fabulous granddaughters (two of my favorite fellow crafters).  Our life is filled with an exciting assortment of family and close friends.  I’ve been involved in art since elementary school, but I didn’t start using rubber stamps as a medium until the summer of 2006.  After I retired from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, I really stepped up my fun with stamps by taking classes and making lots and lots of cards to keep in touch with friends and family.  In February 2011, I met Joyce when I took her Watercolor Crayon class at Stamp Salado.  I met Jimmye Sue that same week when I picked up my class kit (that I had left in Salado) from Joyce.  Since then we have shared classes, play dates and lots of FUN – I learn something from each of them every time I see them.

My other influences include: Lily Cooksey (my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator), Sandy Shaw and classes at Stamp Salado and Paper Trail, Fred Mullett (www.fredmullett.com), and Christine Monzingo (a very talented and enthusiastic local card maker).  My husband, Richard, is my designated project reviewer – he is a very kind critic.

Karen Lambert, Design Team Member

Creativity is a big part of my life.
If I am not doing something creative, I am probably thinking about it.
I began sewing in elementary school and that led to working in the garment industry when I got out of high school.  After moving to the Austin area I started my custom Bridal Business in 1994. 
I discovered scrapbooking and stamping in 2001 after friends encouraged me to “try it out, you’ll like it”.  WOW!!  Were they RIGHT.  Paper crafting became a passion. 
I now consider myself a “mixed media artist”.  I love textures and dimension, so it is not unusual for me to include embossing, glittering, stitching, photos, and even fabric into my creations.  I love tools and techniques.

By day I am “nanny” to 2 of my grandsons while their mommy teaches Middle School Art.  Evenings and weekends are spent creating or exploring Texas with my husband of 33 years, Mike.  We have 2 grown sons, 2 wonderful daughter-in-loves, and 3 grandsons. Besides my art, I love photography, hiking, crocheting, and spending time with our dogs.

Libby Hickson, Design Team Member

Hi everyone!  I'm Libby and I'm a mostly a SAHM (stay at home Mom) living in Marietta, Georgia - but I just moved here from Austin, and I'll always be a bit Texan at heart!  My two kids keep me busy during the day, so I do most of my stamping late at night once the house is quiet.  I work part-time for Hero Arts, doing behind the scenes admin work, blog posts and best of all, corresponding with contest winners - such a fun job!  I'm currently a member of my Texana design team friend Linda's Catered Crop Recipe Swap team and I'm also the guest design team coordinator for Hambo Stamps.  In the past I've served on The Play Date Cafe team, as well as designed for Firecracker Designs by Pamela.  When I'm not getting inky, I volunteer at a local cat shelter, and I also love cooking, gardening, hiking & biking.  I love love love making Texas-themed cards, and I'm as thrilled as all get-out to be joining Jimmye Sue on this Texana Designs adventure!

Megan Bickers, Design Team Member

My name is Megan and I am thrilled to be on the Design Team for Texana Designs!  I was first introduced to stamping when I was in 5th grade.  My babysitter loved all things "crafty" and my favorite supplies to use were her rubber stamps.  That was many years ago, but my love for stamping has gronw and I have a much larger collection to prove it!  I also love the scrapbook and most of my layouts contain stamping in some form or other.  My projects mostly have a vintage flair and reflect my love for mixing patterns and texture.  For over ten years I taught stamping and scrapbooking classes,but I have recently taken a break from the teaching role to return to work part time as a Dental Hygienist.  I have been married for 15 years to my best friend, Mike, and we have two children (Jacob and Abbey).  Of course, our family wouldn't be complete without our dog, Scrappy.  We live in Texas and enjoy spending as much time as we can outdoors or playing board games together.



Links

Online

Texana Designs Retail Store on Etsy.com - Our retail store site. Etsy is a great online source for all things handmade.

texanadesigns.blogspot.com - Texana Design's blog.

Texana Designs on Facebook

Retailers

Craft Crossing - Our newest store in Gonzales, Texas.

The Crop Spot- A quaint scrabooking store in Tyler, Texas.

Stamp Salado - The ultimate in stamp stores.

Scrapbook N' More - A great scrapbooking store in New Braunfels, Texas.

Novel Approach - The best scrapping/stamping store in Friendswood, Texas.

Shop Remember When - Great North Texas scrappin' in Whitesboro.

Friends and Favorites

janetsgems.blogspot.com - Janet's blog.

www.stampinlibby.blogspot.com - Libby's blog.

cateredcrop.com - Linda's blog.

Heart of Texas Studio - Our favorite site for laser cut specialties and "Word Blooms".

Stamping Sensations - A great online source and resource for stampers.

Stamp TV - A great place for rubber stampers to hang out!