Monday, February 14, 2011

I Love Tex-Mex

One of the reasons I love Texas is the food.  Tex-Mex is just the best EVER and that is what my true love and I will eat for Valentine's tonight.  Of course with "THE DIET" I will only eat about 4 chips, 1 fajita and NO margarita but the little bit I eat will be DELICIOUS.

And why do I tell you this?

Because I had nothing to post today so I sat down last night with my FULL HEART punch and asked myself what could I do with it?  First came a love bug made with only hearts - but it wasn't cute so it crawled into the trash can. 

Then I punched a couple more hearts and was just messing around with them and accidentally put them together and it looked like a sombrero.  Resulting in Mr. Tex Mex (and you got the food info simply because I was in a chatty mood.)

Here he is..... Mr. Tex Mex

Sombrero is 2 full hearts laying on their sides and overlapping.
The ball fringe is the throw-away from the spiral punch
The zigzag is from the pinking hearts border

Now pay attention here:
The yellow zigzag is the throwaway from the pinking hearts border

But the blue zigzag is not because it wasn't long enough. 

So I thunk and I thunk and I thunk some more and decided to punch the pinking hearts border twice, then use my paper trimmer to trim off just the edge.  PERFECT!  I was even able to curve it just a bit as I adhered it.

Usual stuff for the rest - nothing new.

Hope you have a very Happy Valentines Day with the ones you love.  I'll be loving me some (just a few) chips and salsa!


Migdalia said...

He is so stinkin cute! Had to chuckle when I saw him! TFS

Whimcees said...


I hope that all is well with you and your famiy. I just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentines Day!


Barbara Diane

Carol Benson said...

He's too cute!! I LOVE Tex Mex!!!! Is there anyother food? We are headed to Texas in April, what are some good Tex Mex places there?

Ellen Kemper said...

Carol, email me what city you will be in and I'll find you some yummy places to eat (assuming I have been there)

Kristine said...

Oh he'll be perfect for my son's scrapbook pages of Mexico and especially his pre-Mexico party. Now if only we can convince EK to make the key tag punch again--yes I know there are other ways to make it but punches are so so much easier. Keep 'em coming Ellen! And how is the book coming? I am willing and ready to buy it!!!

Carolyn Gibbs said...

I love him! He's great!