Lemon Zest

I am in a little bit of a winter funk.  It is still cold and dreary up here so I thought I would make a card using happy, vibrant colors to brighten things up a bit.  Although it is officially spring, we still have another month or two before our weather realizes it.

I chose the stamp set called Lemon Zest.  It has a matching punch called Lemon Builder Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I stamped the lemons in Daffodil Delight and the leaves in Old Olive.  It is a simple and easy card to make which is always my favorite style.  I added a few Enamel Shapes to add a little dimension.

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Longing For Sunshine

I suppose every place you live (well except maybe Hawaii) has its good weather and its bad weather.  Right now is the hardest time of year for us.  I don’t think I have seen the sun in weeks (or months) and it is very dreary.  Today it is pouring rain so the world is a big slushy, muddy mess.  Ask me again in July or August and I will have a whole different outlook.  It is so beautiful up here during the summer months.  I just wish they lasted longer!

This dreary weather made me think of Florida and wishing I was there.  It would be awesome to be sitting on the beach, under the tiki bar awning and having a Pina Colada.  The best I could do is come up with a card that represents that idea.

I made this card using a bunch of different products and stamp sets.  The glass is cut out of Color Theory Designer Series Paper using the Coffee Cups Framelits.  The umbrella is from Weather Together and Umbrella Weather Framelits.  The orange is from the stamp set called Lemon Zest and punched out using the matching Lemon Builder Punch.  The seagulls are from High Tide and last but not least, the sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  It just goes to show you that Stampin’ Up! products are great to mix and match!

Now let’s just hope for better weather soon!


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Lemon Zest

I totally forgot to show you the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting a couple of weeks ago.  We used the new stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog called Lemon Zest.  This stamp set has a matching punch called Lemon Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The stamp set also has an orange or grapefruit with it along with some leaves and lots of cute sentiments such as “If life gives you lemons, chuck  them right back”.  The oranges fit the 1 3/4″ punch so you don’t need to cute them out by hand.  We used the new Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This folder is thicker than normal and leaves a deeper impression.  It is awesome!

Last week I went to Alabama to visit my youngest son, Zachary, his fiancé, Mary and his sweet little baby girl named Emory Jade.  Emory is adorable although I am not sure I should call her sweet.  She is kind of a terror but we all love her just the same.  She is five months old and just starting to giggle and when she does, it melts my heart.

While down there we went to a Peach Park.  Well, that was the name of it, although it wasn’t much of a park anymore.  I think it is one of those places that used to be fun but is now run down.  The huge peach is still. there so we all had our pictures taken in front of it.  It is really a giant peach so we didn’t quite notice what it looked like until we got home.  Oh my. No comments please.  We all know already!   Just keep your eyes on Emory!  If you are from Northern New York, look at the price of gas in Alabama!

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Lemon Zest

This card uses three new products from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  First, let’s talk about the background.  Do you remember the Shaving Cream Technique?  I loved it but it made such a mess!  You had to put shaving cream on a plate or container, add drops of ink to it and swirl it around with a knife or something similar.  Then you had to dip your card into it, wipe off the shaving cream and you ended up with a swirly background.

Well, Stampin’ Up! now has a background stamp called Marbled where all you need to do is add ink and stamp to get the same swirly background.  It makes things so much easier! You can still add different colors by using ink pads or markers.  In this case, I just used a Lemon Lime Twist ink pad.

The other new products are a stamp set called Lemon Zest.  This set has a matching punch called Lemon Builder and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I have always had a thing for fruit so I loved this Bundle the second I saw it.  It also has cute sayings that go with the Lemon or Lime idea (you can just stamp it in Lemon Lime Twist to make it a lime instead of a lemon).

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