Friday, July 1, 2016

When life gives you lemons... or limes ;)

Hi everybody! It's Friday and it's July 1st! Hope you've had an awesome week! It's hotter than the law should allow here in north Florida - we've had a couple days with temps over 100 degrees. It's time for another fun challenge over at House of Cards and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration projects for our July Challenge: Fruit/Drink Image and/or Colors! Come play with us - we want to see your project with a fruit/drink image and/or some or all of these colors:

This challenge theme screams SUMMER to me! I couldn't help myself... I made two projects - a lemonade and a limeade! One just didn't seem right without the other, lol! My inspiration came from Pinterest but I put my own spin on them. Fun, fun, fun! ;)

I ordered the Stampin' Up! Tart and Tangy stamp set used for these encouragement cards specifically for this challenge. I used the Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines background stamp for the straws. I added matching double-loop bows and sequins along with a computer-generated sentiment cut with a stitched flag die.

The glasses are vellum and contain stamped lemons and limes cut in half and 'stacked' on the back side of the colored piece of vellum. There's a pretty rim of glitter on the top of each glass. ;)

The inside sentiment is from Unity which I paired with a few more stamped lemons and limes.

Although I can only upload one photo, I'd love to enter this PAIR of fun cards into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Marco's 30# Vellum and Black cardstock, Fiskars green and yellow vellum
  • Stamps: SU Tart and Tangy stamp set, Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines background stamp, Unity Blossom by Blossom stamp set
  • Ink: SU Cucumber Crush and Daffodil Delight ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Lil Inker Designs Sentiment Flag die
  • Accessories: SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, MISTI, RRR Emerald Plaid and Yellow Plaid ribbon, Doodlebug Design green and yellow sequins

I hope you've enjoyed today's projects and you've found a little inspiration to play in our Fruit/Drink Image and/or Colors challenge this month! Can't wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time!
Scrappy hugs,


MHK Designs said...

OH my goodness, these totally ROCK, Leslie! I LOVE that you did a green and a yellow! The layout and bit of glittery texture are perfect! These are fabulous! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Michele Henderson said...

Leslie, I love your drink cards! They look so tall and cool and I love the look in two different colors too! What a great way to showcase a versatile design!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Em Louise Fairley said...

These are both so cute, Leslie
Em, HOC teamie

Daen'Ys said...

Very refreshing cards, Leslie! Love the glitter on the top of the glasses!
Hugs, Rosi

Michelle N. said...

I'm with you-can't have lemonade without the limeade! They look good enough to sip! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

These are fun, cute and fabulous!!! The design is just perfect, as well as every detail. You rocked this challenge :o)

DeBe said...

Great cards, I especially like seeing the fruit through the "drink!" Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Anything Goes ! Good Luck! Denyse x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

fabulous cards . Cool designs . Thanks for sharing with us here at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge

Joyce Ann said...

What cute cards! Thank you for sharing with us Eclectic Ellapu; good luck in the challenge.

PLISSA ADD said...

Hi Leslie!! What a beautiful cards Set!! I love it a Colorful...Thanks for sharing with us...cheers. Paula

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

Veronique Baadjou said...

Wonderful cards!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Veronique DT for

Jacqueline said...

Nice cards! Love the inside matches the outside!
Thanks for joining and hope to see you next time as well.

[Jacqueline DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]

Sue Hickey said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Susan DT for:-

Susan Renshaw said...

Two beautiful cards! What a lovely design!
Fab makes for the House of Cards!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Judy V said...

Beautiful cards Leslie! Love the stamping behind the vellum glasses and the glitter around the rim!
Judy HOC Teamie

Annette Stapylton said...

Super fabulous and nice work indeed.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Love your creation Leslie. Great CAS design with just the right amount of bling and embellies. Thanks for playing along with us for our challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.

Annette Stapylton said...

Again both fabulous. Nice work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Katy said...

Love love love! This is such a cool and pretty way to do this month's challenge! So creative! :) Hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate :)

Helen said...

A great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge Blog.

Helen x

suzARTe said...

These cards are making me want to have a glass of lemonade but maybe I should have breakfast first. I love these cards, have a very cool and refreshing look, I love the colours and the main image. I will have a glass of lemonade later on :)>Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx