You’ve probably heard the expression “When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  There’s also a version where you combine the lemons with tequila and salt and make margaritas.  But if neither of those is your style, today’s card might have the solution for you.

I first saw the sentiment I used on today’s card about 10 years ago.  It made me laugh, so I tucked it away into my memory.  Over the weekend when I first saw the sketch for challenge #12 at CAS – Colours and Sketches, I thought this sentiment might work for it.  The main part of the sentiment seemed like it would fit in the long rectangle, the last three words could go in the small panel, and images of lemon slices could fill in for the half circles.  I finally took the time to get it all together with cardstock and ink, and here it is.  The sentiment is computer generated, and the lemon stamp is one that I’ve had for a long time.  I inked only the cut lemon part of the image when I stamped it for the half circles.  When I stamped over the sentiment on the image panel, I stamped off the ink lightly onto a scrap piece of paper first so the yellow wouldn’t be quite so bold against the print.

Although I’d already made one card for the CAS – Colours and Sketches challenge, I felt bad about it because I accidentally left an element off of the sketch.  So this is my attempt at redeeming my oversight there.  The fruit element makes this card work for the February Our Daily Bread Designs challenge on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.  I also had kept the CAS-ual Fridays challenge of black and white plus one other color in the back of my mind while I was making this card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And remember, when Life starts getting rough, sometimes you need to give it a back a little attitude of your own.

Stamp: Lemons (Impression Obsession)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Daffodil Delight (SU); printer ink

7 Responses to “an alternative to lemonade”

  1. defiantly to my style-fabulous card and thanks for joining us at CAS-Colour and sketches

  2. Fabulous – LOVE it. Thanks for joining again this week at CAS Colours and Sketches – Jacqueline xx

  3. Ha – I *love* that sentiment! This is awesome – perfect use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketch!

  4. This is a lot of fun! Beautifully stamped too. Thanks for joining in CAS Colours and Sketches with a second card

    Louise xx

  5. So pretty…and too funny!! LOVE the sentiment and the lemons throughout the card are wonderful So glad you joined the fun at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)!!

  6. Gorgeous card, Patricia – congrats on your win at CAS Colours & Sketches! Your idea using lemons is really fabulous!

  7. Patricia,

    I lol when I read you card. This is so great. The card works perfectly for all the challenges you entered.
    Thank you for supporting OWH and joining our challenge.

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