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When Life Hands You Lemons


I think I should have picked Vodka, but it wasn’t in this set!

My ice cubes came out so cool and I love that straw!

I am here today with a card for the next Hues of Color at Color Hues! Hannelie is our wonderful hostess over there and she has chosen a really fun color combo that I totally enjoyed. We also have a guest designer over there that needs no introduction. Bonnie Klass is joining us!

I am also linking up over at Retro Rubber for their Anything Goes Challenge as this stamp set is really, really old! Ten years at least! The straw is my favorite part!

Card Details: I made my own ice cubes out of Vellum, Nuvo drops and a bit of glitter. Stamp set is from Jillibean Soup. I heat embossed the lemons in white and then inked over them with Oxide Inks for a resist. The glass and lemon die are from Tim Holtz./Sizzix. There are a lot of dimensionals on this card too. Postal die is from Hero Arts.

I hope you will head on over to Color Hues and check out the cards by my fabulous team and guest too!

Take care and I leave you with this quote that I thought was fitting. ” Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.”- Sarah Louise Delany

14 thoughts on “When Life Hands You Lemons

  1. Looks cool and refreshing, Nancy. Love the ice cubes.

  2. Those ice cubes did turn out great! Terrific card, Nancy!

  3. Beautiful, Nancy! I love this set – and you’ve really shown it off. I won’t tell anyone else, but you can just put the vodka IN the lemonade – “No one need ever know!” – Julia Child. Snicker. Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  4. Never thought of lemons and lemonade for this challenge, but it’s just perfect. I love all the details, including your awesome ice cubes! (Haven’t thought of Jillibean Soup in years!)

  5. This is so refreshing, Nancy! I need to remember how you did those ice cubes. They’re awesome! Thanks so much for the warm welcome!

  6. This colour combo shouts lemons but it never crossed my mind ’til I saw this! Fab take and fab card. 🙂

  7. This card is over the top creative and so creative. Nancy you have turned out some fabulous cards, but I am giving you 5 stars for this one. That straw and those ice cubes are spectacular! Lots of inspiration here for the new challenge.

  8. Nancy, your lemonade card is awesome and the ice cubes are definitely fabulous! The straw is pretty cool, too! Another work-of-art, my friend!

  9. I love this lemonade card! Awesome job with the ice cubes! Have a great week!

  10. What an awesome card. All those textures make for an interesting and creative work here. I love the zig zag on the circle, the stripe on the straw, and those lemons on the background, everything just goes perfectly together. You have really nailed this challenge, and your ice cubes are simply FABULOUS!! You are a GENIUS, my friend!!! I have discovered that black makes ANYTHING pop!!!!

  11. This is lovely, I really love the black white and yellow scheme. I too love the straw and your ice cubes are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire RR DT x

  12. Nancy I love your lemonade card and like everyone else tour ice cubes are so cool! 😉 Anything citrus for cards in the summer is well…refreshing! Have a great weekend!

  13. I absolutely love this, Nancy! Iced lemonade works wonderfully with this set of hues. I love the black frame and your creative layout. Your work is amazing friend!

  14. Your ice cubes are awesome and so clever. I love the quote and the one at the end.

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