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Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello stampers!  It’s time for another new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog!  Todays challenge theme is “I See Spots!”.  So anything with spots, dots, etc. is good to go.  Break out that dotted embossing folder, dotted ribbon, paper or stamps and enter in the challenge. All the details are here.

Here is my card for the challenge.

So, I know this is more of a summery card, but when I saw the theme of the challenge for some reason I thought of a Lemon stamp set I had and thought I could do something with the lemon slice.

Now here is a fun tip – this particular stamp itself is a “detail stamp”  – meaning the detail outline in the card (the redish/orange outline) is the actual stamp.  I did not want to color in all those lemon slices and needed to find a round solid stamp to fill in the color.  Since this is a clear stamp, all I did was turn the detail stamp over and use the back side as a solid image stamp.

Take a look at the photo below – I flipped the detail stamp over and used it as a solid stamp to make the circles.

Then I turned the stamp right side up to get the detail and stamped it in a darker color.


I wonder just how many other clear detail stamps I have that can be used in this manner?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!



got lemons?

I do!!  Ponderosa lemons – which are huge!!  We’ve been watching them grow all season and today was the day to pick some of these off the tree.

Why today?  Well, while many of you are suffering with the cold weather, snow, sleet, etc, it is almost 80 here!  So I needed to make some lemonade.   I pulled three of these and spent a bit of time juicing them.   By hand.   I feel like I’ve been through a real workout today!!   But my hands smell lemony fresh!

So, while I am enjoying my nice, fresh squeezed cold glass of lemonade I will be thinking of all of you who are out their shoveling the snow from the walkway!!

If I don’t post over the next day or two I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

got lemons?

Earlier this year we bought a lemon tree.  We just picked one that looked “good” and healthy.  It said it was a Ponderosa Lemon – which meant nothing to us, but over the months we’ve been watching the tree bloom, then start to grow fruit.  And grow.  And grow.

The lemons are now the size of  large avocados and are nowhere near ripe.  We looked up Ponderosa lemons on the internet and found out they are the GIANTS of the lemon family.  So, we’re not sipping fresh lemonade just yet,  but we are looking forward to it this fall.

And if you have any good lemon recipes send them my way – I have a feeling I will be needing them!

This card is for today’s “ways to use it” challenge, which called for using yellow!

I stamped the image in Memento London Fog and colored with copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.  All images are from Flourishes.

Copics used:  Y15, Y13, Y11, Y0000 for the lemons and YG00, YG13 and YG17 for the leaves.

I sponged the main panel with Memento Dandelion ink.   The white background was pressed out with the Holiday – Thanksgiving plate from Letterpress.  Both white panels are letterpress paper.  The green and yellow papers are (i think) from SU.  A Papertrey die was used for the scallop border on the right side.

The  pretty white and yellow gingham ribbon is from Michaels.