Friday, July 30, 2010

When Life Gives you Lemons, Drink Up!

Remember when Sandy & Danny sang the song "Those Summer Nights" in the show, "Grease"?  They conjured up images of hot, sweaty nights and plenty of icy drinks.  This came to mind when I recently bought a stamp set with the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then drink up".  I found it in the dollar bin in JoAnn's.  Well, that one-dollar investment sparked my creative "juices" -- and now my new favorite color is lemon yellow!

In keeping with a lemony summer theme, I created some fun altered art in the forms of a wooden photo frame stand, a magnetic note holder and a fun greeting card. Here is a photo of the completed altered photo frame:

And a close-up of the embellishments.  Note the cute, little ladybug!

And here is a coordinating note holder.  I started with a plain, wooden 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" clothespin,
added paint, paper, Mod Podge, ribbon, a mini sunflower, and voila:
a note or photo holder matching the wooden frame.
And an extra bonus: 
I made a gift card holder using leftover paper and a library card pocket,
then clipped this onto the wooden holder!

And here's the card I created which I turned into a birthday card for a dear friend. 
So, when life throws you lemons, know what to do!

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