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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  1. Super cute! I love how a dollar stamp sparked all of that creativity, thanks for sharing!

  2. I absolutely love this!! I've seen altered work that I didn't care for, but I have looked through tons of your posts and LOVE everything you've made!! Great job. And thanks for commenting on my blog! And I have some leftover shutters I needed an idea thanks!!

  3. this is so cute, I love your style. The frame you made with the cork board came out so cute and love the colors. What a great idea to have a theme party, the garden theme idea was really cute.

    We are practically neighbors!! I live in Pico Rivera but spend quite a bit of time in down town LA where I work.

    I'm so glad to find your blog, I love it.

    Thanks for stopping by mine, please visit any time. Hope you have a great day!

  4. Your blog is great Doreen! I became a follower so I can come back and ANALYZE all of your awesome pictures. Thanks for visiting my blog at bles-id.blogspot ... you are invited back ... and if you ever want to share, I'd love you as a guest! Jules

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting :) I love your stuff on here. Super darling. I am your newest follower.
    @Paisley Passions
    @Laughter & Memories


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