Monday, August 1, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons . . .

Make lemonade!

That's exactly what I did here with this "Long and Short of It" 4x9 card for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge # 13:

  • Cricut "Just Because" cartridge for the glass of lemonade, straw and lemon wedge
  • White Georgia Pacific cardstock for base; red, white, yellow and blue cardstock from my scraps
  • "When life gives you lemons . . ." typed on PC using Coffee Milk Crazy font from Free Font Fun  (Thank you Lauren! She used this on her butterfly birthday projects for a recent post and I LOVE it!)
  • "God won't bring you to it...If he can't get you through it!"sentiment on inside from Scrappy Moms' Designers Choice stamp set (Had to sneak one in! :))
  • Icicle Stickles for sugar on the glass rim and lemon wedge
  • Stampin' Up scallop trim border punch
This card is actually for a friend of mine who just found out a couple of weeks ago that one of her 16-year old twin boys has Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The shock is just slowly starting to set in. At this point, her son has 100% function of his kidneys, but PKD is a disease that will be life-changing for this family as it will always be with him and currently has no cure. His diet has been severely changed, he is on medication that he has had trouble adjusting to, and he has to refrain from most physical activity. That is tough for a rough-and-tumble teen-aged boy who loves sports! My dear friend also battled breast cancer 6 years ago, so she is definitely feeling like lemons are being handed to her in her life. If you are of the praying kind, please pray for this family. God will know who! :)

I am also entering this card in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 71: "Let's Be Friends" challenge.

Blessings on your week!

13 happy comments:

Amy said...

What a great card! I love the design and sentiment! Thanks for visiting me and I am a new follower :)Amy

Kristy said...

Hi Jen! What a sweet card! I definitely needed to "hear" that sentiment right now! Thanks for your super sweet comment you left on my blog! I'm so glad I hopped over to see your blog and leave you a comment...I'm your newest follower! Love how the extra bling on your cards!
p.s. I totally would have sent you a popcorn ball, but my husband (I mean I) ate the extras right away! Sorry I just couldn't help it!

Michele Gross said...

This is soooo much fun!! Love this fun darling card! Glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

laurie said...

I will definetly pray for them! Your card is sweet, and what a perfect sentiment!

Laura B. said...

this is too cute!!

Alberta said...

Cute! Great image and love the deco edge. Awesome!

Dana said...

WHat a brilliant card! Your lemonade looks divine and the straw and glitter are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at CAS_ual Fridays this week.

Glenda said...

Great card! The Stickles look great on the lemon and glass! Perfect sentiment! Sending prayers for the family! Thanks for playing with us Fantabulous Cricut!

Stephanie said...

Such a cute card! Perfect for summer!

Laurie said...

This is SO adorable! I love the glass of lemonade!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kate said...

What a great card! The fun border along the side is such a wonderful touch!
Thanks so much for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut!
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Sabrina said...

This is a great card! I love the lemonade glass and how you embellished the slice of lemon on the glass with Stickles. The card shape is great too and I love the border punch.
I am so sorry about your friend's son, I hope that he can settle in a bit to his new health routine. And your friend having gone through cancer, wow, she has had some tough times. I hope they have some rays of sunshine soon!
Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

Evanna said...

Fun card! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB!

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