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July 15, 2012

Lemonade Inspired, using CRI-Kit pens & Tim Holtz inks!

Sunday Greetings!

My Cricut Craft Room's Erica has gathered some creative Lemonade Lovers together for a fun hop, letting our love of this refreshing beverage inspire us!

Here are my projects...

I used Tim Holtz distress inks and my CRI-Kits black pen to
create this CAS card.

If life gives
you lemons...

Inside reads:  

...make lemonade. 

make sure life
gives you
sugar & water
or your
gonna suck!

The lemons were drawn by my Cricut using 
CRI-Kits black pen, the paper & ribbon were hand dyed 

I used my CRI-kits glitter pen in my Cricut
to draw the top layer of my leaves.  The glitter
is fabulous IRL!!

We make a really simple recipe of lemonade. 
Mix one cup of lemon juice & one cup of sugar into two quarts of water!  That's all, but it keeps us happy all summer long!

and don't forget the lemon squares!  Can you say too much powdered sugar?!  lol  yum!

So, if you're hopping with us today...
you should have arrived here from Amanda's amazing blog.
If you need to start at the beginning for all the details,

Your NEXT stop is the lovely Dena!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Here's the hop line up...


Ellen Jarvis said...

OOOH lemon squares! I cannot believe I forgot all about Lemon Squares, nom-nom-nom! Love them! I like how you drew the lemons with the Cri-Kit pens. Clever.

I enjoy hopping with you!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
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Norma Gomez said...

Hahaha, love the sentiment! Great card and those Lemon Squares look delicious :D

Esther said...

Cute card and love your leaves on the straws!!!

Those lemon squares look super yummy!!!

Nice hopping with you :0)

Sandy said...

yummy! yummy! yummy!

Love it!

Sandy S

melllisssa said...

Oh, goodness! The greeting inside your card had me literally LOL-ing! :) I love how you dressed up the straws for the drinking glasses. Mmm, and those lemon squares look absolutely DELICIOUS!!

Thanks so much for sharing@
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Catherine said...

I love the clean and fresh look of your card Maria ! Love the sentiment too and those lemon squares look yummy !!! Have a lovely day Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

jessica said...

Yummy!!! Love your projects and love those lemon squares!!! Please send them to me :)
TFS and enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

ScrappyRae10 said...

LOL love your post! Card it soo cute and the treats look YUMM-O

ScrappyRae10 said...

Really enjoyed the hop Yall! Fabulous projects and love the silly sentiments! Yall did fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and so yummy looking!

Hugs, Lori m

Susie Craft Happy! said...

These are lovely!!


Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card, Maria! Love the CAS design and all the white layers. The washed yellow paper with the lemons is fabulous. I don't know anything about cricket's using pens, but this is amazing! Really love your hand-dyed ribbon, too!

Pink Dalmatians said...

very pretty card. & thanks for the reminder of lemon squares!

ShersL84bed said...

Fun card- love the inside saying.

Smiles Sher

Maria Delgado said...

I haven't used the cricut pens. Now I see how fun they can be. Love the look on the tags.

Sheri R said...

lol love the card and the sentiment! I have a lemon square mix in the cupboard... might need to whip that up today :)

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Creative M said...

Super Cute Card!!!Oh!Love the recipe!!!Big fan of lemons!!


azivy said...

How adorable is this whole set love it all



Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie love your colours, hugs Pops x x

Cathy said...

mmmmm, lemon squares, have not had them for a long time, Love the card and your presentation:)

Nana Diane said...

Your projects are very cute. You and I have a lot in common. I also live in a small town, and just finished homeschooling my last child. We homeschooled all 4 of our children. My husband is the pastor of a small Baptist church in southern Utah. When people ask me what I'm going to do with my "free" time (whatever that is), I answer with one word: CRAFTS!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the whimsy sentiment on your card. Wonderful lemonade.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Texas JennyWren said...

thanks for this adorable project idea. love this hop!!

Becky Dunham said...

Love this sweet and simple card Maria! Thanks for the lemonade recipe - will definitely be trying that! And I don't think there is such as thing as too much powdered sugar on lemon squares - yummy!

AJP said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed hoppin with you :)

Sarah said...

I love lemon bars and those looks so yummy.
I love the look of the black and yellow. I like how you used the pens on your card instead of the actual cuts. Great idea.
Thanks for sharing your great idea.

Cely said...

This is so stinkin cute, Maria! You even made yummy lemon bars! Nice hopping with you!

marg0006 said...

Great looking card.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

kim james said...

Yummy, lemon squares. Nice card.

Joy said...

These are awesome, Maria!!

JustYolie said...

Love your lemon card!!! REFRESHING!!

D- said...

Great idea using the CRI-Kit pens that way. I just won 4 sets, the holder and 2 of the swirl pens from Ian at anewbiecrafter.blogspot.com and they do work so nicely. Thanks Ian)
I love your card and your twist on the saying is wonderful. TFS
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Marianne said...

Your lemon squares look good enough to eat, Maria. maybe i need to go make some, except that i have no fresh lemons... i also love the fresh look of your card and the sentiment's great. Thanks for sharing. i am a follower by email


Barbara said...

Love your card especially the inside verse! Are you sharing your recipe for these lemon bars? They look wonderful> Hugs

Josie0602 said...

I love your card and the inside part is so funny! Your drinks and lemon squares look very delicious!!


Sarah Biswabic said...

Very cute card!!

Haidee said...

super cuteeeee projects. Happy to hop with you!!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Yum! I love all of your projects! The straw ties are so creative and cute! I am inspired to give my own a try sometime in the near future! Thank you for sharing!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

wow awesome card and a yummy treat to share. I love the cups and thanks so much for sharing AJ~

Lynn said...

Cute ideas! Those lemon squares look so refreshing!

My Cricut Craft Room said...

This was so great how you put it together. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop. *Erica