Monday, August 4, 2014

MFP Lemon Meringue Challenge

"There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten."
(see fine print buried in this post)
                       ----Jules Champfleury

Hi, Friends.......

I bet after my Whipped Cream Background technique, you took one look at the title of this post and thought I was going to stick a piece of glossy paper in a lemon meringue pie, right??  Ha.  Nope.  Not this time, at least.  lol.... But I am not making any promises about future posts!!  

Lemon meringue is the theme for MFP Simple Salutations Challenge this week.  I had just got this fun citrus stamp in a grab bag of unmounted rubber this last week, so I hoped it would work for this challenge!  I don't think it is really supposed to be a lemon, but humor me....okay?  :)

I stamped the lemon stamp twice on some Glitz patterned paper from the discontinued Vintage Blue stack I received as a prize.  (Thanks, Glitz!!!)  and heat embossed it in glittery pale yellow....looks white in photo...(sigh)  I fussy cut around the images and cut one of them in half for the wedge.  I mounted the images on some cute DCWV Spring/Summer Printed Corrugate and cut around the contours before mounting it.   The sentiment (from my stash) is also stamped and embossed it in glittery pale yellow.  The yellow paper with polka dots is also from the Glitz Vintage Blue stack.  The other cardstock is Coredinations.

This is NOT the card I started out to make, but I am not dissatisfied with it.  Different and simple is okay, too, sometimes.  But what am I going to do with all this DCWV Botanical paper I have all over my craft area that I had planned to use????  (shakes head...)  Not sure I have the energy to make two Lemon Meringue cards, but who knows???? 

Hey, I have THREE new followers!!!!  (I also have 3 new kittens, but that is for another post.  I think if I don't talk about them, maybe I won't get attached......Ha!) I was saying....these new followers bring me up to 41!!!  I actually only have 40, but Google Friend Connect has this weird sense of humor and says 41, when it only shows 40 pictures.  I am flummoxed.  But since I am gathering things for my.........
50 Follower Giveaway!!!!!
I am trying to watch it carefully.  I fear that some devoted follower has been eaten and I wish I knew who it was so I could summon a cyber Roto-Rooter to go down Blogger's throat and rescue them.  (Sigh...)

#39, #40, and #41 followers are:

Elizabeth Harms - Her amazing blog, Queenartoypia, features her wonderful mixed media creations and her sage and exotic-looking cat, Yoda.  (And, yes....look like him, he does!)  I got acquainted with her blog from Darnell's intro and am so glad I did!!!  Thanks, Eliza and Yoda, for following me!!!  (Maybe Yoda is the missing one of my 41!  Ha.)  This ginormous smile is for you!!!


Asia King - I am honored that such an eminent papercrafter has become a follower here. She is on the DT for Stampendous and Scrapbook-Adhesives. Her name was one of the first ones I saw when I started blog browsing. Asia's blog, Under a Creative Spell , has her amazing creations......and currently a GIVEAWAY!!! You do like giveaways, don't you???? Go take a look and tell her Janis from Her Peaceful Garden sent you! :) Asia, thank you so much for your support. This ginormous smile is all yours!!


Lea Kimmel - You will LOVE visiting Lea's blog, (Th)INK Positive!!!! She is on the DT for Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils....two amazing companies......and I think she probably designs for several other blogs, too! Lea's work has a lovely feel to it. Thanks so much, Lea, for your kind words and your support by becoming a follower!!! Here is the ginormous smile I got when I saw your name on my Google Friend List!!!

Thank you, again, for all the support each of you readers gives me!!! I appreciate all of you and LOVE to read your comments!!!

Have a lovely week!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge:
1.  MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge #108 - Lemon Meringue


Vickie Y said...

Janis, glad to see you crafting again! :) Your Lemon Meringue card is very pretty! Love the image you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Janis said...

Thanks, Vickie!! I have been pretty busy with Little Peach, but have to escape to my craft table sometimes!! I get a bit grumpy when I don't have a chance to make a card at least a few times a week!! :)


Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a cute card!! Thanks so much for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations!!

Lea said...

Janis, thanks for the warm welcome and ginormous smle!! Hugs!

Janis said...

Thank you, Pam!! I love playing along with these challenges to try different things!


Janis said...

You are sooooo welcome. I hope you will drop by often!!!


Karenladd said...

Okay, I'm not sure what I like more...your awesome card or that ridiculously funny how-to on weighing yourself..haha! I see that I've also been doing it wrong all these years...who knew? Anyway, what a creative card...cutting out your own lemon wedge was a simple way to make your stamp even more versatile. All the texture from the corrugated cardboard and the embossing adds so much! Another winner!

Janis said...

Ha.....I know what you mean about weighing ourselves. Why didn't anyone tell us this years ago???
Thanks so much for your sweet comments!!!


Christine said...

Okay, I just had to share your funny cartoon on weighing yourself - that's just awesome. Love your card too - the lemons look yummy. Thanks so much for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.