Monday, June 21, 2010

Lemony Cliche

Hellooooo Peeps! It's the start of a new week - my hunkadorus has the day off work today (BIG SMILE :0)!!! and it's raining gently outside (my favourite kind of rain).

Do you have family cliche's in your life? We do. Lots of them. My hubbley's family had them when he was young and we sort of inherited all of the 'traditional ones' from his side and then added a few of our own. It seems that for every occasion there is a one line groaner or a bright comment that everyone expects to come up. We all know them. We all expect them, and in a funny way we all love them!

When the hunkadorus' sisters were growing up they invented a new one. They loved the smell of lemons and decided that lemons were a symbol of something being in its "prime". If you're feeling sick "I just feel so un-lemony" you're about to get ready to go out "I'm just going to go and lemon up" ... and so it goes.

So when I bought a lemon stamp it was time for a card for my hunkadorus ...

The inside reads (in large letters) LEMONY!!

LOL! Just thought you needed all that previous explanation - because it doesn't mean SOUR :0)!!

Heee! He's a CAS lover - so this one verges on being overworked for him ... but there we go.

I hope that today is the beginning of a brilliant week for all of you!

And the greatest wish to share with any other stampers out there - May your stamps be always inky and your cardstock never run out!

Have a beautiful day!


(Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge for this week was to use embossing on your card ... so this one has been popped in to play there!)


Materials: Cardstock and Ink - Papertrey Ink; Lemon Stamp - Flourishes; Letter Stamps - Technique Tuesday; Spackle Stamp - All Night Media; Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Pencils - Prismacolor


Dana said...

Your story of a family cliche cracked me up Nerina! I love the one you SILs(?) came up with, and it's an adorable card to boot! Very lemony!

Diane Jaquay said...

Hee hee, this is funny, my hunkadorous is very "lemony" too ;) LOVE this card Nerina, the lemons are so pretty, the whole card is just so "lemony" FRESH!!

Christina said...

This is so pretty and fresh! I love all the white with a pop of color from the yellow bow to the beautifully colored lemons! Thanks for sharing the story behind it, too!

Makiko Jones said...

Simply beautiful!!! The lemon image look so fresh and delightful! Lovely work.
Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Rhonda said...

Love the explanation. Great card. It is so nice to have men in our lives that appreciate our obsessions.

Audrey Pettit said...

awwww, what a beautiful card and a super fun story. Love that lemon stamp, and your clean and simple design is stunning. the embossing at the bottom adds a great touch. Love the ribbon, too.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute card! Love how 'lemony' it is!

Terri said...

Very cute! Cool story about the lemons. Hope you had a great day with your hubby.

Heather P. said...

LOL, what a cute story! :) Such an adorable and cheery card, too!