Free Lemons

Oh Mylanta! Don’t you love to color? I’ve always loved to color but these days it’s a huge trend! There are adult coloring books and websites devoted to it, and search Pinterest and you’ll find coloring sheets for anything you can imagine. I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Journey Color Burst Pure Color Pencils and they came this week! Whoop! I couldn’t wait to get started coloring fruit from the Slice of Life Collection. This was my first endeavor with the Color Burst Pencils and man, I’ve got more awesome samples coming for you. First though…


Free Lemons

Isn’t this an awesome way to think about life? People always say when life hands you lemons make lemonade. Well sure, lemonade is good but gosh, what if you don’t like lemonade? Then what? Then just keep them, they’re FREE! Who doesn’t love free stuff! Plus now you can make whatever you want with the lemons. Lemonade, Lemon Pie, Lemon Cake, Lemon Bread, use the zest to make soups or chicken or whatever you want! They’re now your lemons, and they were free! It’s more than just making the best of a bad situation, it’s turning it into something awesome just for you!

Color Burst Box

I used my new J0urney Color Burst Pencils for the one popped out lemon. Using pencils number 017 and 018 to color it. The peel of the lemon was colored using 018, the pieces between the sections are each colored with 017 and the actual lemon pieces I colored with the two together. I layed down my lighter color (017) then colored over that with the darker (018). I then used my Color Burst Blenders to bring those two colors together for a perfect lemon color!

The background was done using a technique called “Triple Time Stamping”. I layered the three white panels so that they were centered around each other, then just randomly stamped my lemons. THEN the magic happens when you pick them up, pop them each on their Lemon Drop panel and put it all together! It turns into such a fun background, don’t you think? Then it was just popping up the colored lemon and the sentiment panel and kabam, all done! Super simple and super cute!

Color Burst Box InsideBack to the Color Burst Pencils, they’re amazing! There are 48 pencils in the set, all gorgeous colors! They are an oil based pencil so they are super smooth. They also blend beautifully! In fact, you’ll want to blend them because from those 48 colors you either have the FSJ colors OR you can blend the colors to make them. The inside of the lid, and the bottom of the tin have an awesome pallette printed on them that shows you which pencils match our colors OR what pencils to blend together to create that color. Guess What though? You can make your own custom colors as well, just play around with them!

Isn’t that awesome!!! I love them, so much, I can’t wait to color more. I’m also going to tell you about our Color Splash pencils, but that will have to wait for another day.


Finally, check out my calendar, I have all of my classes listed through the end of the year. Don’t miss out on them! My monthly Bloom Box Garden party is coming up on August 14th, then on August 27th is my Now & Wow party! We’ll be making some cards then learning how to put a little WOW on them! Plus I’ll be doing a Stamp ‘n Sip, a Christmas card class, Christmas gifts and more! Not to mention when you book your Make It Party you’ll see your name on my calendar too! Let me know what questions you have, and don’t forget to RSVP early and book your Make It Party!

Happy Stamping!



You can find all of the ingredients listed below on my website

Stamps: Make Lemonade (SS-0372) and Life Stories (SS-0371)

Cardstock: Lemon Drop (CS-0018) and Whip Cream (CS-0040)

True Color Fusion Ink Pads: Black Licorice (IP-0041)

Coloring: Journey Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077) and Color Burst Blenders (TO-0123)

2 thoughts on “Free Lemons

  1. I love your card!!! I didn’t even know you had a blog! I need to add it to mine (which I finally did a post, I am such a slacker with mine) I will be watching what you are doing! hugs!

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