Wednesday, May 14, 2008

For the Love of Lemons: Lemongrass

Theme Kit

For the Love of Lemons
Part 1: Lemongrass
-FREEBIE-
 
Today marks the official beginning of my new kit, "For the Love of Lemons."  It is based on a painting of a pair of lemons I did with acrylic paints several weeks ago while watching TV with my family. The kit will include many papers, embellishments, frames, and more.  Tonight's portion includes many of the yellow and green elements, therefore called "Lemongrass."  The kit is created at 300 ppi, and all papers are 12x12.  Included are:  7 papers, a tag showing my original painting, a yellow bow, yellow lace, and a lemon wedge (entirely created in Photoshop).  
 
 
Click here to download.
 

  
Credits and thank you to FafBr for her "Adorable Satin Bow" action, and to Atomic Cupcake for the lace template.  I've had SUCH fun playing with actions and templates lately!

Congratulations to Karen, the third winner is the "needle in the haystack" contest from my Yard Sale: Hay Day post!  (So far, winners are Lois, Mandy, and Karen - keep on looking!)
 
Below is my lemon painting, which you will see interspersed throughout this series:
 
 
Notes for the day:
For those of you who enjoy the constellation series, don't worry, there will be many more of those coming. They will primarily be released when I am working on other kits and therefore interspersed among the rest.  If anyone is waiting on a particular constellation, feel free to e-mail me, and I"ll try to do that one next. 
 
Thank you so much to everyone who has been sending good thoughts and prayers my way.  It helps to keep me going.  I had a tough day today - received the results of my biopsy from Monday.  Unfortunately, the result showed none of the tissue that was supposed to have been biopsied.  In other words, somehow things were messed up in the operating room such that the specimen did not make it into the jar before it was sent to the lab!  Unbelievable, isn't it?  My doctor was very kind and caring about the whole thing, and I feel grateful to be in his care.  He worked me in for an office visit only an hour or so later, and did an office-based version of the biopsy.  He is hoping we'll have results in 24-48 hours.  So, I'm starting the waiting game all over again.  I think the unknown is even worse than a cancer diagnosis - at least once I am diagnosed, I can take the necessary steps to get better.  So, any hugs (see hugs counter to left), comments or e-mails would be welcomed and greatly appreciated.  
 
Hugs to all of you,
Jeanie

44 comments:

jayleigh3 said...

i love lemons! When i lived in California, i had a lemon tree in my backyard. i really miss it now that i live in the midwest! Thanks for this sweet kit. Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for creating and sharing this gorgeous kit with us! I love the pale yellow with the nice bright green :) Although this is my first visit to your blog and your beautiful creations, I can tell by reading your blog that you're a mushmellow just like me :) My heart wishes you nothing but good news and good things every day of your life :)
Big Hugs
Sue B.

Patamomma said...

What a pretty Lemon painting. I love the kit also. I'm praying for you with the test results. I'm with you on the waiting. What a load of .... well you get the picture. Keeping you in my thoughts. Patty

fl_connie said...

Thanks so much - this is a lovely kit. Are we making lemonade? ((Hugs)) to you, wishes for good news, and finally, more ((hugs)). Sorry you have to start the waiting game again. Hang in there.

Debby said...

This is such a nice kit! Love the lemons. Thank you so much for sharing.

Louisiana Laday said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lemony kit with all of us.

Elizabeth said...

Love this kit! Hugged you some, been there, done that on the waiting thing. I'm sure they told you most of the time it is nothing, and I'm praying that is indeed the case for you. God bless!

Dawnabelle said...

Oh, I think I can tell from this first part how wonderful this lemon kit is going to be! I wish you all the best, I know how hard the waiting game can be and you will be in my thoughts and prayers that all will be just fine!
((((((((Hugzzzz!!))))))))

Dawn

tempus fugit said...

Hi Jeanie,
wow, such a beautiful kit!! Thank you so much for sharing! I just love this fresh colours, they are like an refreshment...
Love and hugs from Austria
Doris

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

t.allman said...

Love the coloring for this kit. And how sweet of you to offer the quick download. Thanks so much!
Nancy

Jody said...

I am so sorry they messed up. Yes, I agree, the wait is worse than knowing. Once you know the diagnosis you can spring into action. As I said before, I know cancer is an ugly word, BUT it can be beaten. I know as I am a survivor of 13 years.

Your new kit is wonderful. Thank you

Renee said...

Thank you and go luck!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! This is so fresh and cheerful!!! you must be better organised than I am, to have five children and still man create!!!

Anonymous said...

First my apologies!! The previous post was supposed to read:and still manage to create beautiful designs!!!
I hope you soon have your biopsy results. My niece was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer and the waiting was awful!! She is an inspiration!!! I hope your results are clear!!

Arianna said...

Jeanie, what happened with the biopsy is very annoying, bc, your are right, the worst thing is the waiting. I wish I could do more to cheer you up than a few words, that are meaningless in the end.
I had cancer, 20 years ago, and I'm still here, so ...

Ciao, Ari

p.s. the lemon kit is gorgeous

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Jeanie,

This is one beautiful kit! Thank you so much. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Jonsey said...

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Ash said...

Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for making it easier to download! I love the colors and cant wait to see the rest of the kit.

Michelle said...

Thank you for the lemon kit! I love it! Sending ((hugs)) your way! Not knowing can be the hardest part. Good luck and I hope you know soon (and that it's good news!).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lemon kit. I love the color yellow and I have seen very little in this shade...very pretty choice.

KittyDog

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog & I'm in love with this lemon kit already. I can hardly wait to see how it continues! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. Good luck on your biopsy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great kit Jeanie! I like it. Thank you.

Cindyrelly said...

Oooh, Thank You! I need something with lemons ;) Have a Great Day :))

Hifam said...

This is so soft and pretty. I love it!

-Jody

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this new lovely gift! I can see you're no slouch in the artistic department either. I really hope everything turns out ok with your biopsy. Even though I know we aren't supposed to understand, I can never see the wisdom of bad things happening to good people. Hope Elena had a Happy Birthday. You'll have to tell us what she got and if it was "really" what she wanted. Any new artwork from Lydia?

Aunt Anne

Anonymous said...

Thanks for creating this and sharing. You are very talented.

Anonymous said...

I love this kit! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and he fast download!

Noel said...

Thank you. I live near a city called Lemon Grove in California..they have this big lemon on the side of the road that will fit in perfectly..now I just have to go and get a pic of it. Bless you and I hope your test results come back good.

Gayle said...

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful kits. Sending good thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Brazil...Thank you for this beautiful kit.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I love your painting and the Lemon Kit. You have done an awesome job on it! My prayers will be with you.
*Big Hugs*
EL

chelle said...

Thank you for this kit! I love lemons.

deadrose said...

Thank you so much! I love the colors!

Jennifer said...

What a unique idea. Thanks for the freebie!

LVMommy22 said...

you are going to be ok. the waiting *is* the worst part. once you find out the results, you will deal with it. it's going to be emotional either way, but you're stong and all your kids are depending on you. just *know* that you will be ok.
((((hugs))))

Susan said...

Thanks so much for the kit and praying for a good biopsy report!

Anonymous said...

Lemons are great - very summer and great for summer LO's. TY!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

How could I not follow that mouth-watering, puckering scent of YUMMY lemons over here to see you Ms. Jeanie!!!

Gosh sweetie, I've been SO busy with deadlines and doctor's appointments that I've not been over here to say hello and had NO idea that you were being biopsied!

I SO hope and pray for GOOD news. I will have to read back some posts to catch on what you've been dealing with darlin'. I SO understand the "waiting" part. I feel exactly as you do, I just wish to know what is going on so I can take the next step or JUMP FOR JOY!!! I want to see you JUMPIN' girl!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lemons (drink lemon water most everyday!) and your kit is ADORABLE and as ALWAYS, unique!!!

Thank you SO much for your continued generosity in the digital scrapbooking community Jeanie!!! You are a dear and I look forward to hearing a GOOD report from you any day now!!!

As I mentioned on my blog a week or so again, with ALL of the well-wishes, thoughts and prayers, how can you NOT get a GOOD report!!!

Love and hugs,
Linda :)

Sharon said...

This is very pretty. Thank you :)

Fostering Creativity said...

Looking forward to creating something with this! :-)

Barb said...

Thank you so much for the adorable lemon kit. Love it.I am hoping and praying that all goes well with the surgery, recovery, and foster kids. I shall be back because I have bookmarked you. :)

Anonymous said...

do you prefer for me to leave comments here or the 4 share download page.

As I stated thinking of lemonaid on a hot day here in texas sounds pretty good

thanks for sharing

Tami said...

Thanks for sharing!

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