Sunday, June 8, 2008

For the Love of Lemons: Home Decor

Theme Kit

For the Love of Lemons
Home Decor
I had some serious fun creating today's freebie!  I love cherry furniture, and had initially thought of making a simple little kitchen cabinet to display yeterday's recipe cards.  Then, as usual, I got a bit carried away and created a bookshelf/curio hutch from scratch in Photoshop.  The curio hutch is actually a piece of furniture I'd love to have but haven't found the right one yet.  It was fun constructing each tiny piece - I especially liked working on the glass doors.  The crystal door handles and colored gemstones are commercial use gems from Christy Skaggs - aren't they pretty?  Anyway - here's the loot for today:  2 striped papers, pink and yellow (12x12), a chrome beaded swirl (again, an action from Lisa at Sophisticated Scraps) in pink and yellow to coordinate with my pink lemonade set, a green mini topiary and a mini lemon topiary, three colored gems, 2 frames, a small keepsake box and a lemon patterned bow.  And yes, the displays ARE included today - you will receive a cherry bookshelf, as well as an optional front you can layer over it (after filling the shelf with your own goodies) that will turn it into a glass-doored curio hutch.  Some items are shown twice to let you see more detail.  Drop shadows are for preview purposes only, except the shadow inside the cabinets, which are part of the design.

Click here to download.

Notes for the day:
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments - I so enjoy hearing from people who like my work!  It really inspires me.  If any of you have requests/suggestions, I'd love to hear them - you can e-mail me or leave a comment on the blog or in the C-box.  (If you leave requests on 4Shared, I may not get them, as it is so tedious to look through comments on every single file - I wish they had a way to just see all  new comments!)
Here is a hint of things to come tomorrow, which will be last actual kit from the "For the Love of Lemons" series.  Anybody know what it's supposed to be?  I may still send some quick pages your way, though!  :)
I'm working on creating some Photoshop actions, which I hope to test and share with you soon - stay tuned!

Hugs to all,


karategirl said...

Looks to me like it's Lemon Jello ! I LOVE your work - you got me hooked on the Yard kits because I live on a farm.

twinsmom1 said...

I saw the home decor kits on another designer's site and fell in love with them! I am glad that someone has offered them as a freebie. I really appreciate it and think this is a very pretty kit for a LO!! Thank you for sharing your work with us!!

Anonymous said...

First the lemons, now the Cherry furniture ... just like my mom and she had the china cabinets like that only a little wider. Thanks for today's lemon treats! Lemon jello didn't cross my mind. My first thought was lemon ice! Good luck with the actions but don't forget us PSE people!

Aunt Anne

Dawnabelle said...

Oh wow!! I LOVE THIS!! I absolutely cannot wait to put this kit to use! You have really done an amazing job on this and I LOVE the displays! What fun!! You are so awesome to have made this to share with us, I'll have to email you and show you what I make from it, once I get it done! I'm SO excited! Thank you again! Blessings and (((Hugzz!)))

PS: First thing I thought was--lemon jello squares

Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is so creative! I love the idea of playing with the furniture you made, of course it opens a whole new avenue as to what to put on the shelves. (I have a cow creamer collection, wouldn't that be fun!) But it's a really versatile idea, for many things. Thanks for the treat, it's great!

Maria said...

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

mkikine said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful kit.


Anonymous said...

You are so talented! Thank you so much for these wonderful freebies. Lemon Jello Jigglers is what first popped into my mind when I saw that bowl (and then I was amazed at how you were able to create it!)

I would love to see something about apple picking, strawberry picking, etc.

Thanks again!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for another AWESOME DL!!!!!!!!!!
Its either a bowl of Lemon jello jigglers or lemon ice cubes!!!!!!
Anyway its YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cauleen said...

Just found your blog....What fun! I've added you to my favorites list and hope to visit often. Thanks so much for the freebie. It's simply wonderful!

Lisa said...

These are gorgeous, you did an amazing job! Thanks so very much!!

JJ in SC said...

I love this lemon theme! Have you ever thought of doing vegetables? No one ever does the vegies...keep up the great work! YOu are are very talented! Love the lemon jello!

Sue B. said...

Thank you so much for another awesome addition to this fabulous kit :) I love the cabinet you created - great job! I don't know about anyone else, but I'm going to hate seeing this kit come to an end!!! *lol* It's been such fun seeing what you come up with next :)

josey said...

Yum, all I can think of is lemons, lemons, lemons: lemon pie, lemonade, slices of lemons, lemon wedges,whole lemons, lemon meringue. I'm getting hungry already. Love your lemon jello (?)
I love your work & am awed by your talent. Thank you for a fun, fun, kit.
*P.S. I gave you extra "hugs" today

Christelle said...

Thanx again! Your designs are really original and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I've not used anything like this before so am downloading to take a look - thank you for all your work. It doesn't look easy.

Jodi said...

Excellent work! Love the kit.

Sue said...

What a fun freebie! Thank you very much. :)

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