Sunday, June 8, 2008

For the Love of Lemons: Home Decor

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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.

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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,

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