Friday, January 18, 2008


Stamps: Lemonade Sign (justjohanna). Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Spring Flowers DP (SU!). Ink: Black. Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Black Brads, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, DD Glitter.
It seems like a funny day to post about lemonade. It's 39 degrees here and gray and, well, dismal outside! But who can resist the taste of a tart, refreshing, ice-cold glass of lemonade? And almost as wonderful is a great lemonade stamp image! I love all things citrusy when it comes to stamps! I love the look of the glitter on the lemons, and I HAD to use touches of pink on this card. It just made me think of pink lemonade!

While we're talking about lemonade, I thought I'd share my favorite homemade lemonade recipe. It's a little bit of work, but it is SO worth it! If you've ever made homemade lemonade, you know what I mean. The recipe is from Southern Living Magazine...

Prep: 10 min., Cook: 5 min. Use one cup of sugar if you plan to serve lemonade with a simple syrup. To extract the most juice from lemons, microwave them at HIGH for about 15 seconds.
1/2 cup water

1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar object

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons)

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 13 lemons)

7 cups ice water


1. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and grated lemon rind, stirring until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and ice water.
Limeade: Substitute 1 Tbsp. grated lime rind for lemon rind and 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice for lemon juice, and proceed with recipe as directed.
Yield: Makes 2 1/2 qt.


Heather Grow said...

Cute card. Fun color combo too. Yah, not quite lemonade weather here either.

Lorie said...

Love the card! So very cute. Show some more pictures of those adorable kids. I miss you guys