Put the Lime in the Coconut .......


This poor branch was so heavy with fruit it's leaning all the way to the ground - easy pickin! :)
Hi there!  I hope you had a marvelous weekend!  I was just outside and could not believe the amount of Key Limes my daughter's tree has - there is a plethora of limes growing in our yard and it smells positively heavenly!  As someone who adores citrus, I'm envisioning LOTS and LOTS of Key Lime pies, breads, and some homemade juice!  (not to mention some great accent seasonings for this week's meals!) These are just growing wild in our yard from her special tree, the one we planted when our first born daughter was christened.   Now in a few weeks she'll be 16 - sniff, sniff!  I reached up and grabbed one of those gorgeous green fruits off the vine and the smell - oooooooooh!!

Speaking of green, this week at Deedee's Challenge Blog, the challenge is to use a card with green and purple ~ What a fun combo!   I went a little lighter with my green and purple and leaned more towards a mint and lavender-ish to fit the dsp I was using - isn't crafting great that way!  Using the digi "Teacher's Pet", I created a long overdue thank you card for a sweet friend ~ always going the extra mile, there to give a lending hand, and seems to always know just what you need  - even before you do :)  This set comes with 4 sentiments, including the one I used, so it's perfect for a friendship card, too!

We hope you get a chance to play along this week!  Here's the challenge blog where you can add your Green and Purple cards!

Have a blessed day!

Deets:  SU! Cardstock Lavender Lace, Gable Green; GP White;
Image & Sentiment:  Deedee's Digis; DSP = Kioshi Basic Grey;
Prismacolor markers, CB, Nestie, SU round corner punch; MM & prima flowers,
BG button, embroidery thread, Tombo


  1. WOW Kelly, the lemon tree is amazing !! But in Florida it´s the right weather for this kind of tree, hm ?

    Your Owl Card is lovely. I like the color combi and the layout !!

  2. I love your limes....sounds so delish!! And what inspiration for your card for Deedee's!!

  3. wouzerrrrrrrr!! U are not kidding when U stated the tree overflowed!
    Bring on the margaritassssssss,chica! lol

    I love the card too, and the two colors do merry well together..
    and of course the knowledgeable owl is oh soo totally colored flawlessly and it looks smashing wuth that cute flowered button beside it!:o)

  4. Wow, that tree is amazing! Someone must have a green thumb :) Your card is adorable, love the colors and the DP used.

  5. Anonymous10/18/2010

    Kelly, what a sweet card! The lighter shades of the colors are perfect with this! And such an amazing lime tree you have there. I can only imagine how wonderful it smells and all the fun cooking ideas that run through your head -- LOL!

  6. WOW!! I'm wowing both your lime tree AND your adorable card! I can almost smell those wonderful limes. I LOVE lime and coconut together. That's still my all time favorite BBW fragrance. Kelly, your little owl card is very sweet. The colors are so soft and pretty, and I love all the layers and patterned paper.

  7. Such a sweet card and the color combo is perfect.

  8. What amazing limes!! We can't grow anything like that up here.
    What a great card! You've done a fabulous job with that colour challenge! I love the scallops!

  9. I've never seen that many key limes on a tree before. My mouth waters for "real" key lime pie just looking at your trees. BTW, great card. Love the paper and the cute little image is adorable!

  10. oh wow, so jealous of your limes! We have plums, but nothing that exotic :-) Enjoy your harvest!
    Your card is super sweet, I like all the layers and such a nice sentiment.

  11. awww, wonderful trees..;-) Zitronen! Your card is beautiful...love the cute image... Liebe Grüße...

  12. Hmmm, I know someone who LOVES key lime pie!! Just saying in case you want to ship some out! :) Awesome card! I love owls and this image and sentiment are just fabulous. The green and purple color combo look great with it and that flower with the twine bow....too cute!

  13. Oh yes... I want a bucket full of those scrumptious limes!!! ;)

    Love your owl card, my friend - you knew I would!



    Your card is adorable. I lovey love owls!!

    Hugs to you sweetie.

  15. How lucky you are to have limes growing in your own backyard! Great card!

  16. Fabulous Limes! WOW! And....This card is beautiful! I love the papers you used and the sketch is awesome! I don't think of owls when I think of purple and green, but WOW he looks excellent on this card!