Boil the water and combine with the strawberry flavored gelatin mix in a medium bowl. Mix in the strawberries, cranberry sauce and pecans. Transfer to a 2 quart mold. Chill in the refrigerator 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
Place the molded gelatin mixture on a serving plate and surround the base with lettuce leaves.
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and lemon juice with an electric mixer until well blended. Use this mixture as a topping for each serving of salad.