Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TCCCB0813 - Here's the Scoop...Life is sweet

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge board, the theme is to create anything but a card. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor is:The Paper Shelter and the image is Happy Times - ice cream. 

This idea came about because I ran out of time to do what I had originally planned. : ( Life - ie work - has been more crazy than normal and I feel like all I'm doing is working. When I first saw this image and knew our theme was to create anything but a card, I wanted to make homemade hot fudge sauce. I wanted to hang a tag with this image on the neck of the jar. I still may do it, but it doesn't look like it will clear up any time in the near future so it will have to be over Labor Day weekend I guess. My dad loves my hot fudge sauce and homemade ice cream so I may wait until he comes back in the winter. Or make it now and then again when he's back. I normally only make both for 4th of July. It's become a tradition now. I found this wooden frame on sale for $.25 a long time ago. You just never know when you can use items like this and you need to snag them up when you see them. I changed out the ribbon and took off the Christmas Reindeer. 

There are lots of die cuts on this one. I wanted to try the hot glue gun acrylic dots so I did. I made a few different sizes. I colored them with Sharpie markers and topped then with Glossy Accents. The ice cream cone is paper pieced. The red circle, I didn't pop out the circles around the edge. I wanted it to have more dimension so I left them intact.

Challenges submitted to:

Papers: Neenah, Bazzill (orange, black, red, brown), SU garden green, Recollections, xPress-it blending cardstock, SU Vellum cardstock.
Stamps: The Paper Shelter - Happy Times - icecream, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Fancy Frames cartridge, Paper Lace cartridge, Hot glue acrylic dots, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU embosslets flower, Glossy Accents.
Techniques: digi, paper piecing.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories, Sharpie.


  1. Very cute design Shannon.
    Greetings from Veerle.

  2. I love your ice cream theme! Your little guy is such a darling and the sentiment is so perfect! What a great project! :)


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