Monday, August 3, 2015

Ice Cream and A Few Challenges...

Good morning!

I'm suffering from the "where did our summer go?" phenomenon this morning. Yikes. Kiddos go back to school a week from today. I'm bummed. I will miss them. I do this every summer. By the time I feel like I get it together and settle into a summer routine, it's time for them to go back!

We had a quiet evening yesterday after running around all morning after church and picking up Miss Priss from her first ever Youth Group trip. (I can't believe she is old enough for that. Seems like she should still be toddling around taking care of her baby brother.) She was exhausted and just wanted to chillax in front of the TV and BD fell asleep on the couch like he usually does. :) The Sultan played Xbox and I played in my room. A nice afternoon!

I made a couple of cards and laughed at myself when I finished and realized I'd made both of them with ice cream images.

Here is my first card, inspired by the MFT color challenge over at

Here is my card using Blueprints 22, 25, You're The Sweetest stamp set, Sweet Treats DieNamics, and Diagonal stripes background stamp. 

I diecut the ice cream cone elements and stamped Ripe Raspberry ink and Limelight ink for the sherbet layers. The cone is diecut using Bamboo CTMH cardstock, and the cherry diecut from scraps I had laying around. I used Fog Avery Elle ink to stamp the stripes on Soft Stone PTI cardstock since I don't have any MFT Steel Gray. The sentiment strip is on a scrap of Webster's Pages patterned paper that matched the Limelight perfectly. The green background panel is die cut from Blueprints 25 from Stampin' Up Moss Meadow cardstock, as close as I could get to the Jellybean Green. 8-)

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My next card is some more of my favorite playthings - Paper Smooches stamps. I love to color them. 8-) I wanted to play along with the Anything Goes challenge over at SPARKS this week. 


I used my Sugar Rush stamp set and Icognito stamp set to make the cute little girly ice cream cone. It's all colored using PrismaColor Pencils and gamsol. The background is a Kraft (PTI) panel embossed with MFT's Proof Positive die plate and die cut from Blueprints 13 stitched rectangle panel. I die cut two of the larger Curly Clouds die and pushed them together to make my background for the focal point. The ice cream cone is hand trimmed (Boo! I need that die set!) and adhered using foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the My Peeps stamp set. The card base is Ripe Raspberry cardstock from MFT. 



That's all for me today! Hope you liked my cards. I hope to make it upstairs for my crafty time later today. 8-) So check back later this week for another share. Thanks for visiting!

God Bless, 

Romans 12:18  NKJV  (New King James Version)
      If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 

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  1. Mandy - You have made me hungry for ice cream but, seriously, BOTH of your cards are so COOL and just look so yummy!! So fun to see us entering some of the same challenges and love that you are so creative!! I can't believe that you kiddos go back to school already - ours don't go back until the 19th!! Well, enjoy any crafty time that you get and I will look forward to another post by you soon!! Take care and have a WONDERFUL week!!

  2. Clean, simple and this is perfect! I love ice cream and boy this one looks yummy. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  3. Great Card Mandy! I love a cherry on top! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Cards in Envy. Best of luck. Take care and stop by again soon.

  4. Well that's the cutest ice cream I've ever seen - talking about your second card. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards and good luck with the DT call.

  5. These are both absolutely fantastic! Just love them!

  6. Adorable cards! I love the ice cream one! So cute and I love all the layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. A great design Mandy! Very clean and striking with the bold neon colors in the ice cream! Your layers are delightful and make up a great composition. We love that you share your designs & creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
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  8. What a cute ice cream cone personified, complete with the cat's eye glasses! Super clean and simple design! So nice to have you join us at As You See It Challenges this week!

  9. I love the contrast of your colorful ice cream and cone against your industrial type layers!! It really stands out! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  10. LOVE both of these cards!!! Paper Smooches makes the VERY cutest images - I love their adorable, perfect-for-coloring line art and cute fonts! This card makes me want to break down and get out of my Stampin' Up! only bubble. :) Thanks for playing along with the AYSI Challenge this week! I hope you'll join us this week - the new challenge (a color challenge) is already up this morning!

  11. Eeeek! I love how you added the glasses to the icecream cone! So clever! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! :)

  12. Cute ice cream stamp! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards :) Justine

  13. love it! I need those dies too--they are a pain to trim! :)

  14. Mandy, These are really sweet cards -- no pun intended! I love the playfulness of your color and pattern choices! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

  15. I'm a little behind, but wanted to drop a line that I enjoy this yummy card Mandy! Yum!! :) Thanks again for joining us on the MFT Challenge :)


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