How Hot Is It?

Really hot.  After my workshop today, Mike met me at the office and asked if I wanted to ride with him to look at a couple projects.  Of course I went, and it took longer than we thought, so we decided we needed ice cream to cool off.  I learned several years ago that McDonald’s ice cream cones are only 3 of the old Weight Watchers points, and I had melted and sweated off about 5 pounds in the truck while I was waiting for Mike at each stop.  (I can justify anything.)  I found out later that on this date in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented, so it’s good that we celebrated.  I’m not sure why today wasn’t National Ice Cream Day (which was last Sunday, I think).  Probably it was an ice cream lover who set the date, so there could be two celebrations.

Here’s my question.  When it’s 150 degrees outside and your face is melting off and someone comes to your take out window and orders two soft serve ice cream cones, wouldn’t you give him at least one napkin for each cone? Yeah, me too.  But the girl at the window obviously thinks McDonald’s is on a strict budget and needed to save the $.02 the second napkin would have cost.

When I got home, I made this card because it reminds me of water droplets in the pool, and I thought it would make me feel cooler.  It didn’t, but I love the card.

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Stamp sets:  My Friend, Heard from the Heart; Ink:  Tempting Turquoise classic ink refill; Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise classic ink; Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Basic Black stampin’ write markers; Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black card stock; Other:  Rhinestone brads, Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, scallop edge punch, linen thread


Rachel gave me the design for this.  I love her challenges!  The colors and ribbon are kind of a take-off on the blouse I was wearing today.  I dyed Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon with Tempting Turquoise refill and alcohol, then ruffled it.  And I added a lot of glitter.  I wanted to speed up the drying time on the ribbon, so when it was almost dry, I decided to throw it in the dryer to kind of heat set it.  Wesley’s clothes were still in there, so they needed to be folded first.  I’m thinking he’s going to be very glittery tomorrow, because I was covered with it when I folded his clothes.  Maybe he won’t notice…

I just noticed the arm that was in the sun today is a little pink, so I’m off to put some aloe on it.  Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to How Hot Is It?

  1. Sandy says:

    Those “droplets” actually remind me of the beaded curtains that were so popular — in the 70s??? Or maybe it was earlier??? Can’t remember when. Your card is really beautiful no matter what, and the colors are “cool.” Every little bit helps, it is hot, hot, hot!!! Wasn’t that a song?


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