What a DAY! I know – that’s almost how I started my post on Friday as well. But Monday was a wonderful day!
First (and the best part), I got to spend a little time with my younger son and granddaughter. If you’ve read my blog over the past two years, you know that Miss Amelia is the light of my life. She’s so smart and beautiful and kind and funny. And, yes, I’m a doting grandma.
Second – when I got home, I had an email telling me I had been chosen to be a display stamper for the Richmond OnStage in April. I’m over the moon excited about that. I’m thinking that by the end of next week, I should have some products to work with. As Amelia would say, “WHEEEEEEEE!”
And then – we had snow! Oh, if you live above the Mason-Dixon line, you’ll chuckle, because our snow didn’t even cover the whole ground. But it was beautiful and unexpected. And, best of all, it wasn’t enough to cause problems. The only downside – our Monday evening choir rehearsal was canceled, because public schools canceled their evening activities, so the rehearsal venue canceled us. I enjoyed having an extra night at home, but one of the students I accompanied a few years ago is going to sing with us, and I was looking forward to seeing her. She’s a fabulous soprano and a wonderful person as well.
So, since I was home, I created this.
This was a “tic tac toe” challenge for a facebook group. I chose the “Ombre pad/Doily/sponging” line. The doily is obvious (and who took a bite out of my doily? Goodness!). I used Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach Ombre Pads on my ice cream. The sponging? Well…when I die-cut the ice cream scoops, the die shifted a bit, so I sponged the edges to cover it up. I like the effect. (Don’t you love it when mistakes turn out well?)
This card uses the Cool Treats bundle. We received the stamp set at OnStage in November, and I hadn’t inked it up yet. I think it intimidated me, because there are so many pieces in the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits Dies. But it really is easy to put together.
I die-cut the bowl from Melon Mambo, and the spoon from Silver Foil Sheets. The strawberry gave me pause. First I stamped a strawberry, but I realized that the stamped strawberry was larger than the die. Hmmmm. I die-cut the strawberry from Whisper White Cardstock, then colored it with Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers. Perfect!
I added a strip of the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper and a strip of Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, and I was done. I thought. Then I realized I needed to add something to the strawberry. I thought about the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, but I didn’t want to blur the colors. And then I remembered – Wink of Stella! Perfect. I added some to the strawberry, and then, for good measure, to the ice cream scoops. (Just a little tip – If you use Wink of Stella on a dark color, like Real Red, be sure to clean it before you use it on a lighter color, like Peekaboo Peach. Oops! Someone forgot to clean the ice cream scoop!)
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Hope you have a wonderful day – with lots of sweet surprises!