A little of this & a little of that

Keep it simple…

Here is the card I ended up making out of the cute stamped image I was working on for National Ice Cream Month…I kept the design simple. Using white cardstock, I made the card base. Then I covered the bottom half of the card using plaid paper. Next, I cut a strip of pink paper and adhered it to the top of the card. I matted the stamped image on to a piece of green cardstock. To add a little sparkle, I used Stickle’s glitter glue on the girl’s shirt, pony tail holders, and the on the poochie’s tag. I also added a cute metal clip as an embellishment. I would have used pop dots to attach the matted image to the card to make it stand out, but the card was going out in snail mail. I thought using pop dots might make the card to be too bulky in the envelope, so, I opted to glue on the matted image instead. For a simple design, it sure turned out to be sweet, dontcha think?

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Seasons

Did you know…

that July is National Ice Cream Month?

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.” This is one celebration that you don’t have to convince me to commemorate!  In observance of this fun month-long event, I pulled out my cute stamp made by Eat Cake Graphics, that I think is so appropriate for this special summer declaration.

I stamped & embossed the image, then used my Copic markers to color. I’m not sure if this will become a card or a tag, but it sure was fun to make. I hope you are all having a great summer and are beating the heat by eating some of your favorite ice cream. A Dairy Queen® peanut butter cup blizzard has been calling my name lately…

For my fellow ice cream lovers, here are a few fun facts to get the party started:

  • Ice cream is an $11 billion retail industry
  • It takes 12 pounds of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream
  • About 9% of all the milk produced in the United States is used to produce ice cream
  •  It usually takes 50 licks to polish off a single scoop of ice cream
  • The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was made in Alberta, Canada in 1988 and it weighed 24 tons
  •  Of all the days in the week, the most ice cream is bought on Sunday
  •  5% of ice cream eaters share their ice cream with their pets
  •  The first ice cream parlor in America was founded in 1776 (The same year our declaration was made)
  •  Vanilla is the top-selling flavor
  •  In ancient Rome, they ate snow and flavored it with fruit and honey as their ice cream