We’ve had a respite from the heat the past few days. The temperatures have been in the high 80’s and low 90’s with rain and thunderstorms in the afternoons or at night. It’s a nice change from the triple digits, drought, and fires we had last summer. The weatherman has promised us rising temperatures and of course high humidity in our near future. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the 'cooler' weather. When I’m hot, I’m not a happy camper, but then again, I usually freeze when I’m inside in the air conditioning to long so I have to go back outside for a little while to thaw out. It’s a vicious cycle. One of the best ways to break that cycle and to stay cool from the inside out is ice cream! Any flavor will do. Homemade is the best.
My GB’s, ages 1 & 2 are just now discovering the joy of ice cream or a Popsicle on a hot day in summer. I was happy to see the Yummy, Yummy challenge #119 over at FCCB. Celebrate the Occasion also has an I Scream for Ice Cream Challenge HERE. It gave me the motivation to create a layout for the GB’s enjoying their ice cream. Their Mama always makes them go outside to eat the cold treats since it melts so quickly and is so messy. That’s why I couldn’t resist adding the little puddle of melting ice cream.
|I used Sweet Treat cartridge for the ice cream cone, UpRight font from Opposites Attract for the lettering, and enlarged the Once Upon a Time Accent/Blackout from Provocrafts Storybook cartridge for the shaped background.|
What do you use for inspiration/motivation? Do start with the picture and build your layout around it or do you create your layout first and then find a picture to use? Do you use theme paper or do you choose colors that inspire you? That’s what I love about crafting. There is no right or wrong way to craft. We all take different approaches and end up with different results and yet they are all interesting and imaginative.