Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Three New Ice Cream Shoppe Party Items

True to my word, and because I'm loving these new patterns, here are our new Ice Cream Shoppe party items: cupcake toppers/stickers, water bottle labels/napkin rings and full-size printable bunting.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 28, 2014

I've fallen in love - with "cookie butter"!!!

Over the weekend, DH and I drove over to see DS29 (dear son, 29).  While we were visiting he presented me with a jar of Cookinotti cookie butter!  Now, some months ago I'd learned of the Biscoff cookie butter spread and sent DS a link to their homepage.  He hadn't been able to find it in our area but he did find the Cookinotti version.

Well, I tried it and I'm just hooked on the flavor!  If you know snickerdoodle cookies, the spread probably comes closest to that in flavor, with a bit of cinnamon plus lots of buttery cookie flavor.  After all, this is made with crushed cookies!  Specifically, both spreads are made with speculoos or caramelized butter cookies.  Wonderful!

So far, my favorite way to have this yummy treat is to melt a few tablespoons down into a thick syrup and pour it over ice cream.  Can't wait for dessert time tonight!

Just had to pass this new discovery on to all of you.  I hope you get a chance to try this!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

New Ice Cream Shoppe digital ribbons and washi tape

These new Ice Cream Shoppe ribbons and washi tape are so cute!  Can't wait to use the washi tape for some birthday pictures.  I'm thinking these great patterns might look good in some party items too, don't you?

Friday, April 25, 2014

New Ice Cream Shoppe digital papers and clip art!

Here are some great new digital papers that will have you ready for a trip to the ice cream parlor.  These retro papers in classic neopolitan colors will brighten up any scrapbook or website!  Just click on the links below to see the full size listings at our Etsy shop.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April showers?

Does when it rains it pours have anything to do with April showers? Got DH's car back from the body shop and we were driving to see dear son and his family (first long trip since the snow melted).  Only got halfway there when a horrible howling sound started at the back of the car, like a high speed wind rushing in an open window.

We stopped twice.  DH looked at the back tires.  One wheel was getting hot, so looked like it was a dropped brake shoe or bearing.  We had to turn back and come back home or risk the brakes giving or the car catching on fire.

DH brought the car into the shop today.  The brakes are worn out (DH had noticed the rental car's brakes were much stronger).  And true to DH saying one tire looked low, there was a nail in the sidewall of the tire, so now we need the back tires replaced.

Well, as the saying goes "better safe than sorry".

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lemonade Stand Clipart

And here, to add to our bright and cheery citrus papers, is some fun lemonade stand clipart.  Oh, to be a child again and have those warm and wonderful summer days playing in the park and sharing lemonade with friends...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Channeling those lemonade days

Here's our new Citrus Splash digital background papers, for use in scrapbooks as well as in graphic design and web design.  Wouldn't they make great cards?  You can print them off for making those, too!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Summer is on the way and all those patriotic American holidays are on their way too

So what to do but use some of my lovely clipart and digital papers to make some great patriotic party items: Patriotic America Cupcake Toppers/Stickers and Patriotic America Water Bottle Labels/Napkin Rings. Wonderful!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Peacock clip art makes the weekend even better

We started out with some nice weather this afternoon, making for a spring-like day.  Put in some time doing yard clean up.  The poor yard sure needed it between windstorms and ice storms this winter!  Then I came inside and after a bit of a rest I finished up some clip art.

I've been really enjoying working on all my peacock-themed items, and this peacock clip art is definitely a favorite - so colorful!  There are 3 versions of the peacock, front-facing, side-facing and turning.   They're available both individually and as a pack of three at a reduced price.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

We're featured in another Treasury!

Our cute Easter clip art has been featured in a new Treasury by Lina over on Etsy!  You can find it here:

Spring is in the air treasury

Easter water bottle labels and cupcake toppers!

Here are some new Easter party items for you, our new printable water bottle labels/napkin rings and 2" cupcake toppers/stickers based on our great Easter clip art and digital papers.  Our water bottle labels and cupcake toppers have been some of our most popular items.  Hope you love them!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Enjoying our first "spring" weekend!

Hi, everyone!  It's been a busy week here and I'm taking a moment to talk to you and then I'll go out and spend a few minutes in our new spring-like weather.  The temperature today is threatening to make it to about 50F, which is incredible when just 2 weeks ago we couldn't even get above freezing!  We still have some snow on the ground but after today it might be all gone.  No leaves and no flowers outside, yet.  Even the grass is just starting to realize it's time to wake up.

I've been very busy over the last week.  I'm trying some new things that aren't as scrapbook related, trying out isolating pictures of flowers.  But I'm also working on my scrapbook items, too.  Currently in the works: some peacock papers and graphics, which I hope to have out some time this week.

Have a great weekend!