Monday, August 12, 2013

COOL TREATS Challenge # 173 at FCCB

I don't know about were you live, but here in the south it sure has been HOT!  Maybe the challenge this week at FCCB will help cool you off.  This week the challenge is to make a card or project using cool summer treats.

This week we are being sponsored by Cri-Kits. I used an orange metallic gel pen to make a fudgesicle border at the end of my page. You can see the results above. The pen snapped into the holder easily. I started the flow of ink as instructed on a piece of scrap paper. Then I removed  my cutting blade and replaced it with the pen holder. I programmed my Cricut with the image I wanted and off it went.

Here is a link to their site

I bought my first Cricut to make scarpbooks.  I enjoy making layouts and I'm always scrapping pics of my boys when they were little.  I have tons of them (pictures).  I came across this picture of my youngest eating a fudgesicle and thought it would be perfect for this challenge, and something a little different instead of a card.
I kept it clean and simple because I wanted his pic to be the focal point.  The title "Yummy" of the layout is cut @ 2" using George and Basic Shapes using brown cardstock.  It was one of my first cartridges, came with the Cricut when I ordered it on TV.  Do you remember those late night commercials? Guess I'm showing my age. Any way, I still use this cartridge alot.
The background is a textured orange paper from Colorbox.  For the title and all the little descriptive words I used a coredinating cream color paper and used a brown maker to write them and then outlined each one with a line.  I also matted the two photos and used the brown maker to outline them.
For my fun fudgesicle's I cut them using Doodlecharms at 3".  The larger fudgesicle with the bite out of it is a chip board piece. 
The expression on my son's face is pricless.  I love all the ice cream dripping from his chin.  Adorable I know.  They certainly grow up fast it seems.  I'm just glad I have pictures like these to scrap to keep the memories alive.  

Hope you are inspired by my layout to create your own memories.  Join us for this weeks challenge at FCCB.

Bye, Bye for Now, 


  1. The border you drew is so perfect for this layout-great job scrapping a priceless memory!

  2. Super great layout Kim! Love kids with popsicles, just not the clean up :) I love how you used the pens for the border of you page - perfect!

  3. Great layout Kim! I really like how you added the wording & title in the strips!!

  4. So cute Kim! And great idea for the border!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie FCCB DT sis

  5. Such a perfect ice cream layout. Yummy.

  6. What a darling LO! Love your ice cream bars and the Cri-Kit outlines at the bottom. Fun way to do the title too!

  7. What a cute scrapbook page !! Love the ice cream bars and the pictures are too cute !!