Monday, August 25, 2014

Scoops


Texas is so hot this time of year about the only thing you can think about is ice cream or something else to cool you off.  Jim prefers the ice cream - and I prefer the air conditioning!  A little secret about Jim here.........

Up until about 4 years ago he was wearing the same size jeans as he did in high school!  Really!  As we all know, the older we get the more things seem to spread or shift or whatever. (Although I personally just think I'm getting shorter!!)   Of course about that same time he decided that a bowl of ice cream before going to bed every night was exactly what the body needed.  After numerous scoops he found that the jeans were (and still are) getting a wee bit snug.....well DUH!  So I decided to get some of that no fat frozen yogurt and give him that instead.  He won't eat the stuff because as he says the word "yogurt" is just nasty!  The word "ice cream" sounds so much better.  LOL!  The jeans are still getting bigger and the ice cream is still going into the bowl every night.  Might as well be happy I guess! 

The first card was sent to my granddaughter for her birthday.  The second card is going to sit beside that next bowl of ice cream Jim has!  The stamp set I used is from Simon Says Stamp.   Lots of Glossy Accents added, a little heat embossing in white, dry embossing, several sequins, and a bit of twine.

  

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

36 comments:

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous colourful cards.xxx

Tracy said...

These are both great Lynn, fab colours.

lol I do love Ice cream, we don't really have frozen yogurt over here much tbh, just lots of fatty yummy ice cream ! x

Benzi said...

The images of ice cream certainly cools one down. And, how adorable and colorful they are..love both cards.

Funny story about hubby. What a fun card to put beside his bowl of ice cream. I just don't understand why anything that tastes good makes our jeans tighter...just have to eat things that taste like cardboard to stay slim, don't we? Ugh.........

*Vicki* said...

Lynn, these are BOTH fabulous designs!! I love your color choices and of course the fun stamp set!!! So cool and cute!!! They will love them!! We all scream!! :) LOL!! HUGS

Brenda said...

Both of these cards are just awesome Lynn! They are so colorful and of course the ice cream looks so good. lol I loved the story about Jim. How do guys do it?!! I could starve myself and never weigh what I weighed in high school. So depressing, but I did like the fact that his jeans are getting tighter now that he has been eating ice cream every evening. lol My FIL did the same thing, he always had his bowl of ice cream along with some cookies. I say at this age, enjoy your food! Hugs, Brenda

Lynn McAuley said...

Need some of these cool summer treats around here with these soaring temperatures!! Super cute, Lynn!

Craftyanny said...

Two smashing cards Lyn. Love the bright colours against the white cards.
Anne x

Bonnie said...

Who could resist this delicious looking ice cream! As my Dad would say, "it looks good enough to eat".

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are so cute! Love the lime green background on the second one (and the little bow).

JD/ Jill said...

Both these cards are really pretty!
I know for a fact that I am getting shorter...

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Lynn, I love ice cream! I will have 3 scoops please ;) Two Beautiful summer cards.
Hugs
Linda xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow - gorgeous yummy cards!

Jacee said...

Two smashers Lynn! great cards, lovely layouts and even yummier ice cream!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chriss America Real said...

Oh these are just adorable Lynn! I love the color combinations you used!

I had the same problem with my hubby, but somehow (do not ask me how) I was able to get him to switch to cereal with almond milk on it as his night time snack. What a relief..no sense nagging...life is too short.

Hugs,
Louie's Mom
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both yummy Lynn, I love the colours
Kevin xx

Cibele Glazer said...

Ok, YUM!!! These two cards look good enough to eat! I agree with Jim when it comes to frozen yogurt. It just isn't the same as the real stuff. ;)

Chrissy said...

Loved reading your story Lynn..poor hubby..but two fabulous refreshing cards..love the CAS designs and colours...superb.

luv CHRISSYxx

MaryH said...

These are darned cute! I'm with Jim on the yogurt. If I'm gonna eat the stuff I want the GOOD stuff...not yogurt. (And I don't mind the name either. I just want that butterfat!) Having just had a nice dish of rum raisin, I can look at these cards and not drool - just now anyway. These are bright & colorful, and would make me hungry, if I hadn't just had some sweet stuff. Two very cute & wonderful cards! Stay cool. We've had a lovely, delicious cool breeze all day. I had my coffee in the front porch swing this morning. Very peaceful it was too. TFS & Hugs

Tammy said...

These are adorable Lynn! I love the images and the bright fun colors!!
Tammy x

Tammy said...

Absolutely delightful cards! Great layouts and I love, love the limey green on the second! Maybe Jim thinks you're shrinking his jeans in the dryer!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! These cards are gorgeous!

Irish Cherokee said...

The images on the cards are almost enough to cool one down. Great cards. Keep one of the ice cream cartons and transfer the yogurt to it. If it is a good yogurt he may not know the difference. LOL - Jim

aussie aNNie said...

Lynn these are awesome cards, love the colours super awesome...funny I don't like icecream either, makes me cough but will eat yogurt...xxx
The Journey is the Start

Joann Burton said...

Both of these are wonderful and so colorful. I will take one of each...lol Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Maxine D said...

Fabulous cards Lynn - poor Jim, fancy his jeans shrinking - must be these modern ones that don't wear as well and shrink in the wash!!
Blessings
Maxine

NanaConnie said...

Now you have me laughing, Lynn! Love the ice cream story and I'm sorry, but yogurt (frozen or otherwise) IS naaaas-ty. I'm with Jim on that one. Love the cards, though, and that twist with tying the pink twine with green is delightful. OK, I'm off to get some ice cream out of the freezer before I go to bed. :-d

scrappymo! said...

Two fabulously fun cards! Love the bold fun images and your vivid summer colours.

My DH loves ice cream but has type 2 diabetes for about 2 years. He misses it but is very good about declining an offer of a bowl. Not so good about other things though! We all have our weaknesses, I guess!

Up here at the resort, we have Saturday night Ice Cream socials. Ice cream cones are hand scooped by volunteers, often the teenagers, and the tickets are sold for a buck a cone. They have a sugar free version but DH just shudders at the thought of that!

We often walk up and just chat to friends as it is a very social occasion. The lineup to pay are huge though...especailly when it is 40 degrees Celcius! teehee

Carol L said...

What a great fun pair of cards! I love the colors and guess what - they remind me of sherbet!! LOL I like these images and all those little sequins too! Cute!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, these are EVEN COOLER (sorry, for once the pun was unintentional, lol!) now that i know the "inside story" of how they came to be! sooooooooooo AWESOME!!!! :) :) :)

Lesley said...

such lively vibrant colours in these cards and so wonderfully coloured - bet your granddaughter loved her card. I love ice cream too but I tend to make my own with fat free yoghurt best wishes Lesley x

Deepti said...

These are so terrific :) I can pick the Popsicles right up and eat them LOL!

Jessi Fogan said...

You may as well go with what you love - nobody's getting any younger :) My hubby is the same way about ice cream, although he's definitely not the same size as he was in high school ;) These are both FABULOUS and I love the sentiment on Jim's card!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

awesome lollies hun could just do with one here - thanks also for visiting my blog appreciated hugs Judith x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love these cards- and the sentiment- I scream for ice cream. Cool touch to add Crystal effects. I love the way you tied the twine here. I just found lactose free ice cream...Oh boy......speaking of tight er pants...just have to say its a good thing it is not chocolate....!

Marilyn said...

Wow... these look delish and are making me hungry!

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable, Lynn...such pretty colors and I love the yummy images!!! My hubs likes his ice cream, too, however, unlike Jim, his jean size has increased by many sizes since high school and he says that the ice cream is helping him keep his mature figure...LOL!!!