Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ice Cream and Polka Dots

Sami released a new set of images yesterday (4th July). I didn't get my post up because I was off celebrating the American holiday with a cook out at the home of friends. We filled out tummies with traditional fare -- cole slaw, potatoe salad, watermelon, grilled pork, etc. It was a nice, quite day spent in good company. 

Here is a look at all the new images:

Ice cream and summer go hand-in-hand, don't they? What can be more refreshing on a hot day than a yummy cone filled with favorite ice cream flavors? 

This is also the first release of a new month which means that there is a new challenge at the Sami Stamps blog. This month Sami would like to see you use polka dots. (Have you ever wondered why they are called "polka" dots?)

I've used "Ice Cream Beauty" for my sample. I've colored it with Copic markers and then have used a combination of solid card and dotty decorative papers. I've used a white card as my base I've gone somewhat with a Neopolitan ice cream color theme of brown (chocolate), red (strawberry) and yellow (vanilla). I used a QuicKutz "nesting Doily Circles" die (DC0253) and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The dotty papers are from my scrap stash, and the sentiment is an acrylic stamp.

I do hope you will stop by the blog and have a look at the other DT samples, and then, using one of Sami's images and dotty paper, you will enter the challenge for this month.


  1. Super cute and I love that design!

  2. I'm wondering now why they're called polka dots! lol.
    OK, so I googled it, and Wikipedia says it's because they became popular as a design pattern at about the same time that the polka dance was popular. They just borrowed the name to capitalize on the dance's popularity. Hmmm. That was kinda underwhelming!
    This card is so purely summer! I love the yellow circle - the edge design makes me think of sunshine - and I love that beach image :)

  3. I love all the polka dots, and the wonderful highlights you've given her hair!