I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Strawberry Ice Cream

Today is the day! The first day of challenges for DoubleClick Skittles, and guess what? I'm on the Design Team. Our first challenge is to use Ice Cream in our project. 

But seriously, I just had a delicious cup of strawberry ice cream with sprinkles and chocolate chips. That was pure motivation! That, and this awesome strawberry ice cream cone that I found at Miss Kate Cuttables. It's the top criss-cross layer of cone that won me over. Since I was creating a strawberry ice cream cone, I had a blast with pinks and oranges. All of the patterned papers came from the Recollections, Bold Basics stack. With some white cardstock and kraft paper. The pink glitter ribbon is from American Crafts, and the banner (For You) is a chip board sticker from DavidTutera. The Happy Days stamp is from the Cardz TV set of the same name. 

Finally and probably the product I use most of all, my watermelon Skittles. I bought twice as many watermelon Skittles because they work with everything and add texture and shine to my projects. Look at how perfectly the Skittle both match the colors and provide shine. 

A Gem of a Challenge: Spots and Stripes
A Creative Romance: Let's Do Lunch
Simply Create Too: For a Child 


  1. Yummy card Faith... The papers blends in so perfect with that ice cream...

  2. Looking good! I sure do like that banner in the corner.

  3. Hey Faith! The colors you chose to use are amazing. So bright and delicious. You skittles match perfectly. Oh happy day it is as long as we have ice cream!! Nicely done.

  4. Great card for the first challenge. LOVE that pink.

  5. So bright and zany, love it! x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

    1. Great card - love the colours you've used.

      Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

      Helen N x

  6. Love your card and love the colors you used. So bright and pretty.


  7. This is such a fun card for the summer! Love the bright colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge.

    Nadja DT


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