Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CHOCOLATE-Y Framed Art

Can you stand yet ANOTHER framed art "quilty square" thing?? I am still waiting for a friend of mine to take a picture of the"Family Frame" we made during our showbox swap at Convention using the Mocha Morning paper. But, while I have been waiting, I decided to make this gift for some friends of mine ...

They moved into our neighborhood about 8 years ago to open a little chocolate shop a couple of blocks from my house. We live int the oldest residential neighborhood in Salt Lake, which is why we are one one of the ONLY ones that still has zoning for business establishments amongst the houses (which I LOVE!). Their little chocolate shop has been such a wonderful little community gathering spot. Such a great place!! Smiley from millan.net

They long-ago outgrew their space. Finally, they were able to secure a building that had housed the most wonderful little grocery/meat market that had been there for over 80 years. Sadly, the owner (who was in his 80's) died a few years ago. The building has sat depressingly empty since then.

UNTL NOW!! As of last Friday, the store reopened as the new location for our neighborhood's little chocolate shop!! HOORAY!! (and it is also fun to note that my son #2 happens to work there ... as do many of the kids from the neighborhood). I decided to make this little frame as a sort of "new store" warming gift. My kids thought I was kinda weird for doing it (what do THEY know??!!??), but I don't think so ... Smiley from millan.net

And the BEST part is that the little shop is now even CLOSER to my house!! (Instead of being 2 1/2 block away, it is now only 1 1/2 blocks). And it is UPHILL ... which means I have to EXERCISE to get there ... which means I am justified in buying pretty much ANYthing I want since I have earned it with the "hike" up the hill ... and did I mention that they make the most DELICIOUS milkshakes, sundaes AND FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE??? See????

Have a great day!!

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Lacy Ribbon Border Punch, Small Oval Punch, Create a Cupcake Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Slit Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Fluerettes, In Color Polka Dot Brads, Rhinestone Stickers, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots and Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Folders, Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts Die, Old Olive Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge (you could use the Serif Essentials Bigz Die ... I don't own that ... and Jan took hers back to Michigan!!)

13 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

What a special "shop warming" gift! Sounds like a heavenly place to "shop" - lol!

Rita said...

What a great story! I think we need to plan an outing to that place next Convention! It sounds yummy! I think that's a very awesome shop warming gift!

Natalie said...

This is adorable! The shop sounds like an amazing place to visit! I'll have to put it on my list for my next trip there!

Anna said...

I was admiring the 'quilty square' (well I do love chocolate), and then read the words - such a great idea as a housewarming (or in this case shop warming) gift.

Cheryl said...

So when are we going to go get one? I still have yet to try it.

Janine said...

Ha! You don't mention that you used to have to hike UP the hill to get home from the old store, so you were even more justified in buying whatever since it was a longer hike! I think you just want to justify buying whatever you want... Whatever! LOL!

Denise said...

Oh my! Could you be anymore creative!! How adorable and how thoughtful of you!

Denise M

Dany said...

ohh yummy!!! I love the frame, great job. I totally want to visit that place when I come back there next year for convention.

Anonymous said...

YUM!! You know that is real whip cream on top!! Hate cool whip junk...it is one molecue off of plastic!! YIKES!! Good thing you walk up hill!!!

Chris said...

Lovely shop warming gift. I used to watch their show on I think it was TLC. They make yummy looking stuff!

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome project and gift, Wendy. If this shop was in my neighborhood I'd be a blimp not withstanding walking uphill to get there!

xrciznuts said...

I love this picture frame Wendy! I can't wait to see it hanging in their little shop. When are you going to surprise them with it? I'm thinking I need an ice cream today. Maybe I can talk my friend Katie into coming with me today. Love it!

Liz Shultz said...

I love it Wendy! It speaks to me!! I would have to move away from a Chocolate Shop that close though, or just live there!!