Monday, May 2, 2016

05/02/16 - MIM #59

Good morning!
It's time for another "Make It Monday" sketch from "The Memory Nest".
Sketch #59 - You have until the end of May to submit a layout to be in the running for a prize:

Such a fun sketch and it got me to use my Hexagon punch that I was SO excited to buy, a few years ago, but have only used twice (funny how that happens):

"It's It"
Journaling: "During our last trip to San Francisco I tried 2 new (to me) flavors of "It's-It"s:
Cappuccino and Pumpkin and I also had my fave: Mint!

My husband and I recently spent a 4-day weekend in San Francisco.
Besides the beautiful scenery, weather, and lots of alone time, I REALLY enjoyed eating some It's-Its!
I wound up having 3 while we were out there, including 2 new (to me) flavors.
There are 6 flavor options total: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint, Cappuccino, and Pumpkin
I've now had all of them except the Strawberry.
You can find It's-It's out here where I live, but they're difficult to find and they usually only have 2 flavor choices: vanilla and mint.
So when going to San Francisco there's always a bit of excitement knowing that they will be readily available just about anywhere and that there will be more flavor options.
We had the Cappuccino-flavor for dinner on Saturday night (the day we got there), the Pumpkin-flavor for Breakfast on Sunday morning, and the Mint-flavor for Dessert on Monday night...
Yup ice-cream for dinner and breakfast; that's when you know you're on vacation, LOL!
BTW - in case you don't know what an It's-It is, here's a brief explanation:

In 1928, a celebrated San Francisco tradition began.  George Whitney placed a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream between two freshly baked large old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and then dipped the sandwich into fine dark chocolate.  The delicious combination of savory sweetness was declared by all to be “IT!”  That how the IT’S-IT Ice Cream Sandwich was born and got its unforgettable name, being sold in droves exclusively in San Francisco’s own legendary Playland-at-the-Beach for over four decades.
Here's the link to their website if you would like to read more:

A couple of "fun" facts - I hate oatmeal cookies but in an It's-It I find them to be delicious!
Also cookies are my favorite dessert ever, with brownies being a very close second, ice-cream is low on that list...
My husband and I were discussing how whenever we eat an It's -It, it is always PERFECT:
The ice cream is never too hard and the cookies are never soggy!
It's the perfect blend of soft and crunchy and sweet!

Writing this makes me want one now...


  1. I am so glad that you described what an It's-It is! They sound delicious! If I am ever in CA, I will have to remember to try one! Great layout!

  2. These sound yummy!!! Love how you scrapped them!! The colors are perfect and the packaging is fun for a page!!!

  3. Those sound YUMMY! LOVING your page!! LOVING that hexagon punch you used!!! Ohhhhhhhh and I keep forgetting to tell you -- I make my collages in Picasa and then number the photos using Elle's Studios number stamps :)

  4. mmmm...I love It's Its...I have only had vanilla though. Fun layout! Great use of the hexagon punch :D

    1. You need to try them all Linda, especially since you live so close to SF!

  5. We have an IT'S IT outlet about 5 miles from here. It it SO hard not to go by there all the time! I've had them all - my favorites are the mint, chocolate and vanilla, in that order.

  6. What a fun story behind this layout! Those combinations are interesting- so good that you got to try most of them. The hexagons are wonderful! I hope you get to try the strawberry one soon.


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