Friday, April 12, 2013

Freebie Friday - Giant Ice Cream Cone

My grandmother owns an ice cream shop in Michigan (yes it does seem like an oxymoron but she does, yes it is only open for 6 months out of the year and yes it is the coolest job ever.)  I have been asking my grandmother for 20 years to design the logo for her shop and she has never let me do it.  After the last t-shirt design which she was not pleased with she finally let me have a go at it (yesterday).  She told me she wanted a little boy holding the giant ice cream cone.  The ice cream cone is significant they are known as the Biggest Cone in Town - the photo below shows how big one of their large cones are - yes that is me I was 16 when the photo was taken.)

I decided that the cone should be held by Booga (my son) because if anyone would run away with an ice cream cone that big it would be him.

So here is the design I did for my grandma's shop (yes that is how she spells dairy and cream).  So if you ever find yourself in Escanaba, Michigan (my hometown) look up Jim's Dari Kreme and stop in for a giant cone or an E.T. Sundae (chocolate ice cream, peanut butter topping that is homemade and Reece's Pieces - it is a whole lot of heaven in one container).

If you click on the logo it will take you to their Facebook Page - they do not have a website.

Since my grandma is an awesome lady she said I could offer the little boy with the cone as a Freebie for the Digi Shoppe.

Click on the picture to download your stamps.
The ice cream is blue, it is actually Bluemoon which is a flavor for soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt.  Bluemoon flavoring was invented in my grandma's kitchen in the 1950s by my grandfather and a couple of his "mad scientist" buddies, who owned Bancroft Dairy in Escanaba, Michigan.  Bancroft Dairy was sold to John Jilbert of Marquette, Michigan and is known today as Jilbert's Dairy.  Jilbert's sold the recipe to National, which supplies flavorings to Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Shops all over the country.  I personally love Bluemoon Ice Cream but it is a love it or hate it flavor of ice cream.  I recommend if you ever have a chance to try Bluemoon Ice Cream it is worth it!

Don't forget to like the Digi Shoppe Fan Page once we hit 150 likes on our Facebook Page I will be doing a Giveaway.  Also if you become a Follower on our Blog once we hit 50 Followers I will do another Giveaway!

I hope everyone enjoyed the Oz Collection that was released on Monday, if you haven't click on over to the Digi Shoppe to check it out.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


  1. Oh my goodness! I have been to that dairy when in the UP - Hubby used to live in the UP and I lived with him after we were married for a couple summers until we sold our place - It is so peaceful in the UP - Thanks for the lovely digital - nice picture of you as well! Enjoy your week!

  2. I am a new follower. Love this digi. Boy, I missed out. That ice cream looks good. I grew up in KY. I live in NJ now. I think every place has a favorite ice cream shop. but I never have seen a cone as big as the one you are holding. Thank you for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. VERY cute - TY - I really like it - I was raised in Upstate New York and I remember ice cream places that sold frozen custard - OH YUM! It was HEAVEN ON EARTH!!! I've never tasted anything like it since. This digi sooooo reminds me of that ice cream. :)

  4. Thank you everyone :) I love being able to tell stories from my childhood :) Have a great week!

    Manda :)

  5. Cute story. Thanks for the great ice cream image. I love soft serve ice cream!


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