Hello Summer!

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

Summer – long days, sunshine, lovely flowers and the warmth! The only reason I can survive winter is because it makes summer even better..  When I was a kid my mom used to make homemade popsicles out of Jello and Kool-Aid. They were so good!  I had to look up the recipe to share – and I found it!

  • 1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid (1/4 ounce size and any flavor)
  • 1 package (3 ounce size) Jello, any flavor
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Popsicle sticks
  • 3 ounce paper cups
  • Or popsicle molds

Dissolve the Jello and sugar in the boiling water.  Dissolve the Kool-Aid in the cold water. Mix the Jello/sugar mixture with the Kool-Aid. Pour into paper cups or popsicle molds. Freeze until the partially frozen and then put in the popsicle sticks.  Freeze until solid and then enjoy.  Yummy!


This little bear from Simon says Stamps is eating a raspberry popsicle.  I had such fun making him and seeing how much stuff I could jam onto one small card (halfway kidding – but I did add a lot of extras!). I love his little polka dot shorts.  I colored him with Copic markers and I added a little smile to his sweet face because obviously a raspberry popsicle would make him smile. The popsicle and the sentiment are part of the stamp set.  I used Wink of Stella and glossy accents to enhance various parts – the polka dots on the shorts, some of the paper flags, the popsicle, and the bear’s nose.

The flags were die cut from a Clearly Besotted die cut set.  I did some layering of papers and attached both the flags and the buttons with Glossy Accents,  I added a little circle paper clip just to add some interest and glued the finished product to an A2 card. It’s hard to see the Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella – hopefully the pictures below will help.

Thanks for looking!

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