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!

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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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