Edit: Look what we have here...Judy H. was kind enough to share a recipe! Thanks Judy!! When I get my mom's recipe, I'll do a comparison but this sounds good to me!
1 pkg. unsweetened kool-aid (the kind you have to add sugar to. We like lemonade cuz it gives the popsicles a nice tartness to them)
1 pkg. (3 oz.) any flavor jello (can be sugar free or full flavor)
1 c. sugar
2 c. boiling water
2 c. cold water
Place jello, kool-aid and sugar in pitcher. Boil water. Once boiling, add to pitcher and stir to dissolve. Then add cold. Pour in Tupperware popsicle molds and place in freezer. Once they start to set up, add popsicle sticks. I don't use the ones included with the molds; I use craft sticks that you can get at Michael's or WM for $2.99 for 1,000 - lasts me awhile! lol Enjoy! I hope this is what you're looking for. Judy H.
It's hotter than H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS here in Kansas!! Our nice cool front is GONE and the typical Kansas weather is back. Temps are supposed to be near 100 with a heat index near 110. That is HAWT, folks!! This morning it's so humid, there is a dense fog covering the ground. Needless to say, we'll be inside enjoying the AC or we'll be heading to Grandma's pool!!
So today I picked a project to show you that's all about the FAN! Karen Lockhart released this new fan stamp, available at Ellen's store, and it immediately reminded me of my childhood days. We lived in an old, big two story stucco house. We didn't have AC for the longest time and when we did get it, it was just a window unit that cooled a portion of the downstairs. All of the kids' bedrooms were upstairs so each of us had a big box fan in our window. It barely kept us cool though so we slept many a night on the living room floor downstairs. It was like a big slumber party!
We also had lots of fans running because my mom was always canning or cooking so the house was HOT! We had an aqua, metal fan just like the one in my card. It oscillated back and forth and I was always afraid someone would cut their toe off! We also stuck our faces up close to to the fans and repeated the vowels really slowly so that it would make funny sounds......AAAAA......EEEEEE........III.....OOO......UUUUU. Anybody else do that, or were we just bored farm kids trying to entertain ourselves??? LOL!
Okay, enough down memory lane, here's my card. I saw the sentiment *fan mail* somewhere and wanted to use it with Karen's cute stamp. So I got out some of my dollar alphabets and created my own little *fan mail* banner......and a *for you* circle tag to hang off the ribbon.
I used Spellbinder's square and scallop square dies to frame the image. I colored the image with Copic markers....the same color as I remember that old fan we had....and also airbrushed the square while my square Nestie die was still in place. Background paper is from October Afternoon and solid cardstock and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink. For the shiny fan blades, I used Ranger Glossy Accents. It dries to a perfect shine!
Okay everyone, stay COOL this weekend. I've got my mom on a mission to find this old Popsicle recipe she used to make. It was made with Jello and she froze it in these white Tupperware Popsicle molds. I'm hoping she finds the recipe so I can make slushes for the family this weekend. I think I'll go turn on my fan in the meantime! Have a great weekend!!