Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Red, White and Blueberry Shortcake!
Makes you just want to reach into the screen and grab a bite, Right? Well, they are quick and easy so whip up a batch tonight!
2 c Bisquick
3 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1/3 c milk
1 pint heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp sugar
1 lb strawberries
1 pint blueberries
Preheat oven 450 degrees
Place all of the shortcake ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix by hand just until no dry ingredients remain.
Divide the batter into 6 scoops and place on an ungreased baking sheet
Bake at 450 for 10 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool
Pour heavy whipping cream and 3 Tbsp sugar into a bowl and beat with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer for about 10 minutes, until the form stiff peaks.
Slice the strawberries, reserving 6 for garnish
Use a masher to mash the sliced strawberries
Place shortcake on plate, add strawberry mash, about 8 blueberries, whipped cream
A couple more blueberries and the whole strawberry as garnish and ENJOY! YUM!!
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Going Green for the Red, White, and Blue!
Here is our green craft for the week! I did not buy anything new for this project!
For our green projects, I use only things that I already have lying around.
I get to make pretties and save a little bit of room in the landfill!
Jars: Any size you like (Label removed and cleaned inside and out)
Adhesive cardstock, stickers, or adhesive vinyl
First, decide what you are going to use for your mask. I used adhesive cardstock but you could use stickers, or adhesive vinyl. I used the Cuttlebug to die cut these stars and a straight cutter for the stripes.
Design your jars by firmly pressing your masks into place. Be sure to rub the edges to create a tight seal so no paint will seep under.
Use a relatively dry stippling brush and dab a small amount of paint onto the areas you want colored. If you want to completely cover the area it may take several coats. I was looking for a more textured look. Let it dry completely!
Carefully remove the masks.
Use wire to create a hanger as shown above.
Take some scraps of fabric, ribbon, fibers, whatever you happen to have to "Kick it up a notch!"
Place a candle inside and light them up!
Such a pretty and earth friendly way to celebrate our great U.S. of A!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Red White and Blue Bandana Banner
This red White and Blue Bandana Banner is SUPER simple but really makes a statement!
All you need is a couple of red and blue bandanas, thread, pins, ribbon and a sewing machine. I used a rotary cutter, but scissors would work too!
The most complicated part of this project is to cut your bandanas. While they do not have to be perfect, you do want them to be pretty close in size so that your banner will look uniform! I would suggest a rotary cutter to make clean straight lines, but if you fold it and iron it, then cut it, you should be just fine!
You want to cut each bandana into 8 even triangles. I found the best way to do this was to start with a fold from corner to opposite corner.
Make a straight cut from the right angle to the center of the hypotenuse (Long side)
Take each new triangle and cut it from hypotenuse to the center of the right angle.
Take each of those 4 triangle and repeat the cutting procedure once more.
Now you will have 8 triangles. Repeat the same procedure with the blue bandana.
Pin the bandanas to the ribbon as shown above.
Overlap the corners approximately 1 inch when pinning.
After some trial and error, I found that 3/4" grosgrain ribbon and a zigzag stitch worked best. Stitch the length of the ribbon being sure to catch the edge of each bandana as you go!
Such a beautiful way to show your pride for the Red, White and Blue!
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USA Flag Pin for the 4th of July
This is by no means a new craft idea. As a matter of fact, I can remember making them by the dozens after that tragic day in September 2001.
I do think it is still a great craft idea so that is why I have chosen to share a tutorial for it!
You still have time to make some for favors for your July 4th barbecue!!
Start with 11 safety pins and seed beads in red white and blue
First you need to wind 10 of the safety pins onto the back side of the last pin. You will need to force them around the loop at the end. Be sure that all of your pins are facing the same way as you wind them on. If they are in different directions, the beads will not be placed on the same sides and the flag will not come out correctly.
Add the beads to the pin as shown above, close the pin.
First Pin is: B,W,B,W,B,R,W,R,W,R
2nd Pin: W,B,W,B,W,R,W,R,W,R
3rd Pin: B,W,B,W,B,R,W,R,W,R
4th Pin: W,B,W,B,W,R,W,R,W,R
5th Pin: B,W,B,W,B,R,W,R,W,R
Pins 6-10: W,R,W,R,W,R,W,R,W,R
Wear it with pride for the Red White and Blue!
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