Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baseball, Apple Pie and Fourth of July!

I remember my grandmother always saying this time of year.....Baseball, Apple Pie and Fourth of July!  Of course my grandfather (the farmer) would always say, "the corn needs to be knee high by the Fourth of July!"  Priorities!  My grandmother loved baseball, her favorite team being the Detroit Tigers.  I know, I know...but being from Michigan, we are die-hard fans.  Her apple pie was loved by all. I honor of my grandmother, I made this......

  • Tin pail/container - $1 at Target
  • Firework straws - $2 at Target
  • Flag Tootsie Rolls, red and blue starred Tootsie Pops, and Baseball gumballs - Wegmans bulk aisle

I filled the pail about 3/4 full with shredded paper (yup, all those credit card applications that went through the shredded!).  I filled the rest of the pail with the Tootsie Rolls and Baseball gumballs. Next I stuck 5 of the firework straws in the bucket (cutting the front 2 shorter).  The last step was to add the Tootsie Pops.

I took this to work and they were totally amazed (right brain accountants!!). The guys LOVED the Baseball gumballs and had a great walk down memory lane. Do you remember them as kid? My siblings and I use to love them. The Flag Tootsie Rolls were a big hit too. None of use have every seen them.

Happy Fourth of July to you all.  Be safe and enjoy the long weekend, baseball and apple pie!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What Could Be Better Than......Father's Day Card

What could be better than watching game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals and cheering for Boston (my #2 team...Detroit is my #1)?  We are a big hockey family and spend August to April at the rink. 

Oh right, so what could be better than......watching the game? Watching the game while making a Father's Day Card and writing this post!  By now you all know - easy is what it is all about!
Materials Used:
  • Paper: StampinUP! Ballet Blue; Bazzill Black, and Glitter Gold
  • Cricut Cartridge: Sports Mania (one of my favorite - amazing hockey items!)
  • Adhesive: Scotch
  • Stickers: Glitter Gold stickers from Michaels

1. Cut the Ballet Blue 11 x 8.5 paper in half - 5.5 x 8.5 and score at 4.25.  Fold and card should be 4.25 x 5.5.

2. Using your Cricut, cut the Trophy (Glitter Gold) from Sports Mania cartridge and the layers (Black) at 4.5 height (let the width set itself).  Any trophy sticker would do too.

3. Adhere the Glitter Gold trophy to the card. Adhere the black layers to the trophy.

4. Add stickers.

5. Cheer for the Bruins!!!!

At the end of the second period it is Bruins 3 and Canucks 0.  I really hope I have not jinxed them. In all seriousness  this has been a great Stanley Cup Playoff.
P.S.  WOOOO HOOO!!!! Final score....Bruins 4 and Cancucks 0.  Way to go Bruins!