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Friday, July 1, 2011

Stars & Stripes Challenge at Guylou's!

Happy Canada Day! I'm so not Canadian, but I don't feel like you have to be a part of some group to wish someone a good day... Every year on certain holidays, I'll answer the phone and say, "Happy (insert holiday here)!" Invariably, at least one person on the other end will respond, "I'm not a ___ (mom/dad/grandparent, etc.)" or "I don't celebrate ___" SO WHAT? It's not much different than me saying "Happy Friday," is it? If I were wishing someone a happy birthday or anniversary or graduation on the wrong day, that would be  one thing. A holiday? Stop trippin'! Yes, ranting... Sorry!

Anyway, just in time for Canada Day and Fourth of July, Sara chose Stars and Stripes for the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!  Don't think you have to try to make something patriotic; I see projects all the time with these two elements on them that have nothing to do with national pride. Go look, the DT and GDT Melissa Sackman have created a mix of cards that are all fabulous! (And a big congrats to Sara for making the Create with TLC DT!)

If you choose to play along, you have until 10 p.m. EST on July 14 to link your project at Guylou's Inimitability. If you win, you'll get a Guest Design Team member spot plus a gift certificate to pick up some of G's awesome digis! You might even pick Chuck and Sparkler which I used on my card below! (My Chuck has been slightly altered; the original is holding an American flag in the raised hand.)

I'm thinking of throwing a sentiment on this card, but I still don't know what I want it to say. I want something summer-y since that's what sparklers make me think of. When I was a kid, I used to love trying to draw things with them!

Challenges: Stamp Something - Digi Day, Craft Us Crazy - Summer, Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes, Southern Girls - Childhood Memories


  1. You did an amazing job gf!! Love the image on the black - so eye catching and love the hand doodled stars!! The little silver star is adorable and love the shine on the sparklers!! Fantastic card!!

  2. Love it Trina!! Love that pop of black behind the image. Makes me think of evening and the fireworks! Love your slight altering of the image. Very smart!! Very cute card, Bren

  3. Trina... I am so happy you found a way to use this image. I will see to correct the little booboo. Maybe I will add the second sparkler like you did and change his T-shirt to be more like the American flag! :)
    Your card is totally awesome! So festive!! Love it!

  4. LOL! Well, Happy 4th, Canada day AND Friday!!! LOVE your cute and that image is adorable too. GREAT!

  5. This is a really great card. Love the sparklers and you're right, people shouldn't get offended when someone wishes them a happy "whatever". It's great when people are nice. Thanks for joining us at DDSC, we look forward to seeing your work again. Hugs, dj

  6. I love the black star paper you used really set the image off perfectly! And your coloring is perfect! I agree that it is always nice to wish someone "Happy Something!" So I hope you have a perfectly happy day today! HUGS

  7. Love it, Trina! Always like to see a great male card, heehee. x

  8. Oh this is cool. The bright colours are pefecto with this image. xx

  9. Preach it sistah!! Every day we open our eyes is a good day, huh? Love what you did with this guy! The sparklers are brill!

  10. Great card Trina, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  11. Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining us on our Anything Goes Theme this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Hugs, Karen.x

  12. Great card, love the sparklers, how I remember those from when I was younger. Happy 4th!

    Hugs, Lori m

  13. This is a great card. I loved those sparklers too.
    Thanks for joining in our "Childhood memories" theme at Southern Girls. I have some candy on my blog if you want to pop on over and have a look.
    Alicia xx

  14. I still love to draw things with Then again I am just a big kid. Love how you cut him out and did the stars in the background. Awesome job with the challenge.

  15. Super colouring on this great card.Love the starry sky in the background.Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
    Lisa x

  16. Hey, Trina, Reena! I so agree with you about wishing people a happy day! I love your card!!

  17. SOOOOOO Much fun, I LOVE his sparklers, just FABULOUS!!!!! Great card girly!

  18. Wooo hooo!!! Such a fab card,I can almost hear the party poppers. Glad you shared it with us at Southern Girls,hope to see you again next time. Have a great weekend Julie.x


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