Friday, July 1, 2011

We're seeing stars....and stripes, too!

It's time for a new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability! This time around, it's my wonderful friend Sara's turn to play hostess. With the 4th of July just around the corner, she made a wise choice. I think so, anyway. Our challenge this time around is to make a project using stars and stripes. Since not all of you out there in blogland are American (happy Canada day to my Canadian friends, by the way), I decided to make a card for celebration rather than patriotism. Besides, you all know I'll be making more patriotic cards again soon for my soldier letter writing stuff.

After my last card of over-embellie happiness, I tried to keep this one clean and simple. We all know how hard that is for me. I think it's a little TOO simple. However, having a deadline and virtually no time towards the end of this week pretty much means I didn't get to throw more things at it. That could change before long, since I haven't sent it out yet....

I don't know why the colors are glaringly yellow. I promise, they're not quite so flourescent in real life! LOL. Leah's dress is colored with a stardust pen, so it blings all over town. Anyway, why not give our latest challenge a shot? Make a card or other project using stars AND stripes. Upload it over at Guylou's Inimitability before July 14th at 10 pm EST and have the chance to win a $5 gift card to her digi stamp store as well as the chance to be on the guest DT in a future challenge. If you need more inspiration, check out the cards by my fab DT friends (links on my left sidebar). Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! And you knew I'd take another chance to say it (insert broken record comment here, LOL)....give thanks and praise, please, to our wonderful military who have made it possible for this country to remain free. They sacrifice every day for us, the least we can do is say, "thanks."

5 comments:

Sara I. said...

LOL, your sentiment had me rolling!! I just love it and her fabulous sparkly dress. Is that a key lime martini in her hand?? Love the faux stitching and adorable star paper!! The star embellie is the perfect touch!!

Kim Kelley said...

Love all the sparkle on her dress Gina! And the sentiment is perfect for Leah! Perfectly clean and simple!
HUGS

Guylou said...

Gina... Leah looks fabulous in that neon dress. She is ready to party! Your cards are always gorgeous; that they are simple or covered with embellishments. You have an eye for beautiful designs.
Cheers!
G

Brenda said...

How did I miss coming over here to comment on this fabulous card? I love this simple design and that sentiment is perfect!! Love the star and papers!
Hugs~Bren

Tracy S said...

Ok now that sentiment is PERFECT for that image!! Love it and her sparkly dress!