Thursday, June 23, 2011

Celebrate . . .

It's that patriotic time of year here in the USA . . . the 4th of July!  We want to see your best 4th of July themed projects this week for our FFF over at the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog!  However, we don't want to leave out our non-American friends, so you are all welcomed to show your patriotic pride for whatever country you call home!  :)

Here's my patriotic card.  Do you recognize her?  I did a little altering and came up with my own Superstar Howdy Elena!  That's right . . . I took the head of Cheeky Howdy and wiped away the cherry pin that was in her hair and added the torso of Wild Sprout Elena.  The star glasses came from Superstar Anya

Quick question:  How do you celebrate the 4th of July?  If you do not reside in the USA, what do you celebrate and how do you celebrate that special event? 

For our family, we usually stay home and BBQ hotdogs and hamburgers.  The kids really enjoy the sparklers, pop-pops, and firecrackers.  However, this year will be quite different.  There is a fireworks ban so I'm not sure what we'll do with the kids.  Oh, in the evening, we have the perfect view from our balcony . . . our family enjoys seeing the aerial shows and pyrotechnics!  We can see the beautiful fireworks from Magic Island (Ala Moana) to Pearl Harbor.  :)

Anyways, the FFF challenges runs until Thursday, entries are due by 12 PM CST.  The winner will receive a free single TGF stamp of choice!  Please upload your challenge cards to TGF Galleria> Farm Fresh Challenges 2011> Farm Fresh Fridays 2011> 4th of July.  Thanks for stoppin' by!  :)


  1. Wow Mama~
    That's one hot Superstar Anya - lovely...
    Luv all that patriotic going on with your card, great DP. I bet that view must be awesome to see, yep couple of blinks and 4th of July will be around the corner sooner than we know. Gee whiz, how time really flys by.. Talk to you soon..
    huggies to you :-)

  2. Cute card! It has the appearance of fireworks just bursting,an activity that will be missing this holiday.
    We used to watch the fireworks displays but it's so crowded we prefer to stay away from the areas. You're lucky to be able to see the displays from your balcony.
    Happy 4th!

  3. Hi Mama!!! I LOVE UR CREATION!!! I think u just went wild with this girlie!! hehehe.. She's fabulous and gorgeous and so fun!! I love her jeans and red top and all the changes are so unique, I just love her! How lucky to be able to see all the fireworks and big show, that must be a wonderful sight indeed. If I lean over our porch rail I can probably see some of the sparklies from the Rose bowl, but then again we got our own fireworks show in our neighborhood (even tho it's banned). LOL.. Have a beautiful weekend and Mahalo for all ur wonderful comments, I am really enjoying them. hehehe.. HUGS!! ;)

  4. Oh Mama, this is a beautiful 4th of July card! Love how you did your "body snatchers" style again! You're great at it! BTW, congrats on winning the FB candy from Joy! I'm so happy for deserve it and now you'll have more crafting supplies!
    Hugs, Cami

  5. OMGGGG I LOVE this, she is totally adorable and what a super fun 4th of July creation, my dd would love this card too!!!!!FABULOUS!! Happy Friday!

  6. AWESOME alterations Mama, I love Superstar Wild Cheeky Elena! She looks so perfect for summer and all the fun of the 4th! Great mix of papers too, you really rocked this challenge! :)
    For the 4th our town has a little festival with a Barbecue Chicken dinner put on by the Kiwanis club and then they have the watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and end it with a fireworks show. But I'll enjoy a family barbecue and maybe a game of black widow croquet or two and avoid all the tourists downtown. :)

  7. She looks like she's havin' a blast, great 4th of July card Mama! Awesome job on the altering, she's beautiful!

  8. fabulous altering, girl! she is so chic! love your beautiful and festive 4th of July card!

  9. Wow, light up the fireworks!!! That's a bold and colorful card.

  10. OMG this is fab Mama! Loving the gorgeous altering you did she looks fab and i love the embossed heart and the funky stars!
    love tasha xx

  11. fantastic patriotic card! love the altered image! yah, that sucks that the fireworks are banned! but lucky you have a good view from your house!

  12. Great altering, Mama! So clever to mix and match different parts and create your own little image. I'm not a big fan of fireworks so I'm happy with the new ban--such a Scrooge, huh? Happy 4th!

  13. This is such an adorable card! Hope you and the family are doing well! Miss you!


  14. Great alteration! I am afraid to alter. :(
    Awesome card, Mama!

  15. I LOVE her glasses- and the stars were so perfect to incorporate w/ this. LOVE this card- you rock!


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