September 4, 2011

Things That Are Flaglike For $5000, Alex...

so, as i whined previously...i am way low on ink, which is a problem.
a bigger problem is that i forgot i was way low on ink...{which is sad,
bordering on scary! ;} all that to say, that when i attempted to print
up some sheet music from the be-all-end-all-Graphics Fairy...i ended
up with this bluish colored print...icky pooh pooh! but i didn't want
to let it go to waste, so...

{sidebar: look! it's the pinterest logo! yes, these are the things i
think i said, sad and scary! ;}

...employing my patented use-your-laptop-screen-as-a-light-board
technique, i traced some stars...badly...but traced nonetheless! {it's
enough to make steve jobs shiver!}

i cut...
and cut...
and cut...
after the stars where done i needed a hoho and a cold compress!
then i cut...
and cut...
and cut...
napped a bit...

9 stars were all i could manage...
you other 4 offense intended!
just thank your lucky stars that our forefathers
weren't so lazy! although Betsy Ross might have
appreciated only having to deal with 9 stars! ;}
{sidebar #2: whenever i think about our history,
the schoolhouse rock songs play in my head...
do you remember them? this was back in the
stone know, before hannah montana...
when tv was semi-educational! wow! i am
officially an old fuddy-duddy! ;}

but where was i?

oh yes. the stripes were easier...
especially when you just eyeball it.
again, thankfully our forefathers did not
merely "eyeball" the Declaration, or anything
that had to do with our destiny! or the other 4
colonies! ;}

i am a flag kinda gal!
it get all weepy, nostalgic, misty...
so, any representation of Old Glory suits me just fine!
even this wee one!

sure, just buying one would be easier...
but then what would i have to blog about? ;}

Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Met Monday @ BNOTP
JSIWU @ The Girl Creative
Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy
Shabby Shares @ Rustic Crafts


  1. Oh, Most Sparkly M, you are just amazing! This is the cutest thing! How in the world do you think up these things? :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Love it...and I bet you had to sit upright to get all those stripes straight! xo Diana

  3. I can clearly hear the Star Spangled Banner playing right right now after reading this and seeing your pretty little flag.
    Have you bought your ink yet???
    hugs from here...

  4. you are a funny, funny always make me laugh, and sometimes, i even do an unladylike snort.

    i havent decided yet if you are possibly insane, or just eccentric...but either way, i really enjoy your blog.

    when i get tired of reading some of the other "paint every piece of furniture in my house with annie sloane chalk paint" blogs, i come back and scroll through yours for laughs, and very nice pictures, you always show off your creations so nicely!

    anyway, just wanted to finally comment and tell you i enjoy you, very much.

  5. Very clever! I might just add a little glitter . . .

  6. Amazing! What a great idea!
    Blessings & Hugs,

  7. The previous commentor said it all - your posts are refreshing!

  8. What a creative idea! And I love it with 9 stars. :)

    Have a great day!

  9. You sure recovered NICELY from your low ink (lol). Nicely done!!

    Deborah (happily visiting from

  10. This is really a clever idea and I just love your personality :)!! I would love you to share this project at my Shabby Shares link party over at Rustic Crafts ~

  11. Hhahahh perhaps we should all lie on the couch all day for inspiration, you are truly amazing!! What a pretty flag - I love it!
    Cheryl ;)

  12. What a fabulous idea! ANd I love the Graphics Fairy, too. In fact, I got some vintage clip art of children dancing from her to use for my portrait photography logo... :) Thanks for sharing your talents at MM. :)

  13. Beautiful! I love it! Very Creative!

    I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...and follow too! ;-)

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse

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    XoXo Nicole Mariana

  15. What a great idea! You are so creative! I would have never thought of something like that! Thanks for sharing!


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