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Min 02-02-2013 01:40 AM

Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Happy Groundhog Day!:((

For those of you who are not familiar with this celebration, here's a quote from Wikipedia:

"Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks."

Since this custom originated in Germany (although supposedly it originally was a badger and it is not celebrated over here, lol), I felt compelled to come up with a tribute to the groundhog. ;)

So here's my groundhog day challenge for you:

1. Download my little groundhogs by clicking on the image

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...preview600.jpg

2. Create a layout letting us know how much longer Winter will last where you are. Your page should include at least one groundhog. :)) ... and if you're "down under", let us know if Summer will last for 6 more weeks!!!! :DD


3. (this is optional) If you print out the groundhog and take a picture of him (of her,lol) outside so we can all see the (missing) shadow, you will win a small prize ;D

Deadline to post your completed layout will be Feb 10th, midnight EST.

Here is my take on the challenge (it's raining, so my little groundhog has some water spots already - even so I tried to snap the pic really fast, lol)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...-layout600.jpg

Have fun - I can't wait to see how much longer Winter will stay :))

avalon4 02-02-2013 03:39 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Awe - that is so cute Carin! Love it. What a great challenge. Can't wait to see what our "faithful" come up with.

NancyP 02-02-2013 08:09 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
What an adorable idea!! Haven't turned on the tv yet this morning so don't know if groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow or not.

nanasdinky 02-02-2013 08:43 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
He didnt see it!! Yahhhhhhh!! Cute challenge!

NancyP 02-02-2013 08:47 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
WOOO HOOO!!! You go, Phil!!!! Early Spring this year!!!!

rabbitrun 02-02-2013 08:47 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Hey Min, How about a picture of a real ground hog? lol

Min 02-02-2013 08:51 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rabbitrun (Post 143369)
Hey Min, How about a picture of a real ground hog? lol

That'd be awesome!

Unfortunately I don't have any groundhogs running around here... although if I'd get *really* close to our brown guinea pig I might be able to get away with it, LOL

NancyP 02-02-2013 09:04 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
What do you mean I saw my shadow??? I did NOT see my shadow!!!!!!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...ps22f0ad7f.png

Min 02-02-2013 09:20 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NancyP (Post 143377)
What do you mean I saw my shadow??? I did NOT see my shadow!!!!!!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...ps22f0ad7f.png


ROFL ... awesome! :DD

NancyP 02-02-2013 09:21 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Yeah, especially notice the shadow under his foot!! HE LIES!!!!! :))

Min 02-02-2013 09:24 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NancyP (Post 143385)
Yeah, especially notice the shadow under his foot!! HE LIES!!!!! :))


noooo, he's definitely looking the other way...no shadow there, LOL (that's what I would do, I want it to be Spring!!:)))

rabbitrun 02-02-2013 09:58 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
I couldn't find a gallery so its in the members area. I'd print one out but its too cold with snow on the ground.Sadly we are over run with these critters. They eat more per day than a cow so they can decimate my garden! Not my favorite animal. I used to think they were cut til one ate the rose bush, the cacti, and then dug up the roots for each and ate them too.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...nd_hog_day.jpg
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...-the-snow.html

NancyP 02-02-2013 10:04 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Hungry li'l critters, arn't they??? Fortunately we don't seem to be bothered by them down here in the low country of South Carolina.

Flower Scraps 02-02-2013 10:29 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
all we have around here are prarie dogs - smaller but they have entire cities on the fields around here!

Min 02-02-2013 10:34 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
I bet they could be a pest... if I see the amount of food our guinea pigs gobble up .. having a bunch of groundhogs in your garden must be like locust...:O ... but they are cute, lol ;)

rabbitrun 02-02-2013 10:36 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
Tried cooking one one day. Figured they'd eaten my garden- that day all the green beans and half the corn. But while some of the older people who trap the marsh for muskrats and beaver still eat them, it was tough as shoe leather and tasted nothing like my green beans and corn. Never again! lol.

NancyP 02-02-2013 10:47 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
EEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! My neighbors up in Michigan ate EVERYTHING!! Groundhogs, squirrels, rabbits --whatever they caught!! I won't even eat venison!

Flower Scraps 02-02-2013 10:53 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
LOL - i'm with you Nancy!!! LOL - sounds like the UP in Michigan!

Quote:

Originally Posted by NancyP (Post 143420)
EEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! My neighbors up in Michigan ate EVERYTHING!! Groundhogs, squirrels, rabbits --whatever they caught!! I won't even eat venison!


NancyP 02-02-2013 11:52 AM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
WHAT!! You're a "Youpee'???? I didn't know that! How could there be any groundhogs with all that snow!! And from what I see from the Weather Channel---it ain't pretty!!! Sure glad I'm not back in Alpena right now!

Flower Scraps 02-02-2013 12:50 PM

Re: Groundhog Day Challenge
 
lol - nope - but i lived in the LP for a few years :) i'm in Colorado now! It's a gorgeous part of the country though!


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