Happy Fourth of July! There is much to celebrate! Today is the one year anniversary of my blog! My very first blog post was the treat holder pictured below that I posted last year on the Fourth of July. (You can click on the image to see the original post.)
This past year has been a year full of changes, lots of travel, and so much fun (minus my surgery and recent concussion)! My husband and I became empty nesters as our children spread their wings and became independent…our daughter went off to college in Georgia and our son moved to Massachusetts with his job. I have loved creating and sharing with you and have enjoyed the interactions with comments, emails, and cards from so many of you! You have helped make this transition much easier than I ever thought possible! Never underestimate the difference you can make in someone’s life! I am so happy to have you along on this stamping journey with me!!
This day of independence, reflection and appreciation needs some blog candy!!! Leave a comment by noon (EST) on Thursday, July 6th letting me know what blog post, card, or project was your favorite this past year. I would love to hear from you (especially if you have never commented before). If you can, post the date of the project so others can check it out in case they are new to my blog and may have missed it. You can always refer to past posts by clicking on Archives (to check by month) or search by Categories. Just click on the drop down menu on the right. (You may need to click on the blog title first to go directly to my blog if you are reading this in your email.) I will use random.org to pick a winner to receive today’s card along with one of my favorite embossing folders that just seemed appropriate for this occasion…The Celebrations Duo.
I love embossing folders… they are a great bang for your buck and provide a quick & easy WOW factor by adding dimension! I used the celebrate embossing folder from this set on my card today. My inspiration for today’s card came from a napkin (of all things)!
I also used the new Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on this card. I thought the ruffles looked a lot like a flag blowing in the wind.
I live in Maryland near the Antietam National Battlefield. It’s a family tradition on the Saturday before 4th of July to go to Antietam for their Independence Day event. Everyone packs a picnic and spreads their blankets, chairs, and umbrellas on the battlefield. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra entertains the crowd, planes fly overhead, cannons are fired, and the most spectacular fireworks display lights up the sky at night. I was not able to attend this year due to my recent concussion; however, my daughter and husband went and they face timed me during the fireworks display. Here’s a few photos they took at the event.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday today! We have some friends coming over for a cookout. Check back tomorrow to see the favors I made for everyone this year! Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win!
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