Happy Fourth!

Happy 4th of July!

I'm excited to have a beautiful (and HOT) day with family and friends today.  Nobody loves a holiday quite like Lindsay.  She usually needs no reason to dress up and look festive and I'm sure today will not be a let down.  I'll be sure to post pics.

For those of you who follow me here, I wanted to share some awesome news with you.  It's about the "Ankle Saga".  After the third surgery my ankle didn't heal.  Apparently the cortisone shots thinned my skin and.....well....it wouldn't heal.  So I've had a "wound vac" attached to the wound for the last month and it is waaaaay beyond getting old.  Last week I had to go to see a plastic surgeon who said I'd need surgery to do a skin graft.  Whoopee.  So he scheduled the surgery for August 17th.  Well....when I went in today to have the vac changed (I have to have it done twice a week), my wound is closing!!!!!!  And.....if it looks even better next week when I go, I won't have to have the surgery!!!  Prayers are being answered!!  I am SO thrilled to NOT have a 4th surgery.  We went out to eat tonight to celebrate.  It was a blast.  Ok....now on to stampin'.....

I thought I'd share a new card with you today.  It's actually a technique that I recently tried and I love it!  It will be included in next month's Chic Technique and Technique Boutique clubs.  If you'd like to join either one....there's still room.  

Here's a card I like to call a "Triple Treat"....

I love this technique and it's so elegant in person.  It's made using the "Everything Eleanor" and the "Thank You" greeting is actually retired.  The colors are Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Midnight Muse, one of the new In Colors.    I used the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse and the brad is from the Antique Brads Collection. 

 It's hard to tell from the photo but I spritzed it with a little sparkle made from rubbing alcohol and Champagne Glimmer Paint.  The possibilities are endless with this technique and I can't wait to play around with it some more.

Now....for the BIG NEWS!  
The winners of the Blog Candy........

Winner #1:  SHARON
She wins a 2012-2014 IN COLOR Designer Series Paper Stack ($21.95 value)

Winner #2:  VALERIE
She wins a pack of your favorite Designer Series Paper that you described in your entry ($10.95 value)

Winner #3:  SHANNON
She wins two Embossing Folders ($7.95 value x 2)

Thank you all for your awesome comments and for being such faithful blog readers.  I hope to get to meet some of you in a couple of weeks at Convention.  I've got a little fun surprise planned for those of you who are going so keep checking back for the announcement.

To the three winners....Please email me with your First and Last Name with you Mailing Address.  

Alrighty....It's time to get ready to celebrate this wonderful holiday!  
Celebrating the Land of the Free...Because of the Brave.

God Bless,


  1. Very pretty card. So happy to hear about your ankle. It's wonderful when a surgery can be avoided. Happy Fourth of July!


  2. Thanks so much, Tina! Happy 4th to you!


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