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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Remembering With Gratutude

 This is the fire station around the corner from me: 

Every year the firefighters put out a flag for each of their fellow firefighters up in New York who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  This reminds me not only of the heroism on that terrible day, but that "my firefighters" are willing to put their lives on the line for us.  I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to make a thank you card to accompany the pan of brownies my daughter and I made for them.

To make the stripes, I used the diagonal stripe stamp from Close to My Heart's "In the Background" set at an angle.  I distressed all the edges with Champagne.

Thank you for stopping by!  Now please go check out the other creations at Atlantic Hearts.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Colonial White and Outdoor Denim cardstock
Ink:  Outdoor Denim, Champagne
Stamps:  In the Background, Thank You (retired)
Embellishments:  Cranberry Bitty Brads (retired)
Other:  Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge


  1. Wow! They lost a lot of firefighters that dreadful day! I doubt anyone will ever forget where they were or what they were doing that day. Very appropriate card Hansi! Thanks for joining us at AHSC

  2. Your card is beautiful and a very fitting tribute to those heros. Thanks for joining us at the AHSC this week.

  3. Your card is so patriotic.

    I love the paper piercing and colors you used on it.

    Mary Ellen, AHSC DT

  4. Fabulous card, it has given me goosebumps. This is an awesome card, I love that you even did stitching. Thank you for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  5. Wonderful card, Hansi! Your patriotic theme fits in so nicely with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch.
    :) Marie

  6. What a wonderful tribute. You did a great job, and I am sure you touched the hearts (and the tummies) of the lucky firefighters who received this and your brownies!! Thanks for joining us at AHSC

  7. Wow--Hansi, you've done it again! A perfectly simple, but simply beautiful design. And your impetus for the card is also wonderful. THe world would be such a lovely place if people thanked/acknowledged each other on a regular basis... Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts this week!

  8. Lovely card! Striking. Thanks for playing at Atlantic Hearts.

  9. Stunning card, I love the simplicity, it says it all!

  10. Wonderful card. Love what you did. Thanks for sharing again with us at AHSC