I just got back from visiting the Federal Way Fire station…..
Their flag, along with flags across the city and nation, was at half mast…
I’ve been told that police and firefighters aren’t supposed to accept gifts from people – like cookies, etc. But I figured no one could argue with a card, right? Last year it was my police department, and this year, my neighborhood firefighters. (And yes, I know I shouldn’t wait til 9/11 every year to honor them. But I do buy them a coffee or their lunch if I see them in line near me – I do try!)
This one’s a huge card, 5×7, since I had 1) this really giant stamp, and 2) a lot to say The stamp is by Stamps Happen out of Fullerton CA (the stamp is called Through This Storm We Do Not Walk Alone #90293)- I found one on Etsy here, but you may be able to find it elsewhere. I picked it up at a stamp store myself. The design almost follows the sketch I posted on the May Arts blog - I skipped one paper because it just didn’t seem to need it. Papers here are by Glimpses – a recently-retired paper line that I’ll miss! I apologize for not jotting down the Copics either, yeesh. Sometimes I just am not good at the details of blogging! But – the puffy smoky stuff here is Sparkly Fluff – remember when I used it here? I wanted to make this card extraspecial for my firefighters, and remember that the Sparkly Fluff could look a lot like puffs of smoke. (And I just need to say, I shoulda tarped the room – I went to Bible Study last night and was asked why I had glitter all over me! lol!!!)
Below is last year’s vlog, coloring this image – but with a brown eagle body. I’m still never sure if bald eagles are really black or brown!
And…to top off my remembrance of 9/11….the perfect activity for OWH. A trip to the post office.