Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Words Are Never Enough ~ HSSCC#348

It's Tuesday...and we all know what that means.  It's time for an all new Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge.  We have a beautiful color challenge for you to play along with this week and we can't wait to see what you create!

Much of the Pacific Northwest has been on fire for the past several weeks and my area has been blanketed in a smoky haze since last Friday.  Things are clearing up a little bit, but the bad air quality has kept us inside and the smoggy skies have made for color temps, making it feel like fall.

Today's card was inspired by the fall-like weather and created as a huge thank you to all the fire fighters who have been out for weeks fighting all of these fires.  Words will never be enough to thank they for all that they have done and are continuing to do.

Rooted in Nature is one of my very favorite stamp sets.  I love all of the beautiful leaves and the textures in the coordinating Nature's Roots dies.

I stamped the leaves in Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede and Mint Macaron and added a few die cut leaves on top of the fussy cut wood round.  I added a thin strip of Mint Macaron card stock and some of the beautiful Copper Metallic Ribbon from the Gilded Autumn Suite.  My sentiments were stamped on Mint Macaron and Cinnamon Cider in Cinnamon Cider.  This is quickly becoming one of my favorite new In Colors!

As I said earlier, there will never be enough words to thank all of the fire fighters for all that they are doing.  My husband is finally getting to come home today after being out for 14 days.  He has worked long, hard and exhausting days and has seen devastation that he described as "things you only see in movies".  These men and women have a passion for fighting fire, but these wild fires take things to a whole new level.  I am grateful my hubby only has to work one shift back at the station before getting to have 4 full days off.  It will be a much needed and deserving break!

I hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!  Be sure to join along in the fun with our challenge!

Happy Stamping!


  1. I love your creations! A big thank you for your husband's service!! Even though I live in Wisc, we have family in both CA and Oregon who are thankfully safe! Please thank him for all of us!!! I'm happy for your family he's home safe!!!

  2. That is a lovely card. I like the way you layered the leaves and your stamped background.

  3. Amazing card! And please thank your husband for his hard work!