Fire Engine Kids Birthday – You’re My Hero


The You're My Hero stamp set reminds me of growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles hearing sirens as they left the station to respond to an emergency.  This card is great birthday card for that little boy in your life.

On Air Force bases fire trucks are yellow and I have no idea why.  I Googled it and I found out that there is no particular reason, but there must be in the military because every base I've ever visited has yellow fire trucks.

However, my research indicated that yellow fire trucks were more safe because they are more visible to drivers.  Now that makes sense.


The card is a quick & easy card, just like I like them!  I used real red card stock as the card base with a piece of whisper white to bring out the real red in the trucks color.  The black strip of basic black was a left over scrap and it fit perfect after I stamped the trucks.  To add a little dimension to the tires I placed candy dots from the Neutrals collection on all six tires.

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It's Friday night in my part of the world and I'll be getting to bed soon because tomorrow morning when you're on your way from work or cooking super… I will be reporting to the starting line to run the Air Force Maraton (10K).  You can follow the race on my Facebook page.

I feel so excited about it and I'm beside myself because I HATE running, but I'm so excited about tomorrow.  I feel like it's the first day of school… LOL.

Thank you so much for visiting me.  Wish me luck. —Maggie

You’re My Hero… A Salute to First Responders


A friend from long ago, whom I met through my sister-in-law over 20 years ago is an L.A.P.D. police officer.  She is very patriotic and has never hesitated to show her gratefulness to our nation's military.

However, she is my hero herself!  Her life is in danger every time she puts on her uniform.  She believes in her city and has done everything within her power to keep it safe.  Here's to you Ms. Y!  I'm so proud of you.


I love this stamp set because it reminds me of the police cars from long ago.  The car is somewhat from the 70's and I wouldn't call it antique… but it's pretty close to it don't you think?  Perfect for a kid's birthday card.

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Stamp Set:  You're My Hero
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Modern Melody DSP
Inks/Color:  Real Red