Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Just Add Ink: Where the WiFi is Weak

 I have lived and played in Colorado for my entire adult life. I love our mountains and their many "moods".  Sometimes they look rugged and imposing.  Then there are times when the sun is setting that they turn black with indescribably brilliant colors behind them.  Sometimes they get a misty look - like artwork created with torn paper. And that mood is what I envisioned when I saw the colors at Just Add Ink.

Weak WiFi

I have loved that sentiment since I first saw it but have had no use for it.  I actually still don't have any use for it - I have no idea to whom I would send this card so I think I'll keep it.  I have photo ledges above my computer that I use to display my cards until they are sent.  I'll display this one up there as a daily reminder of the beauty surrounding me!

An update on our fires.  I-70 is re-open, not because that fire is out but because it's moved away from the interstate although I'm not sure I'd drive through this. (Photo from 9News)

The biggest fire is now the second biggest in Colorado history.  It is 44% contained so there is progress. Another big fire is in the mountains above where my son goes to school and is 0% contained and has burned 18,000 acres. We get regular updates from the church camp that we have spent lots of time at for over 20 years and it's quite bleak. Yesterday they said that while the fire is still far away, the wind is blowing it towards them and there is nothing to stop it, in fact, there are forests of beetle-kill trees for it to burn through. Fire crews took a few staff members up to pick buildings that they will try to save. The camp sits right on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park so there's nothing to stop the fire after it blows through our beloved camp.  (My heart goes out to all in California impacted by fires.  Colorado has had around 200,000 acres burn - California is at 1.4 million. What a year it has been.)

Thank you to Just Add Ink for the inspiration to create a tribute to my Colorado mountains.

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Pinkfresh Studios Through the Trees

Dies: Altenew Mountain Die Set

Paper: Stampin' Up Purple Posy, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray

Ink: Stampin' Up Misty Moonlight, Versamark (with fine detail embossing powder)


10 comments:

  1. These colours work perfectly for your mountain card. I agree - this sentiment is really lovely. I think it could be used to send to anyone, as it reminds us to step back and relax in Nature.
    Your fires have been featured here on the News in Australia. Bushfires, acres burnt and homes lost is in the forefront of Australian minds with the summer we had here. We know just how devastating it is. So true - what a year it has been! Chantell Just Add Ink

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  2. This is sooo gorgeous, Kim!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

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  3. What a soft serene card and so pretty! Continued prayers for the fires and those fighting them.

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  4. I just love the mood & serenity of your card teamed with the fun saying. Perfect for the challenge colours.
    How lucky you are to be in such a beautiful spot. I hope your camp is somehow saved and the fires retreat. Such a scary time & so much devastation. Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at JAI.
    Di

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  5. How wonderful to be able to recreate the scenes you see in nature around you. Thank you for sharing your creation with us and also your beautiful mountains! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  6. Fabulous card Kim and that sentiment is the best! Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink.

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  7. Ahhhh serenity......beautiful card!

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  8. You have captured your Colorado mountains perfectly Kim. I absolutely love that sentiment. I hope that you remain safe. Hugs from Australia. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  9. What a fabulous card!

    All us Aussies are really feeling for you in the USA with the fires. We had an absolutely horrific summer of fires and so it's very fresh in our minds. All the best to those fighting the fires, or impacted by them x

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  10. Kim this is a worthy JAI winner this week - i had to pop by and leave a comment, it's so serene and beautiful- I don't think I could bear to send it either. Stay safe - those fires look dreadful!

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