Welcome to a blog hop devoted to the remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th. If you just happened up my blog, then you are at the beginning of the hop.
The terrorist attack against our nation, which happened a decade ago, is a long time for some. However for many, the day feels all too close. The deeply seared memories of the human sufferings and acts of heroism, which took place on that day, changed our nation.
The nation was in shock when terrorists decided to hijack our airplanes and turn them into weapons. It was beyond anyone’s belief that something so horrific could happen on our own soil. It would be one thing if it were just the destruction of the Twin Towers or damage to the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA, but almost 3,000 people perished, from the attack, leaving a scar on the sole of America.
Americans came together as one, in the emotional aftermath of 9-11. We were united by grief, had compassion for those who died along with their families, and showed loyalty to our country.
Please join the country in a moment of silence on Sunday morning, at 8:46 (Eastern Time). This should be a time to reflect on what we all lost, as well as on the courage and common purpose that lived and still resides, deep within the American people.
10 of us blogging friends would like you to join in this day of remembrance, by stopping by each blog to see a project made for the tenth anniversary of 9-11.
If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:
- Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/ <<<you are here>>>
- Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ <<<next blog>>>
- Vicki - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
- Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com
- Nicole- http://crashingcreatively.blogspot.com/
- Lisa - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
- Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
- Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
- Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
- Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
I will also be offering blog candy. All related to the Red, White, and Blue, including an altered journal that I made. Please leave a comment of where you were the morning of 9-11-2001, when our nation was attacked. Please become a follower of my blog if you are not one already and leave a comment on everyone's blog who is participating in the hop. Also, leave me a way to contact you. I will choose the winner through random.org and announce the winner by Tuesday, Sept. 13th.
Your next stop on the hop is Lynne.
Now on to my project. I have made a book. My two BFF's and I get together about twice a month to work on projects. We get to pick the theme. So, I can't take the credit for the design, that would go to my BFF, Gina. She did all of the research for the book and designed the layout. Her husband provided all of the pictures. This is definitely a book that will be handed down in my family, as a remembrance of that tragic day, 10 years ago.
The pages are all a 6 x 8 size, with a chipboard front and back cover of 7x9. The sticker embellishments are K&Company as well as the paper. For some of the borders we used a Martha Stewart punch. The pennant banner was made with a triangle punch and one was made with a stamp. Some of the others were made with the Cricut, such as the heart border on the bottom of the 1st page. Some of the basic shapes were cut on the Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes Cart. The square letters were made from stamping letters on inches and dabbing with SU refill bottled ink.
I have to say that it was incredibly emotional making this book. Reliving the experience of the time. I was unaware that so many memorials had been erected since the tragic day. Maybe because I am on the west coast and not near the memorials, I didn't realize so many had been made or even the magnitude of each one. I hope that some day I will be able to visit at least one of the memorials.
Now please go see what everyone else has created in this day of remembrance. Your next stop on the hop is Lynne.
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