Sunday, September 11, 2011

Patriotic Card for 9/11 Heroes

Good morning everyone...  I can't believe that today marks the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks...  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  I was in college at the time, and I still lived at home with my parents.  My sister came in to my room and started shaking me and told me I needed to come watch the news.  My mom and sister had watched the second plane hit on live television.  I had to get ready for my morning class, but I remember not even wanting to tear myself away from the television...  I ended up going to class, and my instructor told us we didn't have to stay, but we could if we wanted to talk about what was going on.  I stayed for a little while, then I drove home to watch more of the news...  I went to work that day (in an after school program with first graders), and I just kept looking at the sky and thinking about all of the horrible things happening right here in our own country...  The kids wanted to talk about what was going on, and I found it hard to discuss this with first graders.  I didn't know how to word things, or how to explain it to them...  There was a candle light vigil held in our local Veteran's Park that night and I remember just standing there and crying...  I know I will never forget that day, and I will continue to remember the people who lost their lives, lost loved ones, and the men and women who continue to fight for our country so that we can keep our freedom!

Cricut 360 -create a card for our heroes
Sweet Sassy Diva- honoring 9/11
Papercraft Star- use patriotic colors


Independence Day- flag cut at 3.47", "freedom" cut at 2.29"
Cuttlebug- stars
K. Andrew stamps- Positive Thoughts
K & Company- Americana paper pack

Thank you to our heroes!  I'm proud to be an American!!!

29 comments:

Sonya said...

Love your card---it's perfect for our challenge this week at Cricut 360. Hope you'll join us next week!

Lisa said...

Great card! It really makes a statement! Thx for joining us over at cricut 360!

Judie said...

Hi Amy,
Perfect card!! TFS.

Judie

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Amy, what a beautiful card... I can't believe it has been 10 years either... hugs from ukiah

Sheila said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Sheila
Http://2pawprints@gmail.com

Adrian said...

u did a great job!

Dayna Sabrina said...

This is a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Amy said...

That is a wonderful card! I don't think any of us will ever forget that day or what we were doing at the time it happened. Thanks for sharing Amy

Maribel said...

This is a perfect card for this occasion. I haven't taught about 9/11 till this year. I couldn't bring myself to talk about it, and 10 years later, I got very upset teaching my 2nd graders about it, but it is so important for kids to learn about the events of that day. Thank you for sharing your story and this great card!
Maribel

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Fantastic card! It looks spectacular! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cricut 360!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Karen said...

great sentiment lovely rememberance

Shelly said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your story with us! It is a day that most will always remember & NEVER forget!
Shelly

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love your card. You can enter this at Sweet Sassy Diva's first challenge too this week which is for 911. http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/2011/09/sweetsassydiva-design-challenge.html Please join us.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card,nice embossing!

BugBites said...

Amy- love this card and how you did the star embossing. Looks great!

Houses Built of Cards said...

FABULOUS job!!! Absolutely LOVE the embossing - great touch!!! Thanks for joining us at Cricut 360!

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Cindy said...

Hi Amy,FANTASTIC job with this AMAZING card!I LOVE the embossing, Just BEAUTIFUL!!:)

Tracy said...

Very classy and a beautiful tribute to the remembrance of 9/11. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Papercraft Star!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a fabulous card sweetie. I was in floods of tears last night watching the services on the UK news.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sleepy Stamper said...

Amy, what a lovely way to honor and remember that terrible day. This card has so many great details. I love the way the embossed stars pop out! Thank you for joining us over at the Papercraft Star!

Pam said...

Amy this is a great card to remember some great hero's! We will never forget! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

What a great card Amy!!
Tina

Creative Diva said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Beautifuly done!

DebC said...

perfect card! This is a great entry and thank you fo r joining us! Cricut360
Deb Crowder

ferrellgraph-x said...

I think your card is fabulous! I'm so happy you joined us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

SweetSassyDiva said...

that turned out great! We never will forget!

http://sweetsassydiva.com

Lisa said...

This is just absolutely gorgeous, Amy! What a beautiful card and tribute :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

You've done it again Amy! Very nicely done. Great tribute,