Monday, September 12, 2011

All things are possible

When I created this card the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the event was weighing on my mind.  As I watched the memorials taking place yesterday, I cried buckets.  I did, indeed, feel as if I were at a funeral.  It makes my heart very heavy to think of all that our country has lost since that day, and what American families and friends have lost. 

My husband is a great patriot.  He has told me countless times that when terrorists attack, we must not let them believe they have won.  We must get up and rebuild and move forward, because we are Americans.  We must never forget those who are lost, but we should not lie down in defeat.

I thought the Verve sentiment, "All things are possible", can reflect the courage we all share as humans. 

My sister went to school with a girl who lost her sister on 9/11.  She was 29 years old, worked on the 104th floor of the North Tower as a vice president for Cantor Fitzgerald.  Her name was Danielle Kousoulis.  On the news yesterday, I saw her sister and parents on television as they made their way toward the 9/11 Memorial.  My heart goes out to the Kousoulis family, and the thousands of others who lost someone that day.


Challenges entered:
Thanks for joining me today.

Colleen

Stamps:  Here For You - Verve
Paper:  Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Whisper White - SU
Ink:  Sahara Sand - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Other:  Big Shot; Floral Doily Motifs die cut - Spellbinders; Vintage Wallpaper and Finial Press embossing folders - SU; gray satin ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbons; pearls; sponge

27 comments:

NanaConnie said...

Thank, Colleen, for the gentle reminder of what we Americans can do when we set our minds to it. We will never be defeated because we have the spirit to survive.

Janeen said...

thank you for posting and even your card looks like the twin towers with the third one being the virtual one we have all rebuilt as AMERICANS.

My sympathies to the family whom you know. It would be very moving to see them on television. Thank you for your kind comments on my 9/11 post also. HUGS to you. It was an emotional day for all, I do believe.

Andrea Ewen said...

A beautiful card and a very moving tribute to those we lost. We will indeed, "Never forget".

Pauline said...

A beautiful card Colleen, and a wonderful tribute to all those lost on that terrible day, a day that changed the world.

Emily Keaton said...

A gorgeous tribute card, Colleen. This is so sophisticated and lovely. It's clear how much thought you put into this.

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone's comments and couldn't say anything better. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us too.

Chris R. from Iowa

Barb said...

beautiful card colleen. the subdued color scheme and soft textures and ink treatments make for the perfect portrayal of your message. love everything about it. xo

Shirley said...

How elegant~!!

~Tammy~ said...

So very beautiful and very appropriate!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--this really is a beautiful card and tribute to all our fallen heroes, be they the souls who lost their lives on 9-11 to our first responders to our men & women in uniform. God Bless America! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Patrice said...

Classic...

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful and moving Colleen. I love the gray and cream!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! What a beautiful card--this is a beautiful tribute!! LOVE your embossed gray paper and that gray ribbon! LOVE your dies and your inking--beautiful sentiment--LOVE LOVE LOVE it all:) Very moving!! LOVE you!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the RCC!

Brenda said...

Colleen what a wonderful card and beautiful tribute to the victims of 9/11. I love the clean crisp elegance of your card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Marisa said...

Totally gorgeous card!! Love the layout and the hanging "star" is perfect. Always good to remember the freedoms we have and to fight to retain them. Lovely tribute to your sister's friend's sister :)

Linda R. said...

What a heartfelt post. Your card is so beautiful.. and a wonderful tribute for the loss this country went through..

Hugs, Linda

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen like you I have watched and read many stories about 9-11. One of the things that has stuck me is the courage that those badly injured have shown. There was a radio broadcast I listened to about the people who survived the Pentagon crash. It was amazing-one couple even found humor in their struggle when her husband was in the burn unit. It is good to reflect back on what happened so that we remain resolute in our stance against terrorism.

Your card is absolutely amazing with the gray and white. I just love it. The embossing is exquisite and the border punch and snowflake are divine. What a beauty.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Benzi said...

The gray and white is just perfect for this occasion...a wonderful tribute to our country.

DAWN Braun said...

Beautiful card, I just love the grey paired with the crumb cake. Thank you that reminding us all that through the hard ship, all things are indeed possible!!

Bonnie said...

What a moving post Colleen! The card really matches the beauty of the sentiment.

Stella said...

I will never ever forget 9-11... Reading your post made me realise again that this horrible and tragic event touched so many peoples' lives in the USA. I am so so sorry for all the people who lost their lives. And for their families.
I don't know how to write it in English but hopefully you know what I mean.

And for once a short comment on your card; it's gorgeous....!
XX

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful and fitting tribute card, Colleen!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another elegant card Colleen! Love the embossing and the pretty grey bow too! My husband just got me that diecut for our Anniversary! I am loving it!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card Colleen, I love the cleanness of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful tribute, Col! Your card is amazing, but your heart is so much more! Lots of love!

E.T. said...

Beautiful card and an equally beautiful sentiment behind it.

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