I have one more scrapbook layout for you today.  This was one that we made in my September Scrapbook class.  Because September was the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy I wanted to make a scrapbook layout for memories of that day.  While we didn’t know anyone in the towers it was still an event that impacted us that day and after that day.  For my generation I think this is the day that we all remember where we were.   My kids were young and all at the elementary school, Greg was out of town in Florida, my brother-in-law in Washington D.C., my sister-in-law was traveling on business – I was home, but the kids on the school bus, walked around the neighborhood, came home and turned on the TV.  Stood in front of the TV for hours, got on the phone to call Greg, the school, the rest of our family.  I have memories from that day and from the anniversaries going forward.  The year we had every child in the elementary school (1200+ students) make post card size drawings/notes to remember 9-11 and we glued them all to huge banners that we hung from the roof of the school at the entrance.  The red,white and blue shirts we made.  And more.  So while most people don’t necessarily have personal photos I do think everyone has a story/memory of that day.  So this layout was for that purpose.

The layout is very neutral – Basic Grey and Very Vanilla, and Basic Black.  With one small Cherry Cobbler punched heart.

The left page has mats for a few photos.  It also has the “two towers”.  I used strips of the Basic Grey Patterns DSP in the stripe.  And then stamped with the image from Extreme Elements so it looks like windows.  The strips are raised off the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The title “remember” is cut with the Big Shot and the Simple Letters Alphabet die from the First Edition DSP – it looks like newsprint and paper which were everywhere that day.  The ‘b’ has the red heart and then a tiny bow of linen thread.  This idea was from when you tie a ribbon around your finger to help you remember something.

The stamping on the Very Vanilla uses the Best Friends Forever stamp set and the Extreme Elements stamp set – in Crumb Cake and some in Basic Grey.

The large sheet on the right page is a full 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock – I wanted to keep it this size because I want to do my journaling on the computer and print it on this piece.  It is tucked under the piece of ribbon.  For me this whole page will just be journaling.

This is a closeup photo so you can see the towers and letters are up off the page.  Like they are in the air.

Take care everyone and hug the ones you love.