Day of Giving Friday: Being Strong on 9/11

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design You Never Know How Strong and Spellbinders Mystical Embrace -
Good morning friends, out of respect I always take pause as we come back around to such a heart wrenching day in our history – 9/11. None in our generation will ever forget what we were doing that moment, that day. We clung to each other and our international friends covered us in prayer. Weeks turn into months, months into years; I thought it fitting to take a moment in remembrance. It just so happens that today is Day of Giving Friday and I picked a card that I thought speaks to a time of trial – 9/11 or the trials we feel on a daily basis.  It is a truth that you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.  If you are new to my blog, you can read about Day of Giving Friday on my FAQ List at #11.

For today’s comment –  What we’re you doing when the realization of what happened on 9/11 hit you – do you remember?

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire DesignYou Never Know How Strong You Are
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
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post-header-bottomThanks for stopping by today.  Never Forget 9 – 11 – 2001.


  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:18 am

    Oh my goodness, I can relate to this wonderful quote. In fact I have used this stamp myself on many occasions to give some support to friends, and my sister. A beautiful card Becca. I remember exactly what I was doing on 9/11. My dad had died earlier in the year and my mum had come down to sty with us for a while. As I was driving home from work the news broke on the radio and when I arrived home my mum was watching it on television. Some of those images have stayed with me to this day!! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:19 am

    Dear, dear Becca,
    I know of noone who has forgotten where they were or what they were doing on days such as 9/11 or the day John F. Kennedy was assinated. I was in my office with the radio on and just totally and completly stopped to listen as the first tower, then the second tower was hit. It still gives me chills as I think about the disaster for so many. My heart goes out to all who lost friends and family on that day – we will never forget the sacrifice given by them and all the first responders! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!
    Today’s card is another beauty and of a somber nature – almost like my signature sympathy cards (except I don’t use gold on them). Is this one of your new dies? I really love it and of course, if it is, I will be ordering (think you said it would be coming out on the 15th of September.)
    May GOD bless you and yours on the monumental day, Becca!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:21 am

    A very very beautiful sentimen and such a wonderful card here again Becca. As usual you´ve managed to make it sooo perfect.
    And yes I can asure you, that I still remember. I was just driving home from work, when I heard something on the radio, but didn´t catch quite what had happened at first, until I came in at home and saw hubby sticking to the TV and he thenm told me, WHAT the terrible accident were, I had heard mentioned in the news at first. But we were both stucked to the TV for the rest of the day watching all these terrible pictures after we had tryed to reach the people we knew over there, and heard they thanks god were all okay. But it´s definitely a day I wount forget ever, and I wasn´t even there.ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 11, 2015 - 6:28 am

    We can never forget 9/11, also be in our heart…all of us at work brought little tvs to work, just hoping they would find someone…ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:31 am

    Becca, such a beautiful, heart warming card!
    On that horrible day in history, I was with my husband, who was bed ridden due to a horseback riding accident.We just kept watching the horror on tv and thinking…this just cant be happening in the U.S…..unfortunately…it was.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah H.September 11, 2015 - 6:31 am

    I was at work on 9-11 when the towers were hit. I will never forget that day.

    A very beautiful card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra lesleySeptember 11, 2015 - 6:32 am

    I am British and was running a small hotel…..having a break I put the TV on in the afternoon…very rare for me….and watched in amazement and despair as the second building collapsed….during the day all the guests gathered in the lounge….including those from the U.S. ….we just needed to be together. So sad.ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:33 am

    What a beautiful card and a perfect sentiment for this day of remembrance. I was traveling in Ohio and Pennsylvania with a friend and another friend was taking us on a tour that day. When she picked us up at the motel and told us the news we were just in shock. Everywhere we went there were TVs on. The scenes were so surreal. It was just unthinkable that this could happen.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:33 am

    What a beautiful card! The sentiment is perfect. I was at work when the towers went down. We went into the Audio/Visual conference room to watch the news and pray for the victims.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:34 am

    I was working in the courthouse when this happened. We had a small office that I went by and there was a small tv and it was showing this horrible scene unfold. May God keep his hand on this great nation.ReplyCancel

  • wendySeptember 11, 2015 - 6:38 am

    Hi Becca, a beautiful card and an apt sentiment.
    I was at work on this day and somebody told me what had happened I did not believe them and rang home to ask me husband if it was true He told me it was true, and I still could not believe that someone could be so wicked as to do that

  • BunnySeptember 11, 2015 - 6:39 am

    A beautiful tribute to 9/11 and of course it can be used in so many situations.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:42 am

    I will NEVER FORGET!!! I was in the car with several women I worked with headed into NYC for a meeting when our cell phones started ringing. We looked out the window and could see the first tower burning. As we were almost at our destination, we had to pull over to let the first responders pass. We could smell the tower burning and that smell stays with me to this day! Of course, that was just the beginning of the next couple of hours of complete terror. I remember like it was yesterday! My heart goes out to all of the families who lost loved ones on that horrific day the many first responders who died later on as a result of their heroic work on that day! God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:42 am

    Dear Becca: I don’t think we will ever forget that tragic day and what we were doing when what was going on finally sunk in.
    I wasn’t even watching the news channels, I was watching “I Dream of Jeannie” and having a cup of coffee. Then, the phone rang and it was one of my daughters, she asked me if I was watching the news and when I said no, she urged me to change the channel because “there has been an accident in NYC, an airplane just crashed on one of the Twin Towers”, I immediately changed to a news channel and was watching the tower in flames, at that point I really thought it was a tragic accident but then, I the other plane came into the picture and I watched in horror how it slammed into the other tower in a manner that looked totally on purpose and right then I realized what was going on. Then, my youngest daughter, who was at the University, came home because they sent everybody home, and we both sat there, watching this tragic day on tv. Then the Pentagon was hit, it was just horrible, we were crying in disvelief. My husband came home from work and we all hugged each other. Our oldest daughter came to join us later.
    Every year we remember this day and all the sacrifices that were made by the first responders and everybody who helped so much.
    Thank you for allowing us to express here our thoughts on this National Day of Mourning.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:43 am

    Sorry, I forgot to comment about your beautiful card. It’s gorgeous as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:44 am

    Beautiful and perfect for today.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:44 am

    I was at home glued to the TV. Lovely card as always and stunning sentiment.TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Lori kSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:45 am

    Beautiful card! I remember that day clearly. I was planning my sons 16th Birthday party. We still had all the family over and had cake and goodies but it was a somber night watching all the sadness on TV. Every year on his birthday brings back all the horror that happened that day. Prayers still go out for everyone on this day.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:00 am

    Such a beautiful card and sentiment Becca, yes i will never forget this tragedy , God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • SusanSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:00 am

    I was on my way to work. I called my husband and told him to watch the TV. Something big was going on. I remember in the parking lot at work my boss was driving through tells us that another tower fell. I lived near O’hare airport and no plane went over for days. It was weird and creepy. Sunday morning I woke up to a jet going over head. It made me feel things were better.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.September 11, 2015 - 7:02 am

    I had just retired from the U.S. Army and was fingerprinting for State Police.

    Beautiful card, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.September 11, 2015 - 7:09 am

    We had a business at the time where we did warranty work on windows and doors, and we traveled all over the Midwest doing so. We were in Kansas City working on a house, when the homeowner told us we needed to stop and come see what was happening. A sad sad day for sure. :(ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:15 am

    Beautiful card and perfect saying. Makes you stop and think. I was in a classroom with 21 3 and 4 year olds when the planes hit and it was so hard to give full attention to them. It was the not knowing what was going on and with so many teachers having families in NY made it a very difficult day. I knew my brother was working on the very top of the US Capitol dome and I worried that this would be another target. This would be a day that none of us will ever forget.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:22 am

    I remember all to well that horrific day. I was at work when we got a call from our boss saying that our base was put on high alert status, and that all non essential personnel were being sent home. As I did not fall into that category, I was asked to remain. We were allowed to take a few extra breaks however to watch the news as work permitted and were allowed to contact any family members if we thought it was necessary. It was a very somber day for all of us. One that I for one shall never forget.

  • SharonSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:27 am

    I was on third shift that day and I got up and for some reason I turned on the television and what I saw was just got wrenching I couldn’t believe what they did to us. At first I thought it was a joke and I switched channels and it was still on I stood there routed to the kitchen floor and just sobbed for all those people who lost their lives for the policemen and firemen he tried so hard to save them and for all the families it would go through a living hell every day of their life watching loved ones die. For all of those who are gone I’m so sorry and I love the ones left behind my heart goes out to all of you. Becca, what a lovely remembrance.ReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:28 am

    I was at work and listening to my favorite radio personalities when they learned of it and broke the news. at lunch time I went to a fav spot to pick up lunch and saw the horror of it on their big screen tv. I grew up in NYS and went to college with many from the city area. I was worried that many I knew had perished and it was along time before I heard from many of them. your card for today is so appropriate.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleySeptember 11, 2015 - 7:29 am

    What a beautiful card and the sentiment is perfect. Like everyone else I was totally in shock that something like this could happen in our country. Watching it all unfold on tv I knew nothing would ever be the same.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:32 am

    I was taking care of my paraplegic husband and his needs when a neighbor called me on the phone. His voice was tense with a sound in his voice that I had not heard from him before this day. His only sentence, was: “turn on the TV”. I got the TV on just after the first plane hit the first tower. Oh, my God, how could this be happening? I stood there in the room watching in disbelief as the second plane hit the second tower. One then knew the first plane hitting the tower was not an accident. Fear filled my soul. Sadness filled my heart. I would not believe I was seeing this tragic situation happening in real life and not in an action packed movie. I stayed “glued” to the TV all day watching the horrific scenes before my eyes. It was like I was frozen in time with PTSD messing with my mind. It was years after this historic day, before I could go away from home without having some fear of “what next”. God Bless America and God bless all those who lost their lives and to their survivors. We, in the US, lost our “innocence” that day in September 2001. We will never be the same as before 9/11. Your card today is elegant with lots of layers and an appropriate sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:34 am

    Hi Becca
    Lovely card as always and what a note.
    This date is not to be Forgotten.
    I was out shopping that day. I will never forget it.
    Today is also the birthsday of my nephew and we have to celebrate him.
    Its not his fault what happened years ago.
    But never the less my thoughs gods back to these peoble that loost their familie or
    friend that day.
    Hugs KiraReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:42 am

    Hi Becca ,
    I remember 9-11-01 like it was yesterday. I was at work, heard about the WTC and the plane. I prayed and was glued to the tv especially as reports of the next plane hitting the pentagon.
    America was under attack . What a scary and foreign realization.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:44 am

    I had not left for work yet on 9-11 when I received a phone call and was told to turn on the news. It was difficult to realize the images were not special effects of a tv movie but reality. My children were at school and my husband was at work. I went through the motions of going to work but just wanted to have my family all safely united at home that evening. I knew that life would never be as it was prior to 9-11. We will never forget…

    Thank you for another opportunity to win your beautiful creation. The sentiment is perfect for today…and every day.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CobbSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:57 am

    I watched it all unfold on the Today Show from the very beginning. I remember when the first plane hit and I thought “there is something very strange about a plane hitting the tower.” The weather was so lovely it just didn’t make sense at all. I hated it when my thoughts were proven to be correct and it was much worse than just a plane hitting the tower accidentally. Thank you for honoring this heartbreaking day with your lovely creation.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearySeptember 11, 2015 - 8:08 am

    Gorgeous card and wonderful sentiment today. I am Canadian and remember hearing it on the radio while I was driving. Couldn’t believe what I was hearing and returned home right away. Turned on CNN and saw the second tower come down. I was just devastated that this could be happening in New York. It just didn’t seem possible. My girlfriend was in New York at the time, and no news from her for over 24 hours before we knew she was safe. Thanks for honouring this day.ReplyCancel

  • KathieSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:15 am

    The card is very fitting. I was in a classroom of kindergarteners that morning. Although the teachers wanted to watch the TV to see what was going on, we knew it would upset the children, so we had to wait until later to see what had happened. You’re right, we will never forget it.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WislonSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:16 am

    I think we all know what we were doing that day, on the 11th of September of 2001, the same as we remember the day November 22, 1963, the day that President Kennedy was shot. However the 11th of September is embedded into our brains far more than in 1063 as we watched it happen, we watched the TV sets and watched every little details that was put in front of us, and many scenes were played over and over. I sat on my sofa in disbelief of what was happening in our beautiful county of the United States of America. This doesn’t happen in our place, it happens to some other country. NO, it happened here in our own back yard. The sadness is still in my heart and I think we have had more violence in our country since this happened. I pray everyday for peace and to protect the men and women that serve our country in the service and the same for all the policemen, firemen, EMT’s that have sworn to serve and protect us. St. Michael the Archangel look after all of these brave men and women.
    Sorry, I guess sometime I get on a roll and can’t stop.

    Hugs and God Bless my Friend!

    • Gretchen WilsonSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:27 am

      My goodness, where is my head?
      Becca I love this sentiment and think this should be an addition to my collection. Your card is stunning and I love the gold and black (not because they are Purdue University colors). I just think it is so striking, those die are beautiful!
      You did it again, another gorgeous card!

  • marylouhSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:36 am

    I was on my way to St. Louis for our monthly embroiderer’s guild meeting when the radio announcer said something about a plane flying into a building. I called my husband and told him to watch the TV to see what was going on (probably the only day since he retired that he hadn’t turned the TV on as soon as he got up).
    We held our meeting and went out for lunch and then, for the first time, saw the carnage that had happened while we were meeting.
    It still seems surreal.
    Your card is very appropriate to memorialize such a day.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne ingramSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:37 am

    Becca, I was thinking as I was opening your email to your blog & remembering that it was 9/11. Good for you, I know your husband served our country. I remember your 4th of July card a few years ago. I love your layers on your card too and this pretty die.ReplyCancel

  • DKSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:40 am

    I was driving down the 101 from my home in San Francisco to my job in Silicon Valley. The on-air radio personalities thought the attack was a hoax and commented accordingly. I turned the radio off because I do not enjoy media silliness in the morning. It was not till I got to my firm did I realize what happened. We sat in a conference room stunned. A colleague had just taken that Boston flight a few days earlier.ReplyCancel

  • Bette SSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:44 am

    What a beautiful card and sentiment! I was at work when the news came on the radio. It was so surreal. At first I thought it was like Orson Wells “War of the Worlds” thing. Sadly, it was not. Totally unbelievable! Our lives and our world will never be the same. Prayers for all whose lives have been changed by this tragic event.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:45 am

    Good morning Becca, I was in the cinema on 9/11 with my two daughters watching a
    Disney film. I can’t even remember which one. I had no idea until I listened to a message
    left on my answer machine. They wanted to know if they would still be able to go to my villa in Florida. I switched the TV on and just wept. Praying for every soul.
    Such an appropriate sentiment.
    God Bless.
    Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Maria RSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:50 am

    Beautiful card & sentiment. I remember I was pregnant with my only child, being high risk, no one wanted to tell me. I was at work and we went over to a meeting room to watch the news. One of our Architects was explaining how the plane strategically hit the tower, because it would melt the main steel beams, and at any moment the building will collapse. It was so eerie because as he finished that statement the building came down. It was a sad day for our nation.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn BoisvertSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:59 am

    Beautiful card Becca very inspiring. Yes I remember what I was doing when the towers were hit I was watching the news when the first tower was hit then the second. The tears came and I was in shock and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was one of two tragedys I remember. I remember when I was in fifth grade and we had a tv in the classroom when Kennedy was shot I cried and so did the teacher what a shock, I don’t remember what we were watching when the news broke in. But I’ll never forget or understand why. Praying today for the families and friends of the victims. Love to all

  • Connie L. RileySeptember 11, 2015 - 9:04 am

    Good Morning Becca. Thanks for a perfect quote for this day and for a lovely card to remember the brave first responders and all the people involved in the events of the fateful day of 9/11/2001. What I remember most was the shock and disbelief of the day and also the banding together of my friends at work as watched the news and tried to make sense of what was happening as the towers came down. I remember trying contact those I knew in New York. I remember everyone was united in a single cause that day and for months afterward. Thanks for your beautiful reminder as we mark this day.ReplyCancel

  • NancyRSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:14 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. I was at home when our daughter called in a panic wanting to know where her Dad was. You see, my DH often did field work in Somerset Co, Pennsylvania and she was afraid that he was out there. Luckily he was working from home that day but when she told us to turn on the TV all I could do was sit down in shock with tears running down my face. And several days later, he WAS out in the field there and actually saw the plane take off from Johnstown, PA airport with the black box from Flight 93….a lone plane in a silent sky.

    Later on we had a neighbor who was working in the second tower when the first one was hit. They decided to immediately evacuate and therefore survived.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:19 am

    What a beautiful card Becca and so appropriate for today!
    I was at home when a friend called and told me to turn on my TV, that we were being attacked. Shocking to watch a replay of the first tower, then watch live as the second tower was struck!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:22 am

    It was my day off I was watching TV when it happened saw the plane fly into the second tower.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:23 am

    I was watching TV and I saw what happened but details were at first a little fuzzy as to the cause and the extent of it and then I thought our country was being attacked; I had an OMG moment after the shock of this terrible tragic event that will be embedded in our memories and the memories of families who lost loved ones forever.

    Such a beautiful card and sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:23 am

    What a beautiful card and the sentiment is so true. I was at work when I found out about the attack. I remember how stunned I felt . Terrible, terrible day.ReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Love this saying. You do such beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Lovely card! No one should ever forget!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:29 am

    I was in South America doing a missionary work when a neighbor came running over to tell me about it. It really impressed me how the scene of this world can change in an instant… like the birth pains of a pregnant woman!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:37 am

    I was walking my kids to the bus stop and was told then went home then got my Husband up he was Active Navy at the time. then we watched the TV for all the news and was scared and prayed for all. I think at this time its still very hard to accept what has happened.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:53 am

    A beautiful card Becca and so true.
    My son called home and told me ta switch on the TV! I will never forget this day!
    Take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FLSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:08 am

    I was off work, week 4, from emergency GI surgury and had stopped into the office to see everyone. I remember frantically trying to call my boyfriend who was doing a presentation with his cougar at a school very near where President Bush was at in another school. My office was across the road from SRQ airport and a bunch of us went to the airport fence and watched Air Force One take off to the north. It was a surreal day and very numbing.ReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:09 am

    Becca, you have made a beautiful card and the message you posted is a fine rememberance of the tragic day. I was commuting to work that morning and wanted desperately to get to my children. I pray for peace for the families of those lost.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:14 am

    My husband and I flew to San Antonio for his business trip a couple days before and we always had their continental breakfast in the morning. That particular morning the lobby was full of people and we wondered why it was so crowded. After we got our breakfast and sat down that we saw the second plane fly into the second tower. It was so awful and we stayed glued to the TV for hours and hours. So many people lost their lives that day and we all still remember where we were and what we were doing. We couldn’t fly home so we eventually had to rent a car and drive back to Oklahoma. I also remember the day in Ok. City when the bomb blew up the Murray Bldg. I was at work that day and had my very small black & white TV at my desk and watched that event unfold. Pray for our nation and our people that we don’t experience any more horrible events like that again.

    Your card today is so lovely and as always just perfect.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Hello Becca
    It is my Grand Daughter in Australia’s 7th Birthday today, so a date I will never forget for a different reason.
    The American 9/11.
    I was on my Tea Break at work, and we all thought it was a Movie ( Film)on the TV,we were so shocked to see that we were witnessing a murder of innocent people !
    I will never forget either!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:18 am

    I remember. I will never forget. It was before I became a nurse; I was working in the attendance office at a high school. Parents were coming in to get their children. At first I just couldn’t believe it, it seemed surreal. The principal had a TV and some of us went to her office to see the news. I saw the smoke and then horrible things…may God bless every victim, every survivor, every rescuer, every American.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:18 am

    Truly beautiful card Becca. I remember exactly what I was doing on 11 September 2001. I can still picture it now. I was at my desk in work when one of my colleagues received a phone call from her husband with the devastating news of a terrible accident at the twin towers and everyone was dumbstruck. As the news kept unfolding from the other side of the Atlantic with ever more horrors, we were all in shock that far worse than an accident, it was a deliberate act of terrorism. I shiver now at the thought of that dreadful day when our hearts went out to the very many people affected by this monstrous act. Unfortunately, these brutal acts of terrorism are continuing today, particularly in Syria and the aftermath for the poor refugees fleeing their country is so, so tragic. One day we will all live in peace. I hope I live to see the day. Sorry for pouring this out but I feel so incensed by it all.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:46 am

    I was sitting in the parking lot of the post office in St. Francesville, LA on my way to Baton Rouge, LA to visit my husband who was working a nuclear outage in the area. I could not fathom something so horrific happening to our nation.

    I would love to win this card and give it to my best friend who lost her husband very unexpectedly on June 6. She is really have a hard time adjusting.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:58 am

    Oh yes, one of those days I will never forget. I was preparing to go to a job interview & heard it on the radio. Turned on the TV to see what they were talking about. Could not believe my eyes! Or my ears!
    I remember driving to the interview watching the skies, feeling anxious about what might happen. Of course the TV was on at the interview also, with people just plastered to the screen with disbelief on their faces. It still brings tears to my eyes & pain to my heart. And I pray it does not happen again.
    But on a lighter note, your card is gorgeous, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • DixieSeptember 11, 2015 - 11:07 am

    This card is so beautiful & the sentiment is so uplifting. My sister is fighting ovarian cancer & I never realized how strong she was until going through this. She has had lots of problems but just accepts them & plows through.

    On 9/11 I was eating breakfast, watching the Today show. I think I never left the room, away from the TV until late afternoon.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeSeptember 11, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Hi Becca,
    I was working for JMC Direct a part of Thomas Cook travel Company and can remember it precisely and the deathly quiet that descended our call centre and then the tears that came and we weren’t even in it but our hearts just went out that day to all those people that we were watching and could do absolutely nothing to help. That paralization that you get that you can’t move, speak or do anything, thanking god almighty that there were survivors but asking the same god almighty why, why them. Then the phones started to ring with people wanting to cancel holidays when we were powerless to do anything. We understood their fear but at that point could do nothing to help, our heads and hearts heavy and powerless. But it is the quietness that i don’t think i will ever forget nor the sights of people throwing themselves out of the top of the building and knowing that there was no way they would survive either way. I still remember this date and the scenes from the day live on within me.
    Take care lovely lady
    love and crafty hugs from Scotland
    Norah (Glenochil Village)ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine S.September 11, 2015 - 11:22 am

    Hi Becca
    I remember it well. My husband and I were home having a late breakfast when my daughter called, She was so upset and told us to open our television to see what was happening, needless to say that we were glued to our set for the duration of the day. that was the beginning of so many changes in our lives.
    I love your card, just purchased that sentiment a week ago. can’t wait to use it.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WSeptember 11, 2015 - 11:36 am

    I was homeschooling our children (then 15 & 11) when my dad called to tell me what happened. Since we didn’t have TV at the time, and because we also wanted to be together on such a day, later that afternoon we packed up supper fixings and went to his place to watch the TV reports and eat supper together. I will never forget the shock and sorrow we felt on that day. I also quickly checked on one of my older brothers that lives in N. Jersey to make sure he and his family were safe.ReplyCancel

  • Myrna SweetSeptember 11, 2015 - 11:42 am

    Becca did you make the ribbon flowers? if so, how?ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleySeptember 11, 2015 - 11:51 am

    That morning I was
    getting ready to go
    to work at the Orem
    Police Dept. I listened
    to the radio and watched
    TV until I had to go to
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    Beautiful card and sentiment Becca!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    I only remember the impact of the horrible news which seemed to go on forever in more than one place. I was STUNNED! I do remember praying a lot for those in the areas hit, and still do as I see the results on those touched by 911.
    Paper Hugs,

  • Carol RossouwSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:08 pm

    Another beautiful card. Our family were watching TV here in Namibia when the broadcast was suddenly interrupted with the TV coverage of this dreadful event.I remember it well. It’s hard to forget!ReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 11, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    That morning my daughter had the news on while she was getting ready for work when she saw that the first tower had been hit. She came to my room to tell me what was happening…we spent hours watching in horror as the events of that day continued to unfold. My daughter worked at Disneyland and like so many other places that attract large numbers of people it remained closed.

    Todays card is amazing. A great card to remember how strong we are collectively and individually!ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    I will never forget this. I had a 45 minute commute to work each way at that time. I was driving to work when they struck. I arrived in time to see the second tower fall on live tv. It was overwhelming.ReplyCancel

  • lisa808September 11, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    Yes, I remember vividly–I happened to have CNN on while having a cup of tea. During the report of the first plane, the second plane hit.ReplyCancel

  • yvonne Nicholson (Canada)September 11, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    Hi Becca, Beautiful card.
    I can remember where I was, driving on the Hwy. to visit a friend and did not have my radio on so did not hear the news till I got to my friends and could not believe it when she told me.A very sad day it was.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Hi Becca, At the horrendous time of 9/11, I was working in a place that tested satellite boxes for repair, we were flicking through the test channels and one being the News, we couldn’t believe our eyes at the horrendous sight the pictures portrayed, what a terrible day that was for everyone.
    Your card is beautiful, as always, and this sentiment is aimed directly at me at the present time, I seem to have found strength that I never knew I had !! so the sentiment is definitely true.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:53 pm

    Perfect card for the day, Becca.

    My future husband and I had made the decision to rent a home together and I was on the way from SW WA to a Portland suburb to await a utility company to come, as well a the cable company. It was early in the morning and I had the news on. The first tower had been hit….then the second. By the time I was getting a cup of coffee, air space had been closed. When I got to the house, I didn’t have a radio or anything, so I listened to the car radio intermittently. My husband was an active member of the Oregon Air National Guard and was on a major drill that day. He came home for a few minutes to see how I was, and I think to do a bit of grounding for himself. He said the air base was a tight ball of nerves…and they had had to scramble jets once already to head up north to get a civilian plane down onto the nearest air strip.

    I introduced myself to the next door neighbors that day, and they loaned me a radio so I could listen to the news. Their daughter had just come home from the hospital, with a baby girl born the day before…she is now 14.

    Truly one of the before and after moments in history…those who were alive remember where they were, what they were doing. Like JFK’s assassination. Thanks for asking Becca. Off to read some other remembrances, with a prayer for those who mourn, and a prayer for peace.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantSeptember 11, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    Gorgeous card! I think it was made for me as the sentiment seems very appropriate for my life at this time.
    On 9/11 I was at work at 6am CA time. A co-worker called and told me what had just happened. When I went to lunch, everyone was glued to the TV watching the news. My boss later put a small TV in the outer office where I work, as we were all trying to keep up on the events as they unfolded.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    I was on a road trip with my BFF to Nashville. Her brother was a NYC coroner. It was stressful not knowing his status for a better part of the day and then to think of the job he had to do was unthinkable. Prayers to all the family members having to relive this every year.ReplyCancel

  • SHELLEESeptember 11, 2015 - 1:27 pm

    What a pretty pretty card Becca!! I even have most of the “parts” that you used, so I should be able to recreate something similar. The sentiment is so very true and meaningful for many occasions. As with most, I will always remember what I was doing on 9/11…..I was getting ready for work and listening to the news–Good Morning America, and remember the serious tone of Diane Sawyer’s voice. I walked around to the front of the TV just in time to see the 2nd plane hit. My office was crowded for the rest of the day, as I had a small TV turned on. We watched the coverage as a group, feeling better about the fact that we were all together. My moods went from one extreme to another that day….It was my 25th wedding anniversary, so it stands out for a number of reasons! But, to add a bit of humor to this somber subject, my husband sometimes still forgets our anniversary, and did the very next year! (It’s OK, he is a great guy and there are MANY more important things to me!)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy WagnerSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:29 pm

    Good Morning Becca, I remember 9-11-2001 tragedy vividly. I was getting ready for work, I turned on my TV to watch the first plane fly into the first tower then the second plane fly into the second tower. I sat on the edge of my bed in shock and called to my husband to look at the TV, I said to him “is this real, he said “I don’t know”. He sat on the edge too and we both sat there dumb founded. Eventually we were convinced it was real and finished getting ready for work. It was a very somber ride (we car pool). Hugs to all families and friends who lost their loved ones my heart cries for you.
    Becca your card is absolutely gorgeous your sentiment is so appropriate for today. I think I need that sentiment as it is so versatile.I also have the filigree die on my Wish List.
    Hugs! CindyReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    What a GORGEOUS & SO APPROPRIATE CARD Becca!!!! It will DEFINATELY TOUCH the persons heart that receives it!

    I had just dropped our kids off at school & had been doing the grocery shopping. I was in the cashier lane & the cashier had mentioned something about a plane crash, so I went home & put the news on & discovered what had happened….ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Beautiful card and a lovely way to honor our memories of 9-11.

    Some events have such magnitude that our experience comes flooding back, undiminished by time and space. I woke up to radio reports so horrific that my mind could not grasp them. I looked for validation that the reports were real. Despite tv images, I found it impossible to believe. I think I watched days and days of television coverage, hoping for a different outcome. Years later, what I know is that tragedy has a tremendous unifying effect; and that humans are capable of unspeakable evil, but also, of extraordinary courage, generosity, hope and love.

    Love and blessings, dear friend,

  • Bernie K.September 11, 2015 - 1:42 pm

    Can anyone ever forget where they were. I was in a classroom when a teacher opened the door and called me out. I knew it was bad news because I have never seen this man so shaken. During break, I went into the lounge and saw the plane crash into the second building. Was this really happening, it seemed so surreal.

    A few years ago, I had the honor of visiting the site where flight 93 went down. Now I am anxious to see the new memorial. Very touching to walk on the hallowed ground.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:50 pm

    I was at work when 911 happened. I don’t think anyone will ever forget that day.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:52 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a beautiful card and sentiment – very fitting in remembrance to this historic day. I remember it well, as others have said as if it were only yesterday. My youngest son was only a few weeks old and I had friends round from the antenatal group. A close family friend had phoned to tell me the news and as we watched the TV in horror we couldn’t believe what was happening in your country. So very, very sad. My heart goes out to you all and to those who lost loved ones in this terrible time. We will never forget. Sending love and hugs. Sonia xxxReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothSeptember 11, 2015 - 2:04 pm

    My heart still goes out to every family that was involved. There were many losses that day. Still losses today as many of the First Responders are suffering illnesses that were caused by that day.

    I for one plan to sign the Petition started by John Feal to permanently extend the programs started to help the Victims and their families who are still suffering to this day.

    I hope to see many of you join me at

    As Christians , we have an extra Strength the World does not have. We have God as our source of strength. It is by His strength alone that we are able to make it through.ReplyCancel

    • Karen M. RothSeptember 11, 2015 - 2:12 pm

      I was sitting at my computer when I saw a news headline flash across my screen and then I turned on the TV and watched everything praying for everyone involved families, victims, workers. I spent the rest of the day in Silence out of Respect for those who were lost.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieSeptember 11, 2015 - 2:07 pm

    How can you not remember such a historical day of your own lifetime? There have been two in my life that had such significance– the assassination of JFK and 9/11. At the first I was in my dorm room preparing to return to nursing classes and the second at work at home health agency in KY. Both were kind of frustrating and anxiety producing for me since I did’t have a TV available in either situation.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordSeptember 11, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card and sentiment. Regardless of our nationality, I think we all remember that sad day and where we were, and what we were doing. My American friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • GailSeptember 11, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    I was at work (at a long-term care facility) and I remember exactly where I was standing when I saw the 2nd plane hit. I felt numb and all I wanted to do at that moment was call my kids. I just felt the need to connect with them. This is a beautiful card by the way.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BSeptember 11, 2015 - 4:07 pm

    I remember I was watching the morning news on CBS and Katie Couric broke in with the story. Even though I was watching it happen, it just didn’t seem real. As the day went on the horror of it really sank in. I know I will never forget 9/11.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl S.September 11, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    I was in my classroom with my first grade students. The principal came to the door and asked to speak to me. After a briefing of the first bombing he said the children and staff were all going to be sent home. After reaching home I sat glued to the TV.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ZSeptember 11, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    A touching card sentiment, Becka, but so true. I certainly do remember 9/ll. My son was working in a building across the street of the Towers. When his brother called him to quickly evacuate his building, he said he looked out the window and at that moment saw the second tower being hit. With that, everyone in his office started running to get out. They ran down 47 flights of stairs as the elevators were not working, and when he got outside he said it was like it was raining paper from the sky – all coming from the towers, so thick it was like smog. When he got to the train station, the last train was just pulling out and everyone was directed to Madison Square Garden for instructions. It took him an hour to stand in line to use the telephone at one of the hotels to notify his family that he was OK. Thankfully, he was able to finally board a train many hours later and return home to his family, but you can imagine our constant worry until then. Sympathy and prayers to so many families who had tragedies. May God bless them and keep our country safe.ReplyCancel

  • MarySeptember 11, 2015 - 5:14 pm

    We were on holiday in New Jersey and that morning 9/11 were on our way to NYC . The events left us with no accommodation and we were stranded for over a week , no flights back to UK. The care and friendship from our American ‘friends’ unknown before then will never be forgotten. We cried and comforted each other and had lots of offers of a place to stay. We still weep when this time of year reminds us again. We have since visited Ground Zero and said a prayer. Your cards just make my days Becca . XxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostSeptember 11, 2015 - 5:54 pm

    I loved this card the first time you displayed it. It is truly a beautiful work of art. On 9/11/2001 I was at work when the disaster started airing on news broadcasts. It was such a horrifying event. I cried for the lost ones and their families. This card is a perfect representative choice, because we all had to be strong as a nation.ReplyCancel

  • KrisSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm

    I actually was on my knees. I was a children’s leader at BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). We were finishing leaders prayer before starting the morning when the first tower was hit. We didn’t really know what was happening but then information came during class time that the second tower collapsed. It was a blessing to be among Christian friends at the time.ReplyCancel

  • MildredSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:13 pm

    Who could ever forget that day? I was out working in the yard in our new development. A house was under construction across the street and the worker had his truck radio on loud (so he could hear over his pounding). I heard something about a bomb and since I was getting hungry I went inside wondering where in the world something awful had happened. Turned on the TV and my husband and I stood there transfixed at the horror. I remember saying, We’ve been attacked. We’re at war . . .
    Your card is so appropriate, Becca. As always.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:33 pm

    I was actually living abroad at the time and received a phone call from an American colleague telling what had happened. Being so far away, it didn’t seem real, but it was still so very shocking and heartbreaking.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    Such a lovely card reflecting the hope we all have when we realize how much stronger we are than we thought. Adversity, such as the terrible tragedy of 9/11, brought Americans together. If we never forget how strong we can be, we can accomplish so much. It’s only with division that we pull ourselves apart. God bless you, Becca, for your inspiration and caring. I will always be grateful to have found your website.ReplyCancel

    • Sandra SmithSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:50 pm

      OOPS!!! I accidentally posted my comment just as I was trying to add my answer to the QOTD. lol! I was home at time I heard about the World Trade Center. I just happened to turn on the television to catch a bit of news and was shocked beyond words to see the first plane has already crashed into the WTC. I will never forget that day. My SIL’s sister’s husband was a NYC Firemen so there were some anxious moments until word came that he was off duty that day. While we were thankful, it was devastating to know so many lives were lost that day.ReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 11, 2015 - 6:53 pm

    I was a dental hygienist at work. I will never forget my first patient told me to hurry up and get her out so she could call her financial adviser to sell her stocks before they tanked. It made me so mad and amazed that someone even had a thought like that. Human nature is so complex?!

  • Rita PerrySeptember 11, 2015 - 7:07 pm

    September 11,2001 I was at my mothers bedside at University of Kentucky hospital where she was listed as “critical” with50% chance of living. I’m happy to say after 3 more weeks in the hospital and. 4 weeks of rehab in another nursing facility she came home and lived until May 2007. Tragic time for me personally and so many others. My heart still hurts for those who lost loved ones that day and in the weeks to come . God brought us through and I know He is still watching over us . You are such an inspiration Becca with your beautiful art of cardmaking .ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mSeptember 11, 2015 - 7:28 pm

    Now,,,this is my new favorite! The sentiment is so meaningful. The design so enchanting. Your card takes my breath away. Than you!ReplyCancel

  • TerrySeptember 11, 2015 - 7:44 pm

    This card is STUNNING! I was at work and was shocked when my co-workers informed me of what happened. As I watched the images I still couldn’t believe what I was seeing…never imagined this to be possible in these United States of America!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:16 pm

    We were at the airport picking up my in-laws coming form Argentina. Somebody said “The tower has been hit”. We thought it was the airport tower. A horrible pain learning it was one of the Twin Towers. We ran back to the house, turned on the TV and I fell to the floor in agony and pain. My best friend lost her 23 years old nephew, he had just graduated and was hired tow months prior by the investment firm located on the 92 floor. Your card is STUNNING as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:27 pm

    Love the quote—so very true. Beautiful card again today. I was at work, and a CEO of a Fortune 500 Co. stopped by as he had just heard the first plane hit the Twin Towers. We went to the break room and turned on the TV. We both stood there stunned! We couldn’t believe this was happening in the U.S.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:41 pm

    I was talking to my cousin, when she told me to turn on TV. At first, I thought it might be an accident until I saw the size of the plane. Then the 2nd plane hit. I remember the days of no aircraft flying, even though we lived near an Air Force base.
    Becca, such a nice card, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:44 pm

    I remember all too clearly. I was an administer at an elementary school in the Hudson Valley, 70 miles north of NYC. My husband was a District administrator in Long Island and called when it happened which enabled me to immediately send TA’s around to alert teachers and tell them to remain calm and not tell the students. I knew parents would be rushing to the school as soon as they found out and buses would also be arriving to take children home. Parents were met at the doors and in the parking lot and taken to the auditorium, where their children would be brought. It was difficult to calm many of the parents so they wouldn’t scare their children. I also had to be sure parents who drove there were capable of driving home.
    Our daughter and her husband lived and worked in NYC, and I had no idea if they were okay but my job kept me focused. My husband called as soon as he heard they were fine.
    My cousins’ fiancé was a fireman who died in the rescue that day. The following week, I took a train down to NYC for his MEMORIAL SERVICE in Staten Island. I have never seen NYC that sober and quiet! It was so erie, You didn’t even hear horns honking. American Flags flew everywhere.
    I will never forget that day and how it affected and changed our country.
    God Bless the USA!
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Connie CSeptember 11, 2015 - 8:48 pm

    I was at work when I received calls from friends and family to see if I had heard the news. Your card is absolutely elegant and I love the sentiment, too.ReplyCancel

  • Diana GeorgeSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:07 pm

    This is a very nice card and anyone who receives it should be a very happy person.. On 9 11 I celebrated my birthday. I was in Canada and was going to michigan when I heard the tragic news..I turned around and went home waiting to hear more.Today I told my boyfriend all I wanted is a home made card for my bday.I thought he might try to make me one but he told me to go to the card shop there was something there for me . When I got there the girl gave me a gift card for the store which was very nice but I have never been given a hand made card and thought maybe he got her to make me one. Oh well maybe next year. I have made so many and gave them to others and see the joy they bring and look forward for the next time I can gift someone with another.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASSeptember 11, 2015 - 9:48 pm

    Hello Becca I don’t think anyone worldwide will ever forget 9/11 the whole world
    will never be the same!
    Look what is happening in the Middle East at the moment , 9/11 was horrific !!!
    I got up early that morning put the news on and could not believe what was
    happening no place is safe from terrorism.
    Your beautiful card speaks for us all XXXReplyCancel

  • Melissa BSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:08 pm

    I will never forget that day. I was at school and had looked out the window at the pristine blue sky. I called my husband to tell him he should find a pilot to take him up to do some aerial photos of our region. Then I heard the news. I was stunned. Things like that happen in other countries, not in the USA.
    Your card is perfect for remembrance of that day.ReplyCancel

  • SuzMSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:15 pm

    Our son had just moved to NYC for grad school. He had been watching the news then called me at work to say a plane had just flown into the World Trade Center. Then another plane. He said he would call back when he knew more. I sat for a few minutes, then told my boss, a native New Yorker, what my son had told me. She looked at me for a minute and asked where the plane was. As the news spread throughout the office, every radio, every TV in the building went on and desks emptied out. As other planes crashed it felt as though we were being besieged. My boss’ mother, who lived just steps from 14th St. couldn’t be reached (she was outside watching). A year later she died of lung cancer–never a smoker. 9/11 I was glad our son was ok, but I have never been more terrified or sad. Even now tears well up for all the losses, then and since.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterSeptember 11, 2015 - 10:55 pm

    beautiful card!! we were on our way to Shipshewana, IN to go to the big flea market there.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 12, 2015 - 12:14 am

    What a beautiful card, Becca. I just love the lacy layers! Your sentiment is showcased beautifully! Thank you for the inspiration.

    The thing I remember most about 9/11 is that nobody was out and about. There were no people out doing their normal lives. I think everyone was glued to the TV. As I live on the west coast, it was fairly early in our day when we started hearing about the attacks.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DSeptember 12, 2015 - 2:58 am

    Becca although I am in New Zealand I surely remember – the first I heard was when I turned on the radio as I went to prepare breakfast. I ran through to tell my husband who was still in the bathroom, and then we turned the TV on and watched in horror.
    I will never forget that day :-(
    Thank you for your beautiful and thoughtful caRD.

  • LydiaSeptember 12, 2015 - 8:53 am

    I can never forget 9/11. It was the first schoolday of my daughter, now 21 years old. And the same day, when our relatives from California visited us for a few days here in Germany. One of their sons worked near the pentagon and we were all so afraid.We watched CNN together and we translated, what our cousins saw at German TV. 9/11 is the reason why I’m still afraid to go to NY. I refuse.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 12, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    I do know where I was on this day. I was on vacation at the time and could only think of all the beautiful lives that were lost that day. My husband and I headed home the next day and prayed for my relatives that lived in NYC were safe. My love and prayers are still with the families who lost loved ones that day. GOD BLESSReplyCancel

  • Janet FlemingSeptember 12, 2015 - 1:01 pm

    Hi Becca, I remember that day so well, I was ironing for our coming holiday to Marjorca, watching the TV, I just couldnt believe what I was seeing, so heartbreaking for all those people. Prayers are always said for them, they will never be forgotten. xxxx

    Love JanReplyCancel

  • LoisSeptember 12, 2015 - 4:53 pm

    I was in our public library. My husband had been in D.C. the day before at one of the government facilities and my son had reservations to stay in one of the towers for work the following week. Two people in that office were killed. I also remember exactly where I was when Pres. Kennedy died. But I also remember where I was for happy occasions – births and weddings. May God bring healing to our nations.ReplyCancel

  • DesireeSeptember 13, 2015 - 4:36 am

    I live in the UK and remember that I stopped off at my corner shop on the way home from the morning school run and saw the news coverage on their TV. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and I will never forget your tragedy either.xReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 13, 2015 - 5:16 am

    Hi Becca,

    Wow such a gorgeous card with a very fitting sentiment. I remember coming home from work and seeing it all on the news, could not believe such a thing had happened. I think that was the turning point of realizing the lengths these terrorists will go to, I cannot remember them doing anything as bad as that before but then that moment was so shocking it erased all the past awful things they had done. My heart went out to all those people, their families, we can not even begin to know what it must have felt like.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • kath marshSeptember 13, 2015 - 7:55 am

    I definitely remember what I was doing on this horrific day. My husband was at cardio rehab after having a bypass and I came in from walking the dog, put the TV on and thought it was a film at first. I just stood there with my coat on still holding the dogs lead watching it in horror as things began to unfold literally. I will never forget that day as any of us will. It made the world closer in some respect but at the same time untrusting of any stranger sadly. God bless them all and the poor survivors who all still suffering as a result.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KSeptember 13, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    Hello Becca,
    It will be with my until my dying day. We had come home from holiday the day before and I was hanging out the washing in the garden. When I walked into the house, I switched on the TV, and thought at first that it was a film. I checked the channel and saw that I HAD put on the news channel, and then the reporter spoke, the remarkable thing was that they just happened to have a crew there and captured everything as it was happening. It was just after the first plane hit the tower, and I called to my husband to say that there had been a terrible accident, when the second plane hit. We were numb. I telephoned my daughter who worked in the Medical School in the University, and they immediately switched on their TV’s. George and I watched all day, we saw the brave fire fighters going in and not coming out. The fatigue and tiredness, the people running for their lives, and those who could not face the prospect of what was to come. I will never, ever forget the terrible sights. I still remember them in my prayers.
    Love, hugs and prayers to those still suffering.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapSeptember 13, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Such a tragic day in history. Even though I am in Australia it felt like it was on our doorstep. We were all so shocked to what horror had just occured. I remember I was asleep & was woken by my husband. My husband who was up at work at 2am had heard it on the radio on the way home. He turned on the tv & it was on every station.
    So many heroic stories that came afterwards!
    Happy weekend xReplyCancel

  • Carol H.September 13, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    I’ll never forget that day. It was a nice morning and had taken my breakfast and my little radio outside to eat before I end to my daughter’s high school PTA board meeting. I heard them talking about a plane going into a building in New York. I went inside to turn on the TV and saw the 2nd plane. It was such a shock. I called my husband at his work and told him to find a TV and turn it on. While we were in our PTA meeting someone said something about another place going down. I am so thankful for our President Bush. I just prayed for all of the people living through the terror. So many people were directly impacted. We live near a major airport and always here and see the planes flying over. I was so surreal to not see or hear planes for the next few days. So many memories. I still pray for those that were directly impacted. So many families, friends, coworkers lost loved ones. I can’t even imagine the sorrow they still feel.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 14, 2015 - 11:07 am

    I will never forget that day, i was looking after my Grandchildren, they had just sat watching the children’s TV then it came across as a News Flash, such devastation, i just kept asking Why , Why it still brings a tear to my eyes .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 15, 2015 - 6:35 am

    The Mystical Embrace die is so wonderful as a card base and I love what you have done with the decoration!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel