Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Remember the reason...Never forget

Hi everyone!!

Thanks for all the beautiful and touching comments on my "The Healing Fields" post... that truly meant a lot to me to read them.... I know that none of us will ever forget where we were at the exact moment it all started on that day ....

Last night I made a layout for Lily Bee's latest challenge which was "Patriotic Colors" -- I decided to use some of the photos of the name cards that I took at "The Healing Fields" and use that on my layout.... 



I got the idea of using Lily Bee's banner stickers as the rays of the sun from my scrappy friend Nathalie :)




Also today is another sad anniversary -- 4 years ago today Aleida Franklin was killed in a car accident -- for those that have followed me over the years -- it is because of her that I take monthly photos with my babies -- RIP Aleida -- there isn't a day that goes by that I do not think of you -- 

While we were at "The Healing Fields" on Sunday, I had Brian take a photo of me and the kids together -- it is all because of Aleida that I do this -- before she died, I never ever ever got in front of the camera.....

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

47 comments:

  1. I know Aleida is in a better place, Julie. Thank you for remembering her on your post today. I absolutely love this layout that you made with the photos you took. Just awesome! Your page is very creative and beautiful!

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  2. You didn't waste any time getting these photos scrapped. :) I love how you created the sun and this beautiful tribute.

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  3. I love your page, this was a great idea. Now you just need to scrap the photo of you with your kids out there :)

    Linda

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  4. Your post makes me all teary.... Beautiful layout. This is so sweet and sad and meaningful and a great topic to scrap. You did such a wonderful job with this.

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  5. Another tough anniversary day for you, Julie! (hugs) So glad you have taken something good from that horrible car crash. I know you are going to treasure these photos of you with your kids forever.
    And I absolutely LOVE your layout! Great theme and fabulous photo arrangement. So love how you used the banner flags to create the sun!

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  6. Such a beautiful layout, love all the photos and such a wonderful tribute!

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  7. This is awesome!! Beautiful layout... The colors are amazing... very nice photo!!!

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  8. This layout is phenomenal! So touching! Another sad day, but something good has come out of it. She touched and inspired many.

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  9. What a beautiful tribute to a tragic day! Gosh, and those little, sticker rays is brilliant!

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  10. Beautiful, Julie. You are very inspiring, my friend. :)

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  11. Fabulous! Love the way you have brought honor to our fallen people!

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  12. So touching! A day to remember. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  13. Beautiful and memorable LO!! what an honor!!

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  14. What a wonderful page.. And the photo of you with your kids look great..

    Hugs~

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  15. Awesome layout! Great to see current and fresh photos being used! Love the sun made out of banner pieces. Amazing idea!

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  16. What a beautiful memorial page. I'm sure it's just filled with memories. I'm so sorry about your friend. Her memory will live on through you and your scrapping. I love the photo of you and your kids. Your right..we don't step in front of the camera often enough.

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  17. Very touching, I love the layout and the colors. You are such a talented artist.
    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes for Sayaka Alessandra!

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  18. Lovely layout Julie! The sun rays idea is brilliant!!

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  19. awesome layout...very touching!!!

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  20. This layout is wonderful! I love all the meaningful touches in the embellishments and techniques.

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  21. I love that layout and that photo you took with the kids. Aleida is smiling down on you.

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  22. What a fabulous LO---great papers and embellies for these photos! Beautiful!

    So sorry to hear about your friend-- I love that you now get in front of the camera and that you honor her memory. <3

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  23. Beautiful page and tribute to Aleida. And I love the papers that you used on the sun!

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  24. I have been terrible at visiting my blogging friends lately! I'm sorry! Your page is wonderful and I appreciate the shout out! ;) You are a champion for Aleida's challenge!

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  25. You have such a good heart Julie. :)
    It's people like you that makes America such a great country.

    I love your beautiful layout. Really sweet colours. And a great tribute to the fallen.

    I love how you honour Aleida's memory every single month with photos.

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  26. Your layout is a perfect tribute page. I love the way you arranged the photos.

    I think it's wonderful how you are all in the family photo. I have to work on that more. I'm so sorry for your loss of your friend.

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  27. Love the use of the red, white, and blue Julie!! Perfect papers to go along with these awesome photos!

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  28. Gasp--I LOVE the sun image. Wowee is that fantastic! The whole LO is really beautiful, Julie. It's such a powerful design.

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  29. Beautiful page, Julie! Wonderful way of remebering and paying tribute to the lifes lost!!!

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  30. Just beautiful, Julie. I'm so moved by your pictures and your patriotic layout.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your love. It was such a terrible day and we all need to come together as Americans and never forget this horrendous crime and never let it happen again.

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  31. What an awesome lay-out! I love how you are keeping Aleida's memory alive by taking photos with your family!

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  32. I love how you carry on the tradition of a month with your kids each month. Your patriotic layout look great. I really like the pennants that created the sun.

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  33. You are FAST! Love your layout...and love your sweet words about Aleida too! I also LOVE how she moved you to take more photographs with YOU in them too! xx
    Loves,
    K

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  34. Your layout is a perfect tribute page!!!
    Beautiful photo!!

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  35. Beautiful Page.... Julie... I heart the photo too... You such an inspiration!!! Hugs...xoxo

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  36. Such a cool memorial for such a horrific event. Love the sun you made on the page. Love your family photo too!

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  37. Gorgeous.... (layout & the pic of the fam!!)

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  38. Great layout...the quote is so fitting! RIP Aleida. I love that you help carry on her memory while preserving your own family's history :)

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  39. Beautiful page and wonderful, precious moment wit your kids.

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  40. stunning page and just LOVE the photos, such a great thing to remember and scrap!!!!

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