Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #119 - Love Theme

Hello everyone! I know, it's been a whole week since I've posted anything here for you and I apologize. It truly has been so, so busy since I got back from my trip to Utah. I haven't stopped since I've been home and things don't slow down until after the 12th. But, it's all good stuff, so I have no complaints! I will try and get my pictures posted sometime this week from the Founder's Circle and Advisory Board events. I've just not had time to sort them and figure out which ones to post.

Today's Blogger's Challenge theme is Love. And the project I'm showing you actually has a lot to do with love. You see, today as you read this, I am in Maryland at the National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Weekend teaching a mini-album class to a group of survivors. This group of amazing people holds a very special place in my heart not just because of what they represent, but for the incredible strength and LOVE they show to others around them. They all have lost a loved one in the line of duty and have been through so much. But they continue to support each other and reach out to others whose loss is more recent than theirs. Each of them has a story to tell about their HERO who selflessly gave their lives while protecting ours. The mini-albums they create each year help them tell the story in a very personal way as they remember all the reasons their HERO was loved.
It brings me so much joy to be able to help them tell their stories - they are truly remarkable people.

The mini-album they are making today was created with all SU! supplies, with the exception of the FD pin which I obtained through our local fire department and the book ring. The supply list is provided for you below. If you have a moment, go to the NFFF website and take a look around. They are a non-profit organization who work tirelessly to assist the survivors of fallen firefighters. The website is here. Oh, and be sure to check out all the other "love"ly projects of the Blogger's Challenge members. They are an inspiring group too!

Have a great weekend everyone! Hug the ones you love!
~~Robin

Supplies:
Cardstock - Kraft, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink - Night of Navy, Real Red (inside cover) Encore Gold
Stamps - Hero Jumbo wheel, Fire Brigade (retired, used inside album)
Accessories - Big Shot, Scalloped Square Die, Ovals Die, Real Red Double Stitched Ribbon, Night of Navy narrow grosgrain ribbon, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Large Oval Punch, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pop-up Glue Dots

14 comments:

  1. Robin,

    I love this project and the fact that you are doing what you are doing -- what a way to give back to those who have lost someone dear in the line of duty! Fabulous project!

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  2. Robin: What a great thing you are doing!!! This is adorable and I love the addition of the pin, it's perfect!

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  3. Such a wonderful Mini Album - I'm sure they are going to love created them!

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  4. Your project is just awesome and they will ALL love it!!!!

    I really have missed your projects all week and really have missed being with you after spending so much time with you at Founder's Circle!!! You are the best and I love you tons!!! AND I can't wait to see your pictures from FC and Advisory Board Retreat!!! Hurry up and post them girl!!!!!

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  5. What a wonderful expression of Love!! TFS!

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  6. Robin, What a beautiful card to celebrate some truly wonderful people.

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  7. Well I had to print this one off..have the die..love the mini album...and what you have done with it..
    Your piece is a labor of LOVE
    connie paxman

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  8. What a fantastic tribute to people who do so much for others! True love! Beautiful card!

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  9. Love has many forms - great to see this. Thank you.

    :) Marcia P

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  10. Now this is just one sensational project Robin! Well done! :D

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  11. What a fabulous way to help families honor their loved ones! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a fabulous way to pay tribute to ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice. I'm sure you've helped them in their grieving process. This is just awesome!!!

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