Hello, I couldn't let today pass without commemorating the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. It was a year ago that many people's lives were changed forever. My husband ran the marathon last year and is running it again this year (this coming Monday), so it is very much on my mind. I still think often of the people who lost their lives that day, the families coping with those losses, and the hundreds of people injured. I am pretty sure every time someone speaks of a marathon (and in my house that is pretty often), I will be reminded of April 15, 2013.
The scrapbook store local to me, Absolutely Everything, worked together with Hero Arts after the attack to create a "Boston Strong" stamp. All proceeds from the sale of this stamp go to the One Fund Boston, a fund set up to help those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. I believe if you want one, you will need to call the store or check out their Facebook page. Of course, you can also donate directly to the One Fund. I purchased a stamp sometime last year and it has had a space on my shelf ever since. Saturday night I was finally feeling like it was time to create something with it. Here is what I came up with.
I used Distress ink with the Sun Ray stencil to create a perfect backdrop for the sentiment. I sprinkled some heart die cuts around - because I thought it fit with the tone surrounding this year's marathon - one of strength, love, and support.
That is pretty much all I have to say today. I do know for a fact that another Boston area stamper, Jennifer Ingle (aka Jingle), is working some magic with this stamp today, too :) Be sure to stop by her blog and check out what she has come up with. And another Massachusetts stamper - Jenn Shurkus - also has great card on her blog using this stamp, so check it out!
Go be happy today - enjoy the life you have, thank God for your blessings, and let your family know you love them. I can guarantee you that is what I will be doing!
Boston Strong card - A2
Stamps: Boston Strong stamp (Hero Arts/Absolutely Everything)
Papers: Smooth White (MFT)
Inks: Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz - Ranger), Pacifica (CTMH)
Accessories: Sun Ray stencil, Scattered Hearts Die-namics (MFT), Heart Mini Album Finishers die set (Top Dog Dies), Prisma glitter, Liquid Glass (CTMH)