Wednesday, January 22, 2014

RIP ... Charlene Merrick

It was brought to my attention this morning of a tribute going on over at the CCEE Stampers Blog for Charlene Merrick and I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of this tribute to a wonderful lady & fabulous crafter!

Charlene was one of the ladies (and several others from this group) who welcomed me to the Splitcoast Stampers site in my early card making days!  She posted several encouraging comments on my creations and kept me excited about this paper crafting adventure I had just entered into.

My card today is a 'case' of one of Charlene's later cards (Oct. 2013) posted on her SCS gallery.  For those of you who are not members of SCS, 

THIS IS CHARLENE'S CREATION



and here is mine . . .

Charlene (like myself), loved the color purple!
She also loved penguins and M&Ms!  
So, the theme of everyone's cards for her tribute are those three items ... 
Charlene's Favorites!

It was an honor to be inspired by this lovely lady and may she rest in peace!
Thanks to the ladies at CCEE Stampers Challenge for sharing their friendship and talents!
God Bless You!

As always . . .

Recipe:
Papers:  SU Elegant Eggplant cs, SU Lovely Lilac cs,  Graphic45 'Sweet Sentiments' dp, White cs, So Sil Fabulous Purple metallic paper from Classy Cards n Such
Stamp/Ink:  Hero Arts, Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Spellbinder classic hearts die, Cheery Lynn Designs B368 'Lattice Heart & Vines', RAK handmade crochet flower from another SCS friend ... Kay Squires, Kaiser Craft 'Sparklet' (flower center), Paper Piercer, White Gelly Roll Pen (faux stitching), pop dots, Martha Stewart Trellis Punch

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. purple heart tribute to our sweet and talented Charlene. TFS

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  2. This is gorgeous. Love the purple!

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  3. WOW..gorgeous...and a beautiful tribute to your "friend".....how sad that we have to have that "C" word in our lives....I think the CCEE Stampers have done a great honor doing this, and you have an amazing contribution!!

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  4. What a lovely case of Charlene's card, using her favorite color. Thanks so much for adding to our tribute to our dear friend.

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  5. Oh Dar I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and fellow crafter. What a beautiful case of her project. I personally think that is such a touching tribute. Hugs!

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  6. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us today on CCEE Stampers to honor our friend Charlene.

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  7. Beautiful tribute to your friend. So sorry for your loss, Dar. She undoubtedly would have loved this gorgeous purple card.

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  8. what a gorgeous tribute to our dear Charlene.....Ii am so glad you were able to join us to honor our sprecial friend....Charlene would love the purple and all the wonderful creativity

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. What a beautiful card....love the gorgeous colors and what a sweet tribute to your friend!
    Sherrie K

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  10. Wonderful tribute and gorgeous card.

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  11. So sorry for your loss Mom...people never know how deeply they can touch a person by just being kind, warm and welcoming. Your card is beautiful...no doubt Charlene would have loved it!

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  12. A beautiful card in the colors Charlene loved. Like you, she was a great encourager to me on SCS as well.

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  13. What a gorgeous CASE of Charlene's beautiful card. Those colours are perfect for her. Thank you for joining the CCEE Stampers in remembering a sweet friend this week.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene