Today I have sad news to share - if you have been active on Split Coast Stampers then you no doubt knew Charlene Merrick (Lilluvsstampin), a sweet stamper from Michigan who was just a lovely person and friend. She also had a blog - WhereMMsGather (she loved M and M's!) No - I never met her in person, but you know how stampers are - you 'meet' them in the stamping community and become fast friends.
Charlene was diagnosed about a year ago with brain and liver cancer - pretty much out of the blue - with no prior symptoms until the diagnosis. And she finally succumbed to this terrible disease a few days ago. A lot of us were sending her cards quite regularly to let her know there were people thinking of her. So today - I made my final card for Charlene - to send to her husband Terry - with deepest sympathy. Charlene - we will miss you but know you are now with God and no longer suffering from the illness in your body.
I used a brand new stamp set I just got from Avery Elle for my card, with a stitched mat die from Lil' Inker Designs and an embossing strip from Tim Holtz Alterations.
My card was inspired by the Case Study challenge
I also made a card for the Cas-ology Cue Card Challenge - Party
I found a tutorial by Libby Stamps for this wonderful star made from 6 hexagons that are scored and folded - so easy quick and fun! I added some washi tape and stamped a sentiment from Waltzingmouse right on it.Sending Prayers:
Stamps: Thanks a Bunch - Avery Elle
Paper: White - PTI, White - Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Danube Blue, Love Letter and Cottage Ivy
Accessories: Sequins - Caribbean Blend/Avery Elle, Stitched Mats Rectangles - Lil' Inker Designs, embossing strip - Springtime Background and Borders Set - Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades, Copic - Y06, foam dots, Glossy Accents.
It's Your Day
Stamps: Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: Grey, Butter - Bazzill, DP - Sn@p/Simple Stories
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Star Tutorial from Libby Stamps blog, washi tape - Freckled Fawn, enamel dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots, ScorPal, Dienamics Hexagons - MFT, Hexagon Nestabilities.