Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In Honor of Charlene

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs

I don’t remember when I first met Charlene on Splitcoast, but waaaay back in 07 we were part of a crazy, fun-filled challenge group, CCEE.

Several of the originals are now alumni and today, along with the current group, on what would have been Charlene’s birthday…..we’re paying tribute to a sweet, talented lady.

This is a different sort of post… the stamping community lost a sweet friend at the beginning of this year, LilLuvsStampin, as she was known on SCS lost her battle earlier this month with that ugly “C” word. She loved the color purple, M&M’s and penguins.

We were asked to either post a card that we’d made from our time as a CCEE’r, make a new card, or choose a card from Charlene’s gallery and CASE it. I chose the latter, with this card.

F4A_Blues_and_Browns_CKM_by_LilLuvsStampin

Charlene used Gesso Resist technique for this beauty.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs

I used the same technique, stamping on an old floral craft book page, Floral Sentiments, from North Coast Creations.

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs

Purple and M&M’s!

One day many years ago, Charlene sent me a beautiful, Fall colored, tea towel for my birthday. Besides when I eat M&M’s, I have this forever reminder of a gracious lady, who I was fortunate enough to call my friend. towel

My heart goes out to her husband, Terry and her family. Gone from this world, but never forgotten.

Please visit the CCEE blog for more tributes.

Thanks for stopping

Dawn

13 comments :

Benzi said...

We'll all miss Charlene's beautiful cards and projects. You've remembered her with a gorgeous card...love you added the M&M wrapper to the photo.

Beautiful towel and a treasure.

Vicky Gould said...

A beautiful to Charlene, Dawn. She would have loved it and made some awesome comment!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

A wonderful tribute card for Charlene. She would have loved this beautiful, purple card.

Carolyn King said...

That is gorgeous, Llama Mama! Miss those days way back when. Seems like so long ago when we all got together for CCEE.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a lovely tribute to our dear friend. Your card in her honor is just lovely. Thanks for taking the time to share a part of her kindnesses to all of us.

Karen said...

What a beautiful card for Charlene. I had no idea she had passed away. Thanks for bringing this to my attention and honoring her so beautifully!

MariLynn said...

What a gorgeous tribute card. I love how the gesso resist looks. She would have loved this card.

StampOwl said...

Such a beautiful card Dawn, those were indeed good times.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so beautifully said, Dawn....and what a gorgeous case.....stunning work from you and Charlene....hugs

Sabrina said...

What a really beautiful and fitting floral tribute to Charlene. Those flowers are just wonderful, I keep on looking at them.

Darcy Schroeder said...

What a touching tribute to your friend. Your cards are just fabulous and I know she would have loved your purple one!
Darcy

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beauty LM!! A gorgeous technique, and your purples are so regal!! A treasure!!

Kelley said...

Wonderful tribute to Charlene! So sad for her family!