Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A tribute to Charlene Merrick a/k/a Lilluvsstampin

Charlene Merrick 
22nd January 1958 - 2nd January 2014

Hi everyone,
As many of you may have already heard by now, our friend and fellow Design Team member lost her fight with cancer earlier this month passing away on the 2nd January 2014. Charlene has been battling liver and brain cancer for approx the last 12 months,

Charlene was one of the founding members of the CCEE Stampers which was formed in 2007 with our first challenge posted to SCS on the 2nd July 2007. In those days the challenges we did were just between eight stamping friends who had meet on SCS. 

Charlene was loved in the stamping community and was very active on SCS and also had her own blog WhereMMsGather and My Creations.

Today would have been Charlene's birthday so we have invited the past CCEE stampers to join us in this special tribute to our stamping friend by either.

1. Creating a card depicting one of the things she loved which included:

 M & M's

2. CASEing a card Charlene created from either her blog or her SCS Gallery

(above copied from CCEE Blog write up)

Charlene was one of the very first people I "met" on SCS.  Always kind, always joining in with challenges and leaving comments encouraging others.   I am proud to have had her as one of my very first "cyber friends".  She will be sorely missed.  What a strong, courageous woman she was.

In honor of Charlene, I chose her card found here.  I think I've had this card in my Favorites since she posted it on December 12, 2012.  I hope I did you proud, in peace in the arms of the Lord!!!


StampOwl said...

Such a fun card Vicky, love that owl

Benzi said...

Vicky, this is such a sweet way to honor Charlene. I think those hearts signify Charlene's heart full of love for everyone she met.

Dawn said...

you did a fabulous job casing her card, Vicky! so cute!!

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card and a great case of her card. This really does have Charlene's style on it. She would have loved it.

Carolyn King said...

Vicky--this is adorable! Such a great card and I love the one you cased too!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a wonderful and fun card celebrating Charlene's art! Great case of our dear friend!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Charlene was full of 'heart' and this card is such a nice tribute to her. Fab design, Vicky

renee said...

beautiful card Vicky and such a lovely way to honor Charlene and her art..

Sabrina said...

I hadn't seen that card of Charlene's! You did great work CASEing it. What a cute owl - he's certainly got love in his eyes.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love all the hearts Vicky!! I'm sure Charlene felt lots of love from this wonderful, warm creative community, and this card is a perfect tribute!!