Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tribute to Charlene Merrick



The CCEE Stampers are doing a tribute for Charlene Merrick today. Charlene would have been celebrating her birthday today, Jan. 22.   Being an alumni, they have asked me to join them. I was on the CCEE Stampers design team with Charlene when she was diagnosed with liver and brain cancer. She was so brave and fought a good battle which she lost Jan.2, 2014.

We were to case a card of Charlene's or use something on the card showing what she loved.

Charlene was a Dirty Dozen member on Splitcoaststampers where she was known as Lilluvstampin and was a terrific cardmaker. She was a such a kind and fun person.  I know she was crazy for penguins and I remember she said her favorite colors were purple, blue, and red.  I think she would like my card. I'm sure Charlene's chased a few snowflakes in her life.  Of course, if you've ever been to her blog, wheremmsgatherandmycreations, you would know she also loved M&M's. I had to smile every time I saw the name of her blog.

Charlene will be greatly missed.


Recipe:
Stamps-Stampendous/Penguin Sleigh set, Stamps by Judith (for dots)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Serenity Limited Edition Glitter Series, Stampin'Up! Perfect Plum cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk
Accessories-Jelly Roll pen by Sakura, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds,  Sizzix  Framelits die set-Snowman (snowflakes), Copics-R37, R39, B21, B23, BV00, BV11, BV08, W00, 110 Black, Liquid Applique

31 comments:

Cathy said...

Great card Benzi! The penguins are having a blast ! The colors are great and I love the wintertime background paper! That's a cute sentiment also! I like it's placement !

Hussena said...

Its such a beautiful card Benzi ..I love the cute image and the beautiful layering you have done here ..the colors are fab too :)

Vicky Gould said...

Aww, Brenda....it's such a wonderful card to honor Charlene!

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card you did a fabulous job as always - love the image tfs!!!

~Tammy~ said...

What a beautiful tribute to do. Not forgotten. Beautiful card and the colors are so beautiful and vibrant.

Davi said...

A beautiful tribute Brenda! I love the way you used her favorite colors and the fun image is perfect :)

Carla S. said...

Wonderful tribute to Charlene, Brenda! Very cute image and sentiment!

Dawn said...

oooh, love all those penguins! a perfect tribute

wannabcre8tive said...

Benzi, this is just so cute and Charlene would have loved it.

Carolyn King said...

look at all those penguins! Just love this fun loving card----and I know Charlene would love it too!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful tribute card to Charlene! I love those fun little penguins. So cute for a sweet winter card like this!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fun card, honoring Charlene's wonderful sense of humor and whimsy. Well done.

Marisa said...

That image is sooo cute! Love how you coloured it and highlighted the pompoms. Darling card. Hugz to you for my bday card too :)

jimlynn said...

A wonderful tribute and a fabulous card! I love the colors on this and of course that precious image. It's delightful and fun!
Lynn

Irish Cherokee said...

What a nice tribute. It even fits the weather outside my window. No penguins though.

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card to do in tribute of your friend, its really great lots of huggles Sue xx

StampOwl said...

Charlene would have loved this card with those cute Penguis

Ajascha said...

Wunderschön, Brenda, wie lustig die Pinguine durch den Schnee fahren. Sie sind sehr schön coloriert und auch der Spruch gefällt mir gut.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Loll Thompson said...

Fun card Benzi. Those penquins are adorable. And a lovely tribute to Charlene ... she will be great missed by family, friends, and her dear stamping friends at SCS. She was an inspiration! Loll xx

Joanne (jojot) said...

how fun is this....Charlene would have loved it....a fab tribute to her love of penguins....love the sentiment.....fab card

Bonnie said...

What a fun card! I'm sure Charlene is smiling down and enjoying all the fun!

Carol L said...

What a great card and tribute to Charlene. I don't frequent SCS anymore, but I remember her well and was always impressed with her gorgeous creations. I had no idea she was gone - so sad :(

nwilliams6 said...

I love your card Benzi. So cute, such great colors and a super fun sentiment - the kind of card that brings a big smile. After reading your post, I clicked and went and visited Charlene's blog. I went through all her cards for at least a year. She was so talented and so positive - wow. She was a great example to us all - she made cards and focused on others to the end. My Mom does that too. Grabs my heart. Hugz!

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic tribute, Benzi! Love the color combo and your paper choice is marvelous. Love the snowflakes sentiment. :-D

Sabrina said...

A beautiful tribute, Brenda! I love your sentiment, and all the snowflakes - especially the lovely DP behind. A fun card - it certainly brought a smile to my face.

Maria said...

Darling card with those penguins in the sled! I'd like to chase the snowflakes away here. We are due for more snow over the weekend. And, the temps are so cold...brrr! Hope you're having a great week, hugs!

MaryH said...

While I'm saddened to read the reason behind this card, it's a beautiful honor to your card friend. I'll be checking the link you provided. This is such a cheerful & bright card with that oh-so-cute image. Those Penguins are just having a grand time, and it is a fitting memorial for your friend. TFS & Hugs

Pam~ said...

What a touching tribute, Brenda! Your card is spectacular!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a fun tribute for someone who sounded so full of life. I did not know Charlene. She would've loved this card, I'm sure of it.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a sweet, fun card!! Love those happy penguins!! I know Charlene would adore this!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh that's so sad, but what a great tribute to your friend, so lovely to use her favourite colours and penguin