Friday, January 3, 2014


I guess hearing that Charlene Merrick lost her physical battle to cancer today led me to want to do the CCEE challenge this week. Charlene, although I never got to meet her in person, crossed my path back in my earlier days on Splitcoaststampers and became an instant cyber friend. I loved coming to do the challenge over at CCEE because of the friendly design team they had. I also loved Charlene's work she did for Rubbernecker stamps. She will be missed greatly.

The challenge was to use bears, something old, and something new on the card. The bear stamp is my old thing as is some of the old scraps of design paper I used on this. The new thing is the sentiment stamp which I received yesterday as my prize from the Hope You Can Cling To challenges back in October over on SCS. Ironic, that this challenge was for making cards for those who are suffering with cancer and how fitting to use this for this card I have done because of the sweet memories I will always have of Charlene. I never got to meet her in this life, but I know I will find her at the great Reunion when I too "go home." Hugs to the design team over at CCEE. Find comfort in knowing many of us feel the same loss you do.


:: BlueInks :: said...

I am so sorry to hear of your friend's passing, Liz. Your tribute card is so cute - she loves it!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a lovely tribute to Charlene. Thanks for joining us Liz.

Sabrina said...

I think I owe most of my RubberNecker purchases to Charlene's inspiration!! Those old-fashioned bears having tea together are so sweet and remind me of how much fun Charlene was at the Teapot Tuesday tea-parties :D. Enjoy your new stamps now you've got them!