Hello and welcome to my blog!
I am a freelance illustrator, artist and paper crafter. I hope you will set back, have a peek around my blog, check out my archives and enjoy!
I would love it if you would "Follow" me and visit often! :)

Click directly on the green arrow below to hear a quick message from me. :)



Some Of My Favorite Creations To Date

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Celebrate Katie Renz's Life" Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

Today we celebrate a beautiful lady and a beautiful life.
Our friend Katie Renz's battle with cancer is over. She is now cancer free in the arms of our Lord!
Katie had the most gorgeous and infectious smile. 
Seeing her in pictures like this one still brightens my day. 
Her light has not faded. It lives on in our hearts.

Katie's Clear Dollar Stamps sisters wanted to celebrate her by CASEing one of her cards or by creating cards for her family and sharing them in this blog hop. I did both because I CASE'ed her and will be sending my card to Kevin and the boys for Christmas.
If you are here from sweet Linda's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog, head on back to Lori's Clearly iStamp blog where it all starts. I am sure you will find many heartwarming stories and beautiful creations along your way.
Katie had such a special way of creating clean and simple layouts that beautifully featured sentiments.
I created this card with the "Christmas Scriptures" set from Clear Dollar Stamps and some pretty Gold Satin Gold Edged ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is the card that Katie made from which I drew my inspiration. I love how she placed the ribbon around the sentiment.

If you have not read, and been touched by Katie's cancer journey, I invite you to go visit her blog. You will not leave dry eyed or inspired by her strength, love for her friends and family, tremendous courage and remarkable grace.

Thanks so much for dropping by to help us celebrate the life of our dear Katie.
Your next stop on the hop is Jan's adorable blog.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Please remember tell the people you love how you feel. You never know when it might be too late. :)


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow True, both cards are just beautiful! I so enjoyed seeing your photo of Katie at CHA, what a beautiful lady inside and out.

Candy F. said...

Both cards are stunning and I love how the ribbon wraps around the sentiment -- just perfect! Your words about Katie are beautiful too.

Christi said...

A shining example of Katie's love of crafting and your love of crafting as well. Great job True!

Cassie said...

What a wonderful tribute, True, and your card embodied her style beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful True!
She is smiling on you I'm sure.

Jerusha said...

What a neat idea to put the ribbon around the sentiment. I like it! Beautiful card and wonderful post about Katie. xo

Becky Sorensen said...

Beautiful card.

Sara I. said...

Absolutely wonderful tribute and gorgeous card - the colors are amazing and love the ribbon! xx

Dawn Frost said...

Wow gorgeous cards, I've never seen a ribbon done like that, I have to try it, totally gorgeous!

Barb said...

Simply stunning, True!!!


Wonderful! This is really precious that you are doing this in honor of Katie! Hugs! Leah Ann


I found this online...
Friends Are Blessings

Friends are little blessings
Sent from above
To guide and support us
With all their love

Friends are little blessings
With a great big heart
Sharing their wisdom
And all that they are

Friends are little blessings
Angels in disguise
Hugs straight from heaven
Under the guise
Of a caring friend
But underneath you’ll find
A loving gentle soul with a lot to give

Friends are blessings indeed
And I’m ever so grateful
You were sent to me

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow True. I love it. Great case. How did I miss this one? I love the ribbon treatment. I just may have to case this one myself. Happy Turkey Day to you girlfriend. Big Hug.

Edwina said...

Wow! Both cards are beautiful! I can't stress that enough. I love the designs, layouts, and ribbon on both cards. Which stamp sets do the flowers come from? Thank you so much for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Judy Rozema said...

This is so sweet and pretty, True. What a lovely tribute to Katie's card-making talents. I know the boys will love it.

THERESA said...

This is gorjuss and also love the ribbon surrounding the sentiment, thanks for sharing this!!
lotsa luv and hugs

khushifairy said...

the second card is also beautiful but the lilac ribbon is not matching with the theme.
valentine gifts pakistan
Gifts to pakistan