Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Katie's Life Celebration Blog Hop

Hello Friends ...Thank you for joining us in honoring our Katie. You should have arrived here from the sweet and talented, not to mention MY BFF, Cassie's blog if not, go ahead and hop back to the begining HERE.

As many of you know, our sweet friend, Katie Renz, just recently lost her battle with gastric cancer. It comforts me to know she is no longer suffering that terrible pain, and that she is once again healed and whole in the Kingdom of Heaven. I like to think of her leading God's Design Team.

Katie brought so much creativity to the blogging community, as well as SO MUCH MORE. Today, on this "Tuesday Tutorial", we would like to honor our Katie by CASEing her fabulous cards into birthday cards. Katie was so uber-talented, I tried my best to honor her by CASEing this card:

I have a LONG way to go before I am able to color as beautifully as Katie could, but I do hope I did her card justice. I was drawn to this card by the eyelets and twine. Katie always had a keen eye for special details.

I 'met' Katie thru Clear Dollar Stamps before I was invited to join the design team, we would comment and chat during the old weekly color challenge. Turns out she lived in my old home town! She, along with my BFF, Cassie, encouraged me to try out for the design team and continued to encourage me while we served on the cds design team together.

Katie was such an inspiring person, not only in her card making and crafting, but in her honesty and candor. She openly shared her journey with the cancer she battled, her ups and downs and her finding peace.

She will be grately missed and fondly remembered.

Thank you so much for stopping by and joining in Katie's Life Celebration blog hop. Your next stop is the talented Jerusha's blog. Again, thank you for joining us in remembering such a wonderful person.

If you would like to donate in of support OPERATION RENZ FAMILY,click HERE

Card Details:
Stamps: CDS Summer Dahlia
Paper: CratePaper Farmhouse dp, Choice Snowwhite, coordinating cs
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, Y17, YG03
Tools/Accessories: misc eyelets, MME pink & white twine


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful card Christi!

Candy F. said...

Christi -- I love what you said about her leading God's Design Team. That is just a wonderful way to think about her.

Becky Sorensen said...

Wonderful card. I loved the one Katie did with the man fishing and you did a great job.

Cassie said...

I love the card you picked, Christi, and the card you made to model it is the perfect way of CASEing her. I love it, Christi.

Anonymous said...

Don't underestimate your skills girl. You color just fine.
Hugs & blessings,

Jerusha said...

Oh Christi, this card is so beautiful. I think you did a wonderful job CASEing Katie's card. How lovely to know that she was such a good friend to you! xo

Sara I. said...

Fabulous job CASEing Katie's card -your coloring IS beautiful!!! xx

Dawn Frost said...

Christi I think you did a fantastic colouring job, I know Katie would think so. I love the thought of her leading God's Design Team!

Barb said...

Gorgeous Christi!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Christi. I loved reading your Katie post and what a great case!


Wonderful Card!

Kathy D. said...

That card caught my eye to with the eyelets! I think she would be proud of your coloring skills. I think you did wonderful.

Edwina said...

I love your card! Katie's is wonderful too! You did credit to her card by yours. Keep up the good work and never doubt yourself. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Dena Cottrell said...

I didn't think about Katie leading God's Design Team but I know that you're right and she is having a fabulous time spin it. Your card is a beautiful tribute to her. I like how you weren't afraid to change the colors completely taking a masculine card to a feminine one. Beautiful work from all of you so far.

THERESA said...

Stunning card and perfect tribute to Katie's life, thanks for that!!
lotsa luv and hugs