As most of you know, Katie Renz passed away on November 7th after her battle with gastric cancer. She was a very integral part of the 'family' over at Clear Dollar Stamps. She was our Design Team Coordinator, and wore many hats at CDS. She was also the brains behind the Tuesday Tutorials that happen every Tuesday on the Clearly iStamp blog.
I 'met' Katie back in May of 2009, when I joined the Clear Dollar Stamps team. She was always so encouraging and always took time to answer questions and comment on my posts. We collaborated on color challenges and shared ideas. She had a great impact on me and my crafting, and for that I am thankful. She was my friend, and I am blessed to have known her.
Because we at CDS wanted to show our love to her, we all decided to do a blog hop to honor her life. The hop starts back at Lori's Blog, and then leads you here. Some of us decided to CASE her cards, while others decided to make birthday cards for her boys and husband. Because I loved her style so much, I went the CASE route.
Katie's card is on the left, and mine is on the right. I kept her sketch, but changed the colors and the stamp set. She used the Spring Critters and I used Moose Friends.
On this one, I used the same set and the same layout. I used the same papers I did as above, because Katie was so good at taking a group of paper and making a bunch of different cards to show off the versatility of the paper. She was always so inspiring. Hers is the top and mine is the bottom. We both used Lamppost Wishes.
I'm not sure I did her cards justice, but she was always so inspiring to me.
Sadly, Katie left behind a husband and 3 young boys. If you are wanting a way to donate to help the family there is a forum you can join in order to find ways to help.
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The next stop in our Celebration of Katie's Life Hop is Christi. Thanks for coming by, and thanks for thinking of my friend.