Monday, November 7, 2011


My sweet friend Katie Renz is especially struggling lately with pain and nausea. She has been so strong through her battle. I admire her. I feel sad that her life will be cut short from seeing her children grow up and grow old with her husband. I cannot do anything about it and I feel sad. I love you Katie Kate and am so happy I know you. Biggest Hug EVER.

Doesn't seem quite right that Katie is in pain and I am making cards. But that is how it is. I am thankful for my blessings. Katie is one of them.'s CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE is Taylor's sketch.

I flipped the sketch horizontal. I have such nice friends. Lately I have been bugging a couple of them with my questions of things they know. They have been so kind with their time and patience. I have been thinking what life savers they have been and when I saw this sketch....this idea is what came to mind.

For those of you that are not from the US and don't know what a lifesaver is....this card may make no sense. It is a play on words. Lifesavers are hard candies shaped liked the image in the center of my card.

I put words in the corners instead of images and put an image in the center instead of words. I arranged my words in Microsoft Publisher. It took some time to get it just right. I made my lifesaver using Spellbinder Circle dies.

STAMPS:None. Computer generated sentiment using Papyrus font in Microsoft Publisher
PAPER:Cottonball White, Berry Blast, Night Eclipse (Clear Dollar Stamps), Summer Days (Echo Park)
INK:Printer, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
ACCESSORIES:Spellbinders circle labels, Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz Blender tool, score tape (from clear dollar stamps), Scotch dimensional tape, paper piercer and mat (We R Memory Keepers), Needle, Thread
TECHNIQUES:Stitching, Digital



Anonymous said...

Love that hot pink Lifesaver! My thoughts are with your friend Katie, I know that she will appreciate your kindness.

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely brilliant, lisa! my thoughts and prayers are with your friend, katie...

Lynette said...

Love this card, Lisa - and all your new cards! They are all fabulous! (Don't have time to comment on them all, but I HAVE checked them all out.)

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card, Lisa! I am so very sad for Katie's family today and all who knew her. I never met her, but like many got to know her through her blog. praying for her family. ((hugs)) to you.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun card! Love the lifesaver!!

My prayers are with Katie daily!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Totally adorable and so very original - I love it!!

Jenny said...

This is a brilliant card Lisa :)
So sorry to hear of Katie's passing, so unfair for a bubbly young lady, she is at peace now from her pain.
Jenny x

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Lisa. I love the way you added your sentiments. I am so sad to hear about Katie and her family. Huge hugs.

Andrea said...

This is fabulous Lisa!! You are so amazing with your ideas!! We have lifesaver lollies here in Australia as well lol!
I so feel for your friend Katie, and I know most of us will be connected to someone that has fought the battle. Prayers to you :)

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