Ocean tribute for Joanne

Hi everyone ♥

Today I'm participating in a special 'In Memoriam' blog hop for a design team sister
that sadly passed away.
We are joining together to celebrate the life of a beautiful soul
and sharing cards inspired by the things she loved in life!

If you are hopping along, you would have come from Rebecca's blog.

As many of you may have already heard by now,
 our friend and fellow Design Team member passed away suddenly on the 25th May 2019.
Joanne had been battling a few health issues recently 
so she hadn't played along with the challenges for a few months,
 but she was looking forward to getting back into her stamp cave to play again.
Joanne was very much loved in the stamping community and was very active on Splitcoaststampers going by the name of Jojot
 Joanne had two blogs The Inky Ocean Gazer and The Inky Ocean Gazer 2.

 Today we have asked the members of the two challenge Design Teams 
she was in ~ the CCEE Stampers and Crazy 4 Challenges
and a few special stamping friend to join us
 in this special tribute blog hop to our stamping friend by either.

It's humbling to offer a card in her honor today and I went with a sunset at the ocean. I've used 2 Unity stamps to create my card today ~
Not be perfect and the sentiment from A Chance Every Day
as I thought they went lovely together.
I masked the image and created the sky/sand with distress oxide inks.

Here is the entire hop list if you'd like to stop by and see what was made for Joanne!

If you'd like to create a card, on the CCEE Stampers blog
there is a linky spot where you can create a card in her honor.
 From here, you'll head to the talented Karen's blog.

Rest In Peace, Joanne ♥

Thanks for stopping by ...
Big hugs, bigger blessings♥


  1. beautiful card Kelly, thanks for joining us today for the hop

  2. Your card is beautiful, Kelly!! I am certain that Joanne spent many an hour watching sunsets on the beach making this the perfect card to honor her memory!

  3. Love your card and the gorgeous sunset. That stamp is awesome. I like her curves!

  4. Lovely card. Sad news about Joanne. Hugs, Valerie

  5. A fantastic card in your friends memory Kelly.

    Sue xx

  6. Wow, great background and lovely card to honour and remember Joanne.
    xxx Margreet

  7. What a stunning card to honor your friend, Kelly. The colors are amazing!! I love the sentiment!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. A beautiful tribute to our sweet Joanne. Love these pretty colors, Kelly.

  9. Kelly, your card is gorgeous, what a beautiful way to express the tribute to Joanne! Much love to you and the other DT members who are doing this memorial blog hop!

  10. How colorful and lovely the bg is, Kelly. The sun worshipper at the beach would have pleased Joanne greatly!! Somewhere she is on a beach, smiling and loving it!!

  11. Your card is lovely. I can picture Joanne on that beach!

  12. Yep, this card definitely represents Joanne's love of the beach....she would have loved it! Good work,, Kelly!

  13. Amazing card for honouring your friend, Kelly! It's warm and sweet, and LOVE so much the sentiment!!
    Big hugs

  14. The perfect card for a perfect friend


  15. Wonderful card and tribute. I love how she is looking out, much like looking ahead. And her view is colorful and brilliant.

  16. What a wonderful card to remember your friend, she will never be forgotten. Enny

  17. A beautiful card for a beautiful tribute. I am sure she will be in your thoughts for many years. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  18. A beautiful card Kelly for a very sad time - so glad you could take part in this tribute hop, it's a stunning card

  19. Hello Kelly, what a lovely card for your friend's tribute, the sentiment is beautiful, Kate x

  20. Gorgeous creation!
    💝 from Africa!