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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Thank You, Denise

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the original CIE post.
This past week, we learned the sad news that Denise Gray passed following a two-year battle with cancer. Denise was a beloved member of the Cards in Envy family and online crafting community. Sandy's tribute to Denise can be found here.
I'm relatively new to the CIE DT. Sadly, I never had the opportunity to work with Denise. So, I went back through the CIE archives to view some of Denise's cards. As a tribute to Denise, I made the card below as a CASE of one of her CIE cards.

Here's the card inspired by Denise's September 2013 Manly Challenge card.

Thank you, Denise.

CASE of Denise Gray card
Recollections silver glitter (inked with StazOn jet black) paper
Recollections white, Bazzill black, and Stampin' Up! cherry cobbler cardstock
MFT bionic bot images and sentiment in StazOn jet black, colored with Prismacolor pencils
SU basic gray twine; Tim Holtz embossing folder; Paper Smooches heart dies
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Recollections foam squares; Ranger multi medium matte

Since I'd already sent in my Valentine cards to Nationwide Children's, I chose to make a card for SAS4Kids with hearts -- to meet our CIE challenge theme -- but kept it generic enough to be given to a little one at any time. I just adore these bitty bots from MFT.  :)

In addition to CIE, I'm gonna link this little bot up to Simon Says Stamp's Have a Heart Challenge and Word Art Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge.

See you on Wednesday with a new W2CB challenge. Until then, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. What a great tribute to Denise.
    Love your cute card!

    1. Thanks, Lisa. Wish I could've worked with Denise personally, but am so grateful she shared her talents with the CIE team.

  2. This is simply wonderful Sybrina! Denise would have loved this so much and your card too! It's adorable!!

    1. Thanks, Sandy. Wish I would've had a chance to work with Denise but am so grateful that she used her many gifts to create CIE.

  3. Love this, Sybrina! Great idea to CASE one of Denise's cards. I'm going to go through the archives and CASE your idea :)

  4. Wonderful tribute to Denise! I love that you CASEd one of her cards. She really was an amazing woman. And your card is simply adorable! I just love that sweet robot and background.

    1. Thanks, Kristie. Wish I could've worked with Denise personally. Bet you have lots of wonderful memories.

  5. So very sweet. Love your tribute card! ~ Marilyn

  6. These cards are super cute. So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

    Have a blessed week,
    JO ANN