Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Honoring our fabulous Joanne Grzelak

I was so saddened to hear at the end of May of the passing of one of my stamping pals who inspired my creativity by her wonderful designs that she created on challenges on Splitcoaststamper, CCEEStampers, and Crazy for challenges.  Today we are honoring this sweet and creative woman with this blog hop. Below I have posted one of Joanne's creations. I always loved the dynamic looks of her black and white cards, her fabulous collection of silhouettes, and her great talent in the paper piercing catagory. So I used black and white for my card, a silhouetted group of wild flowers, and because I never mastered the art of paper piercing, I did kind of a faux piercing by dotting with black dots rather than punching through the paper.

                                                               Joanne's card

                                                                     My card

Your beautiful art is your legacy to us, Joanne, and we miss you dearly. Although you and I never met in person, we were kindred spirits with many of the same loves in life, and I am so blessed our paths crossed in this life and I look forward to seeing you face to face in the next life. Save me a space on stamping row in Glory Land.

The next card in the hop is Vicki Garrett
Here are all the others taking part in this tribute to our beloved Joanne. Stop by each blog to see just how much Joanne has inspired our talents and our love for this form of art:


  1. What a perfect tribute to our friend. An elegant, dramatic card in Joanne's style.

  2. Beautiful black and white CASE! Perfect remembrance for Joanne!

  3. Perfectly PERFECT, my friend. A wonderful way to honor Joanne ♥

  4. Great CASE of Joanne's card -- her style to a "T."

  5. A true representation of Joanne's art work. Wonderfully created!

  6. Your card is perfection and sooo Joanne!

  7. You have honored Joanne's amazing elegance with this gorgeous black and white creation, Liz!! What a wonderful card!

  8. Just love your project!
    💝 from Africa!