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You Make Me Smile



I am deeply saddened to share the news that I lost a treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey Martin-Penny, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants.  

I will certainly miss my dear funny friend who always was there for me to lean on, and without fail, made me laugh when I was having a rough day! What amazes me is, although we never met in person, I felt as close to Lindsey or even closer than I am to some friends I have known my entire adult life. She was a genuine and caring person. I feel very, very blessed to have known her.

 Today over at Color Hues, this challenge just so happened to be chosen by Lindsey. The Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing “Lindsey Inspired” projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.

Here are a few of her favorite things:  

humor, cats
love of reading

If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too. 

*For today’s Special Challenge, the Color Hues Team is being joined by our Sister Challenge Teammates from Seize the Birthday.  Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.  

Here is the card I made in honor of Lindsey.

Card Details: The Lily die and the white border die are both from MFT, both the you die and the stamped sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. I used Copic markers to give the flowers some color and also splattered some white paint as well. The card-stock and or DSP are all from SU. A few sequins in purple and white to finish it off.

I would love for you to come on over to Color Hues and join us! We have lots of fabulous cards by the Design Teams showcasing Lindsey’s favorite things.

Rest in Peace dear friend. I miss you, and as my card says…YOU ALWAYS made me SMILE, Nanc’

13 thoughts on “You Make Me Smile

  1. Beautifully done and very well said. I miss her so much too.

  2. What a great tribute to your friend and teammate. Your card is made with love and it shows.

  3. What an amazing tribute to your friend. Your card was made with love and it shows.

  4. Such perfect words about such a kind soul. Your card is so beautiful and a perfect tribute to Linds. Thank you for all you’ve done to pull together this wonderful tribute. Bigs hugs to you my friend.

  5. Your card shines with the love you feel for Lindsey and the beauty of your own heart. Lovely in every way, dear friend!

  6. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your friend and teammate, Nancy. I think your beautiful card is a wonderful tribute to her. Sending a big hug your way.

  7. A very fitting tribute to a well loved friend, she WILL be missed. x

  8. Guaranteed this card is making Lindsey smile, Nancy! It captures her love of flowers perfectly…and that sentiment is so very true! She did – and still does – bring us smiles, even through our tears in missing her.

  9. Beautiful card Nancy and a great sentiment. She definitely made us smile and will be missed. A lovely tribute to Lindsey.

  10. No question Lindsey made you smile just like I’m sure you did to her too! I think your card is gorgeous Nancy!!

  11. Nancy, this is such a very, very special card in tribute to Lindsey. Your design and coloring are lovingly crafted and beautiful, and the sentiment you used was carried through in your narrative about her. Thank you for a wonderful challenge for all of us to join in celebrating Lindsey.

    Hugs, my friend.


  12. Your beautiful card is a wonderful tribute to Lindsey and I’m sure she’d be nodding her approval if she was here. The color combination is gorgeous and I just love how that beautiful purple plaid peeks around from all the edges of the card! I always looked forward to reading her comments left on my cards and I shall miss her around blogland in the future. We were all blessed to have her blogging for as long as we did. Hugs to you!

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