Friday, July 3, 2009

MamaLlama Honored


Okay.....On this past Sunday, I left for Maine, not knowing that my very dear friend, DawnL, was the featured stamper on SCS. This honor was so well deserved AND so long OVERDO for Dawn. She is one of my idols, and one of my first dear friends on SCS. In the old stalking threads in the challenge area, she was the first to really make me feel welcome as we stalked and chatted while waiting for the next challenge to be posted. She has also been a mentor for me, encouraging me and inspiring me. She is a Mother Earth, with her llamas, cooking, berry picking, and strength of family. She is a stamper with many talents, and a particular masterpiece quality to her coloring. I call her the Queen Colorist. Look through her gallery and you will see that she earns this name. She is also the Queen of Florals to me, from her many creations with Roses in Winter to her most recent work on the Gina K Spotlight Team. She is a Dirty Dozen alum and also has blessed many companies with her DT work. Her children are artists in their own right, but 'the acorn don't fall far from the tree' if you get my drift!!!!

Anyhow......this afternoon I went down to the workshop to case one of her cards. I was late, but I still wanted to participate in this FS. AND.....what happened, we had an electrical storm and couldn't use the computer.....so I used my memory of several of Dawn's cards to make this one. It pales in comparison to her beautiful work, but the saying is true.......Simply, Dawn inspires me!!!!

Congrats, gf!!! I was so excited when I read of this well-deserved honor!! YOU ROCK!!!!
(By the way...the fact that we had an electrical storm is not unusual around here. Rain, thunder, lightning, mist, hail, tornado warnings, and high wind watches have become the norm for the last two months......the most notable thing around here is if the sun PEEKS through the clouds for a few minutes!!!!)

9 comments:

Mahmood said...

Hi Joanne! Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

StampOwl said...

oh this is very pretty!

Traci M said...

Your words and your beautiful card are a wonderful tribute to Dawn! Thanks for sharing your card today,Joanne!
I love that sentiment too!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is gorgeous Joanne!! What a fantastic tribute to LM!! And what lovely things you said about her. What a sweety you are!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wicked sweet!!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a stunning and gorgeous card this is, and to think you created it from memory is quite an honor to your friend's work! I love how you incorporate colors and layers on your cards, and I'm a huge fan of your work too! Beautifully done!

Makiko Jones said...

Joanne, this is gorgeous!! Love the all details!!

peggysue said...

Very pretty and you are right, Dawn is a fabulous stamper. I was shocked actually when I saw that it was this late in the game that she was selected for FS, I thought it would have been long ago. And you created a lovely card in her honor.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! I love this, Joanne...the rose is gorgeous and what beautiful colors!!! I was on vacation and didn't realize Dawn was the FS...she is my idol, too!!!I agree with everything you said...she is wonderful and sooo deserving of the honor!!!