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July 05, 2018



So sorry for your loss of a great friend!

Barb inAK

Oh, Karen, I am just shocked! You shared so many of her wonderful designs and kits over the years, and it just brings tears to my eyes to think the scrapping world has suddenly lost a talented, creative woman like Dawn.

You are so right about friendships being made online, and how they just pick right up where you left off when you meet in real life. I was just at a retreat with online scrapping friends--some whom I have known for over 20 years through the internet. The last 10 years, we have met together in a scrap house in Kansas, and we always "pick up right where we left off."

May you and Dawn's family find peace and comfort. Again, I am so very sorry for your loss. Love and hugs. :'(


What a shock! That is a beautiful tribute to Dawn. I’ve never got the hang of digital scrapping but was always in awe of her designs and remember her pages in the UK Scrapbooker mags. Her husband and daughter and all those who grieve her loss will be in my prayers ❤️


Oh Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Your love and friendship for Dawn shines from this post. The digi community has lost an amazing talent, Dawn touched so many of us with her kindness and friendship, her beautiful artistic spirit and her love of the natural world. My condolences to you and to Dawn's family, thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love and hugs to you all xxx


Karen, Thank you for sharing this loving and beautiful tribute to Dawn. As so many have already said, the digi community has lost an awesome designer, artist, talent and friend. I am so blessed to have been on her creative team, making beautiful memories with her creations. She will live on in everyone's pages with the art she made. Her beautiful smile, her caring love and friendship will be sorely missed by all. I am so glad you had that truly wonderful bond and friendship with her. I am keeping Paul, Carly, you and Nigel, along with everyone who knew and loved Dawn, in my thoughts and prayers.


This is such a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful and wonderful lady. I am heartbroken at the loss of someone I called my friend. IWe binded over our love of digitak scrapping and animals, not necessarily in that order. Dawn was such a special person. I miss her already RIP sweet Dawn xxx. Thank you Karen for such a wonderful tribute xxx


I have been crying almost non stop since I heard yesterday.... I'm heartbroken, as I am sure most of the scrap community is... I was so proud when she invited me in the team back a few years ago, then my health took me away from lots of teams, so I was so happy when she came to The Lilypad and since, we have developed a friendship...she was so encouraging, so talented and her heart was huge, I am not a native English speaker and don't think I can say anything the way you have....but I am with you with all my heart... I am trying to keep my Faith strong, praying for her family with all my heart. if I am heartbroken the way I am, I cannot even start to imagine your pain, Karen... I know we have never spoken but I love your pages and I think the Pad';s community is united as one family... so a huge huge hug for you, and if anything at all I can do to help (I'm in London) please let us know. Huge huge huggzzz


Thank you for sharing your special times with Dawn. I only knew her from her outstanding creations, and her kind spirit when I emailed her a few times. She really was a special lady, and yes, she and her amazing talent will be terribly missed!! ((HUGS)) to you and condolences to her family.

Ann Morton

This is so terribly sad. My condolences to you, to her family, and to her friends. Sending virtual hugs. :(

Amber Jane

Omg Dolly I am in shock, poor Dawn and her family. Such a talented scrapbooker and crafter and such a nice lady. All my love to you as her friend I am so sorry for your loss dear Dolly x


I'm sorry for the loss of your friend! I cried when reading this and goosebumps all over me. She was an inspiration in her designs, so unique and different! I'm sending my prayers to Carly, Paul and all of her loved ones! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute!

Jo Willis

A lovely tribute and touching words for Dawn. I am so sorry you lost such a good friend, My thoughts are with you, Carly and Paul xxx


So sad for her friends and family..... Dawn was my UKS mentor when I first joined the forum as a newbie..... Sleep safe lovely lady xxx

Anna Bowkis

I am so sad to read the news of Dawns passing . Such an amazing talent and lovely person . My condolences to her family xx Anna


Thank you for posting this, I have been in shock ever since hearing of Dawn's passing and have been wondering what happened. She was far too young to be taken and my heart goes out to her husband and daughter. We in the scrapbook community all feel a loss because of her talent, her kindness and her generosity. My condolences to you on the loss of a wonderful friend.

Susan Hall

Blessings to you, Karen, at this time. I couldn't imagine anything harder than to deal with a loss of someone so dear! I sure wish You and all of Dawn's Friends and Family the very best through all of this!


Liz R

Hi... I don't think we have ever passed paths before... I am Liz, known across the internet as easyeyes4you... I followed a link from Vicki Robinson's post today to this this Blog of yours.. I tend to be pretty quiet most of the time and have a mission to get my life scrapped before I die, which I don't think I will be able to accomplish , thus I do not do CT teams, nor do I read Blogs, etc... I try to keep focused on why I am doing this and if I did all those things that others do, I would never get a single page finished... I just wanted to say, how much I enjoyed reading about your friendship with Dawn.. She is one of my oldest designers that I follow... From many years back when I followed a link on a page someone had posted, to find a kit done by Dawn, that I wanted... Much of my Lily Pad stuff is Dawn's! and I bought from her at SBG also... It was a pleasure to read a post from someone who knew her personally... That said, my sense of loss and shock was a strong as that of those who did know her... Such a loss... I feel your pain...thank you for sharing....


Thanks so much for sharing. I loved her designs and her challenges and her warm heart. She will be greatly missed.


I think about Dawn all the time. I lost my husband in Nov. at the age of 62. He had heard her name mentioned many times while I was on her ct team.
I hope they got to meet. {smiles}
I still use so much of her stuff for my scrapping.
I miss her wittiness so much.

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