Saturday, December 13, 2008

In Loving Memory

The Johnson family is sorry to announce the suddern passing of Joanne Johnson on 12/12/08. She was the most wonderful person and we miss her terribly. We cannot put into words how she touched our lives. She was generous, loving, fun, gifted, and beautiful. She loved everyone deeply and touched everyone she met. We hope she knows how everyone loved her in return as deeply as she loved them. We know how you will miss her unique cards and artistic abilities as much as we will. She was always happiest when she was stamping and we're sure she's doing it now. We love you Joanne. Stamp On!!!

Joanne spread much joy through her card making. If you would like to do something in memory of her, we are sure she would like you to send a card to someone in need.

I love you and always will and I will never forget you - Rich.

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Carolyn Bounds said...

I am typing this with a very, heavy heart. Thank you for thinking enough about us to let us know that Heaven has received the most loving of Angels. I just received a card from my lovely, friend Joanne today, and this news has cut me to the bone. My heart, thought, love and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

I love you Joanne!!!! I will miss the smiles and laughter we shared. This world will not be the same without you.

Love and Hugs,
Carolyn

Curt in Carmel said...

I too write this with great sadness. I am, quite frankly, in total shock with this news. I have only known Joanne a very short time, but in that short amount of time I found her to be one of the most kind-hearted, sweet, unbelievably positive people I have met through this blogging. I knew this to be true from her recent post about someone taking her wedding rings during a doctor's visit. I couldn't believe how forgiving and positive she was about this situation. Knowing she had just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and having her wedding rings stolen, she still managed to put a positive spin on it and made a beautiful Christmas card to make her feel better. This is such sad, sad news. Please let me say that my heart breaks for your family, and that you are all in my thoughts and prayers this night and for the coming months. I am so very sorry for your loss, and for ours here in blogland. I will miss her very much. My best to you Rich and your family. Curt O'Brien

Heather said...

my heart goes out to you, my prayers are with you and your family.

Lauri said...

This news is so so sad; I cannot add much to what Carolyn and Curt have said so eloquently; I could always count on Joanne to leave me such uplifting comments. I will truly miss her, and I know a lot of others will as well. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

6 wacky women said...

My heart aches for you and your family, Rich and for all of us in blogland. I have only known Joanne for a short while but I looked forward to her visit everyday and leaving me the sweetest, heartfelt comments. I will miss her very much.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Karen

mycardz said...

How very sad for you and your family and everyone in online...my thoughts and prayers will be with you throughout these coming days.

Cindy Haffner said...

So sorry Joanne.
Hugs Cindy

Kimberly said...

My heart breaks to hear this news! I will miss everything about. She always made me laugh at our stamping get togethers and they will definitely not be the same without her.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
kim
I love you Joanne and I will miss you deeply!

Roz said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss stopping by to "visit" with Joanne and her wonderful cards. May your many happy memories of your time together help you through this difficult time. HUGS!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I feel blessed to have met Joanne through SCS and her wonderful blog. Her work was amazing, and she was an inspiration to all of us.

,Joanne was a wonderful, classy lady, and I will miss her very much.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Rich

Pat Dadisman

Shirley said...

I am in shock and can't imagine the heartache you have right now. She was such a lovely person inside and out. She reached the world. In my heart I know she is still with you and is so pleased by what you have done here to let us know. God bless you and yours today and always. It is very easy to see why you are her husband, for even with her passing you are thinking of her and her friends. Please accept my sincere words of sadness and condolence.

Hugs to you and your family.
Shirley Ross
North Carolina

theneon said...

What a wonderful tribute posted in honor and memory of Joanne. Thank you so much for keeping her blog up for everyone to see what a wonderful person she was -- her loving spirit shows in her work and posts. May God be with the family. Martha Kay

Els G. said...

This is awful news. I haven't known Joanna for a long time or in real life, but thought of her as one of the kindest persons I ever met. I will miss her.

My thoughts are with you all.
Els
Belgium

Mary said...

God bless you and keep you Joanna, you will be missed.

SpAzzGiRL said...

I am still in shock from the call I got yesterday with this terrible news.
I will miss you Joanne!
Our stampy nights won't be the same without her wonderful spirit.
My thoughts are with your family.

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine the sorrow in your your hearts. She and her creations will be sorely missed. I bet she is in stampin' heaven now!! My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.

grammy said...

My heart is broken, my best friend has left us. Joanne was the most wonderful, fun,loving and generous person. On my worst days she could lift me up and put a positive spin on the worst situations. On 12/5 we met for dinner and she kept thanking me for letting her vent about her fustration and yet relief at her RA diagnosis. I wasn't doing anything she hadn't done for me a hundred times.
To her family I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss and that i will keep my friend and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

I will forever miss you buddy!!!!
Love,
Terry

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am incredibly shocked and saddened to learn of Joanne's passing. My heart goes out to you and her loved ones for I know you will miss this very special angel who blessed so many of us with her friendship and love. Thank you for taking the time to post on her blog. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Mothermark said...

My heart goes out to Joanne's family and loved ones! I have never met Joanne but she was a good friend of mine! She was thoughtful, generous, kind, fun-loving, and talented to put it mildly!

Joanne was one of the first SCSer's that befriended me when I first became a member. She was such a joy and I will miss her so much! I am shocked, saddened and can't believe the news.

My heart is with you. I will take comfort in knowing that Joanne has been reunited with her Mother but that has happened way too early!

Joanne, I will miss you my friend. Thanks for being you. Thanks for touching my life.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I am so very sorry. Joanne was a very sweet person and always made you feel welcome and cared about, even if you never had met her in real person. Prayers to you and the family! GOd Bless.

Heather said...

For Joannes family I am soooo sorry. I do not know how she died, and I am an RN so it makes me wonder so quickly an a very talented woman and kind caring person is taken from us!

Please know my thoughts and my prayers go out to you and your family in this horific time!!

God Bless and Keep You!!!

Heather Schlatter

Hutchinson Kansas

Sarah Moore said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Joanne will be missed.

-Sarah Moore

JAR said...

Rich, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I will miss Joanne's fun sense of humor and her sweet spirit. She was an inspiration to so many and we will miss her. My prayers go out to you and to all in your family.

Jeanne S said...

I didn't know Joanne well, but her artwork always made me smile. She will be missed. My thoughts are with your family.

Jeanne

JenMarie said...

I didn't know Joanne but recognize her SCS name. She did BEAUTIFUL work and will be greatly missed.
Keeping your family in my prayers.

Kelly S said...

I am so sorry for you loss. Joanne was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

K

Krystie Lee said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss! I'll pass along some cards in her memory.

chelemom said...

I have been in shock all weekend.....I can't believe this wonderful, sweet, talented lady was taken from us. Just know that she was loved and will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you.

amazingpapergrace.com said...

This is sad news indeed. Please know that as you move forward, our prayers will be with your family.
---Becca

Liz Williams said...

When you share a passion and love for something like we all do who rubberstamp, it doesn't matter that our lives only touched on the internet for some of us. We still seem to bond with one another and care for one another out of that admiration for someone's talents and through someone's encouragement. Joanne inspired and encouraged so many of us and even though I never had the privilege of meeting her, my life has been touched by her in so many ways. My prayers are with your family and we will miss her as well.

Splitcoaststampers said...

Rich, from everyone at Splitcoast I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and I wish you and your family the best. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

Daven

Sharon said...

I am still sitting here in shock. I can't believe this talented, wonderful person will not be with us any longer. We will miss her on our stamping nights and forever. Our prayers are with you and the rest of her family. I feel very grateful for knowing her.

Ann said...

Please know that Joanne will truly be missed. Your family is in my prayers.

Monica said...

I am very sad to hear this news. Rich, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed!

Suzy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Rich as well as your children and grandchildren right now.

There are no words to comfort you right now in this difficult time, but know that she will be so missed by everyone she touched with her talent and kindness.

She is a very special lady who brightened the lives of many, even those she only met through her blog.

Kim Teasdale blondie090277 said...

My heart goes out to you Rich and your family. Joanne always left such kind comments for everybody on their artwork and was always able to put a a smile on my face as she did for many others :) She will be missed dearly and her kindness will always be treasured.

Take care of each other and know that she will not be forgotten...

Hugs in sympathy,

Kim Teasdale

Anonymous said...

Rich.. I'm so very sorry to hear of Joanne's sudden passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will be praying for you and yours.. I am so very sorry.

love -

Deborah debzi333 on SCS

Diane said...

I am so saddened to hear this,tears coming down as I am typing this. I had not known Joanne for that long,but have enjoyed visiting her blog everyday as she did mine. She sent me a card of encouragemnt through my weight loss which I have on top of my fridge which I think of her everytime I want to endulge in food. She is helping me with this battle. Joanne,Please know that you will be forever in heart,thoughts and prayers@!!!
And to all her family and close friends I hurt for you so much!
Rest in peace my beloved Joanne!!!
Hugs forever,Diane

Renee V. said...

Rich - I'm so very sorry for the sudden passing of Joanne. It just doesn't seem real. My heart is so sad for you.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,

Marlou said...

my deepest sympathy to you and your whole family, im very sorry to hear of Joanne's sudden passing, my prayers are with you.

Julie Koerber said...

To Joanne's family, Words can't express just how saddened I am at this news. I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne was such a warm big heart and when she left you a little note, it was always to lift you up and make you smile. She will be sorely, sorely missed.

I will be thinking about and praying for your family!

Love, Julie

Lisa said...

I second Carolyns sentiment.

I cannont believe this has happend, my heart too is extremely heavy. Joanne was a source of inspiration to all in this community, one whose wonderfully encouraging comments were a lift to everyone. I enjoyed paying visits to Joanne's blog, as she always had something new to share, not only about her crafting but how proud she was of her family.

Her smiling profile pic always made me feel better. Our loss is heavens gain.

Joanne I am completely devasted by your departing you have been so good to me. I wish you eternal happiness and you will be forever in our hearts.

My heart goes out to Joanne's family and my thoughts an prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

With love.

Lisa

Jennifer said...

Rich, You have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. Joanne touched so many people the world over with her beautiful cardmaking and art as well as her warm friendship, sweet comments and just spreading joy. I'm so sad to learn of her passing and will always remember how she touched so many lives with joy.

Jennifer

audrey said...

I didn't know Joanne very well, I am new to SCS, but through reading and viewing her posts, I can tell that she was an angel on earth. Her job here was complete and she has now returned to be with our Lord.
To Rich and her children and grandchildren, I will be praying for you. Again, I'm so sorry.

Rose Ann said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

My thoughts are with you and your family, Hugs, Nikki x

Julie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news my thoughts are with you and your family Rich xx

Annapurna said...

I am so sorry about your loss. Just a few weeks back we were talking about her arthritis.

May her loving memories lead you through this hard time.
Hugs
Anna

Korin said...

I am so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. I did not know her but after reading all the posts and comments, my heart is still very heavy for your loss. I will be praying for the family as they go on living without Joanne. She has obviously touched many lives and even continues to do so in her passing.

Lorie said...

Oh, my...I didn't know Joanne or even have visited her blog before now but I want you, her family, to know how sorry I am for your loss. May God's hand of comfort touch you now as you go through this difficult time. HUGS! ~Lorie

Pegg S said...

My thoughts are with you and your family in this time. Joanne inspired me with her crafting. I'm very sorry for your loss!

Allison said...

Blessings to Joanne, Rich and all her family and friends. I love the thought that she is crafting away right now and happy...

Frannie said...

I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time in your life.

Kimberley said...

I am in shock...I can't believe it! Joanne is the sweetest lady. She sent me a few RAK's and cheered up everyone in the SCS community with her sweetness, her humor and her talent! Oh my, how she will be missed.
Dear Johnson family.....my heart goes out to you all. And my prayers and thoughts are with you at this amazingly difficult time. May the Lord wrap you in the arms of His abiding love and may you feel His peace.
Hugs, Kim

Maria said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sadden to hear of the passing of our fellow blogger. Although this is the first time visiting Joanne's blog, it still saddens me to hear of the loss of an obviously vibrant person whose creations are beautiful and have surely inspired many people!!

My condolences to your family, Joanne! You will be missed.

Maria

Pia said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne was such a nice person. You are in my prayers.

Betsy said...

Rich, I am so sorry to hear such shocking news. I can only imagine the shock you and your family must be feeling. She was such a loving and supportive person, always ready with a kind comment. She will really be missed at Splitcoast.

Betsy Zabora

Julia Aston said...

I am so very sorry for your loss - I knew Joanne through her SCS gallery and came by here on and off - Thank you so much for posting on her blog so that we all are aware of what happened..... my prayers are with you, her family, as you learn to accept this terrible loss...

Christi said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot imagine...

Bona said...

I'm in total shock. I'm typing this with great sadness. My condolence to your family. Joanne will truely be missed. :(

Lori Craig said...

I'm so sorry for your sudden loss. Joanne was a blessing to Splitcoaststampers and touched many with her sharing in our community.

I'll be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Lori Craig
Splitcoaststampers

Summerthyme Studio said...

My condolences to you Rich and your family at this time

Vicki

Alexandra said...

I am sad as I type this with tears in my eyes! Thanks for letting us know that Joanne is in the hands of God.

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

The Rubber Maid said...

I can't express my sadness at the loss of such a great friend and talented woman. We visited back and forth and I always loved to hear her comments, she was a very special lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to you her family. Just know that all of us in the stamping community loved her dearly and will miss her sweet and cherished freindship.
May she rest in the arms of our Lord. Pat Adam

Jennifer Orbaker said...

I am so sorry to hear about Joanne's passing away. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Jill said...

I am so very very sorry that this sorrow has fallen on your family. Please accept my condolances

Catherine said...

Rich, I'm so sorry to hear about Joanne. Just like everyone here, I do not know her in person but through this blog world I had a pleasure of knowing her by leaving comments and visiting her here and seeing her wonderful creations. My family will be praying for your lost at this time of the year.

Toni K said...

So sorry for your loss. It's a great loss. Our prayers are with you.

Joanne Travis said...

You and your family are in my heart and prayers. I feel very blessed to have known Joanne through Splitcoast where she was always so very kind and generous with her praise of others. I am one of the many who was gifted with a special card and some pretty stamped images that she sent to me. I remember commenting that I loved how she spelled her name, exactly like mine.
May the good Lord bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Angel said...

so deeply sorry to hear this. i always appreciated her kind comments. {{{hugs and prayers}}}

Sharon in NE said...

A terrible loss for her personal family and her online stamping family.

Terrie B x said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family~x~

Elena said...

My heart is crying to hear these news... We will all miss you Joanne...

America said...

Oh My Goodnees. how incredibly sad. Im deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Joanne's special talent, unique work kindness and sweetness touched many of us. Thank you for letting us know and May God blees you and keep you during these difficult times. Remember the wonderful life you had together and let those memories bring you joy again. Sending Prayers and Hugs to you and your beautiful family.

America

Sumtoy said...

I was totally shocked at this news. I have always enjoyed her cards. Joanne was a very talented. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly aka Toy said...

Although I did not know Joanne, I am very saddened by this lost to our community of stampers. From what I understand of Joanne, she was a kind, generous, wonderful person and it is my loss that I did not get to know her.

May the family be held in God's hands as they grieve this terrible loss.

Wishing you God's peace.

Sandra Smart said...

I am so deeply saddened by this news. Joanne was such a sweetheart. I just received a card from her on Saturday and wanted to thank her for it. Your family will be in my prayers. May God bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

Debby said...

Very sorry for you loss.I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Angel hugs
Debby

Jan Scholl said...

Please don't ever take the blog down. The world should always be able to see the beauty Joanne's hands and heart created. I will certainly leave it in my Reader to come back to for inspiration.

there is the grandest stamp convention in the clouds. spread glitter around!

Laurie in MN said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear wife, Joanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and Joanne's father during this difficult time.

Lori Barnett said...

I am so sorry to hear about Joanne. Her beautiful face is on many of our blogs and it's hard to believe she is gone. I will miss her being part of our blog world...but know she is still with us in spirit. My prayers are with you and your family & friends during this difficult time.

We will miss you Joanne!
Stamping HUGS!!XXXX
Lori

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I just don't know what to say, other than to send many prayers and hugs!!

mochamama said...

I am in shock at hearing this news! I am so sorry for your family's loss and will hold you up in my prayers! She will truly be missed in the lives of so many people!

Lastel said...

I also knew Joanne thru SCS . Her beautiful art and beautiful smiling face will truely be missed . My most sincere condolences to you and your family , my thoughts and prayers are with you all in the coming weeks and months .
Love and Hugs ,
Lastel

Diane said...

My heart is saddened at reading the news of Joanne, I spent some time reading thru her latest posts and looking at your wonderful grandchildren and her dog "babies". I can't even imagine how you all must be feeling, but I think you all know we grieve with you and will always have a special place in our hearts for all of you!

Melissa Craig said...

Rich - I am sooo sorry that you and your family has lost such a loving person in your lives. My sincerest condolences to you.

Kay said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. Her cards and humor will be greatly missed. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs Kay

kathleenh said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel like we've lost one of our own. Probably because we have. You could tell Joanne loved stamping and crafting because her work was gorgeous!

In my thoughts and prayers.

Juliana said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You, your children and grandchildren will be in my prayers.

I have been blessed by your wife. Both through her creations and her kind comments on my creations.

May God give you strength and comfort.

Wendalyn said...

My heart goes out to you and your family.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

My deepest sympathy to you, Rich, and all your family. Although I certainly recognize who Joanne is, I regret that I never got to know her well. That has certainly been my loss. Her artwork is beautiful and she has been a blessing to many. Our prayers are with you all.

Tami said...

Even though I have never "met" you- this loss saddens me. Please know that you are in my prayers as you go through this time.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! My best friend who was also my SU! upline passed away two years ago this Christmas.

I know the grief is great, but please know there are many who loved your wife/mother/grandmother/daughter and are praying for you all at this very difficult time.

Denise said...

You and your family are in my prayers...I am so deeply sorry. I knew Joann on SCS and she was a wonderful talented person. God Bless...

Monica said...

I didn't know Joanne, and this is actually the first time I've visited her blog. I just heard from another blogger about her passing, and just had to come here to express my sympathies. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I too am paying my first visit to Joanne's pages and it is truly saddening only to have "discovered" her inspirational crafting talent in such tragic circumstances. Please accept my sincere condolences.

God Bless you all.

Marion, UK

Nancy said...

I am so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. She was a very sweet lady, always having nice things to say. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Lorie said...

I am so sorry to hear the news of Joanne's passing. I enjoyed visiting her blog regularly, and will miss her wonderful artistic creations. My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and keep you all in the comfort of His loving arms.

June said...

I am so sorry to hear about Joanne. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this most difficult time.

Amanda said...

You will be missed Joanne! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

AmandaW

Stampin' Meg said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

watchlady said...

I found this link through another blogger's post. I wanted to extend my sympathy to Joanne's family & friends.
Thoughts & prayers are with you all.

jpmayo said...

My heart goes out to Joanne's entire family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tilly said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Joanne will be greatly missed by the papercrafting community as well. Hugs to you and your family!

Michele

susantodd said...

I am sorry to say that I didn't know Joanne, and I feel that I have missed out! God Bless your family during this time of grief. You are in my prayers.
Susan

Jackie said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Giovana said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news.
My prayers are with the family.

Giovana

Becky said...

I'm just so sorry. My thoughts are with your family.

Crafty Connie said...

I am in complete shock! Although I did not have the pleasure to meet Joanne she was always leaving comments on my blog. May Joanne find peace in Heaven and may God's love help family and friends through this very difficult loss.

* Shaz * said...

So sorry to hear such sad news my prayers are with the family xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! I am so very very sorry about your family's loss. From one family to another, we want to extend our deepest sympathy.

Rhonda Kelly said...

Although I didn't know Joanne, I can tell from all of these lovely comments she was an amazing person and friend to so many. It is amazing to see how many people's lives you touch just through stamping and blogging. She sounds like a truly wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless

Scrapping Donna said...

This is awful news. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Heidi said...

Rich- my heart goes out to you. As I go back and look at Joanne's last post it reminds me how we never know what will happen to us. YOu and your family are in our prayers as this has to be just so hard for all of you at this time of year.

Juliann said...

Sorry is never enough...
Your dearest Joanne will be miss out here in blogland.
Take care and love each other like she loved you all so much!
{{Hugs}}

Denise (card crazy on SCS) said...

My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for the sudden loss of Joanne. May all your happy, loving memories put a smile on your face.

Denise

Deborah said...

I am so sorry for your loss and I know it being the holidays will be one of the hardest to get through. But Joanne is now in her lovely mansion in heaven that Jesus said she would have and I just imagine that she is already arranging card making get togethers with the other angels up there. And Just think she will have the finest of supplies to make these beautiful creations she made her on earth to share with all of us while she was here. I wish you peace and a time of great rememberances with family and know that she is looking down on all of you from heaven and will be waiting for you to join here one day.

Joanne I will miss your wonderful creations and your kindness and passion for life that was so well displayed on your blog.

Give each other tight hugs and hold each other tight every night; in time the pain will heal and may the Lord engulf you in his arms to give you the much needed reassurance that everything will work out.

Cyber Hugs to you Rich, your children and grandchildren.

Carolyn King said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am saying lots of prayers for you and your family.

Jacki said...

I was reading my emails and got an email update from someone who knew your wife well ...... I Wish I would have gotten the chance to know her .. she sounds like a wonderful woman, very loving and caring. My best to you and your family Rich during the tough times ... I lost my dad in July but I can't imagine loosing my soulmate ... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough & difficult time.

Sincerely,
Jacki Heffele
Kingsford, MI

Janet Bagnall said...

I am extremely sorry to hear this - my thoughts & prayers are with each of you. I am new to Joanne's blog and am happy and honored to have know her for that short amount of time. She will be truly missed.

Janet

Diane said...

All the heartfelt condolences expressed here are certainly a tribute to Joanne. She inspired and encouraged so many. My prayers will be with you, Rich, and with the many family members and friends from all over the world who fell in love with Joanne, with her kind spirit, and with her amazing talent. May our God of all comfort draw near to you now.

retiredheather said...

It is really hard to know what to say to you. The passing of a loved one is not pleasant for those left behind. It is wonderful to know that her artistry and craft work will live on forever. Now in a better place, Joanne is watching over all her family in friends. Joyous memories are what will give you solice in this difficult time.
Heather

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to know Joanne thru Stampin Up. She had a beautiful soul, a certain serentiy that was calming, and a fun side, she touched my heart! Her talent with cardmaking was breathtaking, the "Stampin Divas" were always amazed at what she created. You touched many lives, and your bloggers will truly miss you. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rich, and your family thru this difficult time! God Bless!
Cheryl

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I've enjoyed visiting Joanne's blog many times to admire her creations! I pray that your family will be comforted during this time of mourning.

Michelle Adams said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you.

Bill said...

My Favorite Sister,
Joanne, you have been the best Sister ever. You were always there when the family needed you. You were always there when I needed you, as a SISTER would have. You were there to get me out of trouble with Mom and Dad even though it was always my fault [sometimes :-)]. Even though I teased you about me being the “favorite” of the family, you were my true favorite. When you were in a room everyone smiled, when someone was sad you made them laughed. Every time I received a Stamp IT cards I’m so amazed at your talent and so proud of your work. When I get an email joke from you I just laugh. You are now up in Heaven with Mom looking down on us.
Sis, you will be truly truly missed and I will always love you. Your little baby brother.
Bill

Anonymous said...

Although I did not know Joanne, I have enjoyed all of her posts and her creativity. God has received a wonderful angel. Please accept my prayers at this most difficult time in your life. May God Bless you and your family. Always remember the good times to help you get through the bad times. God Bless, Emily.

Casmiles said...

I have just recently "discovered" Joanne and her amazing talents. She always made me smile, as I know she did for all of us. My prayers are with you and your family, and the memories of Joanne, for me, will live on in the cards and smiles she shared. Cindy

Deborah March said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

diane mcvey said...

I'm stunned and saddened; and I don't even know what to say. I'm so very sorry that we have lost this beautiful person. I will miss her creativity, her love of life, and her wonderful spirit. May you all have peace and comfort during this terribly difficult time. Huge hugs to all her family...and again, my sincerest sympathy.

Kristine B. said...

As a fellow blogger who's also passionate about stamping, this news is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. May you find peace and comfort of loved ones. xx

Nancy said...

I was new to Joanne's blog but her love for this craft shone through all her posts, and I looked forward to seeing more and more of her designs. Imagine what fun the angels are having now, with her to help them stamp some cards. For someone so full of love and life, this is very hard and sad news to bear, especially at this time of the year. My heart goes out to all of you, and I hold you in my prayers. Nancy in Maine, soon to be "home" in PA.

Ila said...

I am so Sorry... My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family....Ila

*Sally* said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Rich and family at Joannes sudden passing.
Sally x

Monika/Buzsy said...

My thought are with you and your family!

Barefootstamper said...

Rich, please know that our entire community is so saddened by this news. We'd like to do what JoAnne would do... reach out and somehow help.

Please reach out to me at susanna.boyd@gmail.com and pick a charity or organization that JoAnne loved and we'll see if we can't make a donation or come up with some "JoAnne Johnson Craft Challenge". We'd like to honor her in some way.

The Paper Craft Planet Team

Conibaer said...

I´m so sorry! You´ll all be in my prayers!

Eleanor G. said...

I am so sorry to hear about you Joanne. I didn't know you but it sounds like my life would have be a little better if I did. I am sorry our paths never crossed.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Wow, I don't even know what to say, it makes my heart sad to read such news, I visited Joanne's blog often and will miss seeing her creations. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

StarvingArtistamps said...

With heartfelt sympathy we are so very sad to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We intend to honor Joanne and do as you suggest, to send cards to those in need.

NormaB said...

My thoughts are with you and your family,

Adela said...

Rich, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers are with you and your family.

Justine said...

Please know that it is a sad sad time for so many of us in the stampin/blogging community. Please know that there are people all over the world that are lifting you in prayer.
Joanne will be missed!

Kris Reynolds said...

I'm saddened to hear this news.
May God bless your family and friends.
Kris

Donna said...

I'm so sad to read your post! I was not fortunate enough to have crossed stamping paths with Joanne but y'all will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Jamie Martin said...

I am so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing, she will truely be missed. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Jamie

Tenia Nelson said...

Rich, I am so very sorry for your loss. Joanne was a great person and great card artist...she will be missed for sure. Much love to Joanne, You and the Family.

Tenia Nelson

broni (waterchild12) said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. It's such a shock to us all. She will be so missed. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Melanie said...

I am so sorry to read this terrible news. I did not know Joanne, but I will be sure to read through her blog, I can already see she left a legacy of love for creating and for others. Your family is in my prayers

Anonymous said...

Very sad for the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs to all of you and prayers for some peace and comfort during this sad time.
peggysue

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Rich, Our hearts go our to your family! Joanne will be missed! She was spunky and fun and ever so talented.

Joanne, Rubber Hugs baby, we miss you!

Melanie said...

PS I would love to send a card if an address is available

Mothermark said...

Rich!

I just wanted to say that I received my Christmas card in the mail today from Joanne! It breaks my heart to see the wonderful card that she made and blessed me with.

I will cherish it forever. It is very special to me!

My thoughts and prayers are with you....

Cindy

Dawn B. said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine your pain. Know that so many are praying for you during this difficult time.
Hugs,
Dawn B.

Jen Tapler said...

I only recently discovered Joanne's blog and am so saddened by the news of her passing. She will be greatly missed. Words do not seem adequate to express how sorry I am for your loss. Much aloha to you and your family.
JenTapler
Maui, Hawaii

Lisa Brown said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Joanne. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

aloha my condolences to your family..may you have strength at this time...Liann

Denise said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Heaven has a very talented Angel with them now~
Hugs and Peace~
Denise

tamitwitchellcmc said...

Dear Rich and Family,
I just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of Joanne's sudden passing! To loose someone so close is such excruciating agony and you have my deepest sympathy. I found comfort in the following scripture and I hope that perhaps it may comfort you. "And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you."
John 16:22

Love and hugs!
Tami

Jodi said...

I am deeply saddened to hear of your recent loss. Thank you for letting us know. She will always be remembered. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Jerusha said...

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joanne. May you and your family find peace in her passing as you journey through your grief.

Susan said...

I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person and lovely and talented cardmaker. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

My deepest sympathies at this time of loss. I didn't know Joanne personally but loved her art work. May God bring you peace and comfort at this time, my prayers are with you and your family.

Hugs, Jan

Lynn Mercurio said...

It is with great sadness when I heard the news of Joanne's passing. Her inspiration and humor shard with us all will be so missed. My prayers are with her family and friends who feel her loss so profoundly.

Much love,
Lynn

Kristin said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. She will be missed greatly on SCS as well.

Dianne K. said...

I didn't know Joanne. This is my first visit to her blog. How sad that I came across her wonderful art under these circumstances.

My sincere condolences go out to you and the entire family and thank you for keeping Joanne's blog up for us to admire.

Blessings,

Jaspere said...

My prayers go out to you and your family. You will be missed.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I start this message out with a true sadness in my heart!! Joanne was always quick to leave an uplifting comment on my cards and I was always thrilled to receive them. I'm still in shock of her passing ... we will miss her terribly! Please know her family is in our thoughts & prayers ...

Anthonette said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Joanne's passing. I had never seen her blog until today, but I can see how creative she was. I'll be thinking of your family, and especially her cute grandkids she featured on her blog.

Anthonette
California

Sankari W. said...

sending you and your family all love and light during this time
best wishes,
sankari :)

Monica said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know Joanne but did follow her blog occasionally, and she had such wonderful talent. My heart goes out to her family. May God wrap you gently in his arms and carry you through this time of sadness.

Julie Masse said...

So sorry to hear of your loss!

Vivs said...

My sincere condolences to Joanne's family.

Mae said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

thescrapmaster said...

I am so sad that Joanne is no longer with us. This was so sudden and unexpected. My heart goes out to you and your family.

~Samantha

Savor the Journey said...

I am so saddened to hear of Joanne's passing. Those of us who love paper-crafting, and those of use who have become cyber-friends through SplitCoastStampers, will be missing Joanne indeed. May your family be lifted up, held, and brought through this tragedy by Our Heavenly Father. ((((((hugs))))) and prayers for all of Joanne's family & loved ones.
~Bev

Nancy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying that God provides comfort to you during this difficult time.

Greta Adams said...

i am so sorry for you loss....
although i didn't know joanne i do however know michele kovak and simone collins who was her stampin buddies....

she will be missed and i am sooo sorry for yur loss

Shazza said...

so sorry to hear this news, may Joanne rest in peace
x

lisa808 said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Sue m said...

My condolences to you and your family. Thankyou for allowing us to continue enjoying such beautiful work and may God bless you at this difficult time.

Joan Ervin said...

Rick, I am so sorry to hear about Joanne....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joanne was a great lady and will be missed in out stamping community!!!

Stephanie said...

Such sad news, will be praying for you and your family during this hard time.

Marni said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I just read about Joanne on Paper Craft Planet. Even though I never knew Joanne, I know that she was an amazing person, from all of the posts that have been shared here during the past day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brandi said...

My heart breaks for you and your family. Joanne will be very, very missed.

Queen Kat said...

I'm very sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Kittie said...

Joanne and I joined Splitcoaststampers just about the same time. I have always enjoyed her beautiful work and her supportive and caring spirit in our community. I am terribly saddened to hear of her sudden death. I cannot imagine how your family must miss her. Please know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. My Christmas wish is that your family can find a way to celebrate Joanne's life while enduring this terrible loss.

Debbie Olson said...

I am so sorry for your great loss--I just saw this today. What an encourager and blessing Joanne has been, and my heart goes out to you and your family.

Janna said...

I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. I want you to know that she will be missed and my families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lots of love,
Janna

Anonymous said...

Blessings and God's Peace in all moments of your days and nights. Look forward, bring in joy, thank FATHER for all HE IS. We yet miss your creative gal. Keep Looking Up!
Mt Stamper

Jen said...

I did not know Joanne, but I am so sorry to the family for her sudden passing. As I read, I see she brought much joy into the lives of everyone she touched in real life, cyberspace, or by sending a card.
My thoughts are with your family.
Jen (ILdyson76 @ Splitcoaststampers.com)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Rich, I am so sorry to read about Joanne's passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jennifer

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I am so very sorry...my prayers are with you. *~*

Michele Zwart said...

I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you and your children.

Stampingcaz said...

I have never been to this blog before but I wanted to pass on my heartfelt condolences to you all. My Dad died on 12.12 last year so I know the pain of loosing someone so close and in such a unexpected way.

Sending you all my thoughts
Caz (UK)

andrea murdock said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. She sounded like a very loving wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and took the time to share the beauty of her work with all of us to help with inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Andrea

Joan B said...

I am so very very sorry for this sudden, terrible loss.

Wife2TJ said...

My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I didn't knoe Joanne.
I visited her gallery often.
I'm so sorry..
Keeping you and family in my prays.
Cindy

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