Friday, April 17, 2020

A Very Special Blog Hop

Our little blog family at The 12 Kits of Occasions has experienced the incredibly difficult loss of one of the first members, and we are honoring her memory today.

Sharron Gregory of “On Papillon Wings” passed away on March 30, and our hearts are broken for her husband, family, and friends.

I “met” Sharron through visits to her blog on Papertrey Ink and Waltzingmouse Stamps blog hops way back toward their beginnings. She always made such beautiful creations and left the kindest comments on my own cards, as well. We were together on The 12 Kits of Occasions when I was a member several years ago, and when I returned this year. She was such a warm and generous presence on our team, offering kindness, prayers, and inspiration to us all whenever it was needed.

We are making friendship cards today to honor Sharron, and I chose butterflies from Papertrey Ink’s “Love Lives Here.” Sharron loved them and her sweet Papillon dogs, too!

I added details along the edges by using Penny Black’s (maker of her favorite hedgehog stamps!) “Leaf Stitched Frames” dies, and PTI’s “Stitch in Time Borders” stamps and dies.

This sentiment from PTI’s “Kindness Counts” reminded me perfectly of Sharron.

I will think of Sharron this spring when I see the butterflies. I feel blessed to have met her in this papercrafting world that brings people together in the most unique ways. I’ll think of her during this time when so many in the world are hurting, and will be inspired by her kind heart...and hopefully find ways to bring a smile to others’ faces in her honor. ❤️


Marcia Hill said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Kelly and a lovely, lovely post about the friendship as card makers we all share! Sharron would have been so delighted with all the wonderful butterflies on your card and I too will think of Sharron everytime I see a butterfly now! Sending many hugs your way my stamping friend!!

Birgit said...

What a beautiful card Kelly and just the perfect sentiment to sum up the heart of our dear friend Sharron. I love the rope frame, those tiny flowers and the pretty rainbow of butterflies. I think we'll all think of Sharron when we see butterflies flittering through our gardens. Sending hugs your way!

Darnell said...

That was beautiful, Kelly! You definitely brought a smile to my face with your rainbow of butterflies card with a perfect sediment to honor Sharron. She would have been blown away by how unique your design is and how you created so much movement! She was a dear friend to so many of us and she will be greatly missed. Take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell

Jeanne J. said...

Your rainbow butterflies are a beautiful tribute to Sharron! So many beautiful details that look like a day in a garden - perfect for Sharron! You made me smile with your kind words and memories. Sharron was always leaving me comments of encouragement she had a wonderful way of lifting us didn't she? Hugs!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh goodness Kelly, I love your rainbow of butterflies and the way you've framed them. What a pretty card. You know, I think I "met" you and Sharron both through the 12 Kits blog a few years ago. I look forward to seeing what you do with the kits once again!

Kim Heggins said... in love with your beautiful rainbow of butterflies, and I know Sharron would love them as well, a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. Hugs to you.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly beautiful card and post today, the butterflies are so perfect for Sharron. She would have loved this card. ~hugs

Celeste Goff said...

Sharron would be smiling at this beautiful card! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sharron's family as well.

Marybeth said...

Oh I am sure Sharron would be so excited about this butterfly beauty! I too remember her loving Waltzingmouse stamps like we did. Thanks for bringing that memory back to me. Gorgeous card and beautiful tribute to our sweet friend.
Sending love and hugs to you Kelly!