Friday, April 17, 2020

For Sharron...

Hello, friends.  It’s been a while.  But I couldn’t miss the opportunity to honor a beautiful soul.  Today, my friends from the 12 Kits of Occasions are doing a special blog hop in tribute to Sharron Gregory, our sweet, sweet friend who passed away suddenly a few weeks ago.  Sharron was as kind as they come.  Always encouraging, uplifting, supporting.  She was quick to help and had a softness and sincerity about her that I much admired.  
How do you make a card fitting to honor such a wonderful lady?  As I try to always do when I make a card of such importance, I started with a prayer.  Next, I headed to Sharron’s blog, On Papillon Wings.  I chose to use her blog header (grey with orange butterflies) as my inspiration.  I used The Stamp Market’s Papillon stamp set as an added nod to the blog name.
While visiting her blog, I noticed that Sharron’s very last card she made (even when she wasn’t feeling great) was to lift a friend.  I think that perfectly shows her character, serving and loving others right to the very end.  And so I wanted to follow her example and made this card with a specific friend in mind.  
My last bit of inspiration came from one of Sharron’s past kits that she mailed to us.  I still had a few of the papers, so I pulled them out.  After all these years of many kits, I’ve never forgotten that these particular papers came from Sharron.  They were gentle, soft colors with music notes…perhaps the song of a bird because I know she enjoyed birds.  You can see them on the leaves tucked behind the butterfly.
If you have some time, please take a moment to visit my friends’ blogs (start HERE), to share in our memories and love for Sharron.  She is sorely missed.  Her family is still in my prayers, and I pray that peace may rest upon us all.  Have a blessed day!

7 comments:

  1. Lindsey, I will repeat what I said on Instagram. This is so beautiful inside and out! Kida of like Sharron, her kindness was there for all to see even before you got to know her. I love the way you can see the inside even before opening this wonderful card that Sharron would have loved. Hugs to you my friend.

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  2. You've captured those Papillon wings of Sharron's beautifully! She's smiling down in happiness at your thoughtful card and words Lindsey. Wishing you a blessed day too sweet friend xo

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  3. Your words are beautiful Lindsey.. our friends always lift out hearts and help our spirits soar.. Sharron was just that for me too! Your gorgeous butterfly is perfection - I love the die cut on the inside - revealing a wonderful surprise when you open the card! You lifted me today!

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  4. Lindsey, you honored Sharron by giving your card so much thought and using her blog header as the inspiration for your beautiful layered design! Your tribute was well-said and very moving. Her legacy of kindness is what we will miss most about her. Sharron showed her love with her comments and her beautiful cards. I take comfort in believing that she knew in turn how much she was loved by all of us. Take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Lindsey what a beautiful card you made for today and such a thoughtful card, using her blog header as inspiration. Sharron would have loved this card so much. Sending hugs to you Lindsey!

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  6. Just as perfect as it could be, Lindsey! Using her blog for inspiration was truly inspired... and that lovely little butterfly? Sharron would find a way to tell you if it was a male, or female - she taught me how!
    I could read your thoughts for hours, sweet girl! xoxo love you!
    =]

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  7. Such a beautiful card in honor of your friend! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sharron's family as well.

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