Friday, April 17, 2020

12 Kits Of Occasions - Special Blog Hop

Hello friends.  Today the present and past DT members of The 12 Kits Of Occasions are having a special blog hop in memory of one of our own...Sharron Gregory.  Sharron passed away March 30 and left a huge hole in the lives of so many in the crafting community...especially the members of The 12 Kits team! 

To honor the memory of Sharron, we as a team decided to do this special blog hop where we would all make a friendship card and share a memory or two of how Sharron touched our life.  I'm the newest member of the team and have only been on the team for a little over a year.  I did however guest on the team quite a few times and got to know Sharron that way before I ever joined the team.  Sharron ALWAYS commented on my cards and made sure I felt welcomed and a part of the team, and that definitely continued once I became a member.  I was also lucky enough to have met Sharron in person 2 years ago when a group of us traveled to Kansas and the Whatever Craft House in Wichita where Sharron lived.  I knew of Sharron at that point only from commenting on each others blogs, and have to admit I was a little bit nervous about meeting her because I tend to be a little quiet when I don't know someone.  Silly me!  It was no different than meeting the other 5 gals for the first time at the Craft House...we were instant friends and it was no different with Sharron!  I think stampers connect on a different level than other people...it's just always instant friendship!!  And on top of that, Sharron was a talker.  And I do mean a TALKER!!  I wouldn't have had to said a word (but I did) as Sharron talked and talked and talked!!  Sharron loved animals of ALL types and had so much to say about her volunteer work with them and her pets...and it showed in her cards that she loved animals too as there was always some type of cute critter featured on them.  Because of that love for animals, I had to make a critter card in memory of Sharron.  I love all the cute critter stamps out there and have quite a few (well ok, maybe more than a few!), but had to choose this racoon image from SU!  Many of you may be wondering why I would choose such a destructive little critter, but I just love their faces...they always look happy to me and that's how I want to remember Sharron!


All my supplies on this card are SU! from the DSP Feels Like Frost, the Woodland EF, and the stamp set Special Someone.


I think this little guy would have made Sharron smile, and that's how I want to remember her...smiling and friendly to everyone!  Sharron was a gem and will be missed by so many...her hubby Harry and children, and so many in the stamping community!  I praise God that Sharron is healthy now and probably talking everyone's ear off and smiling the whole time too!  God bless Sharron! 

Make sure you check out the rest of the 12 Kits DT right HERE to read about how Sharron touched their lives and see their friendship cards.

 

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


16 comments:

  1. What a sweet remembrance and an adorable card Marcia! Yes, Sharron would have loved this cheeky little critter. Isn't it amazing how this crafting hobby of ours makes us forever friends. I'm so thankful to have that with you too. Have a great weekend my friend.

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  2. Darling critter - even he looks as if he's trying to cheer us today.
    I am so happy to join you and the team once more time to honor our friend, Marcia. You've described our special friendship as card-makers so well. This loss makes me treasure our friendship even more - stay healthy, and safe, sweet friend... xx
    =]

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to your friend, Marcia. This is a great card for her with her love of nature. I agree that stampers are immediate friends when they meet and you never know a stranger with this connection.

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  4. That was a great read, Marcia, and I love that you made her a cute critter card! You are so right, she would have loved this card! I'm so sad that I wasn't able to go to Kansas where I would have been able to meet her, but I'm glad I mentioned to Birgit that she lived in Wichita and she might want to join you so the rest of you had that privilege. I've had the joy of meeting so many of my bloggie friends (including you!) and I totally agree that we share a special bond and feel like we've all known each other forever. I didn't know Sharron was so talkative, however, so that made me smile! Thank you for sharing all your memories of a kind, caring crafty friend who will be greatly missed. Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Oh what a beautiful post! I never had the pleasure of meeting Sharron but she was always there to listen.. happy to volunteer and give advice. She shared her passion of nature with me and made a difference in my life. Your card is beautiful and I know she would have loved it.

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  6. Your words about our sweet friend make my heart happy Marcia! I think she would like the naughty little fella you've chosen and the gorgeous spring background you've given him! XO

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  7. Reading all your sweet memories of Sharron brought tears to my eyes. It has taken me all day to get myself together so I could read all the sweet words and comment. Your card is adorable. Love your sweet hedgehog, I know Sharron would love it too. Hugs to you!

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  8. I loved your sweet and loving memories of Sharron. I did not know her, but know exactly what it is like to meet some of our stamping friends for the 1st time and feel like we have known each other forever and been the best of friends. I am sure Sharron is smiling down on all her DT friends and thanking you for the kind tribute. TFS your sweet critter. Love and Hugs..Nancy

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  9. Marcia, I love your cute raccoon card and I know that Sharron would have loved it too. It was such a treat to read about how you were so lucky to have met her at the Whatever Craft House.

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  10. What a wonderful tribute to Sharron, Marcia! I'm sure she is loving this adorable little critter!

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  11. What a beautiful and touching card! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sharron's family as well.

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  12. Hi Marcia, sorry so late. I love that you got to meet Sharron and I loved learning she was a talker. I have found that so many friends are just as we know them online. I would never have guessed you weren’t a talker, as you have so many kind things to say in a comment and your words always seem to flow beautifully! Beautiful tribute to our kind sweet friend. Sorry for your loss too, Marcia . Hugs
    The card you made is adorable and has a sweet kind of sadness to it.

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  13. Oh Marcia, it is very clear from your wonderful tribute that liked and admired Sharron hugely. What a beautiful card you have made to honour her. It sounds as if she would have loved the little critter, offering the flower :) Sending hugs, Vicky x

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  14. Wonderful tribute to Sharron, Marcia! It's so wonderful that you got to meet her in person. And what a lovely card you've made to honour her. Sending hugs. Loll

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  15. The news is so very sad... I didn't know her but I can tell how much she meant to you and my heart goes out to you and all who knew her. I'm sure she would love this gorgeous card ... It's stunning... We always say anyone who loves animals is a truly good person... I hope she is in animal heaven. Big hugs to you

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  16. Such wonderful, heartfelt memories of sweet Sharron, Marcia ... what a joy to have had the opportunity to meet IRL ... and chat! I'm certain she'll be enjoying your sweet raccoon from on high. Hugs, Anita :)

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