Saturday, June 2, 2012

Butterflies Everywhere in Memory of Jared

My friend and fellow Splitcoaststamper Sistah Linda is having a card swap in memory and honor of her son Jared:
"Butterflies Everywhere 2nd Annual Swap - Due August 10, 2012

*In memory of my son Jared, born 16 weeks premature. He was so beautiful and precious but was only with us a short time, just like a butterfly. I'd like to keep the tradition going and fill the house with butterflies everywhere on his birthday.

We spent four months with him in the hospital, and even though we couldn't keep him here with us, he taught us so much about life in his short time. We are truly blessed, he is with some wonderful people in heaven and we know he is not alone. Though we miss him dearly God has given us three healthy beautiful girls that we get to spend everyday with.

Everyone was so supportive of my idea last year to start this swap and has encouraged me to continue it on. I was so thrilled to get so many beautiful cards last year and my girls really enjoyed all the happy mail."

If you are interested in joining her swap here is the link:

I jumped at the opportunity to join this swap not only to honor Jared but because I love, love, love anything with butterflies.  So here's my card:
Several months ago I was so thrilled to win this darling stamp from C.C. Designs called Butterfly Lucy.  I thought this swap was the perfect opportunity to ink her up and color her with Copic Markers.  I added a little sparkle by using aqua and yellow Stickles.  I couldn't stop the butterflies with just this image.  Designer paper is from the s.e.i. "Field Notes" collection. Layered on top of that is a black panel punched with a Martha Stewart "punch around the corner" butterfly punch.  Next layer is a piece of Stampin' Up Peach Parfait cardstock embossed with my Cuttlebug butterfly folder.  The final touch is some sheer aqua ribbon with a Recollections flourish and a "crystal" butterfly all of which come from Michaels.  I hope Linda likes it!

I'm also entering this in the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C139 to "add butterflies to your creation".  Check out the C4C here:

Thanks for stopping by.  I love to hear from you!!


  1. Definitely fits the theme "Butterflies Everywhere." Love the sweet stamp and the MS border makes the perfect frame.

  2. Judy--what a sweet card. I think that image is just darling!

  3. Judy, this is too pretty! I love that butterfly border!!!

  4. Oh my goodness! How cute! I love that butterfly border! Great work :)

  5. Beautiful. So happy to have you in my Butterfly swap.

  6. oh my....this is sooo gorgeoussss...
    loveeee your coloring Judy and such unique butterfly frame too of course...
    I hope to be lucky enough to receive one of gthese beauties in the swap!!!♥