Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Grace


As a butterfly graces your life with one moment's fragile beauty,
think of those that have blessed you with their presence
and those that surrounded you with beauty and unique spirit.
May peace and joy come with each butterfly that passes,
knowing that your their presence lives on in your heart and guides you.

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop, celebrating the release of the newest set, Breathtaking Butterflies and this week's sketch challenge. You should have arrived from the blog of this month's guest designer,  Connie Mercer!


This set truly is breathtaking! It's got beautiful sentiments and large silhouette and detailed butterfly stamps in two designs. For my card today I pulled the colors from Jay Gee's Nook Challenge. (Judith also sells Skipping Stones Design stamps in her Australian on-line store!)


All the details on the challenge as well as hop information can be found on the Skipping Stones Design Blog!  Your next stop on the hop is Katie!

53 comments:

  1. Great card Karen... love the subtle butterfly and that script is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

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  2. sigh...this is absolutely beautiful....

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  3. What a gorgeous card! Love the embossing and the script.

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  4. Such a wonderful take on the challenges! Love the woodgrain embossing and that sweet tag!

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  5. Karen, your cad is beautiful! I love the texture!

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  6. Wonderful sympathy card with the subdued colors and butterfly!

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  7. loving that butterfly! Your card is absolutely beautiful.

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  8. Karen......Your card is so soft and beautiful! I love the wording over the butterfly......Gorgeous!

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  9. Love the woodgrain element on this card. Can't wait to see more of the new SSD set.

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  10. Lovely! Great use of the color combo and the wood embossing is a wonderful texture against the subtle look of the butterfly.

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  11. so pretty...I love how you shaped the butterfly...looks amazing...love this new set...

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  12. This is so elegant and beautiful! LOVE the embossed pieces and how that butterfly totally stands out against all the white. Just beautiful!

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  13. SImply Beautiful! I love the subtlety of the card!

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  14. Oh that is one stunning take on the sketch, Karen! The way you stamped the butterfly on the base and again in aqua was genius!

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  15. so lovely and pretty! such pretty colors! The twine adds a nice touch :)

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  16. Absolutely stunning! Love the wood-grained embossing!

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  17. beautiful card. love how the aqua butterfly on tag match the butterfly on card base.

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  18. Very pretty card...love the tag with the script and the butterfly stamped.

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  19. this is so beautiful :)

    we will be saying goodbye to my husbands daughter on friday and she was a beautiful "butterfly"

    not really into commenting this week but saw your card and had to stop by.
    hope to be back next week after all is taken care of.

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  20. Beautiful stamping. Love the soft colours and textures. :)

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  21. What a beautiful, beautiful quote to go along with your card today Karen. It really resonates with me. And your card has the perfect heartfelt feel to it. Lovely.

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  22. What a gorgeous interpretation of the sketch! Earthy elegance, I'd say. Beautiful script and butterfly!

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  23. Love the simple elegance of this card. And the pop of turquoise on the butterfly is just the right touch.

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  24. Beautiful quote and card! Makes me think of my sweet mom.

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  25. Simply beautiful card Karen... hugs...xoxo

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  26. This is a very elegant card and the quote is lovely. cheers Linda

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  27. oh my...that's the most relaxing, serene card i've ever seen. it's truly beautiful

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  28. Stunning card Karen. I love everything about it. TFS

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  29. Oh this is so soft and beautiful! :> And I like how you used that sketch! :>

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  30. So beautiful Karen! Soft and lovely... absolutely wonderful. Great mix of patterns and textures.

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  31. I adore your simple take on that sketch! Those colors are so calming!

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  32. Sooooo beautiful and a fabulous interpretation of the sketch!
    Hugs!
    x

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  33. Love the muted colors and textures for this sketch! So sophisticated!

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  34. Beautiful! I love your take on the sketch.

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  35. love your take on the sketch. so very pretty, Karen!

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  36. Gorgeous card Karen and once again, your palette is so subtle and unique!

    Thank YOu!

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  37. Beautiful card, Karen! Love the subtle stamping of the butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. You rocked that sketch! The way you stamped the butterfly in two colours & the two different types of embossing. Lovely.

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  39. love love love the softness of this and the butterflies in the background! Beautiful!

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  40. A MOST unusual take on a sympathy card. I loved the quiet, gentle creativity of it. Woodgrain works with just about everything, I think and I'm hoping my woodgrain impression plate from Papertrey Ink comes to my mailbox soon! Also loved the colors and the tag insert (those too work on everything, don't they?). A unique card, Karen - thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. KAren!!!! this is absolutely beautiful....hugs...xoxo

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