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Here’s something fun!


Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blop Hop sponsored by Skipping Stones Design. If you’ve just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Deb Felt’s blog.


Along the way, the Skipping Stones Design Team (aka the Stamp Tramps) will have blog candy for you to enter. As an added bonus, there will also be 4 stamp sets (new stamp sets not yet released) will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Friday January 8th at Skipping Stones Design.


When asked if I wanted to play along for this exciting blog hop, I couldn’t resist!   The Skipping Stones Design sets are just fabulous.   I picked the Healing Wings set to work with.


Having had several losses over the last few months, I thought about this idea for a ”memory box”.   The idea is to use the box to hold special notes and trinkets that remind you of someone you lost.



I used the label 8 nesties to create the box top and bottom using that thick cardboard that backs a pack of designer paper.   I hesitate to call it chipboard, but it’s close.   I love that it is generally a shiny white.


The butterfly was stamped and colored on white and cut out.  Then I stamped it on vellum and colored the reverse with subtle color and cut the wings out.  They are connected together with a small piece of dimensional and the 1/2 pearls on the body hide the adhesive.



Here are my deets:


Stamps:  Skipping Stones Designs Healing Wings


Colors: GP White, Vellum, dps, white cardboard


Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics


Accessories: Ribbon, 1/2 pearls, nesties, sticky tape, dimensionals




Now for the fun part!    Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered into a drawing to win this adorable Skipping Stones Design set:



Isn’t this adorable?!!   You know you want it….


We have a winner!

Here are your random numbers:



Timestamp: 2010-01-09 01:00:52 UTC

Our Winner is:  Teela!~



Now you will want to hop on over to the next stop on the trail…. Michelle Giraud’s blog!   And remember.. you’ll want to stop by and comment on ALL the blogs so you increase your chances of winning some of this awesome blog candy!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!   I hope you have a blessed day!



95 Responses to “~ Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop! ~”

  1. on 05 Jan 2010 at 09:03Rebekka

    This is just stunning Holly, I love it, and that butterfly looks like it is ready to fly away.

  2. on 05 Jan 2010 at 09:05Corinna

    Oh what a beautiful idea to make this a trinket box….and this is such a beautiful set for those who’ve had losses. TFS and I’ve off to the next …. hop, hop, hop….

  3. on 05 Jan 2010 at 09:09Sammye Jo

    Wowzers. Really beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Sammye Jo

  4. on 05 Jan 2010 at 09:20Marisa

    Fabulous creation, Holly. Love how you did the butterfly! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies 😀

  5. on 05 Jan 2010 at 09:29Deb

    Whoa, Holly! Absolutely stunning! I knew you were gonna knock our socks off! This is gorgeous!

  6. on 05 Jan 2010 at 09:55Amanda

    I think your box (and especially the butterfly) is beautiful! The shape and colors work so well together and I can only imagine the fabulous goodies that could be placed inside! Great job!

  7. on 05 Jan 2010 at 10:01Angela

    This is gorgeous and what a wonderful way to keep memories.

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop.

  8. on 05 Jan 2010 at 10:09Cindy O'Donnell

    Gorgeous box and love the butterfly.

  9. on 05 Jan 2010 at 10:12Stacey Flores

    LOVE this stamp set! I just used mine for the first time the other day and I just LOVE this butterfly.

  10. on 05 Jan 2010 at 10:36Christy

    What a beautiful idea!! I love it!

  11. on 05 Jan 2010 at 10:59Brandi

    Wonderful ~ love the idea of a memory box and your is gorgeous! 🙂

  12. on 05 Jan 2010 at 11:00Karen Bernoe

    what a great memory box. And the butterfly is amazing.

  13. on 05 Jan 2010 at 11:12StampinCathy

    OMGosh! This is just priceless. This is one creative and inspiring memory box. I just love the colors and your creative style.

  14. on 05 Jan 2010 at 11:22Lea Lawson

    This is so soft and pretty!! I love it! Wonderful job!


  15. on 05 Jan 2010 at 11:34Anne-Marie Wiley

    Wow! Beautiful art!

  16. on 05 Jan 2010 at 11:39Jeri Thomas

    What a beautiful box you have made. Very pretty!

  17. on 05 Jan 2010 at 12:17Shelyn

    I loved your inspired idea. It is such a beautiful box and it would truly be a great gift to give someone who has lost someone. I loved it!!! Can you send me the poem. I would love to use it. How did you make the box? Thanks. I’m new at this (stamping) and am totally awed at the inspiration that I have received. Thanks!

  18. on 05 Jan 2010 at 12:19Pam Spradlin

    An amazing project…thank you for the inspiration.

  19. on 05 Jan 2010 at 12:35Kandi Phillips

    What a gorgeous little box Holly! I love the vellum butterfly add on, so clever! Thanks for being in the hop and showing such an inspiring project! 🙂

  20. on 05 Jan 2010 at 12:56Jo

    love the trinket box & what a wonderful idea.

  21. on 05 Jan 2010 at 13:37Shannon White

    box is just so pretty. I love the butterfly

  22. on 05 Jan 2010 at 13:44Terra

    Okay… I love this. I love photos, and so the idea of making a memory box out of such gorgeous stamps and having a place to keep my photos, is awesome. I’m going to steal this idea and make one to house all the special notes and things my husband has given me over the years.

  23. on 05 Jan 2010 at 13:47Viji

    Gorgeous Photos!Love the butterfly!TFS!

  24. on 05 Jan 2010 at 14:03the flowergirl

    Wow!! What a neat idea!! love it

  25. on 05 Jan 2010 at 14:04Rosalee

    Hi Holly, I just love that “memory box” you made. The idea is just wonderful. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

  26. on 05 Jan 2010 at 14:21Sally

    Love the box and the idea of special place to keep memories. Thanks for sharing.

  27. on 05 Jan 2010 at 14:55Lisa Petrella

    Stunning creation!!! I LOVE IT!!! Your attention to detail is amazing! And, thanks for the chance to win that fantastic stamp set!!!!

  28. on 05 Jan 2010 at 15:05ChristineCreations

    What a gorgeous creation Holly! That butterfly looks so delicate!

  29. on 05 Jan 2010 at 15:10Laura Cox

    This box is breathtaking! The butterfly done in the 2 layers, with the vellum… beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this box with us!

  30. on 05 Jan 2010 at 15:16Peggy

    What a clever idea, you did a great job!

  31. on 05 Jan 2010 at 15:21Cassie

    Oh, Holly, your box is stunning! What a beautiful creation with such a lovely set ;D

  32. on 05 Jan 2010 at 15:24Ola

    Your card is spectacular!!! I love it!!

    **hopping along**

    [email protected]

  33. on 05 Jan 2010 at 16:02Pat

    I love the memory box and the sentiment touches my heart so deep.

  34. on 05 Jan 2010 at 16:03Catherine

    Stunning project, LOVE the butterfly :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    [email protected]

  35. on 05 Jan 2010 at 16:32Gini Cagle

    This is so lovely!

  36. on 05 Jan 2010 at 16:59Belinda

    You always knock my socks off! 🙂 LOVE this! Love the vellum layer and the box you created!

  37. on 05 Jan 2010 at 17:06Joyce M

    I always love your color choices Holly – very soothing. This blog hop has been fun. I can’t wait to get going on the sketch challenge

  38. on 05 Jan 2010 at 17:23Yvonne

    What a beautiful idea for a project and the butterfly is perfect for it. The Winter stamp set is beautiful too. Love it!

  39. on 05 Jan 2010 at 17:50Stephanie Muzzulin

    What a beautiful project thanks so much for sharing!!!

  40. on 05 Jan 2010 at 18:08Peggy

    Gorgeous box Holly! I just love all the details. I am so happy you could join the hop!

  41. on 05 Jan 2010 at 18:35Candy M

    What a lovely idea!

    [email protected]

  42. on 05 Jan 2010 at 18:41Michelle

    Love the beautiful butterfly and the pretty colors you used.

  43. on 05 Jan 2010 at 18:58julie

    Wow! Awesome creation. I must get this set. It is beautiful

  44. on 05 Jan 2010 at 19:19conniemelancon

    This is beautiful!

  45. on 05 Jan 2010 at 19:33cher

    lol..yep u r right! I want it! such a versatile set…your is pretty…luv that paper too….nice set to own….of course I have nothing like it as yet…u are drawing me it to purchase…arent u? lol…its workin! gotta go butter up the hubby! he loves it tho lol..good luck to all

  46. on 05 Jan 2010 at 19:54Karyn

    Gorgeous Memory Box. What an awesome idea and well done.

  47. on 05 Jan 2010 at 20:18Cami

    What a great idea! I love it…really neat.

  48. on 05 Jan 2010 at 20:22Mary S

    I’m so sorry for your losses. Stamping is the greatest therapy and you have created a beautiful box.

    Big MaMMA gotta keep hoppin

  49. on 05 Jan 2010 at 20:28Heather Engebretson

    What a beautiful Idea…. I designed this set in memory of soemone very dear to me. I hope it brings you comfort in a time of loss.

  50. on 05 Jan 2010 at 21:01Glenda

    I love this set and must have it. It speaks to me in a way no other grief and loss sets do.

  51. on 05 Jan 2010 at 21:36Alyssa

    How beautiful! Heather really did a wonderful job designing this! Brilliantly put-together. Thanks for sharing!

  52. on 05 Jan 2010 at 22:19Pea

    Love the set you chose for your card. It is lovely and butterflies are close to my heart.

    The stamp set to win is TDF! Oh I can hear the wheels clicking and clanking.
    Have a wonderful week

  53. on 05 Jan 2010 at 22:57Kim

    Holly, what a beautiful idea and creation! Making and giving a trinket box to hold special memories in is such a thoughtful idea to help someone with the loss of a loved one. You creation is both meaningful and creative! Love it!!!


  54. on 05 Jan 2010 at 23:13laurie marmon

    very pretty memory box. love it!

  55. on 05 Jan 2010 at 23:16nkm

    you touched my heart with this one.

  56. on 05 Jan 2010 at 23:30Rufus

    Wonderful idea. Need to make one for a dear friend who just lost her mother. As for your candy, you’re right, OF COURSE I WANT IT!
    Thanks for the chance at it

  57. on 05 Jan 2010 at 23:58Regina

    oh, what a sweet box! Thanks for sharing!

  58. on 06 Jan 2010 at 03:23kathy S

    this box is truly fabulous- i seem to be using that word a lot with this hop but all you stamp tramps have blown me away- i think the butterflies and the whole healing wings are my favourite set – i love butterflies and yours is magnificent. i would love to win the other happy holidays as well pleeeeeaaaassse pick me

  59. on 06 Jan 2010 at 05:52Peggy Sue

    Love the ”memory box”. How special for someone who has experienced a loss. God bless and Happy New Year.

  60. on 06 Jan 2010 at 06:58Debbie Fisher

    What a special memory box! My aunt just gave us the photo albums that my g’ma had made with the boys pictures and we’ve been reminiscing.

    Love the stamp set you are giving away too! We have a late start and are suppose to get another blizzard tonite. I think I “could” stamp snowman images til May at this rate. Ü

  61. on 06 Jan 2010 at 07:10Cindy

    I love the butterfly memory box. I love butterflies and girly girl items. Great job.

  62. on 06 Jan 2010 at 07:31Jean c naturecoastcrafter

    It’s been too long since I’ve been back to your blog. I have got to come more often. The work you did with Healing Wings is amazing!

  63. on 06 Jan 2010 at 08:27Shannon Roberts

    You did an amazing job!! I luv the box!!!!!!!!!!

  64. on 06 Jan 2010 at 09:17Joan

    Super cute creation, love everything about it. TFS

  65. on 06 Jan 2010 at 09:42Krissy

    love the memory box! what a great keepsake!

  66. on 06 Jan 2010 at 10:05Kay Demonbren

    Ooh, your box is just beautiful. So soft and soothing- I just love it!

  67. on 06 Jan 2010 at 10:19Amanda Sewell

    Holly — this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Your work always astounds me with how amazing it is! Such a talent! Plus you always make me giggle with your funnies on facebook — my poor DH gets to hear them everytime I *lol* at them! You rock girl!!!

  68. on 06 Jan 2010 at 11:55Teela

    What a clever idea for little keepsakes! I Like it alot!!!
    And oh yes, I want that BLOG CANDY STAMP!! oh yeah…

  69. on 06 Jan 2010 at 12:05Debbie C.

    great job. I like the nesties and the paper you used.

  70. on 06 Jan 2010 at 12:12jengd

    What a beautiful box and wonderful idea!

  71. on 06 Jan 2010 at 13:18Holly Mira

    That is so cute. Thanks for sharing

  72. on 06 Jan 2010 at 14:18Arianne

    Love your project!
    Gotta try it sometime myself.

  73. on 06 Jan 2010 at 16:31Gloria Westerman

    Love your box…..I just got to try this….thanks for sharing…

  74. on 06 Jan 2010 at 17:30Barb Turpin

    Oh, the memory box is so darling, and your butterfly is gorgeous.

  75. on 06 Jan 2010 at 18:01Stephanie

    I adore this box idea. Thanks for sharing something so personal and beautiful!

  76. on 06 Jan 2010 at 18:25Michelle

    Love the memory box. what a precious keepsake. OH! and I love snowmen! what a great stamp set you’re giving away!

  77. on 06 Jan 2010 at 19:58Jocelyn

    Beautiful creation. Love the giveaway too:-)

  78. on 06 Jan 2010 at 20:14Terry Gerrior

    OOO…I love snowmen!!! But, what I really love is your keepsake box..what a lovely idea…just GORGEOUS!

  79. on 06 Jan 2010 at 20:43dawnmercedes

    Oooh…delightful…DD would LOVE that!

  80. on 06 Jan 2010 at 21:11Lee - grandmalee

    This butterfly box is just too stinkin’ cute! I love how you gave the butterfly dimension & your color choice. AWESOME! And yes, I do want it!

  81. on 06 Jan 2010 at 21:44Laura Morhain

    I Love your butterfly. The stamp set with the snowman is adorable..

  82. on 07 Jan 2010 at 00:09Juli C

    Your butterfly looks fabulous!
    and the box is sooooo cute! my DD would claim it as hers if she saw it!

  83. on 07 Jan 2010 at 01:14Holly Saveur

    Hi Beautifull cards just love the washingmachine card.

  84. on 07 Jan 2010 at 05:53Barb V

    That set is adorable! But what I really like is how you stamped the butterfly on velum – and colored it – what a great idea! Thanks!

  85. on 07 Jan 2010 at 08:15linda patti

    cute set, love thesamples too!!

  86. on 07 Jan 2010 at 09:47Julie Marshall

    Amazing Butterfly!!! Love the winter set too. TFS.

  87. on 07 Jan 2010 at 12:53Megan NZ

    what a wonderful idea.

  88. on 07 Jan 2010 at 17:56Holly J

    Very beautiful, I love your butterfly. What a great idea! I love the stamp set you are giving away. Thanks for the chance!

  89. on 07 Jan 2010 at 18:02Ramona

    How inspirational! I would love this candy!

    Ramona 🙂

  90. on 07 Jan 2010 at 19:18louise #3903

    Loved your laundry card!

  91. on 07 Jan 2010 at 20:58Vicki W.

    Ohh, it’s very pretty. A great idea to keep those special keepsakes in…

  92. on 07 Jan 2010 at 21:28Liz Williams

    A beautiful box and love the wonderful butterfly, and the verse is so touching.WOW

  93. on 08 Jan 2010 at 00:46Ginette

    Such a beautiful looking box. Great work =)

  94. on 10 Jan 2010 at 08:59Amy Sheffer

    Oh Holly!! This is breathtaking! What a wonderful idea, and beautifully executed!

  95. on 13 Jul 2012 at 00:44Louboutin Sandals

    Thank you for sharing, my families and I all like you article ,reading you article is our best love.

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