Friday, October 26, 2018

Tribute to Sweet Melissa-Rest In Peace

by her STAMPlorations Friends.

On October 2, Melissa (Honey Bee Lane) sadly and unexpectantly passed away. 
Melissa was a very talented, creative, loving friend to so many of us in the stamping community.

I first met Melissa when she and her husband Chris and 4 children were still in Germany. 
Melissa often spoke of their military life and all their moves. 
Melissa not only followed Chris on all his US Air Force moves, but home schooled
their children too.  She was Amazing!

Recently all the family were thrilled to begin their new life on their gorgeous 
"Maine Promise Land Farm"! 

Now Melissa has joined our Heavenly Father as an Angel looking out for her precious 
husband Chris, four children, extended family and friends.
We all miss you sweet friend. Hugs...

My card in Memory of Melissa with much love to Chris and their 4 beautiful children.

I used Melissa's favorite color, Red for the CUTplorations Butterfly Cover Plate 
and one of her favorite colorful mixed media products, Brushos Pigment Inks.

I shook the Brushos powders thru the cover plate onto mixed media paper and 
then spritzed with water.  Removed plate and blotted with paper towel.

Next I die cut the cover plate with the SU Real Red cardstock,  
removed all the tiny pieces
and glued to the Brushos layer.  Then stamped the sentiment.

Please know Chris and family how much we all loved Melissa and are wishing
our love for her and you will help you thru this very difficult time.

With much Love, Hugs and Prayers,  Nancy

If you would like to join the tribute in Melissa's honor and mail your card to her family,
here is the link to the STAMPlortions post.

Here is a message from Melissa's husband, Chris. He posted this as a comment on Melissa's blog but he gave Shery permission to pass it on in any way, that it can reach a wider audience.

"Hello everyone. This is Chris, Melissa’s husband. I have been blessed by the outpouring of so many people. I know it is difficult to mourn from long distance. If you’d like join the community going through this together, please go to our farm Facebook page @Mainepromisedlandfarm. Gardening and planting flowers were Melissa’s other creative passions and she had worked hard to get our farm to where it is today in just a short period of time. Please read along as my family and I walk through this trial and be able to encourage us as we encourage you with what God is doing to get us through. Blessings, grace and Peace.


  1. Beautiful card to honour Melissa, Nancy! I love the design using Melissa's favourite subject (butterfly), favourite colour and favourite product. What a wonderful way to show your friendship to her husband and children. xx

  2. Such a wonderful card to honour your friend, Nancy. I love the butterfly cover plate - it looks gorgeous against the brusho background.

  3. One beautiful and vibrant card for one very beautiful lady x

  4. A beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card in honor of Melissa Nancy...I'm sure it means the world to Melissa's husband and family!

  5. A beautiful tribute and a beautiful card! Gorgeous cover plate. You're very good with the Brushos, Nancy!

  6. What a lovely tribute to Melissa, Nancy! The Brusho colors make me think of a field of flowers and the butterfly cover is hovering over and enjoying the view.

  7. Sweet and lovely tribute to Melissa. You captured all her favourites in this beautiful card. xx

  8. Stunning card and a perfect tribute.

  9. A beautiful card Nancy and a wonderful tribute to your friend Melissa.

  10. It's incredibly sad... I'm sorry for your loss. Your tribute card is so lovely and I hope it made you feel a little better to create it in her memory.

  11. Such a colourful piece to honor someone special. She is so blessed by your beautiful card and I am sure she must be thankful. Beautifully done Nancy xx


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy