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ljhart 08-10-2013 08:14 AM

Butterflies Everywhere, third annual swap due 12/05/13
Butterflies Everywhere 3rd Annual Swap - Due December 5, 2013

In memory of my son Jared Scott Hart 8/10/01 - 12/05/01
and my brother Steven Allen Baker 8/28/63 - 7/28/13

I am changing the meaning of my swap a little bit this year. The past two years I had my swap due on my son's birthday. This time, I'm having it due on the anniversary of his death, and to help us get through the holiday season this year with the recent, sudden death of my oldest brother. I've always knew the importance of butterflies with death, but when we got home from hospice 2 weeks ago, just hours after my brother passed away, there was the most beautiful swallowtail butterfly hanging around my parents butterfly bush that morning. We saw it, or another one like it, for over a week. We have to believe that was a sign.
Jared's story
*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 through this holiday season.

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.

Steven's story
He started feeling some pain, like a kidney stone. Started treatment and testing to have it removed, they found his massive cancer tumor throughout his lower abdomen. He had an intense infection, fed by the cancer. Two weeks after his cancer diagnosis, we were in hospice for 2 1/2 days. It went very quickly. A month before that, he didn't even know he was sick. We are grateful he is at peace and will miss him dearly. He was an avid bike rider, and photographer. Took thousands of pictures including many, many butterflies.

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, too. This year, I'll be sharing them with my mother as well.

Description: Full cards, 3 x 3's and ATC's, or Butterflies candy (6 individual packages with 6 butterflies or more in them they can big big or small). Anything with a butterfly, just butterflies, a little girl with a butterfly, an animal with a butterfly, etc.

Quantity: 5 + 1 (you will not get one of your own in return)

Any vendor, good quality cardstock, include an envelope if your card is not standard size, any embellishments.

Deadlines: Due December 5, 2013
Sign-up date: November 15, 2013

Return Date: As soon as all swaps are received.

Mailing instructions:
Place swap items in a large baggie for waterproof purposes. Write your real name, SCS name and swap name on a piece of paper and include in the baggie for identification purposes.
Swap Return:
First Class: Place baggie inside a self-addressed stamped envelope for return mail purposes. The amount of postage on your SASE should be the same amount that it takes to mail to the swap hostess. To insure that enough postage will cover the returned swap items, include additional postage which will be returned if not used.
Priority: Inside your baggie, include a self-addressed priority label and one priority stamp. I will provide priority envelope.
Place your baggie and/or SASE envelope inside your mailing envelope and address it to:

Linda Hart
14 Case Street
Farmington, CT 06032

Full Cards
1.Dea-Stamperamma rec'd 12/7
2.Barb-Barbaralynn rec'd
3.Vickey Y - rec'd
4.Lynn-FMcrafter rec'd 8/20
5.Dyna-DPJ rec'd 10/7
6.Kelly-Miamikel4 rec'd 12/14
7.Jody-Cardsbyjo rec'd 12/4
8.Sue-Stampinspooky rec'd
9.Nicole jn-leger
11.Pat-itsme rec'd
12.Judy-Jam123 rec'd 12/4
14.Gael-mamadwawa-received 11/13/13
15.Jeanette-Forest Ranger rec'd 12/6
16.brittany.english rec'd 12/14
17.tfover-received 8/19
18.Lorraine/smhtwin rec'd 12/12
19.JanetJ rec'd 12/4
20.Marion/Marney rec'd
26.Petu2000 rec'd12/4
27.Petu2000 rec'd 12/4
28.Petu2000 rec'd 12/4
29.Nikki S rec'd
30.Nikki S rec'd
32.Sally-animallover rec'd
33.Sally-animallover rec'd
34.Judith-jlynnstamper rec'd 12/9
35.M_A_N_D_Y rec'd
39.MBOSS rec'd 12/13
42.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
43.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
44.Cheryl-Travanna rec'd 10/15
45.Beverly-bzuchowski rec'd 12/6
46.Beverly-bzuchowski rec'd 12/6
48.Tammy-Supernaturalfan rec'd
50.jent rec'd 12/9
52.Beehappy-received 11/13/13
53.Quilling_queen rec'd 12/4
54.Judith-jlynnstamper rec'd 12/9

3 x 3 Cards
1.Dea-Stamperamma rec'd 12/7
3.Sue-Stampinspooky rec'd
4.Pat-itsme rec'd
9.tfover rec'd
10.texasyaya - rec'd 10/2
11.Lorraine/smhtwin rec'd 10/12
16.Sally-animallover rec'd
17.MBOSS rec'd 12/13
18.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
19.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
20.Cheryl-Travanna rec'd 10/15
21.Beverly-bzuchowski rec'd 12/6
22.Beverly-bzuchowski rec'd 12/6
24.jent rec'd 12/9
25.Quilling_queen rec'd 12/4

1. Dea-Stamperamma rec'd 12/7
2.Karen Adams rec'd
4.texasyaya - rec'd 10/2
6.M_A_N_D_Y rec'd
7.MBOSS rec'd 12/12
8.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
9.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
10.Cheryl-Travanna rec'd 10/15
12.mamadwawa-received 11/13/13

Butterfly Candy
1. Dea-Stamperamma rec'd 12/7
4.Pat-itsme rec'd
6.brittany.english rec'd 12/14
7.DCinkit rec'd 12/6
8.Marion-Marney rec'd
10.MBOSS rec'd 12/12
11.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
12.Beth-teach57123 rec'd 12/5
13.Cheryl-Travanna rec'd 10/15

Stamperamma 08-10-2013 09:11 AM

I will take a spot in each category please.


barbaralynn 08-10-2013 09:21 AM

2 Sets of Full cards for me please.

Linda--there is an issue with changing the titles in the swap and BST threads. You can change it and it shows that it is changed in the title right about your thread, however it is not being changed in the main title that is posted in the swap thread forum. It has been that way for over a month and they are struggling to find out what the fix is.

And--here is the link of how to change your siggy: Splitcoaststampers - Help

Joan7356 08-10-2013 09:40 AM

Subbing - checking my supplies to see if I have any butterflies

FMcrafter 08-10-2013 10:00 AM

I set full cards..Lynn

ljhart 08-10-2013 10:09 AM

Thank you ladies. I've so grateful for your support.


DPJ 08-10-2013 10:43 AM

I'll take one spot! I love butterflies!

MiamiKel4 08-10-2013 11:40 AM

Blessings to you, dear friend ... My girls have a birthday right before and right after Jared, I never knew that.

1 spot in cards for now, thinking over the candy! ;)

Jeziboo 08-10-2013 02:37 PM

ooo I love 3x3 cards. Could you sign me up for a spot in those?

cardsbyjo 08-10-2013 04:38 PM

Hi Linda,

Sign me up for a full card and I will think about the others.


stampinspooky 08-10-2013 04:53 PM

Linda sign me up for a spot in Full size cards and a spot in the 3x3 cards.

Thanks I'm so excited to be a part of this celebration!!!!

ashjoy 08-10-2013 06:50 PM

Subbing for tonight, will let you know what categories after I get thru the next 2 days.

ljhart 08-11-2013 03:50 AM

Thank you ladies. So happy to have you here :)

We are off to a local campground for a few days of R&R with my parents. I'll keep in touch through my android as long as there is service there.


stampinspooky 08-11-2013 06:50 AM

Linda, you and your family have a wonderful time.....see ya when ya get back

jn_leger 08-11-2013 07:09 AM

What a beautiful tribute. I love butterflies! Sign me up for a spot in full cards and butterfly candy. Do the cards all have to be the same?

FMcrafter 08-11-2013 07:38 AM

oh have fun with family!!!

Stamperamma 08-11-2013 08:29 AM

Just checking in, hope everyone is having a fabulous day so far.


lindac007 08-11-2013 09:19 AM

I did this first time last year it was wonderful I too love butterflies add me for one spot in all thanks God Bless! sounds like you already know how much He can do for us!

itsme 08-11-2013 11:13 AM

I'd like 3X3, full size and card candy. THnaks Pat

Paige 08-11-2013 11:17 AM

I'd like ATCs and card candy.

larfay 08-11-2013 02:44 PM


JAM123 08-11-2013 02:54 PM

Linda, please excuse the previous post under larfay. I'm using her computer and forgot to log in under my name. Please sign me up for full cards. I may take more later. Keeping you in my prayers. HUGS!!

leonag 08-11-2013 03:36 PM

Can I please have 1 spot for the card, and 3 spots 3 x 3.
Thank You

maeBstampin 08-11-2013 07:05 PM


MiamiKel4 08-11-2013 07:49 PM

HI Judy!!!!!

Evening, everyone! :)

ljhart 08-12-2013 03:27 AM


Originally Posted by jn_leger (Post 20290789)
What a beautiful tribute. I love butterflies! Sign me up for a spot in full cards and butterfly candy. Do the cards all have to be the same?

The cards should be six of the same and then you will get five back. Thank you for joining.


ljhart 08-12-2013 03:51 AM

I think I've updated everybody. I'm working from my phone so everything is smaller. I hope I didn't forget anyone. I'm excited to have so many here.


mamadwawa 08-12-2013 03:53 AM

Good morning Linda!

I would like a full sized card spot, please

Forest Ranger 08-12-2013 05:48 AM

Linda, I'm so excited that you started your butterfly swap! YAY! I'd like a spot in full size cards, please. Thank you!

Forest Ranger 08-12-2013 05:48 AM

Good Morning Friends!


... ... ... ...

Today is Middle Child’s Day,
International Youth Day,
Aloha Day,
Old Time Farm Day,
National Toasted Almond Bar Day,
Sewing Machine Day,
Vinyl Record Day,
and World Elephant Day.

Enjoy your holiday(s) of choice today!

Please excuse the interruption, but here’s a
reminding us that there are some Sneaking Criminals in the World!

It was a game of hide-and-seek.

According to authorities, a suspected speeding motorist twice eluded cops, giving himself enough time to “disappear.” When cops caught up to his car, which had stopped, it appeared to be empty. But as they were leaving, he took off again.

They gave chase, and the same thing happened.

They finally realized that the suspect, who was busted on a drug rap, had been quickly entering and exiting the trunk.

:shock: :roll: :mrgreen: :lol: ;)

brittney.english 08-12-2013 06:12 AM

I would like 1 spot in full cards and 1 spot in card candy, please.

tfover 08-12-2013 06:13 AM

Hi there - I would love a spot in full cards, and a spot in 3 x 3's... please and thanks!

ljhart 08-12-2013 06:18 AM

Good morning. Enjoying some relaxing time. Took the dog for a nice long walk. Kids are playing games with grandma.

texasyaya 08-12-2013 08:24 AM

I would love a spot in ATC's and 3 x 3.


DCinkit 08-12-2013 09:32 AM

I would like a spot in Butterfly Candy. Thanks!

MiamiKel4 08-12-2013 09:48 AM


smhtwin 08-12-2013 10:39 AM

Hi Linda -

I'll take one spot in full-size cards and one spot in 3 x 3 cards.

Hugs to you and your family -

JanetJ 08-12-2013 11:41 AM

Hi Linda!

May I have one spot in Full cards please? Thanks!!

marney 08-12-2013 07:53 PM

I was so sure I had added my name to the list but as I see it was all in my imagination... so could you please add me to the full card and the Butterfly candy, one spot each.....

A few weeks ago I attended a Butterfly release.. The Hospice Society had a fund raiser were you could buy a butterfly for $25.00 in memory of a loved one and then at a designated time about 500 people let them go.. It was beautiful to see all those butterflies heading out over the lavender fields,, It was held at the Lavender Farm. Apparently there is a butterfly farm at the coast and they provided them.. they store them in little boxes over ice and then just before release time we could get our little box with butterfly inside. very cool....

mamadwawa 08-13-2013 03:57 AM

Good morning!

I cannot believe I beat our hostess here, she usually logs on much earlier than I

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