Tuesday, 9 October 2018

HLS October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Hey there! We are full swing into our challenges now. Just this one and our ATC challenge to go for October. Is time flying for you?

Before we get started with the challenge, we have some sad news to share with you.

One of our former Designers, Melissa Lane, has suddenly passed away. In the words of her husband Chris, Melissa went to be with Jesus. 
Melissa was an amazing woman and far too young to be gone. Her husband and 4 children are absolutely crushed, obviously. Many of us here at Happy Little Stampers had the pleasure of meeting the entire family (including their pet rabbit) when the Lane's drove all the way from Germany to meet with us for the HLS Craft Retreat in the UK, 2016. 

For me (Kylie), personally, that was a weekend I will never forget and am truly blessed to have Melissa and her family there. I am blessed to have known her and to have met her. We spoke at length about her family, how they couldn't wait to get back home once Chris had retired and settle down. When she skyped her parents, I had to say G'day :)
We had spoken on the phone a couple of times. We had spoken that after she had moved back to the US, I was to come and visit her on my next trip over from Australia. I won't get to see her now but I know that there is one more angel 'upstairs'. Though we and her family have suffered a tremendous loss... I am now lost for words. I am still in a state of shock. RIP our dear friend, Melissa. 

As always our challenge is


Here are the amazing makes by our Designers -










Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Wonderful inspiration! Over to you now and have fun!

20 comments:

  1. So very sorry for the tremendous loss for all. The DT cards look amazing!

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  2. Such sad news about Melissa. I did not really know her, but I've seen her work through her design spots for several challenges and companies. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. And next time I see a butterfly, I will think of Melissa because I happen to know she loved butterflies.

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  3. So sorry to hear this sad news Kylie, sending prayers for her family and friends, Cathy x

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  4. Sorry, I clicked on the wrong tool to link up my image....won't let me delete to do again.
    Val

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  5. I'm so sorry and so sad to hear about Melissa. I send my thoughts and my prayers to her family and friends. x

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  6. Very sorry to hear the sad news.

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  7. Such sad news. Thinking of Melissa's family and friends. xx

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  8. Perfectly said, my lovely friend. I'm still lost for words, such a tragic loss :( xx

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  9. Really sad news about Melissa. Thinking of her family and friends at this sad time. x

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  10. So sorry about the loss. Beautiful inspiration DT.

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  11. Such a very sad loss for your team and Melissa's family. My sympathies to all.

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  12. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please allow yourself time to grieve. That is so very important.

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  13. This is indeed shocking and sad. Melissa was kind enough to have visited my blog several times and dropped me very encouraging notes. May she RIP. My prayers to her family too.

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  14. R.I.P in God's care Melissa. ♥

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  15. Sorry to hear this lovely ladies, sending you all huge hugs xx

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  16. Melissa will be missed always, more when I see a butterfly card. Even though I had not met her, I felt her love through the comments and a little IG chat. I am sure it's more difficult for you Kylie. BUt yes.. she is watching us from up there!

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  17. Très touchée par la disparition brutale de Melissa.
    Condoléances à ses proches.
    Très belle inspiration de la DT.
    Merci pour ce beau défi.
    Bises.
    MaryannG


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    Very touched by the sudden disappearance of Melissa.
    Condolences to his loved ones.
    Very nice inspiration from the DT.
    Thank you for this beautiful challenge.
    Hugs.
    MaryannG

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  18. So sorry for you loss! Beautifully written words.

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  19. Sad indeed for all who are left behind immeasurable loss but being safe with the Lord Jesus is a gift of great comfort and hope to come. May God bless comfort all in this, I too have had 9ne pass over to the Lord so knkw it can be hard at times.
    Bloggy hugs and prayers.🙏
    First time I've joined your challenge don't know why but wont be last. 😊
    Shaz in Oz.x

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