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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LOC Beautiful Baby

I took great pleasure in making this card as it is Baby Loss Awareness Week and there are so many people who have had their lives changed by such a terrible loss - our family included, and it is in celebtration of those little lives that I made this card....I cannot take credit for the layout, I was inspired by this weeks Featured Stamper on SCS the lovely Chris Olsen (aka Glowbug) and what a pleasure it is to look through her gallery!  I cased this card.



What better set to use than the Layers of Color Flower Child set, I stamped the image into a Labels 1 Nestibilitie and coloured it with chalks, adding Kindy Glitz for that shimmer.  The edges have been sponged around with Distressing Ink. The frame was stamped in black and them sponged with Walnut Stain Distressing Ink (my favourite colour for sponging) and the sentiment, from PTI, is stamped in the Distressing Ink.  I cut a slot in each end of the frame and threaded the ribbon through.



The hearts are also from the Layers of Color Flower Child set, they have been stamped, cut out, coloured with chalks and layered into the Labels 1 Nestie which has been popped up on Dimensionals, as a result I have popped up the right hand side of the hearts with HALF a dimensional, a fiddly job BUT well worth the effort - I really like the result!



All DP's have been sponged (yes - with distressing ink!)  the lower panel has a row of lace added underneath where Chris has the border punch (thanks to Maxine aka Kiwime for the lace) with the final touch of Nail Bling.

This card is also for the Die cut Dreams Challenge which is focusing on Baby Loss Awareness Week - thank you Susie for the reminder!!  It is also for the Stampin' Sister s in Christ Challenge where we to be inspired by the scripture Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..." (NIV) and make a card with a Baby theme. 

What a perfect scripture for this week...God knows about every little life, whether we get to hold them or not - I so look forward to the day I see our little 'Tyler Aaron' who never heard with his ears that we loved him but certainly knew in his heart!  I thank God for the knowledge that he has gone from being my child to HIS child!!  I am so grateful for the three beautiful children we have been blessed with and celebrate them...every life is precious!

Thank you for coming by today and for your beautiful comments....today my heart is with those who are going through so much sadness and loss, whether it be recent or  in past years and I do pray that your hearts will find peace!  God bless you!

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful Linda. This is something we have in common. I also take so much comfort knowing my baby girl is in God's loving arms while she is forever in my heart. :)

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  2. This is just so wonderful, Linda!! What a perfect card for these challenges!! Love your coloring and the wonderful frame around the sentiment!!

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  3. Linda this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a great baby card, love these colors and your design!!!!

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  4. Hi Linda - more in common than we knew :-) What a blessings to know that we can rejoice that our babies are safe!

    Love your card - I am still thinking about mine :-)

    Blessings
    M

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  5. Precious and peaceful, Linda! I love your creative color choice and attention to detail.

    My heart and prayers especially for you and other mothers today.

    Loving hugs!

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  6. WOW,so beautiful Linda!!! Love those colours and such pretty detail!! I have missed quite a few of your amazing creations!!
    xx

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  7. Gosh Linda another absolutely beautiful creation! What beautiful colours you have worked with! love tasha xx

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  8. What a beautiful baby card! Love this image. I have never seen it before. You did a fabulous job with all of the fine details! Just love every single thing about it.

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  9. so beautiful Linda. Great layout and colours..Loz

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  10. What a magnificent card and for such a special purpose - terrific job, it's really very lovely, TFS!

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  11. Just wonderful, Linda. The image is perfect and so sweet. The colors you chose add to the sweetness too.

    Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC this week. Your creations are truly "lovely". :-)

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  12. Very nice Linda, I love the image. thanks for joining us this week at DCD.
    xx

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  13. beautiful card Linda. I am so sorry to read about Tyler, I know one day I'll be with Flynn again. I was lucky, I got to cuddle my little guy before he gave up his fight

    Victoria
    x

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  14. Linda, could that stamped image be anymore perfect for both challenges? WOW! Just beautiful. Well done!!

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  15. What a sweet sweet image Linda.. It makes me sad to think of what these families go through.. I love the colors you chose.. Great job.

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  16. Such a stunning card Linda very stylish thanks for joining in the DCD challenge this week
    Hugs Susie xx

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  17. Such a beautiful card Linda. I really love the colour combination and the image is really lovely.

    Tracy x

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  18. Ooh wow what a stunning card Linda, you can never go wrong casing Chris´s stunning creations. This image is gorgeous and coloured to perfection and your attention to detail is fabulous.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Dreams this week.
    Nicola -x-

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  19. what an adorable image! Thanks for joining the Die Cut Dreams challenge this week.

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  20. So delightful, LOVE the colors too!

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