Sunday, May 2, 2010

SSIC LOC Little One

Today's Stampin' Sisters in Christ is hosted by the lovely Chris Olsen (aka Glowbug)  I have the  privilege of being on a couple of Design Teams with Chris - she is on so many, I can't keep up with her!! LOL!  Chris has chosen this beautiful scripture from the book of Psalms:

'For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am  fearfully and wonderfully made: I know that full well.' Psalm 139:13

Chris has challenged us to create a card or project that is knit together (stitched- faux or real) - straight away I knew I would be making a Baby Card and what better image to use than this adorable 'Flower Child' set from Layers of Color- this scripture always makes me think of babies and the total wonder of them all, how beautifully God knitted us together, every fibre of our being - He is 'quite the Craftsman' and was not limited in any way or form!

I cannot hear this scripture without remembering the time that God gave to to me so clearly, I was lying in a  hospsital bed in the process of miscarring our first child, a boy, Tyler Aaron. Our hearts were crying out to God asking Him to save this precious baby and I felt a real calm come over me and this scripture came clearly to me.  It goes onto say that He knows the number of our days - I knew that God's hand was on us - no matter what the outcome.

Sadly, our son never saw this world, but was taken straight to his Heavenly home, we were devastated but also had the most amazing peace, it truly did pass understanding, it did not lessen our grief but certainly took away the sting and helped us work our way through the process.  I am so comforted in the knowing that you cannot lose someone when you know where they are - we know that Tyler in is Heaven and we will see Him again - although I never got to hold this precious little boy or tell him audibly that I loved him - he knew he was loved from the minute he was conceived. 

 As painful as this has been in our lives and a loss felt at such a deep level, I am grateful that God has indeed used this to shape our lives - I so look forward to seeing him in Heaven - it was quite a process letting him go from being 'my child' to a 'child of God!'  That is another story for another day!!

Now on a happier note - I made this card to send to a dear cyber friend whose granddaughter arrived yesterday 1 May at 5:20am (New Zealand time) - congratulations Maxine (aka Kiwime) we have been following the process through our Layers of Color SNR Group and are so excited for you and your daughter's family!!  What an honour to be 'Cyber Aunties!!' Maxine, I made this card with you in mind my friend, Grandmother's are such special people and your DGD is one blessed girl!  It will be winging it's way across the Pacific Ocean to you!!  God bless you sister!

We can't wait to see all of  STITCHING/FAUX STITCHING creations! You may enter as many times as you'd like!** Please link us to your actual card/project post(s), not just to your blog or gallery, by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT -8) on Saturday, May 8th

A big THANK YOU to our sponsor this week
One of you lucky ladies will win a single rubber stamp (in stock) of choice for playing in this week's challenge! How cool is that????

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate you taking the time to come and leave those fabulous comments, you are so encouraging and always make my heart smile - thank you!  Make sure you pop over and see DT's and the inspiration they share!!

*Lisa * Kristine * Kathy * Chris * Candace * Grace * PeggySue * Randi

I am linking this to:
The Pixie Dust Studio - Tag You're It
Crafts and Me - Sparkle
Everybody Art Challenge - Song Title -  Baby by Justin Bieber
Paper Play Challenges - Pastels
Lily of the Valley #52 - Here Comes Summer
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - It' Summer Time
Quixotic - How Distressing
Stampavie and More - Distressing
One Stitch at a Time - Childrens
We are excited to have our May Guest Designer starting with us today!  Welcome Miesje, you can see her projects here.


  1. Oh Linda....what a touching post! You are a true inspiration on the testimony you gave on to your past experiences. What incredible strength in God to even share this experience. I am so sorry for the loss you experienced but you are so right what a comfort to know you will see him someday! God has truly used your experiences for his honor and glory. You share the light of His love in all you do!

    Your card is gorgeous Linda!! I love your colors, image, design, and the stitching GF! Maxine, I am sure appreciates your thoughtfulness!! Hope you are feeling better too!!

    Have a blessed day!

  2. Linda what a adorable little card you have made there.Love the babe in the leaf pram.Thankyou for joining in with us this week at OSAAT..Good luck Donna http://lildivastamps.blogspot.com/

  3. Linda what an adorable lottle card.Love the baby in the leaf pram.It's cute.Thankyou for joining in with us this week at OSAAT..Hugs Lil Diva

  4. Love all your detail and colouring on here, beautiful creation, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, be happy to see you call back again soon
    Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  5. Llinda you KNOW I love this card... the adorable image and all you did with it... but even more I love your heart!!! Thanks for sharing your testimony with all... I know there are many who have suffered this loss and have children waiting for them in heaven... and your words will be such comfort for them at this time!!! There may be no greater pain than losing a child... but what comfort to know that God created them and welcomed them into His loving arms, and they are there waiting for us!

    Thanks for sharing Linda! Jesus shines through you!!!

  6. Linda, what a truly inspirational post, you seem to have accepted God's choice for your precious baby and yes he is in Great Hands now..thank you so much for sharing your story and your awesome talent with us at OSAAT this week - I hope to see you again - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  7. Thank you Linda for sharing your story, I am truly sorry for your loss. But like you said, he is with God now and you will see him again. Your card is so lovely. Have a great week:)

  8. This is beautiful.. What a wonderful post Linda.. I am sure he feels your love and what a great tribute to him.. TFS

  9. Sad but wonderful post Linda, your card is lovely, thank you so much for joining OSAAT's Children Challenge this week.

  10. Love the inspiring post. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing it with OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again.

  11. AWW Linda this is BEAUTIFUL!!

  12. What a sweet little stamp and a lovely creation. I am sure that Tyler knows his mommy loved him from the very start, thank you for sharing that personal story and testament to God's love.

  13. Gorgeous card! Very interesting image! I love it! I love all of the colors you used and the daisy lace is FAB! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future! I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  14. Absolutely lovely card, thanks so much for joining in with our Children challenge over at OSAAT :D

  15. I love, love, love the daisies! This baby is beautiful and perfectly made! It is comforting to know we will all meet again in heaven.

  16. This is a wonderful card...both inside and out. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT.

  17. A gorgeous project, I'm loving the bright colours. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

  18. What a beautiful story Linda...we can help each other with stories like these as they build such strength in us all and provides a gentle way of reminding each other not to lose sight of who truly is in charge of this world!

    Lovely card too.
    I will try and join the challenge this week, very nervous as there is soooo talent there!
    Have a great week, God Bless you and keep you xxx

  19. oh sweetie this is really gorjus,love the bright colurs you have used bless you for sharing your story too you are such an inspiration hun,thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cherylx

  20. Linda, you are an amazing, beautiful, strong, talented and generous lady and I'm so glad that you were one of the first people I met when I started my blog. You are so giving in your posts and your comments. Thank you.

    Sharon x

  21. Hi Linda! This is such a sweet card, and an even sweeter story! How touching...thank you for sharing your heart with us! Hope you have a great week! :) Hugs!

  22. Amazing and cute card! The image was just lovely.

    Hug Jorunn

  23. I am hanging out to get home to see this card IRL!! it is beautiful!!.... but then I am loving it spending time with Lydia and her parents - even at 5 a.m. this morning :-)
    Love your testimony - painful, but such a blessing and a hope to know we will meet our wee ones in heaven.

  24. an unusual but sweet image :)
    another great card!
    Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sweet Stampin!
    Jo xx

  25. Gorgeous card hun. I'd love to say more but this ratbag of a computer always threatens to crash on me when I visit. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT again this week.
    Take care
    Sam x

  26. ta carte est superbe, merci de ta participation au challenge sam cette semaine

  27. Hi Linda, I'm so touched by your story you bravely shared with use. Thanks for being a great inspiration to those that might be going through similar experiences. I can tell making a card like this means so much to you. It's so wonderful to be able to show your feeling through the art of crafting. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Sweet Stampin Guest DT

  28. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x


  30. What a beautiful summery card. I really love your colours and pretty details. Thanks for joining us on LOTV

  31. Thanks for joining us at LOTV with such a fabulous card, just perfect for summer
    Hugs Jacqui x

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