Monday, April 30, 2012

Heavens Sweet Babies Blog Hop

Hello My Crafty Friends,
Today we are honouring Jessica our HIMCR sister and her sweet little angles. 
We would also like you to hop to support all women who have had a Miscarriage. I hope that you would hop along with me to honour these women and their sweet angles. You may know a mum, friend or you may have had a Miscarriage.
Here are some facts about Miscarriage & a link for American Pregnancy Association for more information.
Here in Australia it is SANDS

Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Chemical pregnancies may account for 50-75% of all miscarriages. This occurs when a pregnancy is lost shortly after implantation, resulting in bleeding that occurs around the time of her expected period. The woman may not realize that she conceived when she experiences a chemical pregnancy.
Most miscarriages occur during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. Pregnancy can be such an exciting time, but with the great number of recognized miscarriages that occur, it is beneficial to be informed about miscarriage, in the unfortunate event that you find yourself or someone you know faced with one.
Don’t forget there are support groups

What Makes A Mother
I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today
I asked, "What makes a Mother?"
And I know I heard him say
A Mother has a baby
This we know is true
But, God, can you be a mother
When your baby's not with you?

Yes, you can he replied
With confidence in his voice
I give many women babies
When they leave it is not their choice
Some I send for a lifetime
And others for the day
And some I send to feel your womb
But there's no need to stay.
I just don't understand this God
I want my baby here
He took a breath
and cleared his throat
And then I saw a tear
I wish I could show you
What your child is doing Here
If you could see your child smile
With other children and say
"We go to earth to learn our lessons
of love and life and fear,
but My mommy loved me so much
I got to come straight here!"
I feel so lucky to have a Mom who
had so much love for me
I learned my lessons very quickly
My Mommy set me free.
I miss my Mommy oh so much
But I visit her each day
When she goes to sleep
On her pillow is where I lay
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
And whisper in her ear
"Mommy, Please don't be sad today
I'm your baby and I am here"
So you see my dear sweet one
Your children are okay
Your babies are here in My home
And this is where they'll stay
They'll wait for you with Me
Until your lessons there are through
And on the day that you come home
they'll be at the gates waiting for you
So now you see
What makes a Mother
It's the feeling in your heart
It's the love you had so much of
Right from the very start
~Author Unknown
So this is a special Hop in Honour of Jessica, but we all know someone who has been through a Miscarriage, I myself have had my own loss and understand that the best thing you can do for someone who has had a child pass or a miscarriage, is to acknowledge that the child/pregnancy existed. It is ok to talk about what happened and you don't need to be afraid of bringing up the loss, just let them know you care.
So on to today's card

I have made this card with a butterfly from the Cricut Cartridge Hannah Montana, I have used pearlised textured card stock for the upper layer. The embossing is the Contour Creations Drifting Endless embossing folder. 

The sentiment is from the K Andrew Designs stamp set Sympathetic Sayings, this set has a wonderful saying for symphathy cards, making the hardest cards to make, so much easier!!

K Andrew Designs

So if you are looking for stamps for sympathy cards go here to purchase these stamps.

So Jessica this card is for you to let you know, we are all thinking about you and praying that this dream will come true and you will soon be blessed!! 
Your next stop is the talented Velma at SnowflakeDreams1 

So here is the hop list if you want to start at the beginning 

Have a Crafty Day, Cheers Jennie


SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Gorgeous card Jennie!!!! So glad to be part of the team with you ladies. Hugs, Velma

Karen Letchworth said...

Jen: I pray that your lovely card is a special blessing to its recipient. I myself lost identical twin boys who were stillborn at 7 months in 1985, and another baby I miscarried in 1991. I know they are in Heaven with Jesus, and it gives me great comfort. THanks for this hop that helped me think of them today. They are all together, and the Bible says that they are in the immediate presence of God beholding His face. What a comfort!
Karen L

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Jennie,

Your card is so beautiful!! Im sure Jessica will love it and it will put a on her face. I also have 3 lil angels in Heaven do to miscarrrages.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com


So pretty!! i love the cut and the colors. The sentiment is so true!!

The Creative Mommy said...


I cannot tell you just how much I appreciate what you girls have done for me!!! I know you were all sent into my life to help me heal! I am blessed to have you as a friend and sister! I cannot ever repay you ladies for bringing such a huge smile to my face!!! Your kindness means the WORLD to me!!!



jessica said...

What a beautiful card!!! I so love this beautiful butterfly!!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hi Jen, I love the the your embossing and your butterfly is so cute. Thanks so much for your support in the hop. AJ~

Angela Crafty Spot said...

I love your butterfly!! Your are so right on the great minds.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

I love your butterfly!! Your are so right on the great minds.

DIANA L. said...

This is just beautiful Butterflies always remind me of new life I love what you did with the card and the butterfly image is super.

Candy said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing and that sentiment!

Lisa said...

This is just beautiful, Jennie!! The butterfly is gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect!! :)

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Amy said...

Jennie, what a precious card... I love the butterfly and your embossing. A miscarriage is such a hard experience... You've found a tender way to show you care.

Amy :) at

HeatherLynn said...

very pretty card! so nice of you gals to do this hop for Jessica!

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PinkE said...

golly, I absolutely love the poem and your cards. Thanks so much for the hop and sharing your talent!!!


Amy E said...

What a beautiful heartfelt card. I think what you guys are doing for your DT sister is really amazing.

I found your blog through AJ and I'm a follower now!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Karen L said...

Such a wonderful hop and your butterfly sympathy card is beautiful.

SHartl said...

Your card is so pretty and this hop is just wonderful. I know that everyone who reads this poem will be touched. I am a follower

Melissa said...

Beautiful card, you ladies have done a great job!

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