Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop





Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.

You should of arrived here from Lori's Blog, if not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog! 


Today, October 15,  is National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 

This hop was created for those that have either have Angel Babies, for those that suffered a devastating loss with the loss of their own child or someone in their life that has an Angel baby or lost a child. 

Here are a few statistics to keep in mind regarding Miscarriage and Infant Loss: 

75% of all conceptions end in miscarriage
30% of pregnancies end in miscarriage (1 in 3)
15-20% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage
The majority of miscarriages happen in the first trimester
Chromosomal Abnormalities are the most common reason for miscarriages and still births
90,000 children die annually before their first birthday
Nearly 2,500 babies are lost a year in the US due to SIDS
Nearly 30,000 babies are year are born stillborn. This number jumps to 4.5 million worldwide
Stillbirth occurs 10 times more frequently than SIDS
More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death a year


The above reference statistics can be found on both of the following websites if you would like to find out more information: 

**http://www.hiringforhope.org/pregnancy-infant-loss-awareness.html
** http://miscarriage.about.com/od/riskfactors/a/miscarriage-statistics.html


Too many people in this world grieve in silence over the loss of their children. This hop is ment to CELEBRATE them! You will see many different stories from the wonderful ladies in this hop. Some have themselves loss their beautiful babies, some had family members go through a loss, and some are here to show their support for the women who have gone through it. 

How can YOU show your support today? Here are a few examples:

Keep your headlights on all day
Keep your porch lights on all day
Wear pink and blue ribbons
Light a candle and display it in your window
Release butterflies 

The theme for this hop is any project centered around Angels, babies, pink and blue ribbons, condolence cards, tributes, and  layouts!

There will be a blog prize from Craftin' and Stampin' from online Close To My Heart store. 

The "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" stamp set is the prize for today's hop. To be eligible, please visit each blog and make sure to comment and follow along the way. Winners will be announced on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog on 10/18/14.



In the past 3 months my family welcomed our first Angel baby in the form of my Nephew Aaron. He was born stillborn 3 weeks before he was due. My project to day is in memory of my Precious Angel Nephew. 

For my Project I made a Candle that I will use and a Candle that my Mom will use as part of the Nation Wave of Light tonight that starts at 7:00 p.m.

I used Glade Candles and vinyl using my silhouette and a cut file from svgcuts.com and Little Scraps of Heaven




Aaron's theme has been Teddy Bears and it's become his nickname so I had to add a teddy bear (who's actually a lion but looks like a teddy bear) 


I will post a video tomorrow showing how I made the teddy bear candle if you would like to check back






You are now off to Alicia's Blog

Here is the lineup should you get lost:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Scraps on Saturday Episode 11



Supplies:

White Card Base 5 x 7"

(2)  6 3/4 x 4 3/4" Black Card Scraps

6 1/2 x 4 1/2" Black and White Checkered pattern paper scraps

6 1/2 x 4 1/2" White Card Scraps

Brown Card Scraps

Yellow Card Scraps

Orange Card Scraps 

Gray Card Scraps

Red Card Scraps

Black Card Scraps

White Card Scraps

Versa Mark Ink

Ranger Silver Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

PTI Inside and Out Birthday Vol 4 Stamp Set

Memento Lady bug Red Dew Drop ink pad

Miss Kate Cuttables Monster Truck Cut File

ATG Adhesive 

Tombow Mono Multi Glue

Therm o web foam dots 


Thanks for stopping by please come back again soon ~ Carla 







Saturday, September 20, 2014

Scraps on Saturday Episode 10




Supplies:


White Card Base

Blue Card Scraps 

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 " Blue card scraps

4 x 5 1/4" Blue Card Scraps

3 3/4 x 5" White card scraps

Paper Trey Ink Hexagon Cover Plate

Paper Trey Ink Happy Hexagon Stamp Set

Hello Stamps 

Memento Danube Blue Dew Drop

Memento Bahama Blue Dew Drop

Memento Cottage Ivy Dew Drop

Elmer's Craft Bond

Eombo Mono Multi Glue

ATG Adhesive 

     Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back again soon~ Carla  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy First Birthday




Supplies:

7 1/4 x 4 3/4" White Card Base

(2) 7 x 4 1/2" Light Blue Card Stock

6 3/4 x 4 1/4" Pattern Paper

6 3/4 x 4 1/4" White Card Stock

Puppy SVG Cut File from Miss Kate Cuttables

Computer Sentiment

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large Die

Paper Trey Ink Inside and Out Vol. 4 Stamp Set

Memento Bahama Blue Dew Drop Ink

Foam Tape

Pop Dots

ATG Adhesive


Thanks for stopping by please come back again soon~ Carla  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Scraps On Saturday Episode 9




Supplies:


White Card Base

(2) 4 x 5 1/4" Pink Jolly Holiday Pattern Paper Scraps

3 3/4 x 5" White Card scrap

Washi Tape

Die Cut Negative

Foam Tape

Thermoweb Adhesive Runner

Love Stamp

Memento Lilac Posies Dew Drop Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Dew Drop Ink

     Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon~ Carla 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Surfer Birthday Card




Supplies:

7 1/4 x 4 3/4 " White Card Base

(2) 7 x 4 1/2 " Black Card Stock

(2) 6 3/4 x 4 1/4" White Card Stock

Surfing Bear SVG Cut File from Kadoodlebug Designs

Computer Sentiment

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 23 Dies

Paper Trey Ink Inside and Out Birthdays Vol. 4 Stamp Set

Memento Danube Blue Dew Drop Ink

Foam Tape

Thermoweb Pop Dots

ATG Adhesive

Tombo Mono Multi Glue


Thanks for stopping by please come back again soon~ Carla