Baby Blessings

There seems to be periods in life where everyone I know is pregnant and having babies. While that time for me is past, I love that my friends and family are still going through these exciting times. That newborn smell, the chest snuggles, little sighs, whimpers and off course the miniature clothes still send my mommy hormones into a frenzy!

After losing one precious baby of my own, I feel as though I will never again take the ability to get pregnant or carry a child for granted. So, being in the presence of tiny people always brings a tear of joy for the gift and miracle of life but also a tear of sorrow for Faolan, my sweet baby residing with Jesus.I think now I am also a bit more sensitive to those around me that don’t have children possibly because they have lost some or are unable to conceive. But despite all this, baby’s are a joyous event! And there is NO reason not to be happy for new life.

Speaking of baby showers, what is your favorite handmade or store bought gift to give?

So, here is how I made the cards. 😉

Creating the Mixed Media Card

The first card was made using patterned paper as the background. I added several paints and gesso in the background. Once the paint dried I add a floral stamp over top the background, despite the floral background paper. I dipped my gesso lid in gesso and stamped that in the background and outlined it with a black pen. Lastly, I added a die cut and stamped a sentiment.

The second card is relatively simple. I stamped a Japanese wave and added a painted Tim Holtz heart chipboard. The sentiment and baby image is by Pink Persimmon. Lastly, I added Tim Holtz Pine Cone Roses and some fiber.

Thank you for visiting. And don’t forget to tell me your favorite gift to give to new baby’s.

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