Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop

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

You should of arrived from Jessica's blog Craftin and Stampin, but if you did not, be sure to start at her the beginning HERE

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://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 meant 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.

Hello Everyone and Welcome 

I'm joining this hop to honor both of my grandmothers.  Both of my grandmother on my mother and father side lost a sweet angel baby. My father's mother lost a baby girl and my mother's mom die while giving birth to my uncle twin. But she lost her sweet baby after I was told. At that time my mom was a little girl. Her or her siblings never know if it was a baby girl or boy. My father's mom lost a sweet baby girl name Candy. She was my grandmother 13th and final child. Today I'm happy to honored them by creating this angel card. 

I created this card using prime paper pack and card stock. I use an angle stamp called "You Are An Angel" by MFP Stamps. I colored my image in with sharpies. I add glitter using wink of stella glitter brush. I  used Tim Holtz tattered rose ink to distress the edges of the papers and rose. I use MCT Fun Borders Die to create the scallop border and added some gems to complete my card. 

You are now off to Madge at The Scrappin Lounge Blog.

Here is the lineup should you get lost:


Thank you for getting the word out and the statistics. I have 2 sweet angels of my own, and it seems like I'm the only one who really holds onto them, long after everyone else moves on.
D- said…
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and honoring your loved ones.
I have two angel babies. One lost due to miscarriage and our sweet daughter, Michelle, who didn't develop a brain. I am comforted by my belief that my mom and dad are caring for my sweet angels until we are reunited.
Heartfelt hugs,
Unknown said…
What a beautiful card!
Stephanie said…
Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. Thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL Angel card and your little Angel!! I have 1 Angel waiting for me in Heaven too!! BL
morentin1326 said…
Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
This is beautiful AJ! Thanks you so much for being a part of my special Hop! Hugs!
Stunning card. I love how you colored the angel pink and blue.. TFS
beautiful card! thanks for sharing
Unknown said…
What a sweet card!! So sorry for your family's losses and thank you for sharing your stories! You have a couple of angels waiting to meet you!!
Sarah Biswabic said…
What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it.
Unknown said…
Aw super sweet card!
michelegreen120 @ gmail.com
Miranda said…
Beautiful Card for a wonderful cause! Prayers for all the angel babies and their families! Miranda - BL
Treva said…
Beautiful angel card, thank you for participating in the hop and sharing your story.
Tonya said…
Such a beautiful card!
Your BL friend Tonya :-)
Beautiful card, perfect for this hop.

Unknown said…
What a beautiful card. I love angels and this card makes my heart smile. I am sorry for your grandmothers loss, thank you for sharing your story. Thanks for being in this hop. Great card. Loves- Scrappin Madge
What a great tribute. Love the card it is just perfect this occasion.

This is beautiful. BLoggie Love!
Connie Can Crop said…
Such a beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your family's losses. Especially losing your grandmother to childbirth. Sending you and your family loving prayers and many hugs. Scrappy hugs too, Connie
Haidee said…
This is beautiful! Thanks you so much for being a part of my special Hop!
Stephanie said…
Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. Just wanted to stop and show you a little BLOGGIE LOVE!! BL
Scrappin Robin said…
Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
Robin L.

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