Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop

                       Welcome to the Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month Blog Hop.
You should have arrived here from Robin's Blog. Today October 15th, is National Miscarriage and Infant loss Awareness Day. This hop was created 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.

Here is the card I made, I joined this hop because I have a family member who lost a baby to toxemia around the 5th month of her pregnancy , my nephew.
I made the card with both pink and blue, I used a pair of cute baby shoes for the image and added a pink and blue ribbon. ( sorry the picture is a little blurry ) 
On the inside of the card I stamped,  May God's love heal your sorrow, and may His peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories.

I am the end of this wonderful hop, but before you go, Would you please join me and say a little prayer for all the families that have suffered a loss of a child?

Here is the lineup should you get lost:

Jessica: www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
An'Jenic: www.anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
Madge: www.thescrappinlounge.com
Lori: http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Carla: www.racincrafts.blogspot.com
Alicia: Www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
Melissa L :Http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
Melissa C: http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
Connie: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Robin: http://www.create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
Sarah:  www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com


  1. Very Sorry about your nephew, your card is super sweet.

  2. Oh Sarah! I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew! Your card is a BEAUTIFUL tribute to him!!! Thank you SO MUCH for being a special part of this hop today! Hugs!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! I did say a little prayer! God Bless and TFS

  4. Your card is just darling - love those baby shoes. I am sorry for the loss of your nephew!! I said a prayer for all of the angel babies!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. This will bring them comfort. It is helpful when others remember.
    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,

  6. This card is adorable! I found this hop by accident and was very inspired by stories and the talent. Thank you.

  7. A sweet image of the baby booties.
    michelegreen120 @ gmail.com

  8. Cute card, like the use of the two colors, thanks for participating and the gentle prayer reminder.

  9. Beautiful card. My prayers are with all of these precious babies and their families.


  10. Thank you so much for being a part of this special Hop!This is beautiful! I lost a nephew too and its hard to deal with the pain but good to have the memory

  11. This is truly a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing in this special day and for helping us remember our angels. I'm so sorry about your nephew. Sending healing hugs and prayers! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  12. Good Morning Sarah, I love this card you created. I like that you used both pink and blue colors. And that sentiment is beautiful. HUGS An'Jenic

  13. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
    Robin L.

  14. Lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing, so sorry for your loss. BL

  15. What a beautiful way to honor these families with this blog hop. Your card is perfect and the sentiment encourages healing.