Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miscarriage and Infant Loss





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

You should of arrived here from ______Alicia______, 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.





As you may know, I have 4 angel babies myself. I was lucky enough to have my friend, Shell, create the beautiful badges on my sidebar that helps me remember my Angel babies ALWAYS! 


 
I made this for all the mother's who have lost a child. My heart goes out to all the mother's who have lost a baby! I wanted to do this project because I think it is important that we help each other get through these hard times and just be there for one another.
 
Thank You for taking the time reading my blog! This means a lot to me.






You are now off to _Connie____ Blog. 

Here is the lineup should you get lost:

1.bp.blogspot.com

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Craftaholics Anonymous Giveaway!

Check this Giveaway out by clicking the link below!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

MelissaO-Blog Candy

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Check out Melissa's Blog candy Let her know I sent you please and thank you! 

NEW YEAR NEW BEGINNINGS!


Guess who is  back 

I miss my crafting friends.... Come back later this month and see my new projects that I am working on! 
Just wanted to announce that I am coming back in full force and will be showing off some things that I am working on till I get my Cameo back up and running! 
Miss you all! 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Gorgeously Green Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Gorgeously Green Blog Hop! All the projects have at least 2 shades of green.


 
If you came from the fabulous Sarah then you are at the right spot. If you happened to come upon here first, you don't want to miss out on the rest of these talented ladies work so start back at the beginning with Melanie!

If you leave a comment on everyone’s post, you could win this blog candy consisting of paper from DCWV and Basic Grey, Rub-ons, ribbon, borders, printable alphas, adhesive, and more! 
 
 


You don’t have to become a follower of Afternoon Scrapper, but it sure would be nice if you did.

Saint Patty's Day is coming up and I wanted to make something for my daughter's teachers. So this is what I came up with!

 

 

 
 
 
So what do you think?? Do you think her teacher's would like these??
If you like these and are interested in making these yourself, you can get these files from the Silhouette Store.
 

Now onto the fabulous Sandy

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Friday, March 1, 2013

It's Dr. Seuss Day!



Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss! We are so happy you dropped by to celebrate his birthday with us. He was a wonderful highly revered children’s author who many of us learned to read by. The quote below is taken from a Wikipedia entry about his life. I myself (Teresa) am so thrilled to have had the privilege to teach about him during my years as a school teacher.
“In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children, which concluded that children were not learning to read because their books were boring. Accordingly, William Ellsworth Spaulding, the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin who later became its Chairman, compiled a list of 348 words he felt were important for first-graders to recognize and asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and write a book using only those words.[33] Spaulding challenged Geisel to "bring back a book children can't put down." [34] Nine months later, Geisel, using 236 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat. It retained the drawing style, verse rhythms, and all the imaginative power of Geisel's earlier works, but because of its simplified vocabulary, it could be read by beginning readers. The Cat in the Hat and subsequent books written for young children achieved significant international success and they remain very popular today. In 2009 Green Eggs and Ham sold 540,366 copies, The Cat in the Hat sold 452,258 copies, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960) sold 409,068 copies—outselling the majority of newly published children's books.[35]”
For our hop we have several wonderful projects for you to enjoy. We are starting here at Three Scrappy Gals. If you have come from the Lovely Melissa you are in the right place. If not please go to Three Scrappy Gals and start at the beginning you don’t want to miss any Seusstical creations.

Here is my Project

 
 
Supplies
 
Tile (From Lowes)
Vinyl (Red,Black, and White)
 
I made this using my Cameo!
 
We have some wonderful blog candy for you to win. Check the Three Scrappy Gals blog for the awesome prize! Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday March 5, 2013.
To be eligible for the drawing you must:
  1. Become a follower of each blog (if you aren’t already)
  2. Comment on each blog post
  3. Leave your contact information
Then hop on over to the Fabulous Sarah to see what fantastic project she has today.
Here is the complete lineup should you need it:


  • Friday, February 22, 2013

    New Layouts!

     

     

     
     
    Hey there today I have two Layouts that I would love to share with you all!
    These Cute images are from CreativeKuts Files.
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
    I absolutely love making these Layouts..  Stop by the shop to see these amazing paper piecing files HERE.
     
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and check back here to see some amazing new creations I have made!