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 Carla'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: 


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! 

This is me & my angel baby,  Hunter.  He was born August 19, 1997.  He only lived a few short days.  I have a bag full of mementos, these booties that he wore being one.  The diaper pins would have been his but he never came home.  I wanted to preserve something of his in a shadow box.  I love this version from Michael's that has four different layers.  I used three.  The background is a textured pastel green paper and not wanting to put adhesive on the booties, I simply pinned them to the thick paper.


I cut the onesie and alpha from Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cricut cart.  I also used some old Creative Memories baby boy paper (perfect fit era).

I cut the branch from Close to my Heart Artbooking Cricut cart.  The moon and stars are from a Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  I used lots of pop dots to keep the layers propped up.

The blue paper is Rusty Pickle (out of business) and the yellow is more textured paper I scored at a used supply sale.  I cut both of these layers using Kiwi Lane Bracket template set. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  I will be hanging it on the wall in my studio.

Thanks for sharing these special babies with us today.

You are now off to Melissa L's Blog. 

Here is the lineup should you get lost:


  1. Hunter is beautiful. I'm sorry for your loss. This is an amazing way to remember him.

  2. I am so touched by these beautiful stories and momentos.

  3. Your memory box is a beautiful tribute to your sweet little Hunter. Thanks for sharing.
    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,

  4. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Alicia, your shadow box to remember sweet baby Hunter is STUNNING! I am so sorry for your loss of your angel! I have been a hysterical mess during this hop, but it will help us all be PROUD of our angel babies instead of ashamed! Your Hunter is watching over you every day and I am sure loves your beyond measure! One day you will be with him again! Thank you SO MUCH for being a part of this very special hop! HUgs to you my friend!

  6. Your shadow box is darling. What a great way to remember your sweet boy! God bless you! TFS

  7. What a gorgeous shadow box to share your love of Hunter!! I am sorry for your loss! He is waiting to meet you again!!

  8. What a beautiful shadow box! What a wonderful way to display your memories of Hunter.

  9. Wow, wow, wow - this is gorgeous! What an awesome tribute. Hugs to you!
    michelegreen120 @

  10. GORGEOUS!!!!! I'm so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!

  11. What a beautiful way to document a special memory of your angel baby. Thank you for sharing and your willingness to particpate in the blog hop.

  12. Lovely tribute to your special Angel Baby. I am very sorry to hear of your loss and I am so thankful every single day that my son who presented as breech managed to enter the world safely 30 years ago.


  13. What a beautiful shadow box. I am sorry for you and your families loss. prayers and hugs going out to you. Thank you for sharing your story and being a part of this blog hop. loves-Scrappin Madge

  14. What a fantastic way to remember your precious angel. Thanks for sharing and doing this blog hop it has meant allot to mean knowing other have cared enough to share the loss of their sweet little angles.

  15. Oh Alicia my heart hurts for you honey! I had no idea. I am so sorry. I love this shadow bow that you created with memories of Hunter. What a special treasure this is! Thank you for sharing your story with us and know that I am praying for you and your family and Hunter too. Scrappy hugs, Connie

  16. Thanks you so much for being a part of my special Hop!This is beautiful! My heart is heavy for but it made me smile you were able to save those items from Hunter.

  17. Good Morning Alicia, This is a beautiful shadow box of you and your sweet Hunter!! I love that you have his booties and pins. I tell you this made me cry. Your such a strong woman. HUGS An'Jenic

  18. Such a beautiful shadow box and wonderful way to remember Hunter. Thank you for sharing.
    Robin L.