Monday, January 23, 2012

More Butterflies -- In Sympathy of a Baby's Passing (IFTL)

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As a butterfly graces our lives with one moment's fragile beauty, so too has Olivia’s presence blessed you, and those that surround you with her short life, and unique spirit.

May you find peace, and joy with each butterfly that passes, knowing that your beautiful baby lives on in the hearts of all she touched.

Baby Olivia's family, including her twin Amanda.

The family of sweet baby Olivia will be the recipients of the very special cards made by the friends of one of my BFF's, Madison, and her "I Feel The Love" project.

Olivia and her twin sister Amanda were born in August 2011. Olivia was just 2.2 pounds at birth and had both heart and lung defects. Her life expectancy was just two weeks, but she grew and thrived, with love and special attention.  Following multiple open heart surgeries, her parents held hope that they'd be able to bring Olivia home by Christmas.  Sadly, the baby died on December 19. 

Sympathy cards are often the hardest to make -- and when the angel is a child, it makes it even harder. As a result, I think, Madison has received only a few cards to help support Olivia's family in their grief.

Will you help by making a card for this sweet baby's family?  More information can be found here:

I made the card at the top of this post, for the IFTL project, and will be sending it to Madison later today. I used the flower (a Hero Arts stamp) as an image symbolizing Earth. The two pink butterflies (similar, but not identical, twins) represent Olivia and Amanda. Olivia has been blessed and glittered, with love on her journey across the Rainbow Bridge. The cloud she is flying to is glittered as well, representing Heaven. The flight lines represent her joyous time on Earth.

The pink text (above) is what I typed inside the card, in loving memory of Olivia.

Supplies used: Stamps from Hero Arts; Colored with Copic Markers; glitter glue by Ranger Glossy Accents; fine glitter by Martha Stewart; Exotic butterflies by Cheery Lynn Designs and purchased at Happy Scrappy; ribbon from stash.


1 comment:

Madison said...

Ellen, this is beautiful. I just love this card. It is so amazing. You are the best. Thank you so much for all you do. Many blessings to you.