Sunday, January 20, 2008

Baby Birth Certificates! sweet.

Today I thought I would share some baby birth certificates with you, that I did in calligraphy using various stickers by Jolee's Boutique, K & Company & others. These are 3 different certificates and you will notice they are all very different indeed! I have blocked out last names for privacy issues, hope you don't mind! ;o)

The first one is for a very dear friend, who lost her first son Peyton after he lived for 21 days last June. I ministered to Amy during the first dark days of her loss through Angel Babies and the Compassionate Friends. Angel Babies is a ministry I run to help women who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss. It is sponsored by my old church North Way Christian Community and I am grateful they still let me run this ministry through them.
Amy had her second son,Deaven last year and we were all so happy for her! She still does all sorts of wonderful things to honor Peyton, such as the March of Dimes walk-a-thon. I am so proud of her for honoring Peyton's life this way. IF you note close up the bear in the first certificate has Peyton's name on it, so Deaven will always remember he has an angel watching over him!

This one is for my darling great-nephew. This one was done in colored inks! It makes a big difference with the lighter inks showing. The embellishments make this one so fun...with the moon and the baby boy toys. I was pleased with the light blue ink and how well it went with the moon and the baby bundle. He's such a cutie too!

The last one is a special order from a client. She specifically told me the colors of the room and that the theme was butterflies and dragonflies. So I made certain that all of these luscious stickers from K & Company were used with the beautiful purple muted background paper. This one was so fun with all of those glittery bugs! The stickers in the lower part actually were used, because I made a mistake on the calligraphy! But after placing the sticker over the blunder, I actually decided I liked it better! Mistakes are the mother of invention! ;o)

Thanks for letting me share my birth certificates with you today!

1 comment:

Carolyn King said...

They are all wonderfully done. I LOVE the first one and the special place it sits as a reminder to his brother that he has an angel watching over him.

So touching....
Wonderful work