December 22, 2008

Precious baby card aka the monkey card!

Sneak Peak revealed! This baby card was made for a baby I heard about here. She is full term but very sick because she inhaled meconium in her mother's womb. Meconium is a baby's first poop that isn't supposed to be released until after birth but stressed babies can release it too early. It is very sticky and once inhaled, prevents the lungs from opening fully and it holds on to bacteria, causing infections.

precious babyThis baby is so sick, she is on a heart lung machine to oxygenate her blood. I really feel for the poor family so I am joining the group who are all sending cards. That's why I used a monkey image and 'hang in there' for the sentiment. Seemed appropriate for a new baby girl, respectful that this is a time of mixed emotions for the family yet not too somber. If you want to play along click the link above. A chance to win a TON of blog candy is being offered to each person precious baby close up to sends a card. Deadline: must arrive in Bloomfield MI by December 30st so hurry up, make a card, then go hug your own kids! (OH, don't forget to mail it too!)

This card was made using Madelynn's Sketch #2. To see the full  sketch click here. Upload to SCS using MTTSC2. The strips of paper with 'precious' are hand stamped with pretty in pink ink on white CS. The curved rectangle Nestabilities panel is sponged with pretty in pink ink. If I made this card again I would stamp the monkey in regal rose ink on pretty in pink CS so it would stand out more but I am not cutting out 16 more monkey fingers and toes, especially since I had to finish this card with a squirmy 18 month old on my lap!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamps: cute converse, monkey business, dots and daisies background, rough edges alphabet
Paper: pink pirouette, pretty in pink, whisper white
Ink: pretty in pink, rose red
Accessories: pink and white grosgrain, heart punch-Marvy, sponge, Nestabilities, foam dots, oval punch, rose red marker


Anonymous said...

This is SO darling! I love the way his tail curls around the ribbon - what a sweet touch!

Kimmie said...

I LOVE that monkey!

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Madelynn. I love your cute card. The monkeys tail looks so cute too. My mom loves butterflies so I really like the one you put on your card too. Thank you for playing my sketch :)

Christi Flores said...

This is so sweet!!!!

Danni said...

What a neat card! Love the monkey!

Bonnie said...

Very sweet card! I am sure they will appreciate it!

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Beautiful card! I love the monkey's tail. :)

Andrea said...


Thank you for supporting my RAK request! The pink monkey is adorable...I look forwrad to receiving it!


Cassie said...

oh - it's just so cute - my hubby has a thing for monkeys so i've learned to appreciate them too! i really like this pink monkey!!
how awesome to share your talent to bring cheer to this family! thanks for sharing!! looking forward to working with you on the Twinkle Team in 2009