Rainbow Baby Card with Lynnea Hollendonner

March 06, 2020 2 Comments

Rainbow Baby Card with Lynnea Hollendonner

Hi! I was so happy to see the Family Additions stamp set from Kindred Stamps that I cried actual tears when I first saw it. Many of you know my infertility story and that a few years ago we finally adopted our son Jaxon. There are SO many ways to have a family these days and I'm so happy that the Family Additions stamp set celebrates all kinds families!









I stamped the pregnant girl stamp from the Family Additions stamp set onto heavyweight cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers. I kept the color of her dress neutral so that this card can be for a mamma expecting a boy or a girl. I die cut a rainbow from a stitched die set to be the background.






I used one of my favorite Kindred Stamps stencils - the Skinny Plaid stencil - to add a light layer of warm gray ink the background. The neutral colored background really makes the images in the foreground pop! The Family Additions stamp set has an amazing selection of sentiments that pull at my heart, but I had to go with the rainbow sentiment. I stamped it towards the bottom of my card under the images.





A rainbow baby is my dream - and though it most likely won't happen for me, it has happened for one of my friends and I have many more still hoping and praying for their rainbow baby. I'm going to hold on to this card and hopefully I can give it to a mommy-to-be one day! Thanks for joining me on for this emotional card project. I bet you didn't expect that today!

2 Responses

Gab
Gab

March 06, 2020

This is just gorgeous – thanks for sharing your story

CHRISTI L STEINBECK
CHRISTI L STEINBECK

March 06, 2020

Once your friend gives totally upon having children, she will have her Rainbow baby. My Rainbow baby is going to be 26 years old this May 5th. (Cinco De Mayo!) I did not believe everyone when they would tell me, "quit trying so hard! When you give up on having that baby you will get pregnant! " They to me just didn’t understand that I was trying like it was NOBODY’S BUSINESS! IT WAS MY JOB! HAHAHAHA! Finally, in the summer of 1993, I missed my period, went to the doctor’s and sure enough! He wanted an ultrasound which was odd to me right away. COme to find Out I was almost 7 months along and the baby was only the size of a 3-4 month baby. I lost him. I was DEVASTED! To me, this was God’s way of saying, I really couldn’t have any more children. (I had had a daughter in high school in the ’80s) This is when I gave up. It FINALLY sank in that we could not have children. ……3 weeks later I was pregnant with my Rainbow baby! My doctor said , I told you to wait 6-8 weeks. I Laughed and said " I didnt think it mattered for we coulnt have kids! LOL" So I will keep your friends in y prayers. It WILL happen! Just give up! HAHAHAHAH!

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