Miracles and Mini Cards

Thursday, January 24, 2013



Butterflies are a symbol of resurrection, hope, joy, and new beginnings. That's why I chose to feature one on my mini card today.

This butterfly means even more to my family. It is a symbol of miracles!

And speaking of miracles...this little one was born this week. My sister Nicole and my brother-in-law John were BLESSED with the birth of their very first child. Here's a photo of little Tristan. They have been married for 16 years and suffered through several miscarriages. God has truly brought them their miracle.


After seeing all that Nicole and John have gone through these many years has truly touched my heart. I cried and cried when I first held my little nephew in my arms. I am bursting with happiness for them both.

Their journey prompted me to make this mini card for a dear friend and her husband who are going through infertility issues as well. And since I'm addicted to making mini cards I'm also entering this into Moxie Fab World's Challenge #23 - Make an Itty Bitty Card

I placed some white mesh ribbon on the front, punched out a little butterfly, and added a "be positive" sentiment and stick pin.


And before I go...here are a couple of more photos of the little guy!

Here's my Mom, Dad, & Tristan
(Nana & Papa are so proud!)
(And don'tcha just love my Dad's hat? We are in Texas after all! LOL)


 And here's my daughter Rachel with her new little cousin.
Their birthdays are 7 days apart too.
She is gearing up to be a great babysitter!

Thanks for letting me share my little story about miracles!!!
~amy~ said...

squeal...babies..love them! So happy for your Sister and her hubby!!! Love the pics and yes, your sister will be lucky to have your girl as a baby sitter:) Your mini card is simply gorgeous.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwww he is sooooooooo precious!! I love love love your card!! LOVING that butterfly and the sentiment!!

Laurel said...

Beautiful card and baby! Congrats to your sister and hubby!

Audrey Pettit said...

He is just beautiful, and a true little miracle! I'm so happy for you all! And love your mini card! Great texture with the mesh, and fabulous graphic pop with the butterfly!

Jingle said...

That baby is so scrunchy-faced-adorable I can hardly stand it! So cute! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Beautiful in every way!

Gorgeous baby! So happy for All!

Susie

Scrapaddict said...

Oh Angie, he is soooooooo cute!!! Congrats to your sister and BIL. Your Mom and Dad look wonderful (he IS wearing that hat!). Love the card also.

Tamika said...

Awww he is such a blessing! congratulations. And I love the card, it just uplifted my day and reminds me to be appreciative of all of my blessings.

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Angi

i just love butterflies and i never new what the symbol of them meant ,now i do and so lovely it is .
Many congratulations to your sister & brother-in-law on there beautiful baby boy .

thank you very much for your lovely comment on my shoe card & for the birthday wishes x

Krafthead said...

Awesome post today!! Congrats for the new addition to the family! Butterflies are my all time favorite :) TFS

kate blue said...

you just HAD to make me teary today didn't you?? Look at all the love in the faces!!! I'm all about the miracles so this was a wonderful post...I am in love with the mini card-clean and simple and still elegant; drop me a line and tell me where to buy that white mesh ribbon-I am needing some of that!

Rose said...

awe he is so precious!!! thrilled God has blessed them after so long :)

your card is beautiful and i love the lace :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your card is beautiful, Angi! LOVE the photos you shared. The one of your mom and dad...swoon! The look on your dad's face is priceless. My dad wears a hat like that, too! When my sisters and I were little, we called it his "Indiana Jones" hat! LOL! :)
Congrats on your new, precious family member. BEAUTIFUL!

Denise said...

What a happy happy time for your family! Love that you shared it with us!!!! Your card is so uplifting :)

Connie Mercer said...

adorable sweet little thing!!:):) Love your art~should be made into a poster!! Beautiful!!!

Linda said...

I am so glad you shared your miracle! What a blessing for sure. How one little bundle can bring so much joy. Hugs and blessings to all.

Denise Price said...

Congratulations on your new nephew!

Your card is elegant and pretty.

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw your so right....what a blessing! She is ADORABLE and how fun for your families:) Congrats to your sister and brother in law!She is a dolly! Thanks for sharing your special moment with us!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Awwww, that is so sweet! I had a cousin go through the same thing for 15 years. God bless you and your family and your nephew.

Oh, your card is cute too. : )

Annette said...

aww congrats on the addition to your family..such a sweet blessing.. He is precious..

Love your adorable card..

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet little card and beautiful baby!

Judy said...

Your baby nephew is so beautiful!!! Love your butterfly card. Have a great evening:)

lynn said...

beautiful baby with a great name! love the card, too:)

Katy said...

Congratulations! He is so sweet! And your card is beautiful! :)

Regina Easter said...

oh my what a blessing...he is so precious....fantastic card to...hugs

kdnkdd said...

Truly a precious blessing and a beautiful family.

Karen B.

kdnkdd said...

Got so caught up with the baby, but I love the card and I use butterflies as part of my signature on my cards.

Karen B.

lovemypaper said...

Congratulations New Auntie,and very cute cards!

Nicole Nikki Sonnier said...

It's me - Nicole, the Mommy of the miracle that inspired this post. I'm so in love with my baby & hubby right now! I waited on reading this because I knew I would end up balling. I can barely see while typing this.

Ok, now Music Choice is playing Paul Brandt's "I Do", me and hubby's first dance song at our wedding almost 16 years ago.

I will now get off of here & continue my joyful crying. LOL! Thank you Angie! You have been such a strength & great friend (not just sister) through all of this! I love you!

Thanks to all who left such kind words!

Norma said...

OMG! he is so precious! Congratulations to your sister and family,so very special!! You mini card is so beautiful and elegant:) Have a great weekend my sweet friend.
Hugs,
Norma

Kelly R said...

yes, congrats to your family for this wonderful mircle baby. also the card is so cute, too. great work!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! Those baby pics are absolutely precious! What a treasure for your entire family! I have a feeling that cutie is going to be spoiled rotten ;). And your card is ever so sweet! LOVE that bit of texture and the simple palette! Perfect!

Dawn LL said...

Congratulations to your family-how exciting to have a new one in your life...what a blessing.
Your card is beautiful sweetie and so is your family
Thanks for sharing

Tenia Nelson said...

I cried when I saw the pics on FB.....I am sooooooo happy for Nicole and John!!!! Miracles DO happen and that baby.....GORGEOUS!!!! I am just soooooooo happy for Nicole and John!!!!! Yayness!!!! Love your mini card btw!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweetie, and what a wonderful story...this little guy is so loved and so prayed for already! Wonderful card too, I love the netted ribbon!

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

Your little nephew is truly a miracle and just as handsome as he can be. Congratulations! Oh... love your little mini cards too!

yyam said...

Oooh...he's adorable! Congrats to your sister and brother-in-law! Yay for miracles! :)

And how sweet is your card....just love the textures here.

Valerie said...

Your nephew is such a sweetie! Congratulations to your entire family, what a true blessing!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What absolute JOY!! Thank you so much for sharing your family's news - and the precious, precious photos! Congratulations to your sister and her husband - and to the entire extended family!!

Your little card is fabulous... and it's wonderful to see your posts again!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats to your family!! Tristan is precious-- love the photos of the grandparents!! What a fun little mini card! LOVE the lace and that pin! FAB x10000!

Staying Crafty said...

I love your card, but the story of your sister brought tears to my eyes. I know how heart wrenching it is for people who go through things like this, and I'm so overjoyed for them!!!

Cath said...

Hey Angi! Thanks for linking this up to the Make an Itty Bitty Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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