Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Welcome Grand Baby #4

We have another new grand baby to love and cherish!  Lazarus entered the world this month, he is grand baby number four and our third grandson.

We were not there for the birth as it is too difficult to coordinate living nine hours away, but we did show up the following weekend for Mother's Day.  Then we took a week's vacation visiting two national parks and a state park in Ohio which I will share all about in an upcoming travel series.

In the mean time, since it's Tuesday craft day, I have a card to share with you.  This is the card I made to welcome baby Lazarus into the world.  My daughter is crazy about the color sage green right now (as you can probably tell in some of the photos pictured below) so I created the card with her favorite color in mind.


To make the card, I started by playing the sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I love a good sketch challenge.  This sketch is SC1008 if you're looking for it.  My main image and safety pin background is from retired Stampin' Up! "A New Little Someone".  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink "Nesting".  I created the safety pin background by randomly stamping the safety pin onto white card stock and then coloring it in.  The bunny was colored with Copic markers and popped up on dimensionals.  The main image panel and scalloped panel were cut with Spellbinder's Nestabilities.  I used a Sizzix corner die and dew drops to meet the requirements of the sketch challenge.



And now for the best part of this crafty post:  photos of the little guy!


The other three grandchildren are absolutely in awe of the new baby.  When I was visiting they were constantly touching and kissing their little brother.  They all want to hold him and think he is the cutest thing ever.


My daughter and son-law chose the name Lazarus for this reason: "Lazarus means "God is my Helper." We also recall the biblical account of Lazarus being risen from the dead, as a foretaste of our hope in the resurrection of our own bodies when Christ comes again! "



A week later it was finally my turn to hold the new baby.



He is quite the handsome little boy isn't he?  But I suppose all grandmas think that.  

The week I was in the area all he did was sleep, waking only to nurse.  Next time I see him will be the 4th of July, so I'm hoping he will be a little more alert by then.


"Children are a gift from the Lord.  They are a reward from Him"
Psalms 127:3

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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34 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a sweet little boy, and I love the message of hope behind his name! The card is gorgeous, too. I love the little green corner at the bottom--what a fun touch. Visiting from the Talking About it Tuesdays linkup.

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    1. Thank you. I love the meaning of his name too.

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  2. And P.S. :) Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #39 linkup! Hope to see you next time at #40 with more of your posts to share.

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  3. Congratulations!! Such a sweet little baby boy! So glad you got to meet him and the 4th of July weekend isn't that far away! Love the card you made for him!

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    1. Thanks Elli! Yup, the 4th of July is just around the corner, which is sad, because that means summer is half over already. :(

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  4. That is a lovely card for an adorable new addition to the family! Congratulations.

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  5. He is precious! Congratulations! And the card you made is adorable!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  6. Awww what a sweet face! Congratulations!!! And that rabbit you made is cute too!

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  7. Congratulations! Lazarus is adorable as is his siblings! I'm visiting your blog for the first time (via Gma's Photo) and I'm so glad I found it! I also became a new Grand (for the second time) in early May and I also live a distance from these precious beings (5 hours) and our daughter and SIL (also precious beings). Time spent with their family is always a treasure! I love the card you made, too... what a lovely keepsake! I'll be back!

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    1. Thank you Laura and nice to meet you. My daughter used to live 5 hours away, that was much easier. Now she lives 9 hours away, which is much harder. Hopefully she won't move even further away. I'll be visiting your blog soon.

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  8. Lovely photos, Amy! So glad you were able to go there during the Mother's Day weekend. The card is absolutely adorable. I love sage green too. I look forward to reading about your travels.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I'm miserable if I'm not around my grandbabies and children on Mother's Day so we make the trip every year. We usually meet half way, but with the baby just born, we drove all the way to their house this year.

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  9. Congratulations Grandma for the fourth time!!
    Take care and best wishes.

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  10. Congratulations! I also welcomed my 4th grandchild, a girl , so I have two of each. My first grandchild, also a girl, graduated from high school wo we have quite an age spread. We haven't seen the new one yet but we are making the trip soon. The card you made is gorgeous; I don't have talent for such, so they got a Hallmark card from me, that isn't nearly as beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. Wow, that is quite the age spread. Congrats on your 4th grand baby too!

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  11. Congratulations on the safe arrival of your grandchild. Being a grandmother is wonderful isn't it? There is no love like it. Enjoy your cuddles and thank you for sharing with us at #WeekendTrafficJamReboot. x

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  12. Congrats, Amy! Being a grandparent is such a gift from God! I haven't made this public on the blog, but grand #7 and 8 are due at the end of the year... one week apart! Never thought with only two children I would have so many grands! Blessings upon blessings, right?

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    1. Thank you! Wow, that's a lot of grandkids, that's awesome!

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  13. Congratulations! Your new grand baby is beautiful! Enjoy!!

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  14. Huge congrats with the new grandson, Enjoy him
    Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 313. See you again next week at https://esmesalon.com/tag/seniorsalonpitstop/

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  15. Amy, congratulations on Grandbaby #4! What a beautiful blessing. I'll feature your lovely post tomorrow at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #41.

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes he is! I so appreciate the feature.

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  16. So very cool. Happy for you and your family.

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