Thursday, December 8, 2011

Greta

What a fun card this was to work on!
My client contacted me wanting to do a special card for her little girl, here is an excerpt from her inquiry:

My husband and I were expecting our first child on February 16, 2011.  I had some major complications and our daughter was born 9 weeks early, on December 16, 2010. We named her Greta Elizabeth and she was 3 lbs, 0.5 oz when she was born and really struggled.  She was in a neonatal intensive care unit for 7 weeks.  It was a really scary time with several instances in which we weren’t sure she was going to make it.  She had to be transferred to a higher level NICU and had to endure multiple painful procedures.  After her 6th week in the NICU, she suddenly made a great turnaround.  She started to really thrive, gain weight and just do really well.  We were finally able to take her home.  We had to be super careful with her for the few months after she went home to make sure she wasn’t exposed to germs/infection.  She couldn’t go out into public until summertime and could only be around immediate family.  However, since that time, she has done so great and has developed so much.  Today she looks like a baby who didn’t have a rough start at all.

With everything this family endured in Greta's first months, a traditional baby announcement didn't happen, so her parents wanted to go out all on their Christmas card this year, dedicating the theme of the card to their sweet girl.  They wanted to have both, a "holiday" message, and mention their gratitude for the miracles they witnessed in 2011.

I think we succeeded with this adorable folded card which showed the amazing transformation from Greta in the NICU, to Greta now.  What an inspiring story, and what a fighter little Greta is.  She must have a special mission to fulfill here on earth!

Card:  5x7 folded
Paper Type:  Art Watercolor

FRONT

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INSIDE SPREAD

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BACK

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4 Comments:

Blogger Meagan said...

Beautiful card!!

December 8, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Ami Bethea said...

Perfect!

December 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Sally@ Abode Casa Home said...

So sweet!

December 8, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Beautiful card, and what a great story! It brought a few little tears to my eyes...

December 14, 2011 at 7:16 PM  

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