Hello, CardMonkey fans.
Those who have been following here for a while know that I am a big fan (biggggg fan!!) of a young blogger named Madison. Madison is a high school student -- hard to believe, as she's wise beyond her years -- and she has a heart that is deeper than it is old.
Madison's blog is at www.funkycards.blogspot.com. Earlier this year, Madison launched a cardmaking project called "I Feel The Love" (IFTL), where she has her followers make cards for individual children whose lives have been complicated by illness. Be sure you hop over there to learn more about Madison's IFTL project, as well as a little about this fun, upbeat young woman.
The latest IFTL child is Ethan, who is turning 2 in November. Earlier this year, Ethan had a liver transplant and is doing super!! Here is the card I made for Ethan:
Sadly, not all of the IFTL children pull through. One little girl, Marley Moore -- just 3 years young -- died earlier this week at home in the loving arms of her parents Brett and Nikki. Marley battled a brain tumor that was just too aggressive. She fought valiantly, and touched the lives of many of us who followed her story through "The Caring Bridge" posts her family made during her treatment. Marley's funeral services are this weekend; while they are too distant to attend, I made this card in Marley's memory: