Thursday, October 13, 2011

"I Feel The Love" Cards

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  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:

I used my Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker LLC paper that I recently won (yahoo!!)
for most of the elements here.  The Pooh was cut using my Cricut Pooh and
Friends cartridge.  I computer-printed the sentiment on a cut-out square accent
by NSS (in the release), and crocheted bakers' twine for the pennant rope.

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:

The butterfly on this card was cut using a
Cheery Lynn die.  To make the background paper,
I smudged Tim Holtz distress stain in "spun sugar"over white
cardstock and striped it with more distress stain in "stormy sky." 
I spritzed the stain with water and let it drip, then helped
the drying along with my embosser/dryer. I found the
sentiment online, and printed it on my computer-printer.


Beckie said...

Great, great, great cards and for such an OUTSTANDING purpose. My heart and prayers go out to all those who's children are affected by even the smallest of illnesses. My baby is the center of my world and I couldn't imagine the pain of her having to go through what those brave lil youngsters do. May God love and strengthen the children and their families. Amen.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Edwina said...

T hanks for sharing your cards. I love them! Edwina Brown

Tami B. said...

Beautiful card Ellen.

Star said...


Madison said...

Wow, you know just what to say. Ellen, this is a beautiful tribute to Marley. Thank you so much. I haven't posted her passing yet on my blog. It has been so overwhelming for me. You said it so nicely. She was so special to me. I know she is playing in heaven now and that makes me smile. Your cards are wonderful just like you! You really are the best.

mamawcindy said...

What a Beautiful Card for Marley. Made me Cry. Thanks for Sharing!

Judy said...

Thank you for letting us know about Marley:-( and for the wonderful tribute. A precious card for Ethan, too. So many to touch our hearts!

simply monica said...

beautiful job for s beautiful cause - Monica S2T

Mona Pendleton said...

What sweet cards and for such a great cause! TFS

Angie said...

WOW!! absolutely beautiful. I really like your style. Thank you for posting a picture of this pretty card!

Kehkshan said...

Ellen you are too creative I like these :)...
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mannaf said...

Hello Ellen Jarvis,
Will speak of your love. Really i love your cards.
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