Friday, July 29, 2011

"I Feel the Love" Project for Mia

As promised (in this post) here is the card I made for Mia as part of the "I Feel the Love" Project started by Madison at Funky Cards. On Monday I shared the card I made for Mia's parents and here is the link to Marley's card (Mia's sister).

If you're not familiar with Madison's project, here's the scoop -- Madison started "I Feel the Love" in June. It is a monthly challenge that gives her blog followers the chance to create a card to give someone who may be going through a difficult time.

Last month's recipient was a teacher at her High School who is battling cancer for the second time. Madison collected 22 cards for Ms. Pentoney! This month the recipients are 3 year old Marley, 5 year old Mia and their parents, Nikki and Brent. Marley was diagnosed with a brain tumor near her optic nerve, brain stem and pituitary gland in August 2009. She has persevered through surgeries, a stroke that left her right side paralyzed, and numerous rounds of chemo. Madison has already collected 33 cards this month!

The "Make A Wish" Foundation recently granted Marley's wish and the family received a trip to Disney World. So I decided to make a Minnie Mouse card for 5 year-old Mia.

My card base measures 8 1/2" tall x 5 1/2" wide is made from a piece of Bazzil's pinkini. Minnie is cut at 5" wide and is from the Mickey & Friends cartridge. "Hello" is cut at 5" wide and is from the Cindy Loo cartridge. I used a little bit of chalk for Minnie's cheeks, some bling for flower centers and some pen doodling to complete her card. Other than the card base all of the papers came from my scrap stash. Here is what I started with: 

(I'm linking up Mia's card at Whimsical Wednesdays for their "Use Your Scraps" challenge.)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my "I Feel the Love" project. I hope maybe I've inspired you to hop on over to Madison's blog and become part of the IFTL Team -- anyone can join -- the only requirement is to share what you love doing with someone who needs some "love."
~ Jen


Jean said...

Great card. I know she will love it.

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Such an amazing card to come out of a little pile of scraps. Great job! Love the minnie. It's perfect. She will love it. Thanks for playing along with us Whimsical Wednesday.

Arcy Scraps said...

never would have guessed this was made out of scraps. very adorable!

GiGi said...

This is so cute! I love Minnie! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Awww...who doesn't love Minnie! It is so sweet and I'm sure Marley and her family is going to love it! Thanks for sharing your scraps with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

Karen H said...

Jen, this is such a sweet and cheerful card... perfect for that sweet little girl! It will always serve as a happy reminder of her wish come true and also of your beautiful heart. The colors are so beautiful and the flowers provide the perfect backdrop for the lovely Minnie! Beautiful work for a beautiful cause. :o) Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Stephanie said...

This is such a cute card and I specially love the purpose behind it. So sweet and thoughtful. Great job using your scraps. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Faith Abigail Designs said...

What a sweet and thoughtful card! I love how you've added blush to Minnie's face. What a great use of your scraps. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Cindy said...

WOW BEAUTIFUL job with your card!I LOVE the sweet Minnie Mouse,To cute!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

In Love with a Bug said...

I love minnie and how you colored her adorable cheeks! The patterned paper and gems are perfect!!! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays! I am a new follower. Melanie

The Archiving Angel said...

This turned out absolutely adorable.
Can't help but smile when you see Minnie. So sassy!
Great job.
Crafty best,