Hello, my crafty friends! It's been a little while. Thank you for the sweet emails checking on me to see if I was okay. I'm happy to be back to Blogger and crafting after a long few weeks!
Given how deep it is into April, the moment I was able to craft I got to work for this month's I Feel the Love Project recipients. Each month, the amazing Madison of Funky Cards highlights a particular person, family, or organization in need of extra love and sunshine. In turn, we have the honor of creating for them to show them how much we care. It's a blessing for which I am forever thankful.
This month we are crafting for a family who has recently suffered a loss. The father and husband passed away from cancer in February, leaving behind four young children and a wonderful wife (who is also a crafter). The pain is deep, but I hope our contributions bring a glimmer of sunshine to their days.
My first card is for 5-year-old Ally. She is wearing pink in each picture I saw of her, so I included lots of pink in her little gift. :o)
Scoops of Love:
I decided to treat her to a triple scoop ice cream cone! :o) Since I can't to it in person, I made her one. :o) The waffle cone and scoops are cut files from the Silhouette Online Store, in a fun collection titled You're So Sweet Ice Cream Treats Set. The drippy toppings are from a Bowl of Ice Cream set. I cut out sparkly sprinkles to make it extra happy. I won the beautiful crinkle ribbon atop the ice cream from the marvelous Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. It's gorgeous and perfect for Ally! I centered it with a sweet flower button from Bella Blvd, which is threaded with Strawberry Cupcake twine from My Craft Spot.
The chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream scoops are embossed with the D'vine Swirls folder. The polka dot background paper is from Doodlebug Designs. The sparkly green paper is Core Couture from Core'dinations, which is embossed with the Baby's Breath folder.
A wee bit closer:
The computer-generated sentiment is cut out with the tiny tag metals dies from My Craft Spot, which is threaded with more Strawberry Cupcake twine and secured with a generously Star Dusted Wild Orchid Crafts rose. Two glittery butterflies were a final addition, along with sporadically placed rhinestones to center some of the embossed flowers. I just wanted to squeeze in as much love and happiness as I could, despite the small crafting window available this month.
The interior, bursting with pink and green, and a surprise Cheery Lynn Designs heart (from the Two of Hearts set). This is called scoops of love, after all. :o) I had to tuck my heart inside.
Thank you for fluttering on by! I am thrilled to be back. Thank you for always sticking with me, my dear friends!
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