Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I have not posted any projects for challenges in a long time and thought I would give it a try again.  After taking the Clean & Simple On-line class for the past two weeks I was really excited about all the things I learned.  One of the challenges was to create a set of cards.  

I found this photo from Heart 2 Heart to find inspiration and went with the nature aspect of the photo and the bird in the center tag on the bottom . . . 

Papertrey Ink Blog had a challenge today to pick your favorite project from last year and use it to inspire you to make a new project.

So I found this card from last year and used the same branch to inspire the new cards I made

The other thing that inspired me from this card was the challenge that I used it for.  I have never ever found such an inspirational challenge as Feel The Love project over at Funky Cards Blog.  This young lady is super sweet to come up with families who need an extra touch of love in the form of handmade cards.  She challenges her readers to make cards for a different family each month.  This month's family lost one of their precious twin daughters just before Christmas.  

Sweet Olivia went home to Jesus on December 21, 2011.  My thoughts and prayers are truly with this family.  If you want to make a card for them as well - won't you consider joining Madison and her Feel the Love campaign

So here is the card I made for the Cappelluti family

 I made a whole set of them.  I cut out the bird shape and the same branch as my "whoo's 2 card" using the Art Philosophy Cartridge for the Cricut Machine.  I also used some paper from a new paper pack coming in Close To My Heart's Spring/Summer Idea Book (you can order from this catalog starting on Feb. 1st).  The flower is a stamp from one of my favorite new stamps also coming that Idea Book release!  I used my CTMH colored pencils to color in the flowers.

Now I just need to find a pretty way to package them all together and I think they will make a super sweet gift for someone's birthday :)  

Also linking here 

Opperation Smile Fundraiser going on now
for more information check out my post here

Elizabeth Mindemann
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  1. Your bird cards are so sweet. I just love how you made the branch. They really are the perfect design for any occasion, and I am sorry that the original card was for a sad one :(. I am sure the family so appreciated your thoughtfulness!

  2. I think your cards are so nice. The birds are so attractive in with the branch and the coloring is perfect. I checked out the "Feel the Love" blog. What a thoughtful idea!

  3. Beautiful cards and such a worthy cause.

  4. Absolutely beautiful!! Love the birds and branches!!!

  5. Elizabeth, such a pretty card. It really made me stop and smile. Thank you so much. This is really perfect for Olivia's family. You are a true blessing to this project.

  6. Elizabeth -

    Such a beautiful card and your reasons for making them are even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing your art and joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige - DT

  7. Beautiful cards love the bird set! Such a worthy cause. Im sure your cards are loved and appreciated much!

  8. Whoo wouldn't like Mr. Owl !?! A very cute interpretation of the inspiration piece, Your sweet cards with the birds will brighten up someone's life, for certain. Such a sweet cause and thanks from bringing it to light for us.

    Thanks for playing H2H this week!

  9. Great cards, so sorry to hear of the family's loss. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  10. Oh my goodness, these cards are gorgeous! I've never heard of this organization and I'm definitely going to check it out now.

  11. I love the set of bird cards! I am so inspired to do something similar with my new Memory Box Reed Bird die! Thanks!

  12. Thanks for sharing this last week at my linky party! i love birds and these are just too cute!!


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