Sunday, January 1, 2012

I Feel The Love: January 2012

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I Feel the Love Project: January 2012
In Loving Memory of Olivia Cappelluti
8/2/2011 - 12/21/2011

As the New Year begins I would like to thank all my followers and those of you who support the "I Feel The Love Project".  Without you, this project would not be possible.  Today I would like to announce that for the month of January, the family of Olivia Cappelluti from Santiago, Chile will be the recipients of our handcrafted cards.   
Jon- Dad, Tommy-Brother, Loreto-Mom, Amanda- Twin Sister, Vicky- Sister

Here is Olivia's story as told by her grandmother, Ms. Ethel St. John of California:

"Olivia Cappelluti was born on Aug. 2, 2011 to parents, Jon and Loreto Lara Cappelluti.  She was a twin, weighing only 2.2 lbs at birth, and,  as a result of unusual developmental patterns, had both heart and lung defects.  Her life expectancy was two weeks.  Defying the odds, Olivia not only lived, she thrived, remaining in the hospital, gaining weight and preparing herself for open-heart surgery.  Two months later, the first surgery was performed and afterwards, this spunky 2-month old was able to be disconnected from all life-support tubes and took nourishment for the first time by mouth!  
October 7, 2011
On Monday, Dec. 19th, at 4 ½ months old, Olivia was taken in for her second open-heart surgery, this one more complicated and risky than the first one.  She was on the operating table for nine hours while surgeons worked diligently to correct her heart defects.  This amazing little fighter survived this ordeal, but her battle wasn’t over.  During the next 24 hours, a blockage developed.  The doctors realized her only hope was yet another surgery.  Wednesday morning, while in the operating room, God called her home…her work here was done.  Heaven had a new little angel that day….we miss her."

December 17, 2011

Olivia's parents, Jon and Loreto had hoped and prayed that they would be taking Olivia home by Christmas.  God had other plans.  At this time, we need to stand behind this family as they grieve the loss the of their beautiful daughter.  You can help by making a card that says thinking of you, with sympathy, or just a pretty blank card that you can write a nice message in.  Please add your own message inside and where you are from.  This family lives in Santiago, Chile.  We are spreading our love to South America.  Thank you in advance for your support.  This family is grieving and your words will mean a lot to them.

 Submit your card/s by January 31st to:

Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423
                                Project #7

 Please share your card with everyone by linking it to my blog before you put it in the mail.  Click HERE to find the photo gallery.

Thank you in advance for the compassion and 
love you will give to the Cappelluti family.


  1. Madison, you are indeed our angel here on earth by thinking of others in such a compassionate way. The Cappelluti Family will "feel the love" that will be sent to them in Santiago, Chile next month. You and your family of crafters are to be commended for helping others by participating in your "Feel the Love" projects. Happy New Year to you and all your crafter friends. May God Bless all of you in this coming year, 2012!

  2. Beautifully done, Madison. The card you created is lovely, and I know those submitted by your participants will reflect that same soft, heart-centered style. It's plain to see that God's hand is in your work. Both giver and receiver are blessed by your project. Thank you

  3. I guess when I made this card yesterday the good Lord knew where it was going. I will be sending this off to you to send to Olivia's family. Your card is beautiful and will be much appreciated. Great cause Madison keep it up you are an inspiration.
    DIANA L.

  4. What a beautiful thing to do. I will try my best to participate and if I can, I will link my project here. Thank you for relaying their story. Such a wonderful way for us to use our talents for people in need of a little personal out-reach. Thanks for setting this up, Lovely.

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you Amy. I appreciate yo kindness.

  6. My dear friend... as always, you are a burst of sunshine to people in need. Your cards are lovely and will certainly bless this incredible family. Thank you once again for the opportunity to help others. Sending you lots of love in the new year, Madison. :o)

    Hug sand blessings!

  7. Thanks for hosting IFTL, Madison. I was happy to make a card. Sorry it took me a bit to get one done.

    Big Hugs, Sheena

  8. Just posted a card on my blog that I will be sending to you today. My heart goes out to Olivia's family. What a sweet precious little angel.

  9. Hey Madison, I put my card in the mail today.

  10. Blessings to Olivia's family. Thank you for such a worthwhile cause, Madison. I sent my card yesterday. I also featured your blog on my blog and my UStream TV channel. I hope it helps♥

  11. I will be sending my card tomorrow... thank you for this opportunity to be a part of this. What a beautiful angel.

  12. Amanda, thank you so much for your card. It is really beautiful. When I try to go to your blog, I get a warning that spy ware has been detected. I am unable to visit your blog. I just wanted you to know. I hope you read this.



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