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The Heart Project: An Art/Craft Book Gift for YOU and a Fundraiser for the American Heart Association

The ‘Heart Project’ is LIVE!

Yes, friends – it’s the same collaborative project I mentioned yesterday. Pari and I are proud and touched to be a part of it.

Read on to know what’s the purpose behind this project. What is this Heart Book I’m talking about. And, what can YOU do to contribute to this wonderful, heart-felt project?

The ‘Heart Project’ is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association (AHA) that my blogger friend Jamie (hands on: as we grow) has organized as a gesture to support the AHA and her 4-year old cousin – Ellie.

Little Ellie has undergone three open-heart surgeries in her life-span of merely four years. She may eventually need a heart transplant. But, right now, she’s a shining example of a truly resilient and brave heart.
Read Ellie’s heart-wrenching story.

As part of this project, 70+ bloggers from around the world have collaborated to bring you a book containing more than ONE HUNDRED heart-themed creative projects. Projects, that you can involve your kids in – to create, to play, to cook and to display in your home.

Pari and I have contributed our own heart projects to this book (Paper Bag Heart Luminaries and Pari’s Heart Book). The fact that our effort will help a few  distressed hearts and souls was a beautiful reason to be a part of. Does it matter a wee bit which part of the world those suffering hearts are from?

Two years back, having seen my mom go through the most fatal heart complication and surgery has put me in a very compassionate position to relate to others’ misery. I now genuinely feel the pain of those families who have to witness the suffering of their loved ones…

The Heart Book – packed with 100+ heart-themed art/craft projects

You can get this wonderful art/craft book for just US $ 5. 

By making a donation to the AHA, you’ll receive this glorious collection of 100+ photographed heart projects that exhibit the colours and flavours from around the world. We hope that you will join us in our effort to raise $ 1000 by the Valentine’s day.

Each heart project in the e-book links to the tutorial of the project on the original contributing blog. There is also a collective index at the end of the book – in the e-book as well as the printed book.

This book, I can assure you, is a very helpful resource to refer to for Valentine’s Day art, craft and activities.  Or, for any other time of the year. It’ll make a lovely gift for a friend or family member with kids.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in the book!



Make a donation of US $ 5 to receive this e-book as a free gift

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Note: This e-book is available only for the month of February. So, hurry up and get your copy now.

Sponsors and Auctions:

Craftprojectideas.com is contributing $1 for every ebook sold this month! That means in addition to your $5 donation by purchasing the The Heart eBook, Craftprojectideas.com will donate another $1 on your behalf (up to $500!)!

Giveaways are going to be happening every day from now until the 14th! There’s more than one some days, so be sure to check them all out! These giveaways are from The Heart Project Bloggers who are very generously donating their projects (from The Heart Book!), or something related to their heart project.

There are also a couple special giveaways from Melissa & Doug, Fudoo Boards and CraftProjectIdeas.com! Be sure to check back each day to enter that day’s giveaways!

Fundraiser Auctions:

♥  All proceeds of each auction will go to the AHA  

Melissa & Doug –  4 Trunki with Teddy Bear Auctions!

  1. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  2. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  3. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10
  4. Trunki with Teddy Bear, ends Feb 10

Fudoo Boards – 3 Fudoo Board Kits for Auction!

  1. Fudoo Board Kit, ends Feb 10
  2. Fudoo Board Kit, ends Feb 10
  3. Fudoo Board Kit, ends Feb 10

A list of all bloggers participating in The Heart Project:

Stop by these blogs to extend your support and encouragement to these lovely ladies!


hands on : as we grow
A Little Learning for Two Among Many Blessings
Angelique Felix
At Home with Ali Broken Treasures
Busy at Home
Busy Kids Happy Mom Carrie Saindon’s Photo Journey
Child Central Station
Classified: Mom Classroom Magic
Creative with Kids
Creativity My Passion Critters and Crayons
De Tout et de Rien
Dilly-Dali Art Dinosaurs & Octopuses
Excited 2 Learn
Hand Over the Cookies Handprint & Footprint Art
Happy Hooligans
Heart Journey Imagination Soup
Jamie’s Jumble
Kitchen Counter Chronicles Kreative Resources
Let Kids Create
Little Illuminationss Living Montessori Now
Loudness of the Lambs
Love and Lollipops Mama, hocemo nesto da pravimo
Mama Pea Pod
Mama Smiles MemeTales
Messy Kids
Mindful Meanderings Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Mommy Labs
Mommy Perks Mum Paints Lives
Mummy Mummy Mum
My Creative Family NurtureStore
One Artsy Mama
Peace Love & Rainbows Play Dr Mom
Putti Prapancha
Rainbows within Reach Reading Confetti
Ready. Set. Read!
Red Ted Art Sense of Wonder
Share & Remember
Stacy Molter Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
Teach Preschool
The Artful Child The Chocolate Muffin Tree
The Craft Barn
The Educators’ Spin on It The Golden Gleam
The Imagination Tree
The Iowa Farmer’s Wife The Joy of My Life
The Kids Fun Review
The Outlaw Mom Blog The Preschool Toolbox
The Seeds Network
Toddler Approved


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Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Swathi February 1, 2012, 9:55 am

    Hey Rashmie Congrats for being a part of such a noble cause. I am so happy to see 3 of my blogger pals participating in this project. Shruti,Roopa and Rashmie. Proud of u all !!!

    • Rashmie February 6, 2012, 1:37 pm

      Thank you, Swathi :)

  • Elizabeth February 1, 2012, 4:45 pm

    So excited to be with you on this project! Just tweeted your post :)

    • Rashmie February 6, 2012, 1:38 pm

      Thanks, Elizabeth. I feel so proud to be with you all fab ladies in this project!

  • Marija February 1, 2012, 10:06 pm

    The pleasure’s all mine. From Serbia :-)

    • Rashmie February 6, 2012, 1:40 pm

      Thank you, Marija, for stopping by – all the way from Serbia. I’ve never before interacted with anybody from your exotic country! So glad to have you here!

  • Ann February 2, 2012, 11:45 pm

    Congrats on the beautiful book and a great cause!

    • Rashmie February 6, 2012, 1:40 pm

      Thank you, Ann :)

  • Gina from www.willowday.com February 4, 2012, 3:11 pm

    This is a fantastic project! Congratulations! Would you mind if I write a little blurb and link it in my blog? I’d love to promote it and you.

    • Rashmie February 6, 2012, 1:41 pm

      Gina, you’re so sweet! Please go ahead and write a blurb and link it up. It only adds to the cause :)