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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Card Drive



Today we gather to celebrate Layton! 

My crafty college, Lea Lawson, knows what it's like for parents with a baby in the NICU. Her son Layton Caleb spent over 5 months in the NICU before being called to be with his big sister in heaven. 
During that time a small, thoughtful gift card was presented to Lea for Starbuck's, a place where NICU parents at The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital visit when they step out for a minute to grab a breath of fresh air and regroup. That small gesture meant so much to Lea it has inspired her to do something meaningful in the name of her son, Layton, for parents with NICU babies at that location currently.

We have a huge Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, with tons of amazing inspiration! We also have a fundraising effort, where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing. There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry!




WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

1. DONATE! - directly to Layton's Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser. For every $5 donated, you will be entered into the drawing for one of the prizes above!! All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced here on my blog on Saturday, May 19th.**
3. CREATE! -  this is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/moodboard below, it would be so greatly appreciated! Lea will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when I hand them over to the NICU social worker, and her dream is that the NICU will be covered in beautiful creations inspired by Layton!! Link them up HERE, and then please email Lea (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the mailing address - and note that they will need them to arrive by May 31st.


Here is the gorgeous mood board that Lea has made to inspire your donation projects.



Here is the project that I made which was inspired by the mood board and Lea's beautiful logo for this event and it was all made with goodies from Lil' Inker Designs.






In support of today's event, Lil' Inker Designs has purchased 4 $25 gift certificates to Starbuck's which are on their way to Lea so she can gift them to NICU parents.

We are also giving away a $50 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs!


Again, to be eligible to win this prize, you can donate to Layton's fund OR you can make a card and link it up. Either way, you're eligible to win and you're supporting moms and dads who need our love and support so much.

I hope you've enjoyed this stop along our hop today and the card I made to share with you!

Thank you so very much for joining me and have a wonderful day!


Crafty hugs,







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22 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS!!!!! What a beautiful tribute to sweet baby Layton! xoxo

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  2. Such a cute card. I will be making some today.... thanks for sharing.

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  3. Such a beautiful card made with much love! Great cause!

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  4. I love the background! Wonderful card!

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  5. Thank youn so much for being apart of supporting Lea.

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  6. Lovely card, and so happy to participate in your blog hop. Wonderful cause.

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  7. I really like the background. Great idea. Thanks for taking part in this great cause.

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  8. OMG this card is so adorable! I am loving all the ideas and I especially love this one with the alpha background!

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  9. That is just adorable! You are so generous to be sponsoring such a wonderful cause. The sentiment is perfect

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  10. The embossed background adds a nice touch.

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  11. l love the special background and the up-lifting sentiment ! Golden sunshine gives warmth and hope, too. TFS.

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  12. Awesome card. I love that warm gold sunshine. Almost like a hug.

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  13. Adorable scenic layered card & background! I do love that sentiment!

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  14. Laura, what a fantastic card and how thoughtful of you to sponsor this great cause!

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  15. This is a beautiful card, breathtaking!

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  16. The colors and design of this card are just perfect for this wonderful cause.

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  17. Hi Laura, I am loving the alphabet diecut. I need this in my inventory. The endless possibilities. Love how you set up the card. Gorgeous. Thank for your sharing and being part of the card drive and hop.

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  18. Such a fun, playful backdrop, parents will be able to keep this to show the child as they grow all the love that was sent to them in NICU x

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  19. Your card is very lovely. There's a story that tells that if you don't know how or what to pray for ... you can recite the alphabet : all the letters are there and so is the prayer :)
    Your card couldn't be any better <3

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  20. Beautiful card! I love the alphabet background. The colors and images in your card really capture the essence of the mood board.

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  21. What a wonderful card it really echoed the board she made. I love the soft beautiful colors you used and all the texture well done tfs

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  22. What an inspiring card!
    I love the alphabet embossed
    background!

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