Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser BLOG HOP


Hello! Today I have a very special post to share with you. Lea Lawson has put together a Card Drive and Fundraiser in honor of her little angel Layton. She is  raising money to purchase substantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to the parents that find themselves thrust into NICU life, just like they did for 5 months almost two years ago. (Please read her post here to understand the whole story).

Before I go into more details about this blog hop, let me show you the card I made inspired by the beautiful moodboard Lea created for her baby (you can find the graphic at the end of this post).






As you can see, it's a very simple card. I simply made a cloudy sunset sky with a stencil, created a window with those two stitched frames and added the cute critters and the trees.

(Para mis seguidores hispanohablantes: siento mucho no haber traducido esta entrada, pero era muchísima información y quedaba demasiado larga. Podéis usar Google Translate para traducir por esta vez, normalmente hace un buen trabajo traduciendo de inglés a español :))


BLOG HOP


This post is part of a huge Card Drive blog hop 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! (You can see all the prizes here)






HOW CAN YOU 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.**
2. SHARE! - I know that not everyone is able to donate, but sharing about the fundraiser gives it more visibility! Please feel free to share the YouCaring Link or this post on all your social media outlets!
3. SHOP!
-Pinkfresh Studio will be donating 10% of TODAY'S sales, and offering a 15% off discount to you for shopping!
-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales thru May 19th.

4. CREATE! - this is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/moodboard below, I would love that! I will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when I hand them over to the NICU social worker, and my dream is that the NICU will be covered in beautiful creations inspired by Layton!! Link them up HERE, and then please email me (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the address for sending - and note that I will need them to arrive by May 31st.




HOP ALONG:

Here is a link list with all of the stops along the hop!

Thank you so much for joining us today! Have an amazing day!






36 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness, Amanda....that card!! I love those adorable little critters, and the ink blended clouds in the background are so amazing!! Thank you so much for being part of Layton's Legacy Fundraiser & Blog Hop!! It means so much to me! ♥♥

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  2. Your card with the animal friends and that gorgeous sky is perfect for the blog hop! It will make whomever receives it feel as if a friend has reached out from across the miles and given them a hug! :)

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  3. This is so beautiful - and what a lovely thing you are doing to support a friend.

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  4. Love your sweet and comforting card! The critters are adorable! This is such a wonderful cause!

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  5. Such a LOVELY card. And so wonderful of you to support this heartfelt drive. I can't wait to get home and start making some cards!

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  6. so cute! I love the card - it will brighten someone's day!

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  7. What a thoughtful and lovely card.

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  8. I love your lovely cards. The critters are so cute and the colors are so warm. Parents who receive this card will definitely feel the love and encouragement you put into it.

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the gorgeous inking and coloring work - -so bright and fresh! Thanks so much for being a part of this!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  10. Hi Amanda your card is super cute. I love your copic coloring. Thank you for being part of the blog hop.

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  11. This is wonderful! Love the precious animals

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  12. What an adorable card. The animals are so sweet!

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  13. This is so sweet Amanda, I am sure this card will put a smile on someones face. As a mother who had spent 2 months in a NICU and "rode that roller coaster", I can assure you, it will mean a great deal to know that people care and that they are not alone.

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  14. So, so sweet! Love your critters and the scene you created! Love this cause!

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  15. Adorable and beautifully executed card! Thank you for sharing your talent for this wonderful cause.

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  16. Simply stunning! Those cute critters are so cute and perfect for the cause.

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  17. So very beautiful! Thankyou for being part of this special card drive xx

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  18. Love your upbeat and encouraging card!

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  19. Amanda, your card is adorable! I love the stenciled clouds in the background and those sweet little critters!

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  20. Adorable card!! And perfect with the theme of the mood boards!!

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  21. Such a sweet card! You completely captured the meaning of this card hop. Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause.

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  22. Your card is really beautiful and I love that the sky is as yellow as light can be <3 Perfect one for this so touching cause :)

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  23. Simple yes, adorable...most definitely.

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  24. Adorable woodland creatures and what an amazing effect with a different coloured sky, fab, x

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  25. Adorable scene with the perfect message!TFS

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  26. Cute scene,cute critters adorable card

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  27. Your card is so sweet! I love how you colored it :)

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