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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy NICU Fundraiser


Welcome to the Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents blog hop.  

Our Lil' Inker Designs team member Lea Lawson recently lost a son after 5 months in the NICU. Her journey has led her to have a passion for meeting the needs, physically & emotionally, for other parents who find themselves fighting for their child's life in the NICU. In honor of Layton's birthday, she is rallying the papercrafting community to raise money to purchase Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life.

Why Starbucks? 
There is one just across the street from the hospital that Lea & her family spent so much time in with sweet Layton, and she can attest that some days you just need to step out of the hospital for a moment, get a breath of fresh air, see some natural light & regroup. She was given a Starbucks card that had been donated to the NICU during the time Layton was a patient and getting that gift card felt like someone was also thinking about them, and trying to help take care of them too. 

Prizes & Participation
There are lots of prizes for this hop and you can find all of the details on Lea's post here.  There's more details on the bottom of this post on how you can win and also how you can participate!


Blog Hop
Not only is this a fundraiser, but also a blog hop with MANY stops along the way! As you hop along, you will see amazing cards created with a very special theme. Lea created this mood board when she started planning Layton's nursery.


Lots of Well Wishes

Jen Carter Brushed Plaid Foxy Rustic Christmas Well Wishes

For my card I started by stamping the Brushed Plaid Background on red paper with black ink. I love the woodsy feel it created. I used the Instant Camera die to create the scene. The tress in the background were stamped with Spruce & Eucalyptus inks with stamps from the Rustic Christmas stamp set. I really like how the inks stamped on the kraft paper. I used the Stitched Mats Circles dies to create the sun.

Jen Carter Brushed Plaid Foxy Rustic Christmas Well Wishes Closeup

I just love playing with the Hey Foxy die set & the coordinating Hey Foxy stamps! For this little guy I just stayed pretty traditional with the colors. The sentiment is from the All About Ampersand stamp set.

Thank you so much for joining me today for this blog hop. Below are ways that you can help if you feel called to do so.

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 shown at the top of this post!! All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced on Le'a's blog on Saturday, May 19th.**
2. SHARE! - Not everyone is able to donate, but sharing about the fundraiser gives it more visibility! Please feel free to share the YouCaring Link on 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.
-Lea's affiliate linking dollars will be donated thru May 19th.

4. CREATE! - this is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/moodboard shown above, please join us! She will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when she hands them over to the NICU social worker. Link them up HERE, and then email her (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the address for sending - and note that she will need them to arrive by May 31st.


Be sure to find all of the links on Lea's blog!


Brushed Plaid Stamps
Brushed Plaid Stamps
Shop at:
LID
Hey, Foxy Dies
Hey, Foxy Dies
Shop at:
LID
Hey, Foxy stamps
Hey, Foxy stamps
Shop at:
LID
Rustic Christmas Stamps
Rustic Christmas Stamps
Shop at:
LID
Stitched Mats: Circles
Stitched Mats: Circles
Shop at:
LID
All About Ampersand
All About Ampersand
Shop at:
LID
Instant Camera Die
Instant Camera Die
Shop at:
LID
Eucalyptus Ink
Eucalyptus Ink
Shop at:
CP
Spruce Ink
Spruce Ink
Shop at:
CP
Icing on the Cake Ink
Icing on the Cake Ink
Shop at:
CP

Be sure to visit all of the blog on the hop for lots of great inspiration!


16 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

I just adore that plaid bg! It's perfect for your little fox and the fun frame. :)

Dianne said...

Such a cute card. And so wonderful of you to support this heartfelt drive.

Purple Princess said...

I love the fox!!

Nisha said...

Jennifer, I love how bold the background is. And that cute little fox is perfect. Thank you for sharing and being part of the drive and hop.

Barbara Rokke said...

The plaid background is so cute with the fox!

Gab said...

Really great card - that plaid background is so fun!

Cindy Huggenvik said...

CUTE! I love that plaid bg.

ljcasselman said...

Sweet foxy wishes! Clever!

Melody LoveGreen said...

I love the fox ! And I believe that parents who receive this card can definitely feel the warm heart you put into it ! TFS.

Patty said...

That fox is amazing & that background is just perfect for the mood boards!!

Teresa Doyle said...

What an adorable card Jen, love the fox.

LmichelleH said...

you did a great job using the mood board colors and patterns. Great card. Cute fox.

Laetitia Lisa said...

This card will bring comfort and warmth to someone who really needs it, congrats on such a heartfelt work <3

Andrea Hastilow said...

Such a warm comforting feeling comes with your card and the adorable fox x

Cathy Lillie said...

I love that you pulled the fox inspiration from the mood board. He looks fantastic on the red and black plaid background. He's sure to bring a smile to someone's face!

Lea Lawson said...

This is SO SO cute, Jen! I love the buffalo plaid background, and that cutie fox!!

Thank you SO much for helping me make Layton’s Legacy possible! Words can’t really express my gratitude, and just know that you are helping touch the lives of those who really need it most. ♥♥

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