Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Card Drive and Fundraiser Blog Hop

Hello!  I am so honored to be able to contribute just a small part to this amazing blog hop being hosted by the wonderful Lea Lawson.  My project is being shared on the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Blog, and there are so many other beautiful projects to check out along the way.  I encourage you to start over on Lea's blog for full details about this hop and fundraiser, and how you can join in too.

My family has been touched by a short NICU stay as so many others.  My oldest son was born with pneumonia and had to stay a full week in the NICU.  While our time is nothing compared to the stay so many others face I will always remember how amazing the NICU was itself.  The nurses went above and beyond, I never felt like I was in the way, and I was always informed of everything that was happening.  Those nurses are truly angels that do so much for so many.  As a parent the NICU can be a scary place at times and I hope that the cards collected as well as the donations can help brighten so many of their days.

The beautiful inspirational photo we were given drove my choice in stamp set as well as color scheme...

And here is what I've created...

For my card I've used the Somebunny Stamp Set and Matching Dies as well as the Heartfelt Sayings Stamp Set.

And here is some more important information from Lea Lawson:
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.
-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 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.

There are two ways to stay updated on the fundraising progress, and to see photos as I drop items off at the NICU.
1. Subscribe to the Lea Lawson Creates blog via email using the prompt in the upper right corner - then you will get email notifications when I add a new post.
2. Follow Lea Lawson Creates on Instagram. I will add photos & videos to my IG Stories, and likely go LIVE a few times throughout the fundraising effort and as we drop everything off at the NICU!
Anything you can do can help a mom or dad thrust into NICU life feel like someone out there cares about them as they go through a time that is very scary and very hard. THANK YOU from the very bottom of my heart for helping me do this!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and Happy Crafting/Hopping!!!


Lori Kobular said...

Love your beautiful and comforting card! It is sure to bring a smile to a NICU parent! Great cause!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a sweet card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Lisa, what a sweet card. After having a preemie myself (born 11 weeks early and just over 2 lbs.) I can identify somewhat with the NICU experience. Although we were blessed with a good outcome, 2 months in hospital an hour and a half from home, it was a very difficult time. I know how much these cards would have meant to us, so I feel as though I need to thank you for these parents! You are amazing for taking part.