Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop


Hello!  I am here to help with a very special event......Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents.  Lea Lawson has a bit about this card drive in her own words:

"Today a dream of mine is coming true, as this Card Drive & Fundraiser goes live in honor of my sweet little bear, Layton Caleb. Hi friends! In case you don't know me, my name is Lea Lawson & I've been part of this wonderful papercrafting industry since 2002. Today is extremely special to me, and let me introduce the baby behind the blog hop!


Meet Layton - our little fighter and hero for 5 months & 7 days. Layton came into this world 11 weeks early on June 9th, 2016 with 2 serious health conditions. He endured more medically on a daily basis than most adults face in an entire lifetime. And on November 17, 2016 he joined his big sister in Heaven.


We were given those 5 months with Layton thanks to the level 4 NICU & amazing medical staff at The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. There are 50 beds in that NICU, and it is ALWAYS full. In honor of Layton's birthday, I am raising money to purchase substantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life."

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Below is the mood board that Lea used when she began planning Layton's nursery. All the cards in the hop today are inspired by this. There is an Inlinkz link below if you want to see more inspiration! For more information on the whole card drive, sponsors, and prizes, make sure to visit Lea's blog!






The woodsy theme of Layton's nursery is just adorable, everything from the mountains, to the animals, to the colors.  

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I used many older Lil' Inker Designs products to create my mountainscape scene!  I started with the sun rays.  Using the Wrappers Delight: Sunburst Die, I die cut using light yellow cardstock and added stitching to the rays using the Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles.  

For the mountains, I used the Dual Stitched Triangle Dies and my Deckle scissors from EONS ago!  To create my border, I used the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles.  My sentiment is from an older set that coordinated with the Mini Envelopes Dies & Accessories.  

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37 comments:

Lea Lawson said...

Amy!! Those mountains!! I would have NEVER thought to use those triangles as mountains...and now that is all I'm ever going to want to do with them! Lol!

Thank you so much for being part of Layton's Legacy Fundraiser Blog Hop! I appreciate it SO much! ♥♥

Joy Baldwin said...

I love that it is mainly die-cuts. Great card.

Jennifer Scull said...

That sunburst die is exceptional! And I love your use of grey. It's gorgeous, especially with the aqua sky peeking through. This will certainly bring smiles! :)

Gab said...

I love how you used the colour scheme - the sunburst die is like a sign of hope.

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! What an awesome card, you really nailed the Moodboard! I am in love with that sunburst die! Such a great cause to participate in!

Cindy Huggenvik said...

Cute design.

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful! I love the rays of sunshine!!

Dianne said...

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

Barbara Rokke said...

so clever - I love how you used the dies to create this card! I love the cause!

Keiren Dunfee said...

These are just beautiful. So many wonderful elements!

Melody LoveGreen said...

I believe that the parents who receive this card can feel the courage and love sent by the rays of sunshine ! Great card !

Glenda said...

Your card is inspiring.

Nisha said...

Hi Amy, I love your card. I always forget how I can use only diecuts for my card-making. Thank you for the inspiration and being part of this awesome blog hop.

Lagene said...

Awesome card, what a great cause for the fundraiser and card drive!

KCC Matt said...

Beautiful!!

Jennifer said...

Super card! Love the mountains and the design

Annette:) said...

How inspiring!

artful-notions said...

Love your grey framed beauty, Amy. Those mountains and sun rays are gorgeous!

Dana M said...

Beautiful and uplifting card! Thank you for sharing your talent for this amazing cause.

Christi Conley said...

Your card emcompasses everything in the inspiration photo - it's beautiful!

3kidmama said...

Beautiful!

Penny said...

Great card and wonderful use of those dies

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this card! The mountains and the frame are such a pretty shade of grey, it really brings out the soft yellow! Beautiful!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful Amy! I love how you created your mountains! xoxo

ljcasselman said...

Rays of hope! Great choice for this hop!

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome card, Amy! Love love love those mountains with the sunburst and blue sky behind them!!! Right up my alley ;)

Patty said...

The color & theme of your cards are perfect for this blog hop!! They are awesome!

Teresa Doyle said...

Such a great card Amy, very well done.

Laetitia Lisa said...

Your card is so perfect ! I love how you put stitching lines to the sun burst ! Great idea that adds a lot to it ! And also, congratulations for dedicating your life to helping others being a nurse yourself <3

Cathy Lillie said...

Beautiful card! You thoroughly captured the colors and theme of the mood board. I love how you created the mountains!

LmichelleH said...

Wonderful design and such a gracious sentiment. Great job.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Wow, a nurse, a card maker, what a busy person you are ! The card is stunning in its pale shades with the most beautiful stitched sun filling the sky x

TinyCrafter said...

I am so loving this hop and why they are having it. Little Layton is so adorable! I hope when I get to Heaven I get to meet him. I am so glad to be making some cards for him and for all the tiny little babies in the NICU. I know I have the right colors but I'm not sure I have the right stamps. I may have to go shopping! LOL My favorite color in the whole wide world is yellow so I am guessing I really love your card. I also love those water droplets! I have some and they add just the right something to any card. Thank you to all the companies who are offering prizes. I hope I can win something but even if I don't, I am doing something good for all those mom's and dad's. That makes me smile.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so beautiful! Love the strong and uplifting feel of this card.

Lucy E. said...

What a majestic scene!
I love how you used those
triangles to make mountains.
I just bought those and may
copy your idea to make a card
for Lea :-)

DIANA L. said...

What a great card, love the design and the dies you used are fab.

StarSpry said...

Your card is so gorgeous!

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