Layton’s Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents

Layton's Legacy

Hi Friends!

I’m participating in a blog hop today to honor the life Layton Caleb – a fellow cardmaker’s son who was born with two defects that kept him in the NICU.  Lea Lawson and her husband have suffered much pain from the loss of their two children and have lived the life of NICU parents.  Check out her blog today if you’d like to read more from her HERE.  To help give back, they have started a card drive and fundraiser.  The money raised will go towards Starbucks gift cards for parents with children at the The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.  

Mood Board

Layton’s nursery was inspired by these photos, so you’ll see a common theme as you hop along.  Layton blessed his parents with 5 strong months and 7 days as he battled his serious life conditions so this post is to honor him and the courageous life he lived.  I’ve created a card using a Lil’ Inker Designs stamp and die set called Kite Flying.

LID - Kite Flying - Layton's Legacy

I thought this set was sweet to make a scene for the kids.  I created the background using a cloud stencil and Soft Sky ink.  I stamped and colored the images using Copics and die-cut them out and layered everything on the background panel I created.  To finish off the card, I add some stitching lines from the kites to the cute critters.

Copic colors used:  E41, E53, W0, W2, Y02, Y15

LID - Kite Flying - Layton's Legacy1

I hope this reminds us all that life is too short and unpredictable and that kindness should be paid forward whenever possible.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

Layton's Legacy Sponsors

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.

SHOP!

Pinkfresh Studio will be donating 10% of their sales for the week.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales thru May 19th.

CREATE! –  this is also a card drive, and if you’d like to create a card using the theme/moodboard above, Lea would love that! These handmade cards will be used to provide the gift cards when Lea submits it all 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 Lea Lawson (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the address for sending – please be sure to mail them out soon so they arrive by May 31st.


Please check out additional projects created by fellow cardmakers and friends who are a part of this special blog hop:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll consider donating if you are able.  If not, that’s ok too!  Remember that you can spread kindness through the simplest of gestures.  A smile says a thousand words to someone that needs it!

Have a blessed day!

XOXO,

Blog Signature

*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, LID for Lil’ Inker Designs, HMSB for HallmarkScrapbook, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support!

LID Kite Flying
LID Kite Flying
LID Kite Flying
LID Kite Flying
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
SSS | MFT
Mint Macaron Ink
Mint Macaron Ink
Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Tempting Turquoise Ink
Tempting Turquoise Ink
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
HMSB | EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Flirty Flamingo Ink
Flirty Flamingo Ink
Dapper Denim Ink
Dapper Denim Ink
MFT Cloud
MFT Cloud
EH | SSS | MFT
Soft Sky Ink
Soft Sky Ink
MFT Grassy Hills
MFT Grassy Hills
HMSB | EH | SSS | MFT
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

21 thoughts on “Layton’s Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser for NICU Parents

  1. Hi Caly…this card is so precious. Loving those blue clouds. Its’s perfect for the card drive. Thanks for sharing and being part of the blog hop.

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  2. Caly…this is SO SO cute!! I adore the cute little critters, but especially the bear! Makes me think of my cutie, Layton!

    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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  3. Your card is lovely! I love the bright and cheerful colours of the critters on the pastel blue sky. It gives your card a lot of contrast and interest ❤

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  4. You totally summed up this hop in your sentence, nothing is guaranteed and a little love and thought for others costs is nothing and can be passed with a small gesture x
    Brilliant card with such a fin theme x

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  5. Oh my gosh, what an adorable card! I love this one! I love all the colors, especially that adorable little yellow bird because yellow is my favorite color in the whole wide world. I am so proud and excited to be participating in this card hop for Layton. I can’t imagine having to go through what these parents went through in my lifetime and helping out other parents is a great thing. What I wonder though is why can’t this go on past the last day? Why can’t it go on all year? The NICU is going to have parents their all the time at some point. Just a thought. Can’t wait to start making some cards!

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