Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop



Good morning! Today I'm participating in a very special blog hop. I'm so honored and excited this morning to be part of  this AMAZING event organized by Lea Lawson to celebrate and honor the memory of her sweet little boy Layton.


Here in Lea's own words is a bit of her story:

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.

Why Starbucks? There is one just across the street from the hospital, and I 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. I was given a $20 Starbucks card that had been donated to the NICU during the time Layton was a patient, and I cried when I opened it. My son was getting million dollar care, and I was there day in & day out doing everything I could for him. It was stressful, scary, and one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. Getting that gift card felt like someone was also thinking about us, and trying to help take care of us too.

I can only do so much as just one person, but together we can accomplish SO much more! Plus - we are making it fun! We have a huge Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, 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 also see all the prizes HERE.}



Hop on over to Lea's Blog HERE to find out more how you can be part of this event.

Now onto my project for the blog hop today!


Lea's Mood Board is gorgeous - and so easy to be inspired by! I mean, look at this:


My eye was immediately drawn to the foxes in the images, so I drew my inspiration from that, as well as the color palette. 


I used several Lil' Inker Designs stamp die sets for my card. The fox was die cut with Hey, Foxy Dies. My sentiment was built using Greetings & Salutations as well as I'll Be Brief. I also used Stitched Mats: Rectangles and Stitched Mats: Circles. The background was cut with Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain.


I used lots of foam adhesive - so this is a fairly bumpy card! I also added some gold enamel hearts I had in my stash (kinda old - so no link), and some jute string to finish it off.


Here is the blog hop info:


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18 comments:

  1. The aqua gingham bg is the perfect setting for that adorable fox! And how fun to add the little gold hearts! :) Someone's day is going to be made all the brighter from receiving this precious card! :)

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  2. 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 - I am getting some great ideas!

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  3. I love the fox! Such a great card!!

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  4. Heather, such a cutie foxy card. I love how you incorporate strings on your card. It always adds an extra something to the card. Thank you for sharing and being part of the card-drive and hop.

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  5. Oh this little fox is so adorable! I love this card!

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  6. Thank you for joining this hop to honor precious Layton ! I love this warm card and the fox is so cute !

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  7. Such an adorable card! Thank you for joining this hop to honor sweet Layton!

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  8. Cute card. Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop.

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  9. Hugs are a great choice for this kind of card!

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  10. Love your foxy card & the sentiment!!

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  11. Heather this is simply adorable, the message is perfect for this cause.

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  12. Foxy makes a perfect uplifting card.

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  13. It's such a sweet card, with lovely colors too, congratulations on the beautiful work <3

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  14. Great colour mix and the fox is so adorable, liking your positive, caring message x

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  15. Such a sweet card! I think the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for sharing and caring.

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  16. love the layering on here! Such a sweet die cut too!

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