May 8th - 19th
Hello Blogging Friends!!
I have another card today for this very special Card Drive and Fundraiser for NICU Parents at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. It is a dream of Lea Lawson to be able to have this Card Drive Blog Hop. You can read Lea's personal story about her son Layton here.
In honor of Layton's birthday, Lea is raising money to purchase substantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to these parents as they find themselves thrust into NICU life.
Lea Lawson can only do so much as just one person, but together we can accomplish SO much more! Plus the crafting world is making it fun! There is a Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, with tons of amazing inspiration! There is also 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!
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. All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced on Lea'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 or this post on all your social media outlets!
3. SHOP!! ~ CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales through May 19th.
4. CREATE ~ this is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/mood board below, it would awesome! Lea will be including these handmade treasures with the gift cards when she hands them over to the NICU social worker, and her dream is that the NICU will be covered in beautiful creations inspired by Layton! Link them up HERE, and then please e-mail Lea at (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the address for sending ~ and Lea will need to receive them May 31st.
Here is the Mood Board:
Here is my card:
Kraft card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock the base of the card. I took a piece of blue paper and the Mama Elephant Starburst Cover die and cut out the sky. I took a piece of yellow paper and mounted that on the back of the blue paper so the stars would come through yellow. I took some green paper and the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hill die and cut out the grass and added that to the bottom the blue paper and then I added all of that to the card base. I took some Neenah Solar White paper, black ink and the Newton's Nook Deer Friend stamp set and stamped the deer onto the paper. I colored them in with Copic markes and then cut them out with the Newton's Nook Deer Friends die set, then I added the deer to the card. I took the sentiment from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set and stamped the sentiment onto the card.