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 (email@example.com) to get the address for sending ~ and Lea will need to receive them May 31st.
Here is the Mood Board:
Here is my card:
Stitched Tag die
Kraft card stock
Red & Black check paper
Neenah Solar White paper
For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card. I took the red and black check paper, inked the edges with black ink and attached it to the card. I took some blue and some gray paper and I cut out the My Favorite Things Dome Frame die and cut it out with each color paper. I placed the gray dome frame onto the card and then I filled it in with the blue paper. I took the bunnies stamp from the My Creative Time I'll Never Let You Go stamp, some black ink and some Neenah paper and stamped the bunnies onto the paper. I colored the bunnies with Copic markes and then I cut it out using the hugging rabbits die from the I'll Never Let You Go stamp & die set and then I placed them onto the blue paper indide the Dome Frame. I took some white paper and cut out the Tag die and I stamped the senitment onto the tag and then added it to the card. I took a black bead stamp and placed that over the hole in the tag. Are those bunnies as cute as can be??