I have an extra card to share with you today in support of Layton’s Legacy. I’m sure many of you saw the amazing work being done to launch this card drive and fundraiser yesterday and I’m up on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog today with my card made for the card drive.
This drive is the dream of Lea Lawson as a way to honor her sweet little boy Layton. Please read the story about this tiny warrior and his amazing parents. While he was in the NICU getting some of the world’s finest care, Lea and her husband found themselves in emotional anguish and exhausted. At one point, someone gave them a Starbucks gift card so they could walk across the street from the hospital for a small break. Lea speaks of that moment bringing tears to her since for a small moment it felt like someone was taking care of her and her husband.
This story is heartbreaking and yet heartwarming at the same time. Because to honor Layton’s second birthday, she is choosing to bring good to other parents at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. She is doing a card drive and a fundraiser to buy more Starbucks cards so that other families in the same situation can feel like people are looking out for them and remembering them. You can find out how to donate HERE and know that your donation may even make you the winner of some amazing prizes. Yes, in all of this, she has sponsors that are sharing generously to help encourage generous giving. This crafting community is truly a blessing!!One of the sponsors is Newton’s Nook Designs. I created my card for today using the mood board for the Layton’s Legacy Hop and will be sending it to Lea as a way to deliver one of her gift cards. I ask that you consider doing the same. Think about how special a handmade card would be for any of these families and we have the power to bring a smile and love to someone who could really use it.I love the color choices Lea gave us and the wonderful pictures provide so much inspiration. Using the little animals, I immediately thought of Cottage Garden and stamped the owl in a pretty teal color. Then I chose to add some yellow flowers for a pop of color. The rest of the card is based on the chevron curtains and the gray room palette.
I hope you will join Lea and help her pay it forward with her event. If you do make a card, make sure to link it up HERE.
Supplies (some affiliate links included):
Stamp: Cottage Garden (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sending Hugs (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink: Smokey Slate (SU), Lawn Fawn Candy Store Cubes – Peacock, Fresh Lemon (Altenew); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Ombré Chevrons Paper Pad (Lil’ Inker Designs), Smokey Slate (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Cottage Garden Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Dimensionals (SU), Basic Gray Baker’s Twine (SU), Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)