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Layton's Legacy Blog Hop

by Hero Arts May 08, 2018 28 Comments

Good morning! Emily Midgett here today on the Hero Arts stop for the Layton's Legacy Blog Hop, organized by Lea Lawson. As many of you know, Lea's story is truly heartbreaking, but she is turning her experience to a positive one by organizing the Layton's Legacy Fundraiser. Lea's son Layton's experience in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) gave her a unique perspective on seeing what NICU parents endure while waiting, hoping, praying for their little one's health. She is organizing this fundraiser to present those NICU parents with Starbucks gift cards to give these brave parents just a little breath of hope to let them know that people are rooting for them and their precious little one! You can read all about Lea's story and the blog hop here, as well as donate to the YouCaring fundraiser here

Below is the mood board to inspire the blog hop participants:

And here are my projects inspired by the images and colors in the mood board:

The serenity of a secluded woodland is such a popular theme for nurseries right now, and the peaceful sights and sounds of nature are perfect images to conjure for a NICU parent who might desperately need a mental break from the stress of their situation. For my first card, I created a stenciled background using a similar pattern to one of the nurseries in the mood board using our new Spring Day Reactive Ombré ink pad and the Diamond Stencil on some gray paper from the Midnight Mix Layering Paper pack. (The new Reactive Inks look fantastic blended on the colored Layering Papers!) I die cut and stamped a greeting from Smile Stamp & Cut using Platinum embossing powder and Pool Layering Papers, then layered them on a piece of Woodgrain Vellum. I hid my dimensional adhesive behind the sentiment strips and added a twine bow, then added a strip of Pool layering paper on the side of the stenciled panel. A few clear gems finished it off. 

For my second project, I wanted to recreate the sweet woodland images in the mood board image, so I used an older set as the focus: Winter Scene. I started by die cutting a circle from Pool card stock, then stamping it with the Blanket Pattern background using Mint Julep ink. I heat embossed the little deer family using Platinum embossing powder, then added the trees using Aegean and Ocean inks. I die cut some vellum clouds using the Cloudy Infinity Dies. I white embossed the sentiment from Rain or Shine onto a partial circle die cut from Midnight Mix layering papers. I mounted the whole circle die cut scene onto some beautiful woodgrain paper that was included in a previous My Monthly Hero kit. 

That's all for my projects today, but there are several ways that YOU can get involved, so head on over to Lea's blog to get all of the details on what you can do to help these brave families. Here are all of the blog hop participants:

Hero Arts has also donated a $25 gift certificate, so be sure to check out Lea's blog post to find out all of the different ways that you can be eligible to enter!
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28 Responses

Lea Lawson
Lea Lawson

May 26, 2018

These are both SO beautiful!! I love the woodgrain you’ve added to them!

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. ♥♥

Lucy E.
Lucy E.

May 14, 2018

Both cards are fabulous! I love the
stenciled background and the
woodland scene is so peaceful.

Lisascreativeniche
Lisascreativeniche

May 14, 2018

Such a beautiful color combo!

Cathy Lillie
Cathy Lillie

May 12, 2018

So pretty! The sentiments of your cards are so appropriate for trying times. I’m sure these will be much appreciated!

Andrea Hastilow
Andrea Hastilow

May 10, 2018

WOW ! So much detail in these two cards, I love both styles very much, very empowering x

Lisa Says
Lisa Says

May 10, 2018

Your cards are lovely and heartfelt and they will be very much appreciated by the persons who’ll receive them <3

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

May 10, 2018

Awe. These sentiments are amazing. And the card designs are beautiful too. Wonderful job.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

May 10, 2018

These are lovely cards Emily and I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

Patty Eifert
Patty Eifert

May 10, 2018

Love your remember to smile card! But blown away from your silver lining card…what a wonderful sentiment & perfect for the situation these parents are going through!!

Rhonda Breaux
Rhonda Breaux

May 09, 2018

I really like those cards beautiful and soothing. What a great cause too. May the Lord greatly bless them more than you would ever think.

Laura Casselman
Laura Casselman

May 09, 2018

I love the messages!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

May 09, 2018

These are beautiful cards! I’m looking forward to participating in this wonderful cause :)

Cindy H
Cindy H

May 09, 2018

Beautiful cards.

Kristie Goulet
Kristie Goulet

May 09, 2018

Beautiful cards! Thank you for supporting this amazing cause!

Gab
Gab

May 09, 2018

Those cards are so sweet. Love the sentiments with the deers

Melody  W
Melody W

May 09, 2018

I love the colors on both cards. They are both peaceful and calming.

Barbara
Barbara

May 08, 2018

Both cards are beautiful!

Sheila
Sheila

May 08, 2018

I really like the peacefulness of the deer card. Thank you for taking part in this great cause.

Arnisha
Arnisha

May 08, 2018

Beautiful cards. I love the colors and how the cards compliment each other. Love the sentiment “remember to smile everyday” Thank you for sharing and being part of the card-drive and hop.

Sarah Mix
Sarah Mix

May 08, 2018

I love your pretty color combo on these fantastic cards!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

May 08, 2018

Lovely card and a great blog hop for such good cause. Nothing as bad as having to worry and hoping about your child.

Tara
Tara

May 08, 2018

I love the smile card!!

Sharon Lindquist-Skelley
Sharon Lindquist-Skelley

May 08, 2018

Love the sky background I never would have thought to use the Blanket Pattern stamp that way. Great card and awesome cause. tfs

Dianne Jenkins
Dianne Jenkins

May 08, 2018

Such LOVELY cards. And so wonderful of you to support this heartfelt drive. I love the sentiment “wishing you silver linings”!

Jennifer Scull
Jennifer Scull

May 08, 2018

Your cards are both wonderful and will lift the hearts of the people who receive them. :) Thank you for being part of this amazing blog hop! :)

Lagene
Lagene

May 08, 2018

Awesome fundraiser for families that are facing heart wrenching challenges with their children being hospitalized.

Isabelle
Isabelle

May 08, 2018

Your cards are beautiful ! I love this mix of colors.

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

May 08, 2018

Gorgeous designs for a very amazing cause! Thank you so much for sharing the creative inspiration as well as spreading the story and mission!