Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop



Today we are hopping along with Lea Lawson for a blog hop and fundraiser and card drive for NICU parents! Lea has organized this event to help parents in NICU after spending time there herself with her son, Layton Caleb, who is the namesake for this event.

In addition to this blog hop, You can read more about her story and ways you can help on the  Card Drive and Fundraising post on her blog.  

Here is the mood board for the event:




I was so inspired by this sweet woodland theme I created two cards for this hop:
Layton's Legacy Blog Hop | Deer Card by Jennifer Jackson | Deer Friend and Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For the first card used our Deer Friend Stamp Set and colored two of the sweet little fawns using Derwent watercolor pencils and a water brush. I then cut them out using the coordinating Deer Friend Die Set to layer them onto the card. For the card base I cut out the white scallop edge panel using our Frames & Flags Die Set. Then I layered the blue sky and grey hills over the top, cutting the hills out wiht our Land Borders Die Set

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop | Deer Card by Jennifer Jackson | Deer Friend and Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Then I layered the sweet fawns over the top with some dimensional tape. Since this card is supposed to feel uplifting for the parents, I also added the sentiment "Think Happy Thoughts" from our Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set.

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop | Umbrella Card by Jennifer Jackson | Umbrella Pals Stamp Set and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
For my second card I used our new Umbrella Pals Stamp Set. I thought the bear and raccoon umbrella would go perfectly with the woodland theme! I stamped them and colored them with zig watercolor brush markers and gave the umbrella handles a bright yellow accent. I cut them out using the coordinating Umbrella Pals Die Set to layer them onto the card. 
Layton's Legacy Blog Hop | Umbrella Card by Jennifer Jackson | Umbrella Pals Stamp Set and Cloudy Sky Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade
To create the sky I used our Cloudy Sky Stencil with white embossing paste to create some textured clouds in the sky. Then I inked over it with blue ink and wiped the ink off from the clouds.  I also cut a panel of white with a cloudy edge for the bottom using our Sky Borders Die Set. This was the perfect place to add the "share my umbrella" sentiment from the Umbrella Pals Stamp Set.

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop:

Don't forget to check out all the blogs in the hop today for a chance to win prizes!.
All the participating blogs are in the link-up below:



18 comments:

  1. Lovely cards, and so happy to participate in your blog hop. Wonderful cause.

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  2. These cards are adorable! I love the little deer and the umbrellas.

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  3. Love both your cards, especially the umbrella one. Thanks for sharing your ideas and taking part in this great cause.

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  4. Adorable cards and I know that they will be much appreciated. This is such a great cause.

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE your SWEET Cards Jennifer!! THANKS for sponsoring!! You're AMAZING!! <3 <3 <3

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  6. Great advice and very cute umbrella critters!

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  7. Thank you for supporting this heartfelt drive ! Your cards are very up-lifting and pretty !

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  8. Both of your cards are so sweet but those umbrellas are awesome.

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  9. These are so cute & I love the sweet sentiments you used!!

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  10. These are really beautiful cards

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  11. Both cards are excellent and so kind to the parents involved in the NICU currently x

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  12. Very lovely cards <3 Congratulations on being part of this adventure !

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  13. lovev all those wonderful cards!
    hugs

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  14. Such sweet cards! Thank you for creating these for the fundraising hop!

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  15. Am finding new designers and companies all the time. Love your new flowers and the frame set. Cann't wait to see more.

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  16. These cards are so cute. The umbrella pal card is adorable I need to order that set. Thank you for being part of the card drive and hop.

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