Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Here is my card for Lauryn
This adorable image is Love You So Much from Whimsy Stamps. The sentiment is from Whimsical Spring from Gina K Designs.  I colored it with copics (see below for colors) and highlighted the wings and flowers with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.
 Lots of Love for Lauryn
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
 Thank you for stopping by.
Copics:B000, B91, B93, B95, B97, E000, E00, E11,  E21, E25, E29, G43, N5, R00, R20, T1, W0, W1, W3, W5, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG00, YG67, YR20, YR21


  1. Inspired by your efforts for Lauryn! A lovely gesture and card!

  2. Eek! This is so cute, Brenda! The coloring is exceptional. It is sure to make her smile!

  3. Beautiful card for Lauryn, Brenda! The image is so adorable!

  4. what a sweet image to send to a super sweet little girl! she will love it!

    thank you so much for being part of the blog hop! :)

  5. This is so sweet and adorable, I think hugs are perfect.

  6. Lovely card Brenda, very sweet image and beautiful flowers!

  7. Brenda!! I just love this card! Love the sweet little girl hugging the bunny rabbit! Gorgeous coloring and designing. Thank you for helping to make this a great hop!!

  8. This is so pretty. Love the image and your coloring is amazing. Beautifully done.

  9. Your card is so adorable and perfect for a little one to enjoy! I plan to make her a card today as well. And, the hop has been so inspiring for me. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  10. So, so, sweet! I love this image and you have made such a gorgeous card with it!

  11. Woweeeeeee! Your coloring is fantastic....I adore my Copics but have never learned to color to perfecton as you have. Not sure I ever will -- I truly believe some designers have a natural talent and clearly that is you! I also adore the word HUGS and it's always been one of my favorite sentiments! As you can guess, I totally LOVE your card and am so very happy you are part of this very special card drive and blog hop! Thank you so very much --- there is no doubt this card will be loved by ALL!

  12. So sweet! Love the background too. I will start on a card now and get it out tomorrow.

  13. What a truly adorable little girl!! and snail!!! Lauryn is going to love her and her friend and those flowers too!

    Duh Me here, I checked everybody’s link but mine. It is wrong on everyone’s blog. It is showing as: and you get:
    “Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.”

    The correct link is:

    Hugs and thanks for your help with this. :-)

  14. Brenda, this is darling! Love it, dear friend, and so will Lauryn! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

  15. Beautiful coloring! [Sure runs in the family] Super cute - she will love it

  16. Super sweet card Brenda!! Love the image and your coloring is gorgeous!

  17. Cute sweet card for Lauryn!! Such a nice thing to do for Lauryn and her family!

  18. What an adorable image.. Lauryn an her family will love it!

    Linda K.

  19. Your card is so sweet Brenda!! Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

  20. Just when I think these cards can't possibly get any cuter they do. Love the colors & image. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience..

  21. Brenda, your image is so cute, love that! The way you colored it is beautiful.
    Thanks so much for being part of this card drive.
    God Bless you, hugs.....

  22. Adorable card and so beautifully colored - Lauryn will love it! That blog hop is just such a great idea! I wanted to contribute, so I made a card for her, that I just have posted on my blog and mailed it out today

  23. This card is so precious, it just melted my heart! Adorbs!!

  24. Oh my...this is just so cute! I love how you made the light reflect with you fabulous color skills. This is sure to bring big smiles to Lauryn an her family.

  25. How sweet! Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in something so awesome and come away with Inspiration in more ways than one!
    XX Cara XX

  26. I love your adorable card! That image is just precious. Love the hug you are sending. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  27. This is an awesome card, Brenda. Your coloring is stunning and the image is so perfect to bring a big smile to this little girl and her family.

  28. Beautiful card! Really like your use of blue, and the pops of orange/peach. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

  29. Love that image so sweet and your coloring is awesome....lovely card for a lovely little lady.

  30. Lovely card....such a cute image. You ladies are so wonderful for doing this great event for Lauryn and her family.

  31. What a sweet card, for a super GREAT cause!

  32. Adorable card - I am sure she will love it!!!

  33. What a beautiful card you have made with this adorable image!


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