Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Blog Hop

Good morning!  Welcome to the blog hop for little Lauryn!  You should have arrived at my blog from Melissa's blog.  If not, you should start over on the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog and hop from there so you don't miss a single inspiring creation for sweet little Lauryn.

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you to her.
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 the granddaughter of my friend,
Linda Payne.  I've had the pleasure of serving on a couple of DTs with Linda and I actually got to meet her and her daughter (Lauryn's aunt) in person at a crafting retreat a couple of years ago.
Many of you in the stamping community probably also know Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many people asked if there was anything they could do to help, so we came up with a plan. We decided to have a card drive for the family and are inviting YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share 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 are sending prayers for this dear family and hoping our thoughts and prayers and cards will help them during this trying time.

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 on a Facebook page that has been set up by her family, Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared there how uplifting it can be to receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement on their posts.
Here is another card I've sent off to Lauryn:
My card base and mats are SU Pretty in Pink and the patterned papers are from the Carta Bella True Friends 6x6 pad.  The darling image is one of the fund-raising images generously provided by Claire Keay of Jellypark. For more information on this and other digis that were created for the fund-raising effort, please see the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog. I printed her on MiC Blending card and colored her with my Copics.  I added a bit of Liquid Pearls and a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to finish it.
Here is a close-up of Little Lauryn:
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. Several bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment that you visited.  You don't have to visit every blog. The main thing is to get cards sent to little Lauryn and her family.

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 StampTV blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Carla Suto Carla’s Stamping Spot  (you are here)
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
Thank you for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is Cat's blog. Thanks for your support!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #31 (anything goes)
Fab 'n Funky #211 (pink)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 (blast from the past)
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #8 (Easter or pastels)
Corrosive Challenge #197 (pretty pastels)
Here is the SSW2 sketch:

Have a great day and see you soon!




  1. Such a gorgeous card, your coloring is amazing!

  2. Amazing! I just love the sketch you used to create this beauty! Lauryn will just love this!

  3. A very sweet and adorable card for little Lauryn. I'm sure it will be a hit with her.

  4. Beautiful card and really cool idea. I am going to make one for her today. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a darling image and love the sketch - very sweet for a little princess.

  6. Wonderful job done using this adorable image and beautiful layout. She will be glad after receiving it. Good to be a part of it.

  7. oh Carla, this is too precious for words! I love the way you have colored the adorable image from Claire. the pretty flowers set it off perfectly! sure to be a big hit with Lauryn!

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

  8. This is adorable, love the colors and design you picked for her.
    You weren't kidding when you said the card-making community was a friendly bunch, this has been a heartwarming, wonderful blog hop...amazing group!

  9. This is wonderful, Carla! So glad you joined this hop!

  10. Adorable card Carla, and your coloring is beautiul as always!

  11. Adorable and cute card!! Your coloring ROCKS! Precious!! Thank you for helping make this hop successful! Hugz!

  12. Carla, this is gorgeous. Amazing coloring and the liquid pearls are such a sweet touch. Beautifully done!

  13. What a sweet and adorable card Carla!! Your coloring is fantabulous and I'm so happy that you are part of this wonderful group of crafters who all want to do what we can to help little Lauryn! You're the best and your hard work and time is greatly appreciated!

  14. I love the card you created with that darling image. I am sure it will be so fun for Lauryn to see it and bring her smiles too. I will be doing a card for her too. And, keeping her and the family in my prayers.

  15. Absolutely adorable Carla! Card and goodies were mailed today!

  16. Beautiful card Carla she will love it!!
    XXX Heidy

  17. Your card for Lauryn is just so pretty and cute too! She is going to love the pearls you gave her and the 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. :-)

  18. Gorgeous card Carla, love the very sweet image and beautiful colours.

    Donna x

  19. Hi Carla [insert wave] long time! I see you still rock with dp! Great card~

  20. Carla, your card is adorable! Great job, my friend!!! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun hopping with you today!

  21. Love the great papers, such pretty colors! Great card Carla!

  22. So sweet of you to do! Love this! Great job of coloring the JP image, and a really pretty take on the sketch! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  23. Carla, Lauryn will love your card, it's very girlie. I adore your colour combo and such a sweet image and embellishment and of course your image is coloured beautifully as always. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  24. What a beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful. God bless you for all your doing for Lauryn.
    Linda K.

  25. Carla, this is adorable! Love the little pearls and the coloring. Thanks so much for joining this Card Drive hop and spreading the word!!

  26. I don't know how you consistently do it. You produce nothing but the most fabulous cards. As always, I love it!!!! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this heartfelt experience.

  27. Hi Carla, such a beautiful card, love your colors and the SSW2 sketch you used made a lovely LO. Thanks for your support in this card drive.
    hugs....God Bless you.

  28. Such a pretty card, Gorgeous colouring and design. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky.

  29. Cute card - Lauryn will love it! You coloring is beautiful! 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

  30. YOur card is just adorable with those pretty papers and sweet image! I love that you added Lauryn's initial to make it special!

  31. Beautiful card Carla and lots of beautiful thoughts from everybody heading Lauryn's way :)

  32. This is really outstanding!! I love everything about it! She is going to love this.

  33. What a precious card! I love the little details like the tiny beads on her shoes. So cute!

  34. Love your papers and layout. Awesome card! 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

  35. I love your gorgeous card! It is in my favorite colors. I love the flowers. They are perfect embellishments. Love the sketch you used. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  36. Lovely card and I love the colour combination pink and the mint green really work very well together. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab n Funky Challenges.
    Crafty Hugs

  37. Absolutely adorable and beautiful, Carla. I love your eye for color and your coloring makes these images come to life.

  38. Wow, what a great card! Love your coloring, and your papers are so lovely. Certain to give a lot of smiles. Glad to be a part of this great cause with you. Best to you & yours, CG

  39. Carla - this is absolutely perfect!! I will be lifting up Lauryn and her family in prayer...
    Always so happy to see your cards here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW2

  40. Awesome card for Lauryn. I have her in prayer and will be making her a card soon. Beautiful coloring and colors on Lauryn's card.

  41. Gorgeous! Love that image.. the papers are great! Love how you used the layout!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  42. This card is gorgeous and your cause is awesome! Thanks for sharing this card (and the address to contribute to the card drive) with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  43. Beautiful card and colors! . You ladies are so wonderful for doing this great event for Lauryn and her family.

  44. This is such a sweet card! Beautifully done, and for such a sweet little girl. Thanks for entering The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight, and good luck!

    DebbieM - TCC DT

  45. Super card and image, thank for joining us at Creative fingers on this weeks challenge Hugs Tania (DT) xx

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

  47. Adorable card - I know Lauryn will love it!!!

  48. The card is wonderful. I know that it will uplift Lauryn and her family.

  49. What a fabulous card for such a great cause! I'm off to see more details about this.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  50. Lovely project. So pretty! Thank you for playing at Open Minded Crafting Challenges. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.


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