Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop

I'm so happy to participate once again in the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop.  It's organized by my talented crafty friends Tenia Nelson and Veronica Fletcher Zalis.  And guess what?  You can join in too!  There are a ton of wonderful sponsors offering up prizes for this wonderful event, so don't miss out.  Get all the details, here.  



(Please note: as an affiliate for various companies in the craft industry, I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my convenient affiliate links.  This does not affect your purchase price.)




My extended family has been directly impacted by autism, as have several close friends.  I've seen first hand, working in a medical related field, how families are impacted and the many dynamics that come into play, particularly when dealing with a child who has autism and can't properly convey their feelings and emotions.  I am no expert by any means but I do know that the earlier that treatments and therapies are begun, the better it is for the child/adult.  I will let those with more authority and experience speak on the matter.  I just hope that those of you who are putting eyes on my writing today know that I and many others care!  






I picked out a stamp set that has been in my stash but not gotten much use; Simon Says Stamp's Seeing Stars.  I thought it was the perfect encouraging set to go along with the theme that I had in mind.  


Simon Says Clear Stamps SEEING STARS sss101640 - $15.99
Set of high quality clear photopolymer Stamps! This full sheet of stamps measures 5.75 inches by 4 inches. Designed to coordinate with our August 2016 Card Kit.Made in the USA.

Since the theme is encouragement and blue is the color that represents autism awareness, a galaxy blue background and scattered stars were the perfect pairing, not to mention that fabulous sentiment!

I've used various Ranger Inks blended on watercolor paper, paint splatters and the Strobes stencil from Visible Images, with white chalk ink.  My sentiment was inked with white pigment ink and heated with clear embossing powder.  I used a white gel pen to make the sentiment pop a little more.  Papers are from the Americana collection from Pebbles Inc.  








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I hope you'll join in and leave a little love for the sponsors and participants, as well.  Share this event on your social media and spread the word!




Thanks to Tenia and Veronica for including me along with this list of amazing bloggers who are sharing inspiration for this event! Visit their sites and love a little love too!  You should be able to link up your project below.  If you have any problems, be sure to head over to Veronica's blog.  If you would like to create a card to share please do and upload it to the gallery. One card per person please. Winners will also be chosen from the card gallery! You have until Sunday April 8th 11:55 PM to upload your card. Winners will be announced on Tuesday April 10th.






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112 comments:

  1. Oh, WOW! You card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love that!

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  2. This is so amazing! What a great hop! Thank you for supporting Autism Awareness in this way!

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  3. Beautiful card and a beautiful cause. Let be the blues you used as well!

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  4. Your card is rock star and is just right for this hop!

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  5. Loving the star! Great card and great awareness!!

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  6. GASP!!! This card though!!!! Thanks so much for being a part of this AWESOME event!!! Love ya, girl!!!

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  7. What a worthy cause for this blog hop! Your card is AWESOME! I especially love the gorgeous galexy background!

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  8. your card is simply beautiful (... and the stencil jumped straight into my basket ... dont' ask me how haha)
    really lovely !!

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  9. WOW! Here is why I am awestruck..and have a big smile on my face---What a wonderful crafting community we have and the impact that we can make together. I am so proud! Veronica and all the sponsors- THANK YOU!

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  10. I am just blown away at the creativity of you all!! I really have taken some notes on some stamp sets that I need to get to use, that I thought I could never use the way I have seen being used today. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration. Thank you for also taking part in such a wonderful blog hop for such a worthy cause!!

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  11. Love this card!! Thanks for participating to bring Autism Awareness 💙

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  12. Wow!! Stunning card!! I'm totally in love with this! Thanks to everyone who are part of the awesome blog hop, and to the sponsors!

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  13. Wow your card is stunning! Great job on that starry background. Thanks for sharing and taking part.

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  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wow! What a beautiful card for such a worthy cause!

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  16. What a beautiful card! I love the background with the splatters. The soft touches of the added stars just blend so well! You are a Star!

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  17. Love all of the depth and texture of your background! 🌟

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  18. Great card for a worthy cause.

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  19. Love your card! Thank you for sharing your talents to support this great cause!

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  20. Wonderful card for such a worthwhile cause.

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  21. I would like to say how much I appreciate that you are participating in this. My son is 12 and he has Aspergers syndrome. He also has aggressive ADHD and it was hard to get the autism diagnosis and therefore to get it treated. This is a wonderful way to raise awareness

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  22. This card speaks Volumes!! I absolutely Love it!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  23. Love your card, the background is amazing.

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  24. Your card is gorgeous ! I love blue and stars so of course I could only love it !!!! But your work with colors and layers is really amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Your card is amazing, thanks!

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  26. WOW.....I love the ethereal feel to your card! So beautiful! Thank you for participating in such a wonderful blog hop and for your inspiration.

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  27. Love the effects you created making this card. Fabulous card for such an important cause.

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  28. Love the blue galaxy background with the scattered stars.

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  29. That's a gorgeous background! Love the stamp set you used. Thanks for being part of the hop and helping raise awareness of the autism spectrum!

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  30. Love your blue rays! Thanks for supporting the Autism Awareness Day & Blog Hop.

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  31. Spectacular project. Thanks for sharing

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  32. Thanks for participating and helping increase awareness of autism.

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  33. Wonderful card!! Love the night sky you set up!!

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  34. A GORGEOUS CARD for this important issue! THANK YOU for supporting those with Autism & WAAD using your talents! ;)

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  35. Wow, can't believe this simple stamp set was used for such a rich, detailed card. Love your work!

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  36. Fantastic card. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  37. totally awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Great design - love the creative texture!

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  39. Thanks so much for your cards I would like to make these cards...

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  40. Your card is amazing! I love it!! Thank you for being part of this amazing blog hop.

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  41. This card is beautiful!!! It has a dreamy quality to it I just love it!!!

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  42. Outstanding card that can be used for so many occasions! Love the colors used as it's so eye-catching!!! Whoever receives this card will be a happy camper!

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  43. Love the blue shades. What a pretty card!

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  44. Great initiative. Love the card. Thanks for being a part of this noble cause. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. Thanks for participating for this great cause. Your galaxy background is absolutely stunning.

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  46. Another mama with a beautiful 30yo son with Autism and a 28yo daughter that teaches Special Ed with a true passion! So very proud of them both, and grateful to you keeping this blog hop going! Sporting my blue today, and have my front porch blue bulbs glowing! Love your sweet card!

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  47. Beautiful project for autism awareness!

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  48. What a lovely card for autism awareness.
    Love this blog hop I also have a daughter with autism she is now 25.
    Thankful to have a life experience with her she can be a joy to be around.
    I craft to help me escape the challenges that tax me as a single mother.
    Have a blessedly!
    Kimberly

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  49. Stunning card! What an amazing night sky scene.

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  50. What a great card and I really like the layout of all the stamps!

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  51. Thanks for bringing awareness to this worthy cause!

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  52. Terri, your card is wonderful, you did a beautiful job on it. I think the parents are STARS too, ROCK STARS, for doing all they have to do to be there for their children!
    These kids deserve all that any other deserves and I pray that folks are teaching their children to be KIND and accepting of EVERYONE!

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  53. Your card stood out to me on the link up grid. My son is on the spectrum. Thank you for using your talent to bring awareness to this cause.

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  54. A wonderful card for a wonderful cause!

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  55. Your card is amazing and eye catching, thank you for being in this hop x

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  56. This card says it all. Love how amazing it is and elegant. Just beautiful. Thank you.

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  57. lovely card - thanks for sharing :)

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  58. I just LOVE your card! It looks magical - love how you created the sky!!

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  59. striking card. super use of focal point

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  60. What a cool card. And your words make me wish that we had had our son diagnosed sooner. And it's hard to get help when they are oppositional....but things have gotten a little better, so there is hope :)

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  61. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Beautiful card, love the stars!! Thanks for stopping by~

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  63. What a lovely card! Great background! And aren’t we all stars? Great card for such a worthy cause. Thx for participating!

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  64. I absolutely love your card, Terri!!

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  65. Lovely card - love the galaxy with all the stars.

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  66. ...in a galaxy far,far away this would still be a fantastic card...thaks

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  67. Gorgeous galaxy card...thanks for increasing awareness regarding autism

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  68. Hey you! Love your fabulously fun card!

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  69. I love your card. I may steal your idea!

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  70. Amazing card, love
    the stars and the
    background!
    Carla from Utah

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  71. Oh, how gorgeous!!! Your galaxy is stunning!!! So clever to add star burst rays in your galaxy!!! Our son was diagnosed in elementary school. It was a long hard road but he is doing so well now. Thanks for participating in this hop!!!

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  72. Really stunning card - just love your blue galaxy!

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  73. Amazing card..Love the way you have created this beautiful background..

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  74. great work and have loved what you've done with this stamp set.. yours is first post Ive read about the blue being the colour and now I've made a rainbow card cos thought that was what was wanted!!
    ... oh well it does have some blue in it! :)
    Thanks for supporting this great cause in a caring compassionate way too.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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    1. Rainbow is great too! Traditionally, blue is the color to represent autism but I don't think the organizers required any specific color. I'm seeing a lot of rainbow and it's wonderful! Thanks for linking up!

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  75. oh my goodness, this is stunning! I think that's the first time I've seen the sunburst rays stencil used in this way, and I love it!!!! makes me want to go out tonight and look at the starry sky....

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. it was so kind of you!

    enjoy your day! :)

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  76. A gorgeous card and wonderful hop!

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  77. Wow! Your card is totally gorgeous!!! Your colouring technique is amazing!!!

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  78. Wow! Your card is fantastic! I love the starburst you created! Thank you for joining the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

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  79. my goddness your card is stunning, super beautiful1!!!

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  80. Beautiful card! Love the coloring!
    Light it up blue!

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  81. Beautiful card! I love the galaxy you created! Thanks for helping raise awareness for Autism.

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  82. Fantastic card and starry background!! Love it.

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  83. Your card is stunning, Terri! It's bold and bright and will make the recipient truly feel like a star! And your words were heartfelt and meaningful! ❤️Hugs, Darnell

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  84. What you said in your blog is sooo true. My extended family has changed completely, it hasn't been easy and there is still worry for the future, but at the same time this little boy as brought out so much love, joy and unity in the family. Every step he makes is a celebration of life.

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  85. I love this! That scene is fantastic! It looks so great that I want to try it myself. Hopefully I have similar items. Wonderful job!

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  86. Love the inking and embossing techniques you've used for this card. Thanks for supporting Autism awareness!

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  87. Terri this is a wonderful card! I love the blue and the great background!

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  88. Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop. Its so great that so many individuals in the crafting community is willing to support awareness. Your card is perfect and oh so beautiful.

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  89. A Great card to spread a wonderful message of Autism Awareness. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. I love the drama and beauty of this card.

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  91. WOW!!! Love your spectacular card. Awesome!!! Thanks so much for supporting this important cause!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  92. Very cool card!! I love the blue and the amazing rays!

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  93. I love your card, perfect for the sentiment

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  94. Wow, I LOVE The drama of your sky and the use of shades of blue - fabulous!! Thanks for supporting this great cause - My daughter teaches kids with autism, so this is near and dear to my heart too!

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  95. Wow !! That’s a gorgeous card !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  96. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS for supporting such an AMAZING Hop!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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