April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop


*** This is my second post of the day, if you are looking for my The Alley Way Stamps post, click here ****
Hello!

Welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I'm participating because Autism has been in my life since i was old enough to understand what it is. You might be thinking i have a child with Autism or maybe a sibling with Autism but that is not the case. Its a part of my life through my Mom.

Even before i was born my Mom has worked with a variety of cognitively impaired individuals, from low functioning children/adults to students who are just below normal IQ, to downs syndrome individuals to autistic individuals and probably everything in between.Over the years she has worked in many CI class rooms from Elementary to High School. I've had the great opportunity to volunteer with these children/adults throughout my life, along with hearing all the good and bad experiences  that my mom has had.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant
Ok enough about me, on to the card!! I found this Mama Elephant set that has a great sentiment that i though was appropriate for the hop!! Because everyone needs a hug if they want one! (sometimes just standing by their side is enough!!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

I started by cutting a label shape out of white card stock, then stamped the little girl, she has here arms wide open! I also stamped some grass, flowers and a butterfly. I colored everything up with Copic markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

Next i used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle die to cut a piece of blue card stock. I wrapped some cord around it, tying it in a bow. Then i added the the label to the panel with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant
I stamped the sentiment 'I'll be here if you need a hug' in black ink below the bow. Last i added the blue panel to a white card base!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp - Apothecary Labels
Copic Markers
Cord: Hemptique

84 comments:

  1. This is so adorable! What a cute sentiment too!

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  2. super adorable ! what a cute sentiment too !

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  3. A fabulous card and a great blog hop!
    Kath

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  4. Awww, so sweet, love your card and the sentiment is perfect!

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  5. Too cute and I love that sentiment.

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  6. So cute - love the stitching and particularly the sentiment. Hope the hop is a huge success. It is for such a good cause. Happy Autism Awareness Day. Ann xxx

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  7. How cute is this? Perfect card for the hop, Dana!

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  8. This card is so sweet....love the sentiment!!

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  9. I love this little girl, perfect for this hop. Loving that blue card base!

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  10. This sentiment and this cute girl are perfect for this Blog Hop card! I love it!

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  11. Great job I really love this card. Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop for such a great cause!!Happy Stamping/Keep Moving Forward!!

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

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  12. Awww... what a sweet card and perf sentiment for this hop!

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  13. Dana, your card is absolutely precious! Thank you so much for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

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  14. Dana, your card is absolutely adorable, and your connection with Autism, through your mom, so heart-warming! Awesome post in every way!
    ~c

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  15. Adorable card, love the butterfly fluttering by.

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  16. Beautiful card and such a cute image and sentiment!

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  17. Cute girl and perfect sentiment!!!I love it!!!
    kisses;)

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  18. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is brilliant! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  19. Oh wow!
    Great image and fabulous sentiment to go with it!
    Love it!
    Hugs,
    Karen.xx

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  20. Such an amazingly cute card- with such a sweet message - never underestimate the value of a hug!! I have learned that through life!! Thank you for reminding me that there are several people I need to hug and squeeze. Just please know that your card is spectacular and beautifully done!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

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  21. Oh this is so cute. Your mom sounds like a wonderful person. It takes a lot of patience and energy to teach and take care of special needs, but the rewards are so abundant. LIUB!

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  22. Super sweet card! Thank you for joining the hop ♥♥

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  23. I love the message! Cute card

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  24. Touching card, beautiful sentiment and sweet image! Love this :)

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  25. Adorable! A bright and cheerful message!

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  26. Super card, cute image and a wonderful sentiment. xx

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  27. Just a gorgeous card. Love that blue behind your image and the sentiment is fabulous.

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  28. What a sweet card. My daughter worked with individuals that had low iq's or some type of disability that meant that they needed extra help. I'm not sure if she had any autism clients or not. She has some wonderful memories of her work with them also. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Dana this is such a cute card. Lovely coloring too.

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  30. This is adorable! I really love the vibrant blue shade you used!

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  31. What a super sweet card and the sentiment is perfect!!

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  32. Love it!! Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

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  33. This is so sweet! The sentiment goes perfectly with that little girl and is very appropriate for the hop. Love that blue card stock you used, too.

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  34. Great card! So cute! I love the sentiment. Thanks for participating!

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  35. What a sweet little card. I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  36. Thanks for sharing a little about you.. It is the experiences in life we get to have, that make us who we are. Your card is adorable. Love everything about it. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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  37. OH my goodness, SO SWEET! I think this card would be so perfect for the parent of a child with special needs. They are the unsung heroes, as is your mom for working with these special people! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  38. *Dana* sniffle. This is perfect. I love your card (and I'll totally take the hug!)
    About your story - that is how I envisioned my life being, as someone like your mom, and my kids being the ones who were great about including kids with special needs. Instead my kids are the ones teaching others - and I couldn't be happier that there are great parents out there like yours that encourage their kids to see past a diagnosis. (sniffle)

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  39. the sentiment is cute DANA
    and the image oooh more than cute
    I adore the scene you made and all the blue here
    great bow too on your twine
    AWESOME MADE
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  40. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing your story.

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  41. Such a fabulous card, Dana! Beautiful colouring and cute image - love that sentiment :) Just perfect for the blog hop.

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  42. This is so precious Dana!! Really love this set and you blue background! ;)

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  43. Very sweet image and sentiment.

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  44. This is so sweet and charming! Nice work! facebook.com/wavingmywand

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  45. makes me want to run out & play in the flowers (if I had any, lol) very sweet

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  46. Absolutely the most adorable thing ever! Love the coloring!

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  47. Heart-warming card ! Just great !

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  48. Squeeeeeeee!!! That card is so adorably awesome!! Wow! I loved your personal story, too!

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  49. What a sweet, sweet card Dana! I love the sentiment and how it pairs so well with your image of the little girl!
    Hugs,
    Nina-Marie :)

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  50. Love that sweet little girl with her arms outstretched for a hug in her pretty blue dress!!

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  51. Oh how I love this card -- absolutely perfect for the hop, too!

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  52. Really cute card and a perfect sentiment!

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  53. Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

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  54. Super blue!!! I love your card.

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  55. Dana-this is as cute as can be--and with the perfect sentiment! ♥ Sue Kment

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  56. I saw you at the Light It Up for Autism Awareness hop and came over to take a closer look.
    I loVe your adorable card. Thanks for sharing and for helping to raise Autism Awareness.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

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  57. Beautiful card and I will take you up on that hug! :)
    Bless your mom for her work helping those with this kind of challenge.
    Thanks so much for participating in this important hop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  58. This is oh so such a sweet and adorable card. Love the blue shade too.

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  59. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest ever ! Love that little girl image and your coloring!

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  60. I love this stamp. Your card is so cute!!

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  61. I really love this! She's so cute!

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  62. Love that image! What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

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  63. I love this! The sweet image and the heart felt sentiment is just perfect! You did great! Thanks for taking the time to spread Autism Awareness!

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  64. What a cutie and love the clean design.

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