Friday, April 3, 2015

Light It Up For Autism Awareness Blog Hop


Hi, friends!  I was SUPER excited to see that there was a blog hop happening in the crafty blog world for Autism Awareness this month!  If you'd like to join us, start HERE!  I love the special people who happen to have Autism--they make me so happy.  


I used to work in a special needs classroom before I quit to go back to school, and those kids are the reason I am going back to school.  My goal is to get my degree, a Master's degree, and then start a charter school for these special little ones.  They are so unique, each and every one.  This uniqueness is what has inspired my card for the hop.  Come take a peek...


I decided to make a one layer card and keep it simple--that's how people with Autism like to roll!  Keep it simple, not too much noise. ;)  I used the brushstrokes2stamp and scribbles2stamp sets from The Stamps of Life for my images and sentiments.  I stamped in Sky, Blueberry, and Licorice ink on a Powdered Sugar cardstock base.  Some fun enamel stars and liquid pearls finished off the card.  The stars were to remind everyone that each person IS a star--even those with Autism!


I chose three sentiments that would be inspiring.  Those who have Autism are ALWAYS genuine and true to themselves.  This is something I greatly admire about these special folks.  If you've never had the chance to be around a person with Autism, I would encourage you to reach out and get to know one!  They are always unique, and you will learn so much from them! :)


That's all for me today, friends!  Please consider hopping with us to help light up the blog world blue for Autism Awareness!  If you don't know as much as you would like to about this unique condition, please check out Autism Speaks!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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49 comments:

Penny said...

Perfect, a fun card with very apt sentiments too :)

Susan said...

What a cute card and you also have a very wonderful ambition! This is a great way to raise awareness about autism. I googled 'Autism awareness blog hop' to find more blogs participating in the day and found yours at the top :)

Sherry Butcher said...

Great card, love the inspiring sentiments. This hop does a Great job of raising awareness about autism.

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card, Mynn! Love the sentiments!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What an amazing card, Mynn! I love it! Wonderful CAS style and great sentiments! I enjoyed reading about your plans too - you are awesome!

D.Ann said...

These sentiments are perf for this hop! Best wishes!!

Brandi R said...

This is awesome! Love the whole design!! Thank you for joining this hop ♥♥

Jen Carter said...

What a super fun card! Love the way you've combined these elements!

Monika Reeck said...

Mynn I love your sentiment and the blue on your card the brushstrokes stamp is a great idea for this card for people with Autism...and love that star enamel dots (you have much enamel dots me not Mynn hehe its to expensive in Germany) and love all the simply design on your card..great one layer card Mynn..love this

big hugs,
Monika
(I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155 and yours is #154 LOL what a LUCK for my)

Sue from Oregon said...

It takes special people to teach special needs children-what a great goal you have Mynn! Love the simplicity of your hop creation today!!!

♥ Sue Kment

Helen F. said...

Perfect card for this hop, Mynn!

Dana Joy said...

Love your card Mynn. Just using the blue circles and the black sentiments really makes your card pop with the white card base.

Shelly said...

Awesome card! Love it!

Taunya Butler said...

Mynn - you never fail to delight and amaze me!! You are a wonder - a wonder of the most beautiful kind!!! Love the energy and enthusiasm you put into everything you do!! This card is # 1 in my book - so cool and so BLUEtiful!!! Love the addition of stars on your card and I truly hope you realize what a STAR YOU are!!!!
Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

First, I want to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my LIUB blog post...Thank you; I truly appreciate it.♥
As for your card, I LOVE IT!!! Every fabulous detail. It is positively perfect, and the sentiments are definitely inspiring. :)
Like you, I have chosen a career path to work with those with special abilities. You will never regret your decision...I know I haven't.
Sending you hugs and hope you have an eggs-tra special Easter weekend!! Thanks so much for playing along in the LIUB blog hop and sharing your story! ♥♥

Tracie Pond said...

Amazing contribution, Mynn!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

What a great card Mynn! I love the multiple little sentiments scattered about the circle pattern! Fun!
Hugs,
Nina-Marie :)

Lori Kobular said...

Great card, I love all the sentiments and those blue circles!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

perfect sentiment! and I love the graphics you used as well

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Such a fun background....so unique!

Lindsey said...

This is such a perfect card for the hop! I love the artsy design.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful! LIUB!

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome card, love it!

Anne said...

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 beautiful! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

Eva said...

I love your card! It is very fun and perfect sentiment!!!
Hugs and kisses;)

Liz said...

Gorgeous card. Perfect sentiments.xx

Angel said...

Love this dramatic card!!! Perfect sentiments, too!

Becca Cruger said...

Mynn, this is awesome! Love the sketchy circles! And the sentiments are just perfect for this hop.

Kate said...

Love your card and how amazing that your going to get your degree to help kids that really need it. I wish you all the best. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
Kate xx

Lieve said...

BEAUTIFUL card ! I love it !
I hope you'll get your Master's degree and make your beautiful dream and goal come true !

Jerrie said...

Mynn, what a great cas card! I love how you did your sentiment too.

JD/ Jill said...

Great card! A perfect card for this blog hop!

conil said...

This is the perfect encouragement card. Your design is amazing with all those rings. The sentiment is totally awesome. Thanks for your kind words on my card.

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely amazing!! LOVE!!!

Karenladd said...

Love the way you put this card together and made simple parts become a whole!

Stampy Sister said...

Very pretty and unique card. I have two children with autism. Thanks for supporting this great cause.

Suchi said...

What an adorable card! pretty colors! cute cute cute!! <3

Yolanda Garrido said...

Wow! Your sentiments rock! I love the card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card Mynn with a lovely trio of sentiments!
Good luck with your continuing education and thanks for all that the teachers do!

Mary Roberson said...

I really like the randomness of your card, Mynn. And a very pretty blue.

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! Very CAS!!

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE this SO MUCH!! =) The Design is jus AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for I hope you've had a FABULOUS Easter Weekend!! =)

Ruby N said...

Lovely card! Thank you for participating ♥

Sue D said...

Fabulous card design.

Janis said...

Mynn, thank you for the lovely comments you left on my project. I love your card and all the symbolism you added to it. Blessings to you as you pursue your goal of ministering to and assisting these awesome individuals!!
Thanks for participating in this important hop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Lovely card.

Jessi Fogan said...

Ohhh Mynn *happy tears* I'm so thrilled to know you're so passionate about helping kids like mine. And it is SO TRUE - what you see is what you get, there is no art of the white lie with my boys, lol. Absolutely perfect sentiments you chose. Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

VanessaB said...

amazing!

Greta said...

One of my favorite cards--Love it!