Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness




Thanks to the coordination efforts of Tenia Nelson and Veronica Zalis, papercrafters have come together to bring awareness to autism by participating in a special Light It Up Blue blog hop.  Over 200 participants will all be creating something in blue!  There are MANY great prizes being donated by some fabulous stamping companies and individuals, so you'll want to hop along and comment for a chance to win!  Be sure to start at THIS BLOG POST so you don't miss anything AND you can see a list of all the fabulous sponsors! 
 
I will also be offering blog candy to one of my blog commenters.  
A 6x6 Craft It Flora paper pad by Recollections, Gold Color Shine, Baker's twine and Mini clothespins that match the paper.  Deadline for commenting for this will be Sunday, April 4, at 11:59 PM EST.  I will do a random draw and post the winner on Monday morning!


I loved this sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Fabulous Flamingo set and thought it would be fitting to create a unique flamingo in blue!  As a rehabilitation nurse, I have worked with many autistic students in our facility whose goal is to get them equipped with good work habits then trained and eventually placed into a job in their home community.  Yes, it can be challenging in the dorm setting when their social skills don't always make it easy for them to mesh well with others.  However, their giftedness with art, remembering trivia, creating their own video games and web sites, etc. never ceases to amaze me!  We've learned in Student Health to be flexible and work with them on their medication times...knowing they are often resistant to change. Bottom line is that a person on the autism spectrum can be a unique and wonderful personality in a pink flamingo world!

Thanks again, Tenia and Veronica, for organizing this memorable event! Hugs to both of you for being open and sharing your personal link to autism!

STAMPS: Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti), Arrows and Elements (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Splash 6x6 pad by Echo Park, Tempting Turquoise, White, Silver glitter CS.
INK" Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Circle Garland, Fabulous Flamingos, Tag Me Confetti Cuts; Seam binding ribbon, jute twine.

54 comments:

AJ Bodine said...

I love your card, your blue flamingo and that sentiment is so perfect!!

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I love the sentiment - how true!
Kath x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! I love that sentiment and all your beautiful layers! Thank you for the candy giveaway - would love it! fitkitty1@gmail.com

Krissy said...

What a great card with a perfect sentiment! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

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/

Tenia Nelson said...

I just LURVE this card and that sentiment ROCKS!! Thanks so much for being a great friend and thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop!! I love you and you ROCK!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great cause and blog hop. Way to go girls (and boys) for participating and recognizing this day. Such a pretty card Wanda. Love the flamingo in blue!

Taunya Butler said...

WELL SAID - I love your card and its' sentiment!! Such great papers and embellishments went into the awesome and creative styling of this fun card!! Love seeing your thoughts come to life!!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

KimCreate said...

Wow, what an awesome card! Lovin the design, colors and stamps.

wendy said...

lovely card that sentiment is perfect!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I really love the banners up top and of course that purple flamingo.

Shelly said...

Such a fun and sweet card!

Jen Carter said...

Such a great sentiment for this hop! Great job with the layering!

Rosemary said...

really fabulous card!!

Pam said...

Fabulous card with the perfect sentiment. I work with these kids every day and it can be as wonderful as it is sometimes frustrating. The more awareness we spread the better these kids ill be understood and helped.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous. Love the sentiment and your great card design. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Megan said...

I've never seen so many blue flamingos before today :) This RC set is so perfect for encouragement!

Brandi R said...

Awesome card! Love the papers!! Thank you for joining the hop ♥♥

D.Ann said...

Fab card! They say flamingos get their color from what they eat... he must've eaten a lot of blueberries. : ) Perf sentiment for this hop!! Thanks for the fab 'candy'!

Lisa Lara said...

oh this card is just so fun Wanda.

Tracie Pond said...

Wanda, your creation is spectacular! Love the sentiment!!

BurningRubber said...

Great card! I love the sentiment! Thanks for participating!

Michele Henderson said...

I love the blue flamingo! This is so much fun and really cheerful too!

Stacey Schafer said...

how lovely, Wanda!

Teresa Kline said...

I so luv this sentiment Wanda, fits me perfectly...lol...sweet card! Happy Easter my friend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Wanda
you put much embelishment on your card and the result is WONDERFUL
if me oh nooo my card will be so busy and will be go to ashtray :( not funny right
I love all the flamingo and that color the banner in circle there and the lovely ribbon and lovely sentiment and I adore all the DP you put here..you have yummy DP ( I am not buying DP again here in Germany it is so expensive) wish me luck with your goodies.
My email is monik1973 at yahoo dot com.
my card is #155 if you like to find my blog...
big hugs, Monika

Eva said...

Beautiful card!!! Adorable blue flamingo and color combination. kisses;)

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 brilliant because the sentiment is so true that I am going to keep on saying it to our son! He strives to be perfect, a common sign of autism, and we tell him perfection isn't important. Wow, this card is fun, colourful and soooooo deep in it's meaning! Thank you and all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

Yolanda Garrido said...

This sentiment is fabulous!! I love your card!

Liz said...

Fabulous card. I love the sentiment. xx

~amy~ said...

woot woot for flamingos! FABulous card and blog candy too!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

oh these flamingos are CALLING MY NAME! you girls are killing my wallet. FANTASTIC tag-card combo :-) super layering

Becca Cruger said...

Ok that sentiment is sheer perfection! Seriously! I love all the mix and matching of bright patterns you pulled off in this card. That's something that's not easy to do! I had to take a peek around your blog after seeing this awesome design and giiiiiirrrrrl you have TALENT! Definitely hitting the follow button over here!

Lindsey said...

Well that's the best sentiment ever! I love this card, it's just perfect for the hop.

Vickie Y said...

Love the Flamingo! Beautiful card for a great cause.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such a pretty card. Love your layers and the flamingo and the sentiment. Well done. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful card and the best sentiment for this blog hop! ♥ Sue Kment

Lieve said...

This card says it all ! It's a great one !
Thank you for sharing it, and caring about autism !!

cm said...

Thank you for sharing your connection with autism, and especially, for creating a most impressive card for this wonderful cause. Your blue flamingo is fabulous!
~c

Terri Burson said...

This is too stinkin cute! Just love the whimsy! facebook.com/wavingmywand

Mynn Kitchen said...

I am SO in love with this card! The sentiment is definitely something I needed to read today--beautiful creation! Thank you for your service, too. You are a rock star! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Karol L said...

Love everything about this card and the fact that it help promote awareness for Autism is even better. Thank you so much

Helen F. said...

Love your adorable flamingo in blue, Wanda~soooo fabulous :-)

Stampy Sister said...

This card is so fun and colorful! I have two autistic children. Thank you for supporting this cause.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Wanda!!!
LOVE your blue flamingo and your sweet sentiment - PERFECT for this blog hop!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of this AMAZING event for a great cause :)

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! Love the layers and the sentiment is perfect!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm tearing up again, dangit! Wanda your post is beautiful. Your card is just perfect! I'm so glad you joined in this hop that is making my heart sing :)

Ruby N said...

Love the card and sentiment :) Thank you for participating ♥

Ann said...

Super cute tag, love the sentiment. So kind of you to offer some blog candy.

Sue D said...

Cute. I like the layers, colors and patterns.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lynn Hardy said...

What a fun and cheerful card!

Mary Roberson said...

I like your sentiment & your blue flamingo:)

Janis said...

Absolutely wonderful card!!

Thanks so much for the chance to win your lovely blog candy (although my Pacific time zone got me in late!) and thanks for participating in this important hop!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the message of your card.