Friday, April 10, 2015

Stamp Out Autism - Blog Hop




Welcome to my blog today! 
I'm thrilled you are visiting me and I hope you'll take the time to visit all the other wonderful Stampin' Up! Leaders who are participating in the Stamp Out Autism Blog Hop. #stampoutautism

When I was thinking about my project I wanted to create something that reflected the love and concern that is evident for those who deal daily with Autism. Not just those who suffer with it, but their families and friends who love them dearly and make many sacrifices because of this terrible condition. 
The heart-shaped puzzle was my inspiration so I created a heart-shaped card made up of a collage of smaller hearts. Each overlapping the other like hugs. 

Here, take a look: 






I have several friends who have autistic children and relatives and to a person, they all say the same thing about their loved ones - they make their hearts happy! I thought this was a perfect tribute to those families. 

The products I used to create this card all co-ordinated so well together - the Hearts Framelits were used to create the card front and the easel base as well as the greeting piece. 
I used the Sweetheart Punch for all the small hearts and punched them out of two different Designer Series Papers - Birthday Bash and Maritime. The ribbon is the Night of Navy Seam Binding and the tiny heart is punched out of Red Glimmer Paper with the Heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. 
This perfect greeting is from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink.  I used a Vintage Button and some Whisper White Baker's Twine for the 'stop' to make the card easel stand. 




Scholars and Parents debate whether Autism is a Disability or whether it should be considered merely a different kind of personality.







As part of our Blog Hop today, we are offering you an opportunity to help this worthy cause by donating to the Autism Society. Simply click the link below and you'll be able to donate quickly and easily. No amount is too small! Thank you so much for considering this. 

Donate HERE!


Thanks so much for visiting today! 
Be sure to keep hopping and see all the projects and read all the facts about Autism. 
Janet Wakeland's blog is up next!

Click Here to visit Janet Wakeland's blog
Click Here to visit Sharon Burkert's blog


Happy crafting everyone!
~~Robin


14 comments:

  1. Love your fun, happy heart card!!!

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  2. This card does make my heart happy Robin and so does having you on this blog hop. Thanks for sharing in this wonderful experience with us all. Hugs!

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  3. So creative!! As always, I love your work!

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  4. Beautiful work, Robin. Love how you used the ribbon and honored autism awareness!

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  5. What an amazing project, Robin! Colors, textures and structure. Love it!

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  6. Such a cool project! I love your card. Totally fun.

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  7. Loved what you did. It is a wonderful work of art, and of course loved the stamp set. Both you and Brian used that stamp set and I think I need to get it now!

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  8. Super super cute card, love it and you! Hugs, Di

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  9. This is so beautiful!!! Love all the hearts and the way you did the ribbon - perfection! :)

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  10. This is a great project, Robin! So glad to be hopping with you today!

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  11. Fun idea, Robin! What a great way to use up small pieces of designer paper, too.

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  12. This is the card that stopped me dead in my tracks. So much fun. It is a joy to look at, and I loved to discover it was an easel card as I scrolled down. I just bought the sweetheart punch this week, and the heart framelits a couple weeks ago, and it's time to initiate both of them and recreate this work of art. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Holy cow...fantastic! I love the collage look! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a great idea and the perfect sentiment!

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