Friday, April 10, 2015

Stamp Out Autism Blog Hop

 




Welcome to our nationwide Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  We hope that we inspire you to donate money for this great cause!

My daughter Anna works with autistic children at The Learning Spectrum (TLS) in Columbus, Ohio, so this blog hop has special meaning to me.  All funds that I raise through this hop will benefit TLS scholarship program to send autistic children to summer camp!  

In addition, I will be donating 20% of any orders received today through Monday, April 13th to TLS Scholarship Program. 

Here is the card I created:  






If you wonder why I created a tree with blue leaves, it is because blue is the color for Autism Awareness and it seemed like an unexpected, attention getting color choice!  

I have been posting blue cards on my blog all week!  Please check them all out!



My daughter Anna is an Inclusion Aide at TLS - she travels between several schools in Columbus and helps students with Autism be included in a general classroom setting.  The five students she works with are 12 and 13 years old.  She celebrates everything with her students - following rules, homework completion, appropriate social interaction, etc.  

A highlight of this year was when one of her students achieved Honor Roll recognition for the first time ever!  She and Anna got to attend an assembly, and when her name was called, the student ran to the stage, hugged the principal and pumped her arms above her head in excitement!  A proud moment for this student and a proud moment for Anna!  Anna - thanks for making a difference in the lives of your students!   

Won't you click below to donate to support these children?  
  



If you would like to order Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store here to shop!

If you are new to stamping, be sure to check out our card kits - they are a great way to get started! ( the Everyday Occasions kit is a favorite of Anna's!  item #134797)

I will donate 20% of all orders received today through Monday to TLS summer camp scholarship program.  



Here is the same card with more traditional colors!   



Supplies for my card:
Sheltering Tree stamp set;  Cardstock:Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Whisper White Ink:  Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Soft Sky  Brights Designer Series Paper Color Collection, Owl Builder punch, Basic Rhinestones, Big Shot Machine, Party Pennants Bigz Die, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sponge

 Next on our hop is Mary Fish - click on the image below to see what she has created for our hop!
 
 http://www.stampinpretty.com/2015/04/stamp-out-autism-blop-hop.html

To hop back to Amanda Sevall's blog, click below: 


http://www.amandasevall.com/2015/04/stamp-out-autism-blog-hop.html








Approximately 67 million people worldwide are affected by autism



Thanks so much for hopping with us today and my heartfelt thanks to you for your donation to a very worthy cause! 



27 comments:

  1. Great card. You must be so proud of your daughter...sounds like she is doing an awesome job!!! I wish you great success in your fundraising efforts.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Yes I am very proud of her - she loves what she does!

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  2. Beautiful Card Laura and such a worthwhile cause you are working for. Your daughter is beautiful and looks just like you. I'm sure you are very proud of her. Her work sounds amazing. Best of Luck and hugs my friend.

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    1. Thank you my friend! Thrilled to be a part of this hop today!

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  3. Hi! I love the way you used Blue in this card.. Unusual but so pleasing and so striking too!! Happy to be hopping with you!

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  4. I love your blue leaves! Perfect for this blog hop and such a cool way to use this stamp set. Glad to be on the hop with you!

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  5. Your non-traditional blue is modern and makes a statement artistically and for this cause!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Great cause to support!

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  6. Laura, Both great cards! I love that you show the card with both colors.

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  7. Laura, love your blue tree... great cards :) Thanks for hopping.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! So thrilled to be a part of this hop! Thanks for all you did to make it happen!

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  8. My favorite was the blue card. It was great!! Great post!

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    1. Thanks Katina! I like that blue card, too!

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  9. Very Pretty Card. Thanks for sharing. Its great to be participating in my first hop with all of you.

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  10. Totally loved you thinking outside of the box and making the tree blue. Mother Nature can be funny at times. Hugs, Di

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  11. What a beautiful card Laura! :) Love the unexpected use of blue on the tree! I'm sure you are so proud of her -- what a great thing that she is doing!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! Yes I am very proud of Anna - she is making a difference and loves these kids she works with!

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  12. What a calling or Anna. She is a difference maker.

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  13. Yes she is! Thank you, Jan!

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  14. I love the layout! Pretty card, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Not only is Anna beautiful but she's got a beautiful heart as well. Send her my thanks for her awesome contribution to the education of spectrum kids. Great layout!

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  16. Your card is wonderful. I loved reading about your daughter. I hope you raise a lot of money for the TLS scholarship fund.

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