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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up BLUE for Autism Awareness Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! April 2nd marks World Autism Awareness Day, and so dozens of talented crafters have decided to join together to promote awareness and acceptance of autism. We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list hereIf you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies simply leave a comment here on my post, as well as on any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Some individual bloggers will be offering prizes as well. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday April 6th. A complete list of everyone participating can also be found by clicking the link or graphic above. 
Here's the card I created especially for the hop: 



As soon as I saw the "Draw Outside the Lines" panel from my Graphic 45 Typography pad, I knew I wanted to use that as the basis for my card. It would have been all too easy to just use the beautiful papers, but I decided to stamp a background, at least. Most of the elements are sponged around the edges with distress ink, and I even thought to add some blue to the back of the chipboard "Dream" since it peeks over the top of the card. I also cut down the front face of the card so the Matisse quote from the inside could show. Here's the card when it's not lying flat:



I hope you enjoy all the talent on display for this important awareness hop. Thanks for taking the time to stop here on your way! 
P.S. For more information on autism, Autism Speaks is one place to start. 



Supplies: white cardstock, Graphic 45 Typography patterned papers and chipboard element, Impression Obsession textural dots stamp, broken china & antique linen distress inks, Spellbinders circle dies, Hemptique twine, pop-dot tape

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75 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Kath said...

A fabulous card and a great blog hop!
Kath x

wendy said...

super cute !

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful card, I love your layout!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a SUPER FUN card!! Thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop!! You ROCK!!

Ann said...

Great card. Hope the hop is a huge success. It is for such a good cause. Happy Autism Awareness Day. Ann xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Wonderful mix of patterns and colors, Lindsey! Beautiful!

Krissy said...

Great card! Love the colors!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Very nice job!

Yolanda Garrido said...

This is a GORGEOUS card!! I love it!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Wonderful card....and love the sentiment....just perfect!

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/

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that crayon box! What a wonderful card!

cards said...

All your vintage elements are so pretty and the contrast of blue and yellow just makes the blue bighter. A wonderful card for an important cause.

D.Ann said...

Ooohh... Love that panel! Fab card!!

auntbubbels said...

I love the colors you used

Ruby N said...

very sweet!

Jingle said...

Lovely card!

cm said...

Your card: fabulous x amazing!
~c

Shelly said...

Adorable!

Ann said...

Lovely card and wonderful stamped background.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love this card theme

Mary said...

Cute Card!

Taunya Butler said...

Lindsey - what a fun card and with such an important message!! Love how you used some great products to layer and make this card really unique and special!!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

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

Teresa Doyle said...

Nice card. Very creative and fitting.

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! Love the pattern paper!!

Heather G said...

Gorgeous card. Love the layout and your background. I really like the sentiment also. Great hop. Off to check out some of the others.

Brandi R said...

Love this! Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining the hop ♥♥

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful. LIUB!

Angela Hoynes said...

Lovely card.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card! Love the design. xx

Cathy P. said...

Love the sentiment, Lindsey. Your card design is great/

Veronica Z said...

I love this creative card! There are so many wonderful details! Thank you for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

Karen said...

I love the saying.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this unique and creative card!

Connie Mercer said...

so cute :) Thanks for joining us :)

Vickie Y said...

Fabulous card for a great cause.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wonderful card and sentiment! Love this

Jerrie said...

I love this and the sentiment. What a special card for such a great cause!

Tracie Pond said...

Enjoyed your creation!

Kristina B. said...

Great card! Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

BurningRubber said...

Great card! I love the crayon box! So cute! Thanks for participating!

Stampy Sister said...

Such a neat sentiment, draw outside the lines. I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

Karen Schroeder said...

Fantastic sentiment! Love how you mixed all the patterns...very cool!

Michele Henderson said...

Love this card! Great concept and idea! Terrific!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful card. I love that sentiment. It is awesome!!! Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Mynn Kitchen said...

SUPER genius card design! Your use of the elements is just beautiful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Hey Lindsey? You are awesome. How perfect this sentiment is - seriously. Freaking perfect. *hugs*

Eva said...

Beautiful card!
Kisses;)

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card Lindsey!!!
The G45 panel is PERFECT!!!
THANK YOU for being part of this AWESOME EVENT and sharing Autism Awareness :)

Monika Reeck said...

Lindsey
clever design
I adore how you put your panel like this and all the color here are wonderful..great color combo great image
AWESOME CARD LINDSEY
hugs,
Monika
(I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

Sarah Gray said...

Wonderful card - love the combination of patterns :)

snazzyjj said...

Great card, love the crayon box.

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Great vibrant colors!

Terri Burson said...

This is adorable. I adore G45! Nice work! facebook.com/wavingmywand

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I normally do color outside the lines, lol, and sometimes it looks really cool! lol, really cute card!

Chrissy Larson said...

This is SO perfect! I love those crayons.

Becca Cruger said...

This is such an amazingly thought-out design! That panel is perfection!

Sue D said...

Great card. I like the saying.

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a perfect sentiment and creation for the blog hop! ♥ Sue Kment

Lieve said...

This is a perfect card for this blog hop ! It's just great ! Thank you for sharing your creativity and caring about autism !

~amy~ said...

Love it, awesome sentiment for the hop!

D- said...

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

Janis said...

Wonderful card for this theme!!!!
Thanks so much for participating in this important hop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mary Roberson said...

Wonderful card for a great cause!

Claire Broadwater said...

WOW! What a fabulous sentiment! Great card for a wonderful cause! XX

Lynn Hardy said...

Great card! Graphic 45 papers are the best too!

Karenladd said...

Oh yes, that sentiment couldn't be more perfect for this hop!! Love the Graphic 45!

Kris in Alaska said...

I love the sentiment on there!

Helen F. said...

Great card and Great message!

Chris D. said...

OMG! I can't love this card enough! Perfectly executed! You rock Lindsey!

Rachel Winn said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing!

Deena said...

What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a great message to go with a fun image! Thanks for taking the time to spread Autism Awareness!