Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two lovely new followers - MagsB and weim house - so happy to have you here!

Today I'm taking part in the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I wanted to take part because I have a friend whose son has autism and also to support some crafty friends whose lives have been touched by it. I think more information and awareness about autism will benefit everyone. If you would like to know more about it, please check out Autism Speaks or Autism Speaks Canada.

So many fantastic sponsors have shown their support for Autism Awareness, and you can see the complete list here.  If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies, please leave a comment on my blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday, April 6.


I needed an anniversary card so I decided to create one for today's hop!  I sponged Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks using a gorgeous flower stencil.  I spritzed water from about 18 inches away to add a textured look.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Newton's Nook Simply Sentimental with Aegean Silver (The Artful Stamper) on a vellum scrap.  I finished off the card with a few blue sequins.


Now please head over to the Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop to see all the wonderful blue inspiration - you might even win a fabulous prize!  Happy Hopping!  

I am also supporting these challenges:
7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Artistic Inspirations AG with Twist of Flowers UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 1/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Craftin Desert Diva's AG UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Inspirations AG Optional Sketch UE; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/day; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Loves Rubberstamps Use Your Favourite Embellishment  (sequins for CAS cards) UE; My Craft Creations April AG UE; Newton's Nook Use Watercolor UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper  G 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippet of vellum 2/3; Sentimental Sundays Springtime Flowers Plus Sentiment 1/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG Add a Sentiment UE; Wags n Whiskers Monochromatic 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5
Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

141 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love that stencil!

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  2. So so pretty, Miss Lady!! Thanks so much for participating in this awesome hop!! You ROCK!!

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  3. Annie a gorgeous card...such a wonderful way to shine a light on an ever increasing condition!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  4. A fabulous card and a great blog hop!
    Kath

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  5. Wonderful blue bloom - love the gold embossed sentiment on the vellum strip!

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  6. Love your stencil work, beautiful!

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  7. I love the shading, beautiful card.

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  8. Fabulous flower!! Gorgeous card!!

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  9. Love the vellum overlay - looks so cool. Hope the hop is a huge success. It is for such a good cause. Happy Autism Awareness Day. Ann xxx

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  10. Gorgeous mix of blues and I love the vellum!

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  11. What a fabulous card!! It is very pretty!

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  12. Fabulous, Kitty! Love this blue stenciled card!
    ... I know an autistic little boy, he's so sweet...!

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  13. Oh my goodness! Your card is GORGEOUS!

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  14. Like how the blue fades out toward the edges. What a great card!!

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  15. This is wonderful, I love the effect you created with the sponging. TFS Lizzy

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  16. Your blue ombre stenciling: perfect x awesome! Fabulous card!
    ~c

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  17. absolutely amazing---LOVE those blues !!

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  18. Stunning card! I love the fading of the blues. xx

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  19. BEAUTIFUL SPONGING! I just love that look!

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  20. Gorgeous card, fabulous sponging. awesome job for the blog hop

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  21. Lovely inky blue card. Pretty. xxx

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  22. Great job I really love this card. Thank you so much for being part of this blog for such a great cause!!

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wonderful inking on that stencil, really beautiful!

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  24. Absolutely fabulous card Kitty! Autism touched my family's life in a very tragic way, long before it was really understood. Such a worthwhile cause.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  25. Gorgeous, love the vellum wrap.
    Linby x

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  26. What a beautiful card! I love that sponged image overlaid with the vellum sentiment panel.

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  27. Your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

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  28. Those shades of blue look amazing through that stencil

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  29. That's gorgeous! I love that stencil and the ombre look with the blues.

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  30. Oh so beautiful! Love the different shades of blues you used. Fabulous.

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  31. Love that gorgeous ombre flower!

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  32. A gorgeous card Kitty, and a wonderful cause.
    Pauline
    x

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  33. Oh wow is this gorgeous Kitty!! LOVE it!

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  34. Lovely card :) your shades of blue work perfectly for your petals.
    Kate xx

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  35. Beautiful card, love the sentiment on the vellum.

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  36. Very pretty card! Gorgeous inking!

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  37. This is perfect! Love your sponged background!

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  38. Beautiful card, love the flower and gorgous colouring xx

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  39. Very pretty card! Love the ombre effect!

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  40. Beautifully stenciled, gorgeous card!

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  41. This is absolutely stunning!

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  42. 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.

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  43. This is so lovely.
    Love the elegance of it.

    Hugs,
    Karen.xx

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  44. Such a beautiful card!! That stencil is awesome!

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  45. This is sheer and beautiful loveliness!! What gorgeousness is that stenciling!! Love the way you have embossed the sentiment on the vellum and the well placed sequins that add to its classiness!! I became a follower through Google Friend and Bloglovin'!! Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier today!!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

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  46. Beautiful! Love those shades of blue!! Thank you for joining this hop ♥

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  47. very pretty. I love the shades of Bule

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  48. Kitty, this is an awesome stenciled card. Love that bold flower & your spritzing technique has captured the spray color just so beautifully. Liked the way you did the vellum sentiment as well. Saw a Catherine Stamps video today, and she was part of the Autism hop as well. This touches many folks so it's good that somebody is bringing it more into the mainstream consciousness. TFS & Hugs

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  49. Gorgeous!!!! Love the different shades of blue on here.
    Lynn

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  50. Oh, the shades pf blue look so fabulous with this stencil!

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  51. Lovely card, the shades of blue with that stencil made a gorgeous combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Gorgeous shading, very pretty!

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  53. Beautiful shades of blue; gorgeous card.

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  54. Oh WOW....this card is sooo pretty. Love all the shades of blue you used.

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  55. Super cute! Love the stencil work. Happy World Autism Day!

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  56. What a cheery card! Thanks for participating in this cause.

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  57. What a super lovely card. I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  58. Beautiful card for the Light It Up Blue hop! I love the stencil you used and the pretty shades of blue!

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  59. Beautiful card. I love how the blue blends outward and fades. so pretty. Thanks for being apart of the hop.

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  60. Bee-autiful flowers! Gosh this is pretty! facebook.com/wavingmywand

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  61. Gorgeous card! Love the ombre effect and the vellum!

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  62. Beautiful card - clean and elegant. Love it!

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  63. Lovely card! I love the blue colors you chose it is beautiful!

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  64. This is a lovely card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and have a Happy Easter! xxx

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  65. Wonderfull card, I am sure the receivers love this, silver and blue is such a fun combo and works so well together. Love how you used the vellum. Fab card. Wishing you and your family some happy Easter days and please cuddle your three furbabys for me, lots of hugs, Marion

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  66. That stencil is brilliant! LOVE the gorgeous shading, the use of vellum, and the perfect amount of bling! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  67. Just utterly gorgeous, girly! I love the shading & the vellum! Thank you so much for taking part in this hop that is just making my heart sing :)

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  68. What a pretty card! This is a great way to raise awareness about autism.

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  69. Beautiful hunnie and way to go You for organising this, my step son has autism and you have touched my heart xx
    And a possible prize too, woohoo xx
    hugs
    Sandie x

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  70. Love your ombre stencilling plus the touch of vellum - some of my favourite things on the same card :)

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  71. So beautiful and a very worthy cause Kitty.
    Happy Easter sweetie.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  72. Beautiful card. I love the blues you used. So pretty with the sequins. : )

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  73. awesome sponging and love the blue you put here and elegant sentiment on the vellum Kitty
    thanks to always being the first one to commenting my card Kitty you are really so sweetttt..hugs, Monika

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  74. Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the gradient in the blues. Thanks for such a sweet comment on my blue project xx
    Jenny x

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  75. Love your choice of Distress Inks--the blues are awesome! I like the progression of color. And the sparkle from the sequins is the perfect finishing touch:)

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  76. Beautiful card. Thanks for your support for Autism Awareness month

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  77. Loving the blues on this! And how you achieved the textured look by spritzing so far away. Great card!

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  78. Fabulous Ombre card & I love the little touch of bling

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  79. All those shades of blue, and the sentiment on the vellum make it a great card !

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  80. That's it! I need more stencils! Stunning card!

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  81. What an AMAZING ombre effect, Kitty! That stencil is one of my favorites and the vellum overlay looks beautiful.

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  82. Your card is so beautiful, Kitty. Love the sentiment on vellum too

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  83. Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

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  84. Wonderful card for today, love the colors so vibrant and the cause is just too important! too, great project,
    Have a Happy Easter sinding you warm wishes and happy thoughts
    hello from California
    Bibiana

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  85. This is so lovely--the blue ombre look is perfect for the challenge. Love your pretty vellum sentiment too! ♥ Sue Kment

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  86. What an absolutely gorgeous card!! The blue ombre looks amazing!! You did such a fabulous job!! Amazing card for a great cause!! I hope you and your family have a very happy Easter :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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

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  88. Thanks so much for participating in this hop with your GORGEOUS card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  89. Very cool card for a very good cause! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenges this week.

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  90. Your blue flower is wonderful. Great cause. Thank you for all you do.

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  91. What a gorgeous card! That stencil is lovely too.

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  92. This is gorgeous! I really love the distress colors you used and you got such an awesome gradient! Love the vellum sentiment panel too! Great job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

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  93. This is such a beautifully blue anniversary card in honor of such a wonderful cause. Love the ombre effect you created with the stencil!!

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  94. Love the ombre look to that flower! Gorgeous card!

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  95. This is so pretty! I love the gradient on the flower and the pretty sparkle!

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  96. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  97. What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness. Love the gradient inking.

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  98. This is beautiful. Love your inking and how you did the sentiment on vellum.

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  99. I saw this card entered at Word Art Wednesday and had to come by for a closer look. Not only is it gorgeous, but what a lovely reason you created it!!

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  100. Oh My Goodness What a stunning design! Love your Background! Thanks for playing along with Loves Rubberstamps this time around! Hope to see you next week!
    Hugs, Dangina

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  101. Such a gorgeous card!

    Thanks so much for spreading awareness and acceptance for those with autism. I wish I'd known about the hop earlier.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  102. love your CAS card. Thanks for joining us at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

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  103. Beautiful card and awesome colors! Thank you for making people more aware of what can be done and what everyone strives for. Thank you for joining us at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com! Hope you will join our next challenge too!

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  104. This is really pretty, you totally should send it to me! Thanks for playing along at OCS.

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  105. Wow! this is really pretty! I love the giant flower and the words over it with vellum! Thanks for linking up to our inky paws Challenge!

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  106. Bom dia, amiga!
    Gosto muito das suas visitas e dos seus comentários!
    Vou colocar seu blog entre meus favoritos.
    Abraços, Neli.

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  107. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love your design!

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!
    Shelly

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