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World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

 

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Today is the World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop, where we are creating projects with a theme to help bring information and awareness to you. Below are links to all of the blogs in this Hop, showing more ideas, as well as a link that will allow you to donate directly to the Organization for Autism Research.

If you are new to cardmaking, crafting or blog hops, here’s how it works:

-a group of blogs are linked to form a chain that share a common theme

-cardmaking and crafting are more of a passion for some and we craft as a creative outlet while providing a craft to share with someone in our lives. Being passionate about people as well, we are helping to spread awareness through our crafting

-many of the projects linked today are created using products from Stampin’ Up! , who is a premier supplier of crafting supplies to the public and crafting community

 

World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop card created by Jenny Hall at www.jennyhalldesign.com for #autismawareness #autismmom #worldautismawarenessday #cardmaking #stamping #stampinup #jennyhall #jennyhalldesign #jennystampsup #watercolorpainting #lightitupblue #papercrafts #kidfriendlycraft #lifestyle

 

 

Crafting for a Cause; Autism

If you are new to my blog, I’d like to share something about myself. I am a mom of two young boys, both living on the Autism Spectrum. It seems the more I meet new people, I learn there are so many more people living with Autism than are diagnosed or is the general public more aware of. Bringing light to the world, individuals with autism are unique and special people. They often are extremely caring and have “super powers” that would be hard for some individuals. My youngest son is able to totally manage up to 5 tasks at one time and handle them well, while my oldest son has the most remarkable memory and compassion that I have ever known. I often craft for them, their caregivers at school and other individuals that lend support.

Here is a link to allow you to donate directly to the Organization for Autism Research, in an effort to assist individuals living with autism and bring more awareness, in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

a few things you can learn and support those with autism are:

Light it Up Blue Campaign by Autism Speaks

National Autism Awareness Month

 

 

   World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop card created by Jenny Hall at www.jennyhalldesign.com for #autismawareness #autismmom #worldautismawarenessday #cardmaking #stamping #stampinup #jennyhall #jennyhalldesign #jennystampsup #watercolorpainting #lightitupblue #papercrafts #kidfriendlycraft #lifestyle

Design Details

measurements for this project

Whisper White Thick card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock panel: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Watercolor paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ + vellum scraps for stamping

All products used are available in my Online Store

Watercolor Smooshing Technique

I’m a big fan of easy to complete projects and having a technique that both easy and fun is fantastic! Watercolor smooshing is a technique that is created by dabbing a stamp pad onto a non-porous surface (I’ve used a Silicone Craft Sheet), then diluting the ink with water before “smooshing” a piece of watercolor paper into the ink. The results are incredible and there are never two cards made the same. After the smooshing was dry, I added the panel to more card stock and added the words “you are the extra in my ordinary”, from So Many Shells stamp set. My boys are the extra in my ordinary and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop card created by Jenny Hall at www.jennyhalldesign.com for #autismawareness #autismmom #worldautismawarenessday #cardmaking #stamping #stampinup #jennyhall #jennyhalldesign #jennystampsup #watercolorpainting #lightitupblue #papercrafts #kidfriendlycraft #lifestyle

 

Here is a list of participants in the Blog Hop, I encourage you to visit all of the amazing projects!

 

Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase

World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop card created by Jenny Hall at www.jennyhalldesign.com for #autismawareness #autismmom #worldautismawarenessday #cardmaking #stamping #stampinup #jennyhall #jennyhalldesign #jennystampsup #watercolorpainting #lightitupblue #papercrafts #kidfriendlycraft #lifestyle

Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.

-Jenny Hall

YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop card created by Jenny Hall at www.jennyhalldesign.com for #autismawareness #autismmom #worldautismawarenessday #cardmaking #stamping #stampinup #jennyhall #jennyhalldesign #jennystampsup #watercolorpainting #lightitupblue #papercrafts #kidfriendlycraft #lifestyle


Jenny Hall www.jennyhalldesign.com

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In answer to many questions, yes I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and YES you can join my team. I have a non-geographical team, which means you can live anywhere in the US and participate on my team. I hold monthly meetings via FaceBook LIVE in which you assemble a prepared project. Now is also the best time to join as a hobby demo. It’s a win=win for you !

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  1. Jenny your card is fabulous as always. T words you have selected are so special and from the Heart. I love that about you. Thanks for putting this hop together and for bringing this hop to life.

  2. Such a great blog hop..I know what you say…I know it by heart…we too have a son with Autism..the Asperger Syndrome..He is so special… We can write books about we all have been through with him….but even though it has been SO difficult..I never would have wanted to miss this.. I love him so much! He is 30 now..and all things came out well…..I so wished I would had known more …when he was small…

  3. I totally agree with Cheryl about your design. It’s a beautiful card and you are a beautiful woman and mother. Your husband can probably add to that! This was quite a hop and it tired me out! You totally amaze me with how you pulled this all together. I am going to study up on autism so I can join you next year. Hugs!

  4. Jenny, Thank you so much for allowing me to join the hop for such a fantastic cause. Your cards are always amazing and this one is no exception. Lx

  5. Lovey card, love the technique you used, and Thank you for letting me part of this wonderful blog hop

  6. You smoosh like no other my friend. This is a stunning card – love the vellum sentiment strips. Thanks for organising such a fantastic hop and sharing about your gorgeous boys. xxx

  7. Whew! I made it through this amazing hop you have organized. Girl you are something special. Thanks for your encouragement, kind words, videos and smooshing. Appreciated being included. Hugs. Oh, yeah – and your card rocks!

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