Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to my stop on this awesome route to shining a light on Autism Awareness. To start at the beginning and not miss a thing, you’ll want to head HERE to Veronica Zalis’s Blog. You can find out all the details about the hop, making a card, the sponsors, prizes, etc. there. Veronica has put together another awesome hop this year and I’m proud to be a part of it. Autism Awareness is especially close to Veronica’s heart and I’m glad I can do a small part in spreading the word and ❀ .

First, I’d like to share a link to Autism Speaks. This hop is a great opportunity for me to read/link to the latest on research and information there, and I thought I’d share it with you too. ❀


Today, I’m sharing two cards. This first one uses Taylored Expressions Autism Awareness set called Look With Your Heart and 25% of the proceeds are being donated to the Autism Society. I’m happy TE reached out to let us obtain this set early and use it today. πŸ™‚ Taylored Expressions is also a sponsor on our hop today and offering a lovely prize. Be sure to read about that! πŸ™‚

I love Taylored Expressions felt! ❀ You should see the tiny little pieces I cut these flowers from. I use every last little smidgen of this stuff up. πŸ™‚ This flower die is Taylored Expressions lil bits die

Goodness, I just adore this sweet sentiment. ❀

Here’s an image of the entire set: Look With Your Heart.


Next up, is this sweet card I made using a new favorite die from Technique Tuesday called Pieces of My Heart . Technique Tuesday is also sponsoring today’s hop and offering a great prize too. Be sure to check that out on the TT Blog HERE. πŸ™‚

For this, I blended on some Distress Oxide ink and scored the base panel to give it some texture. I then added the Heart and lovely awesome sentiment from the stamp set Being Unique.

I just ❀ this sentiment so. Gah! πŸ˜‰

Thank you to Veronica for all her hard work to get the hop organized and to the amazing sponsors for taking part! Again, be sure to head to Veronica’s Blog HERE to start from the beginning! πŸ™‚

ETA: Here’s the updated FANTABULOUS list of designers, sure to make you smile! (Hopefully all the links are working.) πŸ™‚

Jill Dewey Hawkins (you are HERE now πŸ™‚ )
Jennifer IngleΒ (Instagram)

Carly Tee Minner
Miriam Prantner
Elena Roussakis

Melissa Phillips

Thank you for stopping by today and for spreading Autism Awareness. Patience, understanding and acceptance can spread if we share it! ❀

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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137 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Blog Hop

  1. AutismMommy says:

    Hi Jill. Wow your cards are beyond amazing! Thank you SO much for participating in this blog hop to help raise awareness for autism! I have 2 boys with autism so this means the world to us! You have no idea πŸ˜€

  2. Lynette says:

    just love your cards. That set by Taylore expressions is awesome. If I was teaching special ed these days, I would definitely add it to my collection!

  3. Kimberly Ostgard says:

    Love the card felt flowers are nice. Thanks for sharing in on this important cause spreading awareness of autism. Great that the crafting community is helping bring awareness to this most misunderstood disorder.
    I have a daughter on the spectrum.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

  4. Lennetta J says:

    Thanks for participating in the hop! As a Mom of an autistic child I really appreciate the bloggers raising awareness!

  5. Doreen Schostek says:

    Another mama with a beautiful 30yo son with Autism and a 28yo daughter that teaches Special Ed with a true passion! So very proud of them both, and grateful to you getting this blog hop going! Sporting my blue today, and have my front porch blue bulbs glowing! Love this puzzle heart!

  6. Sunitha Fernandez-Dhanraj says:

    Great initiative. Love the cards. WOW!! Thanks for being a part of this noble cause. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Cary Ann Lombardo says:

    Thanks for participating for this great cause. Beautiful cards and I love that Taylored Expressions stamp set.

  8. Gayle Bartholomew says:

    Both of your cards are wonderful. I love the sentiment on your first card. Thanks for your participation and support of this cause.

  9. Lauren Lovato says:

    I love both of these!!! I have GOT to try using felt on my cards. Those flowers look amazing! And the blending in the second card is gorgeous. πŸ’™πŸ’™

  10. Dana M says:

    What fantastic cards! Fantastic stamp set and sentiments. I love the felt flowers on the first card and wonderful ombre, scored and stitched background on the second.

  11. ANDREA HASTILOW says:

    Beautiful stunning cards using the best positive sentiments. I’m involved with autism here in the UK, teaching people on the autistic spectrum and with a family link. Thank you for your support in highlighting this great cause x

  12. Melinda Fox says:

    Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful the one with the flowers is elegant and sweet and then the one with the heart is bright and happy, I love them both!

  13. Denise Terry says:

    Love different things about each of your cards. The felt on the first card is so pretty, and the puzzle pieces turned into a heart on the 2nd, I love that!

  14. LOVE your cards! The flowers on the first one are a great complement to the sentiment and I LOVE the rainbow colored background on the second one!

  15. Michele W says:

    Great cards! I love the softness of the felt flowers on the gingham background and the colorful background for the puzzle heart. Thanks for supporting Autism awareness!

  16. Barbara S. says:

    Thank you for creating and sharing your beautiful cards with the entire community. Crafters, like you, should be proud of their efforts to teach patience and understanding.

  17. La’Nay Johnson says:

    Love both the cards, especially the sentiments. The felt flowers are a great touch. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Maura says:

    Love the soft bg on your first card and the sponged color on your second card – lovely work! Thanks for supporting this great cause!

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