Autism Awareness

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Today’s post is a special one. I am joining in a blog hop for Autism Awareness. My friends Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson are keeping up with this great idea in support of their children. I could not agree more with helping to shine a light on Autism Awareness.

I encourage you to check out Autism Speaks. It is a great website full of information and educational links to various resources.

I hope the world can learn to be more patient and considerate to those affected by Autism. I know for certain it is always appreciated. 

Ok, on with my card, made with blue love….

This little cutie skater is from Mama Elephant, along with the sentiment. The backgrounds are My Favorite Things. The clouds are Avery Elle, along with the hill and panel die.

This came together with some fun little accents I “borrowed” from a friend. ❀️

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Big hugs to Veronica and Tenia for organizing this hop!

Hop back to the beginning for the next stop!
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you’ll spread the love πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚

Still Lighting It Up Blue!

light it up blue mini hopToday’s post is another special one. I am joining in a Mini Blog Hop to Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness. My friend Veronica Zalis is keeping the Blue Light shining this month, and I’m oh so glad she is. I’ve learned a lot this month.

This hop is sure to be a fun one, so hopefully you can start at the beginning and check out everyone’s projects! Links are below. Most importantly, I again encourage you to check out some info at Autism Speaks… Knowledge.

On with my card!

Because Lawn Fawn is generously sponsoring our little mini hop here, I didn’t waste the opportunity to use some of my favorite Lawn Fawn goodness. I made a handful of cards using this LF Crayon set before, but I gravitated to it again for this hop. Love these crayons! And these Alpha/Number dies! Eeeeek! Lawn Fawn makes some super fun stuff!

hawkins_jill_urgr8_00_WM hawkins_jill_urgr8_wmLawn Fawn Supplies: Cole’s ABC’s, Quinn’s 123’s, Say Cheese (die cuts), Color My World, Love You S’more (stamps).

The Light It Up Blue mini hop celebrates the last day of Autism Awareness month! We wanted to hop one more time to remind everyone that Autism Awareness is important every day of the year! We are being sponsored by Lawn Fawn. One commenter will get to pick out the Lawn Fawn stamp set of their choice. Veronica Zalis is also offering a $20 gift certificate to the stamp company of YOUR choice to one lucky winner. Be sure to visit all of the blogs playing along today to increase your chances of winning!

Commenting closes Monday, May 4th at 12 pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping in &Β Lighting It Up Blue again this month! πŸ™‚ Awareness is always a good thing. πŸ˜‰

Next on the hop is Vera Yates!

And here’s the whole list of fabulous:

Thank you to Veronica for organizing this hop, inviting me, and for all her patience on my technical difficulties πŸ™‚

One more note today: I’ve needed a real watermark for a crazy long time, and finally, I have one! Thanks to the awesome created by my *visually off the charts talented* friend Karen Giron. If you find yourself in the same predicament, go check out Karen’s ‘The Sweetest Thing’ Blog and order yourself one. Oh, and hang out there for awhile because she makes LOVELY projects! Phew! Thanks again Karen! πŸ™‚

Light it up BLUE!

light it up blue blog hopToday’s post is an extra special one. I am joining in a Special Blog Hop to LIGHT IT UP BLUE for Autism Awareness. My friend Veronica Zalis had this brilliant idea in support of her son. Soon enough, another crafty friend, Tenia Nelson was there to help in support of her son too. These Moms love their kiddos and know first hand about Autism. I applaud them for acting and shining a light on Autism.

This hop is sure to be a super fun one, so hopefully you can start at the beginning and check out everyone’s creations! Most importantly, I encourage you to check out some info on Autism andΒ learn.Β I’ve spent some time doing so myself–there’s always more to know. Here’s a good resource: Autism Speaks. LOTS of information.

On with my card! (I’ll be sending it to a friend soon!)hawkins_jill_youreawesome_wmVeronica and I immediately thought of this MFT BB Super Boy to use on our Light It Up Blue cards. The awesome people at My Favorite Things generously allowed us to showcase this stamp/die set early in support of this hop (eeek!). But not to fear, you can get your crafty little hands on him too–April 7th! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_youreawesome_00_wmGoodness, I love this little guy! He’s a perfect fit for my household πŸ™‚ If you want to see stellar coloring though, you’ll want to check out my MFTC&I Teammates. They have mad skills on this front. I just keep practicing! πŸ˜‰

One more note: Be sure to leave some comments as you hop! There are goodies from some very AWESOME companies and people in support of this Β BLUE hop! You don’t want to miss it! You can start on the hop HERE at Veronica’s blog πŸ™‚

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This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics BB Super Boy, Blueprints #19, In & Out Diagonally Stitched Rectangles (dies), BB Super Boy, BB You’re Super, BG Small Brick Background (stamps), Black Licorice (hybrid ink), Steel Blue (dye ink), Dandelion, Electric Red & Steel Grey (card stock), Blending Card πŸ™‚

PrintThanks for stopping in &Β LIGHTING IT UP BLUE! πŸ™‚ Awareness is always a good thing. πŸ˜‰

Jill πŸ™‚