Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue!

Good Morning!

Today is an extra special day as it is the start of the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog 
Hop.  This hop was lovingly put together by Tenia Nelson and Veronica Zalis.


We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here: http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com/…/the-light-it-up-blue-for-…. If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this 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.
This hop is near and dear to my heart as I have a son with Asperger's Syndrome, which, for those of you who do not know, is on the autism spectrum.  
 Now here is the card I created in honor of him for today's hop! ~


I used a sketch from Viva la Verve,


And Verve Stamps, Bloom and Grow and Learning to Sail.  There are a couple of suns in the Learning to Sail set and I turned them into flowers by using the masking technique and drawing in stems and leaves.  I colored my flowers with Copics.
The leaves are clear enbossed and die cut with the coordinating die.  A bit of washi anchors the flowers, leaves and button.
The sentiment is one that speaks to me as it is one that is meant for every person, disabled or not.  Working as a school nurse, I see so many kids with 'diagnoses', including many on the autism spectrum.   Each and every one is made in God's image and perfect just as they are!  They are gorgeous inside and out, and you are gorgeous inside and out! 
                     "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your
                  works are wonderful..."  Psalm 139:14

Enjoy the hop!  

Lee Ann  :)


63 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Lee Ann. The image just pops. Love the colors...so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Oh, I love everything about this! Gorgeous! Great sentiment!

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  3. Gorgeous card, I love all the different patterns and shades of blue! I'm a new follower of your blog :)

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  4. A great card and a fabulous sentiment.
    Kath x

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  5. Girlie......I just LURVE this card!!! Thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop and also thanks for being an AWESOME friend, girl!! You ROCK and I love you!!

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  6. I LOOOVE your card; the background is beatiful, and those stamp images are so lovely. Perfect!!

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  7. Beautiful card! I love the patterned papers you chose!

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  8. Oh my gosh what a pretty card. I myself, love patterned paper. These papers are so pretty and so is the sentiment!

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  9. What a beautiful card!! I love the different patterns. Hugs!

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  10. 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/

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  11. This is such a pretty card! I love the patterns and those images! Reminds me of delft china.

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  12. Love your card, perfect sentiment !

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  13. Your card is beautiful, the sentiment is great!!

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  14. I like how the paper and stamps coordinate! Nice

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  15. Oh, WoW! I love the papers, SUNflowers : ), those embossed leaves on black and the sentiment is PERF for this hop! FAB!!

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  16. This is a very well done beautiful card!

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  17. Your blue flowers and leaves card: fabulous x awesome! WOW!
    ~c

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  18. Love that you shared such hopeful thoughts!! We are, each one of us, gorgeous on the inside and out, What a inspiring, and beautiful message!! Love your amazing card and those flowers look so cool! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

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  19. Gorgeous card! The sentiment is perfect!!

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  20. Beautiful! Love the papers and that Sweet Sweet sentiment!!! Thank you for joining this hop ♥♥

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  21. This is so beautiful, I love it. LIUB!

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  22. Beautiful card and love the design papers you used.

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  23. Beautiful card for a great cause.

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  24. Le Ann, your creation is absolutely lovely!

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  25. What a lovely card. Like you, I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  26. Beautiful card for the Light It Up Blue hop! Love your mix of patterns and those sweet flowers!

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  27. Your card is beautiful with so many lovely details! Thank you for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

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  28. Beautiful card. The colors are wonderful. Thank you for taking part in this hop.

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  29. Very pretty card and perfect sentiment!!!
    Kisses;)

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  30. OMGosh! What a fabulous card! I love the design. xx

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  31. Love your paperchoices and the flowers are so neat. Great card!!

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  32. The sentiment looks like you made it Lee Ann cool sentiment you have
    and so many lovely DP you have I am a bit jealous
    I made my self my DP cause in germany all DP is expensive for 10 pieces paper I paid 9 EURO oh my..
    love your design and image is sweet too..
    AWESOME MADE LEE ANN
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  33. 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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  34. Oh, this is gorgeous! Love the designs and happy colors. Nice work! facebook.com/wavingmywand

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  35. Just Lovely Lee ann :) Funny we are on the same dt and i never knew about your son. Two of my boys are autistic so im glad to be part of the blog hop.
    Kate xx

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  36. Love this! The sentiment is awesome!

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  37. Thank you for sharing your great card for this special hop! Love it!

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  38. Wow! You are a master of mixing and matching patterns! Gorgeousness!

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  39. This is so beautiful....I love these stamps and the way you used them!

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  40. beautiful card... lovely take on the sketch!

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  41. This is just oh so pretty...reminds me of those blue and white antique plates...Gorgeous! ♥ Sue Kment

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  42. Your card is an eye-catcher ! I like it a lot !
    Happy Easter weekend !

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

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  44. Hi, Lee Ann! I LOVE this fabulous card! The blue flowers are beautiful, and your layering is fabulous! I have family members that have Asperger's so I know that there may be even more challenges with this. Higher functioning makes them seem even stranger to those who don't understand. Here's to you and your journey--you are wonderful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  45. Beautiful card!! I have an Aspy daughter and am amazed at the awesome gifts she has as an Aspy. Hugs and prayers for you as you guide your son into the future. We are in this together, my friend!
    Thanks so much for participating in this important hop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  46. A beautiful card design and perfect sentiment. I am just overwhelmed by how many bloggers on this hop share an experience with Autism disorders. Thank you for inspiring me!

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  47. *fist bump* yay fellow mom! It's a crazy road but our kids really are amazing :) I love this card & perfect sentiment!

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  48. BEAUTIFUL card Lee Ann!!!
    It is such a SWEET sentiment & PRETTY design, I can SEE the LOVE that went in to making it!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of this AMAZING event for a great cause :)

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  49. Awesome card, Lee Ann. Love the sentiment :-)

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  50. wow, beautiful card! thank you for participating ♥

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  51. Wonderful card for your son. I like the embossed leaves.

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  52. Participating in this awesome hop! Your card is gorgeous!

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  53. Great project. Thanks for Shining a Light on Autism:)

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  54. A lovely card with pretty images and the perfect sentiment!

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

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  56. This is beautiful! The sentiment is perfect! Thanks for taking the time to spread Autism Awareness!

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