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World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

I am so excited I was asked to be a part of today’s Blog Hop for so many reasons! I get to use my creative avenue to help raise awareness for Autism; I get to participate in the blog hop with lots of awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world and I’ve learnt a few things along the way as well! I feel so fortunate to be able to participate today to support this cause. I used to manage a paediatric Speech Pathology & Psychology practice and many of our clients had autism and the best part of my job was seeing these children thrive, grow and learn and I miss that now that I’ve moved on to another job.

Obviously the theme for today’s blog hop is Autism and we were encouraged to create projects that incorporated the following that are associated with autism; the colour blue, a puzzle piece or a lightbulb. As soon as I saw lightbulb, I knew what stamp set I would use for my project; Watts of Occasions.

I love using stamps to create simple background images for cards and I love how the lightbulbs turned out for my project today! I haven’t used this stamp set enough but now that I’ve designed this card, I might get a production line happening with all the different bulbs!

I chose to watercolour a “blue” lightbulb and dimensional it up on my card base to add another element of Autism to my card. I thought the sentiment from the Watts of Occasion “You Light Up My Life” was perfect for the theme of today as there were so many children who crossed my paths at my old job who really did light up my life.

Thanks for taking time out of your day (or night, depending where you live!) to stop by and check out my blog post. Click the next button below and you can hop you way through loads of projects today to gain inspiration and ideas for your own crafting as well as support World Autism Awareness Day. There is also a full list of blog participants below if you’d like to jump straight to someone directly.

A special mention to Jenny Hall who was the brains behind this blog hop! She has done an amazing job coordinating all the demonstrators, creating the graphics and making sure everything ran smoothly.

Keep on hopping (suitable after Easter weekend too!) and Happy Crafting.