And how about a little blog candy? I have a brand new Freshly Picked cartridge to give away to one lucky winner! What do you have to do? Just leave a comment for me......and I will pick a winner on Monday night at 9 PM!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Autism Awareness Blog Hop!
Welcome to the Autism Awareness Blog Hop! We are so glad you are joining us!! The cause of this Blog Hop is very near and dear to all of us, and we all need to be aware that Autism is rapidly increasing in numbers in our children. 1 in every 100 children is diagnosed with Autism. It is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Know the Signs: Early Identification Can Change Lives Autism is treatable. Children do not "outgrow" autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. Today, on the 4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, we are joining prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — who will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. Light it up Blue is aiming to light the world blue all throughout April — city by city, town by town — by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities. So help us, LIGHT it up BLUE this month! Cortney doesn't have autism but many of her friends do. These children have a special place in my heart and Cort's life! I see the struggles that these children and parents endure on a daily basis. We need to raise the general publics' awareness of this rapidly growing disability! You should have come here from Paula's Blog, if not feel free to start at the beginning of the hop here. For my card today I used an older Quickutz die I had in my stash to cut the puzzle. The frame was cut using my Cricut and the Elegant Frames cartridge. I cut the flowers using the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, and the key from the French Manor cartridge. I did lots of inking and glittering.......and added a bit of seam binding and rhinestones. The word, hope, was stamped from an old magnetic stamp set I had in my stash by Making Memories. It was stamped directly on vellum with Versamark. I embossed it in black.