Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Autism isn't something that personally strikes home, however, I'm here because my friend and TMS design team member Jessi Fogan has two Autistic children.  They sound like amazing boys!  And I want to show my support for her as an amazing mother, talented crafter and sweet friend.

I am trying so hard to put my words together to share how I feel when I hear of others having the audacity to be so cruel to those who are autistic.  They are people... just people who have to figure out their life just as everyone.

We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here: Light it Up for Autism main blog post 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. Now here is the card I created for today's hop!



I created my card using two cut files I found on the Silhouette Online store.  The card base is one whole piece with the sentiment and then I cut a puzzle background out twice in two shades of blue and then glued to the inside of the card front.  Then I added a few punched out flowers and finished it off with some pearls.  It's a very simple card but I'm pleased with it.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have fun hopping!

70 Encouraging Thoughts:

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the puzzle pieces - perfect!

Kath said...

A fabulous card, love the puzzle and a great blog hop!
Kath x

wendy said...

love the puzzle, fab card !

AJ Bodine said...

Love this, what a great idea to make a puzzle piece background like that!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card ROCKS, Miss Lady!! Thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop!! You ROCK and I love you!!

Lee-Anne said...

This puzzle card is just perfect! Love it!

Krissy said...

LOVE the puzzle piece background! Great card!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Awesome card!

Yolanda Garrido said...

I really love this puzzle card!! :)

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Perfect to use the puzzle background....and a wonderful cause!

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

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/

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic die cut! Love that puzzle!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness...this is really lovely! I have a puzzle die but it didn't even occur to me to pull it out until I saw your fabulous creation. Wonderful! Hugs D

D.Ann said...

Neat! Love the layers!! Perf for the hop!

Jingle said...

Such a great background! Very cute!

Ruby N said...

Pretty card <3

cm said...

Your puzzle pieces card: fabulous x awesome! WOW!
~c

Jen Carter said...

The puzzle background is perfect!

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card!

Ann said...

Wonderful card and so kind of you to support your friend.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is so pretty and the puzzle is perfect theme.

Taunya Butler said...

What fun blue colors you have used together and I love your genuine caring about your friends and others who face the struggles of Autism! Really great card!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

Anne said...

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.

Mary said...

Beautiful card!!

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! Love the two tone puzzle background!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous, love the puzzle piece background. I hear you, we all need to be more tolerant and kind to eachother. when we take the time to understand, we grow. LIUB!

Brandi R said...

Oh this is fantastic! Perfect for this hop!! Thank you for joining ♥♥

Karen said...

Very nice.

Connie Mercer said...

love this design!!!! Perfect!!!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card for a great cause.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great interlocking puzzle background! Love.

Jerrie said...

Love your puzzle background. The blues shine!

Tracie Pond said...

Enjoyed your contribution!

Kristina B. said...

Love it! Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

Veronica Z said...

Melissa, I love your beautiful puzzle background and the large sentiment diecut is perfect! Thank you for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

Stampy Sister said...

I need to grab that cut file. I saw it and thought about it... I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

BurningRubber said...

Great card! Thanks for participating!

Michele Henderson said...

GREAT card! Love the puzzle pieces.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Mynn Kitchen said...

This card is amazing! I LOVE the different color blue puzzle pieces--genius design! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Liz said...

The card is so striking! Gorgeous card. xx

Eva said...

Beautiful card!rd! Love the puzzle pieces background
Kisses;)

Monika Reeck said...

I see many puzzle pieces card today on the blog hop
and yours is wonderfull all in blue
lovely bold sentiment too
AWESOME MADE
hugs,
Monika
(I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

Kris B said...

Wonderful card Melissa! love the puzzle background! What a wonderful cause to hop for!

Sarah Gray said...

Such a clever way to create that fabulous jigsaw design in blues! Perfect for the hop :)

Terri Burson said...

Love the design and die cut sentiment. Nice work! facebook.com/wavingmywand

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

well I was going to say "great CAS" but it's beyond simple, it's very pretty & I love the blue you matched up!

Angela Hoynes said...

Great card

Chrissy Larson said...

What a perfect card. I love how you put it all together!

Becca Cruger said...

Such a great design! Love how you incorporated the puzzle pieces into the background.

hippymom83 said...

Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

Sue from Oregon said...

Perfect cut file for this blog hop!!! ♥ Sue Kment

Lieve said...

Beautiful card, with that great (blue !!) puzzle background !

~amy~ said...

Beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Great card and I like the puzzle background.

D- said...

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

Janis said...

Love how you added the flowers along with the puzzle background. Wonderful card!!!
Thanks so much for participating in this important hop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mary Roberson said...

Your card is perfect for shining a light on Autism. Love the blue shade:)

Karenladd said...

A fun and creative card design! Love the layered die cuts!

Kris in Alaska said...

Fun card! I love those puzzle pieces on cards!

Jessi Fogan said...

sooooo I'm crying again :) Thank you so much Melissa, so much. And your card is perfection.

Helen F. said...

Wonderful thank you, Melissa!

Lynn Hardy said...

Your lovely card is very appropriate for this hop!

Chris D. said...

Your card looks so cool! Love it!

Rachel Winn said...

Wow I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

Deena said...

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

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

What a sweet card and how wonderful of you to support your friend and fellow DT member. God bless!

Wanda Cullen said...

The puzzle background is so symbolic for this challenge! Love your card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! I love the puzzle pieces! Thanks for taking the time to spread Autism Awareness!

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