Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop




 Hello friends! ! I am thrilled and honored to be here today, joined by so many friends for the 2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Day! A special thanks goes to Veronica Zalis  for inviting me to be her guest!  In addition to the fantastic Blogs that are participating in today's hop, we have a FANTASTIC line up of sponsors who have generously donated prizes and time to make today a super fun day of friendship, support, and fabulous prizes! 


For my card today, I used an older stamp set from Altenew called Hennah Elements, that I have had for quite a while and never used. I love this set and was thrilled to get it out and play with it finally. First off I created a background with some images from the Altenew Geometric Flowers stamp set, then stamped the splatters from My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns. I then blended some of the same colors of ink on top. 



The flowers and leaves were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating Hennah Elements dies. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and is from the Bloom stamp set from Neat & Tangled.

Here is a list of all of the wonderful sponsors of this event! There are lots of amazing prizes to be given away!
  • Altenew - Sponsor - 2 $30 gift certificates  and DT
  • Avery Elle - Sponsor -$30
  • Brutus Monroe - Sponsor - $25
  • Chibitronics - Sponsor and DT
  • Crafting Desert Divas - Sponsor - $25 
  • Ellen Hutson - Sponsor - $30 - possible design team participation 
  • Heffy Doodle - Sponsor $35 and DT
  • Hero Arts - Sponsor 
  • Honey Bee Stamps - Sponsor $30 and DT
  • Jennifer McGuire - Sponsor $100 SSS
  • Lawn Fawn - Sponsor - $25
  • Lil’ Inker Designs - Sponsor and  DT 
  • MFT - Sponsor - $25 and Challenge DT 
  • Newtons Nook - Sponsor - $25 and DT
  • Pink and Main - Sponsor and possibly DT
  • Pretty Pink Posh - $30 Sponsor and DT
  • Reverse Confetti - Sponsor and DT
  • Right at Home - Sponsor - $20 
  • Sandy Allnock - Sponsor - 3 slots online classes and blog hop participation. 
  • Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine - Melissa Phillips
  • Stampendous - Sponsor and DT
  • Stampin’ Up - Tami White - 2  SU Sunshine and Rainbow stamp and die bundles
  • Sugarpea Designs - Sponsor - $25
  • Sunny Studios - Sponsor - $25
  • Taylored Expressions - Sponsor - $25 
  • Technique Tuesday - Sponsor (Stamp and die set) and DT
  • The Greeting Farm - Sponsor 
  • The Ton - Sponsor - $25 and DT
  • Top Flight Stamps - Sponsor - $20
  • The Stamp Market - Sponsor and possible DT
  • Verve - Sponsor and possible dt participation 
  • Waffle Flower - Sponsor and DT
  • YNS - Sponsor - $25 and DT
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by all the designers participating to see the wonderful cards they have created for this special cause!


Kay :)










146 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Kay, this is beautiful. I'm so happy to see your work! Just makes me happy. What a great way to start a Monday! :) Hugs!

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  2. So light and airy and beautiful!

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  3. Wow. This is a beautiful card and that sentiment! So encouraging!

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  4. Oh, I just LOVE this! So pretty!

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love that the blog hop today is for autism awareness!

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  6. The spatters and background flowers set off these sweet flowers perfectly! Terrific card for this hop!!

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  7. This is so amazing! What a great hop! Thank you for supporting Autism Awareness in this way!

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  8. wow this card is so full of good energy ... and so is this campaign :) ! congratulations !!

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  9. Love is sentiment!! Beautiful. This is so special to all. Thx.

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  10. Such a bright and beautiful card for such a worthy cause!

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  11. WOW! Here is why I am awestruck..and have a big smile on my face---What a wonderful crafting community we have and the impact that we can make together. I am so proud! Veronica and all the sponsors- THANK YOU!

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  12. What a gorgeous card, Miss Lady!!!! Thanks for being a part of this AWESOME event!!!

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  13. What a worthy cause for this blog hop! Your card is AWESOME! I especially love the sentiment!

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  14. Great use of the geometric stamps for the background. It add so much texture!

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  15. What a great and vibrant card! Love it!! And thank you for participating in a wonderful Blog Hop!

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  16. Stunning card and I just got those Distressed Patterns stamp from MFT, those splatters turn out perfect every time and right where you want them! Love how you sponged over them with the same color!

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  17. Love your card! Thanks for participating to bring Autism Awareness 💙

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  18. Thank you for your beautiful card and for doing this. we all need a moment to stop and think about everyone.

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  19. This card is fabulous! I love the colors!

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  20. Beautiful card and I love the bright colors you used. The sentiment is also great!

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  21. Such a pretty card! Great job. Love that sentiment.

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  22. Wow! Gorgeous card!! Love it! Thanks to everyone who are part of the awesome blog hop, and to the sponsors!

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  23. Those colors jump right off the card, amazing job.

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  24. It's such a pleasure seeing one of your stunning cards in the Hop, Kay! It's just right and colored beautifully!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Okay, this is my favorite card so far! lol I love flowers but this card has both flowers and bright vibrant colors both of which I love. Thanks for bringing such a beautiful card to the hop!

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  26. Beautiful card! Thank you for participating.

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  27. This is a fantastic reason for a blog hop! Yeah! I know so many with great kids affected by autism

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  28. A Very Pretty Card!! Thanks for sharing and being part of a very Good Cause!!

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  29. such an important thing to tell someone, beautiful card and such a great cause

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  30. Wow, what a striking card, I love the layout and design. Thanks for supporting such a great cause.

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  31. Love the bright and colorful card! Thank you for sharing your talents for this important cause!

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  32. This is going into my inspiration folder on Pinterest! Love it.

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  33. This is such my style...Love this card... I will use all the beautiful colour you have incorporated in the design...the Stamps are so Sweet... Thanks so much...

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  34. WOW ! Your coloring is fabulous ! Your card is as beautiful and amazing as is this great blog hop ! Thank you for sharing.

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  35. SOOO pretty, love your colors!

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  36. Love the colours and flowers! I love this initiative! After homeschooling my 5 children for 27 yrs, I took a job as an EA/TA to a 7yr old boy who was on the autism spectrum. He also had FASD. I was with him for 3 years and LOVED it all! Thank you for bringing forward more awareness of the awesomeness of these children.

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  37. I would like to say how much I appreciate that you are participating in this. My son is 12 and he has Aspergers syndrome. He also has aggressive ADHD and it was hard to get the autism diagnosis and therefore to get it treated. This is a wonderful way to raise awareness

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  38. So pretty Kay! I've had this set forever too but I have used it! Believe it or not! lol Fab colors and design!

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  39. I love every element in this stunning creation! Talk about a jaw dropper...this card is most definitely it! Love! Love! Love! <3

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  40. Beautiful card.
    The color combination is
    wonderful. Popping the
    flowers off the background
    is a great idea.
    thanks for sharing and helping
    spread the word about autism.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Such a happy & colorful card, it brings a smile to my face. And the hints in your background remind me of a "spirograph" that I had as a kid. Thank you so much for your generosity to Autism awareness.

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  42. Stunning card. Love the background. TFS

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  43. Beautiful card, I love the bright colors.

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  44. Awesome card with a fun background. Love the vibrant colors and the beautiful message. Thanks for helping raise awareness of the autism spectrum!

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  45. So fun and bright and what an awesome sentiment! Love the colors and coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. I love that stamp set! What a gorgeous card.

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  47. This is ever so pretty. Thanks for supporting the Autism Awareness Day & Blog Hop.

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  48. LOVELY CARD! I LOVE the bright colors & your coloring! The flowers just POP off the page! Thank you for supporting WAAD! ;)

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  49. I love the way you used the geometric flowers as a background, I have this set and I can’t wait to do the same thing!

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  50. What a gorgeous card Kay, your colouring is awesome. The sentiment is perfect.

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  51. If everyone would focus on the inside, and not the outside, the world would be a better place.

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  52. I have this set on my wishlist and it's nice to see what vibrant flowers can be made with it. Lovely card for a great cause.

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  53. A great cause. I love all the sentiments in this set. Nicely done.

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  54. These colors are so fun and electric!!! I love how they pop on the white background - this is such a bright and cheery card anyone would just LOVE to get in the mail <3 thanks for sharing!!!

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  55. Gorgeous card! That sentiment could not be any more perfect!! Thank u so much for participating in this hop to help raise awareness for autism!!!! I have two young boys (3&5) both with autism and this blog hop means SO much to us!!!! ❤️

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  56. I just love your card! Those flowers and sentiment work together so well. Just love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. What a pretty card. I love the happy colors you chose, thanks for sharing with us.

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  58. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card! It is so beautiful and amazing! Thank you for being part of this amazing hop.

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  59. Wow, love your floral card! I like the splatter accents.

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  60. Wow, love your floral card! I like the splatter accents.

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  61. Wow, love your floral card! I like the splatter accents.

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  62. Kay, you are such a master of the bright, cheery card style - I love it and love your bg!

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  63. awesome card, awesome cause!

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  64. LOVE this! The big sentiment/font look fabulous with your fun flowers.

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  65. Fabulous card! Fabulous hop for a great cause!

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  66. What a great card! The colors make me happy! Thank you for supporting autism awareness!

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  67. Love! The color combo is so cheery!

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  68. What a great card thanks for sharing in on this great blog hop spreading awareness of autism.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  69. I love your use of all the different stamps!!

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  70. This is a great card! I feel like the colors and your design make it almost glow, it's so vibrant!

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  71. this is such an amazing card for such a worthy cause!

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  72. What a gorgeous card with an outstanding message!

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  73. This is such a pretty card! I like the flowers, the colors and your delightful design!

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  74. Another mama with a beautiful 30yo son with Autism and a 28yo daughter that teaches Special Ed with a true passion! So very proud of them both, and grateful to you getting this blog hop going! Sporting my blue today, and have my front porch blue bulbs glowing! Thank you for creating such a beautiful card!

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  75. I love your card! Great message and the colors and design was beautiful.

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  76. Thanks for participating for this great cause. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

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  77. Autism awareness is exactly what needs to happen. Great hop and great cards

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  78. Loooove this! Such a great stamp set...I need to pull it out again! The colors just pop right off the page and the splattered background is so cool ��

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  79. Pretty design and color combo.

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  80. Love those beautiful bright flowers, thanks for helping raise autism awareness!

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  81. Great use of stamps and colored inks. The sentiment goes so well with the card.

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  82. Beautiful card! Love the light and airy feel, great use of white space too.

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  83. Love this bright card! It almost glows!

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  84. Wonderful hop to support a great cause ! I loved your card,It's beautiful .

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  85. Lovely card. Love the pretty color palette you used.

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  86. Thanks for bringing awareness to this worthy cause! Absolutely love the card!

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  87. Beautiful card for a wonderful cause. Your involvement means more than words can every express. (My granddaughter is autistic. )

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  88. Very beautiful from a beautiful person

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  89. A wonderful card for a wonderful cause!

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  90. Super card and sentiment, I'm amazed how many fantastic talented designers care enough to be part of raising awareness x

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  91. Such a happy card with uplifting colors! I love how you did spatters and ink blending in the BG. It really sets off your gorgeous flowers!

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  92. LOVE this! Gorgeous colors and love the design ♥

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  93. I love the card, it is so bright and beautiful!

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  94. I love the mix of colors and patterns on this card! So bright and happy!

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  95. gorgeous card - thanks for sharing:)

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  96. I love your card! The colors are cheerful and I like all the "layers" on it - really a lot to look at!

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  97. I am smitten with this card. Beautiful! Thank you so much for participating in this worthy cause!

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  98. lovely card. i like this stamp set too.

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  99. What a great background. And the flowers look a little Nordic :)

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  100. Great card to say so much! Glad you are helping to support a great cause! Awareness is the best start!

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  101. Wow what a gorgeous card. Love the brightness of the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Such a beautiful card with a great sentiment! Thanks for participating in this very worthy hop!

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  103. Amazing...love the depth you created with the stamped images on the base under the flowers.

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  104. Primary colors...your card is lovely...it reminds me that we are all from the same basic seed of life...thank you

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  105. Beautiful card - love the flowers, the sequins and the soft colors.

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  106. Lovely card and sentiment!! I love your coloring!!

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  107. I like your choice of colors and how you picked up the same colors in the background. Nice Card!

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  108. Your card is perfect! I love the sentiment! Beautiful! Thanks for helping to raise more awareness for autism!!!

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  109. What a gorgeous card. Thank You for participating. I have 2 kids who are autistic and another who is being evaluated.

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  110. Absolutely stunning! Your card is gorgeous!!! I love the colors, love the flowers and love the white space!

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  111. Lovely card with beautiful coloring!
    Light it up blue!

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  112. Such a lovely card..Love the beautiful colors..

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  113. Great card design with beautiful colors. Hennah Element stamp set has been on my wishlist for quite some time.

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  114. Beautiful! Love the colors and the sentiment

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  115. Kay, your card is absolutely stunning! Thank you for your part in making the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop such a huge success! 💙

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  116. Wow! Your card is totally gorgeous!!! Love the sentiment!!!

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  117. Bright, beautiful and colorful! This is a great card! It looks like a fun stamp set, too.

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  118. The colors on this card are so cheerful! Great design for this special blog hop. tfs

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  119. This is so sweet.! i wish I could make a wallpaper out of it.

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  120. The perfect sentiment! I love those flowers and the soft but bright colors you chose!

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  121. Such a wonderful shiny card. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

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  122. Beautiful card. Love the Hennah stamp set from Altenew. Must try your coloring techniques. Autism awareness is a great cause. Thanks to everyone!

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  123. You’ve made a really gorgeous card !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  124. So Beautiful! I love how the color pops off the page!

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  125. Amazing card! I *love* this stamp set! It was on my list forever, and then it was hard to find, but I got it about 6 months ago and have made *so* many cards with it, I'm kicking myself for not getting it sooner! Great sentiment, perfect for this hop :-)

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  126. Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop. Its so great that so many individuals in the crafting community is willing to support awareness. The sentiment is perfect. The flowers are a perfect pair. The card is so very pretty!

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  127. A beautiful card to spread a wonderful message of Autism Awareness. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  128. This is a perfect card for anyone!

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  129. Beautiful Card! Thanks for supporting autism awareness!

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  130. Love this fab sentiment on this gorgeous card.

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  131. Spectacular card!! Love how bright and pretty it is. Thanks so much for supporting this important cause!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  132. This is definitely a showstopper!! So pretty!

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  133. Lovely colours and gorgeous design

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  134. Love your colorful flowers. What a beautiful card.

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  135. WOW!!! Stunning card!! Love it!! :o)

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  136. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS for supporting such an AMAZING Hop!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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