Wednesday 18 April 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to today's Autism Awareness blog hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been following the hop you most likely arrived here via the talented Amy Koenders. Wasn't her project today inspiring? I would have to say so! I hope that you enjoy all of the projects that are part of today's wonderful line up! Remember to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you don't miss out on all of the amazing creativity, & touching messages to be shared today!

Although I haven't been impacted by Autism directly, I do know close friends who have dealt with the struggles of this disorder. This hop has already increased my own awareness in some sense, as I didn't truly realize that there was a recognized Autism Awareness Day (or Month for that matter). Hopefully bringing more attention to this issue, will result in a deeper understanding on behalf of others. As per the Autism Canada Website, "This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation".

I was originally very unsure of what to create for today's hop. I of course googled Autism Symbols and came across the Autism Ribbon. The ribbon was covered in puzzle pieces with colours similar to the colours I have showcased on today's card. My understanding is that the bright colours are meant to represent hope. I hoped that by displaying these bright hues in big blocks of colour this happy message of hope would be portrayed. Without hope the future can look very bleak. We all need to have hope in our lives, no matter what difficulties we may be facing. I then decided to stamp some of my favourite positive sentiments in these bright hopeful colours. Positive affirmations are good for anyone to repeat, or say aloud to themselves on a down day. I could have stamped a few more even, but I loved how these sentiments fit so nicely within this die cut heart. 

I hope that you enjoyed my project, and that it has inspired you in some way today. For a complete list of Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this card simply scroll down to the end of this post. As well, if you would like to donate to Autism Canada, feel free to visit the Autism Canada web page by clicking on the "Click Here to Donate Now" link below. I am sure that every little bit helps.
Now to carry on with this incredible Autism Awareness hop! Click on the Next button below and you will be taken to Stella MacKay! I am sure you will love what she has to share! 

Carolynn Sander - You Are Here

Thank you so very much for visiting today! I am always so thrilled to have you! If you have any questions in regards to today's project feel free to message me, or leave a comment below! As well, if you are from Canada and you are interested in purchasing products from my Stampin' Up! online store just click on the "Shop" icon below!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖


  1. What a sweet card! The colors are just perfect and so is your design. :)

  2. Beautiful card Carolynn and fits the theme perfectly

  3. Carolyn, what a brilliant layout! This card is beautiful and the multitude of sentiments are perfect. Thanks for hopping with us!

  4. YES! i love everything about your card. Nicely done.

  5. Oh, what a beautiful card this is! love your heart cutout to showcase your sentiments and how colorful your card is. So perfect for the occasion!

  6. Awesome card! I love all the perfect sayings you added!!! You succeeded in creating an uplifting and positive card. ❤❤❤

  7. Fabulous card! I love how you added all the different sayings in the heart. So cute!

  8. I love that you filled the heart up with all of the best things! Beautiful card Carolynn!

  9. Love, love, and love, Carolyn. What a beautiful representation for what we are doing with this Blog Hop? Perfect colours, sentiments and a wonderfully thought out creation. D xox