Stampin’ Up! High Tide for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop!  Raising awareness and funds for research and services for those with autism is very near and dear to me…I have a daughter with autism.  And I’m so honored that so many awesome Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across the country have agreed to take part in this hop!

Each of us will be sharing a fact about autism with you so as you roll through the hop, you’ll hopefully learn a little about autism too!

Boys are 4 times more likely to have Autism than girls.  This fact always puts a smile on my face…we’re definitely in the minority having a girl with autism.  My daughter is typically the only girl in her classroom at school so she’s learned to be “one of the boys” too.

For our projects today, we are all using the primary colors from the autism heart above.  I used the High Tide stamp set since these colors are perfect for the beach!

I used Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso to stamp the images and sentiment from the High Tide stamp set and I sponged a little Marina Mist around the edges to add a little color to the sky.  The embellishments are 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Thick Whisper White Baker’s Twine and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I even did a little fussy cutting on the lighthouse.  I stamped it on the main panel and then stamped it again on separate panel and snipped around it.  I adhered it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for joining us for our blog hop!  If you’d like to help by providing a donation to Autism Speaks for research and services for those affected by autism, you can click on the heart banner right here, every dollar helps!


Okay, on with the hop.  Up next is Linda Geiger and the full list of blog hop participants is below.  Hope that you’ll hop through the list to see all of the fantastic projects!

  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper
  15. Sue Prather

The design for my card today was inspired by Mojo Monday 490.

The theme for my card was inspired by Just Us Girls #387.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pacific Point – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
  • Marina Mist – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 3-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3-3/4″ panel, hand cut image
  • Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

42 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! High Tide for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop

  1. Awesome card Amy, the colours are perfect for our hop today and thanks so much for all your leadership in organizing it

  2. Fabulous Card Amy! Just absolutely perfect for this hop. I appreciate you bringing this all together…you did a remarkable job! So wonderful to make people aware of some of the facts about Autism….so important. Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication. Hugs

  3. Very nice, Amy – you’re right! The colors are perfect for a beach scene – especially when you add a lighthouse!! 🙂 And tell Emily – from someone who spent most of her adult life as “the only female in the group” – nothing wrong with being the lone girl! It makes you tough enough to deal with life. Go, Emily! 🙂

  4. Lovely card, Amy. I just asked Mary if anyone in the group has a child with autism. You answered the question. Now I know why you have so much patience. Prayers for all of you. The only child I know with autism is my niece’s adopted son. He is 20 and attending art school now.

  5. Beautifully created, just as your daughter, Emily, is beautifully created! I am so thankful to be a part of this cause today, as all lives are so important. Blessings to you and your family as you navigate through your days with autism!

  6. Great cards for the hop. I’m sorry I dropped the eight ball on this hop. I was planning on participating but just did not get it together. It is for a great cause. Thanks. Kristi.

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  7. Amy, your light house is perfect! I love the idea that the light these autistic children (and adults) shine is not little! Great job with the colors too.

  8. Simply stunning. Love the layout – using the Autism colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us girls this week Amy.

  9. Beautiful nautical card, Amy! I just went through all the blogs viewing the pretty cards and got enlightened about autism. Thank you for reaching out and sharing with each of us. Blessings and Hugs to you~

  10. What an amazing hop – every project was wonderful, and I loved all the facts everyone had on their blog as well. You used the colors amazingly, and the sentiment you chose is perfect. Thank you for raising awareness for autism – Hugs to your sweet daughter!

  11. What a great cause!!! Your card is AMAZING! love that sentiment too! Thanks for being in our gallery this week at Just Us Girls and we hope you will join us again soon!

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