April 11, 2012

"Hope" for Autism

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Well hello, what a beautiful day on Prince Edward Island, I love sunny days, it matches how I feel inside....ESPECIALLY after all the bloggy love I received and is still receiving since I started celebrating my 100th follower!!!! You rock! Everyone of you and I cannot thank you enough for making me feel I've reached the stars...  such beautiful comments and support! 

Today I am sharing with you a card I did called "Hope". I have a friend who just last month took all the piled up cards that were made for tutorials and such then donated them to the Autism Society so they could sell them and put it towards craft supplies and such.... this has inspired me greatly to do the same and most of you know I have a little fella (Michael) who also has Autism which is the very reason I had started this blog.  My first mission take a course in Web Development and Graphics (check) , then build an informative Autism site which you can find here....then learn to make cards along with digital stamps, start a blog, gain an online presence and eventually start my own little store...check check check check .... A percentage of what I would sell would go to the Autism Society here in PEI. I am happy to say that most of what I planned is checked off and yesterday you all brought me closer to my goal , a sincere thank you.

I meant to make a box for this card but I didn't have time ... I tried something different here... I punched out flowers and place them all over the card in different colors, as you can see I went over the edge except on the bottom.

Did you noticed I used paint chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (those little samples you get at the hardware store?) Well this one was one of those long ones with at least 6 colors on it..

Maybe I should have had a darker back ground , the flowers on the right side are hard to see making it look off balance, just picture them there ok! hehe

One more thing... isn't this guy cute? It is called a Webkinz Junior , Michael has always been fascinated with dressing up all his plush toys,  we are overloaded with plush, we actually had to move a lot of them to the basement...seriously!!
So one day Michael was terribly upset that he had a king's attire (actually a Santa suit) but didn't have a CROWN!!! Well it was like it was the end of the world... so for the first time in a long time I got out my cricut and took a chance on making a paper one  and butterflies in it with that!!!  It is from the Cindy Lou Cartridge, I also stapled an elastic band on there so it wouldn't fall off... on the crown , not the cat, hehe 
It was  huge success, Michael loved it which you all know really delighted me and saved me from having to go to the store.

Take a look at this cutie!

Have a fantastic super day!


Lisa said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! I absolutely love the use of the paint samples!! I grabbed a bunch a few years ago for a project and never used them...you have inspired me to find them!! The lace is beautiful!! And I love the adorable webkinz!!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That card is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the lace!! And YAY! for saving the day with the crown!! Looks AMAZING!!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous creation hun! lovely design, sure to encourage!
Wonderful royal crown for the kitty too!
hugs & blessings

Christina said...

Love the card and the lace is right up my street.... and the cat .. well what can I say about the cat... he's so cute especially with the crown, though I bet it looked better on Michael. xx

Melissa said...

Cute card!

Arcy Scraps said...

it looks fabulous!
♥ Cyndy

Sherrie K. said...

Such a pretty card!! I love the paint chip idea:) wow, you think of everything..beautiful lace to:) Great job my friend! I see Lisa has helped you out..she's the best! Glad she could help you.I have to keep that in mind if I ever need to keep a post at the top of my page too; Have a great evening!
Sherrie K

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