Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Day Full of Sunshine

Coffee of the Day - Bourbon Pecan

Today I am sharing a card made for a very special blog hop - Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop.  Our youngest son, Ryan, works for a fabulous place called Hope Bridge. it is a therapy center for children on the autism spectrum. He absolutely loves working there. I am making cards to send to him to give to the children there. I hope to get several made this week. hopefully I can get one made for the staff as well to say thank you for all they do! :)

I wanted to use shades of blue on my card because royal blue is the official color for autism awareness. I pulled out my brusho powders, which are a new to me crafting tool. I used cobalt blue and grey on watercolor paper. rather than using just water, I also sprayed the paper with pearl glimmer mist for a nice bit of sparkle. (I do this with my gelatos, too.)

That adorable little puppy is from LOTV. isn't he precious? when visiting blogs over the weekend, I saw several cards with paper cut at an angle and was inspired to try the same. it adds a fun design element!

of course I had to give the card my own little shabby spin, so there is a bit of ink distressing as well as some re-purposed treasures. I added a row of painted white dots across the top. the sun die is by La La Land. sentiment stamp is from SU!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have more cards for this wonderful blog hop later in the week. :)

editing to add link for another card made for blog hop:
You Are Amazing

Get Creative - no patterned paper
Dragonfly Journeys - baker's twine
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
House That Stamps Built - anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes w/a critter


  1. Awww . . . very sweet! Beautiful background and the recycled belt loop is a fun addition. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.

  2. This is so sweet!!! I love all the blue!!! It sounds like your son has a wonderful job!!!

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. How adorable! That's a great idea to make cards for your son to use. I bet they'll love this sweet little dog.

  5. A great design and super details, specially taken with that belt loop! So glad you joined our challenge at 2 Craft Critter Crazies, CarolG

  6. Wonderful card!
    have a nice day

  7. Hi Jennifer! Cute little puppy and I love all of your embellishments too. A great cause to be motivated to create for. Thanks so much for joining my Baker's Twine blog challenge and Good Luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  8. Lovely card. I like your use of 'bits and bobs' like the jeans belt. Thank you for sharing it with us a Get Creative Challenge.


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