Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness, STAMPlorations~Anything Goes, Uniko #19~Anything Goes, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Happy Birthday, Simply Create Too #82~Anything Goes

Hello!

Today, I'm thrilled to be joining in - and welcoming you to - the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

master-minded by two amazing hostesses: Veronica Fletcher Zalis and Tenia Nelson.

As a long, long, long (long, long) time teacher, my life has been touched on many occasions by students with autism. They were absolute delights to teach, seeing and sharing ideas and insights from such incredibly unique perspectives. Even now, where I'm currently teaching part-time, I'm visited daily by two autistic teenage boys and, something they do or say, truly does 'light up' my day!

Veronica and Tenia have gathered a fantastic number of sponsors who are showing their support for this hop. You can see the list here If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies, leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday April 6.

Here's my card:


One of my favourite images is this STAMPlorations bloom, showcased in three shades of blue Chameleon pens, and one each of yellow and orange.  Another 'my mom likes this' card *grin*

I'm also sharing at:
STAMPlorations~Anything Goes


Uniko Challenge #19~Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Happy Birthday HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY!


Simply Create Too #82~Anything Goes

Hope you'll join in with this marvelous hop...and so looking forward to your "Light It Up Blue" creativity!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

83 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card!

AJ Bodine said...

Very pretty, love the different shades of blue on the flowers giving it an ombre pattern!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Kath said...

A lovely card - the flowers are fabulous.
Kath x

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Beautiful!

Krissy said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers stacked like that!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooo GORGEOUS, Miss Lady!!! Thanks for being an awesome friend and thanks for participating in this AWESOME hop!! I love you and you ROCK!!

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

Great job I really love this card. Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop for such a great cause!!Happy Stamping/Keep Moving Forward!!

Jessica Lynn
http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

VanessaB said...

beautiful!

Gail Townsend said...

gorgeous card,

Gail Townsend said...

gorgeous card,

Happy Dance said...

So pretty! You're becoming a master with those chameleon pens, my friend. Those images are awesome. And once again, I'm with your mom on this one. It IS brilliant. Love it. Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Carol, this is such a GORGEOUS card! I love that you used 3 shades of blue and how you framed out your sentiment...so beautiful! You're doing an amazing job with your Chameleon pens, too :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Love these blue flowers :)

Taunya Butler said...

Your flowers are "BLOOMING" gorgeous and the way you have colored them, oh my, be still my heart - THEY ARE LOVELY!!!! I am just in love with the softness and just pure and simple beauty of this card!!! Love and so many hugs to you!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wonderful card! Those blue flowers look fantastic with the framed sentiment!

wendy said...

lovely card very pretty flowers !

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful masking and coloring of those flowers. Great card!

Monika Reeck said...

Miss C ...lovely coloring with chameleon pens.. love how you show those flower...miss u...visit me if you have a bit time..hugs.Monika

KayM said...

What a beautiful card! I love that pretty flower colored so beautifully in the wonderful shades of blue! For such a good cause too! I hope you have a lovely weekend! ((Hugs))

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Nice! Love the blue and yellow

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Love the blue daisies. I support autism research as it is in my family. tfs

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous love those flowers..

Angela Hoynes said...

.lovely flowers.

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card! I love the flowers in blue, and you've just made me more curious than ever about trying the chameleon markers. ;)

I Card Everyone said...

Bless you, c... and all teachers who have such special, gentle ways with these darling children! And your card is gorgeous, too!!
=] Michele

Creativos said...

Muy bonita!!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Love that blooms stamp! Thank you for joining this hop ♥♥

Lori Kobular said...

Love the blue flowers on your pretty card! Great card for a great cause! Thanks for supporting Autism Awareness!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful. Love the different shades of blue. LIUB.

Kim Heggins said...

Carol....these are simply stunning flowers! And your coloring is about as perfect as can be.

Pam said...

Gorgeous floers on this beautiful card! As a long time support for students with special needs, I am also touched daily by my autistic kids. Love love them all!

joy said...

Beautiful card! Love the shades of blue and your composition is so pleasing!!

Deborah Frings said...

I think your blue flowers are so beautiful. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko Studio this month!

D.Ann said...

Love your blue flowers... jealous of your chameleons! : )

Dana Joy said...

Beautiful card.

Tracie Pond said...

Flowers always bring happiness! Nice creation!

BurningRubber said...

Great card! Your flowers are so pretty! Thanks for participating!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous blue hues, Carol ... so beautifully Chameleon-ed! Day brightening, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

sandie said...

Gorgoeus coloiring and love the use of the different blues. Thanks for joining Uniko

Marisa said...

Gorgeous mix of blues and loving the flower :) Hugs to you for touching the lives of so many kids, whether they know it or not!!

*Vicki* said...

Those blue flowers look amazing and so beautiful!! Fab CAS design and for such a wonderful cause! ;) HUGS

Eva said...

Beautiful card!!! Adorable flowers
kisses;)

Jerrie said...

I love that stamp set and you have created a beautiful card with the daisy!

Anne said...

I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is beautiful! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

Yolanda Garrido said...

What a very beautiful card!

Liz said...

Gorgeous card. I love the beautifully coloured image. xx

~amy~ said...

Carol, your card is PERFECT.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Gorgeous blue flowers!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! Those blooms look amazing in blue!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

This card is so stunning!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Carol, this is stunningly gorgeous. Seriously, I can't tell you just how much I like this card because there wouldn't be enough space in this box! It's fresh, bright and absolutely lovely.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card for a great cause.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card C, love the different shades of blue!

hippymom83 said...

Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

Sue from Oregon said...

My daughters are teachers as well...it takes special people to teach special needs childrens...Great Job! Your flowers are beautiful in blue! ♥ Sue Kment

Sarah Gray said...

Love these flowers, Carol! I shall come to you for lessons on using the Chameleon Pens as your colouring is flawless :) The blues are perfect for this awesome hop!

Lieve said...

Beautiful card, great colouring, and I love that happy birthday stamp !
Thank you for sharing your talent and caring about autism !

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring of the flowers! This card ROCKS!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Such a beauty Carol. Love the different shades of blue. Your coloring is awesome! Happy Easter weekend!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Such a lovely card! I adore those blooms and fun masking! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the different shades of blue!!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card~great job coloring those daisies!

Stampy Sister said...

This card is just beautiful. I have two autistic children. Thank you for supporting this cause.

Jessi Fogan said...

ABsolutely stunning colouring, cm! And as a mom, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being one of the people that my kids look to & depend on - I can't imagine it's always easy to have my boys in a classroom, but the impact teachers like you have on their lives is immeasurable :)

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Carol!!!
LOVE your card design with the 3 overlapping blue flowers!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of this AMAZING event for a great cause :)

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a beautiful design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope we will see you again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Ruby N said...

Oh this is beautiful :) thank you for participating ♥

Geri said...

...playing catch-up again!

Gorgeous, gorgeous shading! You've seriously done a beautiful job shading the colors from 'dark to light' shading. Love the pop of yellow too! Thanks again for a lovely phone visit :)

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is beautifully done! Great coloring!

Ann said...

Lovely card.

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring of these flowers.

Lynn Hardy said...

Oh your card is just so nice!

Mary Roberson said...

Love your blue flowers. So pretty!

Janis said...

So gorgeous with those lovely blue flowers!!!
Thanks for participating in this important hop!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card, I love the trio of blues together, thanks for your sweet comment too...... Teachers should definitely be thanked in this hop, you all do a wonderful job with our special children :)
Jenny x

Bobby said...

Love your blue flowers, Carol. I'm sorry I missed the hop.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Absolutely LOVE that daisy as well and you just made it shine! Pure gorgeousness!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, absolutely love those blue flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Brenda said...

Oh my Carol, this is a gorgeous card! I am so in love with those daisies, your markers sure are giving you fabulous results-I think you have them down to perfect! I so love the look of them!! Yes, I totally agree with you about autistic children, they are a delight to work with and talk to. What a wonderful blog hop! Hugs, Brenda

Amber Kroening said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio!