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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue For Autism Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!! Thanks so much for coming by our blog today! I'm here to take part in an awesome hop today to support Autism Awareness.

Autism has touched my life. I have a very special cousin, Michael. Michael is in his 30's now. He's funny, bright, loves his job and his family and is always cracking jokes and I just adore him. Also, I adore his loving and supportive parents who have done so much to give Michael an awesome life. I love my family and I'm happy to be here with you today to support this cause.


Every April 2nd, Autism Speaks.org celebrates Light It Up Blue which commemorates today as World Autism Awareness Day.

Click to see what YOU can do to Light It Up Blue today.


So, we have a great blog hop for you today and lots of great sponsors. Lil' Inker Designs is one of those sponsors and we're offering a great prize for you. We're giving away our brand new Mini Canvas Die and coordinating Mini Display Easel. Woo hooo!!!!! It's a prize valued over $20!



Here is the card I made to share with you today in blue, of course!

This is actually a preview of a set called We Connect that we're releasing on April 20th. It features these fun linked circles which you can so do SO MANY cool things with! Here I heat embossed my circles in white on white paper and then did some very therapeutic coloring with my Copic markers. My sentiment is heat embossed in black. 


CLICK HERE to see all of our hop participants today or to go to the hop's main page.

There are lots of LID Designers joining in today as well!

Leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop if you'd like to be eligible to win a prize. 

Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on 
Monday, April 6.

Before I let you go, I have some exciting news to share! 

It really does pay to play along in our Monthly Meet Up Challenge! I have been a fan of Heather Hoffman's for some time now and after seeing her AMAZING Monthly Meetup entries I asked Heather if she'd be interested in becoming part of our team. Well, Heather's post for today will be one as a brand new Lil' Inker Design Team Member!! Yahoooooo, Heather!!! I'm excited to work with you. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!



Thank you for spending some time with me today and for a wonderful cause!


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97 comments:

  1. LOVE this card and I am sooooooo happy that you are participating!!! YAY!!! Thanks so much and congrats to Heather!! YAY!! :)

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  2. Love your card, Laura! Thank you for sponsoring!

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  3. What a fun circle card and thanks for being a sponsor for this blog hop.
    Welcome to Heather--love her creations.

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  4. What a great card for this wonderful cause! I absolutely LOVE the new We Connect circles!! It is perfect for Autism Awareness!

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  5. Gorgeous card Laura, thanks for sponsoring and congrats to Heather for becoming a new DT member!

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  6. Beautiful card - I love the circles! How fun!

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  7. Beautiful card. there is so much movement and depth to the design.
    the colors work well together.
    thanks for supporting a good cause.

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  8. Wow, Love this card, can be used for anyone! Cool sneak peek, thanks.

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  9. Wow Laura...I love this card!! Hope you don't mind me trying to copy it...I love the design & colors!!

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  10. 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/

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  11. Love how those circles are colored, so pretty and Hooray for Heather joining the team. She's a wonderful addition!

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  12. Beautiful card and MANY congrats to Heather!! :)

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  13. The mini easel is adorable. Thinking today of my autistic nephew...let's conquer this problem.

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  14. WoW! What a FAB card! Bookmarking you to return to! Thanks for sponsoring the autism awareness blog hop with that incredible die!!

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  15. Love this card and I can't wait to see the rest of that set!

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  16. Gorgeous BLUE bubble coloring!!

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  17. I loVe your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for sponsoring the hop and helping to raise Autism Awareness.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

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  18. Such a pretty card, love the design!

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  19. Oooo...I love that stamp! It's definitely going on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. This is so beautiful, thank you for sponsoring such a wonderful blog hop.

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  21. What a great graphic card...love those coloured circles. Welcome to Heather...her work is really inspiring.

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  22. Your contribution to this blog hop is wonderful, and so is that incredibly creative card with the new We Connect stamp!! I've never seen a Lil Inker I haven't loved! Congrats to Heather too!!

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  23. beautiful card. Congrats and welcome, Heather!

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  24. Congrats to Heather- She's a lucky lady!! LOVE that card! :)

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  25. Laura, your card is really beautiful!

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  26. I LOVE this pretty blue design! The bubbles are so well done! great card!

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  27. What a lovely card by Laura! Love the individually colored circles!
    Nina-Marie :)

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  28. Laura your coloring is fantastic!! LOVE!! :)

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  29. oooo-la-la~! that's a great stamp! LUV your blues!

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  30. I love Lil Inkers - I have a growing wish list that I want - hoping for some money to turn up soon for crafting supplies! Things are tight! So winning would be so truly awesome!! Your card made me gasp - beautiful, peaceful and just loved looking at all those beautifully colored circles - very relaxing and healing card!!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

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  31. Your stunning, 'theraputic' circles card: fabulous x awesome! WOW! Congrats to Heather...looking forward to her amazing inspiration on the team!
    ~c

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  32. Love these overlapping circles and the pretty blue hues.

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  33. Awesome card and an awesome cause!

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  34. Lovely card! Love the shades of blue ♥

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  35. So pretty Laura! The linked circles are so cool. In the blue shades, they remind me of bubbles! Thanks for supporting this cause.

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  36. I love your card! It has great depth with your light and shadows.

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  37. Stunning card!! Love the circles!!

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  38. Thanks for participating in such a worthwhile awareness cause. Autism affects so many people.

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME Heather!!!

    BEAUTIFUL card Laura - WOW - I LOVE LOVE LOVE it - the interlinked circles look DELIGHTFUL - can't wait to add We Connect to my shopping cart!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, SUPER sneak peek, FABULOUS announcement about Heather and being part of this Blog Hop for a great cause!!!

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  40. Love how you used the stamp. This may be a stupid question, but I've heard that coloring embossed images with your Copics can damage the tip... any truth to that!?

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  41. Awesome card Laura and congrats to Heather making the team. Her work is amazing. Thanks for a chance to win and for supporting this hop.

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  42. Beautiful card, lovin' those circles.

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  43. Fabulous card! I love the circles. They make me think of the connections I have with my autistic students, and some that just aren't fully connected.

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  44. Beautiful card. I love those circles and of course all that blue. It is perfect for todays hop. Your Michael sounds like an amazing person. Thank you so much for sponsoring and supporting the hop today. You have a wonderful prize that i did not know you had. It is amazing. I need to get one of those dies. So neat. And perfect again for today. Also I wanted to congratulation Heather. That is wonderful news.

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  45. Beautiful card for a great cause.

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  46. Gorgeous shading, love these embossed circles and the bold sentiment!

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  47. So happy at the supportive love here! Congrats to Heather who is a sweetheart and super talented! Thanks for sponsoring the Light It Up Blue Hop today. It's such a great cause! facebook.com/wavingmywand

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  48. Your card is AMAZING. I LOVE it!
    Thanks for being a Sponsor!
    Yay for Heather...love her style!

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  49. Those circles are gorgeous! I have two children with autism. Thanks for supporting this great cause.

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  50. Beautiful card! Thank you for supporting this cause. My son is autistic and loves to color with his markers.

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  51. Pretty card for the Light It Up Blue hop! Awesome job in bringing awareness about autism with this huge hop!

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  52. Thank you so much for being a sponsor of the LIUB Blog Hop! Your card is beautiful and what a neat stamp! Thank you for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

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  53. Yay! Congrats Heather! I love her work! And love your card Laura! Thanks for the chance.

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  54. Beautiful card! Love the cause what a fun hop for Light it up Blue!

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  55. OHMYGORGEOUS! Such beautiful colouring! Thank you so much for being a sponsor for this hop that is making my heart sing :)

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  56. What a beautiful card. This is a great way to raise awareness about autism.

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  57. Cool card!! Love the new lil' inker dies!

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  58. Gorgeous card!!! I adore blue bubbles
    kisses;)

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  59. I love the interconnecting circles with the shades of blue...very eyecatching!

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  60. I love the blue bubbles, gorgeous card!

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  61. I love the linked circles, and what a great idea to emboss them and color inside! Looks fabulous!!

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  62. This card is totally amazing as is the stamp set! LOVE!

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  63. I love the imagery behind the interconnected circles! This is one perfect card for this hop. Thank you so much for sponsoring this amazing blog hop!!

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  64. So beautiful and original card.
    This is a Great cause.
    Happy Easter!!

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  65. was looking through the thumbnails and this caught my eye...love the blues used and the interlocking, overlapping circles. The brain is humming with thoughts of ways to use it!

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

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  67. Love that therapeutic coloring...! Pretty! ♥ Sue Kment

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  68. Great card. Those linked circles are great. Beautiful colouring !
    Happy Easter for everyone !

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  69. Beautiful card....love the interlocking circles!!
    Thanks so much for sponsoring this important hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  70. This card is SO cool! I LOVE all the blue tones you used, and that big and bold sentiment! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  71. OMGosh! Fabulous card. I just love the interlocking circles. They look gorgeous in all the shades of blue. xx

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  72. LOVE We Connect and what a FANTASTIC card! Can't wait to see the full reveal and more samples. :)

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  73. You did a great job coloring the circles. I like how the colors blend. Great idea to emboss the circles first.

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  74. What a fun blue bubble card! Thank you for sponsoring the hop - it's much appreciated.

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  75. A gorgeous card and such a fun design! Thank you for being a sponsor and sharing your story.

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  76. Such a Beautiful card and wonderful post, Laura!

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  77. Amazing card! Thanks so much for being a sponsor for this fantastic hop!

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  78. LOVE your card for the hop! Congrats to Heather & can't wait for the next Monthly Meet Up!

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  79. Very neat die! I ADORE the card!

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  80. I love your card!
    Those multi blue colored circles
    are very appealing to the eye!
    Welcome to Heather! I have admired
    her cards for a while :-)

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  81. wow this is incredible! The way the colors are mixed on here is perfect!

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  82. What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

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  83. This is fabulous! You did Michael proud! Thanks for taking the time to spread Autism Awareness!

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  84. It sounds very interesting!
    i like the post very much keep it up
    Yah this blog is making a dfference. I love it.
    Buy AC online

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