Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

Hi all! Happy World Autism Awareness Day! I'm participating in a special blog hop:



If you're hopping along, you should be coming from Scrap Addict's blog.

Veronica and Tenia organized this hop, and I'm honored to attend! In addition to all of the awesome cards that are in the hop, there are also fantastic sponsors who have shown their support for Autism awareness. You can see the complete list of participants and sponsors on Veronica's blog.

I don't talk much about my job on the blog, but I work as a consultant in special education. This hop has a lot of meaning to me!

Anyhoo, here's my blue card:

Moon and Back

I was inspired by Julie Ebersole, and in fact, bought this Savvy Stamps die because THIS card (she's such a covert enabler--ha ha). I watercolored the moon with Blue Slushie Maya Mist. I had the idea to use the leftover alphas to make a loose trail. It's kind of weird, but I like it. ;)

Here's a close-up of the moon:

To the Moon and Back


The die-cut vellum stars are from Paper Smooches' Stars dies. I added some white and gold splatter to the base. The card looked a little naked at the bottom, so I dip-dyed the cardstock using the same spray mist. 

I've been playing around with my photos, and here's a different angle. Any comments on which picture is better? 

Moon and Back


If you get a chance to link up your blue project, you can do so at Veronica's blog. She also has the list of sponsors. The winners of the giveaways will be drawn from the comments, and the more comments you leave on the participants' blogs, the greater your chances to win! 

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


56 comments:

  1. Oh Jocelyn, this is beautiful. Thank you for the work that you do!
    P.S. Julie's classes are dangerous, it's hard to not buy every single supply that she uses.

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  2. Not weird... arty! I love this card, Jocelyn, and it's so perfect for the hop. Some of my best teaching memories are working with an autistic student for two years... I still have some of his artwork. :)

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  3. Such a beautiful card! I love everything about it!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the color on the "moon". Love this ♥ Thank you for joining the hop!

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  5. Such a unique card design and I love the vellum stars!!

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  6. I love the watercolor effect on your card! Very pretty!

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  7. Beautiful! Love those loose letters trailing from the moon. As for the photo, I like both, but I think I prefer the second with the dark background and more angle to see more of the texture of the card.

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  8. Beautiful card, and for a great cause too!

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  9. What a sweet card! This is a great way to raise awareness about autism.

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  10. Great, I love the color on the moon, the letters trailing from the moon and the vellum stars! TFS.

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  11. The watercoloring on the moon looks amazing! I love the vellum stars too!

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  12. Oh wow! Love the watercoloring!

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  13. Fab! I'm a person who loves pics from multiple angles, so I like being able to see all three. That said, I think the white card stands out better with the darker background.

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  14. Dip died, indeed, Jocelyn!! This is spectacular.. for a fabulous cause! Hmm... I think I like the white background, straight on photo the best... but both are very nice.
    =] Michele

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  15. This card is so AMAZEBALLS,girl!! Thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop!! You ROCK, Miss Lady!

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  16. Love this card! That trail isn't weird at all! :) Love the blue watercolor!

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  17. Love this! The pretty blue watercoloring adds just the right touch!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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  18. Love all the white space with the touches of water coloring!

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  19. Very pretty Jocelyn. That blue is really striking against the white. Very nice.

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  20. Very cool card! I love it. I say this to my grandson all the time.

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  21. Very cool card! I love it. I say this to my grandson all the time.

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  22. Super cool, Jocelyn! Love this sentiment!

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  23. Super cool texture and dimension on this awesome, loving card!! I appreciate the sentiment and think it is so cool that you diecut the letters out of the moon!! Such a cool effect and the addition of the blue is so impressive!! Awesome!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  24. Beautiful card with just the touch of blue.

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  25. The moon on your adorable card is just awesome! Love it!

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  26. love the punched out lettering in the moon & all spots of watercolor!

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  27. Oh this is so fabulous, love the bit of blue on the moon and the fabulous card design. One of my favorite sayings. Love it. LIUB!!!

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  28. Oh my goodness! This card is fabulous and incorporates one of my favorite sentiments. A truly wonderfully creative design, especially with the trailing alphas. Thank you so very much for playing along with the LIUB blog hop and for helping to spread a message of love and support for all those living with ASD.♥

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  29. Weird=trendy and your card is very trendy...LOVE! Hugs to you and the work you do to make lives better.

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  30. oh wow Jocelyn love that blue water color on your Moon
    and lovely sentiment on it
    and great arrangement on all in your card
    in one word
    AWESOME MADE
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  31. Beautiful card!!! Perfect and cute sentiment.
    Kisses;)

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  32. 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 brilliant! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  33. Heavenly! And yep, I would probably never have know about Savvy were it not for Ms. Jules. Happy Easter.

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  34. Your card is absolutely, amazingly, awesome. I saw it and just stared for a while. It's totally on my Pinterest board now for future inspiration. It's so soft and serene and gorgeous! GORGEOUS!

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  35. Really pretty card. Love the sentiment - great design. xx

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  36. Beautiful card; amazing moon ! Great sentiment !
    Thank you for the inspiration !

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  37. Because of all the white in your beautiful card, Jocelyn, I like your last photo with the dark background. Think the card "pops" a bit more. Thank you for helping those with special needs as we all know how challenging that can be!

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  38. This is super duper cute and I love that saying. Great card.

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  39. Such an amazing creation! LOVE the way the blue POPS among all that white space! Fabulous texture, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  40. Just lovely. I have two autistic children. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  41. This card rocks! I love the white on white with that blue!

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  42. DELIGHTFUL card Jocelyn!!!
    LOVE IT ALL, from the SWEET sentiment you have cut out of the moon, to your PRETTY POP of blue, stitching & stars, the white-on-white is SO ELEGANT too!!! Guess How Much I Love You is such a PRECIOUS book, filled with love!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of this AMAZING event for a great cause :)

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  43. Thanks for shining a light on Autism.

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  44. WOW this is an awesome card!!! So creative! Thank you for participating ♥

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  45. Love the moon you created!! It's so great and bluuuue!!! =) I like seeing both a front and angled shot!! Great job on both!

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  46. Wonderful card, love the sentiment.

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  47. Love this so much!!! Fabulous technique on the moon and love the trailing letters!!! I love each of the shots. I always put lots of views of my projects on my blog posts, so I like the different shots.
    Blessings to you for your work with those who have special needs!!!!
    Thanks for participating in this important hop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  48. Beautiful card, love the layering and the delicate blues. I like all your photos of the card

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  49. It's people like you that help make it possible for my boys to succeed :) So thank you from the very bottom of my heart, Jocelyn! I love this card (dip-dying....ooooooh). If I HAD to pick, I like the angled shot better, gives a better perspective on the dimension in the one photo.

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