Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!





I'm joining Veronica Zalis and her 2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  Interested in learning more about Autism?  Here's a link to the Mayo Clinic.

The theme for my cards is "words of Encouragement/Feel Good Sentiments":

You're Jawsome


My inspiration for this card is my friend Toni's design, disclaimer hers is a bit more 'graphic' than mine.  As I was looking through my MFT stamps, I came across the Ocean Pals.  I love the play on You're Awesome and then one thing led to another.  I 'had' to use the Hero Arts Paper Layering Shark. I do have to admit that the googly eyes on mine are a bit creepy.  When I was trying to take the photo, I swear it was staring at me...LOL.

I decided that I needed another card to even the balance and came up with this one that was inspired by a card I spotted on the a muse | studio Instagram feed.


It all started because I have a BOX full of stamps that I haven't inked up.  One of them is the a muse | studio - Fierce set.  I teamed it up with the Neat & Tangled Mermazing mermaid....she always makes me smile.

Make sure you pop over to Veronica's post for all the details, including all of the wonderful SPONSORS and thanks so much for stopping by!

Here's a list of hoppers:


Jennifer Ingle (Instagram)
Amy Tsuruta 💚

This is the fabulous group of designers that Tenia invited to join today's blog hop! Be sure to also visit and leave comments on their pages/blogs to increase your chances to win!


Veronica has a link up for anyone that wants to join in the fun!

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133 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the mermaid card! Love the colors as well as the sentiment. Great job!

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  2. What awesome cards Amy for such a great cause. ♥ this!

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  3. these are both cute, but oh my gosh, do I ever love the shark card! :)

    what a wonderful cause to have a blog hop for!!!! my youngest son works at a therapy center that specializes in autistic spectrum care. he absolutely loves it!

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  4. Awesome cards, but I am in LOVE with the shark card!!

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  5. Gosh I am loving all the encouraging cards I'm seeing in this hop! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. THAT SHARK!!!! Oh, my goodness, I love these cards so much. LOVE them.

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  7. Super FUN cards, girl!!! Thanks so much for being a part of this AWESOME event!!!

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  8. What a fun and delightful pair of cards! They're perfect for this hop!!

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  9. Most of the grand-girls would be a little scared of the shark, but there are a couple who would get a kick out of it! Especially the four-year old! It's a very cool card. And the watercoloring you've done is pretty perfect. And I do love the little mermaid. She's adorable, and the card's design is sweet. Both cards have sentiments perfect for this event, too. Great cards, my friend. Bev

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  10. lovely cards ! I hope both will not meet too often ;))

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  11. What a worthy cause for this blog hop! Your cards are AWESOME! I especially love the sweet mermaid!

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  12. WOW! Here is why I am awestruck..and have a big smile on my face---What a wonderful crafting community we have and the impact that we can make together. I am so proud! Veronica and all the sponsors- THANK YOU!

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  13. Awww, both cards are great, I esp love the little mermaid and the sentiment you used!!

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  14. What a lovely set of cards. I am obsessed with mermaids and my son loves sharks!! Thank you for also taking part in such a wonderful blog hop for such a worthy cause!!

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  15. What a great sentiment and lovely card! Thanks for participating to bring Autism Awareness 💙

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  16. Great cards and I love the sentiments of both! So fun and encouraging!

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  17. love both cards, love the colors you used. thank you for sharing.

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  18. Haha your shark card me laugh :D Love these fun creations!! Thanks to everyone who are part of the awesome blog hop, and to the sponsors!

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  19. Both of your cards are adorable. Great job. So glad so many people participated in this blog hop.

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  20. You always make cards that speak from the heart and get right to the point, Amy! I love these!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Sweet cards, thanks for sharing.

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  22. What cute cards! I really love that shark card. I know my nephew with autism loves sharks! What great inspiration for a great cause.

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  23. Fabulous cards for such a worthy cause! I especially like the jawsome card!

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  24. Love this cause, love your cards! Perfect for a boy or a girl...you are so good at creating both!

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  25. Oh my goodness! Both of your cards are fabulous or should I say...JAWsome! :)

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  26. Great cards for a worthy cause.

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  27. Wonderful cards for such a worthwhile cause. Thank you for participating.

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  28. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing your talents for this great cause!

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  29. How great are these cards.... They will put a smile in some little Hearts.... Thanks for the ideas...

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  30. Love your Jaw~some card!! and the Mermaid one is great too!!

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  31. I would like to say how much I appreciate that you are participating in this. My son is 12 and he has Aspergers syndrome. He also has aggressive ADHD and it was hard to get the autism diagnosis and therefore to get it treated. This is a wonderful way to raise awareness

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  32. Great cards. I really like the mermaid. I love this initiative! After homeschooling my 5 children for 27 yrs, I took a job as an EA/TA to a 7yr old boy who was on the autism spectrum. He also had FASD. I was with him for 3 years and LOVED it all! Thank you for bringing forward more awareness of the awesomeness of these children.

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  33. Your shark is so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Your Jawesome is awesome, they both are fabulous, thanks!

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  35. Two fabulous cards, thanks for sharing.

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  36. Your cards are beautiful and adorable !

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  37. Amy, these are two great cards made for an awesome blog hop. Thank you for your participation in Autism awareness.

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  38. Such cute cards and with very important messages. Love them both! Thanks for helping raise awareness of the autism spectrum!

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  39. So cute and clever, love the shark, thanks for sharing

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  40. Sweet cards! Love Jawsome especially!

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  41. Just love that mermaid! Thanks for supporting the Autism Awareness Day & Blog Hop.

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  42. Ha! The google eyes on the shark are amazing! Love it!

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  43. Love these...especially the shark card!

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  44. I had to giggle when reading about your cards! LOL You did a SUPER JOB on them! THANK YOU for supporting WAAD! We ALL need to be kinder to those who are different than us! We understand how it hurts when treated not so nicely.... our son has ADHD & Aspergers. MANY BLESSINGS to you & yours! ;)

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  45. These are lighthearted, but support autism awareness so well. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. HAH! I love this card! It is so fun and playful and really a great card especially for the kiddos! Who wouldn't laugh getting this little shark card in the mail? I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  47. Love your cute and playful cards, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  48. Love these...especially the shark card!

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  49. Your mermaid card is so adorable !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  50. Cute cards! I LOVE the shark!

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  51. Fun cards! That shark card is pretty jawesome itself!

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  52. I love the shark. The eyes make that card :)

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  53. Super cute - I love the "be strong" message!

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  54. Your cards are super Adorable! Love them!! Thank you for being part of this amazing hop.

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  55. Thanks for participating in the hop! As a Mom of an autistic child I really appreciate the bloggers raising awareness!

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  56. Adorable shark love the wiggly eyes. I to share in having a daughter with aspergers.
    And enjoy this blog hop .
    Thanks for sharing your cards.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  57. Both cards address great, but i just love that little mermaid!

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  58. Cute, colorful cards which kids will love as mermaids and sharks are always popular with them!

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  59. What cute cards. I love them. Thanks for supporting such a great cause

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  60. Awwwwww, both of these are terrific! My autistic sweetie is a g'son .... the jaw-some is a great play on words that he would likely find cool!

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  61. Thanks for participating for this great cause. Your card is absolutely adorable- my shark fanatic son would love it.

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  62. Another mama with a beautiful 30yo son with Autism and a 28yo daughter that teaches Special Ed with a true passion! So very proud of them both, and grateful to you getting this blog hop going! Sporting my blue today, and have my front porch blue bulbs glowing! Thanks for your fun cards!

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  63. love your cards Amy! thanks for participating to raise awareness

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  64. Love these cards and how both of them can really bring encouragement to some special young kiddos

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  65. Fantastic cards! So very fun, brings a smile to my face.

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  66. Love your cards amy great cause.

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  67. Thanks for bringing awareness to this worthy cause!

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  68. Great images and really positive sentiments love them. Thank you for using your talent to bring awareness of autism to the masses x

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  69. It is wonderful that you have given from your heart to such a wonderful cause! Thank you for sharing your fun cards!

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  70. That happy little "jaw-some" shark is awesome! Really fun idea for a card!

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  71. Really great cards - I love the shark and the mermaid!

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  72. Fantastic cards! Love the mermaid card and the shark is sooo fun. Love them both ♥

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  73. I absolutely love your cards they are so cute, I love mermaids and the shark one is so adorable, thank you so much for sharing!

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  74. That shark card just made me laugh!

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  75. Hey friend! Jawsome cards, lol! Perfect for this occasion. Miss ya!

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  76. stunning cards - love your creativity

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  77. I love your cards! The shark one is adorable and I love the more muted second one, too!

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  78. the cards are so different yet both are so effective

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  79. MY GRANDSON WOULD LOVE THE SHARK card. NICE JOB>

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  80. LOVE your fun and AWESOME creations!

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  81. What darling cards for the very worthy hop!

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  82. Fun cards. Thanks for bringing attention to the autism community.

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  83. Such a great cards. really like the shark one, it is so fun.

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  84. Both cards are fun and lighthearted...thanks for participating!

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  85. Beautiful! Thank you for supporting Autism awareness!

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  86. Love the cards, especially the mermaid! Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause!

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  87. Such a fun shark die and wonderful mermail...love it.

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  88. Love your cards - great shark and mermaid.

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  89. Awesome cards!! I LOVE the shark!!!

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  90. The mermaid cards is so darn cute!

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  91. What a lovely card! I could see a child with autism getting this and being in LOVE! Thanks for supporting the cause!

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  92. Thanks for sharing you beautiful cards and supporting autism awareness throughout the paper crafting community.

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  93. Fun and cute. Love the googly eyes on the shark.

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  94. What fun cards! Fabulous!
    Light it up blue!

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  95. Cute cards Amy..Love both of them..

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  96. These cards will put a smile on anyone’s face. They’re so much fun. Great cards and great cause.

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  97. Your cards are precious! I love the mermaid but sharks are kind of a big thing around my house. 😋 Thank you for everything and for your part in making the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop such a huge success! 💙 Love ya!

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  98. Love the cards, Amy! I think that mermaid is just adorable and that's a great sentiment! My grandson would go crazy for that shark card though!

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  99. What delightful cards and great sentiments for this special blog hop. tfs

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  100. this is amazing blog hop.
    your card is wonderful!
    hugs

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  101. Oh, my gosh - these cards are so fun - one is perfect for a guy (or a gal too) and the other perfect for a gal, love them. Thanks for your enthusiasm in supporting such a great cause - My daughter teaches kids with autism!

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  102. Great cards with encouragement for the occasion! Made me smile!

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  103. These are fantastic and so different! I giggled at the shark and the mermaid is so sweet with that soft background!

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  104. Love that your cards are so nicely playful! Very special pieces in this Blog Hop!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  105. Both of your cards are jawsome!! :) Too cute!!!! As an autism mom of 21 years I am so thankful for the awareness that the hop brings and I am thankful you are a part of it!!

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  106. Your shark card turned out fantastic and I love your mermaid. Thanks for sharing on this Autism awareness blog hop.

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  107. The JAWS card brings laughter to anyone's day

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  108. These are so cute! I have yet to meet a boy who doesn't like sharks and every girl dreams of being a mermaid. Great choices!

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  109. These are adorable! :) Love the shark!

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  110. Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop. Its so great that so many individuals in the crafting community is willing to support awareness. I really like both cards. But love that shark. My nephew would love it.

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  111. Great cards to spread a wonderful message of Autism Awareness. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  112. I love both cards, especially the one with googly eyes!

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  113. Awesome cards! Thanks for joining in to support this cause.

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  114. LOL....I am in love with that shark card!!! :D Thanks so much for supporting this important cause!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  115. Great cards! I'm not sure why, but that shark makes me giggle!

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  116. I have to say those eyes are a bit creepy, lol. I love your mermaid card and the sentiment.

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  117. JAWsome card, Amy!!! Fabulous design. LOVE it!! :o) xx

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  118. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this JAWsome Card!! THANKS for supporting such an AMAZING Hop!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  119. Terrific cards! The kids would love them.

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Cheers,
~amy~