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:

MaggieM said...

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

Teresa Doyle said...

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

Jennifer Scull said...

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!

Mary said...

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

Debbie Rumpza said...

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

Jingle said...

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

Tenia Nelson said...

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

D.Ann C said...

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

Happy Dance said...

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

Laetitia Lisa said...

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

Lagene said...

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

Susie Sonnier said...

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!

LittleSher said...

I like the mermaid card.

AJ Bodine said...

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

memurz said...

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!!

Carla S said...

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

Ericka Strange said...

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

Pennie said...

So much fun! Great cards!

Evelyn said...

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

Karthikha said...

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!

SSavidge said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Unknown said...

Sweet cards, thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Romines said...

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

Indy's Designs said...

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

Lindsey said...

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

liz said...

tHAT SHARK CRACKS ME UP EVERY TIME!

T.L. Creations said...

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

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Great cards for a worthy cause.

Jennifer B. said...

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

C. Sage Deerborn said...

Cute cards and great for this hop.

Unknown said...

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

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

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

ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

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

Pam Sparks said...

the shark! jawsome indeed! :D

Unknown said...

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

Sherri Piechnik said...

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.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your shark is so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

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

Stanlee Runner said...

Two fabulous cards, thanks for sharing.

Isabelle said...

Your cards are beautiful and adorable !

K . Shuster said...

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

Donna said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Lyn said...

Sweet cards! Love Jawsome especially!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

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

Tommie said...

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

Amy C. said...

Love these...especially the shark card!

TLady said...

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! ;)

Eve N said...

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

Sophie Farah said...

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!!

Sweet Bramble said...

Love the mermaid.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

so cute!

Kristie Maynard said...

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

Amy C. said...

Love these...especially the shark card!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your mermaid card is so adorable !!
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Holly said...

Cute cards! I LOVE the shark!

Debbie said...

Fun cards! That shark card is pretty jawesome itself!

Carrie k said...

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

Jennifer said...

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

Sarah Biswabic said...

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

justMarie said...

Cute cards

Unknown said...

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

k ostgard said...

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

Allie L. said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Bev Gerard said...

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!

Cary said...

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

Doreen said...

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!

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards Amy!

Ceal said...

love your cards Amy! thanks for participating to raise awareness

Anna Tracy said...

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

Dana M said...

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

DIANA L. said...

Love your cards amy great cause.

Britney Ritchey said...

Thanks for bringing awareness to this worthy cause!

Andrea Hastilow said...

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

Betty J said...

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

Beadster said...

Fun cards

Michele K. Henderson said...

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

Gab said...

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

Brandi R said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Denise Terry said...

That shark card just made me laugh!

Waving My Wand said...

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

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - love your creativity

Good Kardma by Jules said...

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

funkycrafter said...

the cards are so different yet both are so effective

sharon g said...

MY GRANDSON WOULD LOVE THE SHARK card. NICE JOB>

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

LOVE your fun and AWESOME creations!

Robin P said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Carolina Kathy said...

What darling cards for the very worthy hop!

Marcie Lovett said...

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

Annette Gordon said...

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

Card Happy One said...

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

lennie said...

Beautiful! Thank you for supporting Autism awareness!

jane said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Iris said...

Love your cards - great shark and mermaid.

Dana said...

Awesome cards!! I LOVE the shark!!!

slgibbs1 said...

The mermaid cards is so darn cute!

FD91354 said...

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

Barbara S said...

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

Sue D said...

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

Denise Bryant said...

What fun cards! Fabulous!
Light it up blue!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Cute cards Amy..Love both of them..

Ta-Tanisha said...

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

Veronica Z said...

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!

Arianna Barbara said...

Both your cards are adorable!!!

Katia said...

super fun and beautiful card!!!

Cathy Lillie said...

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!

Helen said...

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

Fikreta said...

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

Maura said...

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!

Holly M. said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

stempelfrida said...

Love that your cards are so nicely playful! Very special pieces in this Blog Hop!
Kind regards from stempelfrida
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stampingbowd said...

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!!

Heather DePasquale said...

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

Unknown said...

The JAWS card brings laughter to anyone's day

kellymotz said...

Be unique!

Unknown said...

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!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are adorable! :) Love the shark!

Annette Gordon said...

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.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Andre M. said...

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

Janis said...

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

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Kari V. said...

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

shy324 said...

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

Milka Gubo said...

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

Larissa Heskett said...

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

Dianne said...

Terrific cards! The kids would love them.