Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2018

Hello, and welcome to my blog. You are visiting me; I am Denita and I live in Australia. Thankyou for joining me from Jenny's Blog, or may have started from here.
I was invited to be a part of this wonderful 'Autism Awareness Blog Hop', by Maria Willis.
What a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and talk about, raise awareness and be educated about Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that may have already impacted yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbours - or not. 


I have created a card for a dear friend of mine, and this time last week she was at her wits end with worry and had lots of questions about the possible placement of her youngest son into an Aspect school - not mainstream, and away from his 2 big brothers.
I just wanted to send her some love and friendship.

'Shine'
For my friend Christie, and her little boy Sam. 
And to everyone else in the ASD community. 
I know a lot of families with children who have been diagnosed with ASD. 
As a Registered Nurse, I see families all the time in my Clinic. The opportunity to assist with referals to particular Specialists, Allied Health or Services pertaining to the child's and families needs is important when you live in a small community. 

I die-cut the 'Sunshine' sentiment, and snipped away the 'Sun'. I added the little heart which belongs to the tag topper in the 'Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies' to add it to the letter i.

'There's nothing little about the light you shine'
Could there be a better quote?

A bit of a stormy scene, yet the Lighthouse represents standing strong and tall with it's beam of light for our ASD community, and to find the support and assistance they require.
'A child with special needs inspires you to be a better person'. 

Maria is next on the Blog Hop. Thankyou Maria for this opportunity and for gathering Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world to band together.
Click here to visit Maria's blog.

BLOG ROLL:
Sue Plote
Jenny Hall
Denita Wright-Smee YOU ARE HERE
Maria Willis
Elizabeth Price
Tami Hewlett
Lisa Curcio
Lauren Alarid
Tanya Boser
Jen Sootkoos
Eva Dobilas
Kim Oliver
Charlet Mallett
Sandi MacIver
Adrienne West
Amy Koenders
Carolynn Sander
Stella MacKay

Below are all the products used for my 'Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2018' creation.
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store, and there are 'Last-Chance Products' which have the Retiring Products - Stamps, Bundles & Everything else available until supplies last.
You can browse the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
And you can visit the 2018 Occasions Catalogue - available now until 31st June 2018.
Have fun shopping.
*Australian Residents Only. 
Product List:

12 comments:

  1. Your card is absolutely perfect! The colors and the design are fantastic and the sentiment says it all. :)

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  2. beautifully done with a fabulous message, LOVE this card

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  3. Wishing your friend love of love and comfort. Perfect card to send to her.

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  4. Not only is your card adorable but the added touch of the small heart is brilliant. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us!

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  5. Love your gorgeous card!!! I couldn't agree more with you on choosing this set for today. Love your stormy sky and the die you used is perfect!!!

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  6. Great card and thank you for helping to raise awareness!

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  7. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing your story and best wishes for your friend and her family.

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  8. This is such a lovely card! I'm sure your friend will love this card!

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  9. Denita, I just want to give your friend a huge hug. Making big decisions like that must be so difficult. Your card is perfection and I love the meaning behind it. Thank you so much for your thoughtful post.
    Maria

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  10. I just adore your card Denita! The meaning behind it is so beautiful, and that sentiment is just perfect. I am an RN too, but work in Pediatric Critical Care. It's so neat to discover stamping friends that share the same passion for caring. Hugs from your Canadian friend.💖

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  11. I love how the card you created reminds us all to support friends and families we know who deal with the sometimes tough decisions that can come along with having a family member on the Spectrum. Such a sweet thing to send your kind thoughts and surprise your friend with a hand written note letting her know you are there for her. Things like that go such a long way to brighten someones day - I'm certain it made an impact on her ;)

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