To all of you visiting my Seeinginkspots Blog I give you a warm welcome and say "hello."
Today I am participating in something different and something oh so important. I’ve teamed up with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators to Stamp Out Autism.
I remember years ago
sitting with a bunch of my cousin's at a beach house in Capistrano. My cousin's wife was talking about one of her son's and how autism was effecting their lives. After getting help on learning how to handle everyday experiences with children affected by autism she felt comfortable to reveal the bumps and issues she faced daily. One experience she shared seemed so minor yet her willingness to go to the extra mile made all the difference in creating a positive-loving outcome.
Her son liked a particular brand of peach yogurt. Not so much for the flavor, but for the container in which it was sold. You see he had to maintain his EXACT routine to stay calm and happy. One day she was stressed to learn the yogurt was being discontinued, so she bought all that she could find. When the yogurt was gone she lovingly cleaned each container and refilled them with another brand of peach yogurt. I was glad she shared and opened up with us so we could listen and support her. Over the years I have learned more about autism and I am thankful for that early eye opening experience. As I meet parents whose children battle the effects of autism I am able to support them with love and offer them my patience.
For my card
I started with base of Thick Whisper White Cardstock which I spritzed wth Pool Party Ink Refill mixed with water in a Mini Mister. I stamped small flowers with Pool Party from the Number of Years Stamp Set. For the focal point of my card I had in my mind a ribbon "l" followed by the "ove." I hand cut the ribbon and then used the Large Letters Framelits to finish.
From Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer I cut eight total flower bundles from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and clipped them apart to add to my "l" ribbon. Tucked here and there are Basic Rhinestones and Brights Enamel Shapes.
Two last details for my card include a Soft Sea Foam strip of cardstock stamped with the greeting "side by side" from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set in Marina Mist Ink and a shoestring tie of Dapper Denim Bakers Twine.
Together, side by side, we can help stamp out autism. If you would like to learn more and help just click on the link below. Your support, love, and kindness to others makes the world a brighter place.
Your next stop along this beautiful hop is with the fabulous Tami Hewlett. She makes some of the most amazing hand made cards. I am sure she will inspire you with her talents and kindness.
Elizabeth Price You are Here
Tami Hewlett Next along the Hop