Thursday, April 2, 2015

Autism Awareness




We are so excited to be sponsors and supporting this fantastic blog hop!  April is Autism Awareness month and I have some very dear friends and people in my life that know first hand what Autism is and the importance of educating others about it.

We created the stamp set "All About Love" to include a puzzle piece-one that is the symbol of Autism.


One of our amazing customers, Jodi McCormack's, son Liam was the inspiration behind this.  He captured my heart as Jodi shared pictures and adorable video of Liam in daily life.  It gave me insight into life with Autism and I know it has helped educate me and many others.


Jodi also created "Liam's Smashbook" using Avocado Arts stamps, bright colors and moving parts!


Here are just a few of the incredible projects made by customers and our outstanding Design Team using the puzzle pieces and sentiments from "All About Love".




Avocado Arts Designer, Tenia Nelson created this.  Her adorable son Theo also has autism.




Loved how Connie Mercer, a past Avocado Arts Designer created this in honor of her grandson that also has autism.  So CUTE!!!


Pinky (Cristal Hobbs) made this gorgeous card in honor of her son that also was diagnosed with Autism.  She has this fabulous logo on her Facebook page:


Education is the key part for others to understand what Autism is.  The parents that I have met that have children with Autism are INCREDIBLE!  They take the good days with the not so good days and work hard to educate others.  I applaud you for being OUTSTANDING parents and educators.  With that, we are going to give away some great stamp sets to honor Autism and the moms and dads that work hard to educate others!

   



and our newest release that is PEAR-FECT for that special someone in your life:


Thanks for checking out this very important blog hop!  Simply leave a comment and we will randomly select winners for each of these stamp sets and will post the winners on our blog.

Then head over to the main page to visit all of the other blogs/sponsors that are participating:


Have a GREAT day!  ~Michelle


28 comments:

Unknown said...

LOVE YOUR STAMPS!

Tenia Nelson said...

Girl!!! You know I just LURVE YOU!!!! Thanks so much for being a great "boss" and an awesome friend!!! Thanks so much in sponsoring in this AWESOME hop!! Love ya and you ROCK!!

Mary-Anne V said...

what a wonderful book to record memories and a great card.

Lisa Petrella said...

What an amazing hop for such an important cause!!! Love all of the Avocado Arts products and sample projects you shared on this post!!! So inspiring!!!

D.Ann said...

Thanks for sponsoring the autism awareness blog hop! What terrific projects using your fab stamp set in support of the cause!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful cards and smash book.
Thanks for sponsoring the hop and helping to raise Autism Awareness.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

Linda Anderson said...

What fun stamp sets!! I too know first hand about autism as my son has been diagnosed with it. Everyone says "oh you have a child with special needs," and I say "no, he's just so special!!!" Ok, off for a little cry time!!!

Linda

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are all so fabulous! Thank you for sponsoring such a wonderful blog hop.

cghundley said...

Great stamp set,
love the puzzle
piece. Cute cards.
Carla from Utah

Jingle said...

These are such great projects!

Brandi R said...

wow!!! These are all fantastic! Thank you for participating and being a sponsor for this wonderful hop ♥

Shelly said...

Such sweet projects!

Lori Kobular said...

Love all your different cards and projects for Autism Awareness! Love the new stamp set with the puzzle piece. Thanks for supporting Autism Awareness!!

Linda T said...

A great Blog hop for such an important cause. Just love you're stamps!!! Lovely projects.

Taunya Butler said...

What an amazing set - with the puzzle pieces and WOW - what marvelous cards and projects have your designers made with it!! Your company is amazing and these cards knocked my socks off!!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

BurningRubber said...

These are all such wonderful cards! I thank you for participating in this hop.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow.. All of these projects are amazing. What a wonderful job everyone did. I love them all. And not to leave Liam out. Adorable photo of him. Made me smile. Thanks so much for sponsoring and supporting the hop today. Big Hugs.

Sue D said...

Fabulous stamps and projects!

Terri Burson said...

Oh I love all the projects today and how supportive you all are! Thanks for sponsoring the Light It Up Blue Hop today. It's such a great cause! facebook.com/wavingmywand

~amy~ said...

awesome post & projects! Thanks for being such a fab sponsor!

Nancy Carroll said...

What a worthy cause and awesome information and projects.

Becca Cruger said...

Wow! What an amazing display of creativity and compassion. THANK YOU for being such an awesome sponsor of the hop.

Scrapronicity said...

Oh Michelle...thank you for your amazing words and support. This blog post brought tears to my eyes and Liam and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Not every day is easy...but every day is WORTH the fight!!

XOXO
Jodi :)

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS stamps and WONDERFUL projects to INSPIRE!!!
THANK YOU for sharing CREATIVE INSPIRATION and for being a sponsor of this AWESOME event for a great cause!!!

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness....what awesome projects!! THANKS sooooo much for what you are doing to help educate and promote awareness of autism. Thank you for sponsoring this very important hop!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Lynn Hardy said...

What a great selection of cards and stamps! Thank you for sponsoring this hop - it's much appreciated!

Chris D. said...

What a wonderful post paying tribute to those close to you affected by Autism! Thanks for being a sponsor to this great cause!

Connie Mercer said...

Thanks Michelle~just seeing this!! great set this month:)