Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop {and a giveaway} – winners!

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As you may know, today is World Autism Awareness Day.   Every year on this day, people and organizations all over the world ‘light it up blue’ to help raise awareness for this growing disorder.  With our most recent statistic saying that 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with autism, it is being called a national epidemic.   If you would like to learn more about autism or how you can light it up blue, please go to the Autism Speaks website.

I don’t talk much about myself on this blog.  Because, let’s face it, it’s a ribbon blog not a ribbon lady blog.  😉  But I would like to share that I am a very proud mother of an autistic boy.   That is why every year I like to do a little something to honor Autism Awareness Day.   Last year, we had a “Light it up Blue” theme.  This year I wanted to mix things up a bit, so we did a puzzle piece theme. Each participating Ribbonista was asked to create a project that had a puzzle piece in it.  It didn’t necessarily have to be about Autism, as long as it had that puzzle piece.   And this is what we came up with.  Please take the time to hop along today, as I am very thankful to these wonderful ladies for helping me out!


Now, of course, there is a giveaway for you too.  We will have 3 different chances to win a prize of:

1 spool from our “blue” ribbons – winner’s choice! 

What do you have to do to win?  Just post a comment along your way.  I will announce the winners right here on Friday, April 4th. 


And for the hop!

Charlene Driggs:

Puzzle Piece Cookies

Puzzle Piece Cookies

The puzzle piece is often used as a symbol for Autism.  I created a puzzle piece tag for my puzzle cookies. 


Courtney Lee:

Puzzle Card - You're Just my Type

One of my dear friends has twin girls – both with autism. I just love them to pieces (pun intended!) just the way they are.
Puzzle Sun Card
I’ve made a card bringing together all the pieces that help brand Autism Awareness; blue, puzzles pieces and light bulbs. It’s a great cause and I’m honored to help Bethney and May Arts spread the news. Everyone deserves to shine ♥


Emily Lanham

Card - You Are My Sunshine

For my hop project, I wanted to stick with the puzzle piece theme. I had some cute little die cut puzzle pieces and decided to make a card. The sentiments on the puzzle pieces were perfect for this hop!


Gini Williams Cagle

Light it up Blue Mini Album

I created a small mini album from die-cut tags and was inspired by a plaque that I saw on Pinterest with words that can describe someone with Autism – Strong, Kind, Smart, Hilarious, Capable, Sweet, Lovable, Amazing, Enough.


Jen Shears

Puzzle Piece Card

I’m so happy to be a part of this hop! I’ve put the new tulle ribbon and some other favorites to work with painted puzzle pieces! I love the results!


Jenifer Cowles

Card - I Love You To Pieces

 I created this fun card to show my support and to let everyone know that everyone deserves to be loved. Even if some of us are different. My oldest is a special needs kid and I know some days can be difficult, but hang in there it is well worth it 🙂


Latrice Murphy

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Today I’ve created a couple of cards to lift the spirits of any child. The puzzle piece paper was perfect both for Autism Awareness and kids card in general so I mashed to two to created something fun and colorful.


Rhea Weigand

Autism Awareness Frame

When asked to participate in this special hop, I didn’t hesitate!  We have a little cousin with Aspergers and family friends child with Autism.  It wasn’t until I started researching and reading about it that I really became AWARE.


Shellye McDaniel

Autism Awareness Card

Cut the shape of an awareness ribbon from a piece of felt; glue on strips of red, blue, yellow and green ribbons to the front and then trim away the excess so that it follows the pattern of the felt.


Valerie Gee

Layout - A Perfect Fit

Today I created my own custom template to use with embossing paste, and then decorated not only the background of my layout, but some May Arts ribbon too!


Virginia Fynes

Puzzle Piece Necklace

Please join me to learn how I made the new May Arts rhinestone chain into a beautiful necklace. I used it to create a clay puzzle piece best friend necklace set in support of Autism Awareness day.


Thanks again for hopping today!  This one is very near and dear to my heart, so taking the time to browse through these projects means so much to me.  🙂




 We have some winners:

Kelly F.
All of the projects were great, but to me the best part of this hop was the enthusiasm of each and every one of the designers for a cause that is so desperately in need of more attention. I praise all of you for the support you are showing and I am thankful that there are people out there like you – people that care.

Janis in ID
Wonderful and sensitive projects. Bless all those who are impacted by and who impact the lives of these amazing individuals!!!
<3 J

Denise Sullivan
How can those of us who are touched with this in our families. My niece is Autistic she is 26 and will always live at home. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart thank you for bringing awareness to help those who deal with this on a daily basis.

Congratulations, Ladies!  Email me at [email protected] with your shipping address to claim your prize!

**all winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize**

 **when emailing, please note which giveaway/prize you are claiming**




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