Saturday, April 2, 2011

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Welcome to the Autism Awareness Blog Hop!
We are so glad you are joining us!!

The cause of this Blog Hop is very near and dear to all of us, and we all need to be aware that Autism is rapidly increasing in numbers in our children. Current statistics indicate that 1 in every 100 children is diagnosed with autism.  Autism is a neurological disorder that typically presents during the first three years of life, affecting one's ability to communicate and interact with others.
Today, on the 4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, we are joining  prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — who will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day.  Light it up Blue is aiming to light the world blue all throughout April — city by city, town by town — by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities.  Help us LIGHT it up BLUE this month!

If you have already started the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Marianne's blog - Paper or Fabric Crafter. If not, please feel free to start at the beginning of the hop at Pink Cricut.
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As my regular followers know, my son has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.  Fortunately, as my husband and I are both teachers, we knew the signs of autism and were able to get him the support and help he needs.  This has not come without its challenges though, and the journey has been painful at times, especially with respect to  rejection from others.  However, with a change in schools two years ago, our son has come a long way and we are so thankful for the support given to him and to us as parents.  Our son is a treasure with many, many gifts.  There is something big in store for him in this life and there is a special purpose just for him.  I am blessed to be his mother and cannot imagine life without my precious little guy.  Although I wish I could take away his struggles, I would never want to change who he is. 

Today we will attend our local Autism Association's World Autism Awareness Celebration.  For this celebration, I made a candy jar using My Community, Mickey Font, Alphalicious and my Cuttlebug.   
I am DELIGHTED to have TWO sponsors for this blog hop! 

My Craft SpotKimberly from My Craft Spot has very generously donated 5 spools of Bakers Twine and a set of Crinkle ribbon for me to pass along to one lucky blog hopper.  I have made a few projects using Crinkle Ribbon which you can view here, here and here.  It is wonderful to work with!  It's so easy to order from My Craft Spot and Kimberly is quick to ship.  You can choose from a variety of baker's twine and hand-dyed Crinkle RibbonPlus, shipping to anywhere in Canada and the US is FREE!! Here are a few of Kimberly's projects:





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Cricut for BeginnersI'm also thrilled to be giving away TWO Cricut for Beginners DVDs, generously donated by Cricut for Beginners.  The DVD lessons are geared to a variety of learning styles and contain information on every feature of your Cricut machine, with each lesson clearly laid out and functions applied multiple times to help you master skills.  Whether you are just starting out or skilled at using your Cricut, there is information in these lessons for you!  In addition to the Cricut tutorials, Cricut for Beginners contains numerous bonus features - including over 50 project "cheat sheets" - complete with .cut and .gypsy files!!

Here's the Cricut for Beginners trailer to give you just a taste of what's available:





To be entered in my blog hop giveaway, just leave a comment on this post!  Also, if you are a follower, feel free to leave a SECOND comment letting me know to get a SECOND entry!!  I will announce the winners on Friday, April 8. 

Thanks so much for hopping along with us on Autism Awareness Day!

Here is the full line up for the blog hop:
Sarah at Pink Cricut  
Elizabeth at 217 Creations
Paula at More Than Favors 
Kate at Small Bits of Paper

Looking for some fun Autism Awareness Gear?  Check out CircusBaby!

252 comments:

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Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

What a blessing that both you and your husband were quick to recognize the symptoms of autism. I am always amazed by those parents with autistic children. Such strength that they show outwardly, yet inside they are being torn apart by a disease process that we can't fully understand. Bless you for your support of Autism awareness.

Beebeebabs said...
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Beebeebabs said...

Very nice project in honor of the Autism Awareness you did a great job tfs. Sorry it post 2x.

joydee1963 said...

great candy jar!!!great blog also. joydee1963@yahoo.com

joydee1963 said...

I am a new follower!!! joydee1963@yahoo.com

Erica said...

I am a new follower & am glad to have found your blog. I too have a child with Autism...

Erica said...

Thank you for posting this. I have a 4 year old daughter that was diagnosed super early at only 13 1/2 months with severe Autism & because of the early help we were able to give her while I say she will always have her special ways of doing some things and always have Autism, she is living a normal life and has normal friends and is doing things I was always afraid she would never be able to do. My daughter received tons of therapy, which she has now graduated from, but is also on a very strict GFCF diet which has totally saved her life. I would love to win this. I did recently hear of twine, but have not had the opportunity to it out yet. Also, I have a Cricut, but I tell you that I know it does a lot of fancy things that I haven't begin to understand and even more so as my scrapbook time is limited since my daughter keeps me so busy. Thank you for being part of this hop and bringing more awareness for Autism.

Melissa said...

Your candy jar turned out great!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for the second chance!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Gone Scrap Happy said...

That candy jar is just perfect!!! I'm so glad i joined this hop!! new follower. Stop by my blog when you can http://jusgetscraphappy.blogspot.com

sleeplesswonder said...

Love the candy jar. Beautiful. TFS.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

sleeplesswonder said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the sencond entry. :)
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

The Cropping Canuck said...

I'm a follower!

The Cropping Canuck said...

I love the candy jar!

Cindylu2u said...

Great job on the candy jar!! What an awesome hop not only bring awareness, but uniting so many people whose lives has been touched by Autism.

Michele said...

I love this candy jar! Thanks for sharing your story!

sweetlilscrapper said...

love it, thanks for the chance to win :)

Warm n Wonderful said...

I am curious as to where the Autism Association's World Autism Awareness Celebration is going to be. I work as a special needs assistant in a school here in TO, and would have loved to be a part of the celebration.
I will be looking out my window tonight to see the blue light show from the CN Tower.
Mary
chick 256 @ g mail dot com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Great project honoring the awareness of Autism...thanks for sharing it
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Warm n Wonderful said...

I am also a follower
Mary

Scrappymama Elaine said...

I have become your 300th follower!

Amanda said...

Love the candy jar. Thank you for sharing your story with us today.
ahaynes43055@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

By the way am also a new follower. :)

Scrappymama Elaine said...

What an awesome project love this! I will pass this idea on to my sister since her son is autistic and she does a lot of activities for autos, awareness! Blessings to you!
Esigmon at cox dot net

anitaandbugs said...

Thank you for sharing and being part of this blog hop.Your project was great.
Hugs, Anita

Jenny said...

I love the candy jar. It's so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Jenny
Jennykingham at att dot net

Jenny said...

I'm also a new follower :)

Jenny
Jennykingham at att dot net

Minta's Creations said...

Love your candy jar...
Thanks for having the blog hop on autism to bring awareness to people..
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

BrendaB said...

I love your project! So glad you all sponsored this blog hop to raise autism awareness.

Celeste said...

great project.

Tanya said...

Cute candy jar!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

I'm already a follower :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

joycemc57 said...

Love the candy jar. Thanks for participating in this blog hop to bring awareness to Autism.

Tamara said...

I really enjoyed this blog hop! Everyone's projects were great and I love that awareness is being spread in such a positive way! Thank you! I would love the chance to win one of the DVD's...I am still a tad scared on my cricut and would love a guide to understanding it better! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Tracy said...

This is a fantastic candy jar! What a great project to bring awareness to Autism!

Tamara said...

I am a new follower too! I don't know how I didn't come across your blog sooner!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

cush464 said...

Great candy jar and Autism awarement blog hop.

Beth Fiscus said...

Your candy jar is wonderful and for such a great reason too!

cush464 said...

I'm a new follower - ran into your blog about a week ago.

Beth Fiscus said...

I am a new follower of your blog, thanks for the second chance!

Lillian Child said...

Thank you so much for this awareness blog hop. Your candy jar project is darling! My 5 year old nephew has autism and it truly is a puzzling disease.

Linda S said...

The candy jar is so sweet!! Thanks for helping make autism more visible. As a retired teacher (Ont) I know that getting support can be a struggle. You and your husband are blessed to have your son and learn from him. I do look forward to your posts!

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Candy jar is so cute, sure it was a great hit at your function.
I have a nephew with autism, he is extremely talented, I so admire my brother and his wife. God bless your family.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Ruth said...

I'm almost sorry to see the blog hop end. I've read some very touching, amazing stories from so very special moms. God Bless you and your family on your journey.

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

I am a new follower, so glad I was introduced to your blog from this hop.

Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Marionment said...

Love the candy jar, but most of all, love the messaage that you are helping to get out to the people. Thanks for sharing.
marionment@msn.com

TinaH said...

What a great project. Thank you for helping spread the word about Autism, wonderful. Thanks for sharing your story as well.

Marianne S. said...

I was so excited to see what project you were going to create for this hop. I have to say, even though the wait was hard your candy jar is BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about it and it is a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful hop with you.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Marianne S. said...

I am already a follower and have been for awhile.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Styme123 said...

Great idea for a hop. I'm an Occupational Therapist and about 50% - 75% of my students are diagnosed with Autism. Thanks for increasing awareness.

Styme123 said...

I joined as a follower as well :-)

Toni said...

Love the candy jar. TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Toni said...

I am a new follower.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So glad you guys are spreading the word. You know my Rachel is on the spectrum too. Some days are a struggle but our kiddos are a blessing. :)

craftaholic said...

Thank You for this wonderful Awareness Blog Hop!! Love your candy jar and Wish your family the best In Life!! TFS!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

craftaholic said...

I am A new follower and Like what I see here!! Very Nice!! Go Blue!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

DIANA L. said...

Great Cause, really nice project, This would be great to win, but the awareness itself is a gift
Thanks for sharing
http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

I just became a follower-- Thanks for the blog hop it was fun

http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Thanks for sharing awareness about a VERY important cause! Your jar is beautiful!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

littlen said...

great project. very worthy cause. bless you.

littlen said...

i'm a long time follower.

217 Creations said...

Love your candy jar!!! What a great use for those oldies but goodies cartridges!

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Thanks for the chance to win this CD's I can really use them. Oh Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This touches my heart. Our 6 year old grandson has Aspergers we just found out about three months ago. We have known for about 4 years that there was something wrong but his mother didn’t want to find out. But she went to a family reunion and her sister is a nurse and she took her aside and told her it wasn’t her fault. BUT we must help Jacob so get him tested. They did and this boy is so loving and gentle and carring, a differentic from day and night. He is very loving and doesn’t act out anymore. He still don’t like changes, large group of people in one place. Everything has it place and we don’t change that. This is a cause close to my heart.

Thank you so much Sarah for another chance to win. This win would be for Jacob.

Sincerely

Donna Scrapp’n Nana
nana2beof5@gmail.com
http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/
http://www.mycmsite.com/dmdegraw want to look,I would love you too.

Stefani said...

love the jar and candy wrappers. great project. TFS and thank you for the blog candy. Stefani

Anonymous said...

Great project. I have a grandson with autism so know the challenges.

canana3

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

I enjoy this blog hop cause I hope to make people aware when I get older cause I do see how people look at my couzin different and they stare at my Nana like she is a bad person when he act out. My Nana is a good person and my couzin he is a good kid he just do not know better at time so I am real glad for this hop

see ya
Tristan

http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/

MaryAnn said...

Wonderful project...The CD would be wonderful to win, I use Cricut but just for the basics..I do not know how to do the detailed cutting and piecing. Thanks for letting us into your life with a little of your family's story.

Cin said...

I am continously amazed at the talent showed in today's blog hop! Everyone has done a beautiful job in their work and in supporting autism! Thank you for sharing and spreading your love and talent!

Sharon Aubuchon said...

I am a new follower! First time for me at your blog, found it on the hop. Love your designs and your style.
Thanks for the chance to win and thank you for raising awareness for Autism.
saubuchon@centurytel.net

Sarah and Jason said...

love the candy jar, very cute! Great hop to spread awareness!

Sarah said...

Kate--thank you for another beautiful project--but more importantly thank you for sharing a little part of your life with all of us.

Sarah :)

Cathy Gill said...

Fabulous project for the beauty and to spread awarness.

Debbie said...

Thanks for your project and telling us about autism.

Debbie said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Gail A said...

I have that DVD on my birthday wish list. Thank you for what you're doing to help raise awareness. I am a teacher also and know how special these children are, but how challenging working and living with them can be.

Samantha said...

What a cute way to decorate a candy jar!

www.samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com
samanthascricutcreations@live.com

Becky Dunham said...

Great project Kate! i am so glad you all are doing this hop to raise awareness for autism. My 9 yo nephew was recently diagnosed with autism and I am woefully ignorant of the specifics. I am so grateful for all of the links. My daughter has been in school with 2 boys with Aspergers. I feel fortunate to have known these 2 boys. They are both wonderful kids. Our elementary school staff was so supportive to the families and the boys although I know some of the other kids were mean. My daughter thankfully befriended and defended them both. I am so glad that your son is doing well and that you knew the signs early on. I think that is so important. Thanks for sharing with us about your struggles.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

Great Hop for an awesome cause you all did a fantastic job with projects and awareness.
Thanks for a great hop!!
Happy Crafting!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Betsy said...

Cute candy jar! Love all the items being coordinated!!

Betsy said...

I am a new follower ~ found you through the Autism blog hop! I love everything I've seen in your blog. I'm just a beginner, so I'm always looking for new ideas and studying how others do things.

Nancy said...

Fantastic candy jar! Thanks for helping to raise awareness with this blog hop.
Nancy
nkdwtm@aol.com

Misty said...

I love the candy jar & the candy wraps!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Rebekah said...

Love your project!! Thanks for sharing!!

calbekah at aol dot com

deb palmer said...

Thanks for sharing. Off to make card with my puzzle piece punch, in blues of course.
dpfagnant@prodigy.net

Lori said...

I love your candy jar idea! Thank you so much for the wonderful blog hop, and for sharing your story. ~lori gallionlori at gmail dot com

deb palmer said...

i am now a follower! You have great ideas!!

Ola said...

Your candy jar is amazing... I love it & I'm sure everyone at the celebration will love it alsot!

I'm now a new follower & I'm grateful that you've shared a little part of your family with us!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

TeresaK said...

Love your projects...especially the candy! Thanks for helping raise awareness of this important topic! Best wishes to your family!
Teresa
happiqueen at aol dot com

Debc06 said...

What a great reason for a hop. Love your projects.
Love the fact that this hop is making so many people aware of the different sides of Autism. I was first exposed to autism 40 years ago when a new friend took me home to meet her family. Her younger brother who was 7 at the time was autistic, this influenced my joining YARC (yah way back it was Youth Association for Retarted children) and now I work in an outpatient mental Health clinic where we see all forms of this in children and grown ups.
Debbie
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Debc06 said...

I am a new follower
Debbie
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

CuddlyBunny said...

I adore your candy jar concept, obviously you're inspired by a wonderful son and an important cause!

Your son is so lucky! Two parents who are teachers! Two people who know that every day brings the chance to learn something new and amazing for him, about him and *with* him!

scrapperbecka said...

Great candy jar, it is a wonderful idea.
TFS

scrapperbecka said...

I am alreay a follower

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Karla Yungwirth said...

Great candy jar project! So amazing to see so many people promoting Autism Awareness.

Lara said...

I love the info you posted and the great jar you made. Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003@gmail.com

Karla Yungwirth said...

I just signed up as a follower, great blog!

Lara said...

I just became a follower!

Kathy said...

Beautiful project! I love all the puzzle pieces! Thanks for sharing and helping to bring more awareness for our precious children!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

I love your work and I'm a new follower! Thanks!

scrapqueen141 said...

What a wonderful idea, great work!!

cdm317 said...

Kate,
Wonderful projects. Thank you for helping to spread the word about Autism. I know 1st hand how difficult, yet rewarding it is raising a child with Autism. God Bless your Family
Colleen (gonescrappin from CMB)
c d m31 7a tyah oodo tco m

katieo said...

Thank you to you and all of the other participants for educating us on Autism. Tonight I am going to a fundraiser that I didn't really want to go to because I don;t like dressing up. Now I can go more educated and in a totally different state of mind
Your statement above the comment form says you are encouraged by our comments. I have truly been encouraged by this blog.

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Thank you for sharing your craft and your story..God Bless and give you strength!!!

dannysuni@msn.com

Karen S. said...

Great candy jar! Thanks for sharing your story. And thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Karen S. said...

I'm a new follower!

Kimberly said...

WOW I love your project! Thanks for paticipating in wonderful blog hop with a awesome purpose! Us parent's would be no where with out our great teachers like yourself! Keep up the great work!
Kimberly
usafwifey20 at yahoo dot com

Sue C said...

The candy jar is great! I might have to craft lift it as a gift idea for a friend.

Thanks for sharing your story and making us aware of autism through this blog hop.

Sue C said...

I came here originally for the blog hop, but stuck around a bit to check out your blog. Love your posts, so I had to become a follower.

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Love the candy jar and wrap idea ...this is a wonderful idea for many things including the Awareness of Autism you bring to us and I thank you for doing that. :)
purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

My second comment after that good work I have to be a stalker...um I mean a follower...hehe...
purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

brittmartin0910 said...

Love your candy jar idea. Thank you for sharing and I am now a follower.


brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love your project, your story brought tears to my eyes, a mothers love is so strong!!
sierrababy08 dot blogspot dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I am a follower and a fellow Canadian!!!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

I would like to thank you, and the other ladies participating, for bringing this awareness campaign to the forefront. We so often forget what others might be going through when our own problems try bringing us down. But, by praying for others, we also help ourselves by understanding we are not alone in struggles. Our children though, oh what we would do to help them - Thank you for sharing!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Donna said...

I became a follower just a moment ago and look forward to seeing other project!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Kris said...

Thanks for sharing your own experiences with autism. I am one who doesn't know anyone with autism so this blog hop has awakened my awareness.

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sandy's Simple Crafts said...

The candy jar is too cute. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.
sandyford77 at sbcglobal dot net

Sandy's Simple Crafts said...

I am a new follower. You are giving away some great blog candy. Thank you.
sandyford77 at sbcglobal dot net

dobie mom of 3 said...

I love the candy dish idea. It is great! TFS.

dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

dobie mom of 3 said...

I am now a new follower, also!

dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

Cherie said...

What a wonderful project! You did amazing work! Thank you for sharing your story. Working in a school, I worked in a classroom with Autistic children, and they were some of the most amazing children I know. I felt very blessed to have worked with them. Thanks again.

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your story, and your craftiness!
Suz07@aol.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Your candy jar is great! My friend's son has autism and he is such an amazing little boy.

http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I'm a follower.

http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Linda Iko said...

Very nice project in honor of the Autism Awareness you did a great job tfs.

lindascraftcorner@yahoo.com
http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com

scrappinmomma said...

I am already a follower.

lindascraftcorner@yahoo.com
http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com

brandy c said...

Your project is awesome!! Love your blog!!

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

brandy c said...

I am a follower
entry #2

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

rstuck2003 said...

A good friend of mine has Asperger's and it really bothers me how others don't understand him or "tolerate" him! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

rstuck2003 said...

I am a follower :)

Suzy said...

What a great cause and a cool candy jar! As a teacher, I work with autistic kids and is wonderful to raise awareness to these children. :)
-Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

mamawcindy said...

Want to Thank you for helping bring awareness to Autism. My nephew and his wife have two precious little boys with Autism. They are Awesome parents!!!! Would love to win your giveaway. Thank you for the chance. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail.com

mamawcindy said...

I am a follower!!!!!!! :0)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your cute candy jar project. Your child is blessed and I hope your family receives an extra blessing today.
tdharris1@cox.net

Anna said...

Love your candy jar almost as much as I love reading your story. Thank you all for enlightening me on Autism.
God bless.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Thank you again.
God bless.
I am a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Cyndi S said...

I love your candy jar. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.
cstephenson at q dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the project.

Cyndi S said...

I am a follower of you blog and will be back to visit again.
cstephenson at q dot com

BunnyFreak said...

I am a follower.

Maureen Reiss said...

Your candy dish is sooo cute!!! Love the colors!! Great hop for a great cause!! Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

I am already a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi Kate! I'm supposed to be working on the FCCB post that's due today, but instead I'm busy hopping! Love your project today. Great colors and thanks for all the awesome gifts that you are giving away! Hope I'm lucky enough to win one. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (fellow DT member)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

I am a follower! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

LOVE your candy jar!! Thank you for opening your heart to all of us. My son is Apraxic and I know all too well about frustrations for us and for my lil man. He is innocent and knows nothing but love. Awareness is the key!!

hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Tanya said...

I am a new follower and glad that I am. Thank you for all the inspiration!!

hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Lisa N. said...

Thanks for sharing your stories. I appreciate that you have all done this to promote autism awareness.
I really like your candy jar!

Lisa N. said...

I am a new follower...thanks again!

Trisha said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story and helping to spread the word. Your candy jar is very nice. Thanks also for the chance to win some of your incredible candy. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Char Dobson said...

wondeful projects and for a great cause too! thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win a wonderful prize.
craftychick99 at yahoo dot com

Marissa said...

I'm a follower! Love your creativity!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Antoinette's Bridal Stationery said...

love the candy jar- i will 'case 'the idea for my sons upcoming party

Antoinette's Bridal Stationery said...

a new follower- glad to have found your blog, sooooo many great ideas, dvd would be of great help

Christine said...

Hi Kate! Found you through the hop and decided to follow after browsing for a bit. This hop is a great way to help raise awareness. Good of you to participate.

creativegenie-ous at live dot com

jplatt said...

great candy jar, very pretty.

Janette P
platts2011@bigpond.net.au

Cynthia B. said...

Thank you for spreading the word about autism! I have a 34yo cousin who is autistic, and it's surprising how many children are diagnosed today. Early identification is key and can really make a big difference...because as you know, that child grows up and has to deal with special issues throughout his/her lifetime.

I'm glad that your son is making progress - how lucky for him that you are his parents and can advocate for him- and of course you are also blessed to have him in your life.

It's not about the prizes, so I appreciate your offering up some. Best wishes to you and your family!

FMonty said...

Thanks for sharing such a great project! And I have enjoyed this hop because it has definitely opened my eyes. Again TFS :)
New follower here.

tandkparker said...

Absolutely love your candy jar! Great job. It has been a wonderful hop. Thanks for raising awareness of autism.
Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

tandkparker said...

I just became a follower - thanks for the second chance on your blogcandy.
Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Kristin said...

Great project! Thank you for sharing your story with us and brining awareness to an important topic.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

I am a new follower.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Pink Cricut said...

Thank you so much for being in this hop with us! :) I love your candy jar-it's PERFECT!!

Laura Lee said...

Beautiful way to get the word out!

Always
Unique
Totally
Interesting
Sometimes
Mysterious...yes this describes my kid!

Barbara said...

Yor candy jar is so cute! Thanks for sharing and for an awesome blog hop!

barbara614@insightbb.com

Barbara said...

I am a new follower.

barbara614@insightbb.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is such a unique and creative idea, I love it! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and giving us more information on Autism itself, it is important to always be teaching and to receive information with an open mind and no judgements... thank you again!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I am also a new follower too, can't wait to see your inspiration in the future!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

BishopsMommie said...

I myself have a daughter with autism PPD-NOS and by catching the no talking after 9 months and going thru a speech therapist and getting into a early intervention program at 1 1/2 years old, and continuing at a local school when she turned 3 and omg ...early intervention WORKS!!!!! if you suspect anything is wrong please call your pediatrician to start the steps..it takes a while to get started but my little girl now will be 4 in Sept ..is talking up a storm, just got potty trained and making so much progress..she now knows her alphabet and can count to like 17..I thank God everyday that I noticed the stacking, spinning in circles, temperament changes, and non talking to get her help. sorry to ramble but I hope someone who know someone with a child like this...catching early is the KEY!!!

Simply AJ said...

What a great project!! Thanks so much for sharing your personal story with all of us. Our children are the light of our lives and they deserve everything we can possibly provide for them! May God Bless you and your family. AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Simply AJ said...

I am a new follower and look forward to scraping with you! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

kathlee said...

WONDERFUL blog hop for such a great cause. I can't tell you how much I admire all of you for your strength and dedication.Gods blessings to all of you. Your project is great.......tfs
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

I'm a new follower and can't wait to see your future creations!
Hugs
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Mad Crafter said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story with everyone. I have been following you with my daughter for awhile. I am glad that your son's new school has been such a blessing to him and to your family. I love your project:) TFS!
Cindy- Madison's mom- funkycards.blogspot.com

Mad Crafter said...

Already a follower:) You are very creative and talented.
Cindy- Madison's mom- funkycards.blogspot.com

Big Mama Kaboose said...

I LOVE THIS! Our 10 yr old is Autistic and we love him to bits. Thanks for the chance at the awesomem blog candy, I for one could use that DVD, I've had my E for months and haven't used it yet. I'm scared! LOL

Big Mama Kaboose said...

This is for the my 2nd chance at winning, since I am a follower. TY !

Esmommy said...

what a lovely candy jar. TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Esmommy said...

I am now a follower as well
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Mary Jean said...

what a great jar! hugs!

Mary Jean said...

I just became a follower!!!

Ryansmaama said...

Thanks for sharing your story and your project.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Ryansmaama said...

I have become a follower and look forward to what you have to share.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a cool candy jar! Love that idea! Glad to hear your son is improving. Thanks for taking part in such and important hop!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I'm already following you too :)

Tracy said...

Your project is perfect!!
What a fun idea.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

a cute idea
thank you for sharing about your son

Darlene said...

The candy jar is wonderful, as is your participation in this hop to raise awareness. I wish all kids on the spectrum were lucky enough to have parents like you that recognize the signs and spring into action, rather than bury their head in the sand.

Tiffmc said...

Great candy jar and I love your cards you made. Thank you for sharing your story of Autism and for your generous blog candy.

Audrey Frelx said...

What a great project, and what a wonderful thing all you beautiful ladies are having this hop in honor of!!! My hats off to you all!!!

Marcy H ~ MyAngel said...

Awesome candy jar you made!! Thanks for sharing your story! Awareness is so very important. My DH is a Special Olympic Coach over 12 yrs. He works with many young adults on the spectrum.

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!!

jmahugger at yahoo dot com

I am a follower

felkatz said...

great projects.. thanks for sharing your story!! i'm a special education teacher who has several students with autisim. One just recently diagnosed and i know how hard it is for the parents. Just know we are here for the students and parents and its just a challenge for us as well.. but by working together we can make it so much better for the child!!

felkatz at gmail dot com

felkatz said...

i became a follower! :)

Amy said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us through this blog hop. I had no idea that it was so prevalent among children these days and it's wonderful to see so many ladies be so positive about the difficulties life has thrown at them :)

Amy said...

I became a follower - and thanks for the link to twine with free shipping to Canada!!!

Anonymous said...

My son has Autism, so it is a pleasant surprise to see an Autism Awareness hop. I'm so glad I saw this. Thank you for sharing. That candy jar is awesome, I just love it.
TFS!

Missynjohnson@yahoo.com

Warm n Wonderful said...

Here is a shot of the CN Tower tonight here in Toronto.
http://warmnwonderful.blogspot.com/2011/04/world-autism-awareness-day.html

Suella said...

Great candy jar! Thanks for shining a light on Autism! TFS
suella11@yahoo.com

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

On behalf of my boss, who has a son with Aspergers I want to thank you for doing this hop! I know she would appreciate you all bringing light to this disease. Your candy jar is just wonderful! Very creative!

wendydotroos2boysatgmaildotcom

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

I'm happy to be one of your newest followers!

wendydotroos2boysatgmaildotcom

Vicki said...

Love the candy jar. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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