Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello Peaches! April is National Autism Awareness Month. I'm sure many of you may either know of someone who has autism, whether it be a relative or a friend's child, or you may even have a child of your own that has it. If you do, you know that it can be very overwhelming. Did you know?:
  • Autism is the fastest growing disability among children in the U.S.
  • Currently there is no blood test, no scan, and no image that can detect autism. These diagnosis rely on behavioral observation and screening.
  • Approximately 67 million people worldwide are affected by autism
Each child, man and women with autism is presented with challenges that are part of their everyday lives, including family and loved ones. As a teacher, I have known quite a few children with Autism. Each child exhibited it in different ways. I have loved how amazing it was to watch them learn and grow in their own beautiful way. It is a treasure to know these amazing individuals. So myself, along with a few of my crafty stamping friends, are teaming up for an encouraging blog hop to bring awareness about Autism through stamping! Many amazing people in our crafty community have come together today to make a card or project(s) to support those affected by autism. Let's show our support and love for those living with Autism including their families! 

How can we help?! Our donations to the Organization for Autism Research can help fund programs and support families with Autism.  It really makes a huge difference. If you need more information on this organization? Click HERE to read. I’ve set up a donation link below for the Organization for Autism Research.  Just click the button to donate. Every little bit helps and we all are greatly appreciative!

Learn more about Autism from the rest of the my crafty friends on this blog hop, with the added bonus of enjoying beautifully hand stamped and creative projects. I have included a list below. Now on to the talented and lovely Tanya Boser's post! I'm sure she has a gorgeous project to share. Enjoy and be inspired!

                       Lauren Alarid (you are here)

Host A Party

Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of April! Contact me to book an event!

To order online: 
April 2018 Hostess Code:

 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog. This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!



  1. How cool is your card! Love the puzzle pieces and the colors are just perfect. What a great design! :)

  2. WOW, stunning card and absolutely perfect for this hop, I love the puzzle pieces too.

  3. COOL card and technique for those puzzle pieces. I need to play with my new colors!!!

  4. What a perfect card for this hop! Love the puzzle pieces and how you rocked the messy watercolor look once again!!! ❤❤❤

  5. This is such a perfect card with the puzzle pieces and your watercoloring is awesome!!!

  6. Love the puzzle pieces and colors you used! Stunning!

  7. I was wishing I could have these puzzle pieces for this hop! Gorgeous card as always Lauren!

  8. I love the puzzle pieces for your card, Lauren. This is truly lovely and a wonderful sentiment too. D xox

  9. What a beautiful card you have shared with us today Lauren! It was lovely hopping with you! Hugs from Canada! 💖


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