Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue Blog Hop + Virginia's View Challenge



I'm very pleased to be participating in the Light it Up for Autism Awareness Blog Hop, hosted by the lovely Tenia Nelson and Veronica Zalis! Our dear friends and neighbors have the sweetest boy ever who is diagnosed with Autism. They just got the good news that he will be able to attend kindergarten in our local elementary school with the other kids from our neighborhood next year! We are very blessed with caring staff and a wonderful school district to make sure that's possible.


We had a new addition to the family last week, baby Theodore "Theo", and are so excited to get to meet him at our Easter celebration in a few days. Unfortunately, he may have to sit out on the egg hunt this year : )

What a perfect coincidence that the lovely little man Tenia is dedicating this hop to is also named "Theo"!


   
Knowing that I wanted to play in my dear friend Virginia's View Challenge, I wanted to make sure to layer this one up. Keeping a mostly white palate helps it stay clean. I focused on layers of "love you" over the elephant, the repeated "baby" sentiment on the "T", the tiny heart on the "O" and the layered alpha letters. The bottom layer of alphas is made from blue distress ink.
 
For the inside of the card I chose to keep the coordinating strip on the bottom of the 12x12 patterned paper to introduce a little color.


A big thanks to the wonderful sponsors of this blog hop! Let's hear it for them!! For every comment you leave throughout the hop you will be entered in a whole slew of drawings for fun goodies.

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

82 comments:

  1. Super sweet baby card, Kelly! Love how you layered the name!

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  2. This card super ROCKS, Miss Lady!!! Thanks so much for being an awesome friend and thanks for participating in this AWESOME hop!! I love you and you ROCK!!

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  3. WOW Kelly! Love all your layers and dimension on this sweet card. Baby cards are the best and yours has such a beautifully modern take.

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  4. This is so sweet! I love the tone on tone elephant and those big tall letters!

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  5. Amazing, lovely Clean and beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous Card Kelly :)
    Kate x

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  7. Gorgeous card for the new little one in your family! You must be so excited to meet the little guy! Love all the layers here and that adorable elephant die cut!

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  8. I love EVERYTHING about this card! Perfect in every way!

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  9. Simply stunning! I love the impact your card has. Just beautiful

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  10. Gorgeous card, I love the white on white with the pop of blue letters!

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  11. Super SWEET card, Kelly! Love!

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  12. So cute! I love the inside too!

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  13. what a gorgeous card to Welcome Theo !

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  14. Amazing card, both inside and outside. Just perfect!

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  15. Gorgeous card! Love the outside and all of the color you have on the inside! That elephant is great!

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  16. Wow, this is fabulous! Love all the white on white!

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  17. Wow! What a cool card! I love the colors.

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  18. What a fabulous baby card Kelly, love it!!

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  19. This card is just so adorable. I love the white on white with the pop of color. Congrats on baby Theo! <3

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  20. So precious!!! LOVE ♥ Thank you for joining ♥♥

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  21. So beautiful Kelly. Love the embossed look of your die cuts. How smart to stamp your sentiment on the letter.

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  22. Such the perfect card Kelly!

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  23. What an adorable New Baby card! Love the way you cut out the name Theo!

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  24. Beautiful! I love the CAS layers. :-)

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  25. This is so sweet...love that adorable elephant.

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  26. Very sweet card and awesome layering! tfs

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  27. This is a beautiful creation, Kelly. At first glance the elephant looked like it was impressed. Love the uniqueness of your card.

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  28. Congrats! That is such a sweet card!

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  29. Fabulous card, and for such a great cause too!

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  30. Lovely card, inside and out!

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  31. Kelly the ellie is just so CUTE!! as is the entire card... love that you have your very own Theo. Beautiful card... beautiful cause...
    =] Michele

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  32. Kelly, your card is amazing! I love the layers! Thank you for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

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  33. What a great new baby card Kelly! love the white die cut layering and the nice technique on the sentiment - how nice to be able to meet him on Easter day!

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  34. What a great new baby card-I am sure Theo will love it!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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  35. Sigh ... white on white with just a pop of gorgeous blue ... so delicious Kelly! Congratulations on the new addition to your extended family! Anita :)

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  36. Kelly - So fun and such a gorgeously done card!! Loving all your layers and the texture and awesome dimension that your card has!! And then to open it up to more amazing coolness - WOW!!! You have done a very incredible job - love your card!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  37. Oh, this is such a sweet, sweet card! Love the colours, dimension and layers!

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  38. Adorable Elephant DIE and I love too the layer on THEO
    clever card CAS design and love the inside too
    AWESOME MADE dear KELLY
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  39. Congratulations and welcome into this big wide world little Theo! May God bless you abundantly and keep you in His tender loving care. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is wonderful! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  40. The white on white looks gorgeous on this card!! I love it!

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  41. OMG!!! It is an awesome card!!! I love it!
    Kisses;)

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  42. Such a beautiful card, Kelly - so light and airy! Gorgeous :)

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  43. awww this is such an adorable card for baby Theo, love the CAS layers. So good to hear your friends son can attend the local school with support too x
    Jenny :)

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  44. This is fantastically done Kelly! LOVE all the layering you did... AWESOME!
    Hugs,
    Nina-Marie :)

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  45. how wonderful that Theo will be able to attend school with other children, you card is just great!

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  46. Beautiful card, Kelly! Love the layers.

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  47. LOVE your sweet card and all those layers, Kelly!

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  48. This card is absolutely amazing. It's so clean and crisp and your layers are positively perfect.

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  49. I just love this card! The design is beautiful and I love the colours you've chosen. xx

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  50. I love your white layers with
    just a subtle hint of color.
    It makes a perfect baby card!

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  51. Beautiful card ! Welcome to the world, little Theo !
    Good news for your neighbours' son !
    Happy Easter weekend !

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  52. This is FABULOUS! LOVE all the great dies you used, and the amazing clean design! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  53. What a nice card for a great cause!

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  54. Such a pretty card. So soft and lovely and playful. I have two autistic children. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  55. Wow! This is Awesome!! Love the die cut layering!!

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  56. such a precious card! Thank you for participating ♥

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  57. Great project. I like the clean and simple look. Thanks for Shining a Light:)

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  58. This is just amazing!!! What a sweet card and love that the new baby is a Theo, just like Tenia's guy.
    Thanks for participating in this important hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  59. Loving the layers. - such a gorgeous, gorgeous card design

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  60. This is a true stunner! Love the layers & all that texture from white & white. Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

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  61. DELIGHTFUL card Kelly!!!
    Hope you had a WONDERFUL introduction to Theo and Happy Easer :)
    LOVE your card, such a BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of this AMAZING event for a great cause :)

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  62. This is such a beautifully sweet card - I love it!

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  63. So sweet! Love your card! So glad you joined this hop! (Beau Monde Designs)

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  64. Darling card, Kelly. The soft color palate keeps the layers from overwhelming the card.

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  65. This is fantastic, Kelly. And how cool that it's for a baby Theo!

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  66. Sorry that I didn't get to this card till now....I adore the layering and colors! Perfect card for this blog hop, Kelly! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly