Saturday, April 2, 2011

Light It Up Blue Blog Hop for Autism Awareness

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I am so honored to joined by such amazing talent for the Autism Awareness Blog Hop.  You should have come from Joy's blog at www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com.  Before I show how to make this fab little project (and my pitfalls along the way), I want to thank Sarah "Pink Cricut" for being such a fabulous hostess! If you need the full line up or would rather start at the beginning, please CLICK HERE.
For me this hop is very personal.  2 of my 3 boys have Autism.  Over the last 10 years, we have seen awareness improve.  There is still so much to be done. My husband and I have become advocates for them on so many levels.  The battles that we and other familes face is everywhere everyday.  We battle for medical coverage and support in educational systems.  We battle for representation and our rights. Although we are not alone, Autism can leave a family feeling isolated. We need to continue to spread the word.  If you'd like to learn more about Autism, its signs, treatment, and current legislation, please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org
So now for the yummy craftiness I have to share today:

I started with cutting Shrinky Dink Material on my Imagine from the Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge. My setting were as follows:
Speed 5
Pressure 5
Depth 6
Multicut 2
I filled the image with RBG code: R 188; G 248; B 255. This image was cut at 8.5 inches.
The variety of Shrink Dink material I bought is for Ink Jet Printers.  On my first attempt at this project, I messed up.  I will show those pics at the end with some pointers.  My trouble is I hate reading directions.  I am jump in and experiment kinda gal.
I used Pink By Design's Background stamp "Puzzled" to cover the cut. CLICK HERE TO BUY.  actually my husband stamped this image using Staz-On in Jet Black.  He was so fascinated that Sarah's background stamp can be tiled.  Here's how to do it:
I placed the ribbon cut on top of a wooden block and began to slowly heat the material with my heat gun.  If you have dual temp, use low.
 Move the gun slowly and evenly across the cut.
It will distort heavily
 DON'T PANIC!
 I will slowly begin to harden and flatten back out- The magic of Shrinky Dinks!
 Once it cooled, I used these metal barrette backings I bought at hobby Lobby in the jewelry department.  I use these also for clips because they will not puncture clothing. Dab a bit of E6000 to the metal barrette. Let it dry for about 15 minutes.
Thank you Alexander for being my model!
Now here is my first one.  
BEFORE
AFTER
I made it into a key chain for Alexander.  It didn't bother him one bit that it wasn't perfect.
It did not turn out "horrible" but I made some errors. So here are my tips:
1. Any ink will darken- significantly! So if you flood the image on your Imagine pick a lighter RGB with very little black influence.
2. Use Staz-on for stamping and coloring.  I used Archival and it bled.
3. I colored in the image using Bic Mark-Its- they were easy and quick to use- just be careful of color choice since they darken so much.  I am not sure how Copics would do since I really don't own any.
4.  Use a pair of tweezers to help manuever the plastic as it unwraps.
5.  Make sure you print on the "correct" side of the material.  You want to print or stamp on the non shiny side or the tacky side.
6.  Shrinky Dinks will shrink down to 1/3 the original size.  So if it starts at 9 inches, it will be 3 when its done.  3:1 ratio or divide your image size by 3 and you will have your finished proportions.
7.  If you want to punch a hole- do it before you heat the material.  Keep in mind the hole will shrink too!
Make sure leave a comment here before leaving.   
The next stop on this journey is Paula at  http://www.morethanfavors.blogspot.com
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188 comments:

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Thank you for sharing this with ME, our grandson has Aspergers and we are just learning all the in's and outs of it. He is 6 and we have only known now for three months and still working with him. Thanks for the chance to win this for Jacob.

Sincerely

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

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Sorry It went to fast and I didn't give you my e-mail address but again Thanks for the chance to win and I hope for Jacob.

Sincerely

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

Beebeebabs said...

Nice project tfs!!!

joydee1963 said...

Love the key chain,got to try that shrinky dink.Great blog. joydee1963@yahoo.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

I haven't used shrinky dink material but I thank you for all the tips. What a great way to show support.

Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether @ gmail dot com

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

great tips on using the shrinky dinks....I've tried them before using the heat gun...but once the severe warping started I quit and threw the project away. Guess I should have more patience.

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.

Melissa said...

WOW Elizabeth! This is fabulous!! Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for adding "don't panic"...I would have been panicing at that point if it was me doing it! lol

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Gone Scrap Happy said...

I'm glad you wrote DON'T PANIC!! I wsa starting to!!! :) I've been afraid to use embossing stuff. I think I just may give it a try!! That was an awesome project!! Loved the different ways you used it. tfs new follower

Cindylu2u said...

Thanks for the tips, I have the Shrinky Dink material and have not tried it yet, thanks!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love your projects. My SS is autistic and he would love these. TFS.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Kate said...

What an amazing idea!! I just love this! I wouldn't have thought to cut Shrinky Dink material with the Cricut. This is such a great way to support autism awareness.
Thank you also for sharing a bit of your story, too. Keep fighting those battles for awareness and support!

Warm n Wonderful said...

It has been years since I made shrink art (and I heated it in the oven), but I know I have some in my stash somewhere. I will search it out and give it a try with my heat gun.
Mary
chick 256 at g mail dot com

Michele said...

This is such an awesome project! Thank you so much for sharing!

Amanda said...

This is a wonderful idea. thank you for sharing..
ahaynes43055 at yahoo dot come

The Cropping Canuck said...

What a great autism project! Thanks for sharing this.

sweetlilscrapper said...

love it :)

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Such a great project...I love it. Thanks so much for being a part of making others aware.
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Colleen said...

I love that you made your own pin. Haven't played with Shrinky Dinks for years, maybe I need to get some. Thanks for sharing

anitaandbugs said...

Thank you so much for helping us be more aware of autism.I love your project---I may actually get the courage to try shrinky-dinks--lol
Hugs, ANita

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Great job Beth! Love the blog hop though I jumped to your blog directly will go back and check them all out! Lovely pins. TFS

Marianne S. said...

I love both of your ribbon projects. It's great that you shared the learning process that you went through.

Bleass your heart, I could not beign to imagine your daily life having two sons with Autism. It is great that your husband is by your side. I know that feeling of being isolated so well and it is hard to deal with. I hope that you both and your "normal" son have a means of release for the pressures.

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

Snowmanlover said...

I love seeing how you made this! I have never used shrinky dinks. Love all the puzzle pieces and how it turned out. I was sent her by the wonderful Marianne! barb

Minta's Creations said...

I Love this idea...Love this blog hop thanks for bringing awareness to Autism.
Hugs,
Minta

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

BrendaB said...

I love your pin - that puzzle background stamp is great! Thanks for the tips on the the shrinky dink material.

April said...

Awesome ideas. I have used shrinky dinks in my cricut and have been unsuccessful. I guess I will have to try again because there are so many cool thing you can do with shrinky dinks.

April
acmusn2003 at yahoo dot com

PS I am now a follower!

Celeste said...

Oh wow yoour project is fantastic... I love it... I so need to buy some of the shrinky dink stufff... Looks fantastic... Thank you so much for sharing. I am anew follower of your blog.

Lesabe said...

What a great idea to show your your support for a great cause so close to your heart. Beautiful =)

Tanya said...

Great project for the cause!

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

mforquer said...

Elizabeth - this is a fabulous project hon!! I want to try that shrinky dink stuff!! Beautiful and thanks for the tips!! Thank you so much for being part of such a wonderful hop too!
Hugs,
M

joycemc57 said...

Thanks for sharing your project with us. I'm glad you shared your first project and what you learned doing it. I'm sure it will save us all alot of time.

sandyh50 said...

I love your shrinky dink project. Thanks for your part in raising awareness for autism. My grandson is high functioning in the autism spectrum.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing with us about your children.

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

Elizabeth, I just love all of your creations, you are so extremely talented.
I have a nephew with autism and he is so talented, I love him dearly. God bless you and your family.

Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

JennyKozar said...

Liz - Great project! Hugs to you my friend.

Tracy said...

What a great project to bring awareness to this often undiscussed disease-and who knew that Shrinky Dinks would be soo cool!!!

Tamara said...

Thanks for sharing your project! I love how you used shrinky dink material! I haven't used that since I was a kid!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Beth Fiscus said...

This is such a wonderful reason to have a blog hop. I thank God every day for my two healthy boys!
bfiscus at nntc dot net

Linda S said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your personal struggle and making the rest of the world aware! Love your projects and the key chain is perfect! GO BLUE!!!
smilin2.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a great project, you are so creative.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

TinaH said...

I love this project. I am so happy you gave the do's and don'ts of working on this project. I am going to try this out (always wanted to but haven't gotten there yet). Thanks again.

cush464 said...

Thank you for the tips.

Ruth said...

How challanged and blessed you must feel. God won't give us more than we can handle and he knows you could handle two special children with love and attention. Good luck to you and thanks for spreading the awareness.

Lillian Child said...

Thank you for participating in this worthwhile event. It amazes me how many young people are affected by this disease. It is truly a PUZZLE.

Liza Henderson said...

Elizabeth!!! These are wonderful. I love the blue pin. Sarah's background puzzle stamp really made this. I love it!! God Bless your boys and your whole family.

craftaholic said...

Love the purpose of this hop and Raising awareness of Autism! You project is cool and I have never done that kind of craft before, It looks fun!! GO BLUE!!!!

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

Alma said...

OMG I was wondering how I could get a puzzle piece on my ribbon and didn't think of Sarah's stamp!! I'm off to get it!

FABULOUS project!!! :)

JaniceA said...

Hi, Elizabeth. I will have to give this a try. Thank you for time and directions. Autism touches a lot of us and I see my daughter struggle with her sometimes and other times I see it as a blessing because she is just so sweet.

Janet Lindstrom said...

Shrinky Dinks! Wow I didn't know they were still around. I remember doing Shrinky Dinks when I was very little. My mom would bake them in the oven.

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.

Toni said...

Great projects! I never thought of using my stamps with shrinky dinks.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Marionment said...

Love the project. I am appreciate the beauty of this blog hop. Thanks for sharing.
marionment@msn.com

littlen said...

great idea. i've never had much luck with shrinky dinks. the color always seems to rub off and make a mess.

Marissa said...

I want to try Shrinky dinks! thanks for sharing and for bringing awareness to a VERY important cause!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

DIANA L. said...

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

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So glad you guys are spreading the word. I have a high functioning teen so I know the struggles that we go through. Our kiddos are a blessing and I’m so glad awareness is being created out there. :)

Eileen said...

Elizabth, I don't do many blog hopes but I had take part in this one becasue I have wanted to talk everyone for their support. I also have a son who has pdd. Thank you for sharing your story & really love your ribbon project well bye for now Eileen.

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

My nana would really like yours project.

see ya
Tristan

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

Cin said...

Thank you for sharing with us and supporting blue day1

sarahb said...

great job on the ribbon projects. Just love them

Sage said...

ok, now I'm inspired to try shrinky dinks...I've been hesitate to before...thanks for your inspiration!

mwalker said...

THANK YOU FOR USING YOUR SITE FOR AUTISM AWARENESS.

Cathy Gill said...

Autism can be very puzzling, very appropriate project to grab attention!

Samantha said...

What a great project! I love how you were able to use the one cut-out multiple ways.
samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com
samanthascricurcreations@live.com

MaryAnn said...

wonderful tutorial! thanks for sharing. (I love the "don't panic comment.)

Becky Dunham said...

Thanks for sharing this with us Elizabeth. I have a 9 yo nephew who was diagnosed with austism at the age of 7. I was not really aware of all of the legal and medical issues so I appreciate the link to read more about it. i love your SD ribbons! What a fabulous idea! When I saw the clip, I thought it was a pin and I thought pins like that would be such a great idea :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

Great project and GREAT HOP for an awesome cause. Eduaction on autism is so important!!
Happy Crafting and you all rock for doing this much needed hop!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

cdm317 said...

Thanks for the tips on using shrinky dink material. I love the projects. They don't have to be perfect, just made with love. That's how I see my son who also has Autism. Thanks for spreading the word.

c d m3 17a tya h oo

Misty said...

Thanks for all the great tips! I like the keychain!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lori said...

Beautiful project! Thank you for sharing.

Deb Palmer said...

Thanks for sharing - I would never of thought to stamp on a ribbon that way. And to turn it into a pin with shrink! Awesome, makes me wish I had a puzzle stamp.

Rebekah said...

wow! Thanks for the step by step! Awesome job!

calbekah at aol dot com

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

How cool it pin that you were definatly out of the box with this one!

Ola said...

Thank you for sharing this with us! I love your pins/keychains... I really need to go buy shrinky dinks, I've been saying I want to try them forever!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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

Debc06 said...

What great projects TFS the success and the learning curved one.
Love the fact that this hop is making so many people aware of the different sides of Autisim. I was first exposed to autisim 40 years ago when a new friend took me home to meet her family. Her younger brother who was 7 at the time was austistic, 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 we see all forms of this in children and grown ups.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Love the pin & your autism awareness efforts!

CuddlyBunny said...

I use shrink plastic constantly, but never thought to add clips for wearing! BRILLIANT!

I hope your boys eventually experience the best of life's possibilities, and that your family all find plenty of support along the way!

scrapperbecka said...

WOW great job on those ribbons they turned out awesome. Thank you for sharing your story with us

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

Love your Shrinky Dinks pins! I never knew you could cut it with the Cricut and shrink it with a heat gun! I need to make some of these for different causes. Thanks so much for sharing and continuing to bring awareness and fight for our precious ones!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

katieo said...

This blog hop is son touching. Your stories are incredible inspiration. I am going to an autism fundraiser tonight.
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Donna said...

I love shrinky dinks, and your creation is so bright! Thank you for sharing with us!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

scrapqueen141 said...

That is a great project and another great idea to try!

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Love the autism ribbon, i think i will make some card and refrigerator magnets for friends and family!!! ty4s such a big puzzle piece of your life<3

dannysuni@msn.com

Kymberlee said...

Love the pins :) Autism awareness has increased tenfold in the 20+ years since my son was diagnosed thanks to events like this.
THANK YOU!

Shawnee said...

You did a wonderful job on this. Together autism awareness can help many children.

Blessings

Sue C said...

What a great tutorial! Now I need to get some shrinky material.

I think this hop is a great idea to create awareness about autism! I for one did not realize how many children are impacted with autism and believe the more we are aware, the sooner we can find a solution.

Karen S. said...

Thanks for sharing such an awesome project for autism awareness! It's great that your hubby helped with the stamping!

CathyinMN said...

Thanks for sharing your tips with us on how you made this. Turning it into a keychain was a great idea.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Thanks for sharing this with us and the "trial and error" of your work and I am like "jump in and experiment" kind of gal..hehe...thanks for bringing Autism Awareness to us as well and the pin is so neat!! :)

brittmartin0910 said...

Thank you for sharing your pin and keychain. You did a wonderful job on both.



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Kris said...

How did you know that i have some shrinky dinks plastic I was wondering how to cut?! Excellent advice and pics showing real life crafting ;0)
Thanks so much!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the shrinky dink, I have never used it on my cricut but have bought the pre cut stuff for my daughter!!
sierrababy08 dot blogspot dot com
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

monica said...

I have never used shrinky dinks, thanks for the ideas.
Monica
mmapplegate@sbcglobal.net

dobie mom of 3 said...

Thank you for sharing. I am just learning about all of this. My nephew has Aspergers.

dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

Sandy's Simple Crafts said...

Awesome project. Thanks for sharing.
sandyford77 at sbcglobal dot net

Cherie said...

Thank you for sharing. I used to work with children who had autism, and they were amazing children. What you go through can not be easy. Thank you so much for sharing.

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

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. Make a piece of jewelry for a Mom or Grandma that has a child with Autism!
Sooz07@aol.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Great project! TFS
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lori Apgar said...

This pin is gorgeous!! I have seen you in action with your boys ~ you are an amazing mom!!

polly said...

thanks so much for sharing with all of us!
pkeintz@gmail.com

brandy c said...

Awesome project!! it turned out great!!

brandy

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.

scrappinmomma said...

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

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http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Your children are blessed to have you as parents. I have a friend whose son is autistic and has fought the school system continually. May you all receive an extra blessing this weekend. Thanks for sharing your tips about shrink materials.
tdharris1@cox.net

BunnyFreak said...

Already a follower. Thanks for sharing tips on the project.

mamawcindy said...

I 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!!! I love your project. Thanks!!! :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail.com

lindagk23 said...

I love your project! I am going to hae to order that stamp so that I may make some of these pens or keychains to pass out.
Thank you for sharing your story with us and for bringing awareness to us all about the everyday battles the families of Autistic children must face. (p.s. I love ALL of your projects! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!) lindagk23

Marty said...

Nice projects I've never tried Shrinky Dinks but you've given me th courage to try now. Wonderful cause thanks for all you do and for the give away.

AmyJRockstar said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the info on this project and about your children. Your tips are fantastic. I think I would make such a mess of a project like this! Looks like it took a long time. Awesome job! Thanks also for the great giveaway! My scrap room is all black, white and hot pink so I need this zebra stamp for sure! ;)

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

Anna said...

How creative you are. Love this.
God bless.
I am a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Cyndi S said...

How creative. Your ribbon is fantastic.
cstephenson at q dot com

julie said...

I love the ribbon.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!!! These came out really cute!!! Love them!! Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Tanya said...

LOVE your pin!!! I haven't used Shrinky Dinks in AGES!!! Thanks for joining this awesome hop and adding such great inspiration!!

hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Char Dobson said...

love your projects! and for such a great cause too! thanks for a chance to win!
craftychick99 at yahoo dot com

Lisa N. said...

Thanks for all the information Elizabeth and for participating in this blog hop. Never would have thought of cutting shrinkydinks with the cricut!

Trisha said...

Very nice on your project and helping us to understand Autism a little bit more. Thanks for sharing your project and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Christine said...

This hop is such a great was to raise awareness. Always love your tutes, Elizabeth!!

Antoinette's Bridal Stationery said...

I am loving this ribbon- will be trying it out today thankyou kindly

jplatt said...

You are so creative. Love what you made.

janette P

Cynthia B. said...

Great projects! Love the blue pin you made, but especially: thanks for helping to spread the word about autism!

FMonty said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your project! Signed up to be a follower as well as FB.

tandkparker said...

Thanks for sharing this project - it's been awhile since I worked with shrinky dink I used the oven, but I'll have to try the heat gun and remember DON'T PANIC - it would make me nervous. New follower - what a great job you've done on this bloghop for Autism Awareness!
Kim

Kristin said...

Great project! Love that you chose another medium for your project. I always forget about shrinky dinks.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Pink Cricut said...

Omg Elizabeth I love how these both turned out!! :) They are so perfect, both in their own way!!! :)

Laura Lee said...

Wow! That is so neat! I will have to get a) the stamp and b) try copics to see if it will work any better!

Thanks so much!

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

Barbara said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing your project. I need to try this process!

barbara614@insightbb.com

Simply AJ said...

What a great project - working with Shrinky Dink material looks fun! Thanks so much for sharing your personal experience and for being such an active voice to educate others. AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Raquel said...

THank you for sharing your story. We are the proud parents of an awesome 10 yr old nonverbal Autistic boy.
Thanks for the chance at the lovely stamp!
bmkscraps@aol.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!!!

Mad Crafter said...

Thank you for sharing your personal story. God Bless you and your family. I think your project was wonderful:) Totally made with love! Thanks for being a part of this great blog hop.
Cindy- Madison's mom- funkycards.blogpot.com

kathlee said...

Hats off to parents of autistic children. I worked with older autistic children for a short time & found it difficult but so rewarding. The children I had were institutionalized and very low functioning. My heart went out to both the children and the family. It was heartbreaking. Wonderful cause..education is so needed.Your project is great. I had no idea you could use a heat gun on shrinky dink!
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Esmommy said...

what an awesome project TFS, I love the fact you can use your heat gun to do the strinking..
Tracy P
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Ryansmaama said...

Love your project. I haven't tried the shrinky dink material, but have some. You have inspired me.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Cathy said...

Thank you for shining a light on autism.
Cathy
callicoatcat@yahoo.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Thanks for being a part of this wonderful awareness hop. It's amazing the hoops that any family with a special needs child needs to hop through sometimes. Thanks for the pointers with your Shrinky Dink project!

pat said...

wonderful project, TFS!

Suella said...

Thanks for shining a light on Autism & sharing your story! Your project is wonderful, I always used shrinky dinks, when kids were growing up, have not in many many years, think I will try my hand at it again for granddtrs.TFS
Your projects are always great Elizabeth!
suella11@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

What a great use of shrinky dinks. Thank you so much for participating in this hop. One of my cousins has two sons with autism and their struggle is made easier by people like you and the rest of the people on this hop.

Marcy H. said...

Thanks for the step by step in making this key chain. I am lighting my house blue for Autism Awareness. DD has many friends with Autism. She has Down Syndrome. So I know how important Awareness is!!

jmahugger@yahoo.com

felkatz said...

that is soo cool!! loving that puzzle stamp!! thanks for sharing and brining awareness to Autism..

Kathy
special education teacher! :)

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

a great project--you could literally share these!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

My boss has a son with Aspergers and I know she would appreciate this blog hop even though she's not a crafter. Your shrinky dinks turned out great!

wendydotroos2boysatgmaildotcom

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Elizabeth, great-great project!!! And, I think it's great all you wonderful ladies are honoring this hop to such a great cause!!! I'm so proud of you all, and all the projects are fabulous!!!

Connie W said...

My daughter has autism and it has been a disability that has taught us so many things. She is a joy.

Warm n Wonderful said...

Here is a shot from my apartment in Toronto of the CN Tower

http://warmnwonderful.blogspot.com/2011/04/world-autism-awareness-day.html

Karen said...

Wonderful projects for a great cause. thanks for the chance to win.
Karen
o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

LesleyfromWI said...

Wonderful and I love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Vicki said...

Great project. Thanks for all the tips.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Neesey said...

Great ideas for shrinky dinks. I never tried them but it looks like fun. TFS

Simply Sandy said...

What a great idea! I have a friend who just had her son, daughter and husband diagnosed with Aspergers so this blog hop it great..I'm learning alot of things to pass on to her.

Lovebug Creations said...

I was not aware of your children but love that you were in this hop being as its near and dear to your heart. Your project is really neat! I've never used skrinky dinks so I'm interested in trying it...Love the helpful tips! I'm not much on directions either! God bless you and your wonderful family!

~Kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Thienly Azim said...

Cool! What a great idea! Enjoyed your tutorial - and now will know not to panic if it crumples up like that!

Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Love yout project such a great idea:-) thank you for sharing;-) disneynut4life at yahoo dot com

Altered by Jenn said...

I need to get a hold of some shrinky dink material and try some stuff out sometime :)

Anniebee said...

Cool project! Thanks for the tutorial too. I have never used shrinky dink material so I would never have guessed about the inks. Thanks for raising awareness in such a wonderful and creative way and for offering a chance to win your blog candy.

Anne
anniebeescraftroom@gmail.com

Kathleen said...

That is a awesome idea!! I love it!! It was very informative!!TFS!! Truly!

Kristen Ann said...

Kudos to your for supporting Autism awareness & for sharing your own story.

Brenna said...

That is a great project!!! I have never seen this before but it is awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing and the tips!!!
Brenna
Rbanderson@live.ca

ajandfour said...

What a great project! I love shrinky dink.
Thanks for being part of an autism blog hop! It is a great way to get info out.
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Lisa said...

Such an incredible project. You did a FANTASTIC JOB!
top29gun at gmail dot com

kricketts said...

Thank you so much for all the autism information. I am loving learning more each time. I also love your pins! I am going to try those soon.

Kim @

rickettscricuts at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

As a former autistic therapist (I trained with Dr. Lovaas at UCLA), I can't tell you how happy I am to see you participating in this great blog hop!!! :) I know how emotionally draining it can be, but there is nothing (I have ever found! ;) as rewarding, either!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing. I have been wanting to try shrinky dink material and you just gave me the inspiration!



rachels_mann at hotmail dot com
http://backporchcreations.blogspot.com/

Dawn, RI said...

Nice project, I havent used shrinky]dink in a long Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Pam said...

Love this idea!
Thank you!

WhichCraft-Liz said...

I've been wanting to try the shrinky dinks for a while now. Thanks for all the tips. Nice project. Like the key chain idea.

TFS

Liz
whichcraft@me.com

Miranda said...

Love your project! Such an awesome hop! TFS

mlenclade at gmail dot com

Mary said...

Great job Elizabeth. I love following you. This puzzle stamp is so clever. TFS, Mary M

Nana's Paper Things said...

What a great idea to show more awareness of Autism. I think both of your shrinky dinks looked awesome! I'm going to try to make some of the pins and pass them around, I hope they come out as well as yours.
Liz West, Bedford, TX

Linda said...

Love your creations. I am a retired first grade teacher. I can relate. This is a wonderful cause. I am so happy that more people are learning about this and understanding how little we know about how our brains work and how much we need to learn and are learning from these amazing children.

mahuntington said...

I've been wanting to try Shrinky Dinks but kept putting it off. I found the material at Michaels so with your tutorial to guide me I'm off to buy some and try it. Hope I DON"T PANIC!
Mary Ann
mahuntington@wavecable.com

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that you had problems. It is kind of annoying how when someone posts a project it appears to be perfect all the time. And then when I try it isn't. You made me feel better. ; )

Cathy said...

I am a new subscriber but really like your detailed photos and directions.

mcroark113 at bellsouth dot net

Donna and Sara said...

Thank you for sharing this. We all have much to learn.
Your project is so creative!! Wow, thanks for all of the tips, such a great idea. Thank you.

Pati Bocook said...

This is awesome! I have always wanted to try it! Thanks so much for taking part in such an amazing cause!

GERI said...

What a cute idea!!!! And a cute Giveaway!!!!

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

Thanks so much for your blog Hop. I have a friend whose son has Autism and it can be a hand full for her when her husband’s gone on deployment. I’m so glad to say I’m there when she needs help. God bless all who help and support people with Autism.

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

Thanks so much for your blog Hop. I have a friend whose son has Autism and it can be a hand full for her when her husband’s gone on deployment. I’m so glad to say I’m there when she needs help. God bless all who help and support people with Autism.

Your keychain came out really nice its all for great cause. Thanks

www.anjenicgibson.blogspot.com
jeria22@yahooo.com

Maria said...

Thanks for the helpful tips when using shrinky dinks. I can't wait to try this!!!

Brenda said...

Awesome "Ribbon" I love it and will try this for my niece. TFS

burffrau @ aol dot com

Penny said...

Thank you for a great blog. This is certainly a great cause and you are helping raise awareness. Love shrinky dinks. Your project is great.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Mary said...

Thanks for bringing back the memories of being a kid. LOL
Great project!

~Tammy~ said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story! Oh my this is AMAZING and a great way to raise awareness! Again, TFS!

marg0006 said...

This is a great reason for a blog hop. I am joining in to support all those who are living w/this challenge.

Karen said...

What a fantastic project for this blog hop. Thank you for all of the great shrinky dink tips. My girls would love to use this as a gift, I think!

Robin Marshall Clark said...

I love the project Elizabeth! I had no idea that you had 2 sons with Autism. Did you know I am a Special Ed teacher?! Keep up the amazing work and know that I hear you and understand. God bless!

Jaime's Creations said...

Love, love, love your project using shrinky dinks! I never thought to put the hair clips on the back that is a good idea. Sure would love to win that zebra stamp since my daughters school uses that in most everything.

Jaime's Creations said...

I love your shrinky dink project and the idea to put the clip on the back was very helpful. Thank you for the chance to win.

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