BLOG HOP: Stamp Out Autism with Autism Speaks and Guest Blogger Veronica Zalis


Today is an exciting day, not only is the Stamp Out Autism Blog Hop, but the one and only Veronica Zalis will be guest blogging. Earlier this month I ran my Roses for Autism campaign for Autism Speaks. This fundraiser is dedicated to my friend Veronica, and her son Cameron. I’m excited to report we raised $2,000 so far!!

If you donate $25 directly to my Autism Speaks, you will receive the Roses for Autism card tutorial free (see below for details).

And now here’s their story….


Hello! I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me to be joining you today to help spread Autism Awareness in our stamping community and beyond. The day Tami asked me to share my story by writing the post for today’s hop I cried. It touched my heart to be thought of, and to know that my son means so much to others.

My son Cameron is 9 years old and he has Non-Verbal Autism. He wasn’t officially diagnosed till age 5. We are so blessed in that Cameron is able to communicate by typing, and he is very much able to let us know his needs, wants and feelings. My husband and I joke about Cameron being better at typing then the both of us! We don’t let autism slow us down, and because of that Cameron is a great traveler and we have driven across the USA and have enjoyed trips the same way as most families.

Cameron loves rainbows, and color. He sees the beauty in the simplest of things and that is where the inspiration for my card came from today.

God does give us rainbows, and Cameron is my rainbow. I used the set “Over the Rainbow” to create my card. I cut out strips of card stock and stamped the small heart from the same set to create a heart patterned background. I stamped and hand cut the sun.

~ Veronica





NOTE: The Over the Rainbow stamp set is retiring, more info




Even though my Roses for Autism kit fundraiser date has passed, you can still get the free pdf tutorial for the cards. Simply donate $25 directly to my Autism Speaks fundraiser and I’ll send you the tutorial. THANK YOU FOR LIGHTING IT UP BLUE!





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  1. What an inspirational story! The rainbow card is just lovely.

  2. Veronica your story touched my heart! I know many Mom’s with children on the spectrum and I know it’s not easy. Sounds like you have found ways to make things work and that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Tami thanks for continuing to help with this worth cause.

  3. Loved reading your story Veronica! As a mom to a daughter with autism, I can relate to your struggles and joys. 🙂 Love your card today too! Thanks so much for creating your Roses for Autism kits Tami!

  4. Tami, I love that you asked Veronica to share this wonderful story, what an inspiration to others!

  5. Beautiful card – and thank you so much for sharing your story! Blessings!!

  6. Melanie Morris says:

    Hopped through – lovely cards and thanks for all the info! Congrats raising over $2000!!! Happy Easter!