Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!


Hey Y'all!!

Happy Thursday and Happy World Autism Awareness Day!! I am so excited about this AWESOME blog hop!! The reason why this blog hop is so close to my heart is because of this lil man here.

This is my pride, joy, my life, my lil man, my partner in crime, my best friend, my miracle, my son. This is Thelonious Ross Nelson(Theo) and he is 3 1/2 years old. My hubby Tim and I found out that our lil Theo had autism last June. I am not gonna lie.... when I found out my heart hurt so bad. I felt like it was my fault and I cried all day long. Then I realized that I wasn't alone. People like Tim, Mom, Dad, Mom and Dad in-law, Veronica, Amy, Anita, Libby,Connie, Jessi, Pinky, Nitchka(if I missed any of y'all I am so sorry.....brain fart...lol) and many of the Autism FB groups and many others have helped me so much! Y'all are seriously my heroes......for reals.......WERD!! I am so grateful that all of you are participating in this wonderful blog hop as well. It really does make my heart HAPPY to see all of this AWESOME support from all of you!!  THANKS SO MUCH!!To learn more info about Autism please go to the Autism Speaks site HERE! This is my card dedicated to my lil man Theo.......CHECK IT!!!!

I am also so very thankful for these wonderful sponsors!! Thanks for supporting a WONDERFUL cause. Yes there are tons of fun prizes!! We will announce the lucky winners on Monday, April 6, 2015!!

Last but not least I want to thank Veronica for coming up with this great idea in turning this awesome cause into a super duper AWESOME blog hop! Veronica.....girl.....you are soooooo AWESOME(thanks for all of your hard and AWESOME work!!) and I thank and LURVE you!! Muah!!


Come and link up a card or a project to a wonderful cause!!! THANKS again!!

Love y'all soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!

-t


I also played along at CAS(E) This Sketch!!

Link below. You have until Sunday, April 5, 2015 to do so.....Woot Woot!






160 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

darling!!! so cute!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Tenia! Your little Theo is precious - what a cutie! Thank you for organizing this hop! Great card - the puzzle pieces look amazing and I like your ink splatter and washi tape!

Laura O'Donnell said...

This is fantastic! And Theo is too cute.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your little guy is just so adorable! (Fantastic name, too!) And your card is fantastic, Tenia!

wendy said...

your card is amazing , thanks for all your hard work for today's hop I am super honored to take part ...hugs to your lil man !

Kath said...

A fabulous card for Theo and a great blog hop!
Kath x

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! Love the puzzle pieces and how they spell out love!! Thanks so much for organizing this hop!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Yep, I'm going to cry with about every stop on the hop! Theo is just the most precious little man - and this card couldn't be more perfect, lovey!

AJ Bodine said...

What a beautiful card, your son is adorable and obviously the perfect inspiration, so happy to be hopping along with you for a great cause!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Another bold, brilliant card! I love it. Thanks for organizing this. Love how you and Veronica are using your talents for good!

Julia Aston said...

Theo is just the sweetest Tenia! love your puzzle card! My niece works with Autistic children so I understand a little about this disease..

auntbubbels said...

your son is too cute.

Lisa H. said...

Beautiful!!! Such a wonderful card and this blog hop is such a beautiful event. Thanks for organizing it. You are amazing and your sweet Theo is too! Hugs, my friend!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Fabulous card Tenia! And thanks for sharing your story AND putting together this hop!! :)

Sue D said...

I like the blue background and the Love puzzle pieces are perfect.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Carol Doggett said...

Great card, great cause! What a cutie, love his hair!!!!

Yolanda Garrido said...

Definitely you are the best mum in the worl for this little hero! Many kisses from Spain!

I Card Everyone said...

Tenia we all love you right back... that little man of yours could not be more adorable if he tried! Thank you for sharing Theo with us... I can see why he makes your world a better place! Now I'm going to educate myself...
xoxoxoooo in that order..
=] Michele

Lee-Anne said...

A brilliant design, Tenia! Love it! Your little man is such a sweetie...and you are an amazing mom!

Krissy said...

Tenia, your card is AWESOME! I love everything about it! You rock, girlie - as a mom and an artist!

cm said...

Your Theo is precious, just as you and your husband are; he was born into a family who would love and protect him perfectly! His life is enriched in being with you; you, with being with him. Your card: what else to say but I LOVE it! Thank you for the opportunity to join this blog hop; such an honour!
Hugs~c

Lori Kobular said...

Your Lil' Man Theo is absolutely adorable!! And I LOVE your card! This is such a great cause!!

Denise Evans said...

This card is so, so nice! Love it!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Great Blog idea!

Jerrie said...

Theo is darling. This is such a great cause to support! Your card is fantastic. I absolutely LOVE it!!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Your card is just adorable! And congratulations on this amazing event!

Patty said...

Love your card!! Love that picture of your little man Theo...what a smile!!

Rosemary said...

your little man is too cute!! and so is your card!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Aww your son is adorable and I am glad to be educated more about autism. thanks for the hop and what an awesome card.

Marianne said...

Love your card and that cute picture of your son (ha, I was typing 'your sun', and I'm guessing that would be true too!).

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Absolutely perfect card and wonderful post. Your strength is amazing and your son is beautiful :)

Liz said...

I love your card - great design. This blog hop is such a great way of raising awareness of Autism. xx

Dana Joy said...

Tenia your card ROCKS! I think your little guy is amazing and just too precious! Loved being part of this hop!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cool card! Love the splatter and that great love puzzle!

wendyp said...

Tenia, you're card is FAB and so are YOU!!! Thank you for bringing this hop together!

María Pilar said...

Lovely idea y lovely card for your baby!!!!!!
Congrats!!!

Helen F. said...

Love the card for this wonderful cause, Tenia! Theo is such a beautiful child, you are truly Blessed!

Kristie Goulet said...

Theo is absolutely adorable!!! Your card totally rocks! LOVE it!!! What a great hop!

Angel said...

Such a beautiful card! Your son is such a handsome boy!!! HUGS, friend!

Mary said...

What a beautiful card! And what a cutie Theo is!

Taunya Butler said...

Tenia - Theo has a radiant smile that I have a feeling lifts many!!! You are so appreciated for the efforts you have put into this hop!! Your card is so clever and so well done - exactly what I have come to see that you are!! Clever, creative and super talented!! So glad for your part in this hop!!

Donna said...

Let's all pray that one day soon, they will find a real "cure" for this disease Tenia and our children will no longer be broken puzzle pieces but instead made whole. I love your card and your support.
:-)

D.Ann said...

I'm sure your sweet lil guy is gonna love your fab card! What a terrific way to raise awareness... I'm glad you had such a nice turnout!

Irene Grau said...

Theo is adorable -- all those curls! Love your card.

D- said...

He is adorable. The way you talk about him warms my heart. Hugs.
Thanks for sharing your sweet card and for helping to raise Autism Awareness.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh he is so cute! I love your fabulous card, so Jazzy! Thanks for inviting me to link up and hop along with you all.

Michele Henderson said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing something so special!

Lisa Petrella said...

Congratulations on organizing such a fantastic hop for such a wonderful cause, Tenia!!! That little Theo is sooooo stinkin' cute! And your card is awesome!! Love the die-cut puzzle pieces spelling out "LOVE"!!!! Perfect!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Hi Tenia! Your little guy is adorable!
Thanks so much for this great blog hop. Your card is awesome with the puzzle pieces! Love!

Yuki said...

Theo is such a cutie and he's so lucky to have such a wonderful momma! Your card is absolutely adorable and so perfect for this hop!

Lisa Young said...

Love it, love it, LOVE it!!! Beautiful card design!!! Theo is adorable!!

Lindsey said...

That is one handsome guy you've got there! And your card could not be more perfect. Love it! Thanks for all your effort with this ginormous hop, Tenia!

zub momi said...

Fabulous card!!! Congrats on raising awareness...and your little boy is adorable :)

Annette Allen said...

your card is adorable and so is little Theo..

Heather North said...

Your little man is the perfect piece to your family's puzzle. <3 Thank you so much for sharing your story and doing this blog hop to raise awareness! You rock!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Lovely to 'meet' your gorgeous little man. What a great card!

Jeanne said...

Autism is in my family too. My nephew, tho, is so lovable and loving. Thanks for all you do.

Stacey Schafer said...

Yep, LOVE-ing this card and you, my friend!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful card and great cause. Congrats on raising awareness. TFS.

Lucy said...

What a sweet picture of your son!
Your card is totally AMAZING!!!

sunnee63 said...

great card and precious pic! thanks for sharing!!

Mans De Fada said...

Amazing event....so original card, very beautiful.
Thanks for share this great cause.
Hugs.

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh my word, Theo looks like a cover model!! Just adorable, Tenia!! A perfect card for him AND the Autism Awareness hop. Thanks so much for coordinating this circle of love : )

BurningRubber said...

I think this is your best card ever! So sweet and Theo looks like a happy and loved child. You couldn't ask for more.

barbara macaskill said...

What a handsome young man Theo is! My nephew has autism and I thank you for this hop to bring more awareness to the masses!

Ann said...

Super cute puzzle pieced card.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story and that super cute photo of Theo and for organizing this amazing blog hop! Love your card, too!

cghundley said...

Wonderful card,
make with love
and a great
design.
Carla from Utah

Nan said...

Your card is beautiful, Tenia! And your Theo is just adorable!

Ruby N said...

He's such a little cutie!!! I love your card <3 You ROCK

Anita said...

Theo is so adorable! Hug him for me! I love your card!

Mary Holshouser said...

What a darling little boy. The hop reminds people that not everyone is problem free
thinking of you.

Virginia Lu said...

Your card is PERFECT, Miss Tenia! Love love your puzzle card and your BIG heart! Theo always has a special place in my heart! xoxo

Brandi R said...

PRECIOUS!!!! Both the card and Darling young man ♥ Thank you for this hop and sharing your precious one and fabulous card ♥

Joanna said...

Gorgeous card. I loved the puzzle pieces and the thoughts. Thanks also for the Autism Speaks links. I too have a little man with autism. I'm interested in finding a support group and it looks like I may find it here.

Jingle said...

Your card is gorgeous and Theo is just cuter than cute! I love seeing your photos of him!

Shelly said...

Such a AWESOME card, Tenia! How CUTE is that little boy of yours?!!...Love the pic! Hugs

Kate said...

Awesome card Tenia and perfect for the event so glad you and Veronica put this hop together.
Kate xx

Eva said...

Beautiful card. I LOVE it!!!!
Kisses;)

Centellazul said...

Woww otro super heroe guapo!!! Esa tarjeta quedo divina!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Sniffle*** Your little guy is just so cute!! And your card is perfection. It's bright and awesome and all things good. Thank you for putting this hop together!

Anne said...

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 brilliant! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

Linda T said...

Just a beautiful card! I just love it!

Amber Sheaves said...

Love this fun card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fun cards. Love how you used the colors together. TFS

Scrap con R said...

Amazing card, touching story. I wish you all the best! Rosa

Isabel Casañas said...

Una preciosa tarjeta para un evento muy especial

Karen said...

Oh my goodness he's a darling young man! Smiles.

Love (sorry couldn't resist!) your card.. I think it is perfect! Smiles.xx

Denise Bryant said...

What a fun and special card for Theo! Love the puzzle pieces!

Angela Hoynes said...

Such a cutie x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous card Tenia made with so much love! Your lil guy is so, so cute Tenia :-) Thank you for organizing this special event for all the special autism children and adults. Hugs, Nancy

Teresa Doyle said...

Tenia, little Theo is still your beautiful boy with or without Autism. (AND he is BEAUTIFUL!) He is a hero and so are you. I will pray for you all. God bless.

Lieve said...

Great card for a lovely kid !
All the best for all of you !
Organizing that blog hop is super !!
Warm greetings, Lieve

Marcie Sharp said...

Tenia you just rock! I love this card and I am so thrilled to call you a crafty friend and get to hear about Theo over on FB.

Karen said...

Love your card

Gina Furman said...

Blessings to you and your family! Your little boy is adorable. Thank you (and all the other participants and sponsors) for helping out such a great cause!

Monika Reeck said...

Tenia your little man is soo soo cuuteee love his smile please kiss him from AUNTY Monika...and your card as always bright happy and adorable love that splatter too and that I and YOU in that small size
cute and adorable in one word..
I will try to join make a card..hope I can manage it cause it is easter holiday in Munich :)

Bonnie said...

Oh wow! I simply am in love with those puzzle pieces!! So perfect......as is Theo, just adore!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Your lil man is way cute. Those curls... Oh my!! I am happy to come along and support all with loved ones in there lives who have autism. I support you and encourage you to keep doing what you are doing. Your card is wonderful. I love the colors, the puzzle pieces. All of it. Wonderful job. Hugs to you and your son.

Con said...

Wonderful card! My nephew was diagnosed autistic when he was 3 and is now 15 yrs old. Thank you for honouring this wonderful cause.

Cathy P. said...

Your card is beautiful and represents the "pieces" to the puzzle of autism. I'm glad you have wonderful support and that your son has lots of love. What a wonderful idea for a blog hop.

Judy said...

Love the card Tenia. Your little guy looks simply adorable, love all that curly hair. Years ago there wasn't as much information on Autism as today so for that I'm grateful. Thanks for sharing with us today.

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the card!! Your Theo is a GEM!!
Great party/hop:)

Michelle said...

Love the card, love the blog hop (I'll try to join in), love your cute little Theo, and love you! Great post, Tenia.

~amy~ said...

Gah! Mr. Theo is SUCH a cutie pie!

What a fabulous card Tenia...It absolutely rocks {iSpy washi} and so do YOU♡

Pam said...

Oh, hello to you & Theo! He is a doll. I love your card. You have captured the puzzle beautifully. As one who has worked for a great many years with many, many children on the spectrum, I applaud you for the awareness you are helping to spread. Love your little man!

Tracie Pond said...

Wonderful contribution to your darling son. Congrats on the response of the blog hop. I hope the outcome is more than what you expected.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Hey, girl. Your card is fabulous as always and Theo is such a handsome little dude. I'm glad you and Veronica did this and I'm happy to see such an overwhelming show of support. Love you both!!! <3 (P.S. I proved I'm not a robot. Go me! LOL)

Shemaine Smith said...

Fantastic card!!!

Stampy Sister said...

I love your card! I too have 2 children with autism. It's an unique experience.

Emily said...

I love the card you made! What did you use to make the puzzle piece?

Melissa F said...

Love the puzzle and color combo, awesome kid card!

Lynn Hardy said...

I love your jigsaw puzzle card and it's just perfect for Theo! Thanks so much for organising this lovely blog hop.

Karenladd said...

Wonderful card, beautiful Theo and such an important cause to support.!

Karen Schroeder said...

Theo is adorable! Great card...love the use of puzzle pieces!

Annie C said...

What a great card! and your Theo is adorable! Wishing you all the best

Wombat said...

Love what you created for this. Thank you for sharing.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card for beautiful Theo! Thanks for organizing this fabulous hop~!

Janelle said...

Love the look of this card. Congratulations on organising such a worthwhile blog hop. My little boy who's almost 12 has Asperger's, and I wouldn't change a hair on his head for anything. He is more than wonderful just the way he is. :) Love to you all.

Giovana Smith said...

Lovely card!! Theo is such a cute boy!! Big hugs my friend!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Your son is a beautiful blessing !!! His smile is amazing and full of beauty !!!! The card you created is fantastic !!!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Rachel Winn said...

I absolutely love this! I'm jealous of your puzzle pieces! I've been dying to get a punch like that. Your little man is so handsome!

Suchi said...

Tenia, Theo is so adorable! :) This amazing blog hop by you & Veronica seems to be a perfect idea. I loved your card so much!Gorgeous! :)
Hugs,
Suchi xx

Mynn Kitchen said...

Tenia, this card is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! I love the fabulous design and I am so grateful to get to hop along with you and learn more about your little guy! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Susan said...

What a cute card and you also have a very cute son! This is a great way to raise awareness about autism.

Sarah Gray said...

Loving your card - so vibrant and fun....like you and Theo :) What a fabulous blog hop. Hugs x

Julie B said...

Fab card and a super Son to be proud of. :)

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card Tenia - Theo will LOVE IT - I know I do!!!
THANK YOU for co-hosting this Blog Hop with Veronica, and for sharing your caring & creativity - it looks like being an EVEN MORE AMAZING event than last year, a testament to your efforts in raising Autism Awareness and just how many lives have been touched by it!!!

Anja Curvers said...

Thank you for this awesome bloghop and the awareness of autism your boy Theo is just lovely. Your card is awesome as always.

*Vicki* said...

This is so super awesome!! You rock girl!! ;) Thanks for helping to put this together! What a great cause! :)

snazzyjj said...

Amazing working putting this hop together, your beautiful card and your joyous kiddo. Thanks for the support.

Greta said...

Adorable picture, Tenia! Great idea to have the Blog Hop & your card is wonderful!

Chrissy Larson said...

Theo is just the cutest guy ever!!! Your card is amazing like always and you are a superhero in my book! Thanks for working so hard on this awesome hop!

SugarGem said...

Many of us have been touched by autism. As someone with 2 cousins with autism and an adult with autism that we personally take care of, it is everywhere around us. I can say some of my favorite moments in life have happened because of my autistic family and friends. They keep life exciting. Hugs

Jinny Newlin said...

What a doll baby! Such a great cause, Tenia! Love your little, paper-pieced, puzzle sentiment! Just perfection!

Marisa said...

Love that picture of Theo and your card is fabulous! Great cause :)

Jenny said...

This blog hop is a great idea Tenia and for such a great campaign :) Theo looks like such a gorgeous little boy and I love the card you dedicated to him too xx
Jenny x

donna mikasa said...

Your card is awesomesauce! And so is Theo, and so are YOU! XO

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

the puzzle pieces are great! perfect for Autism Awareness, I didn't even think of using my puzzle stamp (darn it!) I really like the splatters too!

Celeste Goff said...

Love your amazing card with the Autism awareness symbol on it!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Thank you for being a part of this....what a wonderful way to increase awareness. And your card is just perfect!

Rahmat said...

Such a a great cause, and I am so glad to be part of it, and such a cute and precious picture of your little one Tenia! way to go fro a great cause!!

Mariah said...

What a great way to support a great cause! I am a teacher and have had plenty of children who share in this struggle. My heart is with you and your lil man as well as with the other families who share in the daily struggles and joy of having children with autism.

Carisa said...

I can't believe he is 3 now - has the most beautiful smile just like his mama. Love your card, girl!

Kris in Alaska said...

I adore that puzzle piece card!

maria f. said...

Wonderful idea, Tenia and I'm so glad I had the chance to join in. I'm learning a lot from you and Veronica about autism. Thanks.

Janis said...

I didn't know your son has autism. Thanks so much for sharing. He's adorable.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

D- said...
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Mary Roberson said...

I really like how you put the puzzle pieces together to spell LOVE. Thanks for sharing the pic and for shining a light:)

Craftychris said...

Your card is gorgeous and so is your little man Theo! A fab hop for an awesome cause! xxx

Sheila H said...

Love your card. Your son is a real cutie!

Abbie Bryant said...

Such a great card! Thank you for being a part of this awesome blog hop and sharing your story! Your a rock star in my book! Thank you!

ionabunny said...

Fab card. Love those puzzle pieces. Hugz

Chris D. said...

Your son is absolutely adorable, and the card you made is awesome! Thanks so much for getting this fabulous hop together for such a great cause! Your Rock!

DoofyJEss2 said...

What an absolutely adorable little guy!! And what a great mama for making him such a kick-a$$ card!! Love it!!! Hope your family enjoyed a wonderful Easter celebration today!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card.and the cause.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Theo is so sweet! I love him! He's lucky to have you and you him! Your card is AMAZING! I love it tons! The puzzle pieces with love are awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic blog hop Tenia. Love the puzzle pieces spelling out LOVE. Your little guy is so sweet! I am sure you take one look and forget all the trouble and hard work you have to do. Keep it up girl! You are amazing!

Jill said...

Tenia--you're card rocks big time! I just think it's so cool!! Most importantly, your son & family are well loved in your hands. Theo is such a cutie! Thanks for making this hop rock and raising awareness--ALWAYS good. Always. Take care :) #liub

Diana Soling said...

Such a wonderful idea for a hop. I wish I'd known about your blog before hand. Love your project. Just wonderful.