Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hey Y'all!!

Happy Saturday and Happy World Autism Awareness Month!! 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 5 1/2 years old. My hubby Tim and I found out that our lil Theo had autism June 2014. 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 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 National Autism Association site HERE or the Autism Speaks site HERE! This is my card dedicated to my lil man Theo.......CHECK IT!!!!

I also played along in a few challenges too!!! I played along in the Color Throwdown challenge:

I also played along in the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:

Thanks for stopping by!!!!


Card Recipe for You Are Awesome Card
Stamps: Altenew
Paper: Michaels, My Colors Cardstock
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Washi(Queen and Co), Sticker Stitches(SRM), Sequins(Neat and Tangled)
Tools: Stencil(Clear Scraps), Ink Blusher(IMAGINE Crafts), Heating Tool(Marvy Uchida)
Other: Black Embossing Powder(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Stenciling, Heat Embossing


Tracie Pond said...

You are awesome, Tenia!!! Love your background. =)

AJ Bodine said...

Awesome card and post Tenia..your lil man is so adorable!

conil said...

How perfectly inspiring...this is really what it's all about. Gorgeous card, Tenia. You're my hero (but not in a creepy way).

Lieve said...

Beautiful card, for a great kid !
I'm curious and wait for a new post and new card from him; creative as he is, just like his Mom !
Have both a great day,
warm springgreetings from Belgium,

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Love this!!! Love the superhero image and stenciled background!!! Thank you for inviting me to join the hop...Because of you and your family, we have added to our family! Love you for who you are and what you do!! Theo is one lucky kid!!!

Connie Mercer said...

Such a great card - love that clear scraps stencil :)

Vickie Z said...

Great card- so happy you joined us at CTD! Great pic of you and!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Your card is fabulous!!! I LOVE the inked puzzle background. It's perfect for this hop!!

Such a fun photo of you and your treasure. My little guy is now 14 and he has also been diagnosed with autism. I went through a grieving process too. Friends and family really do make a difference!

Thanks for this hop!

Small Bits of Paper

Teresa Doyle said...

Tenia, your little man is beautiful! You are SO lucky to have him! Our children ARE our world (and our grand children!) as it should be! I am sure Theo will love the card his Mommy made him, it is awesome!
Thanks for sharing your story and I am happy to have this opportunity to learn more about Autism myself as knowledge is power! TFS!

Dana said...

Your son IS awesome Tenia! I love reading about all your adventures together:) And this card is perfect. The puzzle background is great, and I love the bold embossed sentiment! You have so much strength and I admire you so much. Keep on truckin' my friend.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a special card recognizing autism month! Love the soft puzzle background! So glad you joined us at Color Throwdown!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch!