Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop



Hey Y'all!!

Happy Monday 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 6 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, Jenee, MaryLynn, 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 y'all!!!  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!!!!


Theo also played along!!! Check out his awesome cards HERE!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

-t

Card Recipe for You Are Awesome Card
Stamps: Altenew
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts, Ranger
Embellishments: Washi(Queen and Co), Sticker Stitches(SRM), Sequins
Tools: Star Dies(Crafter's Companion), Big Shot(Ellison), Stencil(Clear Scraps), Ink Dauber
Other: Colored Foils

Techniques: Splatter, Die Cutting, Stenciling

Also played along in the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!!:



Check out the DT projects......you WILL NOT be disappointed!!!!


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Check out the AWESOME Sponsors too!!! Thanks guys!!!!!



An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

-t

Card Recipe for You Are Awesome Card
Stamps: Altenew
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts, Ranger
Embellishments: Washi(Queen and Co), Sticker Stitches(SRM), Sequins
Tools: Star Dies(Crafter's Companion), Big Shot(Ellison), Stencil(Clear Scraps), Ink Dauber
Other: Colored Foils
Techniques: Splatter, Die Cutting, Stenciling

116 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful card in honor of your special guy! but I would imagine that his momma is some kind of wonderful, too! :)

love the puzzle pieces on your card. super neat design!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous card! I'm really loving this hop and glad they are doing it for the cause of awareness!! Blessings!

Jingle said...

LOVE that photo of you and Theo! You guys are the cutest! Your card is fabulous! The foil blue star... perfect!!!!

Mamie Carson said...

This is so amazing! What a great hop! Thank you for supporting Autism Awareness in this way!

D.Ann C said...

Love that fun pic of you and Theo! I also love the fabulous eye-grabbing colors in that blue star.... gorgeous!!

Dina Glass said...

Beautiful cardand beautiful charity awareness!! Love the stars because everyone is a star!!

Connie Mercer said...

Love your card ~ he is amazing :)

Laetitia Lisa said...

your son is awesome ... and so are you !! :)
and your card is lovely :)

Lagene said...

What a worthy cause for this blog hop! Your card isAWESOME!

Susie Sonnier said...

WOW! Here is why I am awestruck..and have a big smile on my face---What a wonderful crafting community we have and the impact that we can make together. I am so proud! Veronica and all the sponsors- THANK YOU!

memurz said...

What a phenomenal card! That star balloon just blows me away!! Thank you for also taking part in such a wonderful blog hop for such a worthy cause!!

Karthikha said...

That's one amazing card for your son! He is blessed to have you as his mom, and so are you! Thanks to everyone who are part of the awesome blog hop, and to the sponsors!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love the blue stars. Such a wonderful blog hop and an awesome cause. Thanks for spreading such a great message.

Stephanie Savidge said...

Your son is adorable. Cute card as well. So glad so many people are taking part in this blog hop.

Mimi M said...

I hope you now realize that you are not to blame. Beautiful card done in the color of autism. Enjoy Theo!

Indy's Designs said...

Fabulous card for such a worthy cause!

Lindsey said...

Adore your card, Tenia! And your beautiful Theo!

Rebecca Romines said...

What a super cute card! I love the stars and the color variations. Its so nice to have such wonderful people be part of this hop and share how autism effects them as well! Thanks so much! These kids are so lucky to have all these wonderful people bringing awareness to their cause!

Sherri Little said...

Awesome card! I love the stenciled/watermarked background. So creative!

Kim Salito said...

Great card for a worthy cause.

kathy mccreary said...

Love the bright blue colors that you used on this pretty card. Thank you for sharing your talents towards this great cause.

Jennifer Bishop said...

Beautiful card for such a worthwhile cause.

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

Thank you for Your card but not just that, more importantly Your Family Story thanks for your Honesty and Your Truth... God Bless your Family...

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

First time on your blog... I am so jealous ou are a jazz pianist. I have no musical expertise, but certainly appreciate it! this is a fantastic blog hop

Rexann Menz said...

Great cards Theo and Mom!! Love them!!

Pam Sparks said...

Amazing card! Love it!

Diva In Disguise said...

I don't personally know anyone with autism, yet I'm pleased and proud to be a part of this blog hop! The card I've chosen to share here seems representative of a parent with an autistic child; a loving parent gazing into the immense sky at the shining stars and encouraging that child to always shine bright! Thank you for the opportunity to participate! :)

Kellie Whitmire said...

I would like to say how much I appreciate that you are participating in this. My son is 12 and he has Aspergers syndrome. He also has aggressive ADHD and it was hard to get the autism diagnosis and therefore to get it treated. This is a wonderful way to raise awareness

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

You rocked this card in honor of your awesome son. It also sounds like he has a pretty awesome mom.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love all of the shades of blue. You are awesome!!

Stanlee Runner said...

Amazing card, it’s easy to see that you passed on your talent to Theo.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your card is stunning ! Your little Theo is visibly a great inspiration for you and his cards are adorable !

Cindy said...

Your card is beautiful and Theo looks like a ray of sunshine that sweet face, thank you for sharing!

K . Shuster said...

While you have a great card, for me it took a back seat to that adorable kiddo of yours! And his cards were simply amazing!!! You are a very special person, as God so fit to bless you with Theo! This is an incredibly awesome blog hop!

Renate Harrison said...

What a sweetie and such a great job on the cards. Thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Wonderful card! I know what you've been through and what you will continue to go through. My autistic daughter is 35 years old and has a set of twins now. She's amazing. Thanks for helping raise awareness of the autism spectrum!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

What a beautiful card in tribute to your son! A shining star indeed. Thanks for supporting the Autism Awareness Day & Blog Hop.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration fun colors (love the sparkly star). Your little guy is awesome - love that he played along!

Tommie said...

That blue star is beautiful! I love that Theo made cards too ๐Ÿ’™

TLady said...

GORGEOUS CARD, Tenia! I LOVED your son's cards too! That is SO AWESOME that you got him involved with this hop too!!! ;) SUPER JOB on being a GREAT MOM & A TALENTED LADY who uses her talent to help others! ;)

Eve N said...

Really bright and cheerful card. You can feel the love that made it.

Kristie Maynard said...

Love your card, that background is fabulous. thanks for sharing with us.

Holly said...

I love your card and the background!

Carolyn Bounds said...

You should already know that I am one of your biggest fans...as a paper crafter, as a musician, and as a human being. You are an AMAZING and INSPIRATIONAL woman. I am also a huge fan of darling Theo, which is why, no matter how busy or hectic my life is, I will always make time to participate in raising Autism awareness. Thank you for always uplifting us with your talents! Hugs and much love to you and Theo!

Debbie said...

Theo looks like he is full of energy and lots of love. Your card is beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Great creative design! Blessings to you

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is amazing! I love it!! Thank you for being part of this amazing hop.

Alicia Lutman said...

love your card, but I love Theo's more๐Ÿ˜Š

Sophie F said...

I just love this bright, fun, super cool blue card!!!! A really cute example. Thank you so much for sharing with us and also for participating in the hop! :)

justMarie said...

Both cards are just wonderful! You have a very talented son.

Sheila said...

What an absolutely fantastic card...the subtle background of puzzle pieces, the use of the different blues, the different textures/materials that were used to add dept to the card! Definitely inspiring!

carrie K said...

Your card is great and I am in love with your sons name. It’s so regal :). He is super cute to boot!

k ostgard said...

Thanks for sharing the card for the story also.glad this blog hop is raising awareness of autism.
I to have a daughter with autism and she is 25 years old now. I craft to escape the challenges.
Have a blessed day!
Kimberly

Viki Banaszak said...

Your son is adorable! What a great card too. I love stars.

Cary said...

Thanks for participating for this great cause and sharing your son's story. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

Doreen said...

Another mama with a beautiful 30yo son with Autism and a 28yo daughter that teaches Special Ed with a true passion! So very proud of them both, and grateful to you keeping this blog hop going! Sporting my blue today, and have my front porch blue bulbs glowing! Love your (and Theo’s) cards! Thanks for helping spread awareness!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card for your little man is beautiful!

Ceal said...

Fabulous;ous card and I love that picture of y'all. Miss ya!

Dana M said...

Amazing card! Dynamic, graphic and so full of energy!

Anna Tracy said...

Your heart is so evident and your card is spectacular. Thank you for sharing!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

You and theo make a Awesome pair ! Wonderful card !

Britney Ritchey said...

Thanks for bringing awareness to this worthy cause!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Tenia!

Teresa Doyle said...

What a great card Tenia and Theo's cards are awesome as well. I have a 6 y/o grandson with a heart of gold and I KNOW he would LOVE Theo. (((HUGS))) to you and your beautiful, amazing family!

Betty J said...

A wonderful card for a wonderful cause!

Tammy TWP said...

I know a couple of kids with Autism and how busy their mother is, I'm greatfull you still have time to create cards or we would never have been blessed with your talent.
Thank you.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Theo was sent to you and your husband because something knew that you were strong, caring and willing to give 100% to Theo where others would fail. That's roughly the message I was given but with different names off my nanny. You are amazing and so is Theo x

Sara Mellos said...

Simply stunning card and wonderful story.

Evelyn said...

Thank you for your card, it is beautiful. However, let me say that I saw Theo's cards and I am inspired. I can't believe that a 6 1/2 boy can create such an amazing card. I know that at that age I was not crafting at all. He did a great job. Keep his talent going. I wish my mom who was a very talented artist had passed that on to me growing up. You are on an amazing adventure with Theo. I hope your family is ready for the ride.

Brandi R said...

Love this! Fabulous background and LOVE those stars. Super card for a super lil man! God Bless ♥

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a worthy cause - thanks for sharing:)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a beautiful, bright card! Love the colors and the puzzle pieces in the background!

sharon g said...

I didn't know about your son. I have enjoyed your cards for years, but have never read anything about your real life. My son is on the spectrum, and turns 26 tomorrow. He has struggled with many things his whole life, and will continue to. But he has found a career that will support him on his own some day, and we are SOOOO grateful. I lived in fear, dread, hopelessness....if I'd only had a crystal ball...there is hope, even when it sure doesn't seem like there is any reason for hope. Anyway, thank you for your story, and for all you do to bring joy into people's lives. Probably the main reason I am into crafting is because it helps my mind and emotions to rest so I won't have to think about certain things at that time. It really helps. :)

funkycrafter said...

such a striking card. the blue combo really works.

Terri Burson said...

Oh wow, girl, you really poured your heart into this and it shows. Knocked it outta the park!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So proud of you, what an awesome job on that card!

Robin Platt said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing your story and a little of your life with us. Also thanks for sharing Theo's amazing cards. He has some real talent. But I'm not surprised seeing your amazing talent.

Carolina Kathy said...

What a great card with gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing your story . You son looks adorable and how wonderful he helped out!

Mary-Anne V said...

Thanks for sharing your story...awesome card.

jane said...

Beautiful card!

Iris said...

Great card - love the stars.

Cindy Evanoff said...

Cheers to two great card makers! You surely belong with each other. Health and happiness to your family.

Dana said...

An awesome card in honor of your little man!!

~amy~ said...

Tenia, I love your card! Theo is such a cutie pie!

slgibbs1 said...

Super card for a super young man! I love the colors you used

stampingbowd said...

What a wonderful card!!! I love the puzzle pieces in the background. Gorgeous color of blue!!! Theo is adorable!!! Our son is grown now and I still learn a lot from him! One thing I have always loved about him is that he notices things we miss!!! TFS today!

Gab said...

Really beautiful card ... and so cool that your son played along too!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a lovely card..Love your style Tenia.. A big hug to your little man..

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah a mum's heart speaks forth in your post Tenia and is a blessing to have a mum's love like yours, little Theo is a real cutie and yes awesome too! I pray for you both in this journey together .. may the LORD strengthen you in it!
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Arianna Barbara said...

Hi Tenia! This hop is amazing! Great way to raise autism awareness!!! Thanks for sharing Theo's story! Your card is totally gorgeous!!! Your colouring technique is simply awesome!!! Loved so much Theo's cards!!! Too cute!!!

Amante del Papel said...

super beauitufl card!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun card!
Light it up blue!

Cathy Lillie said...

Great card for your lil' man - he's adorable! Much love and support to you and the many families living with Autism on a daily basis.

Maura R said...

Love the mixed media/watercolor look of your card - and love to read your joyful words about your son! My daughter teaches kids with autism, so I know how important this cause is!

Pocono Pam said...

Love! Love!Looooooooove your card! Thank you for inviting me to br a part of this awesome hop!!!!

Holly Melanson said...

Awesome card, Tenia! Thank you for sharing about your experience with autism. I know you are encouraging so many!!

La'Nay Johnson said...

Your card is beautiful. I had the same emotions after receiving my sons diagnosis. It got better over time, especially when I realized I wasn’t alone. Thank you for organizing this wonderful cause.

Quillish said...

Tenia I have loved your work always and your lil handsome man is adorable. But now I also know, that you indeed are a blessed child of God for your talent and for Theo!

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Wow, this is a wonderful card! I like it!
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Darnell said...

Your post and photo are beautiful, Tenia, and your card just rocks to the stars and back! I love the puzzle background splattered with hearts!! ❤️Hugs, Darnell

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful! Love the blues. Let's all be aware of Autism! Thanks for sharing.

kellymotz said...

As a mom of autism kiddos too -- no offnse, but Theo's cards are my favorite!

Annette Reed said...

Theo's cards are wonderful! Yours is too. I love the stars. We have some autistic kids at our school and they are wonderful people! They are so fun and loving. God obviously thought a lot of you to give you such a special gift.

carly pool said...

Tenia! He is so darling and his work is great! Love that you made him his own fan page! Your card is beautiful but they always are, so its no surprise

Kelsey Thomas said...

Cute card!

Barbara S said...

You card is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your creative talents to help share Autism Awareness throughout the crafting community.

Annette Gordon said...

It was so good to hear your story and know how much support there is out there. You have such a beautiful family! Love your card.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Support is key! A Great card to spread a wonderful message of Autism Awareness. And Theo's cards are precious. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy Graf said...

Beautiful card and family!

Sue D said...

Love this creative card dedicated to Theo.

Janis said...

Fabulous card and such an encouraging story. Thank you for sharing with us....and thank you soooooo much for all the work you have done to make this Hop happen.
<3 J

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Kari V. said...

Awww.so sweet. I'm loving the foil! And the picture of Theo!!

shy324 said...

love all the background puzzle pieces with the stars

Milka Gubo said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, Tenia. Love it!! And the photo of you and your son is awesome. :o) Hugs!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a gorgeous card !!
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Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS for supporting such an AMAZING Hop!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!