"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, April 2, 2015

you light up my life...

Hey friends!!  Well... today we have sunshine!  Like I said our Pacific Northwest weather can be crazy!   Did you know that today is Autism Awareness Day?  Honestly, I did not know it was, either.  That is until I saw a blog post by my sweet friend, Lisa, talking about a super cool Autism awareness  blog hop that had been put together by Tenia Nelson and Veronica Zalis.  (I'm not on facebook so I tend to miss a lot of these types of blog hops so I'm glad that my friend Lisa is participating and I found out through her!  Thanks Lisa!)  Anywhoo... I'm participating today because just a little over two years ago my oldest, Levi, was diagnosed with Autism.   Autism is actually just a small part of the picture that makes up Levi and it doesn't impact him severely, but it is there none the less.  And sometimes I wonder how much is autism and how much is just being a teenager!!   When he was diagnosed with Autism they had removed Asperger as a separate diagnosis, but that is basically what he has is Asperger.   But like I said it makes up just one small part of him, doesn't define him as a person and when I mention it most people who interact with him on a regular basis are quite surprised that he has autism!


When I saw the badge for the blog hop I decided to create a card using that as my inspiration.  Thankfully I actually have a light bulb stamp!   The image is from a Stampin Up! set called Crazy Mixed Up Love.  The previous day I had die cut a tag using my Reverse Confetti Tag Me die and so used that, as well.  I stamped the image and sentiment using black ink and then the light bulb a second time after it had been inked with light blue ink and then rolled in dark blue ink.  The bulb was trimmed out and popped up over the main image.   I did some partial embossing, added Crystal Stickles to some of the dots and clear Wink of Stella to the heart in the light bulb.   The sentiment truly says how we feel about Levi... he lights up our lives!!

Thanks for stopping by... make sure you check out all the details for the hop at either Tenia or Veronica's blogs.  There are prizes to be won for commenting!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; SU! Midnight Muse; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Inks:  PTI and Hero Arts; Crystal Stickles; Stampin Up! embossing folder

51 comments:

KimCreate said...

Super cute card! Love the light bulb and the PTI paper and ribbon!

Michele Henderson said...

Adorable card! Love the blue light bulb!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous! The lightbulb and sentiment are fabulous! I enjoyed reading about your sweet son!

Penny said...

Beautiful, simple and apt, it's perfect!

Shelly said...

This is so cute!

Angela Hoynes said...

Great card and quote

Jen Carter said...

That little lightbulb is so cute!

Maroeska said...

Lovely simple card. Great layout and smart use of the embellies!

Lisa said...

Love that you had a lightbulb to use for this! Terrific card Rosemary!

~amy~ said...

PERFECT card for the hop.

Brandi R said...

Very sweet card! Love it ♥ Thank you for joining the hop!

Lisa Lara said...

What a beautiful creation in Levi's honor Rosi. And so quick too! Big Hug.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute and I love where you took the inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story.

Krissy said...

LOVE this card!

Tracie Pond said...

Super cute, Rosemary!

BurningRubber said...

Great card! I love the little light bulb that you used! Thanks for participating!

D.Ann said...

Love your fab blue light bulb... perf for this hop! Hugs to you, Levi & the fam!

Tenia Nelson said...

Thanks for telling you story!! My son Theo has high functioning Autism..so I can relate!! This card is super CUTE, Miss Lady!!! Thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop!! I love you and you ROCK!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely card! I ams sure this blog means a lot to you as a Mother!

Great creation!
♥ Sue Kment

Anita in France said...

What a lovely post, Rosemary ... and such a great card in honour of your son ... fabulous! Anita :)

Taunya Butler said...

I LOVE that you said that your card represents how you feel about Levi - that he lights up your loves!!! So sweet and tender - I am impressed with your delightful card and all that you did to make it shine!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Perfectly wonderful CAS card made with your heart. Love the shine!

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.

Monika Reeck said...

super sweet and simple card Rosemary
and love the add of that ribbon
your card always awesome and you won on much challenge Rosemary
I wish I can have clever idea like you too...I cant believe that your teenager get Autism how come? I think it come when the children are small boy or girl...i can not understand Rosy...but he can good comunicate before with you right...I must more read about autism cause my son sometimes he doesnt want to speak with me...
Thanks for sharing about your son Rosy..

hugs,
Monika
(I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

Jenny said...

Great Blog post Rosemary, I was interested to read about your son.... Autism touches so many peoples lives!! Love your CAS card, perfectly made as always xx
Jenny :)

Lori Kobular said...

Love the blue light bulb on the tag on your adorable card!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

nice elegant card! love the little spots of sparkle

Helen F. said...

Such a great card ~ perfect for this Hop :-)

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Simply perfect!!!

Greta said...

Beautiful post & love your card, Rosemary!

Yolanda Garrido said...

This card is amazing. Perfect for this Blog Hop. I am happy that your friend told you about this! :)

Eva said...

Beautiful card!!! Adore the blue light bulb on the tag! Kisses;)

Karenladd said...

Beautiful card with an uplifting sentiment! Thanks for sharing your story and your creation

Sarah Gray said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary! Perfect for the hop and for your son :)

Becca Cruger said...

This is really really cute! Love how you took the blog badge and transformed it into a sparkly, lovely creation!

Liz said...

A beautiful CAS card. Perfect for the Blog Hop. xx

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is stunning! I love the beautiful simplicity and all the lovely details. What a fabulous creation! Thank you so very much for playing along in the LIUB blog hop and for helping to spread this message of love and support for all those living with ASD. I also thank you for introducing us to Levi. He sounds like a wonderful young man. I hope you and your family have a fantastic weekend and a glorious Easter! ♥

Lieve said...

Beautiful stylish card !
Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Happy Easter weekend !

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card with a style! Love how your highlighted the heart of the bulb!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary! I LOVE the fun light bulb image! Thank you for sharing part of your life with us, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jerrie said...

Your card is simply beautiful!! Great job.

Stampy Sister said...

Such a sweet card. I too have a child diagnosed Aspergers. I have two autistic children-- my son is more low functioning. Thank you for supporting this cause.

Dana said...

Awesome card!! Love the sentiment!!

Ruby N said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you for participating ♥

Mary Roberson said...

Great project. Thanks for Shining a Light:)

Ann said...

Wonderful card, love the light bulb on the tag.

Sue D said...

I like your card design and thanks for sharing your story.

Janis said...

Wonderful card. I love the gentle embossed background.
Thanks for sharing about your son. I have a 28 yr old daughter who is an Aspy. Prayers and hugs for you as you assist and guide him into a fabulous future!!!
Thanks for participating in this important hop!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Jessi Fogan said...

*fist bump* fellow mom! I find myself wondering that a lot with my kids - um, is this autism? Or teenager? And I've also been known to say that since we DO have to deal with autism, we should get a pass on the normal annoying teen stuff...but nope. lol! This is a perfect card - love the background! Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

Barb Ghig said...

Great idea to choose a light bulb, and I love your design, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing your story with us today...Hugs to you!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Rosemary!!!! Being absent from Blogland for more than three weeks, being busy with a lot of other projects, have me way behind on blogvisits again!!!! I am enjoying all of your cards you have been posting over the last three weeks, but unfortunately I can't comment on every one individually as it would take me days to get to everybody's blogs!!!
But when I read this post of yours I wanted to thank you for sharing your story and wanted to tell you how much I love your card!!! Your son is so lucky to have such a special mum who understands and supports him!!! What a lovely idea to have this blog hop!!!!
I'm off to enjoy some more of your cards!!!!