Wednesday, April 4, 2018

You're Amazing: Card Designed by my Niece...2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop, Simon Says Monday Challenge~A Trio of Something

Hello,

We were soooo thrilled to have my brother, sister-in-law and our sweet niece and nephew, Ms T and Mr. C, spend Easter with us, on their way home from their Spring Break holiday. Of course, a visit here means a whole 'lot' of activities on the agenda: Easter egg hunt, Easter cake decorating, making home-made pasta dough and pasta, using our crank-the-handle pasta machine (my husband supervised that adventure), making bath-bombs (first time for me, too!), gluing tubes on bike tires (husband definitely in charge *grin*), and...well, a bunch more!

In the midst of all this, my niece (who just turned 8) also made FIVE cards, as she fell in love with two stamp sets sitting on my crafting desk: Studio Katia's You're So Ranunculus and Spring Bouquet.  She decided to target a couple of her cards for specific challenges, so we went for a wander through blog-land, to see what caught her eye.

It didn't long for her to reach her #1 choice: to design a 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop.  Her knowledge about, paired with her thoughtfulness in creating her card...well, let's just say she had Aunty c teared up!


Here's her card...and I am absolutely blown away with how fabulous it is! She's already savvy with using stamps, stencils and dies, but embossing was new. I showed her the steps and, aside from using the heat gun, everything here, she did pretty much all on her own!  She used a combination of Zigs and Tombow markers for her flowers, and paired them with a stenciled dragonfly background (STAMPlorations Dragonfly Waltz).  Flowers and dragonflies...love it!


NOTE: Thrilled to bits-and-pieces that my niece's card was Tenia's choice for *I Rocked the Watercooler* recognition! THANK YOU!!

I'm just so gosh-darn proud of her! As for the other four cards...keeping you in suspense for the time being *grin*  If you have a chance, your comments will thrill her to bits and pieces; I'm also sharing on IG, if you prefer to visit there...

We're also sharing at:

Simon Says Monday Challenge~A Trio of Something

Creatalicious Challenge #136~Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #164~Marsha's Feminine Anything Goes


Thank you for dropping by!


22 comments:

Terri Burson said...

Oh my gosh, you should be so proud of her! Please tell her, she did an amazing job. Who knows, she may be on a design team one day!

Trina P. said...

Already left a comnent on your IG acct., but leaving a little love for Ms. T here too. Beautiful card and perfect execution! Well done!

Carole said...

Well you have fierce competition here CArol...it is as good as her Aunts tell her. A beautiful card...just love those colours she chose....she is better than I am !! xx

HJ said...

Beautiful card. Great job! Enjoy your vacation!

Pocono Pam said...

Wowzers! What an amazing card!

Quillish said...

OMG.. That's a gorgeous card! Eight?? WHAT!! Did you want to write 18?? May be there is number missing. Am blown away!! Really.. big hugs to your super talented girl there!

Happy Dance said...

I know exactly where Miss T. gets her talent from... You should be very proud of her! This is an amazing card, and I can't believe she's only 8! You tell her that I said, "WOW," and "This is a great card," and anything else you can think of! She's already an amazing cardmaker. You go Miss T.!!!! Sending hugs your way! Bev

Veronica Z said...

Oh my goodness this made my eyes well up with tears! What a thoughtful and very talented young lady! Thank you for sharing your card the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

TLady said...

Your neice did a FABULOUS JOB on her card!!! It looks SO WELL DONE! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!! ;)

Patti said...

Ms T! you go girl!! it looks like your whole family is chocked FULL! of amazing talent :) I am so happy for you that you have a beautiful Aunt Carol and that you make her life so happy because of your love for her! : )

I really love the delicate dragon fly stencil you used behind your perfectly colored flowers! I would love to know which you enjoy more... Tombow markers or Zigs! : ) I hope we will see more of your beautiful cards in the future because you're amazing!

Mrs. K

Jeanne H said...

Super well done Miss Niece. Your card is lovely - love the colors. You all have the right to be proud!

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow! Tessa, you are an amazing artist! Your choice of colours really brings this card to life. I love the blooms you chose and that lovely background of stencilled dragonflies. I love the choices you made, such as the lovely stitched scalloped border and the placement of your die-cut blooms. Great idea to heat emboss in white and then colour. Great idea to heat emboss your sentiment in white on black. That sentiment could easily refer to you. You definitely are amazing! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Greta said...

So talented--beautiful flowers & lovely use of the stencil!

Jeanne said...

I think Aunty C taught her extremely well on top of Miss T being so very talented in her own right. What a gorgeous bouquet. Beautiful colors! Excellent use of the stencil and placement of the sentiment. Blown away here! Thanks so very much for sharing. Big hugs to you both!

Anita in France said...

Miss T did a super professional job here, Carol ... a beautiful bouquet, wonderfully coloured ... amazing talent at just aged 8! Hugs, Anita :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Well Ms. T. what a beautiful trio of flowers you've created for the Autism Awareness Challenge. Terrific colouring in the flowers and the background stencilling. This is a wonderful card. Sounds like your aunty and uncle are pretty wonderful too. What a terrific weekend they shared with you! Hugs.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fabulous card! And your niece did this? Your talent must have rubbed off on her! The flower bouquet is gorgeous in front of the stenciled background! Can't wait to see the other cards she has created!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

If there was a "Most Talented and Crafty Niece Ever Award," yours would win it for sure! How inspiring to see such talent at such a young age! This card has it all: beautiful colors, subtle and lovely background, and that sentiment that really pops! This is something a pro would make and she's already a few decades ahead of the game. Thank you for sharing something so incredible to see and to read about. This was definitely a treat to see and I'm glad you shared it for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautifully done, Ms T. I love that stenciled background and those flowers are lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT.

Karen L K said...

Wow that is a great combo of flowers and dragonflies! The colors on the flowers are an interesting combination that looks super nice.

Margaret said...

Well, I think Ms. T is pretty amazing! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious. Good luck, and hope to see you again. Maggie, DT

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional friends/friendship” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…