8.25.2010

Remember this

It seems like every time I remind myself to never forget a moment I am experiencing, I can't recollect the exact details of said moment.  I think my memory is fading.  I guess it happens.  I can remember the sensory aspect usually but not the precise words.  My daughter has an eidetic memory and can recite things upon hearing once.  It's pretty amazing.  Many people with Autism have this ability.  It's outstanding to me but, I suppose it has it's downfalls.  Like if you see or hear something not so desirable.  Or when  I forget my exact words but she remembers them and can share  with me verbatim.  For instance, telling her that we are making three stops to A, B, and C, and then forgetting one place I need to go as well and trying to tack it on.  Not happening.  It's a rigorous schedule we uphold or else there is much back flap to endure.  She keeps me on track for sure. :-)  She's great for grocery store trips because she remembers what is needed.  Love that!  But on to my card.
I am back on this Wednesday to share this:

I used lots of scraps on this card. Bernie is hosting the Crafty Creations Challenge this week which is a 3 2 1 recipe.  3 pattern papers, 2 ribbons, and 1 charm.  I also added a burgundy punched circle to highlight the butterfly.  I used a teal brad to secure the charm on the  butterfly. The butterfly stamp is Autumn Leaves and the sentiment is Studio Calico.  I used Stampin Up's Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy inks.  A fun card to make.   I took into mind JUGS color challenge of lime green, hot pink, and teal which I found on the scrap of Daisy D's paper.  Love this paper and this is the last of it.  I added K & Co. for the bottom part and the border punch is October Afternoon paper.  The ribbons were scraps. as well and then I wrapped some twine around  and tied off with a button.  All done!
The challenges for this card:

Crafty Creations: #82  "3 2 1 Recipe"
Craft Your Days Away: #2 "With Wings"
JUGS: #47 "A Color Challenge
Paper Cutz: #55 "Anything Goes"
If the Shoe Fits: #44 "Metal on Your Project"

Happy Wednesday to you!  Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

mforquer

Amy,
This is so pretty - you have such a great eye for color!!
Melissa

Dana Gustafson

Oh my goodness this is so pretty! I love the layers and design. And, thanks for the reminder that I need to pull out this buttefly stamp and stamp with it! It's a great collage-y stamp. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

Kelley Eubanks

Gorgeous card! Love it! Sounds like your daughter definitely keeps you on track. My nephew is autistic and he does that for my SIL and Bro in a way!

Stella

What an amazing card. You've used your scraps in a perfect way. The butterfly is gorgeous!

Saskia

Lovely card!!!

It's very special to have a child with autism, they make you look in a different way... they are soooo honest, they see and hear and smell all the details... yes, I'm so happy with our son Robbe. He also has autism, but 'Robbe is Robbe', and that's ok!! :)

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Doreen

This is gorgeous love the colours. Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxx

~amy~

Soooo pretty!! The colors are perfect!!!

Julia Aston

Love your pretty DP's and the crown charm on the butterfly!

craftyb

Your card is gorgeous Amy...love the colours and all the fab details! bx

Scrapaddict

Beautiful!

Heather Jensen

Beautiful! Love the crown charm too. :)

I know how autism works. My cousin is Autistic...more Aspergers. He rememebers everything. He now has his degree in computer programming and is amazing. I am sure your daughter is as well. I can't beleive how far he has come. I would have never imagined he would be where he is. :)

Cheryl Nelson

This is soooooooo beautiful!! Hugs to YOU!

Tracey

this is beautiful! i love the colors you used, and the butterfly! thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

PeggyLovesVintage

Wow, can I borrow your daughter for a while? I'm sure she would help me stay on track. I absolutely adore the flowered paper and the butterfly! Great card!

Nathalia Castellon

Gorgeous card Amy! The colors, the ephemera on the butterfly, perfect!

Hey, my oldest autie always helps me out with the grocery lists and shopping, too. And he reminds me precisely what I said we were going to do and keeps me on schedule. He keeps me honest that one! lol

Donna

Beautiful card Amy. The colours are beautiful, and I love the Butterfly. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Hugs, Donna x

Lisa Kind

Gorgeous! That dp is so, so pretty and what I love are the embellishments in the middle! That really makes the card! My eyes were just drawn to that! Pretty butterfly too! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls!

Andrea M

Such a super pretty card!!! Love the DP and the gorgeous butterfly! Great job :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Cheryl

Oohhhh I love this! Great color combo!

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