Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Way to Go, Kiddo

It's sad to say that although I make a ton of cards, I rarely give them to my husband or kids. As I started trying to create a card with Way to Go, Kiddo, I realized that the timing was perfect for my son to get a card. He loves getting them and saves every single one. I cased this card by Nichole. I didn't add the caterpillar and moved the lines, but I like the way it came out. In hindsight, I should not have taken a picture with a yellow background. It makes the card look yellow. 

A little background: My son has had issues in school since he was very young (3). Last year, he was diagnosed with ADHD. We put him on medication and saw his grades go up and his behavior improve. It's been a long road. He's almost 9 now, and it's going on one year of medication soon. 

Last week, he had his first high stakes state assessment and passed the math portion...on the first try, and it's only the middle of the year. He also tested for a private school, which he was very excited about. In addition to all of those successes, he's been dealing better with problems that come up. Where he used to get very upset, he's learning to let things go. I want him to know that I see a lot of growth and couldn't be prouder of him.  

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps:Way to Go, Kiddo
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU), Aqua Mist
Paper: SS White, Kraft, Aqua Mist, New Leaf
Other:Mat Stack 3 Die
Size: 4.25" x 5"


Laurie said...

Super card! So glad that your son is doing better! TFS!

hotstones said...

Aw man, I'm so proud of Kahia!

And, I sure wish I bought that stamp!

hotstones said...

Aw man, I'm so proud of Kahia!

And, I sure wish I bought that stamp!

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! Love the tree all cut out!

Amy said...

What a great card! My kiddos love getting my cards too!

As for your son, I TOTALLY understand. My son was diagnosed with ADHD several years ago (he's 9 now) and we too have had a long road. Therapy, medication, and some boundaries later....we now have a boy that feels better and is excelling in school! Glad to hear your son is doing better!

JessicaLynn said...

Happy Superbowl Sunday,
I just wanted to say hello and to also say that I just love this card. The colors that you picked for it are perfect.
I am giving away a set of free clear stamps on my blog, please come on over and take a look.

Have a great day!
Jessica Lynn