Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Red Light, Green Light

My son Brock is such a fun fellow. He is over six feet tall and a big guy. He's handsome. He's lovable. He has an adorable sense of humor. He makes me smile. He makes me laugh. Sometimes he drives me crazy. BUT I'm always glad that he's my son.

For those of you who don't know this already, Brock is autistic.

It is not unusual for Brock to share a song or poem from his early childhood. For instance, if we're running errands, and I have to stop at a red light, he'll tell me to "Go" and then he'll quote this little ditty from Preschool:

Red means STOP,
Yellow means WAIT,
and Green means GO! GO! GO!

This fun card reminds me of Brock - his favorite toy as a preschooler was his little yellow taxi. I can almost hearing him now repeating that little ditty. And it's making me smile!

Image: Riley with Car
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, and gel pens
Designer Papers: from my scrap file
Cardstock: Stampin' UP!
Embellishments: narrow grosgrain ribbon and buttons


Tracy Vinson said...

Jeanette, this is such a sweet card and I admire you for your strength and courage raising your son. I can tell you love him very much. What did you use to color your image? Tracy

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thanks Tracy... I do love my Brock very much. I used Copic markers and gel pens to color the image.

Sheri Gilson said...

Jeanette, this turned out so cute!! I love the little stop light you made!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet card for a sweet young man from his sweet and awesome mama!


~Paola~ said...

what a cutee card!...I especially like reading how this card came about and the creativity involved -like the awesome way U did the street light!-Awesome! :o)
Hugs to 'my' Brock... he's sooo much loved!

kadie said...

Perfect card! Stamp, embies, layout...all perfect! And I love how you often add props in your pics...SO FUN!