Friday, March 29, 2013

15 Years!

Hello my friends.  Hope you are having an amazing Good Friday.  You could be at Church, at home, working, or at the beach... but still always remember Life is Beautiful and God gave it to us to enjoy, be grateful and leave a mark...  

On a separate topic...  I just stopped by to talk about the 15th. birthday.  In Latin culture is more common to celebrate the 15th birthday with a great ceremony and party... whenever possible.  It is like the equivalent to the Sweet 16 in the American culture, but in our case there are a lot of symbols and protocol that can go on in the party.  Parents feel very proud and basically present the girl as the new young woman.  In Puerto Rico we even have some differences among geographical areas.  In the Metro Area this event is more used for the opportunity to present the girl to society, specially amongst higher socio economic level families.  But in the rest of the Island specially in the center of our beautiful Puerto Rico, the event is more a party to gather with family and friends... but still with lots of symbols.  We have direct influence from US for being part of this nation, so there's an interesting mix of cultures that you could see in our "Fiestas de Quinceañeras".

Anyway, tomorrow's the celebration of my BFF's daughter's 15th bday.  I will be the Master of Ceremony at the party and I also made the invitations...  I will show you the invitations in a near future post but today I want to share the card I made for the girl.


Since the theme of the bday party is about Paris and the invitations have the Eiffel Tower, I kept the same colors used for the invitations and kind of the same romantic look, but using this beautiful stamp I have from Unity Stamp Co.


I also used embossing, ribbons, rhinestones, inks all over, and for the sentiment I used a Latina Crafter stamp I've got from a recent convention locally.  It is part of my first kit of these Spanish stamps.



So, I'm hoping the girl loves the card tomorrow...

Don't forget to leave a comment during the weekend for a chance to win with Unity's Friends with Flair, 'cause I'll link this post there.

But now I have to hurry up and leave... I have to go rehearse the presentation at the party's location...  Tks for you stopping by, and for your comments and your love. :)


24 comments:

Ruby said...

Love this stamp and the card is amazing.

Linda said...

nice card love the colors. and ribbon.

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Bella!! Me encanta la cinta. Un abrazo. Joan

Tameko said...

Myra,
I love this card, and I am sure that the Birthday Girl will love it also. This is such a special time for a young lady. I hope that you have a wonderful Easter, and yes we have so much to be thankful for, because HE first loved us!
Blessings,
Tameko

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

ahhhh, my favorite dress form! I use this one all the time (probably too much) and I love those flowers with the bling centers

Kris B said...

Great card for a teenage girl! Wonderful work! Have a blessed Easter!

Barbara Thompson said...

Great card! Love the image and your colors!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love the muted yet bright tones, perfect for your images, you smashed it!

Diana Fernandez said...

Wow! awesome card! That is a really beautiful stamp, made even more wonderful by your coloring!

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful, Myra! I'm sure the birthday girl will love it. Happy Easter to you.

Angeline said...

this is STUNNING!! love love love everything about it. the dress stamp. the pleated ribbon. the colors!

Happy Easter Myra!

Corrie said...

What an amazing card, can't wait to see the invitations

Cynthia said...

Very sweet design, Myra.

Lucy said...

Beautiful card. She will love it!

Myrna Marcano said...

Feliz sabado amiguita!

Maravillosa creacion. El toque de la cinta lo resalta todo.
Precioso!
Un fuerte abrazo, Myrna

Gladys pérez-almiroty said...

edelmira
¡te quedó preciosa! ¿cuándo nos enseñas la invitación?

Julia said...

hermosa!!!!el detalle de la cinta genial.

JAY said...

El sello y el sentimiento junto con los colores y la cinta la hace ver hermosa y delicada. Justo para una quinceañera, le va a encantar.

Jannette said...

Te quedo preciosa! llena de detalles para mirar!

Kary said...

Myra, your card is Beautiful!! Sounds like it's going to be a wonderful celebration. I'm sure she is going to LOVE this card. Enjoy the day!!

Karen (karey2005) said...

This is a great card! I'm sure your friend's daughter will LOVE it!

Miwa said...

What a beautiful card! I'm sure she loved it!

JustYolie said...

¡Bella tarjeta para la quinceñera!

Pryn said...

So chic and gorgeous!!! This will surely be treasured by your BFF's daughter!!! Hugs to you!