Sunday, August 17, 2014

The day of the 'WITHOUT CHILDREN' people!

Hey there!

Yesterday, we celebrated a special day in my husband's family.  It is a day we made up with the excuse to get together and celebrate.  

Let me explain... We are used to get together several times during the year, but mostly on Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Christmas.  On Mother's and Father's Days we share presents with respective mothers and fathers in the family; and Christmas is usually more for the kids.  We don't necessarily are used to share presents in our adults' birthdays (not because we don't celebrate them but because we are a lot and there are limitations...), so those adults who don't have children, won't necessarily receive any presents or have a special day during the year.

Long story short... even though the presents are a good part of this day, the real best reason to have created it is the excuse to have a day when we honor those who are not mothers, fathers or children...  So we celebrate every third Saturday of August the National Day of the Without-Children!  (In Spanish, it is literally "without Children" but it is understood that is referring to those who don't have any children; Día de los SINHIJOS).

This is the 5th year celebrating it, and guess what... I'm one of them!  So I had a lot of fun, celebrated with family... and received presents!!! LOL...

Anyway, let me show you a notebook cover I embellished as one of the presents for my sister in law, who is one of the SINHIJOS celebrated yesterday.



I used a Unity Stamp image which is a beach girl.  It reminded me of my sister in law because she likes to suntan.  She also has a tattoo, so this can easily be her. :)  I colored it with watercolor pencils, cut and used as a diecut image with other elements such as design paper, stickers, dots, washi tapes, chipboard letters and more...  I also stamped a sentiment in the card.  I think this can be a great notebook to write thoughts, use as journal, or any bucket list...   The thing is that it is personalized specially for her.

The stamps are from Unity so I am going to link this to next Friday's Friends with Flair at Unity Stamp Co, so you can leave a comment for a chance to win. 


I hope you like it.  Tks for stopping by and for your comments.


12 comments:

Ruby said...

Great notebook cover. It looks like fun to make this one.

ionabunny said...

Love how you arranged the elements and the bright colours.

Sue D said...

Great card design and coloring.

Linda said...

that card is very sweet.

Lindsey said...

This is a brilliant reason for a celebration -- I happen to be a SINHIJOS with grandchildren. ;) What a gorgeous notebook you created!

Crystal said...

I love the cloud panel on here, makes it seem very dreamy!

Dawn Fields said...

I love your coloring of the woman!

Ruby N said...

this is really nice - what a sweet celebration!

jennifer mitten said...

This is beautiful. Love the beauty in the cover...

Gaylynn said...

What a great tradition. And such a nice card too.

Angeline Choo said...

Awww, this is just so sweet Myra! LOVE it.

JPScraps said...

Love this!