Okay, so I had 15 years and 364 days to prepare....but was it really enough time? My sweetie just turned Sweet Sixteen and I could not be prouder! She is a lovely young lady with a great sense of humor, lots of determination, a generous heart and a boatload of potential to change the world. She has, of course, already changed mine.
I woke up on her 9th birthday sobbing to my confused husband that "it's already half over", knowing even then that my kid would be fully independent and on her own by the time she turned 18. Imagine my surprise when I realized that she is actually going to graduate high school and be a college freshman at the tender age of 17! Yikes! She can totally handle it and so can I...after some lovely Bourdeaux :)
This year, I decided to make an especially more mature card as her tastes are definitely out of kidland unless you count Harry Potter or select Disney entities. I went with 3 blue inks (herself's favorite color) and just went nuts having some fun with masking and some fabulous (yet deep) stamps. Gotta love a nicely masked image!
Here's to my kid who is adored!