Sunday, February 1, 2015

Taking a Break

Hi all, I just wanted to let you all know that I am taking a break from crafting and posting regularly on my blog and Facebook.  This also includes anything related to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, but as always, if anyone needs anything, you are more than welcome to email me at sparklingapple17@hotmail.com or message me on Facebook.

My baby is due in July, and unfortunately, this pregnancy has been quite rough for me.  Since I haven't been well enough to keep up with anything, I decided going on maternity leave would be the best for my family right now.  I do still plan to post every once awhile, as I will continue to make an occasional birthday or event card that I'll need for my family and friends.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Beach Chloe Good Day Sunshine Card

When I was with +Sandy and +Thanh at Stamp Night, we all colored different images and posted them on Instagram for people to guess. It was quite fun actually and ironically, we all kindof used the same colors.


After a day with our monthly craft group, the three of us continued our mega crafting day by going to Stamp Night.  I was hesitant to go at first because of Boston, but Sandy kept asking...and Thanh talked me into it.  Dinner and 10% off is included, so it was a winning deal for Thanh. 

Gasp, I'm using non Basic Grey paper on my card, lol. As soon as I saw this paper pack, I knew it would be perfect for my Beach Chloe image.This was really a simple card for me to put together. I love the bright colors and makes me wish I was on vacation in Hawaii, lol.


Here's the inside of my card.


I hope you all have a lovely Saturday!  Any fun plans this weekend?  I'm taking Boston to his first Hmong New Years!  I haven't been home for a New Year celebration in years!  Even if all I get is good food, it'll be worth going. :)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uptown Girl Sandy and Her Sombrero Aloha Card

This year is the 10 year anniversary of my mom's passing. If you know me well, I make Hawaiian/beach themed cards every year to celebrate my mom's life. (She was born and raised in Hawaii. She's also buried there.) The actual anniversary was Friday, but I got busy with my first week back at work (was up in Seattle) and packing up my office.

With having Boston, it takes me three times as long to finish anything, lol. I figured I'd start making cards early this year. My friend +Thanh came down from Vancouver to visit me last month and we had a full weekend of crafting. We spent the first half of Saturday with my monthly craft group and then the second half at Impress for Stamp Night. Boston was a trooper and did great with all the ladies. :)

While on leave, I was good about not really buying new stuff...but I got this fun beach Uptown Girl and knew it would go well with one of my favorite paper packs, Soliel. It's quite busy, but I still like how my card came out.


Here's the inside of the card. I actually have about 4 pads of this paper pack, lol.  So I figured it was about time to use up some scraps!


My week up in Seattle turned out quite different than expected.  My original plan for transferring was to work up at a Moneytree branch in Vancouver, WA.  Well, after figuring out that their wouldn't legally be enough office space for me and Real Estate proposing to move the wall, they decided to let me work from home. 

It took a little bit to get my computer and dual monitors all set up, but everything is going well so far! Without the commute, it's nice to have the extra time and in the future, will give us more choices on where Brent and I will actually live when we move into our own place again.


Well, I hope you're all doing well and have a wonderful hump day!