Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sing Hope and Grace for My Mom

This is gonna be a sad post today...so I'm starting with my fun news first.  I'm meeting Thanh today!  She's visiting from Vancouver, BC and I'm very excited to get to finally meet her!  She does fabulous work, so you'll have to check out her blog.

Today is my mom's 6th anniversary of passing.  If you're newer to my blog, I wrote {this post} last year and it shares the whole story about what happened.  My mom was born, raised, and buried in Hilo, Hawaii, so I always make a Hawaiian themed card in her remembrance.

Paper: DCWV Tahiti Beach
Stamps: TGF, sentiment is Amuse
PTI Flover Dies, Felt, PTI Buttons, Twine, Copics, MS Border Punch, Pearls

I told my dad that I wanted to go back to Hawaii for my 30th birthday (April 2012), so I think we're all gonna go as a family.  It'll be a bittersweet trip...but having Michael and Emily's smiling faces with me will definitely make it a lot easier.  Sweet bread from Low International Food is what I always look forward to the most!  Their rainbow has been my favorite since I was a baby.



Lastly, Sparkle Creations is sponsoring Etsy Inspired today.  If you participate in their challenge this week, you could win a $15 store credit and everyone who participates will get a 10% off code to the store.  Good luck and I can't wait to see what you all make.


I hope you all have a great Saturday!  Take the time to tell all your loved ones that you love them dearly!

31 comments:

  1. wonderful tribute to your mother. thanks for sharing the story, too. sending you hugs. hope you have a good time meeting your friend, too!

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  2. So sorry about your mom... This is a wonderful card for her. The colors are pretty. And I like the stitching! I think it'd be such a great idea for your 30th birthday to visit her birthplace and where she is buried.

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  3. Super cute image, fun flowers and terrific sentiment.

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  4. Thinking of you & I'm sure your mom is so proud of you and all you've accomplished as she is watching over you.

    Beautiful annual tribute. Enjoy your day with Thanh.

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  5. A poignant, beautiful tribute to your Mom. She would be so honoured I am sure.

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  6. Sparkle, this is a beautiful card that honors your mom wonderfully. I think creating a card in her honor is a beautiful tradition, thank you for sharing it. I hope you DO get to go to Hawaii on your 30th. I think it would comfort you so much.

    I know she is watching over you and smiling hugely at all you have accomplished!

    Big hugs!

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  7. Sparkle, your Mom is still with you every day and is no doubt extremely proud of the woman you have become. Many hugs to you!

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  8. Beautiful card and so perfect for the memory of your mom, Sparkle! Enjoy your visit with Thanh!!

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  9. Such a sweet remembrance creation and post in honor of your Mom.. Hugs!

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  10. Your card is darling. Hugs to you today on this hard day.

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  11. Wonderful card, Sparkle! Such a great way to honor your mom! I am very touched by your story and it brings back memories of my dad....I was at work when he passed...

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  12. Your card is beautiful.What a wonderful way to honor your mom, Sparkle! I am certain she is looking down on you today and smiling.

    Enjoy your time with Thanh. How fun to actually get to meet a blogging buddy!

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  13. What a sweet card. I hadn't read the story before, sorry for your loss, but I think it's neat how you remember her every year.

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  14. Such a sweet card and way to honor your Mom today. I'm sure that she is very proud of you and your accomplishments!
    (((Hugs)))

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  15. I LOVE her and I ADORE your flowers!

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  16. Sorry this is a sad day for you, but, as a mom myself, I am sure that your mom is watching over you, and is so very proud of your talent!
    The Hawaii trip sounds wonderful , and it may even inspire some more tropical stamps!! I picture chloe (my fav.!) sipping a pina colada!! LOL

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  17. Sending you big hugs today as you both mourn and celebrate your mom's life. I just love the HG card you made and after just having gotten back from HI myself, I hope you go and have the time of your life while paying tribute to your beautiful mother. Lots of rainbows being sent your way, sweetie!

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  18. what a beautiful card, and such a lovely way to give tribute to your mother. Have fun with Thanh and a good rest of your weekend! :)

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  19. Hugs to you as you remember your mom today!! Thanks for sharing your story and for reminding us all to make sure our loved ones know how we feel about them!! Something we all take for granted at times!

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  20. What a sweet and beautiful tribute to your Mom! Thanks for sharing her (and your) story... hugs to you!

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  21. wow, i read your story, very touching! and love your card!

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  22. Ah Sparks...hope you're doing well...wouldn't your monbe sooo proud of you?! Following your dreams...starting your own company..

    I love your Hawaiian themed card...it's perfect!

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  23. Oh Sparkle, your card is so pretty! This is one of my favorite GF images! Thank you for linking your post so we could read your story. My heart goes out to you. It's only been 9 months since my mom passed away and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. BIG hugs to you!

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  24. What a wonderful way to honor your mother each year. I'm so sorry about her passing. The card is gorgeous, as always, and I'm sure she would have loved it.

    Much love my friend!

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  25. This is beautiful Sparks. I really like the color combo and the die cuts. Wonderful tribute.

    Have fun with Thanh!

    <3 Jenn

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  26. What a beautiful card and lovely way to honor you mother's memory! Thank you for sharing it with us! :-)Traci

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  27. One never really gets over the death of a loved one... I'm sure she's proud of you and watching over you.

    This is a beautiful tribute to her! :)

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  28. Gorgeous card!! What a sweet way to honor/remember your mom!
    My mom's BD was the 22nd. We never forget.
    Hugs!!

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  29. Your card is a beautiful tribute to your mom Sparkle! I don't think we will ever stop missing our moms (I lost my mom when I was 28) and everything they brought to our lives. HUGS to you!

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