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 there wouldn't legally be enough office space for me in the office 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!


  1. What a wonderful card to honor your mom, Sparkle. So bright and cheerful. Yes the paper is busy, but somehow, for you it's not overwhelming and it works. That image is great! Sounds like life is definitely keeping you hopping. I'm happy for you that you can work from home. I have a friend who works for a big bank and is able to work from home. That family has moved several times thanks to her hubby's job and they can go wherever since she can work from home. I hope that is how it works for you, as long as you don't mind being away from others! Boston looks very happy and healthy. I could just hug him! :)

  2. Such a fun card! Love all the colors!
    Yay for working from home! That Boston is such a cutie pie!


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