10/27/08

latte for us


I loved today's technique challenge on SCS.  Use fancy napkins as your background paper.  I've had this stash forever and was delighted to use the latte cups for a card to my friend in the American coffee capitol, SEATTLE.  It's definitely a culture and until I lived there I didn't quite understand how anyone could not like cold coffee that had sat in a mug for the better part of a day. Now it's only espresso for me...a small luxury that brings much joy in my coffee breaks.

I used Technique Tuesday's 'Friends' set for my YOU & ME and those groovy mod stars.  Love this set. This card is mounted on SU black cs and I chose a Fancy Pants grid double-sided paper to place the latte napkin on top.  I peeled the two white layers off and glued it to the Fancy Pants which had been cuttled with the Paisley ef. I cut another top mug, mounted it onto white cs and UTEE'ed finally mounting it on foam squares.  It gives it a nice dimension as well as the texture of the torn napkin.  

I love the way it turned out.  I'll stick a Starbuck's card inside and slip it into the mail this afternoon.  Isn't it wonderful to have traditions with our family and friends that tie us over time to memories?  Sometime those special places are lost...one that just popped into my mind was the Howard Johnsons in the early days of the interstate system...you could pop off the road and get an ice cream cone...seems like they were always in the middle of the road.  Better not get started with my favorite food related memories, but I would love to hear yours'...

4 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow, this card is a true work of art - you do such amazing things with your cards and always seem to take the challenges to the next level!! I love seeing what you do!

My sister lives in Seattle and does NOT drink coffee. Can you imagine!! That's ok, I drink enough for us both. The Korean coffee is very good - every restaurant has little coffee machines (almost like a mini version of the cappuccino machines in US gas stations) The coffee is very strong, and very sweet and in small servings... but it's usually free or very cheap.

My favorite memory of food and friends... when I lived in Virginia every Monday morning my girlfriends and I would meet at IHOP before work for breakfast and talk. It was such an awesome way to start the week off!

Wow, I think that's my longest comment ever!
hugs, Jami

Joan Ervin said...

Hi Susan....I just love your card...the coffee cup is just too cool and the napkin is just perfect!!! I love the smell of coffee but I have never learned to like the taste (hanging head in shame!!) I am a Diet Coke kinda gal!! My favorite food memory goes back to the high school...we used to go to Henry's Hamburgers and get 10 cent burgers and a half pound of fries for 50 cents....awww, those were the days!! Love your blog...lots of awesome stuff here!!!

~amy~ said...

You know me...I love anything and everything that is coffee related...this is absolutely MAGnificent! What a FABulous job you did on the technique challenge...LOVE this a TON!

Juliana said...

I love this! The technique turned out so cute--I love your layout, too!
I remember HoJo's. I loved getting fried clams there and rasberry sherbert for desert!