12/8/10

Listen...stories are gifts

I am sounding the sentiment again, from this years Starbucks 'sleeve'.  Isn't it a fabulous thought?
At no cost but your time to share and listen.  I can't think of a better gift for these times.

This card fits the requirements for several challenges.  Over on the Moxie Fab World

it is all about the All Occasion Card.   Stories are good anytime 
of the year, don't you think?  And one size fits all.  Right now, memories of Christmas past or listening to a beloved elder an how New Years was celebrated.   My youngest son will have stories  to tell after Winter Camp in January.  Entries until Dec 13th.


PaperCraft Star Blog Challenge 24 Green Holidays call was to create a card with a recycled or repurposed item.   The Starbucks sleeve (not my first nor last gingerbread latte of the season, I tell you!!!) was upcycled to an mug of cheer.  I used a scalloped
circle left over from another project to make the handle.  Open    
                                                      until  December 11th.

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 34~Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

was to use snowflakes.  My Brenda Walton Holiday Paper had mod flakes scattered around the stripes and I used the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflake to emboss the upper left edge of my paper. The circles inside the cup are the snowflakes from the Starbucks sleeve.  Closes Dec 13th.


Thanks for stopping by this December day.  And thank you for the gift of your comments.  It's those lil' bits of stories that make me smile.

Be blessed this day and always.

23 comments:

Stella said...

This is the kind of post I love love love to read. Filled to the brim with a lovely story and a stunning card. I can feel the love, effort and time you put into this. And I love it.
Thank you so much for sharing; I love to visit your blog!
Hugs,
Stella

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I am with Stella - I always love coming here too ! And how is it that I haven't become a follower until today, shame on me. I don't think I have ever had a Starbucks gingerbread latte but it sounds wonderful. This is such an incredible card, just like all of them are... Oh yeh, and I am supposed to say thanks for being with us at Papercraft Star, but that just seems so formal !!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I just love this.....wish I had seen it before I visited Starbucks for some Christmas shopping...maybe I could have grabbed some.....not my usual haunt...lol....such a unique and wonderful creation

Emily Keaton said...

What a lovely card! I love how you have been recycling those Starbucks sleeves. This 3D card so way cool. And are those "cookies" I spy behind the shredded paper?? How fun!

Kristina said...

I just love how you used the Starbucks sleeve! To be honest, the last time I was there I grabbed a handful while nobody was looking....LOL
Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Liz said...

Another amazing card!!! Very creative, I LOVE the cup!! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star this week :)
I love coming to see your creations!

Tracy said...

Aren't you clever! Great design and use of the sleeve. Fun! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Emora Designs said...

Okay, this card is too Stinkin' adorable! What a clever idea!! I just love it!! Such a fun card! I am so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star!
Regan

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a darling card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

Fabulous card and a wonderful sentiment .. so true ... thanks for joining us this week at CCCB

Shar said...

What a fun and fabulous card! Love it!

C Stephens said...

Wonderful card and great use of Starbucks! Glad to see your Papercraft Star challenge...keep these fabulous creations coming!

~amy~ said...

absolutely genius...such a wonderful use of the starbucks coffee sleeve....soooo creative and perfect Susan!

Sandy Ang said...

Absolutely creative card ! And your design is so subtle yet effective - the diagonals in the background and the embossing on top.

MariLynn said...

Susan, this is fantastic. You are so creative. I so enjoy seeing what you create! Have a blessed day.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I just LOVE Starbucks. Your card is such a clever idea. Love it! Thanks for playing with us over at Papercraft Star.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful design Susan! love the mug, the sentiment on it - and your 'listen' a perfect addition - the mug is so cute and the embossed snowfall enhances the winter feel of the warm beverage!

Rachel D said...

I like the 3D look of the cup. Clever idea!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is such a clever way to reuse a drink sleeve! Love it!! Thanks for playing with us at Papercraft Star!!

Linda Robinson said...

This is so creative.. I just love it.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

How fun is this?! So creative!
Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB this week!

Nancy said...

This card is just fabulous. What a great reuse of the Starbucks sleeve!

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions All Occasion challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)