Saturday, July 26, 2008

Goodbye, Shawn

Shawn is a Starbucks partner/friend who is transferring to another store in the neighborhood where she lives, and I wanted to pass a card among my co-workers, since some will not see her before her last day. What better way to commemorate her time than with a coffee cup card!

The original design template for this card came from Amy Voida, who sent me this card to congratulate me on my new job at Starbucks. It's hard to believe that I'll celebrate 1 year there in about 5 weeks.

This monster from Starving Artistamps is called Zot, but I prefer Coffee Zombie. The color combination inspiration came from the DSW bag that I toted my new sandals home in yesterday. Elegant Eggplant and Gable Green are the colors of card stock, but Coffee Zombie is colored with Green Galore, which is just a tinge darker and seemed more "monstery." I stamped the image twice so that I could pop up the coffee cup and his eyes (don't you love the Lavender Lace bags he's sportin'?).
I also stamped CZ in LL on the Whisper White card stock and colored it in so that he would have a proper shadow. Stamp-A-Ma-Jig strikes again! Click on the photo to view more details. (The secondary shadow in front of the image is photographer's error. Please disregard.)

The stamp that wraps around the card is from a retired Hostess Level 1 set called Riveting, which was from the Fall-Winter 2006-2007 catalog. I had it my pile to sell, but now I'm rethinking that decision!

Sorry I've been so quiet this week. Lots on my mind, and I'll reveal what it has been early next month. This coming week, I'm leaving Wednesday to travel to Salt Lake City for the SU! Convention. I'm getting more and more excited, although I really don't care for air travel. I'm going to be sharing what I see and hear HERE while I'm THERE, so check back starting Thursday!

I need to go and make a thank you card for the maid who will be servicing my room while I'm at the hotel. These gals are usually unseen during our stays, and it struck me that they do so much that deserves to be recognized and appreciated. Who do you know who does something without expecting acknowledgment who needs to be told they're valued by you? Have a good rest of the weekend...


sandra said...

as usual you have a lot of kind thoughts for people that we don't think about to thank that much, but they deserve it.
have fun in Seattle (hopefully it won't rain too much...)

Ida said...

Hi Jenn, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. It's always nice to find other "believers" out there in the stamping world. - Love your coffee card for your coworker. I like (Coffee Zombie) too! God Bless

Lydia said...

Oh my GOSH!!! This is ADORABLE!!!

And you are so sweet - I might copy your idea!!

I hate flying too girl. But I'll pray for safe travel and I can't wait to see you!!!