Monday, August 24, 2009

Soaring by to say Hi

I now know how Bella feels in New Moon. My local Starbucks has left me and there's a gaping hole in my chest that aches in response. As I drove by today, the sign was being taken down and I had to wrap my arm around my middle to keep myself together. They can take down every trace that the Clinton Starbucks ever existed, but they can't take away my memories. I'll remember the Clinton Starbucks even if there are no outward signs that it ever existed. I will not claw at my Espresso maker or throw Espresso Roast in my resentment. I will keep my cool and drive 2 exits down I-75 to Mary Ann's Starbucks even though it's a booger to get in and out of due to the heavy traffic.


Ok, here's my card I'm taking to the Shoebox Swap this week. I just got this PTI set, Everyday Button Bits, and I love it already. I found an awesome old newspaper scan on Alma's blog. I refer to her as Awesome Alma because her work is awesome.
Gotta love that October Afternoon paper! Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

  1. super cute annie!!!!!!!!

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  2. tears are slowly trickling down my cheeks as I weep with you........
    fare thee well, Starbucks! you will be missed forever......
    I'll go have a frap and think of you! ;)

    now on to the card - precious!! that set is so versatile and on my wish list. you have done a brilliant job with it!

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  3. Such a cute card - I like the stamp set w/ patterned paper in place of the buttons too. I am off to buy the set and a bunch of buttons, LOL!!!

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  4. This is so cute. Love the layout and the color combo. Gotta love the OA paper.

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  5. and you have done it again..... I love it and will be so glad to make it .... i can't wait to use the new set tomorrow night

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  6. This is certainly and "uplifting" card. Sorry for the pun. I do like what you did with and the dimension that you added with the banner and the balloons.

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  7. oh, i am so feeling for you i know just how you AND bella are feeling. girl, i cried and cried when i read that book. i have been that sad before. that sure is a lot of driving for coffee. so sorry for your loss!

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  8. OMG!! i got so upset about your starbucks i totally forgot to tell you how dang cute your card it! i am jealous you have this set and i dont! humpf!

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  9. Sooo sorry about your Starbucks, you have my strongest sympathies. Cute card, I have been seeing lots of balloons lately, they made one on Ace of Cakes this weekend!

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  10. Sorry about your Starbucks Leigh Ann...We don't have them here in South Australia so I can only imagine what you are missing...But I can sympathize...A good coffee fix is always a hard thing to find....We have Gloria Jeans though...ummmmm very vanilla latte...YUM!

    BTW...LOVE your card!
    Xx

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, Annie! If you moved here, you could have a Starbucks everywhere you go - one in each grocery store, one on the corner and the opposite corner (etc)!

    Cute, cute card. I'm thinking I may have to get this set! There you go with your evil temptress ways again...my pocketbook doesn't like you so much!

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  12. Awww, I'm so sorry about your Starbucks, and I hope that the hole in your chest heals quickly : ( I LOVE your card, and I definitely want this set! I love the dp you used for the balloons!

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  13. Love the colors you used on your card...very cheerful. I'm sorry about the Starbucks. The closest Starbucks to me is a 40 minute drive and I can't ever go by without stopping.

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  14. What a great card! I love the colors!! sorry about your starbucks...*sigh*...why do they always have to get rid of the good things we enjoy? we've had a few Dunkin donuts close here.. : (

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  15. HEY! You cased me once? I would LOVE to see the card you made!!!!

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  16. I LOVE this card. I am falling in love with this set. I love that you used patterned paper in place of the buttons. I love buttons, too, but I love that this makes the set even more versatile. The blue background is gorgeous, and I really like how you did the sentiment wavy like that.

    I know Alma had a newspaper clipping on her blog recently. Not sure if this is the exact same one or not.

    And sorry about your favorite coffee shop closing :(

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  17. This is so cute Leigh Ann! Love the way you did the hot air balloons and the sentiment with the button, TOO CUTE!

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  18. Annie.. I couldn't tell you were going through caffeine withdrawal 'cause your card is as beautiful as ever. You do have such a unique and clean style. Run with it!! Hugs, Peggy

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  19. Hi Annie, first of all-thanks so much for the kind comments. Second-I totally feel for ya, my starbucks closed down last month. Third-adorable card!

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  20. Your card is so cute! I love all the patterns! What a cute idea!

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  21. love this card!! your coffee story cracked me up, i for one don't drink coffee....LOL

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  22. This is just adorable!!Love everything about it!

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  23. What a beautiful and creativ card! I like the way you have used the circles. =)

    Greetings from Norway
    -Anne-

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