Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On!

Hellooooooo there!  I know it's been quiet on my blog...hope you all are doing well!  I am still here, but busy as ever (or as usual?!).  I was so excited to have a little bit of time to play with my stamping stuff.  You wanna see what I came up with? I have to say, being out of practice with stamping is kind of like not having worked out in a long time for me...I'm actually guilty of both at the moment!  But the analogy is, when I don't run in a long time, the first time back is always so much harder!  So today, it took me quite a while to come up with an idea, even though I had all kinds of new goodies at my fingertips.  Here's the card I created...

I decided to use the new Hostess set called Carry On, which I just LOVE.  The sentiment is one that I'm sure you've seen - it actually originated as a saying on a poster by the UK government back in the 1930s.  This said poster was rediscovered in 2000 and so the saying has been reproduced by various companies.  So, all was fine and good until something had come up that caused the hostess set to be unavailable. Thankfully, somehow, things got sorted out so Stampin'Up! has made the hostess set available again!  WooHoo!  Now, here's a look at the card in an upright position:
I got to use a lot of fun goodies - even a sneak peek from the Holiday Mini catalog - can you guess what that might be?  It's the Windows Framelit that I used for the sentiment and the matted border!  And, I also have to say that I am really digging the Paper-Piercing Pak that has the templates to do a pierced border for all the sizes of the Windows Framelits in addition to templates for the Labels and Holiday Oranaments Framelits, too!  With the origin of the phrase being from the UK, I couldn't resist using the retired crown charm - it just seemed so fitting. Hope you like it! Here's the recipe for you:

{Keep Calm and Carry On}
*Stamp Set: Carry On
*Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, International Bazaar DSP
*Inks: Rich Razzleberry
*Accessories: Windows Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Paper Piercing Pak, Hemp Twine, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Stiched Ribbon, crown trinket {retired}, dimensionals, Snail adhesive

Thanks for popping by!  I appreciate the visit.  Have a great one!


Natka said...

Hi Rose! The card is beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Love the card...such fun colors!

Norma said...

Hey girl!! Yay so glad to see you playing with your goodies:) OK, I now have to look at that DSP. I love the color combo and the added touch with the charm:) Yay!

Helen F. said...

Rose, this card is amazing! Love the sentiment and these colors together.
Happy you had a little time to craft again :)

Sam said...

This may have taken a while to come up with Rose, but it is totally gorgeous! Well done :-)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice your choice of regal colours.