Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Keep Calm and Blog On

Howdy folks and welcome to the Club Scrap February Blog Hop featuring the London Calling kit!
If you came from Tiare's Blog you are following along perfectly.  If you'd like to check out a full list of today's bloggers please visit Club Scrap!

So remember last month when I made something awesome?  Well this month that didn't happen.  In fact it was all I could do to crank out this post today.  You see everything was going great, we had just returned from a week of vacation (oh how I wish I was there now!)


See how pretty and warm it was?  Well we then came home to an ice storm.  This below is just one of about 10 areas just on our street!


Seriously folks, power is very under-rated.  So we finally got power back last week and finally got stable internet up yesterday.  So for the last week and a half things have been a little crazy.  And Cold.  So I felt it was appropriate to make this card.

 
It was easy peasy.  I found a website where I could generate my own "Keep Calm" printable here.  I have three different family members moving in the next couple weeks and I thought the little house with the "Move On" was appropriate.  The whole idea was actually my mom's as I was frantic in the 11th hour to come up with something, anything for the hop today.  (Thanks Mom for bailing me out.)  I just printed out 3 of them and slapped them together with the awesome Greetings to Go set.  You could also use the unmounted stamp included with the kit to make your own "Keep Calm" saying.

AJ approves of the work.  I stamped this cute saying from the In The Neighborhood Um stamp set on the inside.
So I know it's not an amazing spectacular project like the rest you will hop to today but it was as good as it got with all the craziness going on. 

In closing I did a little research and did you know that the original Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster released for WWII by the British Government Propaganda Department?  There were a total of three different poster themes but this one actually wasn't widely distributed.  Most all the posters were gathered and reduced to pulp at the end of the war in 1945.   A bookseller stumbled on a copy in 2005 and it's popularity has skyrocketed since.

So if you are having a crazy week, month or even year so far just remember...

Now feel free to "Carry On" to your next stop on the hop Inkstains with Roni!


20 comments:

  1. Loving the keep calm printables! Great use for all occasions.

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  2. Super use of the printed panels. Glad you have power and interweb back.

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  3. thanks for the printables. sometimes (usually) I find that the best time to create is when I'm under tons of stress and the deadline is right around the corner...

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  4. Terrific card with an excellent back story. Your blogs are always a fantastic read. And with two wonderful assistants this month (your awesome mom and AJ), you're bound to be successful. Thanks for hopping in spite of everything going on!

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  5. As always Janet, you never fail to disappoint me with your humor, you rock! AJ is so helpful and these cards are fantastic.

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  6. Love the cards and AJ is right!

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  7. First, I totally believe in cats and moms as fabulous helpers; I don't know where I"d be without them.
    I think the vacation feeling is holding on pretty well... those cards have an excellent beachy feel to them, with the color choice for the Keep Calm printable. And thanks for the site recommendation!

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  8. Love the cards! Great idea for all the keep calm fans. Thank you for the site! Stay warm and be careful!

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  9. Love the card! Glad your power is back on. Needed to see this phrase because coffee pot started leaking and only one of us got coffee this morning...it wasn't me. lol. I will keep calm and move on...

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  10. I love the card, the back story and the history lesson. Thanks for sharin!

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  11. So glad you enjoyed your wonderful vacation and stay warm, thanks for the trivia on the Keep Calm posters, I love information like that.

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  12. Your cards turned out awesome Janet! Glad you had a nice warm vacation. As always your post brought a smile to my face.

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  13. Wow great card! Glad you had such a nice vacation. AJ is still as cute as ever!

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  14. Oh Janet, you are so darn awesome every month! Thanks for the history lesson and site recommendation, your card is great, thank you for taking the time to share with us.

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  15. Wonderful trivia on Keep Calm!

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  16. I'm going to have to send the link to your site recommendation to my niece! She'll love that you can change up the sentiment! Funny read Janet!

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  17. Love the history lesson! Definite added bonus!

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  18. Thanks for sharing - glad you all have heat again. Perhaps AJ needs his own card - "Keep Calm and Purr On"? I think my Ed and Blackie would like that.

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