Wednesday, March 23, 2011

keep calm and drink java...

Hello!

I've been having such a fun and r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g week....more on that in a smidge...I wanted to share a card with you:


Jolly by Golly!

I haven't played with my Jolly by Golly in a long time....now how fun is this?!  See that green thread?  My vintage green thread that just so happened to snap on me and scared me to smithereens.....good grief!  You can't really tell by the pic but the steam from the journaling spot has Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds on it:)

I was inspired by Allison's sketch over at the fabbie Jingle Belles Challenge blog!


Love her whimsical sketch..I actually pondered it for awhile...but knew that if I just jumped in, things would fall into place...I knew that my Cosmo Cricket goods would work for me:)

Speaking of the fabbie Allison...did you happen to catch her blog post about Word Verification & Comment Windows?   I ask that you just pop over and read about it...especially if you perhaps use Word Verification on your blog...

**chit chat**

Oh yes, you'll be seeing a ton of these Keep Calm images...


a big shout out to Linby that directed me to the fab site:)

I've been so happy to catch up on my sleep this week...I have the week off and start my new job on Monday...soooo excited for the change!!!!

52 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Amy!!! Love the happy colors! :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  2. oooh... happy happy colours! :) Love coffee! HAHA :)

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  3. fun card! so glad you're having a relaxing week

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  4. What a fun card!! Love this one and the sentiment too!

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  5. Darling! I love the keep calm sentiments! I happen to be having some java right now, and it won't be my last cup of the day either! ha!

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  6. another sweet Christmas card. love the sentiments, layout and the image is perfect! happy hump day!

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  7. Such a lovely fun card. Makes me smile and warm in the heart.. hmm smells lovely coffee hehehe

    Love the card :D

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  8. Adorable! Love your sentiment! I just love those Keep On sayings... :-)

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  9. All the best with your new job Amy. Know what you mean about verification and moderation. I've never turned on them on and after 2000 comments on my blog have never had a problem.

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  10. Uh-oh, you've got me thinking of snowy days and Christmas presents around the fireplace while sipping my coffee! :) Super cute card though and a great way to use up that Christmas paper.

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  11. Wonderful card and it did fall right into place. I think that is the best way to approach a card sketch.
    Keep enjoying your time off and hopefully you are having nicer weather than us.

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  12. Wow...you're so creative,Amy! ahh...me to...love coffee java too :)

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  13. Too cute Amy! Love that paper, so bright and fun!

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  14. ooooh! OOH♥OOH♥OOOOOOH! that's brilliant: awesome papers, hilarious sentiment, totally cool version of allison's sketch! i think you should send this one to SANTA...b/c that is probably his strategy on xmas eve... calm + coffee...definitely gonna need both on THAT trip, eh??! ♥♥♥

    (ps: SO with ya re WV...i actually LIKE comments to open in a (small separate) window tho... so i can see the post AND navigate back and forth w/o losing what i'm writing. do you think they really slow folks down tho?)

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  15. A great take on the sketch, Amy! Enjoy your relaxing moment until you start your new job on Monday! :)

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  16. Love that fun little row of coffee cups. Adorable. :)

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  17. New job? Have fun this week and good luck next :>)
    Cute card too - so colorful and festive!

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  18. Love this layout girl! The music background paper is so cute. Makes me want a cup of cocoa!

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  19. what a fabulous card, amy! love it so much! great take on the sketch. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week off. *hugs* steph :)

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  20. Super cute, the papers are some of my faves. Fun!

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE the cute card... and I just read the article and made some switches on my blog.. I think I did it right!!! thanks!!!

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  22. OMG, anything with java on it is going to get my attention and vote, but you went beyond with this!!! Stinkin love it, you're probably getting sick of hearing that. Absolutely love the background, the papers, the sewing, it's just cheerful!! Amen to Allison's post -- I've been dealing with that for months, emailing bloggers and asking them to change those pop-up word verification settings, which put the onus on the commenters!!! to prove we're not a spammer, instead of using comment moderation. Did you happen to catch my briefly public post yesterday regarding a request I made of GinaK's blog? Ya, that didn't go over well.

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  23. So cute Amy! Love the CC PP you used!

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  24. love these happy colors! reminds me--- i need to get some caffeine in me! :)

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  25. This is AWESOME Amy! I love love love love that sentiment and all the coffee mugs!! CUTE!! And I used to have my comment leaving really simple... but then had a nasty comment from an ANONYMOUS peep... (dang coward...)anywho... I had to block anonymous commenters... i hope that's not slowing anyone down.... but I quit word verify awhile ago :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  26. I'm excited for you as well. Take lots of rest and enjoy your time off!

    This card is something I could use at the moment. Love it!!!

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  27. Loves it esp. with some ol' Cosmo Cricket. I need to keep calm and have a valium right now (is that one?). Ave had me running this AM at the hospital...what a piece of work that girl is! Ciao for now!

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  28. What a gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  29. Fun java card Amy! good luck with your new job! how nice to have a week off before starting!

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  30. Good luck in your new job Amy. I love this card-I see the keep calm is featuring on your cards now! glad you are enjoying the link and thanks for the shout out.
    Linbyx

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  31. by golly this is such a jolly card! :) little play on words for you my friend! lol

    AMEN to the WV info!!!

    how fun of Linby to send the link......off to check it out now :)

    oh still working on using "reader" ;)

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  32. I wish I could have some java, Amy! Alas, I do not sleep anyway, so why would I need some? I love your card, and am so glad you have a week to relax before starting your new adventure(job). Every job is a new adventure, right? Have fun this week, you deserve it!

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  33. Amy, I recently purchased a Singer Pixie sewing machine. It worked great at first as I practiced, but then it became too much trouble. The store gave me a brand new one, but it was difficult as well. I have a store credit, and I may purchase something different. Any suggestions? I really want to sew on my cards! Your sewing is perfect! Cute card, as ever :)

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  34. Hey Amy...chickadee...I love the card too cute and HAPPY FABBIE colors.....ooo nice having a break... exciting eh... hugs...xoxo

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  35. LOVE the Java... card that is! This is sooooo cute!
    Have a Happy Day!

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  36. Oh no, well, you know where I just spent the last thirty minutes (hint: it involved keeping calm and loving a corgi)!

    I love those fun lettering stickers you used!

    Good luck in your new venture next week!

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  37. I'm lovin' your card and I'm in awe of the number of comments. You sure have a dedicated following. They must know a good thing when they see it.

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  38. Super cute card! Love your take on the keep calm trend.

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  39. Love those fun little tab letters ... and that glittery steam ... thanks again for joining our jingle belles fun.

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  40. What a cute, and unique holiday card!

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  41. I so love this card very pretty!

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  42. WOO HOO for a week of relaxation before a new job! It is obviously doing your mojo wonders, because this is awesome!

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  43. What a beautiful card. I love the patterned paper and stitching. Good luck with your new job.

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  44. Love this! A sentiment after my own heart ♥ :) I turned off WV a short while back, but I like having the little window, too. I find it helpful. And...I did try to turn it off ONCE! It jacked up my blog. Bad. Won't do THAT again. :(

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  45. LOVE this card, Amy! The sentiment is fantastic, and I may have to lift it, if you don't mind! ;) Especially since I am a "whole pot per morning" coffee drinker! I love all your paper choices too... love that CC line!

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  46. fab take on the sketch! love the mix of patterns. super card, Amy!

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  47. such a great take on the sketch using those CC papers - love it

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Cheers,
~amy~