SEPTEMBER NEWS

1. PAPER PUMPKIN is half price for a few more days. You have until Sept 9th to order Paper Pumpkin and only pay $9.95 for your September and October kits.

2. BIG SHOT Special! BUY A BIG SHOT AND GET A DIE SET UP TO $50 FREE. ALSO, STAMP AND DIE BUNDLES 15% OFF THIS MONTH

3. REMEMBER TO USE THE HOSTESS CODE WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER: BBARYB77 This entitles you to a chance to win the HOSTESS DOLLARS OF ALL MY ORDERS IN SEPTEMBER to spend towards FREE MERCHANDISE. Also I will send you a special free gift for ordering this month to kick off the new HOLIDAY CATALOG

Saturday, September 1

MAY WE ALL "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON"

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WONDERFUL HOSTESS SET YET?  I AM SMITTEN WITH IT.  I HAD READ ABOUT THESE POSTERS THAT KING EDWARD FROM ENGLAND HAD PRINTED OUT TO ENCOURAGE THE BRITISH PEOPLE DURING WWII.  IT SPEAKS VOLUMES WITH JUST A FEW WORDS, I BELIEVE:  "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON."  I THINK THIS SHOWS HE WAS A VERY WISE KING INDEED.

THERE ARE MANY TIMES IN OUR LIVES THAT WE CANNOT CHANGE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WE ARE EXPERIENCING, BUT WE CAN STRIVE TO KEEP OUR INNER PEACE AND "CARRY ON".  RIGHT NOW THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FLOODED HOMES FROM HURRICANE ISAAC AND THE FLOODING RAINS OF THE REMAINING TROPICAL PORTION OF THAT STORM ARE EXPERIENCING HARD TIMES.  THE ONLY THING THAT WILL HELP THEM IS TO KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.  PART OF KEEPING MY INNER PEACE OR KEEPING CALM IS PRAYER.


 I CREATED THIS CARD IN VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK WITH MIDNIGHT MUSE LAYERS.


 I USED INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER FOR THE DECORATIVE LAYER BEHIND MY SENTIMENT.  I LOVE THE COLORS USED ON THIS DSP AND PLAYED IT UP WITH MY STAMPED CROWNS AND THE NARROW RIBBON.  NOTICE AN ADDITIONAL FOLDS OF RIBBON ON THE RIGHT SIDE UNDER THE FIRST CROWN?  I THINK THAT LITTLE EXTRA TOUCH REALLY MAKES THIS CARD SPECIAL.


THE CROWNS FROM THIS SAME STAMP SET ARE STAMPED WITH CAJUN CRAZE, SUMMER STARFRUIT AND LUCKY LIMEADE INKS.  THE CROWNS AND THE SENTIMENT ARE ATTACHED WITH STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS.

I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED MY CARD.  I MADE SEVERAL OTHERS BEFORE I DECIDED I LIKED THIS LAYOUT THE BEST.  I SAW SOMETHING SIMILAR SEVERAL MONTHS AGO ON MARY FISH'S BLOG (HEY MARY!) BUT HAD TO CHANGE IT UP BECAUSE I AM NOT AS SEASONED A STAMPER AS MARY IS AND I COULD NOT MAKE IT WORK LIKE SHE DID.  SO THIS IS HER IDEA WITH MY CHANGES AND FLAIR.  HOPE YOU LIKE IT.

WON'T YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT TO LET ME KNOW YOUR IDEAS ON THIS CARD?  I SO APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS.

HERE'S TO CREATIVITY Y'ALL!!

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