Sunday, 23 October 2011

Keep Calm

We're taking a deep breath here today; and trying to stay calm ahead of a week of birthdays. We are celebrating a 40th and an 80th in the family, within days of each other. That's pretty special. There is a lot of cake baking, present shaking and photo taking planned..

With grateful thanks to Carmen wh sent me this poster many months ago, but hasn't yet seen it framed

..but of course that means little time for layout making. I pass this poster every time I make my way upstairs to create. It's on our third floor landing, and even though the slogan isn't so new anymore, I'll never tire of its urging me up the final flight of stairs to my desk.

But I've been thinking...that slogan. Fancy thinking of a new one? There are lots of examples floating round Pinterest - do you have a favourite? It can be silly or sensible, as daft as you like (Keep Calm and Cut Cabbages, for example. Now that's daft, but I like it). I'll offer a suitably patriotic prize for the one I like the most..

Have a wonderful Sunday. We are off to party..


37 comments:

  1. I've been buying the mugs - have a cupcake one which says keep calm and carry on baking and a handbag one that says keep calm and carry on shopping. Both very apt in my case. The original is in my scrap room :0)
    Enjoy all the celebrations x

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  2. Keep Calm and Carry On Smiling. saya it all for me really, but I love all the daft ones as well, I hadn't seen the cut cabbages one :)

    Wow, what milestones to celebrate this week. Enjoy x

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  3. Hope all those activities are lovely! and I'll be slogan-contemplating as I aid my Mum and Dad in cushion-making, lemon-cake baking and interest-in-rugby-final-faking! :)

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  4. How about 'keep calm and play with pretty paper'. Fitting for many craft rooms I should think!

    Sounds like you have a very busy week ahead, I hope it's a wonderful one! x

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  5. I didn't think of this myself, but one of my favourites from last year is, "Keep Calm and Scary On"
    http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com/2010/10/free-keep-calm-and-scary-on-printable.html
    Quite appropriate with Halloween coming up!

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  6. My favourite of the ones I've seen is: http://pinterest.com/pin/291435463/ Grab a Shovel and kill zombies :D But while trying to find the link just now I spotted this one which is rather fabulous too... http://pinterest.com/pin/54113632992196861/

    Thank you for showing me the poster. It looks amazing in that frame. I'm so glad you see it every day like that!

    p.s why ever would you not ask to win the tool tote? You are going into the draw so there *razzberries*

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  7. Lately what would make me smile would be "Keep Calm and Take A Nap" - that's about what would work!

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  8. ooh happy birthdays! plenty of time - and subject matter - for layouts afterwards.
    My wedding one, placed on the dessert table, read 'Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake'. One of my friends loved it, so I told him he could make his own. I suggested a 'Keep Calm and Marry Dom' one for a potential marriage proposal of his own!

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  9. Actually, I am working on my very own, which you'll see in a blog post shortly.

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  10. Hope you enjoy the parties.

    Stay Calm and Eat Chocolate, of course. Or maybe it should be Eat Chocolate and Stay Calm! :>)

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  11. It sounds like celebrations all round. Hope everyone concerned is looking forward to a great time.

    One of the most unusual I've seen is 'Keep Calm and do The Hustle' but I like 'Keep Calm and Cast On'. As a knitter I think you can appreciate that one :)

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  12. Enjoy the parties - at the moment the mere thought of them or a third floor landing, makes me weak with exhaustion, not even the temptation of cake helps. :)

    The two phrases on walls around here - well the first is at my parents "I'm a Quaker, in case of emergencies please keep Quiet" and "Where's there's tea there's Hope" for Wookie.

    Hmm - might ask the crowd downstairs for suggestions.

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  13. inspiration struck, as usual, on my walk by the water

    Keep calm and capture the memory

    happy birthday celebrating

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  14. Ooh big birthdays:) Apart from Keep calm and create one of my fav quotes is 'you can't cross the ocean by simply looking out to sea'.

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  15. Do enjoy the partying Sian...maybe that would work?....'KEEP CALM AND PARTY ON'

    Alison xx

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  16. My SIL has the gold one in her kitchen. I think I'd go for Keep Calm and Craft on or Keep calm and scrap on. IA little obvious, but it's getting late and I need to go pack.

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  17. we celebrated my dad's 60th yesterday and my mums next month...enjoy your celebrations!

    For the Kitchen....thinking of your last post....it would have to be Keep calm and eat trees not peas!!!

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  18. Have a wonderful time...
    Keep Calm and Celebrate!

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  19. Well there are plenty of great suggestions here and I will have to ponder this for a bit!
    I hope the party was lots of fun!

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  20. I've been thinking of alternatives too ... I'll have to get back to you when I manage a good one ... if I manage a good one!

    Hope the party went well, what a big week!

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  21. Wow do not envy you the busy week I am using half term to recharge although the kids have obviously decided that does not include lie-ins!
    For some reason I always think of swans when I see the Keep Calm slogan so mine would be Keep Calm on the surface and paddle like mad underneath lol

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  22. Happy Birthdays to one and all. Enjoy your celebrations. On my desk in my loft office I have a coaster that says "Keep Calm and Drink Tea" - nearly always appropriate for most situations I find. However one that sprang to mind for you was Keep Calm and Tell Your Story! Have a great week.

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  23. This is one of my favorites and I have a set of memo notes in a lovely red box on my desk. For the photographer, "Keep Calm and Snap On."

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  24. Happy birthday to the birthday ones! :)

    For me, I like 'Sleep Calm and Sleep On', especially in the half term week... How about 'Keep Yarn and Knit On' for the knitter in you? xx

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  25. Wow, lots of suggestions here and I haven't read them all so I will just post one or two of my favourites:

    Keep Calm and Find Yourself a Mr Darcy (http://pinterest.com/pin/163716221/) *sigh*

    I know I saw one with Keep Calm and Eat Nutella which I thought was pretty darn cool although I would need to change it to "Keep Calm and Eat Dairy Milk"

    and for the British in me "Keep Calm and Drink a Cuppa"

    and just for fun what about this one http://pinterest.com/pin/271103113/

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  26. actually this one made me laugh out loud

    Keep Calm Harry is Still Single (http://pinterest.com/pin/375102002/) complete with Union Jack!

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  27. What a wonderful week of milestone birthdays, I hope you'll share the pics. My suggestion may only work for me but it is definitely my motto...Stay Calm and Be Glorious!

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  28. Have a wonderful week of celebrations Sian.
    I like to Keep Calm and Cook and when that's done
    I like to Keep Calm and Carry on Photoshopping. x

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  29. We also have a couple of birthdays this week but not as significant (2 and 57). Hope you have a great week xx

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  30. Sounds like a fun week of celebration ahead. My favourite is "Keep Calm and Knit on".

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  31. My favourite has to be keep calm and just go shopping. Have fun with all your celebrations x

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  32. Happy Days to those who are celebrating.

    My favourite is "Keep Calm and Have a Cuppa" ... is there a problem that a cup of tea cannot solve?

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  33. At the moment an appropriate one for me would be "Keep Calm and Finish this BLOODY degree!". Perhaps more universal though would be "Keep Calm and Find Laughter in the Little Things". Me and my housemates have recently started writing funny ditties on post it notes for the fridge, they brighten up my day every time I get the milk out for a cuppa :) Amy xXx

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  34. Keep calm and drink tea. that's mine

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  35. At the moment for me it's 'keep calm and create christmas'.....I might need to put that on my blog!!!

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  36. My one is Keep Calm and stoke a kitten, but perhaps it ought to be the other way round, Stroke a Kitten and Keep Calm
    I did do a poster (on my blog)

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  37. I knew, of course, that your house was high, but I had no idea it was, what?, four stories? So, you get a bit of an aerobic workout every time you head up to your creative lair. You definitely have to make sure you have everything you want/need before you go up all those stairs because it would be a real bummer to have go up and down them any more than absolutely necessary.

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