Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Keep Calm

I've been in kind of a funk lately and have just felt like crying!  I don't know if it's this dreary weather we have been having or what. I just have just felt blah.  I am not one who likes to share my feelings with others, so today I wanted to make a card to express how I feel.  I combined the sketch from retro sketches with the color combo from colourQ
The colors have a halloween feel to them, which to me was fitting for my card because halloween is a dreary time of year in my opinion!  This sketch is so cute and I will definitely be using it again.  I feel I didn't do it justice with my "sad day" card. :) 
Looking at this card when it was all finished actually helped me to feel a little bit better!  The colors are pretty bright and cheery and the sentiment made me realize that it's okay to cry sometimes.  It's the "keep calm" part that I sometimes struggle with. :)  Luckily I have cardmaking to get me out of these funks!  It is so nice to have a hobby like this where you can do whatever you want to do without being judged by others.  Ahhhh, I feel better already!
Stamp Sets: Carry On (hostess), Summer Silhouettes
Cardstock: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile (retired)
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Baker's Twine (available in the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit in the Holiday Catalog only), Dimensionals


  1. I'm so glad that our challenge helped you with a little "feel better" therapy. I love the way you used these colors and the sentiment is definitely one that can cheer somebody up! Thanks for sharing with us at colourQ!

  2. I love the way you used the twine on this. Love the little umbrella - so fitting with that fabulous sentiment.

  3. Well, I love it! Great take on the RetroSketch - Thanks so much for playing with us!