Monday, March 23, 2009

keep calm and carry on

happy monday blog friends!
today i have an exciting announcement to happily share with you all. 
my friend dani , some of you know her the inspirational "danisoul" on flickr,  well this wonder woman of creativity and inspiration has a new item in her shop, Rubber Soul
many of you may already be familiar with the popular poster
"KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON"
the story behind the design originates from a propaganda poster printed by the British Government's Ministry of Information in the spring of 1939.  UK book shop owners Stuart and Mary Manley discovered the poster at the bottom of an old box of books and redefined the art that you see these days.   now on to today.   Dani and Rubber Soul are eager to share that they  acquired the blessing and art from the Manley's  and have manufactured them into 2 variations as a stamp.   as dani says, "Stamp cards, your bills, envelopes, memos, your bicycle….it’s all good."  :)

 please join me in clicking on over today and  grabbing one of these great new stamps for yourself or as a gift, and join in this great attitude of mind.   while you are there you may also want to check out some of these great items offered at Rubber Soul,  not just stamps!!!  interactive books like, "Wreck this Journal", "How to be an Explorer of the World", and just saw this must have for my little boy, " Pirate's Log ", great gifts like crafty peace crane kits, and of course all the stamping supplies you big heart desires. 
and as the stamp says...
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
good message for any day, but especially mondays.  
XO!

16 comments:

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

So THAT'S the story behind the poster. I keep seeing it everywhere!!! Have a wonderful Monday.

Blessings,
6 o'clock

p.s. If you have any suggestions for the Spring Swap, I'd love to hear them!

Sandra - My Inspired Heart said...

love the story behind the poster! and i really love the stamp! thanks for sharing :)

happy monday!

c said...

I've been wanting to buy one of those posters for quite a while, but now that my husband doesn't have a job, we're planning a move, and I just found out I'm pregnant...it seems like the perfect time for it, lol.

Hijiri said...

wooooo, this is so great! I love stamps and I do have the poster, too, thank you for sharing!!

Char said...

I never knew the story behind that saying before...very cool.

triplej said...

Brilliant!! Aren't the stamps just the best, Dani has done an awesome job! Its so lovely that you have featured them.

daniela said...

what a wonderful post kristin! thank you for the awesome support and good juju. you are my monday flare! xo

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I will check her out - thanks!

sunmamma said...

Wonderful message!!! Love the stamp!

Anonymous said...

i love that this is traveling around the web...i can't wait to get my stamps! this is just the best idea for stamps EVER!!!!

and you know if dani created this it's of the highest quality..

sazzy

vintagechica said...

Aaack! I love the posters, but stamps are even better. So cool!

Emom said...

I wanted to let you know that I linked to your blog today with a "lemonade award" for showing great blogging attitude! Stop by and claim your prize.

Lyneen said...

YEAH the word it out... I LOVE MY STAMPS!!!!!

fishgirl said...

Kristin,
I found your blog thru Simply Blogged's blogroll. I live in Stonington on Deer Isle for 6 months of the year. Are you near there? Come up to visit and see my art studio! I love your blog.
Katy
http://fengshuibyfishgirl.com (my bizness)
http://www.katyallgeyer.com (art studio)

kristin said...

katy wow! i will take you up on that invite! off to google how far you are.

jessica said...

Its an amazing blog..
thanks for sharing this information....
cheer
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Jessica
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